Geppetto’s Skate Shop
Geppetto’s Skate Shop is a retail shop specializing in ice figure skate boots, blades, and sharpening for both the beginner and serious competitive skater. We do not sell any figure skating clothing, i.e. skirts, warm up, or competitive dresses.
Due to the nature and importance of how boots should fit and blades mounted, we carry very little stock inventory on hand. We believe every foot to be as different as one's unique personality and should be treated as such. Mr. Edge has been fitting and sharpening skates since 1978 and believes in the importance of injury prevention. One way for skaters to avoid injury is by having a properly fitted boot, blade mounting, and sharpening throughout their entire skating career.
Product Lines We Sell
Boot and Blade Combination
- Riedell 21 RS with Eclipse Volant, Ultima Mirage, or Aspire, blade up to sizes 3½
- Riedell 33 TS with Eclipse Volant or Ultima Aspire blade up to sizes 3½
- Jackson 1491 Mystique with Mirage blade for child’s sizes up to 1
- Jackson 1791 Artiste with Aspire or Mirage blade for child’s sizes up to 3½
- Jackson 1990-91 Classique with Aspire blade for children and adult sizes
- Jackson 2170 Freestyle with Aspire or Mirage for sizes 4 and up
Note: Boots and blades can be purchased separately. If a skater does not fit well into one particular brand of boot, they have the option to purchase a separate boot and blade. When doing so, expect to pay a remounting fee. Here at Geppetto’s, we constantly switch boots and blades around in order to provide the best possible fit for the beginner and beginning freestyle skater; all at an affordable cost to the skater.
Intermediate Freestyle up to Axle:
By the time a skater reaches this level, they are usually very serious about their skating, and it becomes necessary to purchase a boot that fits as good as possible in order to avoid potential injury. Skaters at this level seam to do good in the following:
- Riedell 255-25 TS all child and adult sizes
- Jackson 1990-91 Classique for child's sizes up to 3½
- Jackson 2010 Freestyle for adult sizes 4 and up
- Jackson 2500 Premiere for adult sizes 4 and up
Wilson Coronation Ace
Intermediate Freestyle-Lightweight Blades:
- Paramount C12 or C27
- Ultima Matrix Legacy
Images Solid Colors
Jane Solon Exclusives
Critter Talking Heads
Skate laces come in both all nylon and a cotton/nylon blend 50/50. All nylon laces tend to stretch and loosen up quickly while 50/50 laces will hold tighter together while skating. All nylon laces are good to use for breaking in new skates as they will allow the skater to bend much easier while breaking in their new skates. After breaking in new skates, it is recommended that a skater switch to the 50/50 blend laces.
All Nylon & 50/50 Blend
Ankle sleeves have many different uses, not only for figure skaters, but the general public as well. Figure skaters whose ankle bones are hurting will find relief from their pain when placing them around their ankles. They can also be used to help take up room in the ankle area of a skating boot or be used to snug up the heel area in a boot.
Aside from skating, ankle sleeves can be used around the forearm of an individual suffering from a radial nerve problem. The pressure that the ankle sleeve applies while on the forearm helps to hold the radial nerve in place, thus helping to eliminate some of the numbness or tingling sensation that people sometimes feel in their fourth and fifth fingers.
Silopos Gel Sleeves
Mondor Brand Only in the following:
Footed – Lightweight footed # 3310 and semi-heavy footed # 3395
Footless (semi-heavy) # 3393
Over the Boot Velcro # 3396
All tights come in children through adult sizing and are available year round.
The original SK8Tape made by Penguin Specialties is used mostly by Synchro teams needing to change the color of their skates. SK8Tape is the best product on the market for doing this type of job.
Original brand Sk8Tape in: White (narrow and wide). Skate taping is also available for an additional charge.