figure skate suggestions for novice
February 10, 2015 2:20 PM   Subscribe

Anyone have recommendations for what kind of skates a beginning adult figure skater might purchase?
posted by city_park to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Go to Play It Again Sports and buy gently used. Get them sharpened at the skate center where you're taking lessons.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 2:28 PM on February 10, 2015


Are you currently taking lessons? Is there a pro shop at your rink? If there is, try there, and also ask an instructor where to go for skates.

Some people's feet fit better in Riedells, some in Jacksons. I've been taking lessons for a couple of years and my Jackson Mystiques are still serving me well. This page lists the best-known skate brands and what level of skater wears them. Break-in can be unpleasant, so ask if they'll do heat-molding or anything else to ease break-in.
posted by mogget at 2:36 PM on February 10, 2015


Also, once you get hooked on skating, this is a good forum for advice and whatnot. There are also private groups on Facebook for adult figure skaters.
posted by mogget at 2:38 PM on February 10, 2015


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