Definition: footwear with blades used for skating on the ice.

1. What are ice skates?
Ice skates are footwear with blades underneath that are used for skating on ice. The blades are designed for gliding on the surface of the ice and making turns.

2. How do I choose the right size skates?
The best way to choose the right size skates is to measure the length of your foot and compare it to the manufacturer’s size chart. Make sure you wear the same socks that you plan to wear when skating.

3. What type of ice skates should I buy?
There are different types of ice skates available for different skating activities. For beginners and recreational skaters, figure skates or recreational skates are suitable. For competitive skaters or those performing jumps and spins, specialized skates such as figure skates or hockey skates are recommended.

4. How often should I sharpen my skates?
The frequency of sharpening your skates depends on how often you use them, the type of ice surface you skate on, and how hard you skate. As a general rule, it’s recommended that you have your skates sharpened after every 15 hours of use.

5. How do I take care of my ice skates?
To keep your ice skates in good condition, wipe the blades with a dry cloth after each use and store them in a dry place. Avoid leaving them in damp or humid environments, as this can cause rusting. You should also have your skates professionally sharpened and inspected periodically to ensure they are in good working condition.