Congratulations Patrick! 2013 World Champion!
Patrick Chan takes the gold at the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ontario, Canada!
4th - Yuzuru Hanyu
6th - Daisuke Takahashi
7th - Max Aaron
9th - Brian Joubert
6th - Gracie Gold
12th Akiko Suzuki
Congratulations to Max and Gracie!
Max Aaron places 1st in Men's and Gracie Gold places 2nd in Women's at the 2013 US Figure Skating National Championships in Omaha! Good luck at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ontario, Canada in March!
How to build a Complete Skate Package:
Our new store offers thousands of combinations of boots, trucks, bearings, and wheels or blades. We didn't want to limit your options by only offering specific packages. Instead, we have designed the store to allow you to choose from a number of combinations based on our recommendations. Here's how:
Access the store by selecting Figure Skating , Roller Skating, or CRAZY Derby by clicking the appropriate section at the top of any page. Browse our boots until you find the best fit for your needs.
At the bottom of the product description page you will see a list of Available Options that match the boot you selected. Click on the blank dropdown boxes to add additional items to your skate package.
You can add as many extras as you would like to complete your personalized skate package. Some of the boots we offer are good for more than one type of skating, so be sure to select from the options that match your intention for the boot.
Once you have selected the options you want, click the "Add to Cart" button. You will see the subtotal reflect the total price of your skate package. If you're finished shopping, click the "Checkout" button. You will see your skate package options listed again on the Checkout Confirmation page.
Note! We do not keep every listed component in stock. We will contact you if we need to order a part before we can ship your purchase.
EDEA Wins at the 2012 World Figure Skating Championships
Congratulations Skaters !!!
2013 US Figure Skating Championships - Intermediate Awards
1st - Andrew Torgashev - Panthers FSC
4th - Eric Sjoberg - University of Delaware FSC
9th - Will Hubbart
1st - Anna Grace Davidson - Salt Lake FSC
1st - Will & JoJo Hubbart
If you are an EDEA Skater who has recently placed in a major competition, please email us! We are more than happy to recognize our skaters for their achievements.
Patrick has long Skated on EDEA Skates. He uses the Concerto!
Notice the great depth of knee in his Skating which helps to create the power and great flow in his Skating.
EDEA Skates work a little differently than do traditional leather Skating boots.
EDEA Skates first fit and hold the base of the foot incredibly well which provides the extreme control needed.
When EDEA Skates are laced properly the the heel is locked into their famous heel pocket which mates the Skate, one with the foot.
EDEA Skates provide the lateral support on both sides of the ankle to protect it with the Carbon Fibre type material shell or structure of the boot. All of the Knee bend is achieved by bending the specially designed tongue, thus leaving open spaces in the front when pointing and in the back when flexing. The top two hooks are adjusted to the amount of resistance (or knee support) desired when landing jumps.
The design of EDEA Skates is to NOT bend the top part of the boot forward. All knee bend is done on the tongue. Traditional leather boots with notches at the instep are designed to try to bend the entire top of the Skate forward to allow knee bend. This is why it is difficult to "break In" most traditional Skating Boots. When most traditional leather boots do start to bend forward from the top, they also tend to allow the area of the boot where the ankle is, to pucker out. This is not a good thing! This leaves your ankle hanging in free air in the middle of the boot, with no support, just when you need it. EDEA Skates are not meant to be laced super tight (like to strangle your leg) at the top of the Skate. Remember, we want to be able to bend on the tongue, instead of trying to bend the entire top of the Skate forward. This is also why the break in periods of EDEA Skates are so short, all you are doing is allowing the memory foam to form to your foot and teach the tongue to bend. We have seen "break in" periods for EDEA Skates of between one and eight hours.
EDEA Skates have an outer covering of Leather and from the inside use MicroFibre materials to wick the persperation away from the foot. The padding is memory foam, like on your matress and automatically forms to your foot every time you put your foot in them. No more oven to Heat Mold your Skates.
One other incredible feature of EDEA Skates is that the boot is a super well designed stock boot, but because of the Carbon Fibre type material under the leather the Skates can be custom "Shaped" by spot heating them and reforming the Carbon Fibre type material. The standard width is a "C" ball of the foot, with a "B" heel, but we can "SHAPE" the Skate down to a "AAAA" or out to a "EEE" by "Custom Shaping". We can take a great fitting stock boot and make it an even better fitting Custom Boot.
The goal is super COMFORT while providing wonderful support and control. For more details on the EDEA Skates, please read the technology white paper "Why EDEA Skates are so Special" from the Learning Center.
What's New - Crazy Skates
Just in case you have not heard of CRAZY Skates of Australia, they are the fastest growing Roller Skate Brand in the United States and around the World. John Moore and Trent Carter have spent over 3 years developing new incredibly high quality Skates that actually skate and work well while the cost of these great Skates are very competitive with other like products in the market. Better Skates for about the same Money. CRAZY Skates has assembled a team of some of the best Skaters, Derby Skaters, Boot Makers, Design Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, and Chemical Engineers in the world to provide Skaters everywhere with a whole new level of Comfort and Performance at incredible prices from SkatesUS.com.
CRAZY Skates have been around for many years, but primarily as an Australian brand that was distributed in Australia. With the advent of all of the newly designed Skates, we at SkatesUS.com, as the appointed exclusive Western Hemisphere Importer/Distributor, felt it was time that America had the opportunity to Skate on these great Skates and help to expand the brand worldwide. CRAZY Skates has a broad product line including their traditional Inline Skates, but it is their efforts into developing Great Skating Quad Skates that are catapulting them into the limelight among some of the top Roller Derby Skaters (the CRAZY Skates DBX 3 and DBX 5 Skates are available NOW!) as well as the Newbies along with the Skate Frames fast becoming the "go to" Skate for begining to mid level Artistic Skaters. Crazy Skates have a good range of introductory to mid level Artistic Skates that really work and have many of the features of the world's best Skates. CRAZY Skates quad Skates are also used for recreational Skating from the entry level at $59.00 to the top level at $499.00 for complete Skate Outfits. CRAZY Skates will be available at your local Roller Skating Center, Skate Shop, or some of the major Skate Web Sites anywhere in America and Canada by mid to late May 2012.
Just in case you did not catch it the CRAZY Skates DBX 3 and DBX 5 Skates are available NOW!
Skates U.S. On Tour
We're going to be in the following locations in the near future for events. Stop in and see us if you're in the area! For more details, click here
- 05/24 - PSA (Professional Skaters Association) The ICE Coaches assn, Edge Ice Arena, Bensenville, IL
Check out the About Us section of the site and see the incredible passion David and the staff at SkatesUS.com have for Skating and Skaters. We really do care about providing the very best Skating equipment available.
David has a long family history in Skating and you can watch videos of David growing up on Skates. You will understand the passion David has for both ICE and Roller Skating and the Skaters that make Art with Skating. Read more or email David
Phyllis is the voice that you get most times when calling in. She will surprise you, as she is VERY knowledgeable about the Skates that we offer and the intricacies of the products. We are here to help you have a GREAT Skating Experience and a GREAT Experience in dealing with SkatesUS.com. Read more or email Phyllis
Josh has become one of the very best Skate Techs around. He spends most of his time in the shop at our facilities specializing on the Tech work for both Ice and Roller Skaters of all levels from beginner to National and World Champions and those that just enjoy Skating. Once in a while we let Josh out of the Shop where he provides his precision Tech work at both Ice and Roller events that Skates US displays at. Josh has become a wealth of knowledge on both Ice and Roller Skates. Read more or email Josh (Tech@SkatesUS.com)
Joe comes to Skates US with 22 years of sales experience. His passion is excellent client and customer service. He enjoys his clients and works hard to service their needs. Joe brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the SKATES US TEAM. He is a great resource for information on the Skates, both ICE and Roller. Read more or email Joe
Paul Mc Collum
Paul is frequently seen at our Roller Competitions doing the great services that are needed by the Skaters. Paul is one of the nations best Roller Skate Technicians and specializing in the mounting of the Skate. He is also Expert at fitting Skates and Shaping the EDEA Skates to allow the standard stock Skate become a Custom Skate, just for you. Paul lives in the Tampa area of Florida. read more
New from EDEA Skates
EDEA Skates has introduced to the American market through SkatesUS.com a new concept in Roller Skating footwear.
The PLANAR concept
The Heel and Sole are aligned Horizontally in a single plane, providing the following benefits:
Optimal Control of the Skate
The Heel and the Sole lay completely on a flat plate and the Natural Alignment of the Metatarsus Phalangeai joint which allows the plantar-flex or muscles of the foot to be in their reference position. THIS ALLOWS THE MUSCLES TO REACT QUICKER, resulting in better balance and control.
Internal Foot Comfort
The TOES ARE STRETCHED NATURALLY inside the Skating Boot, resulting in the correct alignment of the Metatarsus-Phalangeal joints. This allows the Distribution of the load over a wider surface area of the Ball of the Foot, reducing the posibility of injuries or fractures to the metatarsus and providing GREATER COMFORT.
Easy Frame Assembley
The EDEA Skates provides a FLAT Support Surface which makes the Mounting Operation easier. When Mounting with a Planar Skate boot, DO NOT Use Power Wedges. The Planar assembly does not deform the Skate Boot and change the fit or shape of the Skating Boot. When Mounting a standard EDEA Skate, Use a Power Wedge.
Currently, only some of the models of EDEA Roller Boots are being produced this way as this technology is being phased into the production process. Non-PLANAR Skating Boots still require the use of Power Wedges.