Ice Skates For Sale
There are quite a few different
types of ice skates for sales nowadays which range anywhere from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars. However,
all skates will look and even feel the same to a newbie and this is why if you are just starting out and have no
professional intention your best bet will be to stick with purchasing something that you personally feel good
The first thing you are going to
notice and which may be slightly confusing is that there are two types of ice skates i.e. for figure skating and
for ice hockey. While they may look the same to the untrained eye they are in fact slightly different. Figure
skates have a slightly longer blade along with a toe pick and a shorter tail around the back. The purpose of these
skates is to carve figures on the ice but requires greater balance and control. The toe pick helps with jumps,
stops and spins but it is something that a new skater will have little use for. More expensive ice skates for sale
will often have better picks especially designed to be used by a highly skilled skater.
Hockey skates are especially
designed for maneuverability and speed which allows for quick stops and change in direction often required in
hockey. The blade of hockey skates is narrower i.e. around 3mm and will not be as curved as a figure skate.
However, the good thing about hockey skates from a beginner’s stand point is that it will not cause them to trip
There are a number of online and
offline stores that offer seasonal promotions on ice skates but if you are really looking for a good deal it would
be a great idea to search online. Online stores that put up ice skates for sale often offer bigger discounts
allowing you to save as much as 25% - 50% off your purchase. Some will even customize the skates for you as part of
their promotion by putting your name or title on them. However you need to know what you are looking for since you
will not be able to try them on prior to your purchase.