Should I buy my own ice skates for casual weekly lessons?
July 30, 2010 2:47 AM Subscribe
I've recently started ice skating lessons, and I'd like to continue taking lessons for a while. How long can I hold out in rental skates for lessons before I need
to buy my own?
posted by Eumachia L F to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
One of the more advanced students suggested I could wait until Level 4 (on the Skate UK 10-Level system) before it was really necessary, which would not be for at least 6 months or so. Can I wait that long? Will I be holding back my progress in those blocky rental skates that don't really fit all that well? Could they hurt my feet over time? I do want my own skates, but I'd want to get a good pair that won't fall apart quickly. I'm having trouble justifying the expense for a casual, once-or-twice-a-week-at-most kind of hobby.