How to choose your junior ice skates?
If you are new to ice skating, you might have difficulty understanding certain technical terms. It's true that this sport has a vocabulary that can be hard to master for the uninitiated, but don't worry: we're here to help!
HOW TO CHOOSE JUNIOR RECREATIONAL SKATES?
Your child wants to skate safely and comfortably?
If your child is just starting out on the ice, we recommend choosing a recreational skate with a rigid shell structure to ensure protection to the foot under all circumstances. If your child wants to stake recreationally, it is important for the skate to have an articulated structure, allowing it to accompany the movement of the foot. Finally, a skate with a boot and tongue with form-fit foam will ensure your child is comfortable on the ice.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR JUNIOR ICE SKATES
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- Articulated Structure: The articulated shell of the recreational skate combines support for your foot with freedom of movement. The lined boot and tongue offer increased comfort, while the hose clamp and strap allow for excellent ankle support while on the ice.
- Blade: The skates with the longest blades are ice-hockey skates. This allows the wearer to skate with greater stability, but with less power. Blades have toe picks at the front to assist the skater when performing moves such as spins and jumps.
- Boot: This is the part which fits around the foot. It is reinforced around the ankle bones for greater comfort. The skate's shell protects the foot from knocks. Figure skates have up to 7 eyelets and 4 lace hooks, offering greater freedom to the ankle when launching into moves.
When standing, the heel should sit firmly in boot and the toes should gently brush the end of the boot. When the knees are flexed, the foot should move backwards and the toes should no longer reach the end.