What are Glo-Blades?
Glo-Blades are an amazing invention and skating product by Ralph Haney and his son Steven Haney. The way it works is Glo-Blades are an ice skaing and roller skating skating accessory that allows you to attach touch-controllable LED lights to your skates, and “skate on light”.The idea for Glo-Blades came to Ralph Haney while skating with his family at Snoopy’s Home Ice Arena in Santa Rosa, California. Three years of research and development later, the Haney’s have taken to Kickstarter to raise funds for the production of the skates. But along the way, they’ve gained fans in some of America’s most famous skaters, like USA Championship Medalists Kim Navarro and Brent Bommmentre, who star in the famous Glo-Blades intro video you can watch with a click here.
Tai Babilonia, the American former pair skater and Olympics champion, loves Glo-Blades, saying “Glo Blades’ possibilities are endless!” Randy Gardner, her partner for so many years, said that Glo-Blades are “a real blast.” Ryan Bradley, the legendary figure skating champion from Missouri, said that Glo-Blades has “so many cool opportunities.” P.J. Kwong, the 25-year figure skating announcer also thrilled with what Glo-Blades allows. But Polina Edmunds, the 15-year-old skating champion from the San Francisco Bay Area who’s at The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, loves Glo-Blades, saying she’s “so excited for the new product.”And she’s in Sochi.
So with that, it’s hard not to see Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner in Glo-Blades.
In fact, why not the entire USA Olympics Skating Team: Ashley Wagner, Gracie Gold, Max Aaron, Marissa Castelli & Simon Shnapir, Alexa Scimeca & Chris Knierim, Meryl Davis & Charlie White, Maia Shibutani & Alex Shibutani, Madison Chock & Evan Bates, for Team A. For Team B, Caroline Zhang, Kiri Baga, Angela Wang, Samantha Cesario, Yasmin Siraj, Ashley Cain, Leah Keiser, Mariah Bell, Barbie Long, Karen Chen, Amber Glenn, Tyler Pierce, Bradie Tennell, Amy Lin, Alissa Czisny, Stephen Carriere, Doug Razzano,Richard Dornbush, Keegan Messing, Alexander Johnson, Nathan Chen, Tomoki Hiwatashi, Jimmy Ma, Oleksiy Melnyk, Jordan Moeller, Nicholas Vrdoljak, Gretchen Donlan & Andrew Speroff, Jessica Noelle Calalang & Zack Sidhu, Christina Zaitsev & Ernie Utah Stevens Madeline Aaron & Max Settlage, Chelsea Liu & Devin Perini, Brianna de la Mora & Taylor Wilson, Tarah Kayne & Daniel O’Shea, Kaitlin Budd & Nikita Cheban, Anastasia Cannuscio & Colin McManus, Kaitlin Hawayek & Jean-Luc Baker, Rachael Parsons & Michael Parsons, Lorraine McNamara & Quinn Carpenter, Holly Moore & Daniel Klaber, Elliana Pogrebinsky & Ross Gudis, Chloe Lewis & Logan Bye, Tory Patsis & Joseph Johnson, Sammi Wren & Alexey Shchepetov.
But why not stop there? Women’s Roller Derby Teams should have Glo-Blades too! Imagine that, and we’ll explore the possibility in our next of a series of sponsored posts for Glo-Blades!
Get a some Glo-Blades. Visit the Kickstarter page and get involved in the Glo-Blades Movement: Get Your Glo-Blades Here!