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Buying figure skates for the first time can be a very daunting process. Sizing and measuring for the figure skate boots, ankle support, toe picks and skill level. It sounds like a lot for a pair of skates, but after this post, you’ll see why it’s necessary. This is the important information you need before taking the first step in buying your own figure skates. You see, when buying a pair of skates and especially for your first pair of skates, the most important step is to make sure the boots are a perfect fit. Due to the number of...

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Good skate sharpening is as essential as getting the right fitting skates and ensures all ice skaters to skate to the best of their ability. Without it, skaters would lose grip on the ice, constantly slip over and wouldn’t pick up much, if any, speed. Here at Demon Xtreme, we pride ourselves on some of the highest quality sharpens on skates with trained staff who have many years of experience sharpening skates for figure and hockey skaters. For those reasons, we’ve made this guide to help you understand some of the important questions such as: How often should I get...

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Sometimes, when we play sport we focus so much on winning we forget where the real enjoyment is. This short video is a lighthearted look at Ice Hockey, a game with two teams that are the best of friends. Does this ring true for you? What do you find the most enjoyable about a game of hockey? Let us know in the comments and we’ll feature your answer in a post in the future!

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What normally goes through your mind when you see a skater on the ice? Are you in awe of their moves, their speed or just ‘how do they keep themselves upright?’ Modern-day ice-skating is a fairly competitive sport, a form of transportation and leisure activity that can be done on indoor and outdoor rinks and naturally occurring frozen bodies of water such as rivers, lakes and ponds. That’s why it always seems to surprise people when they find out it is around 3000 years old! n Finland, where it all started, they used to strap sharpened bone to the bottom...

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Every sportsman ‘now’ knows that proper hydration is paramount to avoiding impaired physical performance. But what is proper hydration and how do I ensure I don’t dehydrate? What is the best liquid to drink before, during and after exercise? How might drinking the right drink effect my performance positively? Before we go into these questions, we’ll first get some background on hydration – as recently as below the 1940s it was actually thought that hydration wasn’t important in exercise and was even considered a disadvantage. This is true – but only IF you don’t know when, how and what to...

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