Recreational Ice Skates
Ice skates for beginning ice skating and recreational figure skating. We feature ice skates by American Athletic, Dominion, Gam, Jackson, Riedell
These skates are suitable for "pond skating", recreational ice skating
and public sessions
Lower priced skates generally offer less support and padding than the higher priced skates.
If you are considering taking skating lessons, please review our Skate Selector Guide
for our recommendations.
Leather skates (generally above $50) are suitable for "badge" figure skating lessons such as Skate with U.S. (USFSA)
and ISI Learn to Skate programs
. A few of the vinyl boots offer sufficient support. See Skate Selector Guide
or individual skate pages for our recommendations.
Aspiring competitors should consider moving up to Entry Level Figure Skates
or Advanced and Competitive Figure Skates
. If you are jumping or spinning you need a skate with adequate support and an appropriate blade configuration. Low-level freestyle skates start at about $80. Support, padding, blade quality and durability improve with higher priced skates.Click here for a good article on buying skating boots