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Learn About Intermediate Ice Hockey Skates

Intermediate ice hockey skates are designed for players who have outgrown junior sizes and need more performance than those skates provide. These skates are typically sized from 4 to 6.5, catering to adult players with smaller feet or youth players with larger feet who require the support and benefits of senior skates. Key features include stiff boots for ankle support, comfortable liners, lightweight construction, and high-quality blades for improved agility and speed.

How to Choose Intermediate Ice Hockey Skates

When selecting intermediate ice hockey skates, consider the fit, comfort, and the quality of construction. Skates should be snug but not too tight, offering enough room for the toes while ensuring firm heel support. Intermediate skates generally come in various sizes and widths, accommodating a range of foot shapes.

Intermediate Hockey Skates Size Chart

Intermediate Hockey Skates Size Chart
Skate SizeUS Boy's/Men's Shoe SizeEUR Boy's/Men's Shoe SizeUS Girl's/Women's Shoe Size
4.05.5377.0
4.56.0387.5
5.06.5398.0
5.57.0408.5
6.07.540-419.0
6.58.0419.5
Actual Shoe Size as determined by a Brannock Shoe Sizing Device. Sizing will vary by manufacturer.

Referencing a sizing chart is a good starting point if you aren't sure what size you are in a particular brand.

Intermediate Ice Hockey Skates FAQs

What are the key benefits of investing in quality intermediate hockey skates?

Quality intermediate hockey skates provide improved performance and enhanced comfort. These skates typically feature stiffer boots for better energy transfer and superior blade quality for effective maneuvering. Investing in quality skates also reduces the risk of injury, thanks to better fit and reinforced areas for protection.


How does intermediate skate sizing work?

As mentioned in the “Learn” section, intermediate hockey skates cover sizes 4 to 6.5, which is typically suitable for regular shoe sizes between 5 to 8.5. They are ideal for adult players with smaller feet or youth players with larger feet who need better performance and support than junior skates offer.


What should I know about breaking in new hockey skates?

Breaking in new skates involves wearing them around the house or at practice sessions before using them in a game. Lacing them tightly helps mold the skates to the shape of your feet. If discomfort occurs, adjust the lacing or consult a skate fitting professional.


What's the difference between intermediate and senior hockey skates?

Intermediate skates are designed for players transitioning from junior to senior levels, offering a balance of flexibility and support. They usually have a wider toe box and narrower heel. In contrast, senior skates cater to elite performance with features like reinforced ankle support and lightweight construction, suitable for players with narrow feet or higher arches.

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