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I always recommend that you visit a reputable skate shop with a trained skate tech. In fact, I recommend that all my skaters go to Greg at Polar Skate Shop.
However, I do realize that no matter what I say, some of you will prefer to shop online. I feel that this is unfortunate because I truly believe that you will benefit more from the service of an expert without paying more money.
For this reason, I have partnered with the Figure Skating Store. While I'm providing an online option for your convenience, you should always try to visit a local skate shop in person to be fitted appropriately.
Please remember that skates should fit like a "Cinderella slipper" when wearing thin skating socks. Ice skates should never be too big!
I also realize it can be tempting to purchase skates that your child can grow into. However, skates should be the correct size for them today and not 6 months from now. Skaters will need appropriate skates for their level, and as they progress, it will be necessary to purchase new pairs. So never go more than one-half size larger than the skater's current size.
I highly recommend that you check with your coach or skating director to suggest where to go near you before purchasing anything online!
Also, please note that the links below are affiliate links. I may receive a small commission on your purchase from the Figure Skating Store. Please note that I do not receive a commission from Polar Skate Shop.
This skate is appropriate for skaters at the Freeskate 2 to Pre-Preliminary Level that are 80 lbs. or less.
This boot is appropriate for skaters at the Freeskate 2 to Pre-Preliminary level that are 80 lbs or less.
This skate is appropriate for skaters at the Freeskate 2 to Pre-Preliminary level that 80-115 lbs.
This skate is appropriate for skaters at the Freeskate 2 to Pre-Preliminary level that are up to around 95 lbs.
This boot is appropriate for skaters at the Freestyle 2 to Pre-Preliminary Level that are 80 to around 120 lbs.
My skater Peyton wears these and she loves them! I recommend getting the boot and blade separately and suggest the John Wilson Coronation Ace Lite (this is what Peyton has). However, you could also select the standard Coronation Ace.
Figure Skating Store also has the option to get the boot mounted with Eclipse blades at a lower price. However, I prefer that my skaters go with John Wilson blades because they are the gold standard. But, if you are on a tight budget, you can go with the Vega boots + Eclipse Cosmos blades at a lower price.
This boot is appropriate for skaters at the Freestyle 2 to Pre-Preliminary Level that are over 95 lbs. This is what I wear to coach in and they are very comfortable for long days on the ice!
Note that the blade must be purchased separately! I suggest my favorite blade for this level - John Wilson Coronation Ace Lite or Coronation Ace. Or, if you are an adult and plan to keep them for several years, go with the John Wilson Gold Seal (this is my blade) or the Pattern 99.
This boot is appropriate for skaters at the Freestyle 2 to Pre-Preliminary Level that are over 95 lbs.
This boot is appropriate for skaters at the Freestyle 2 to Pre-Preliminary Level that are over 115 lbs.
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