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Bob skates are for kids who are learning to skate—they help youngsters get on the ice with a more stable platform under them. Bob skates come in fun plastic colors with double steel blades, so children between the ages of about two and five can get on the ice and begin learning to skate.
Bob skates help young kids with their mobility on the ice. They help keep young children from worrying about falling and thus make skating less intimidating. This leads to confidence and, along with the all the appropriate safety gear—including a helmet—allows a youngster to begin developing balance at an earlier age.
The adjustable skates attach to a young skater’s shoes, and generally fit shoe sizes from youth 6 to 13. Each bob skate attaches to the shoe with a pair of straps. A short strap goes over the front of the shoe just behind the toes, and a longer strap wraps around the top of the shoe near the ankle. A child with a slightly larger shoe size may still be able to strap the bob skates to their shoes, but the skate blades will be short of optimal in the front.
Bob skates give youngsters a little more confidence to get on the ice, so that they can advance to regular skates at their own pace. Wearing a pair of bob skates, your little skater will soon be shaking loose of your hand and zooming around the ice with a big grin.