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Skating Injuries – what its REALLY like:

22nd July 2018 I had to go to A&E today 🙁  I fell over doing double jumps off ice yesterday.  The pain was really bad and after 24 hours of doing the usual ice packs and putting my foot in ice water, elevating and painkillers, I got up today and knew I needed to...

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It’s not a nice thing to do …

For those of you who follow my Facebook page, you may have seen a post I added recently about a skater from Aberdeen who was in Guildford for Uni and looking for someone to buddy up with to get to the rink so she can carry on her skating that she loves.    ...

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Top 10 skating routines you just can’t miss

There are many amazing skating performances but here's my personal top 10:  Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have an ability to interpret and move to music like no others that I've seen.  I particularly love the back flip lift in this routine but the whole performance is...

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4 Ways to Customise Your Skating Clothing

Putting our own stamp on something is important - it makes you feel unique and different even if the changes are subtle.  No-one wants to be a clone right?  So it got me thinking about how you can add that 'stamp' to your training gear.  Here are my suggestions:...

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What should you have in your skating bag?

  Ever wondered what you should keep in your skating bag?  Maybe you're new to skating and wanting to get the right equipment or perhaps you're looking for ideas for Christmas presents.  Whatever the reason, we've put together this video of what we keep in our...

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Bring on the Bling!

FACT: We all want to look our best and stand out from the crowd just a little bit don’t we?   I don’t think this is an ego thing .... we just want to be the best that we can be.  I mean, how many of us get dressed in the morning without giving some thought as to...

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I’m an adult skater and frankly I’m terrified …

"I'm an adult skater and frankly I'm terrified" It sounds a bit like I should be in a therapy group but I am an "adult skater"  - and while that technically means I'm over 18, more often than not that term means that you learnt to skate as an adult rather than a...

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The true cost of ice skating ….

  When my daughter started skating, I bought her a cheap pair of beginner skates which set me back around £60 and the LTS course was £48 for a 6 week course.  Before skating, she rode horses which is an expensive sport so I remember thinking that skating was...

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From horse riding to ice skating ….

My daughter rode horses from age 3 to 13.  She had regular lessons and was jumping and helping out at the yard so you can imagine my shock when out of the blue, she announced that she wanted ice skates for Christmas.  She couldn’t explain where this desire came from,...

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What tools do I need to apply Hot Fix rhinestones?

If you’re thinking about blinging up your competition costumes or just want to add a little sparkle to your day to day clothes (and hey, why not?!) then there are two main ways to apply rhinestones: wet glue or heat application. Today we’re talking about Hot Fix...

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