Test Level
Skill Level

Skate Type

Choice Guide for Jackson Skates & Boots

Based on U.S. Guidelines


RECREATIONAL

ONLY

Occasional ice skating,

non-competitive skating,

or beginner skaters

(not for Adult Beginners).

Good Recreational Boots

with a support rating between 5-20.
Basic steps, swizzles, gliding,

stopping, forward stroking, basic edges.


Jackson Softskate PlusJS181

Jackson Excel
JS1290,
JS1392,
JS1291,
JS1393
(Youth & Adult Beginner/Rec.)

ISI
Tot 1,2,3,4

Pre-Alpha, Alpha


USFSA
Snowplow Sam 1,2,3
Basic 1,2,3,4

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.


Jackson JS181

Softskate Plus

(Youth Beginners)

Jackson Mystique
JS1491
Beginner Girls

JS1593
Beginner Boys

Jackson Artiste
JS1791
Youth Girls


JS1793

Youth Boys

JS1790
Beginner Ladies

 Jackson Elle Fusion
FS2130
Beginner Ladies

ISI
Beta, Gamma, Delta,
Freestyle Test 1,2


USFSA
Basic 5,6,7


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.


Jackson Artiste
JS1791
Youth Girls


JS1793

Youth Boys
 
 Jackson Elle Fusion
FS2131
Youth Girls

FS2130
Beginner Ladies


ISI
Freestyle Test 3,4


USFSA
Basic 8
Freestyle 1,2,3,4
Pre-Preliminary
Preliminary

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.

Jackson Elle Fusion

FS2131

Youth Girls


Jackson Artiste
JS1793
Youth Boys

Jackson Freestyle Fusion
FS2190
Ladies

Jackson Freestyle Fusion
FS2192
Men


Jackson Debut Fusion Standard

FS2440

Ladies


Jackson Debut Fusion 

FS2452

Men

ISI
Freestyle Test 5


USFSA
Freestyle 5,6
Pre-Juvenile


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.

owest Rating is for Youth,

Higher Rating for Adults.


Jackson Debut Firm
FS2450
Ladies

FS2452
Men

Jackson Premiere Fusion
FS2800
Ladies

DJ2802
Men

ISI
Freestyle Test 6,7


USFSA
Juvenile Free Intermediate Free



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.



Jackson Premiere Fusion
FS2800
Ladies

DJ2802
Men


Jackson Elite

DJ5200

(Ladies)


DJ5252

(Mens)

ISI
Freestyle Test 8


USFSA
Novice Free
Junior Free

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.


Jackson Elite

DJ5200

(Ladies)


DJ5252
(Mens)


ISI
Freestyle Test 9,10


USFSA
Senior Free


USFSA
Senior/Gold Pairs

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.


Jackson Supreme Low CutDJ5400

(Ladies)


DJ5452
(Mens)


Jackson Supreme

DJ5500 

(Ladies)


DJ5852

(Mens)





Jackson Skate Brand Information

Jackson Figure Skates was founded by Donald Jackson (winner of the 1962 World Figure Skating Championships) and his brother Bill Jackson in 1966.  Together with the Bauer Skate Company they developed a line of figure skates which now are worn by figure skaters all over the world.  Jackson Figure Skates and Figure Skating Boots have become a leading brand for lightweight performance.  Most Jackson Figure Skates and Boots are heat moldable to help reduce the break-in time and to get the best fit possible.


Jackson Ultima Figure Skating blades are worn by elite and professional skaters all over the world.   Jackson Ultima figure skating blades are manufactured with a harder edge than most standard blades using EXT technology.  The Jackson Ultima Matrix Figure Skating Blades are made from lightweight aircraft aluminum and high grade stainless steel.  The Matrix blades are lighter than traditional blades and need fewer sharpening.  These blades paired with the lightweight Jackson Figure Skate Boots can make it easier for skaters to jump higher.   The latest innovation from Jackson is their Apex blades.  The tapered edges and the titanium coating makes them have a faster glide along with longer edge life.  Kinzie's Closet is the preferred online dealer for Jackson figure skating boots and Ultima Figure Skating Blades.  We also have Jackson figure skating packages for beginner figure skaters.


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Not sure what skate you need?  Check out our Choice Guide for Jackson Figure Skates below.  This guide will help you narrow your choice down to the Jackson 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 our Skate Brand Comparison Guide.

Jackson Figure Skates Info


Jackson figure skates are known around the world for the superior performance and quality. If you are looking for beginner ice skates or more advanced figure skating boots. The Jackson Mystique and Jackson Excel ice skates are great for beginner recreational skaters.  The Jackson Artiste ice skates and Jackson Elle ice skates are better for beginner skaters who are taking lessons.  The Jackson Freestyle figure skates and Jackson Classique figure skates are for skaters who are wanting to perform single jumps.  The Jackson  Competitor figure skates, the Jackson Debut Figure skating boots and Jackson Premier figure skating boots are for skaters who want to practice single jumps and are working on axel jumps  The Jackson Elite figure skating boots and Jackson Supreme figure skating boots are for elite skaters who are performing double and triple jumps. Type your paragraph here.

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