Using ice skates for the first time can be a bruising experience.
Today’s invention offers an easier way to get going. It takes the form of a wedge which attaches to the base of one’s ordinary shoes.
This is positioned, using straps, at one side of the sole so that one can effectively walk on any surface with feet tilted slightly outwards -making contact with the ice using the edge of the wedge and the outer edge of one’s shoe.
When skating, as the newby feels he is about to fall over, he can rotate feet outwards again and regain balance and some braking.