Skate Sharpening

A good blade sharpening begins with the individual sharpening them. Very few rink pro-shops will sharpen freestyle skates because of the time and precision accuracy required to sharpen them. As a result, figure skaters sometimes travel great distances to an outside source to have them sharpened. To be a good skate sharpener requires a keen […]

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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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About Geppetto’s and Mr. Edge

The Experts in Figure Skating Since 1978, Geppetto’s Skate Shop and Mr. Edge have been serving the needs of skaters throughout the Midwest. Mr. Edge’s experience and knowledge have made him the world’s leading authority on equipment-related injuries to figure skaters. His award-winning book, “Anatomy of a Figure Skating Injury” explains and provides solutions to […]

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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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Medical Advisory Staff

Geppetto’s Skate Shop and Mr. Edge are always looking for ways to improve on how we do things and in relaying important information to you. Your input has lead to the creation of our “Medical Advisory Staff”, which we believe to be made up of some of the most knowledgeable people from around the world in their […]

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SP-Teri Boot Company

News Break:  July 15, 2019   After many decades of service to the figure skating industry Sp-Teri boot company as we know it has come to an end. George Sp-Teri has officially announced his retirement beginning August, 2019. As of mid-July talks are still underway for the sale of Sp-Teri but no official word has […]

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Harlick Skating Boots

    Harlick – The Finest Quality In Hand Crafted Skating Boots   Buying hand crafted Harlick skating boots assures you of over 70 years of design knowledge, research, and experience built into each boot. Since it’s foundation, Harlick and Company has been the leader in new boot design developments in the skating industry. Our […]

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