27 Aug 2010
It drives me nuts to see so many kids struggling with their skating ability only because they have the wrong size of skates.
For all you extreme parents who dream of having a child make the NHL or go to the Olympics, and for those parents who just want your child to have fun, Please! Please! Please!!! Make sure they have the right size skates. Kids struggle with skates that are not fitted properly.
Parents, try walking with flippers, which is what it is like for a kid to skate with oversized skates.
Fitting is simple to figure out. Skates fit 1 1/2 size smaller than a standard shoe. A size 3 shoe is really a size 1 1/2.
Don’t ask me why, it has always been that way. Take out the footbed and place your Childs foot on it cupping the heel.
For the growing foot, (age 4 to 15) There should be about 1/4 inch space from the toe to the end of the footbed.
If money is a concern, you are better off with a lower priced pair than an oversized Premium skate.
Season is starting soon, can’t wait, see you at the rink.