So these are posts I've written based on my experience as an adult learner skater. Your mileage may vary since different rinks, coaches, and skating associations have different rules. Also, your coach will have different approaches and techniques.
You know you're here to find out about full custom costumes:
First off, this is the most important post to read about figure skating. Oh yeah, you need to bend your knees, bend them so deep that you feel like you're about to sit down, then bend them some more--that's only a slight exaggeration.
What's with the ISI vs USFSA learn to skate programs?
First "Real" Skating Boots
KatzStraps for securing the top hooks when skates are new
Taking Care of your boots and Blades
Gummi Stones for rusted blades
Superfitting your boots: (you can do these tricks in combination. You're an adult, experiment with it)
A collection of every trick I've ever learned of getting my boots to fit
When Boots are too large.
When the heel of your boot is too wide
When boots are too narrow
When boots are too short or you can't get deep in the heel
If you gave boot fitting issues, here are some alternative boot tying tips to try (the one for the heel works!)
Warming up is a good idea! (Especially if you're 'mature'!)
Public skate Skating Etiquette, and General Skating Etiquette,
Professionally made coaching tip videos: Iskatecoach.com vs Myskatecoach.com
Wrist (One of my most popular posts!)
Oddball things I've found useful
Don't Forget Your Boots!
If you're a male skater, here's some links to posts about dance belts.
First time on Freestyle?
So you're in LTS and you want to skate a Freestyle
When you have a coach
The etiquette of missing a lesson
Leaving a coach (OMG is this hard to do)
Coaching is a business. Things I speak up about if they happen.
Testing. I'm not testing now, but here's a popular post for people who do test.
Skating Forum for Adults--a forum for adult skaters and parents of kid skaters. My post about the forum.
Manley Woman Skatecast--a fun podcast with interviews of famous skaters, coaches, and officials