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Any questions relating to ice skate boots, blades, sharpening, injuries: what most likely may have caused them. Common injuries that iceskaters are prone to throughout their careers and the relationship between boots, blades, mounting, sharpening, and injuries.

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Owner: Geppetto's Skate Shop - Thirty Five years of having worked in many different areas of the figure skating industry. During those years I have served as a consultant to Danco Sports, Inc., Harlick Boot Company, Paramount Skates, and was also asked to consult on a special project for the National Hockey League. Visit our website and blog:


U.S. Figure Skating - Skating magazine. Since 2000, the Ask Mr. Edge column has been featured in US Figure Skating “SKATING Magazine”, educating coaches,parents, skaters, and skate technicians worldwide. Author of "Anatomy of a Figure Skating Injury" book to be released May/June 2013. A new resource guide with information addressing the vital need for education, injury prevention, and performance enhancement. Written for podiatrists, physical therapists, and figure skating coach’s.


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My customer base spans the East - West coast. Toronto, Canada - Beunos Aires, Argentina. My e-mailing list spans the globe. National and Internationl skater clientele: Christina Gao and Alissa Czisny

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