Young skater with helmet.

Credit: Mark Hunt,


Skates are available to rent at all of our locations. Please see our individual location pages for pricing and availability.

For those wishing to buy skates, figure skates (not hockey) are strongly recommended for beginner skaters, as they provide a much better blade to begin learning with.

“Double-runner” skates (2 blades each) are prohibited.


U.S. Figure Skating and The Skating Club of Boston Skating Academy both strongly recommend the use of helmets for beginners of all ages.

Hockey and ski helmets are the best choice; bicycle helmets do not offer the same level of protection.