Skating Equipment & Supplies in 03079 Zip Code
Types of Ice Skates

Ice skating is a popular winter pastime. There are several professional pursuits that involve gliding across ice, though. Following are common types of ice skates. Remember to wear a helmet and other appropriate safety supplies when participating in outdoor activities.

  • Figure Skates – Figure skates are made of stiff leather. This material allows for a certain level of flexibility but also provides ankle support. Figure skates have blades that are slightly longer than the boot and have a toe pick at the front. Toe picks are important accessories because they help the skater perform select jumps. For beginners, purchasing lightly used leather skates or vinyl ones is a more economical approach.
  • Ice Hockey Skates – Hockey skates are made of a more durable material than figure skates, typically plastic or synthetic leather. This gear experiences significantly harsher treatment than figure skates do. Since they are worn longer, hockey skates have a lot of padding inside. Hockey skates’ boots look similar to regular shoes but they are tilted forward. The blades are a little shorter than the boots. Goalie supplies vary from other ice hockey players’ skates.
  • Speed Skates – Also known as racing skates, this equipment is designed to maximize speed and forward mobility. The blades are flat and long. Certain styles of speed skates have a slap blade. When skating, the blade separates from the rear of the boot to contribute to forward thrust.
  • Touring Skates – Touring skate blades can be attached to virtually any foot apparel, though they are most commonly secured to hiking or ski boots. This gear is a useful tool for crossing inconsistent terrain.
  • Recreational Skates – This equipment is popular for leisure skating. Recreational skates look a lot like figure skates but they are made of cheaper materials and lack much of the padding.

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    5 Kelly Rd Ste 6
    Salem, NH 03079
    978-837-3190
    654 S Union St Ste 1
    Lawrence, MA 01843
    603-818-4082
    37 Crystal Ave
    Derry, NH 03038
    978-657-7586
    446 Main St
    Wilmington, MA 01887
    781-275-0900
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    Bedford, MA 01730
    603-668-9100
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    Manchester, NH 03102
    978-535-6517
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    Peabody, MA 01960
    617-332-0300
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    West Newton, MA 02465
    617-782-7777
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    Allston, MA 02134
    617-482-7400
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    Boston, MA 02116
    978-627-4284
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    Fitchburg, MA 01420
    781-237-6707
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    Wellesley, MA 02482
    617-477-3908
    2064 Centre St
    West Roxbury, MA 02132
    508-872-1750
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    Framingham, MA 01702
    207-363-5212
    7 Railroad Ave
    York, ME 03909
    508-872-8238
    165 Fountain St
    Ashland, MA 01721
    508-359-6555
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    Medfield, MA 02052
    781-875-1988
    82 North St
    Hingham, MA 02043
    508-634-1290
    75 Fortune Blvd
    Milford, MA 01757
    508-244-4880
    6 N Bow St
    Milford, MA 01757
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