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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: How to grow an adult skating program
« Last post by singerskates on July 15, 2017, 04:20:56 PM »
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: How to grow an adult skating program
« Last post by Jf12 on July 15, 2017, 12:17:28 PM »
We skate at Ice Land sometimes and there are very few adults there too.  I don't know why!  One of our coaches teaches on your ice which is why I know about it.  I looked at it and it doesn't make sense for us to join just because we are mostly down there just on the weekends.
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: Skating Clinic advice
« Last post by Doubletoe on July 14, 2017, 10:50:43 PM »
I don't think you necessarily need coaches who have worked with adults, since all of the moves on the adult tests are also on the standard track tests.  In fact, I think it could be a good thing to have a coach who sets standard track passing standards for the adults.

To me, the most important thing is to get a coaches who specialize in MIF and accompany a lot of skaters to MIF tests in the area so that they see what is and isn't passing and know what the common errors are.
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: How to grow an adult skating program
« Last post by Doubletoe on July 14, 2017, 10:40:49 PM »
What time and day(s) of the week is your adult freestyle session?
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The Pro Shop / Re: Best skates for around $150
« Last post by tstop4me on July 14, 2017, 06:47:40 PM »
Yeah, you really need to spend around $300.  But if you primarily plan to skate around a pond, and have no plans to spin or jump, you might want to consider better grade hockey skates instead of figure skates.  $300 in hockey skates will get you more water resistant uppers plus removable stainless steel runners; that would be a more durable combo for pond skating.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Best skates for around $150
« Last post by AgnesNitt on July 14, 2017, 06:21:19 PM »
I  have to agree with lutefisk. You're a big guy. A pair of $150 skates will not give you enough support. You could trash them in a few weeks.

Also you might not be able to find cheap skates in your size. Jackson goes up to 13.
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: Dream figure skating app
« Last post by AgnesNitt on July 14, 2017, 06:09:53 PM »
How about an app that maps how far you have skated in a session? One might even calculate typical calories burned, etc.

Edit: Just thinking, there might be something similar for runners already. Don't know, though - just brainstorming.

I would like the distance; but the calories burned is a waste of time, there isn't enough science there.

What I want is a record of sharpening dates and hours skated, with a caluclation of when the next sharpening is estimated to be due being continually updated with every hour you skate.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Best skates for around $150
« Last post by lutefisk on July 14, 2017, 06:09:14 PM »
George:  Do your self a favor and roughly double you budget and get a pair of Jackson Freestyle boots. I've had two pairs of these and I recommend them. They will come will Ultima Aspire blades pre-mounted so you won't be out extra money for separately purchased blades.  Go to your rink an hour away and see if they have a pro shop that will help with fitting your feet to the new boots.  The Freestyle model will be heat molded to your feet.  Getting a proper fit is worth the extra effort.  Good luck to you from another George!
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The Pro Shop / Best skates for around $150
« Last post by George on July 14, 2017, 05:02:58 PM »
I skate recreationally with the the closest rink being an hour away. I go maybe once every two months. But we have a pond, so during the winter months I will go once a day for thirty minutes at a time.
I usually skate on my cheap, poorly fitting hockey skates and I was thinking it would be fun to buy some good quality figure skates instead. I was thinking of spending about $150 on the skates but the problem is I live in central Iowa and I don"t know of any skate shops other than Dick"s sporting goods. I am quite large(6 foot 3 inches and 190 pounds) so the the skates would probably have to be quite durable. If anybody could tell me what skates to get, or if there are any shops in the area, it would be greatly appreciated.
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: Rinks I'd Like To Visit
« Last post by Meli on July 14, 2017, 12:45:22 PM »
Another for Snoopy's home ice! Also the seasonal rink at the Tower of London.
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