Lacing Ice Skates

Written By: Riedell | May 27, 2009

To be your best on the ice, make sure your figure skate boots are properly laced. Snugly tighten the laces starting from the first eyelets at the throat maintaining even tension up to the instep. The throat area should be no closer together when the ice skate is laced on your foot than the width of the unlaced throat.

Then put a couple of cross twists in the laces and finish with a medium tension. This keeps your foot firmly in place while allowing maximum flexibility at the ankle joint. The lacing pattern of the entire ice skate should be uniform. For more information, see Fitting Guidelines at