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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: Supplier/wholesalers figure skating outfits.
« Last Post by Leif on October 15, 2018, 10:39:33 PM »
All I can suggest is find out the brand name, then Google. I think maybe it is a small market and hard to get into. The person I know undercuts the big names.
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: Supplier/wholesalers figure skating outfits.
« Last Post by Lainey24 on October 15, 2018, 10:31:23 PM »
Thank you Leif,

I would take the chance with a uk distributor but I dont know who they are and who are the genuine sellers to contact.
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: Supplier/wholesalers figure skating outfits.
« Last Post by Leif on October 15, 2018, 08:56:47 PM »
I know someone who sells hockey gear including gloves, tracksuits and shirts, and he buys them from factories in Pakistan. I suspect they provide a range of designs and materials to choose from, and he specifies the colours, and designs any emblems such as team logos. I canít really ask him who he buys from for obvious reasons.

The alternative is to buy a big name brand and deal with the U.K. or European distributors, but of course that would cost more, but require less work and risk.
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General Ice Skating Chat / Supplier/wholesalers figure skating outfits.
« Last Post by Lainey24 on October 15, 2018, 05:42:25 PM »
I am looking to start selling figure skating tracksuits, skirts, leggings etc online. However I have no idea of who to contact to find suppliers for this. Can anyone point me in the right direction.
Thank you

Lorraine.
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: Sharpening Blades - Manchester
« Last Post by Greycut on October 15, 2018, 02:28:14 PM »
I have mine done by Sk8mum, who is based in Trafford area.
 
Give her a PM via the forum and she will let you know when she can fit you in.  Usually you drop off your boots and collect 15-20 minutes later.
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General Ice Skating Chat / Sharpening Blades - Manchester
« Last Post by Embrace on October 13, 2018, 07:02:15 PM »
Can anyone recommenced anyone or know anyone in a wide area of Manchester? I know Blackburn Ice rink do them but i honestly don't want to wait the 48 hours for them back honestly.
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Skate camps and courses / Sheffield ice Skating Club adult training camp
« Last Post by black on October 08, 2018, 06:53:56 PM »
Noted on facebook recently..

"On Friday 1st March Sheffield ice Skating Club are offering a full day adult training camp, 9-6. This will be hosted by a range of professionals including on ice with David Hartley & Yebin Mok & will include on & off ice training, fitness, ballet with Alison Russel, nutrition & meal planning, warm up/cool down techniques & choreography in line with latest Criteria & guidance. Suitable for dance & free."

..but there doesn't appear to be anything on their website about it yet; http://www.icesheffieldskatingacademy.co.uk/
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: What did you achieve this week
« Last Post by WednesdayMarch on October 02, 2018, 10:58:27 PM »
Thank you, youíre an angel! I tried this evening and managed a decent one foot forwards slalom. A figure skating friend even described it as good.

Well, that's made my day!  I love it when a plan comes together.  8)
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: What did you achieve this week
« Last Post by Leif on October 02, 2018, 10:49:33 PM »
Everybody slows down on the forwards one foot slalom.  Try it backwards - much more fun!  Known as "power pulls".

How are you on changes of edge?  You need to be able to hold a good edge and then change to the other one.  It's not so much a swivel of the skating foot as a transfer of weight to change the edge.  Have you been taught those as two curves along a straight axis?  If your edges are correct, with your weight in the right place, you shouldn't find your blade acting as a snowplough.

Bending and straightening the skating leg is part of the momentum thing but there needs to be good use of the ankle too, to generate movement and the required curve.  It's all about those edges.  I find it nigh on impossible to explain without demonstrating, though.

Thank you, youíre an angel! I tried this evening and managed a decent one foot forwards slalom. A figure skating friend even described it as good. As you say, itís not a swivel of the foot, but simply a series of C cuts, with weight repeatedly transferred from one edge to the other. It is a sort of wiggle, with flex of the ankle, but also a swing of the hips. Itís very much a combination of timing and balance. I do slow down a bit, and it certainly needs more work, but I feel I have cracked the basic mechanism. I also tried backwards at the instigation of a friend, and sort of managed it, but with a look of sheer terror on my face. He asked me what the expression meant, as he is not good at interpreting expressions, and I explained that it was fear!  :o
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: What did you achieve this week
« Last Post by The Sacred Voice on October 02, 2018, 02:48:28 PM »
I've always found the backwards 1 foot slaloms much easier than the forwards, but my forwards are slowly improving. They're nothing impressive yet though!

I went back to the rink for the first time in two weeks (I'm commuting up and down to Sheffield looking for accommodation at the moment) and I was pleasantly surprised that I hadn't forgotten anything! Things felt a bit sloppy round the edges, but there was also a slightly comfortable naturalness to some of my edge work, which was really pleasing.
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