Not sure what skate you need? Check out our Choice Guide for Riedell Figure Skates below. This guide will help you narrow your choice down to the Riedell 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.
|Test Level||Skill Level|
|RECREATIONAL ONLY |
Occasional ice skating, non-competitive skating, or beginner skaters (not for Adult Beginners).
Good Recreational Boots with a stiffness rating between 15-20.
Riedell 10/110 Opal
Basic steps, swizzles, gliding, stopping, forward stroking, basic edges, forward crossovers, two foot spin, backward stroking.
Boots Should have stiffness 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 stiffness rating between 30 - 45. Lowest Rating is for Youth, Higher Rating for Adults.
Riedell 23/223 Stride
Advanced stroking, crossovers, forward one foot turns, consecutive edges, half-jumps, one foot spins, sit spin. Beginning single jumps.
Boots Should have stiffness 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 stiffness 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 stiffness 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 stiffness 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 stiffness rating between 85 - 100. Lowest Rating is for Youth, Higher Rating for Adults.
Riedell Figure Skates was founded by Paul Riedell who has been inducted into both the ice skating and roller skating Hall of Fame. For over 70 years Riedell has been handcrafting their boots in Red Wing, Minnesota. Many coaches recommend Riedell figure skates to their skaters. Riedell figure skates are also the only brand to have a wide width option for entry level skates. Shop Kinzie's Closet for the best selection of Riedell figure skates, Riedell figure skating boots and Eclipse Figure Skating Blades. We also have Riedell figure skating packages for beginner figure skaters.
Eclipse figure skating blades are also made in the USA by Riedell and are a great compliment to Riedell Figure Skating Boots. Eclipse Blades are made with a high carbon steel and feature full silver welds which provide a great amount of strenth. The Eclipse Titanium figure skating blades are a lightweight blade with a titanium chassis and stainless steel runner. The great advantage to the Eclipse blades is that they do not require a special jig for sharpening like many other lightweight figure skating blades.
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