I'm buying new skates but I don't know what model is right for me
Created by: Maria Petrova
Modified on: Wed, 16 Nov, 2016 at 1:18 AM
What type of ice skates are right for me?
- There are recreational skates (which are usually called Softec, or soft skates) and then there classic skates which are used to learn the figure skating discipline (this however doesn't prevent you from using them for recreational skating)
- Ice Skates comes in different levels of stiffness which are designed to support the skater's weight when landing jumps or performing various ice skating moves on the ice. The stiffer the boot - the more expensive it is and the more advanced of a skater you have to be to use it to it's full potential.
- Recreational skates vary in quality and can range anywhere from $60 all the way up to $180 like Jackson ST3950
- We have specifically designated categories beginner skates, intermediate skates, advanced skates to help you choose the correct set
- We strongly recommend that you consult your (or your child's) ice skating instructor about the choice of ice skates they recommend
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