1. Make sure you get fitted properly by a professional!
- Skate size and shoe size are not the same.
- Different skate brands use different measurements, so your size may vary across brands.
2. Refrain from buying skates too big. It is very dangerous!
3. Skates will feel snug and firm. This can be difficult to adjust to,
but it will keep you or your skater safe.
4. Skates need to be an appropriate match for a skaters’ level. The more
advanced they are, the stiffer and stronger the boot needs to be.
5. To ease the discomfort of skates, thin smooth socks should be worn to
prevent rubbing or blisters. Thick wool socks are unnecessary and often
don’t fit easily in ice skates.
6. Skate blades need to be kept dry, if they get wet and stay wet, they will
7. Skate blades should be stored in fabric covers called “soakers”.
8. NEVER STORE YOUR BLADES IN THE HARD GUARDS! This will cause them to
rust at an accelerated rate because the rubber and plastic hold in moisture.
- Hard guards are for walking in your skates.
- Soakers are for storage and protection.
9. Skate blades should be sharpened about every 20 hours of ice time or every
2 months, whichever occurs first.
Still have questions? Visit HomeIceBoston.com at our Boston Campus! Home Ice is a full service supply, apparel and maintenance store serving the skating community. For any inquires, please call 857-425-9539 or email the store manager firstname.lastname@example.org.