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Knowing what to wear when ice skating is imperative to having a good time. You don’t want to be freezing when you are skating, however you also don’t want to be so bundled up you can’t move. Here is a quick list of things to wear and bring with you while ice skating. CLOTHING I would suggest wearing layers, this will make sure you have the available options to stay comfortable, whether your too hot or too cold. Start off with a T-shirt or long sleeve shirt. This will be your base attire for after you are warmed up and...

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Deciding how many rental ice skates you will need to meet demand, especially during peak times, is difficult to forecast.  A few key factors come into play when trying to figure this out. First is, what is the maximum number of skaters you can have on the ice at one time. This is important to know to make sure your inventory can handle the volume of skaters. Knowing the dimensions of your rink will come into play here.  Second is, figuring out how many skaters you have per week. This will ensure you are turning a profit over time. Lastly,...

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Before we breakdown how often rental skates should be sharpened it is important to know the science behind how ice skates actually glide. This will give you a better understanding of how much dull skates actually affect a skaters’ experience. In addition, this will give you a better understanding of which hollow to use when sharpening. Edges Each blade has two edges, an ‘inside edge’ on the inside of your foot, and an ‘outside edge’ on the outside of your foot. In-between those two edges is a ‘hollow’, or some call it a ‘radius’. When you skate forward your edges...

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Having rental skates at your facility is a great way to generate revenue. However when it comes to actually buying the rental skates for your rink many questions come up. When asking, "What do I look for in rental skates to tell if they are good or not?" or "what makes a durable rental skate?" Look no further than our 'Guide to buying rental skates'. ORDER SAMPLE There are many aspects that you need to consider when buying rental ice skates. Before you do anything, I highly suggest ordering a sample before making the bulk purchase so you can personally...

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While hockey can look like chaotic anarchy to the untrained eye, there is indeed a method to the madness. When asking, “What is icing in hockey?” and “What does offside mean in hockey?” … the answers are pretty standard. However, some penalties and rule infractions can differ from professional leagues to junior or college leagues to local leagues. This hockey penalties guide serves as an introduction to understanding the basics of the sport. Minor vs. Major Penalties Most infractions in a game will be minor penalties, which result in a consequential two minutes in the penalty box for the involved...

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