Imagine your child not falling backwards while learning to skate.
Parents, save your back! These beginner skates keep your child upright and balanced until they learn how to balance themselves, giving them control, confidence and ability.
If you want to give your child a competitive advantage, learning to skate safer and sooner, start them on Balance Blades!
Learn to skate needs
Balance Blades - Ice skates
Skate towel - needed to dry off your skates after skating
Skate blade covers - absorbs excess moisture and protect your blade from damage and rust
Skate bag - needed to hold all your skates, towel, covers as well as helmet and mitts/gloves
Patented 'Learn to Skate' Technology
Balance Blades beginner skates have 5 x 'Learn to skate' features that help your child learn to skate. Balance Blades are discreet with the features hidden within the contour of the blade. It is not obvious to other parents, coaches and players that your child is wearing them, they will only see the results.
Prevent Rear Falls
Indentations hidden within the rear contour of the blade involuntary and automatically engage the ice, when the blades slip under the skater to the point that a fall is inevitable.
Based on scientifically tested theories of movement, Newton's 1st physical law of motion; an object either remains at rest or continues to move at a constant velocity, unless acted upon by an external force.
The indentations engage the ice (external force) and disrupt the skates forward inertia (constant velocity). This disrupts the angular momentum and rotates the skater forward.
It allows the skater a moment to counteract, realign and stabilize their centre of gravity, thus catching one's balance. When balance is caught, a potential rear fall and injury is prevented.
Interior indentations hidden within the front contour of the blade allow the skater to voluntarily engage the ice surface, to assist with balance, natural skating stride and basic skating skills.
Standing up from the ice.
Standing in one spot.
Balance Blades skates enables a child to learn to skate with proper technique. The skate assists the child to balance in the middle of the skate during the entire learn to skate process.
More blade contact with ice surface.
Even distribution of weight.
Balance Blades are adjustable and have a range of sizes in order to fit the child throughout the learning process. As children's feet grow fast, it's an affordable option that allows a child to use the skate for multiple years.
Adjustable shell that expands to 4 sizes.
Good for up to 4 seasons.
Sizes (8 youth to 11y) and (12 y to 2 junior).
Parents place 'training wheels' on their child's bicycle to keep them safe and assist them while they learn to ride a bike. The 'training wheels 'are removed to complete the transition process.
Balance Blades are similar, the skate is transformed from a 'training blade' to a regular blade through sharpening when your child's skating skills have progressed.
The indentations on the front and rear of the blade can slowly be reduced during regular sharpening throughout 3 transitional stages as your child's skating skills improve.
Make skating memories
M's first time skating on Balance Blades at The Bentway with Canadian Figure Skating Champions Andrew Poje and Nam Nguyen, hosted by CBC Sports.
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