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Find the best ice hockey skates for intermediate players at Pure Hockey. We carry intermediate skates from top makers Bauer and CCM—trusted names that deliver quality skates year after year. Find popular intermediate models in Bauer’s Supreme and Vapor lines as well as CCM’s Jetspeed and Tacks families.
Intermediate hockey skates cover skate sizes 4 through 6.5. It’s a small range, but in this group you’ll find a wide selection of skates to accommodate players at differing skill levels. Beginning or occasional skaters will want to browse the entry-level options, which provide support, comfort, and durability adequate for players who head to the ice a few times a month. Experienced players looking to level up their game will want to consider more rugged skates with enhanced features. Performance and elite-level skates are optimized for stiffness, and they’re often constructed in lightweight materials for fantastic energy transfer. Higher-end skates also include moisture management features that keep the boot comfortable, and often come with specialized blades in quick-change holders that make them easy to swap out.
Consult our guides on How to Buy Hockey Skates and How to Fit Hockey Skates for informative tips to help you choose the right intermediate skates for yourself or your child. Shop online with confidence and enjoy the most competitive prices on intermediate ice hockey skates, thanks to the Pure Hockey Low-Price Guarantee.
An intermediate hockey skate is the size designation between junior and senior, and is typically correct for players aged 10–13. Intermediate hockey skates come in entry- and elite-level models to accommodate those just starting on the ice and those who already have an impressive set of skills.
Intermediate hockey skates cover skate sizes 4 through 6.5, or men’s US shoe sizes between 5 and 7.
Size is the main difference between intermediate and senior hockey skates. Intermediate skates fit players with a US men’s shoe size in the 5 to 7 range, while senior hockey skates fit players who wear a US men’s shoe size of 8 or larger. Top-shelf senior skates also include more performance-enhancing details, high-tech materials, and comfort features since they’re designed for elite and pro-level players who hit the ice most days of the week.
Choose your intermediate hockey skates based on your foot shape and size, how frequently you play, your skill level, and your budget. New skaters can refer to our How to Buy Hockey Skates guide for details about what to consider when purchasing a first pair or upgrade. Because proper fit is absolutely critical, we explain how to fit hockey skates in depth so you feel confident choosing the right ones.