Skates / Equipment / Dresses

Skate Sharpening: 

Scott McGinlay
Located in Terrace
250-615-1640
Call or text for appointment.
General skate sharpening.

North Edge Ice Sports:
Located in Prince George
778-415-0044
Call for appointment.
Figure Skate sharpening specialist & Coach

Koops’ Bike Shop
Located in Prince George
250-563-4828
Years of figure skate sharpening experience.

Cyclone Taylor:
Located in Vancouver
604-264-9261
Figure Skate sharpening specialist

Sparky’s Edge
Located in Kitimat
250-632-4468
General skate sharpening

All Seasons Source for Sports
Located in Terrace
250-635-2982
General skate sharpening for Can Skate or hockey skates.


Helmet headbands to help prevent concussions. Order online:
 http://icesafety.ca/index.php?route=common/home


Equipment MUST have’s for figure skaters:

Click Here > Equipment MUST HAVE’s for figure skating programs

See ‘Figure Skating Member Info > Pre-Junior Info’ for photos of needed equipment for figure skating.


Figure skate purchasing:

Always speak to your coach before purchasing new skates.

North Edge Ice Sports (Prince George).

Cyclone Taylor (Vancouver).

All Seasons Source for Sports (Terrace):  Ask for staff with experience fitting skates for Pre-Junior to Figure Skating levels.

 YOUR BLADES are very important, make sure you ask your coach what type of blade your skater should have.

Brands of Figure Skates:

SP Teri

Riedell

Gam 

Edea

Risport

Graf

Jackson

Each brand has multiple levels of strengths of skating boots – Speak to a Figure Skating Specialist to get the right strength for your skaters height, weight and ability. 


Tot & CanSkate skate purchasing:

Canadian Tire-Terrace (has a selection of beginner skates for Tot Skaters & new Can Skaters)

All Seasons Source for Sports – Terrace

Sportcheck-Terrace

Skaters in Tot / Can Skate can choose to wear hockey or figure skates.


Hockey skates and gear purchasing:

Canadian Tire – Terrace

All Seasons Source for Sports – Terrace

Sportcheck – Terrace


Figure skating dress purchasing:

Jerry’s Skating World

Website: jerryskate.com

Mondor  

Website: mondor.com/figure-skating

Tina Skate Wear

Website: tinaskating.com

Skating Botique

Website: skatingboutique.com

Joanies

Website: joanies-skatingboutique.com

Facebook:                                      

North West Skating Swap

All Seasons Source for Sports:

Terrace (must order in Jerry’s dresses)

GUIDE TO FITTING YOUR CHILD’S SKATES:

Boots should be fitted with only one pair of socks.  There should be room to move the toes but the foot should not slide around.  The maximum amount of space between the toes and the end of the boot should be ½ inch. 

  • Skates should fit snugly around the ankle and rear.
  • There should be some room for movement but the ankle, instep and heel must be firmly supported.
  • The ball of the foot should come just ahead of the point where the sole starts to cut in for the arch.  This ensures the proper positioning of the arch and is extremely important.
  • The tongue should be sufficiently wide so that it will stay in place and it should be well padded to prevent laces from cutting into the foot.

NEVER BUY SKATES TOO BIG SO THEY WILL LAST ANOTHER SEASON! THIS MAY RESULT IN INJURY TO YOUR CHILD’S FEET.

Lacing Skates:

  • Skates should be laced snug enough that the child’s foot is not slipping around inside.
  • The skater should be able to stand up in his/her skates without falling to the inside or outside of the blade.
  • Laces SHOULD NOT be wrapped around the ankle if they are too long.  Instead, please cut laces and burn the ends to seal them.

Care of Skates:

  • Skate guards should be worn when walking to and from the ice as they protect the edges of the blades.  Permanent damage to the blades can result from walking on concrete without guards. 
  • After each wearing, the skate blade should be dried with a cloth and stored with a blade cover made from fabric (not stored with plastic wet guards).

Sharpening Skate:

Hockey skates should be sharpened on a regular basis (the more the skaters skates, the sharpening should increase).

Figure skates are made very different and should only be sharpened every 6 weeks to 3 months for the average figure skater. Those skaters skating 5 or 6 times per week may need  sharpening every 6 weeks. Figure Skaters should ask for either a ‘combination sharpening’ or a ‘freestyle sharpening’.

Low-intermediate level skaters can use a combination sharpening while higher level figure skaters should have a freestyle sharpening.

 Click here >> more on fitting new skates and equipment care


Books for Athletes:

Games Girls Play – Understanding and Guidling Young Female Athletes

Author: Caroline Silby, PH.D with Shelley Smith

Fighting Invisable Tigers – Stress Management for Teens

Author:Earl HIpp

The 7 Habits of Hightly Effective Teens

Author: Sean Covey


Below: club WARM UP JACKET availabe to Pre-Junior to Senior skaters. Please speak to the Equipment Chair.

Skaters need this for their performance /competition / test warm ups.

Below: Club PUFFY COAT available to Junior to Senior skaters. Please speak to the Equipment Chair. This is optional and cannot be worn on ice at competition, only in the stands.