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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: TSA and Skates
« Last post by dlbritton on October 08, 2017, 03:32:35 PM »
If I was needing my skates on a trip I would carry them as carry-on if at all possible. Whenever I fly for a ski trip I carry on my (custom fit) ski boots, because I don't want to have to rent stock boots in case my luggage gets lost/delayed. And ski boots are much easier to rent than good high end skates would be.

As an aside, with the cost of luggage fees it is worth the cost to ship skis to my hotel rather than fly with them. 
Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: TSA and Skates
« Last post by FigureSpins on October 08, 2017, 02:11:11 PM »
A skating friend was going to the Obertsdorf competition in Germany from the US about 2 years ago.  She said that skates are not allowed in carry-on bags on international flights.  I know the TSA check-in person knows if you're on an international flight, but you're right that the person controlling the carry on luggage scanner doesn't see your boarding pass.  I usually put my skates in checked luggage on domestic flights.
Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: TSA and Skates
« Last post by fsk8r on October 08, 2017, 01:29:37 AM »
Thanks for the advice.
The skates actually need punching and molding and it's currently looking like it's going to be easier to fly with them on a business trip than to find the time to go visit the local skate shop (over 3hours return trip). I want them to come back in the cabin as I don't want to risk them shrinking back with the cold of the hold.
They can fly out from Europe in the hold because I know they need punching, but I don't want to risk them moving on the way back.

Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: TSA and Skates
« Last post by Jf12 on October 07, 2017, 06:26:20 PM »
Some countries do allow skates and some don't.  You should be fine flying out with them - since when you pass TSA it's not like they know where you're going.  Flying back you will probably have to check.
Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: TSA and Skates
« Last post by amy1984 on October 07, 2017, 03:43:36 PM »
I flew Canada to US and back with skates as carry on and no one batted an eye.  I wasn't even asked about them.  If you check the TSA's website, they have a handy tool where you input what you're bringing and it tells you if you can carry it on.  Skates are allowed.  I can't speak to travel in Europe but if you're taking off from the US, I can say that I had zero issues. 
Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / TSA and Skates
« Last post by fsk8r on October 07, 2017, 02:39:38 PM »
I know that I can't fly with skates in the cabin from Europe, but I seem to remember that TSA will allow figure skates in the cabin. Do you know if that works if leaving the US to go elsewhere in the world?
And do you have to remind the officials of anything when they spot figure skates in your carry on?

I've always checked them in whenever I've flown before, but am currently thinking of taking them as carry-on from the US. Can anyone clarify the rules for me?
I'll be flying out of either Newark or Philadelphia if that makes any difference.

Events for Skaters / Re: Wyandotte Adult Competition (DBNAI) 2017
« Last post by Christy on October 05, 2017, 08:11:50 PM »
Has anyone participated in this event in previous years? Would love some insight please.
Events for Skaters / Wyandotte Adult Competition (DBNAI) 2017
« Last post by FigureSpins on October 05, 2017, 09:47:44 AM »

Wyandotte Figure Skating Club
Yack Arena, Wyandotte, MI 

Part of the Adult Competition Series, and offering IJS (Silver and above - Singles Events Only)

Deadline: January 20, 2018  (Postmark/Online Submission)
Online Registration at is preferred
The Pro Shop / Re: Cheap Figure skating apparel
« Last post by DrillingSkills on October 03, 2017, 03:27:32 PM »
I'm on the short side, but I received Point Zero pants/leggings as a gift a few years ago that go down over my boots. The bottoms are tapered, but not as tight as leggings, and they are very stretchy (75% cotton, 20% nylon, 5% spandex). I don't have a model number or anything else that I can use to identify them, but they are so stretchy that I can pull the bottom over my skates, until only the first two or three pairs of holes from the laces can be seen, and the rest of my foot is covered, with the bottom tucked under my heel. While being stretchy, the leggings retain their shape overall and if I could just figure out where they were purchased, I would buy several more pairs. Since they're not a huge brand name, I'm positive they're cheaper than specialised skating attire, although as I mentionned, I have short-ish legs for my height so that's a definite bonus for covering my feet.
The Pro Shop / Re: Risport Electra’s in Australia?
« Last post by skatemom189 on October 02, 2017, 08:20:05 PM »
The excellence is the previous model, that was replaced this year.  Main differences are materials and weight.  Excellence is leather boot and thick leather sole that requires waterproofing.  Electra is microfiber, more padding, thin synthetic soles, lighter weight.

Why are you doing all this on your own?  You can't fit and mount your own skates.  Go to a risport dealer and have them order you a pair so you can try them out.  The only thing to search out online is your nearest dealer, which is easy: You are working too hard.
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