Ice skate

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.

See also

roller skate, roller skating, inline skate



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