Top 10 Best Ice Skates for Kids
for October 2022

Ice skating has long been a favorite pastime of kids and adults alike, but if you don't have your own ice rink or don't want to spend a fortune on skates, renting ice skates is a great alternative. Ice skates can be rented at most rinks, and ice skate rental prices vary, depending on the rink.

In fact, ice skate rental prices are even cheaper if you buy skates online. But as many kids learn, not all ice skates are created equal. Some ice skates are designed specifically for beginners, while others are designed for advanced skaters. The Different Guide has tested dozens of ice skates to assess their performance, durability, and energy efficiency.

We score ice skates for performance, including how quick they turn, how sharp their blades are and how smoothly they glide. We also look at how easy it is to lace and fasten the skates. Finally, we evaluate how warm the skates are, as well as how durable they are. Here are the best ice skates for kids of 2022, according to testing and popular reviews:

Different Guide editors select recommendations independently. Purchases made through our links may earn us commissions.

1
9.8
SCORE
Proguard Ice Skate Trainers for Kids, Ice Skate Enablers, Ages 3-8 (1 Pair), Pink

PROGUARD SPORTS Proguard Ice Skate Trainers for Kids

by Proguard
What We like

These skate enablers provide an introduction to ice skating motion without the associated learning curve of more expensive ice skates. They provide the only support needed for young skaters to learn balance, falling, and stopping. Kids and parents alike will enjoy the freedom this present them.

2
9.7
SCORE
Franklin Sports Kids Ice Skating Trainer - Ice Skating Walker Aid for Beginners - Boys + Girls Learn to Skate Equipment - Ice Skate Pusher with Tow Rope

Franklin Sports Kids Ice Skating Trainer

by Franklin Sports, Inc.
What We like

This is our son's first pair of real skates, and we're pleased to find that he can skate without falling with this walker.

3
9.1
SCORE
Botas - Model: Diana/Figure Ice Skates for Girls, Kids/White, Junior 1

Botas

by Botas
What We like

These figure skates from Botas are excellent value for the money. The skates fit tight and comfortably, and they offer solid performance. They feel sturdy and will perform for ice skater girls or adults.

4
9.1
SCORE
Jackson Ultima Finesse JS184 Figure Ice Skates for Women Bundle with Guardog Skate Guards, Jackson Skate Bag JL350 / Skates Color: Pink/Width: Medium/Size: Toddler 10 (Kid's)

SKATE GURU Jackson Ultima Finesse JS184 Figure Ice Skates for Women Bundle with Guardog Skate Guards

by SKATE GURU
What We like

The Jackson Ultima Finesse JS184 figure skates are comparable competitor models, but at a better price. The Ultima Finesse's seem to be larger in size and the fit is better.

5
8.8
SCORE
Xino Sports Adjustable Ice Skates - for Girls and Boys, Two Awesome Colors - Blue and Pink, Soft Padding and Reinforced Ankle Support, Fun to Skate!… (Pink, Small - Toddler (10-13))

Xino Sports Adjustable Ice Skates

by Xino Sports
What We like

Xino ice skates for girls or boys offer a nice fit, are comfortable, have nice features, and look great. The skates are versatile, too, because they work well for a variety of ages and skill levels.

6
8.5
SCORE
Deluxe Adjustable Ice Skates - for Boys and Girls, Two Awesome Colors - Blue and Pink, Faux Fur Padding and Reinforced Ankle Support, Fun to Skate! Blue Size Small

XinoSports Deluxe Adjustable Ice Skates

by Xino Sports
What We like

The Deluxe Adjustable Ice Skates (Blue/Pink) have a soft, warm and fuzzy faux fur, reinforced ankle supports, adjustable buckles for a custom fit, and a sturdy metal blade. The design allows your child to skate at a comfortable speed.

7
8.1
SCORE
Jackson Ultima Softec Classic Junior ST2321 Kids Ice Skates - Pink, Size 1

Jackson Ultima Softec Classic Junior ST2321 Kids Ice Skates

by Jackson Ultima
What We like

If your child loves ice skating these junior sized skates are a must have. They fit on the child's feet snugly with just enough space for comfortable skating. They were a joy to wear and skated like a dream.

8
8.1
SCORE
Jackson Ultima GAM G0111 Stella Girls White Figure Ice Skates - Kids 11

Jackson Ultima GAM G0111 Stella Girls White Figure Ice Skates

by Jackson Ultima
What We like

The Jackson Ultima GAM Stella Girls figure skates are our top pick for a super-competitive 11-year-old girl. They may be expensive, but our daughter says they get great ratings for strength, support, and durability.

9
8.1
SCORE
Jackson Classic Fleece SoftSkate 380 Womens/Girls Ice Figure Skates - Womens Size 7.0

Jackson Ultima Jackson Classic Fleece SoftSkate 380 Womens/Girls Ice Figure Skates

by Jackson Ultima
What We like

One of the softest skates we tested, the Jackson Classic Fleece SoftSkate 380 is just what entry-level ice skaters need.

10
8.1
SCORE
Jackson Ultima Softec Rave Women's/Girls Figure Ice Skates - Youth Size 10

Jackson Ultima Softec Rave Figure Women's/Girls Ice Skates

by Jackson Ultima
What We like

The Jackson Ultima Softec Rave Women's/Girls figure ice skate is priced lower than other figure ice skates, but still has a low profile, comfortable boot, and a durable blade.

expand_less

I Agree
We use cookies to enhance and personalise your experience with us by collecting information about the pages you visit and actions taken on the site. More details