Not sure what skate you need? Check out our Choice Guide for GAM Figure Skates below. This guide will help you narrow your choice down to the GAM figure skate that will be best for you based on your skill level. The lower level boots will be lest stiff which means they will have less support. The higher your skill level, the stiffer (more supportive) the boot will be. The stiffness ratings vary a little with each brand. If you would like the full comparison guide that includes all brands as well as other country's skating levels, Click on ourSkate Brand Comparison Guide.
|Test Level||Skill Level|
|RECREATIONAL ONLY |
Occasional ice skating,
or beginner skaters
(not for Adult Beginners).
Good Recreational Boots with a supportrating between 15-20.
Basic steps, swizzles, gliding,
stopping, forward stroking, basic edges.
Basic steps, swizzles, gliding, stopping, forward stroking, basic edges, forward crossovers, two foot spin, backward stroking.
Boots Should have a support rating between 20 - 30. Lowest Rating is for Youth, Higher Rating for Adults.
Back crossovers, three turns, bunny hop, forward lunge, arabesque, ballet jump, beginning half jumps, simple footwork such as Mohawks, hockey stop, T-stop.
Boots Should have a support rating between 30 - 45. Lowest Rating is for Youth, Higher Rating for Adults.
Advanced stroking, crossovers, forward one foot turns, consecutive edges, half-jumps, one foot spins, sit spin. Beginning single jumps.
Boots Should have a support rating between 40 - 50. Lowest Rating is for Youth, Higher Rating for Adults.
All single jumps. Half and Single jump combinations, beginning axel. Spins such as backspin, scratch and sit, camel, spirals, simple footwork.
Boots Should have a support rating between 45 - 70. Lowest Rating is for Youth, Higher Rating for Adults.
All single jumps, Combination jumps, Axel, Change foot spins, flying spins, more complex footwork, spiral sequence. Beginning doubles.
Boots Should have a support rating between 55 - 75. Lowest Rating is for Youth, Higher Rating for Adults.
All single jumps, all double jumps, combination doubles, lower level triples, flying spins, complex footwork. Beginning Triples.
Boots Should have a support rating between 70 - 85. Lowest Rating is for Youth, Higher Rating for Adults.
Triples, quads, combination triples, all spins, complex foot work.
Boots Should have a support rating between 85 - 100. Lowest Rating is for Youth, Higher Rating for Adults.
GAM Figure Skates & GAM Figure Skating Boots are one of the top brands of choice in Canada. They are similar to Jackson but made in the traditional style with full natural leather uppers and soles. This brand has a wider toe box from top to bottom and is higher in the arch vertically. It is a good choice for those who have several toes the same length as the big toe, a medium/high to high arch and medium to narrow heel. This brand is also a good selection for those who have a combo width foot (wide ball and a more narrow heel). Shop GAM figure skates, GAM figure skating boots and Ultima Figure Skating Blades from Kinzie's Closet, the preferred online dealer for GAM Skates. We also have GAM figure skating packages for beginner figure skaters.
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The GAM figure skate are well made Canadian ice skates. They are made for skaters who have high arches and skinny heels. They are typically wider from top to bottom than Jackson figure skates and can be heat molded to help get the perfect fit. The GAM Stella ice skates are a good entry level skate for recreation beginner figure skaters. The GAM Pirouette ice skates are good beginner instructional skates. The GAM Select figure skates and GAM Concept figure skates are for intermediate figure skaters who are wanting to start single jumps. The GAM Podium figure skate boots are for advanced skaters learning double jumps. The GAM Silver Label figure skating boots and the GAM Gold Label figure skating boots are for elite skaters performing double and triple jumps.
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