There’s nothing in the world like going for a skate on a quiet afternoon. With family, with friends, with a local team, or just on your own for a peaceful skate, be prepared to hit the rink (or the lake!) with a solid pair of blades. Scroll down to check out our top ten favorites.
1Lake Placid Starglide Boy’s Double Runner Ice Skate
Especially for the youngest skaters, it’s often helpful to start with a double-bladed skate until they get their balance figured out! And at just $30, this Lake Placid pair is affordable for a pair they’ll surely grow out of next season.
2Lake Placid Summit Boys Adjustable Ice Skate
More of a hockey family? Lake Placid makes hockey skates, too! The handy thing about this pair is its adjustability that can accommodate up to four shoe sizes.
3K2 Alexis Ice Boa Ice Skate
Kiddos on a hockey team or playing in a league or club will benefit from a high quality pair of K2 skates that offer a great deal of structure and support to handle hours at a time on the rink.
4Botas Stella Figure Ice Skates for Women
For a classic pair of figure skates, anything from Botas will steer you right. Available in every size from youth to adult, we love this Stella design with its cozy and comfortable cuffs.
5American Athletic Shoe Women’s Tricot Lined Ice Skates
Want to feel like a professional figure skater without the high-end price tag? Whether you’ve been skating for years or you’re a total novice, American Athletic makes an excellent pair of skates.
6American Athletic Shoe Men’s Tricot Lined Figure Skates
Not to worry – American Athletic makes men’s figure skates, too! Added ankle support keeps them comfy while an easy to clean exterior keeps them looking as sharp as their blades.
7Lake Placid Everest Women’s Soft Boot Figure Ice Skate
If your biggest concerns are warmth and comfort (we’re looking at those of you who are used to skating on frozen lakes), Lake Placid’s Everest design provides both, and they’re particularly easy to get on and off in a flash!
Adults with the need for speed with find a slicker and quicker ride on a pair of hockey skates, and this pair from Jackson Ultima is a great starter pick for grown-ups who are new to thinner, sharper blades.
9TronX Velocity Ice Hockey Skates
Lots of ankle support and a reinforced outsole ensure you keep your balance on the ice in a pair of TronX skates. These are both super durable and conveniently lightweight for multiple trips to the ice.
10Jackson Ultima Women’s Figure Ice Skates
Looking to jazz up your ice skates and maybe turn a few heads? While we love them in blue, this pair from Jackson Ultima comes in red, black, purple, white, and pink as well.