Hello, my name is Ian Robertson and I established Specialist Skating Services in the early 1990s to offer leading edge equipment, and services for serious skaters. Although I am semi-retired and work from home, I can be available most weekdays 9.30am – 5.30pm and Saturday mornings.

Please book an appointment with me to ensure that I am able to give sufficient time to look after you.
Ian Robertson


Specialist Skating was formed in the early 1990s as supplies were not so readily available as they are today.  We started with blades from John Wilson and soon after started to offer boots from a variety of major suppliers.

When we  moved to North West England, this is when we were asked to become involved with Dancing on Ice.  We worked on the first seven series of this show.  We looked after the skating equipment, fitting celebrities and sharpening the blades for all the skaters on the show including the two principals(Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean) and visiting celebrity skaters and judges.

We moved to New Zealand in 2012 and shortly after Specialist Skating Limited was formed.

Our Philosophy

Our  philosophy is very simple.  To offer the most suitable equipment at a fair price. 

There is no substitute for actually trying boots on as part of the purchase process.  We can generally adjust the boot shape for you to ensure a good fit then once we know the boots are a good fit we can offer a variety of quality blades, sharpen these and help with the mounting.  We carry a range of accessories.


We have 25 plus years experience in looking after skaters of all abilities.

We have worked with juniors, and beginners;  big feet, little feet; Olympic Feet;  Celebrity Feet.

We look forward to hearing from you or better still come to see us.

come and see for yourself!

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