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Ankle Sleeve/Bunga Pads

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While breaking in new skates, a lot of skaters feel discomfort in the area of their ankle. That is why when purchasing new skates many skaters purchase ankle sleeves with them. The most popular ankle sleeves are the Bunga Pads. Ankle sleeves cover the whole ankle and protect your ankle from any discomfort. An ankle sleeve has a thin layer of material on the outside, and a thicker layer of gel on the inside. Many people keep wearing the ankle sleeves after they break in their skates because they find the ankle sleeves very comfortable. Your ankle sleeves will wear out depending on how much you are skating and how much you are using them. Only one ankle sleeve is in a pack, so if only one skate is bothering you, you don’t have to worry about having two. Here are two examples that I have seen with ankle sleeves, and how great they work.

  1. My sister (who is 6), got a blister on her ankle bone and it hurt her to put her foot in her skate. Once she put an ankle sleeve on, she didn’t even feel the pain when she put her skates on.
  2. When I get new skates (I’m 12), the tongue of the skate usually hurts the front of my ankle, so every time I put new skates on I make sure that I’m wearing my ankle sleeves, because they take all the pain away!

ES Performance spin-grippy skating protective gloves

Grippy gloves are made by the ES Performance brand. These gloves have pads for protection on every finger and the palm of the hand. These gloves are very popular because they protect the skater’s hand from getting cut by the blade. Skaters often cut their hands on the blade while spinning ( doing the beilman spin, [...]

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​Blade Guards

Another important thing you will need for your skates, are your hard guards! Your hard guards are what you put on your blades while you are walking off the ice in your skates. They will protect your blades from all the things you step on that can harm your blade. There are two major brands [...]

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Soakers/Blade Covers

When you purchase your pair of skates, the next thing you need are your soakers. Soakers and Blade Covers are the same exact thing, just they are called differently. Your soakers are something that you put on your blades to protect them while you are not skating. They take in all the extra moisture that [...]

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Welcome to my blog!

Hi everyone! My name is Veronika and I will be blogging here for Magicskate! I am very excited to be able to write blogs for everyone to read them. I will be blogging about different products for figure skating that are all available at Magicskate! I will also be comparing products to each other, [...]

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