Features

To date, Skate Guard has released four in-depth, book-length features free of charge. Whatever your interest in figure skating history, these features will enrich and enhance your understanding of the sport's rich past.

ALL THE BEST, BELITA: THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY OF BELITA JEPSON-TURNER (2017)


An in-depth biography of British figure skater, actress and dancer Belita Jepson-Turner. Belita was an absolutely compelling, remarkable character and her story is full of ups and downs, humour and charm.

THE LOST YEARS: SKATING AND THE GREAT WAR (2018)



Commemorating the one hundredth anniversary of the end of The Great War, this feature takes an in-depth look at how skating survived and thrived around the world during the War. A fascinating glimpse back through time!



Take a trip back in time to the reign of King Edward VII in "Figure Skating In The Edwardian Era", which explores figure skating at the turn of the century. If you enjoyed "Downton Abbey" and "The Duchess of Duke Street", you're going to love learning about the sport in the days of Prince's Skating Club, Ulrich Salchow and Madge Syers.



"The Almanac Of Professional Competitions" explores the long and storied history of professional figure skating competitions, from the Victorian era to modern day. Through results, interesting historical tidbits, photographs and videos, this feature challenges the modern perception that professional competitions were only a thing of the nineties.