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A hockey player at the junior level needs reliable, durably constructed skates, whether they’re an entry-level player or moving up in the ranks of the sport. We have the right hockey skates to elevate his or her game, including top-end composite boots with the best protective and comfort features available.
If your youngster is a motivated skater, they’ll likely want the best junior hockey skates made by the world's premier skate manufacturers, Bauer and CCM. We carry options in Bauer’s renowned Vapor and Supreme lines as well as Jetspeed and Tacks from CCM. For players new to the ice, we offer outstanding choices in entry-level Bauer and CCM junior skates as well as recreational models for kids who want to skate but not necessarily play hockey.
Consult our guides on How to Buy Hockey Skates and How to Fit Hockey Skates for informative tips to help you choose the right junior skates. Shop online with confidence and enjoy the most competitive prices, thanks to the Pure Hockey Low-Price Guarantee.
Junior hockey skates are smaller versions of adult skates, designed to fit players in the 7-to-13-year age range and who wear a US shoe size of 2 to 6.5. Entry-level hockey skates in junior sizes tend to be a bit softer, making them more comfortable and less expensive. Some junior-level players show real talent for the game and need higher-end, stiffer models to develop their skating skills as they advance in the sport.
The main difference between junior and youth hockey skates is size. Youth hockey skates are designed for the smallest players, from toddlers to kids about 8 or 9 years old, and who wear a US youth shoe size of 1.5 or smaller. Junior hockey skates are the next size up, fitting players around the 7–13 age range, and who wear a US shoe size of 2 to 4.5. Stiffness is the other major difference. Youth skates are soft to develop strength and confidence on the ice. Junior skates tend to be stiffer because young players need to gain power and control in their strides at this level. For new players in the junior age range, softer skates are available to help them develop important fundamentals.
The two main differences between junior and intermediate skates are size and features. Junior hockey skates are sized to fit kids approximately 8 to 10 years old and who wear a US shoe size of 2 to 4.5. Intermediate hockey skates fit kids in the range of 10–13 years old and who wear a US shoe size of 5 to 7. While most serious junior skaters will find excellent options for their game, intermediate skates at the higher end offer more advanced performance features for players headed into senior leagues.
As with other hockey skates, size junior skates by going down 1–1.5 sizes from the player’s street shoe. For example, if you or your child wears a 4 (US), then start with a 3 or 2.5 size in junior skates. New skaters and new-to-hockey parents can refer to our How to Buy Hockey Skates guide for details about what to consider when purchasing a first pair or upgrading from an existing pair. And because a proper fit is absolutely critical, we explain how to fit hockey skates in depth so you feel confident choosing the right junior skates.