Meet Skater Edge's Specialist

Ian Robertson

Ian originally run Specialist Skating Services which was formed in central Scotland when his two daughters were figure skating.

After experiencing some very poor sharpening Ian was put in touch with the then top UK skate sharpener John Turner who supplied some tuition and sold him one of his machines. Over time Ian’s reputation for fine sharpening grew and this feature became one of Specialist Skating’s core activities, opening many doors for the business.

In 90s Ian was asked to become involved with ITV’s Dancing on Ice at the prompting of Karen Barber who along with husband Stephen. This enhanced his reputation no end as Ian was looking after not only celebrity and professional’s equipment but those of Jayne Torvill and Christpher Dean.

Ian moved to New Zealand in 2007, he was encouraged to take up the mantle once more although he had reached the age of 70 as no one seemed to specialise in looking after the figure skating fraternity locally. Ian offers high level of service and back up and of course precision blade sharpening.