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Events for Skaters / Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Last post by Pandora on August 14, 2017, 03:57:05 PM »
OMG!  :o OMG!  :o  OMG!  :o
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Events for Skaters / Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Last post by Pandora on August 14, 2017, 03:39:15 PM »
OMG!!!! :o Paul Wylie is in Lake Placid for Adult Week!!! He is giving lessons???!!!  :o (Star struck) :love:
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The Pro Shop / Re: Sore Feet
« Last post by Query on August 14, 2017, 12:30:41 PM »
Everything you mentioned could cause the rather unspecific pain you mention.

Another possibility: https://ice.riedellskates.com/products/boots/255-motion says it has a "Plus our higher box toe and forefoot relief area". If that means the foot bends more near the ball of the foot, it might be more than your foot can comfortably and safely bend there.

It is also possible the place where it bends does not match the location of the ball of your foot.

If the heat mold isn't enough, you can start playing with making your own insole, or with modifying the current one's shape with tape or adhesive foam (like moleskin, molefoam).

If you are in a hurry, and can find a really good skate technician, they might be able to help. So can some PTs, podiatrists, and some orthopedic surgeons who specialize in feet, though they don't come cheap.

But it helps a lot if you can "listen to" your body - e.g., figure out exactly where it hurts. Is there more or less pressure on the boot there? Does it take a while after you start skating for it to occur, so it might be rubbing (as in starting to form a blister), or one part of the current insole might be a little higher than the corresponding part of your foot, forcing you to use extra muscle to control the boot?

A lot of people have to experiment a bit to figure out what eliminates their particular pain. But it is well worth it - not only is it good for your feet to eliminate problems, but pain can be very distracting, and misfits can affect skating performance in other ways.
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Events for Skaters / Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Last post by AgnesNitt on August 13, 2017, 08:09:34 PM »
So the schedule has been posted for Lake Placid. Sadly Natalia Dubova is not teaching her beginners expressive skating class. I took it every year. I'll really miss Natalia. Mark Fenczak (a former national dance competitor) is teaching a number of courses that have really interesting premises.   There's a nice spread of figures classes, and I'm surprised no MITF.  The increase in figures classes is interesting: maybe figures is coming back as a recreational sport on its own, or the ages of the skaters is such that us oldsters are moving into figures to save our hips from falls. Paul Wylie is there, and also Evelyn Kramer. I think I'm ready for her basic spins class--at last!

The on ice classes are:
Monday
9:00am Basic Figure 8’s with Alicia Walter
9:25am 8 Famous Mohawks with Karen Courtland Kelly
10:00am Skating with Style with Paula Wagener
10:25am 3-Turns & Double 3-Turns with Joel Dear
11:00am Basic Spins with Evelyn Kramer
11:25am Free Up Your Skating with Mimi Wacholder
2:00pm Salchows with Kami Netri
2:25pm Beginning Synchro Skills with Carly Jones
3:00pm Balance & Control with Marc Fenczak
3:25pm Group Number for Exhibition with Joel Dear

Tuesday
9:00am Edge Therapy with Alicia Walter
9:25am On Ice Warm Up Drills with Carly Jones
10:00am Movement to Music with Paula Wagener
10:25am Brackets with Joel Dear
11;00am Gaining Power with Marc Fenczak
11:25am Turn Theory with Mary Emes
2:00pm Axels with Mimi Wacholder
2:25pm 8 Famous 3-Turns with Karen Courtland Kelly
3:00pm Balance and Control with Marc Fenczak
3:25pm Group Number for Exhibition with Joel Dear

Wednesday
9:00am Forward 3-turns & Mohawks with Alicia Walter
9:25am Choctaws with Alicia Walter
10:00am Surprising Figure 8’s with Karen Courtland Kelly
10:25am Dance Partnering Tips with Marc Fenczak
11:00am Loop Jumps/Back Spins with Mimi Wacholder
11:25am Spirals with Robin Miller
2:00pm Toe Loops with Kami Netri
2:25pm Sit Spins with Mary Emes
3:00pm Dead Dances (retired pattern dances) with Marc Fenczak
3:25pm Group Number for Exhibition with Joel Dear

Thurs
9:00am Backward 3-Turns with Alicia Walter
9:25am Edge Class with Paul Wylie
10:00am Camel Spins with Robin Miller
10:25am Mechanics of Stroking with Joel Dear
11:00am Front Spins/Back Spins with Evelyn Kramer
11:25am Interpretation & Artistry with Paul Wylie
2:00pm How to Create Memorable Moments with Karen Courtland Kelly
2:25pm Back Axis Jumps (Flip & Lutz) with Mary Emes
3:00pm Edge Jumps with Paul Wylie
3:25pm Group Number for Exhibition with Joel Dear

Friday
9:00am Backward Figure 8’s with Robin Miller
9:25am Edge Pulls & Swing Rolls with Carly Jones
10:00am Forward Axis Jumps (Axel, Salchow & Toe Loop) with Mary Emes
10:25am Forward & backward Crossovers with Carly Jones
11:00am Intro to Twizzles with Joel Dear
11:25am Scratch Spins with Mary Catherine Spinelli
2:00pm Loops (figures) with Robin Miller
2:25pm Spread Eagles & Ina Bauers with Katrina Kroha
3:00pm Edge Control & Deeper Edges with Marc Fenczak
3:25pm Group Number for Exhibition with Joel Dear
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The Pro Shop / Re: Sore Feet
« Last post by nicklaszlo on August 13, 2017, 04:03:44 PM »
You need an experienced person (preferably someone who has handled your model boot, assuming it is in fact heat moldable) to do it right.

It's really simple to heat mold boots and you can do it in a regular oven.   Jackson posted instructions on YouTube.  It's definitely possible to get it catastrophically wrong, though.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Sore Feet
« Last post by nicklaszlo on August 13, 2017, 04:01:59 PM »
In my experience if you wear boots without skating, they will hurt due to insufficient circulation. 
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The Pro Shop / Re: Sore Feet
« Last post by tothepointe on August 13, 2017, 03:48:12 PM »
The Motions are heat moldable.
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Events for Skaters / Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Last post by Pandora on August 13, 2017, 06:10:20 AM »
Oh well, at least there will be lots of ice time for us adults.  :) Hope they keep the program going. I love going there!  :love:
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The Pro Shop / Re: Sore Feet
« Last post by tstop4me on August 13, 2017, 06:07:45 AM »
I have just received my new skates, Riedell Motion, I have just wore them sitting on the sofa, to stay breaking them in, I generally don't have issues breaking in skates, but these seem to be hurting in the arch of my left foot, just the left, the right is fine. Is this a sign of them being too narrow, or is the arch too high or low for me.

There is no pro shop near, so brought online, but I can get my rink to bake them for me.
(1) There are many possible causes; I don't think anyone can diagnose the cause over the net.

(2) You should check with Riedell whether the Motions are in fact heat moldable.  If so, find out what the proper baking procedure is (temperature and time).  I'm not familiar with recent Riedells, but their website makes no mention of heat molding.

(3)  I'm not sure what you mean by "There is no pro shop near, so brought online, but I can get my rink to bake them for me."  Does that simply mean that a hockey team, or other group, has a boot oven at the rink that you can use?  If so, that's not good enough.  You need an experienced person (preferably someone who has handled your model boot, assuming it is in fact heat moldable) to do it right.

(4) How far is your nearest pro-shop with a competent skate tech?
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Events for Skaters / Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Last post by AgnesNitt on August 12, 2017, 06:28:30 PM »
Adult skate is the only thing going on next week at Lake Placid. I've been there before when we were scheduled to alternate the ice with synchro and kid skaters. Now it's just adults.

I don't know what that says about the longevity of the program--unless something like hockey is taking up one of the 3 rinks, it's going to be pretty empty. And what outside coaches will be there may depend on how many adults are there.

http://www.lakeplacidskating.com/programs/sum_cal.php

Oh, yeah testing is on the first day of camp.
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