Getting your skates sharpened is part of the routine for ice skaters. And it is an important part as if it’s not taken care of properly and on-time, it can have a negative impact on your skating or even worst, lead to an injury. Read more “Sharpening figure skates: 3 most important things skaters need to know”
Alena Kostornaia is one of the most talented figure skaters from Eteri Tutberidze’s group. Kostornaia’s teammates Alexandra Trusova and Anna Shcherbakova already performed the four-revolution jumps in competitions. For example, most recently, Trusova landed four quadruple jumps in the long program at 2019 Japan Open.
We haven’t seen Kostornaia’s quads yet, but we do know that she is capable of landing a triple axel. Below, we will take a closer look and analyze Alena’s 3A technique. Read more “Alena Kostornaia 3A and quad jumps analysis”
The 15-year old Russian phenomenon Alexandra Trusova is one of the favorites to win all major competitions of the 2019/2020 season. At Japan Open 2019, early in the season, Trusova landed four quadruple jumps in one program while getting a whooping score of 160.53 points for her free skate at the Japanese event. Read more “Is Alexandra Trusova unbeatable with 4 quads in her free skate?”
Are you thinking of taking your baby to the ice rink for the very first time? In this case, you might be looking for some tips and suggestions on how to teach your children to ice skate or maybe you are concerned if they should even try skating at all (for example, if they are too little). Read more “How to teach a toddler to ice skate?”
A lot of people that are just getting into the ice skating are wondering how often should they skate and practice on and off the ice. This is a common question asked by the beginners and entry-level skaters.
Well, the answer to this question will mostly depend on your goals and what you would want to achieve in skating or if you want to figure skate competitively. Read more “How often should you practice ice skating?”
This article is written for parents whose children are taking their first steps in the figure skating world and for everyone else that is looking for tips on which figure skates they should get.
Here, you’ll find detailed information about the most popular figure skating boots and blades, how to choose the right size when buying ice skates and what are the best skates for toddlers, adult beginners, and competitive/professional figure skaters. Read more “The Essential Guide on How to Choose Figure Skates, Boots & Blades”
This is a question I hear people ask all the time: “is it too late for me to start figure skating”?
Here, I would like to answer this question and share my opinion on this topic. Read more “Is it too late to start figure skating at 13-18 years?”
This might seem like an odd and not exactly the correct question but a lot of parents ask what is the best age for kids to start ice skating.
First of all, I have to point out that in general, I believe it’s never too late to learn how to ice skate if you do it for fun. You can start at 10, 13, 16 years old or even later and still succeed/be able to learn some figure skating tricks. Not everyone ice skates with the mindset to be going to the Olympics and there are a lot of skaters that simply enjoy being on the ice, have a passion for the sport and set more of personal goals within their reach. Read more “What is the best age to start figure skating lessons?”