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Best Ice Hockey Skates

Updated November 2018
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  • 15 Models Considered
  • 8 Hours Researched
  • 1 Experts Interviewed
  • 262 Consumers Consulted
  • Zero products received from manufacturers.

    We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

    Why trust BestReviews?
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.

    A skate should feel like part of your foot, while offering stability, support, and comfort. The type will depend on age, skill level, and position. Lighter, faster skates will suit those playing a forward position, while the sturdier skates suit defense positions. A tapered, narrow fit makes you able to turn on a dime and accelerate faster. A contoured, anatomical fit is snug and will achieve a powerful stride. A classic fit is better for all around play and will help you glide. Be aware that it’s normal for skates to be rigid, since they have to support you, and as such they need a while to break in. Look for established brands like American Athletic, Bauer, Reebok and Easton.

    The team that worked on this review
    • Jennifer
      Jennifer
      Writer
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      Katie
      Editorial Director
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      Melinda
      Web Producer

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