Hey there everyone! We hope that you and your loved ones are all well and enjoying the summer break.
What better way to kick start this blog by celebrating our skaters of the week for July- Congratulations to Mayar Eldesouky and Nour Shoukry! Keep your eyes peeled as it could be you next.
For a while now, there has been much work going on behind the scenes to always bring you guys great content whether that’s online, on social media or at the onsite practise sessions. We are very proud to announce that we now have an official YouTube channel dedicated to teaching skaters all around the world of all abilities and ages ice-skating- including the basics of ice-skating, essentials every skater should have, as well as our top tips to encourage each and every one of you, and most importantly, to demonstrate that figure skating is not as complex as it seems. However, what’s even more exciting is that our all our current videos and future uploads will be in Arabic! Do not worry though, as there are also accurate translated captions in English aiming for all to be able to follow along.
Our introductory video to the team and the channel has already been uploaded in addition to the first video of the basics series showing you how to properly tie your laces so that everyone has an idea of what to do, what to look out for and our pro-tips for comfort while skating. Please feel free to like, comment and share and especially if you want to be the first to always see our videos make sure to hit that notification bell to stay up to date. Of-course we are always open to hearing from you too so if you have any suggestions regarding video ideas or ways we can improve, we are more than happy to hearing your ideas and thoughts.
As a sneak peak for those who haven’t yet seen the video, we addressed these topics: parts of the skating boot, a brief introduction to blade care, tying your laces properly and following on from previous blogs, the edges of the blade.
Taking this theme further we thought we would introduce to you how to take care of your skates. Any figure skater would obviously want to take care of their boot to ensure they stay with them for as long as possible. Here are some top tips for a long boot life. Firstly, ensuring that you pick the boot suitable for your skating ability and of-course one that is comfortable for you to wear for a couple of hours. Secondly, after your skating session, using a small towel that you wipe down the boot and blade with. It also goes without saying that tying your laces properly is super important as you wouldn’t want the leather of the boot to break or tear especially at the angle where the boot curves with the natural shape of the foot. Lastly, having a skate cover and skate bag is also really helpful as it means that your boots are protected whilst they are stored away.
Thank you all for your support and help throughout! Enjoy your summer and we shall see you next time in our next blog.
From all of us at Figure Skating Egypt, we thank you for your continued support and as always, you can find out more about joining our team through our website, or our social media pages or by directly contacting our coach Captain Ahmad Saad.
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