What size hockey skate does my child need? When sizing children, follow the same method while allowing 1/2 size extra for growing room. Most skates use this formula (1 to 1.5 sizes down from shoe size), except Pre-2010 Mission skates which run true to shoe size.
How do you choose youth hockey skates? As a general rule, your hockey skate size will be 1-1½ sizes smaller than your shoe size. But it’s not uncommon for players to have hockey skates up to 2-2½ sizes smaller than their shoe size, so don’t be concerned if your skate size differs that much.
Are hockey skates good for beginners? Hockey skates are fast and maneuverable and offer good support of the foot, making them a good choice for beginners. Hybrid ice skates are with their soft-boot also a good choice for beginners who are only interested in using them for cozy rides.
How do I know what size hockey skates to buy? Assuming your shoe size is correct, we would recommend selecting a skate box size half to one size below your shoe size. However, in our experience, we have found that the majority of players are not wearing the correct shoe size.