All Press Releases for June 11, 2013

John Harmata Inducted into Worldwide Who's Who

Changing the Way the World Skates, One Skater at a Time

    NAPERVILLE, IL, June 10, John Harmata, a.k.a. Mr. Edge, President of Arena Sports & Consulting Services, Inc. dba: Geppetto's Skate Shop has been recognized by Worldwide Who's Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in servicing Olympic figure skating hopefuls.

Mr. Harmata has 35 years of experience and over those years he has become an expert in the fitting of skating boots and at solving the many problems competitive skaters encounter throughout their skating career. In the course of his duties, he is responsible for overseeing daily business operations, product development, individual analysis and assessment of skaters' needs. Since 2000 Mr. Harmata has been a featured columnist for U.S. Figure Skatings', Skating magazine. He works hard to ensure that customers are completely satisfied with his services.

Mr. Harmata's new book, Anatomy of a Figure Skating Injury (July 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- is a new resource guide with information addressing the vital need for education, injury prevention, and performance enhancement. Written primarily for podiatrists, physical therapists, and figure skating coaches, this book is a must-read for parents also, before enrolling themselves or a child in figure skating classes.

Anatomy of a Figure Skating Injury explains why figure skaters still experience the same injuries today as skaters did decades ago. It addresses problems involving foot mechanics, and explains in detail the overall relationship between proper boot fit, blade mounting and sharpening. Mr. Harmata attributes his success to his prior medical training, good business ethics, and lifelong relationships with fellow industry professionals. Mr. Harmata received a degree in X-ray technology from the College of DuPage. In his spare time, he enjoys visiting wineries and coaching young entrepreneurs to achieve success.

Geppetto's Skate Shop is an ice skating retail store that services skater's footwear needs; including ice figure skating boots, blades, and sharpening for both the beginner and serious competitive skater. For more information about Geppetto's Skate Shop, visit:

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