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What to Wear for Figure Skating

How to Dress for Figure Skating

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To dress properly for in figure skating, a skater must look nice and neat. Do not come to the rink looking messy or sloppy.
Proper Ice Skating Clothes

Proper Ice Skating Clothes

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To dress properly for in figure skating, a skater must look nice and neat. Do not come to the rink looking messy or sloppy. It is best for female figure skaters to wear skating dresses and figure skating tights. Special figure skating pants should be worn by male skaters. Gloves and a nice sweater can be worn for practice. Do not wear baggy clothes. Hair should be pulled back and be away from the face. Boys should wear black colored skates and girls can wear white or tan colored boots. Boot covers or over the boot figure skating tights are optional.

Long ago figure skating clothes could not be bought at any store. All figure skating clothes were made by hand. The mothers of ice skaters learned how to sew. Today, figure skating attire can be bought online, at dance stores, and at skating rink pro shops.

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