Ice hockey skates for young children, juniors and seniors
At Rexhockey we have Denmark's largest selection of skates, and therefore we also have skates for free -races, Art skating and ice hockey. Our core business is of course ice hockey skates and equipment, which is why you find the largest range of these categories.
The ice hockey skates here on the site are divided into 3 categories by age group:
Youth - ice hockey skates for children in size 23-33 (EU)
Junior - ice hockey skates for young people in size 32-39 (EU)
Senior - ice hockey skates for adults in size 39-48 (EU)
Select ice hockey skates in the correct size
When choosing your new ice hockey skates, you should first and foremost be aware that the sizes may differ slightly from average, depending on which brand you choose. There is often also a difference in how the skates fit from person to person. To make it all even more cumbersome, there is also a difference in how the manufacturers indicate the size of their skates. For example, a skate from CCM can be half a size smaller than a bauer skate. So it is not enough to know your shoe size, one must also know your skating size - preferably also at the brand level.
Generally, it is preferable with a skate that sits as tight as possible on the foot without it hurting. When the skate is tight on the foot, you get the optimal support and can thus maneuver better and faster on the ice. The skate should feel like an extension of the foot, and too much space in the skate increases the risk of reduced stability and thus potentially also to incur an injury. On the product pages of our hockey skates, you can always see a size guide for the specific brand that you should decode to make sure you get the optimal size skate.
Skates for children and adolescents: give the foot space to grow
Although it contradicts the general recommendation of choosing precise/tight skating sizes, for most people it is necessary to choose a slightly larger size for children and adolescents who have not finished growing. Few of us have the time or desire to constantly buy new skates, which is why we recommend that you choose a skating size that allows the foot to grow a little.
It is a slightly difficult balancing act, because the skate must not be so large that it goes beyond stability and thus the child's safety on the ice. Therefore, try to settle for a skating that is 1-1½ size larger than the current optimal size for the child. If you choose a skate that is too large, the baby risks getting blisters, callus (hard skin formed to protect the skin from friction) and in the worst case even bone spores. Therefore, it is usually also better to choose a cheaper skate that can be replaced regularly than to choose a more expensive ice skating that is rarely replaced.