what to wear!

finding good quality skates and equipment

Even the youngest of skaters experience more success with the right equipment. Skates must be lace up type skates.

We highly recommend finding a good quality used skate rather than a molded or plastic inexpensive new skate. A better quality leather boot will provide a snugger fit and a much more confident stride in even our newest skaters!

Plastic skates with buckles are NOT RECOMMENDED!!

United Sport & Cycle and Pro Skate in Edmonton both have a good selection of used skates in stock.

Also check out the LFSC Buy & Sell group on Facebook here

Dressing for Success

While our newest skaters need to be warm while on the ice, sometimes a large and puffy snow suit can make it difficult for them to MOVE! 

We encourage the use of layers that provide warmth and movement. A long sleeved shirt on the base, then a insulated layer like a fleece jackey or hoody with a water proof or resistant outer layer helps when skaters are first learning how to skate.

Warm, snug fitted mittens are a must as is a CSA approved hockey helmet for all of our Canskate and Powerskating programs. While a hockey cage on the helmet is not required it can prevent bumped chins, cheeks and noses on our newer skaters that tend to be a bit wobbly starting out.

Have any more questions? Please email coach@leducfigureskating.com and we will be happy to provide the necessary information.