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How On Earth Do I Start My Skate Journey?

Here are a few things to consider when choosing skates:

Your skill level: If you're a beginner, you'll want to choose a pair of skates that are comfortable and easy to control. Look for skates that are supportive, comfortable and fit properly.

Your skating style: What do you want to use your skates for? If you're planning on doing a lot of tricks, you'll need a different type of skate than if you're just going to be cruising around. Consider if you want to use a toe stop or toe plugs, although it is recommended for beginners to start with a toe stop.

Your budget: Skates can range in price from a few hundred dollars to over a thousand dollars. It's important to set a budget before you start shopping so that you don't overspend. Once you've considered these factors, you can start shopping for skates. Here are a few things to keep in mind when trying on skates:

The fit is everything: Make sure the skates fit snugly but not too tightly. You should have about a milimeter of space between your toes and the end of the skate.

The boots should be comfortable: The boots should be made of a sturdy material that keeps your feet in place. You shouldn't feel any pressure points, rubbing or pain.Once you've found a pair of skates that fit well and feel comfortable, you're ready to hit the floor! Here are a few tips for beginners:

Start slow: Don't try to do too much too soon. Start by practicing your balance and weight transfer between your feet.

Wear protective gear: Wear a helmet (if you want), wrist guards, knee pads, and elbow pads when you're skating.

Take lessons or ask for help:  If you're a beginner, it's a good idea to take some lessons from an instructor, or ask a skate guard at your local rink to show you the ropes; they are there to help you! You can also book a lesson with us by clicking HERE!

Most importantly, HAVE FUN! Let your body get lost in the music, bring your friends and have a good time!

With a little patience and practice, you'll be skating like a pro in no time!

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