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Whether you're new to skating or trying to find your next pair of skates, this page can assist you!
I've categorized my suggestions for each level. However, every skater is unique and different and you should always check with your coach before purchasing a new pair of skates.
Only if you have no other options, should you purchase online.
When you click thru you will be brought to the Figure Skating Store. While I'm providing an online option for your convenience, you should always try to visit a local skate shop in person to be properly fitted.
Please remember that skates should fit like a "Cinderella slipper" when wearing thin skating socks. They should never be too big! I realize it can be tempting to purchase skates that your child can grow into. However, skates should be the correct size for them today, and not 6 months from now. Skaters will need appropriate skates for their level and as they progress it will be necessary to purchase new pairs. So never go more than one-half size bigger than the skater's current size.
I highly recommend that you check with your coach or skating director for recommendations of where to go near you before you purchase anything online!
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Snowplow Sam is the beginner level for children up to Age 6. These skates are suitable for a child no heavier than 80 lbs.
Beginner skaters that are Age 6 and over should start here.
Skaters that are Age 16 and up, should start here.
Skaters that have mastered elements such as beginning stroking, swizzle pumps, 2-foot turns, backward gliding, forward slaloms, and working on crossovers, 3-turns, edges, mohawks, and spirals should start here.
Skaters that have mastered edges, mohawks, insides and outside 3-turns, t-stops, spirals, and are working on backward edges, mohawk sequences 1-foot spins, waltz jumps, perimeter stroking, and toe loops should start here.
Skaters that have mastered perimeter stroking, consecutive edges, right and left foot spirals, the Waltz 8, all single jumps and are working on Axels should start here.
Skaters that have passed their Preliminary Moves in the Field and Freestyle tests and are competing up to the Juvenile level should start here.
Skaters that have passed their Intermediate Moves in the Field and Freestyle test and are competing at the Intermediate, Junior, or Senior level should start here.
Skaters that are focusing on Ice Dance should start here.
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