How to make figure skating affordable

Hi! I’m new to Reddit – apologies if this is the incorrect place to post. One question I’ve been struggling with over the years is how to make figure skating affordable – ice skates have such a high depreciation value, skating costumes can be hundreds of dollars – I believe very firmly that skating could be much more mainstream if it were more affordable. Anyone have any idea on how to make skates / costumes cheaper (esp. for younger skaters)? I don’t know, just genuinely asking. Also – please let me know if I’m not posting this in the correct place – happy to delete and repost if so 🙂