Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle of da Mitten
Bikes: Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, homebuilt recumbent
I know the standard advice is to not pop the blisters, but I always take a sterile needle and relieve the pressure. Don't remove the top of the blister, that top layer of skin is protecting the *very* sensitive lower layer! If you 'deflate' the blister, be sure to apply antibiotic and dressing for a few days.
Sorry, no help with the skates.