New Technology

Over the years Mr. Edge has always been on the lookout for new products and technology. On this page skaters can find out what’s new in the industry; products, technology, and other relevant news as well.   Blades 12 years ago skate blades took a quantum leap forward when Paramount Sk8S introduced hi-wear resistant 420 […]

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Lacing Boots Properly

Proper Lacing Technique Yes skaters; there actually is a clear cut method for lacing your skates properly. Using the proper lacing technique could be the difference between needing to buy a new pair of boots or not. Always sit on a chair or bench when putting on skates (never sit on the floor). Loosen boot […]

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Using Orthotics

Skaters Benefit from Orthotic Use What are orthotics and when should they be used? What is the difference between an orthotic and a customized insole? At what age or skating level do skater’s need orthotics? Where is the best source to turn too when considering orthotics? Will the same orthotics fit in shoes and skates? […]

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Appraising Used Skates

One of the most often asked questions around the shop is “How much are my skates worth.” No matter if it’s just boots or both blades and boots, skating parents are always curious as to how much they should sell their skates for or what the trade in value will be. Although there is no […]

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Purchasing Skates – New vs. Used

  When buying skates for young children it is not always necessary to purchase new ones. Keep in mind that children grow out of their skates very quickly and do not abuse them very much. More often than not parents can find a pair of used children’s skates in excellent condition.   Note: When buying skates […]

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Boot Taping

  Wide Tape: $16.95 (65 feet to a roll)             Narrow Tape: $14.95 (65 feet to a roll) Let Geppetto’s Skate Shop tape up your skating boots for the next synchro season or competition. Our expert boot taping includes cleaning the boot thoroughly to ensure the tape sticks and stays on […]

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Boot Polishing

No matter how often a skater is on the ice, when competition time arrives, the skater will always be scrambling to make their skates look clean and presentable. So just how does a skater accomplishment this seemingly impossible task within a very short period of time?    Mr. Edge’s Boot Polishing Method White Boots 1. […]

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Ice Maintenance

The Ice Man By Mark E. Melone Most people rarely give much thought too, or understand how the ice they skate on is made. To that end allow me to explain and illustrate for you how the entire process is done. This is how to take a bare rink floor like the one below.   and […]

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The History of Figure Skating

Whether you’re a competitive skater or just learning how to ice skate, knowing the history of figure skating is essential to understanding the sports’ rules! How It All Started Although ice skating has been a popular sport for hundreds of years, figure skating dates back to the late 1700’s in Britain, where skaters performed “compulsory […]

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Preventing Boot and Foot Odor

One of the most common problems skaters and everyone in general are faced with is foot, shoe, and skate boot odor. Some might argue as to where the odor came from first: wearing your boots or shoes for too long or just having stinky feet in general. Although everyone’s feet do sweat, the amount secreted […]

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