So, your kid is asking if they can play hockey. There’s so much equipment. Where to begin? Well, choosing a solid, quality pair of skates is a great start. While so many of them look the same, they’re definitely not all created equal. They run from well-made, beginner skates – at a decent price point, to all-out, top of the line. At the end of the day, a decent pair is worth the money. Many will attest to the difference in their kids skating – once they switched from rentals, over to a quality pair of their own. Not to mention, the longevity of quality skates means you can pass them along to siblings (or good friends!). And while you may be lacing them up now, they’ll being lacing their own skates up soon enough! We’ve chosen some of our favorite youth and junior hockey skates below and we’ve also included a few options that are currently on sale.
(Note: Hockey skates typically size down – a size, to a size and a half from their shoe size. Check sizing charts).
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1. Bauer Vapor 3X Pro Youth Ice Hockey Skates – Check It Out Here
A top of the line option. The Vapor offers a standard fit – which is a standard width through the toebox, with a narrower fit in the heel and ankle.
2. CCM Jetspeed FT4 Youth Ice Hockey Skates – Check It Out Here
New for 2022, this youth hockey is all about comfort, durability, and of course, speed. Jetspeed features a reinforced injected quarter package, with a synthetic composite material, providing players with a durable and stuff boot. It also has a felt tongue with embossed lace-bite protection, providing comfort and protection.
3. Bauer Supreme S3 Youth Ice Hockey Skates – Check It Out Here
A solid, quality skate, with many of the same features as the Vapor, but at a fraction of the price. Lined with Hydrophobic Microfiber and lightweight ankle padding (memory foam ankle pads).
4. CCM Super Tacks 9380 Youth Ice Hockey Skates – Check It Out Here
Solid entry-level skate, perfect for the kid that is into hockey – and will keep playing. Features an HD microfiber liner for comfort, high resistance to wear and tear, and an anatomical response footbed for greater strides and cornering. Also features Speedblade 4.0 holder with speedblade stainless steel runner.
5. Bauer Vapor 3X Junior Ice Hockey Skates – Check It Out Here
The most designed, researched and tested skate in Bauer’s history! This skate is a standard width through the toebox and forefoot with a low-volume, narrower fit in the heel and ankle. Ideal for those who like a second skin feel.
6. CCM RibCor 90K Junior Ice Hockey Skates – Check It Out Here
New this year, this 3D lasted material features great forward flex and lateral stability for power and efficiency, while the FlexFrame technology provides a contoured, but snug fit.
7. Bauer Junior Supreme S35 Skate – Check It Out Here
Solid heel and ankle support, these are built for long and powerful strides. A great skate at a great price point. Good for a beginner who is ready to hit the ice skating.
8. CCM JetSpeed FT475 Junior Ice Hockey Skates – Check It Out Here
These junior skates provide comfort and support, while also focusing on durability. These feature a a one-piece boot, skaters get more direct energy transfer and a closer fit – making for faster strides.