Miss 17 has a rather lovely pair of skating boots. I bought them from an incredibly skilled adult skater at the rink.
Miss 17’s feet have been a stable size for several years. It makes sense to get decent boots.
They were 5 years old, but never used. Super skilled skater threw in an old pair of blades for free. So, new boots, old blades. Very old blades with very little left to sharpen. We got one sharpening out of them.
Cue 2017 and I start working more and Miss 17 gets new blades, including mounting and adjustments. $300 for the blades. Her first pair of skates – boots and blades – cost less than $200!!!
She loves them. Suddenly her spins are easier, her jumps are better and all things (skating) are possible.