Ice skates are boots with blades attached to the bottom, used to propel one's self across ice surfaces.
There are three main types of ice skates:
- Figure skates are used in the sport of figure skating. They have a pick at the toe that allows the skater to push off of the ice.
- Hockey skates are used for playing the game of ice hockey. The boot is generally made of molded plastic.
- Racing skates have long blades and are used for speed skating.
A clap skate
(or clapper skate
) is a type of skate where the shoe is connected to the blade using a hinge.
roller skate, roller skating, inline skate