• Let your skates play the music!


  • About Sk8SoniX

    Unique musical instrument for skaters.

    Improve your edges & creative expression.


    Sk8SoniX by Brainventions, Inc. is a one-of-a-kind Musical Instrument for creating music while figure skating. It consists of a pair of Sensor devices attached by Velcro to the bottom of figure skates. The sensors are connected by Bluetooth to the Sk8SoniX iOS app, which users can download from the App Store and run on iPhone or iPad. The sensor assemblies can be purchased directly from this website.

    How to Use

    In the simplest of its application modes the Sk8SoniX app maps the 8 dynamic skating edges (Let/Right, Forward/Backward & Inside/Outside - LFO, RFI, LBI, RBO, LBO, RBI, LFI, RFO) to the 8 musical notes in the Major Musical Scale (Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La Ti, Do'). The user can chose from a variety of SoundFonts (e.g. piano, violin, guitar, piccolo, solfege, etc.) to listen to her/his edges while skating. This provides unique auditory feedback, which can significantly improve the skaters skating skills.

    Another usage mode provides a set of built-in detectors for moves-in-the-field (MIF), jumps, spins, twizels, swings, etc.


    Sk8SoniX has built-in audio and video recording/playback as well as skating data storage and analytics.

    Sk8Sonix is ideal for both beginner skaters to improve their skating skills and for advanced and top-level skaters who want to explore new creative ways for personal expression in shows and competitive programs.

  • How It Works

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    Purchase Sensors or Try Before you Buy😎

    Purchase a Pair of Sk8SoniX Sensors. Provide the Skating Booth Brand and Size information.


    Download FREE App

    Download Sk8SoniX App from this site. Sorry, no Android version available at this time.


    Mount on Skates

    Follow instructions provided by email on how to install and use the Sk8SoniX hardware and App.


    Play the Sk8SoniX

    Skate, listen to your edges, moves, jumps and spins. Create music and have fun.

  • Shop Now

    Sk8SoniX Sensors

    Sk8SoniX Sensors

    A pair of rechargeable sensor devices attached by Velcro to the bottom of your figure skates. The sensors are connected by Bluetooth to the Sk8SoniX iOS app, which can be download for FREE from the Apple App Store.

    Warranty: Life-time warranty guaranteed.
    Coming soon
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    Get -- Sk8SoniX -- App

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    Not available on Google Play yet
  • Setup

    Start the App. Turn on the Left and Right sensors. Step on the ice. Tap"Calibrate" and Skate.

    It's as easy as "Tap, Click, Click, Step, Tap and Skate"

    Enjoy the music you play!

    Warming up the piccolo

    Short, Repeated and Sustained Notes.

  • Playing Tips

    Here are some useful tips on how to play the Sk8SoniX musical instrument

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    Think "Reverse Piano"

    The basic principle

    While playing a piano the "resting/silent" state is having your fingers OFF the keyboard. While playing the Sk8SoniX your resting/quiet state is having both skates ON the ice. To play a note on the piano you PRESS a KEY. To play a note on the Sk8SoniX you LIFT a SKATE off the ice. The note, which correspond to the edge you are currently on will play.

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    From Edges to Notes

    A universal mapping of Skating to Music Playing

    Simple - the 8 dynamic skating edges (Let/Right, Forward/Backward & Inside/Outside a.k.a. LFO, RFI, LBI, RBO, LBO, RBI, LFI, RFO) correspond one-to-one to the 8 musical notes in the Major Musical Scale (Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La Ti, Do').

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    Repeating Notes

    Chasses, swing rolls, leg scratches

    Passing repeatedly a single key on the piano to play the corresponding note corresponds to lifting the left or right leg repeatedly to play the note mapped to the skating edge. Try Twinkle Twinkle Little Star!

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    Playing the C-Major Scale

    Skate a figure 8

    To play the Major Musical Scale (Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La Ti, Do') simply skate this edge sequence: LFO, RFI, LBI, RBO, LBO, RBI, LFI, RFO. On the ice it draws a figure 8.

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    Ice Dance Music, Videos and Patterns

    For all USFSA & ISU Compulsory Dances

    Use the Ice Dance file picker to make your choices. Play "karaoke" with the Sk8SoniX while listening to the dance music. Listen to the timing of your edges/notes:-)


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    Record your Moves

    Detect MIF, Spins, Jumps Twizels and more

    Use the moves detector (top left icon) to make selections. START the moves & notes recorder while skating (bottom buttons). STOP recording when done. Check the Moves table in the Recordings Picker to see a list of your moves. Filter by notes, moves or all.


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    Listening Options

    Solo, Duet or the entire Rink

    There are at least 3 options on how to listen to your edges play the notes. 1) Carry your iPhone with a wired headset. 2) Leave iPhone off the ice and use a Bluetooth headset. 3) iPhone off the ice connected by audio wire or Bluetooth to the rink's audio system - everyone can hear your edges:-)


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    From Sheet Music to Skating Edge Patterns

    Happy Birthday SKATRONIX

    Scan a piece of Sheet Music with an App like "Music Scanner" and Sk8SoniX with generate the ice pattern, which when skated by an experienced skater will generate/play the notes in the sheet music. Here is an example of "Happy Birthday SkatroniX" Ice pattern.


  • Videos

    Skatronix Videos & Musical Skates Simulations

    Val Nenov

    Playing "Trugnal Koss" on carpet. (Skatronix v.1)

    Val Nenov

    Playing C-Major @ Culver Ice Arena (Skatronix v.1)

    Marina Mikoultchik

    Playing C-major @ KHS. (Musical Skates v.3)

    Marina Mikoultchik

    Testing Musical Skates @ KHS. (Musical Skates v.3)

    Marina Anissina & Gwendal Peizerat

    The Blues CD (Musical Skates Simulation)

    Shae Lynn Bourne & Victor Kraatz

    The Golden Waltz CD (Musical Skates Simulation)

    Marina Anissina & Gwendal Peizerat

    The Viennese Waltz CD (Musical Skates Simulation)

    Albena Denkova & Maxim Staviski

    The Ravensburger Waltz CD (Musical Skates Simulation)

    Marina Anissina & Gwendal Peizerat

    Tango Romantica CD (Musical Skates Simulation)

    Val Nenov

    Musical Skates (MacOS Application)

    Val Nenov

    Playing Sk8SoniX on the Pond @ Toyota Sports Center

    Val Nenov

    Virtual Coach Demo @ Toyota Sports Center

  • Request Info

    Ask questions, leave comments and suggestions.

  • Support

    Please contact us with any questions, comments or suggestions.

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  • Return Policy

    This version of Sk8SoniX are hand crafted with care and passion. They are unique devices and are assembled in a very limited quantity. If for some reason you are not satisfied with the Sk8SoniX you can return them at any time. You will get a full refund for the product minus the shipping costs. Return shipment costs are paid by the customer.

  • Privacy Statement

    At Brainventions, we believe privacy is a fundamental human right.

    Your personal data belongs to you, not others.

    Whether you’re listening to your skates, recording your moves, or sharing with your skating partner, you can do it knowing that Brainventions doesn’t gather your personal information to sell to advertisers or other organizations.

    Your features improve while your data stays private.

    When we use data to create better experiences for you, we work hard to do it in a way that doesn’t compromise your privacy.

    Whether you store it or send it, your data is protected.

    Sk8SoniX provides a feature to save your skating data, which is generated by the Sensors mounted on the skating booths. The data is saved as a CSV file and stored on your iPhone. Only you have access to your data. You can of course decide to share it with us to be used as foundation for further app development and improvements.

    Your apps play by your rules.

    Sk8SoniX requires access to the microphone and the video camera on your iPhone and used Bluetooth to communicate with the sensors. When the app launched for the first time you are prompted to provide access to these peripherals. These settings are stored automatically but you can change them at any time.

  • US Patent

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    Granted 2010-03-09