Used skates: Locally, Karen Bumgarner (listed in the Shop section below) sells used skates. You can also search for local used figure skates on the WFSC Buy/Sell Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/544588591038954/), local Facebook Marketplace or look for a US Facebook group that sells used figure skating gear.
New skates: There are no local new skate sellers in Wenatchee. Skates can be purchased at several stores located in the Shop section below.
Wipe off your blades and use cloth "soakers" to cover your blades in your skate bag so that the blades do not scratch or nick. Blade/hard guards are used to protect your blades when you are walking around the rink. Don't store your blades with hard guards on; the moisture trapped in the guard will cause your blade to rust. Soakers and guards can be purchased online.
"Air out" your skates to prevent mildew and prolong the life of the padding inside the skate. Don't leave skates in a hot car for extended periods of time.
Blades should be sharpened about every 40 hours of ice time. Skaters need to take their skates to be sharpened by someone that specializes in sharpening figure skates. Coach Paul Kapeikis can do it locally.
New and Used Skates contacts
Karen sells used skates here in Wenatchee. She will ask you to trace and measure your skater's foot and based on those measurements she will bring skates to the rink for trying on. She prefers that you text her for info.
New Skates Vendor
Seattle / Portland
The Hockey Source carries Jackson and Reidell figure skates and blades and can special order other products as needed.
6501 W Grandridge Blvd Suite E
Kennewick, WA 99336
EVERYTHING BELOW CAN BE FOUND AT MULTIPLE RETAIL STORES, SO LOOK FOR THE BEST OPTION FOR YOU. I USED AMAZON LINKS SINCE THEY ARE EASY.
https://www.lightinthebox.com/ --> search for figure skating dress
Nude leotard for under dress (optional): https://a.co/d/d9JPcqU
Everything else, this is all examples. There are lots of options available.
On Google play (and maybe apple), there is an app called Moves in the Field. The icon says MITF with a blue background. This is great if your skater need a little extra coaching between lessons on what they are doing.