What is the rule of thumb for fitting into ice hockey skates?

Ice hockey skates are one of the most important pieces of equipment for any aspiring ice hockey player. In order for your skates to fit correctly, there are a few key points to consider.

First, it’s important to make sure that the skate fits snugly and securely to your foot. Make sure the heel is snug and secure, and that your toes don’t curl up inside the skate when you’re standing up. You should also be able to wiggle your toes inside the skate, but not too much that they’re moving around too much.

Second, you want to ensure that your skates are slightly loose in the toe box. When you’re standing up, you should be able to fit one finger between your heel and the back of the skate. This will help you to be able to move your feet and ankles freely when skating.

Finally, it’s important to make sure that your skates are the correct size. Skates should be about a half size to a full size smaller than your regular shoe size. This will make sure that you have enough room to move around and flex your foot while skating.

Following these tips will help to ensure that your skates fit properly and that you’ll be able to move around comfortably and safely on the ice. It’s important to always consult with a professional if you have any questions or concerns about the fit of your skates.