Riedell Skates Announces Sparkle and Bruin Skate Models

Written By: Riedell | August 22, 2022

August 22, 2022 Red Wing, Minn. – After months of development, Riedell Skates is excited to introduce the refreshed Sparkle and the all new Bruin models.


The Riedell Sparkle is perfect for the recreational or beginning skater, with the comfort and performance needed to make memories on the ice. The soft, padded lining, stabilizing split tongue design, and reinforced lace hooks all work in unison to keep feet comfortable and secure. 

No detail on the Sparkle was overlooked, with sparkling glitter accents adding a stylish look to the durable, 100% vegan uppers that protect feet from the ice and cold, and no maintenance PVC soles and stainless steel blades providing a hassle-free experience from the start to the end of the skating season. Featuring a chic look and proper support, the Sparkle is a fashionable and functional option for all recreational and beginning skaters.


Riedell is back in the game! Classic design meets modern performance in the Bruin recreational hockey skate. Durable polyester mesh uppers designed with a timeless hockey look are backed with high density foam and brushed nylon linings that will have everyone feeling as good as they look, whether they are out for a casual date skate or playing a pick-up game on the pond with friends.  

To give the Bruin lasting performance, the tongues incorporate a supportive EVA foam pad for protection against lace bite, and every pair is fitted with reinforced nylon outsoles, blade holders, and toe caps that have been tested to withstand high impact events should they happen to be in the way of an oncoming slap shot. With comfort where the casual skater wants it and strength where they need it, the Bruin welcomes everyone to get out onto the ice time and time again.

Chic and Classic

“With the all new Sparkle, Riedell’s development team prioritized eye-catching cosmetic improvements. The update is dazzling, comfortable, and supportive at an accessible price,” according to Joshua Pfenning, Riedell’s Product Development Director. Every beginner skater can feel great wearing a chic and stylish Sparkle skate.

In deference to Riedell’s previously discontinued hockey skate line, Pfenning stated “the Bruin hockey skate is a classic take on the modern, affordable hockey skate.” With classic appeal, the Bruin is a great introductory skate for a parent eager to join their kids on the ice for a family outing or a fun day at the pond with friends. 

Learn more at ice.riedellskates.com or contact a local Riedell authorized dealer to find the Sparkle and Bruin near you.

About Riedell Skates

For over 75 years, Riedell has been the leading innovator in the ice skating market. In 1945, Paul Riedell and his wife Sophie founded Riedell Skates with one goal in mind: to produce and offer only the finest quality skates available in the market. By manufacturing only top-quality, hand-crafted skating boots made in Red Wing, Minnesota, our founders built a reputation for supplying the world’s best skates with exceptional fit and comfort.

As the years go by, we continue to reinvent our product lines and hire only the most skilled and professional employees in hopes of achieving the very same perfection that inspired Paul when he set out to change the skating world forever. Today, Paul’s grandsons Scott, Bob, Paul, and Dan Riegelman carry on the Riedell reputation of quality. Along with our team of talented craftsmen and women manufacturing Riedell skates and a friendly and knowledgeable service staff, we continue to take Riedell Skates to new heights.