A figure skate," she explained, "has a long flat blade, and you tend to lean backwards.
Cahow's mother forced her to play her first year in hockey by wearing figure skates.
I glided toward him as if across an icy pond on a pair of figure skates.
In her beginning hockey years, Dyer even wore figure skates.
One day, her father was sharpening her figure skates and he filed right over the toe picks.
They all have long guillotine-like blades that are much faster than the familiar figure skates.
You want a lot softer ice to hold the edges for the figure skates.
The girls shrugged, pushed off with the toe-picks of their figure skates and pretended not to notice.
Made of polymer panels, the surface improves with use and is not damaged by the toe pick on figure skates.
"Those skates are so much longer than figure skates," she said.