When it comes to buying skates for children, there are many things to consider. The recommendations and information below intends to empower parents with essential knowledge about roller skates, give examples of quality children’s skates for certain age groups, and keep a “living web page” that is current and useful from year-to-year. Skating is an incredibly fun sport for kids and adults. Learning to skate at a young age has proven to be a significant advantage for adult skaters. Skating is safe and makes for great exercise. It is important that your child is safe, comfortable, and confident while learning to skate. See the tips below to guide you through purchasing the perfect pair of skates for your child.

Make sure you read our Kids Skates FAQ before you move on to this article. Also, keep in mind that this article is a “living article” that changes as often as the industry changes so check back often for new information and recommendations.

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What Kind of Kids’ Roller Skates Should I Get for My Child?

When it comes to choosing roller skates there are basically two options: Quad skates, or the original “roller” skates (typically seen at indoor roller rinks), and Inline skates, or “rollerblades.” Quad skates are typically more conventional, and are usually the recommended skate for young or beginner skaters.

These skates are very different and each type presents a different level of skill and muscle development. There are advantages to both quad and inline skates, but choosing the correct type of roller skate is imperative to success. The “right” type of skate depends on the skater’s preference and intent.

Quad Roller Skates vs. Inline Skates

Quad skates have four wheels, 2 in the front and 2 in the back, which provide a better balance point than inline skates. Inline skates typically have 4-5 wheels in a line, which don’t allow for as much balance while not in motion. Quad roller skates give kids and skaters in general a sense of standing in a normal position – similar to wearing tennis shoes – but with wheels on them.

Inline skates can be difficult for children because they usually have less strength in their ankles and legs. This makes it more difficult for them to stand upright and steady on the inlines. Without some practice on skates and building muscle strength, inline skates for children may not be an ideal first skate, but usually teens can handle inline skates. There is a chance an inline skate could cause the child’s ankles to “buckle” and cause their knees can turn in. It must be said, however, that inline skates might be the right skate for your child if the child is already comfortable skating. Personal preference and comfort is always something to consider for anyone buying skates for kids.

How Do I Choose the Size and Features of Skates for My Child?

Skates for children are made in smaller sizes and have boots that conform to the child’s feet and ankles. This ensures the child is stable and confident on the skate. For teens, however, roller skates are more varied and are usually made for teens and adults.

Choosing the Right Size Skates for Kids

Inevitably, kids are going to outgrow skates. Just like tennis shoes, you might want to buy them a little big. Luckily, there are lots of affordable skating options for children and we even offer kids skates with adjustable sizing to allow for growth – check out the best Kids Quad Skates and the best kids inline skates to see our selection!

In general, skates for young people can be bought about one size bigger and still be okay for skating. It is not recommended to buy skates more than one size bigger, as it can hurt a skater’s feet and ankles. A loose skate will cause blisters due to the slipping and rubbing of the over-sized skate. If you buy a larger skate, it is important keep the laces tied tightly for the best support of the feet and ankles. Using extra socks to pad the extra space in a larger sized skate is not recommended because it can actually create more moisture inside the skate – another source of potential blistering and athlete’s foot.

The following video gives information on purchasing kids roller skates. The gentleman in the video is a 3-time world champion skater and owner of Devaskation — Skip Clinton.

Recommended Quad Skates for Young Children (Ages 2-3)

Starting your child on skates at an early age will give the child an advantage later by developing the muscles necessary to balance and maintain control while skating. Based on the recommendation of Amazon and the associated reviews, we believe that the following skates will serve parents well when it comes to quad roller skates for young children (toddlers) ages 2-3. It’s also easy to find adjustable skates for toddlers!

PlayWheels Disney Princess Kids Glitter Roller Skates with Knee Pads

Playwheel skates with knee padsSome of the most popular skates for young children are the PlayWheels Disney Princess Kids Glitter Roller Skates with Knee Pads. This skate / pad combo is intended for very small skaters that are still learning. They’re easy to get on and off and are somewhat adjustable to accommodate for growth.

Disney Cars PlayWheels Cars Jr Skate Combo with Knee Pads

Disney Cars PlayWheels Cars Jr Skate Combo with Knee PadsSome of the most popular skates for young children are the Disney Cars PlayWheels Cars Jr Skate Combo with Knee Pads. This skate / pad combo is intended for very small skaters that are still learning. They’re easy to get on and off and are somewhat adjustable to accommodate for growth.

Great skates for the youngest skaters!

Recommended Quad Skates for Children (Ages 4-6)

Some of our best-selling children’s quad skates for the youngest of skaters are made by the Sulifeel, Epic, and Crazy brands. These skates offer the best in comfort, ankle support, and quality for growing skaters. These are great adjustable skates for kids.

Sulifeel Rainbow Unicorn Skate

Sulifeel Rainbow Unicorn Skate

The Sulifeel Rainbow Unicorn Skate is an adjustable, light-up skate for kids. This skate fits most sizes of children’s feet up to about age 5. The boot is comfortable and provides support for small ankles. It obviously has a lot of color, too! The wheels light up. Kids and parents love these skates!

Crazy Flash Kid’s Skates

Crazy Flash Kid's Skates

The Crazy Flash Kid’s Skate is perfect for children, as the wheels are non-damaging to inside surfaces as well as outside surfaces. This skate can be used inside or outside. The main feature of this skate is the light-up and flash lightening bolt on the side of the skate. With motion the skate lights up and kids love it! This is a great skate for a skater that is just starting out. At under $80, this is one of the best beginner skates we carry. You can see a quick youtube video of the Crazy Flash Skates.

Epic Princess Skate

Epic Princess Skate

The Epic Princess Skate is another great model of skate that might suit your child’s needs. This skate by Epic is a quad roller skate and is fantastic for young skaters to start off skating outside or in a rink. This skate has a fun design and comes in sizes suitable for children ages 4-8.

The Epic brand is highly recommended for children.

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Recommended Quad Skates for Children (Ages 6-8)

Skates for Kid’s ages 6-8

Black Classic Roller Skates with Light-Up Wheels

Black Classic Roller Skates LightUp Wheels

These Black Classic Roller Skates with Light-Up Wheels are incredibly popular and a good option for kids in the 6-8 year range.

Riedell Dash Skate

Riedell Dash Skate

The Riedell Dash Skate comes in a variety of colors and is a great skate for the price. Riedell has been around for a long time and makes some of the most popular skates on the planet. The skate can be used on a variety of surfaces, depending on the wheels you buy! These are great for the rink and general skating.

Crazy Dream Rainbow LED Light-Up Skate

Crazy Dream Rainbow LED Light-Up Skate

The Crazy Dream Rainbow LED Light-Up Skate comes in a pink or black boot and features rainbow laces, purple sparkly toe stop, LED wheels, and tons of color. The skate can be used on a variety of surfaces and is sure to bring a lot of attention! As noted, these skates are intended for girls and will likely suit girls in the age range of 4-8, but boys can wear them, too. There should be no issue with these skates being used outdoors or indoors.

Jackson Rave Custom Skate (Advanced Skaters)

Jackson Rave Custom Skate The Jackson Rave Custom Skate is another great choice for parents because the boot is relatively inexpensive and the custom components are high quality. Depending on the wheels you choose, this skate can be used on rinks and sidewalks. The Rave comes standard with nylon plates and abec-7 bearings. You can adjust the styling to your needs with different colored laces, wheels, and boots. If you want to use this skate indoors choose the Atom Savant Wheels. For indoor/outdoor use choose the Hybrid Poison wheels. For outdoor use choose Atom Pulse Wheels. You cannot go wrong with this skate!

Recommended Quad Skates for Children (Ages 8-12)

Pre-teen skates are important because they help your child transition from kids’ skates to adult skates. This makes for the trickiest purchase because of the value vs. quality conundrum. Children’s skates often have adjustable sizing, but in the age group for 8-12 year-olds adjustable sizing isn’t always available. Because the child is growing quickly and pre-teen skates do not offer an “adjustable” sizing option, parents often faced with spending money on skates that the child will quickly outgrow. Unfortunately, that’s just part of it during this phase of a skater’s growth, but it is important to know the following tip: Parents should invest less in the skate boot and more in the other hardware as the boot will need to be replaced, but the other hardware can be salvaged and re-used on a larger skate.

Epic Allure Skate – High Top Boot w/ LED wheels

Epic Allure Skate The Epic Allure Skate skate is another great model of skate that might suit your needs. The High quality, High Top boot provides plenty of ankle support and prevents heel slip. The lightweight nylon plates make these skates perfect for younger skaters. These skates come with amazingly bright LED light up wheels, as expected. Sizing is adult 1-10, so just about anyone over age 8 can use these skates in the rink or outside. The skate comes with two pairs of laces and rainbow pom-poms with bells. It has a great look and is reasonably priced.

Sonic Cruiser Fun Skate

Sonic Cruiser Fun Skate The Sonic Cruiser Fun Skate is yet another solid skate for kids in the 8-12 age range. This skate has a low-cut tennis-shoe boot that provides maneuverability and speed! The lightweight nylon plates make these skates perfect for younger skaters. These skates come with wheels made for outdoor skating. The wheels will also work indoors, but they won’t be terribly fast. Sizing is adult 1-10, so just about anyone over age 8 can use these skates in the rink or outside. The skate comes in purple and blue colors.

Epic Nitro Skate

Epic Nitro Skate The Epic Nitro Skate skate is a great skate for kids in the 8-12 age range. This skate has a low-cut boot that provides maneuverability and speed! The lightweight nylon plates make these skates perfect for younger skaters. These skates come with wheels made for indoor rinks. For outdoor use, you will need to purchase outdoor wheels. Sizing is adult 1-10, so just about anyone over age 8 can use these skates in the rink or outside.

The following skates offer a higher quality boot with high quality skate components as options and upgrades for children Ages 8-12. These are for intermediate to advanced skaters that skate regularly.

Riedell Citizen Skate (High Top Boot)

Riedell Citizen Skate The Riedell Citizen skate is an excellent choice for an all-around skate that is versatile enough to take on rinks and to use on sidewalks. This skate comes standard with Powerdyne Thrust nylon plates and Kwik Abec-5 bearings. The best part about this skate is that you can choose upgrades and make the styling your own. You get your choice of boot color, lace color, and wheel color! If you want to use this skate indoors choose the Riva Wheels. For outdoor use, choose the Zen Wheels.

Jackson Rave Custom Skate (Low Cut Boot)

Jackson Rave Custom Skate The Jackson Rave Custom Skate is another great choice for parents because the boot is relatively inexpensive and the custom components are high quality. Depending on the wheels you choose, this skate can be used on rinks and sidewalks. The Rave comes standard with nylon plates and abec-7 bearings. You can adjust the styling to your needs with different colored laces, wheels, and boots. If you want to use this skate indoors choose the Atom Savant Wheels. For indoor/outdoor use choose the Hybrid Poison wheels. For outdoor use choose Atom Pulse Wheels. You cannot go wrong with this skate!

Recommendations for kids “light-up” Quad Skates!

Kids skates with light-up LED wheels have become increasingly popular and continue to light up rinks around the world. The recommended skates can be used indoors on a rink or hard surface and outdoors on sidewalks and pavement. Keep in mind that the wheels on the skates only light up when pressure is applied and sometimes don’t light up when you just spin the wheels with your hands. Get the skates on the child and let him/her skate for the light-up effect to activate. Check sizing on the recommended skates because some of the skates come in limited sizes. Most light up skates for are children, but adults can also get a light-up effect by purchasing Luminous LED wheels.

Crazy Dream Rainbow LED Light-Up Skate (small)

Crazy Dream Rainbow LED Light-Up Skate

The Crazy Dream Rainbow LED Light-Up Skate comes in a pink or black boot and features rainbow laces, purple sparkly toe stop, LED wheels, and tons of color. The skate can be used on a variety of surfaces and is sure to bring a lot of attention! As noted, these skates are intended for girls and will likely suit girls in the age range of 4-6, but boys can wear them, too. There should be no issue with these skates being used outdoors or indoors.

Epic Purple Butterfly Skate (small to medium)

Epic Purple Butterfly Skate

This is a high-top skate in a more traditional style, but it has plenty of flare with it! The Epic Purple Butterfly Skate uses LED wheels to light up and flash a rainbow of colors. The light-up LED shimmers brightly as the skates roll on rinks or sidewalks. The skates comes with two pairs of laces and white pom-poms. This skate is reasonably priced for parents encouraging growing skaters. These skates will suit girls in the age range of 6-10. The wheels are hybrids that allow the skates to be used indoors and outdoors.

Epic Allure Skate – High Top Boot w/ LED wheels

Epic Allure Skate The Epic Allure Skate skate is another great model of skate that might suit your needs. The High quality, High Top boot provides plenty of ankle support and prevents heel slip. The lightweight nylon plates make these skates perfect for younger skaters. These skates come with amazingly bright LED light up wheels, as expected. Sizing is adult 1-10, so just about anyone over age 8 can use these skates in the rink or outside. The skate comes with two pairs of laces and rainbow pom-poms with bells. It has a great look and is reasonably priced.

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Recommended Inline Skates for Children (Ages 4-6)

Inline skates for young children are usually made with comfort and stability in mind. At least, those are the factors parents should be considering when buying these types of skates. They can be used indoors or outdoors. These skates often offer adjustable sizing so that the skate can grow with your child. This saves parents money and allows the child to spend a lot of time on one skate instead of switching out and breaking-in new skates every year. These skates aren’t going to last forever though. If your child likes inline skating, a more expensive option will be necessary as the child grows and improves his or her skating ability. Parents should keep in mind that some inline skates do not have “toe stops” or even traditional brakes. Make sure you consider knee pads and elbow pads when buying inline skates for small kids.

Cytia Pink Girls Adjustable Illuminating Inline Skates

Cytia Pink Girls Adjustable Illuminating Inline SkatesThe Cytia Pink Girls Adjustable Inline Skate are extremely popular and come in kids’ sizes 10-13, 13-3, and Youth sizes 3-6. These are an entry-level inline skate for young skaters that provides stability and control over speed and maneuverability. The wheels on this inline skate light up and the skate also includes a rubber stopper for braking. There are over a 1000 positive reviews on this skate!

Roller Derby Stryde Boy’s Adjustable Inline Skates

Roller Derby Stryde Inline SkateThe Roller Derby Stryde Inline Skate is a great skate for young inline skaters that want to skate indoors or outdoors. This skate comes in 3 groups of adjustable sizes ranging from size J11 to size 5. The Roller Derby brand is reliable and inexpensive. This skate comes with a comfort liner and power strap for extra support. The frame is polymer, but it should last your child through this stage of skating. This is a nice option for parents because of the overall quality vs. price.

Recommended Inline Skates for Children (Ages 6-8)

Inline skate recommendations for children ages 6-8 are below. Inline skates for this age group need to be fairly forgiving. You want something with softer wheels and a good brake. Keep in mind if your child’s “rollerblade” wheels are too bumpy outside, it is most likely because the wheels on the skate are too hard and could be intended for indoor use only! You need to make sure the wheels you choose are right for your child’s skates and intent.

Crazy Alpha Inline Skate

Crazy Alpha Inline Skate

The Crazy Alpha Inline Skates are extremely popular and come in kids’ sizes. These are an entry-level inline skate for young skaters that provides stability and control over speed and maneuverability. The Alpha Inline skates by Crazy skate are the perfect adjustable option for growing intermediate to advanced skaters. They are the next step after the Model 148 beginner skate. And they include some awesome high-performance features that more experienced skates will love. And with a four size adjustable range, these skates will last for years as the skater’s feet and ability level grow.

SKL Adjustable Inline Skates for Kids with Light Up Wheels

SKL Adjustable Inline Skates for Kids with Light Up Wheels

The SKL Adjustable Inline Skates for Kids with Light Up Wheels are extremely popular and come in kids’ sizes. These are an entry-level inline skate for young skaters that provides stability and control over speed and maneuverability. This skate is the perfect adjustable option for growing intermediate to advanced skaters. These are great for ages 6-8, when the child isn’t new to skating and isn’t terribly advanced. These skates come in two colors — purple and blue.

Recommended Inline Skates for Children (Ages 8-12)

Inline skates are great for kids and adults, especially if your child is speed skating at the rink or wants to go faster outside. Inline skates are inherently faster and better for skating long distances outside. Skating to school or to a friend’s house will take significantly less effort using inline skates. There is less friction with inline skates and therefore the pushes create more roll for easier travel. Inline skates usually come in 3 wheel and 4 wheel setups.

TKO Light Speed Inline Adjustable Skate

TKO Light Speed Inline Adjustable Junior SkateThe TKO Adjustable Light Speed Skate is intended for juniors (teens) that are beginner to intermediate skaters. This adjustable skate is perfect for growing children who need a high quality inline skate. The small size skate adjusts from size Junior 13 to size 3. The medium size skate adjusts from size 4 to size 7. You’ll be flying on these awesome indoor/outdoor speed skates! TKO is one of the best brands of inline skates on the market today and has an amazing pedigree from gold medal skaters.

Epic Engage II / 3-Wheel Inline Skate

Epic Engage IIThe Epic Engage II 3-wheel inline skate is a comfortable skate that comes in sizes 6-13. This skate features a rugged, hard upper shell with a comfort liner. The skate is built with an aluminum frame and 125mm high rebound wheels for a smooth ride. The Epic Engage II is the second series of the Engage line and has had multiple improvements compared to the original Epic Engage skate. These skates have great stability and control, giving you the confidence to skate as quickly and safely on rinks or outdoors.

Rollerblade Microblade Boy’s Adjustable Fitness Inline Skate

Rollerblade Microblade Inline SkateThe Rollerblade Microblade Inline Skate is a comfortable skate that comes in sizes J11 though size 8. The Rollerblade line of skates has been popular for decades and the quality of the skate for the price is relatively unmatched. The sizing is adjustable and the skate is designed to correctly position feet for exceptional balance. The Microblade skate comes with softer wheels for a smooth ride on rough surfaces and upgraded bearings for speed. These skates have great stability and control, giving you the confidence to skate as quickly and safely on rinks or outdoors.

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What Quad Skates are Best for Junior (Teens) Roller Derby Players?

Young or “Junior” Roller Derby skaters need a skate that is able to withstand the high impact of the sport without breaking the bank. This will be a skate that holds up well, while also allowing the Junior derby skater to perform comfortably and at a high level. Wheels and bearings are an important factor in choosing derby skates and understanding how wheels work on specific surfaces is a must. There are many popular choices for roller derby wheels, but each situation is different depending on the floor surface. The best option for high level skaters is always a custom skate built to spec. We are here to help parents make the best choice on custom components, so contact us if you have any questions. Feel free to ask other parents or derby players what they have had success with, too. Keep in mind that you can have more than one set of wheels to provide more (or less) grip in case conditions on the track change. With the rise of derby, the technology in wheels has risen, too.

Jackson VIP Custom

Jackson VIP Custom SkateVery few brands offer a high performance skate at such a reasonable price, but Jackson has done it with this custom Jackson VIP skate. This is one of the most widely customizable skates on the market today and generally costs less than $200. This makes it a great skate for young, teen, and adult derby skaters. The Jackson VIP is designed for 4 major types of skaters: Rink, Derby, Speed, and Outdoor. Choose the options that make sense for your child and you will be a hero! If you need help, we are always available. Just give us a call or email!

What Quad Skates are Best for Juniors (Teens) at the Roller Rink?

If your teenager is interested in skating, it is important to keep in mind quality, comfort, and style when choosing a skate. Teenagers are generally extremely conscious about what they wear around their friends and on the rink. Therefore, you should keep this in mind when choosing a skate. It’s best to go with a well-known brand for teen skaters because the durability and quality is important. You shouldn’t break the bank (and you don’t need to) when buying skates for teens because they typically grow out of the skates in a year or two. There are very few size-adjustable skates for teenagers, so you’ll need to be prepared to buy skates again down the road. However, as mentioned above in a “pro tip”, buying an inexpensive boot and high quality components that can be swapped to a larger skate makes a lot of sense. The recommendations below are specific to teen skaters that skate indoors on a rink.

Riedell Dart Ombre Skate (Good inexpensive option)

Riedell Dart Ombre Skate

Riedell Dart Ombre Skates are inexpensive and reliable for teens on a rink. These skates come with mid-level components. You can choose from 4-5 different color options and there are usually plenty of sizes available. The skate can easily last a year or two with heavy use and maybe longer if your child’s foot doesn’t outgrow the boot.

Riedell R3 Skate (Low Cut Boot)

Riedell R3 Skate

The Riedell R3 Skate is a very popular skate that is reliable and comfortable. It offers an amazing value compared to some of the other brands and Riedell is one of the leading manufacturers of quad skates on the market today. This custom skate can be built specifically for indoor use by choosing from a variety of indoor wheels. You can customize the laces, wheels, bearings, and toe stop on this skate for peak performance at the rink. The low cut boot is intended for agility and therefore sacrifices ankle support for maneuverability. Speed, agility, affordability, and comfort are all possible with the Riedell R3 skate.

Jackson Rave Snap Rink Skate (Unisex / Low Cut Boot)

Jackson Rave Snap Rink Skate

The Jackson Rave Snap Rink Skate is an entry level quad roller skate from Jackson. This skate is the ultimate in value for parents. Constructed from premium vinyl materials, a PVC sole, and a Jackson Plate this skate is a great beginner package for teenagers. The Jackson rave offers over 100 different possible setups for a price typically under $180. This is relatively unmatched in the skating industry. Nearly every component is customizable including laces, wheels, bearings, axle nuts, toe stop, boot color, and more! The idea is to take a rather plain black boot and dress it up with as much style and flare as you can handle. Mix and match to create something unique to your teen. You cannot go wrong with this skate!

Tip: If you or your teen is interested in skating outdoors, you might pick up a set of Atom Pulse wheels because they are designed for outdoor use and will last a long time! Do you want to skate all night long!? Then you might also use Luigino’s booties inside your socks to keep from getting blisters!

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Recommendations for Junior (Teens) Rhythm / Dance Skates!

Rhythm and Dance skating is increasingly popular today with teens at the rink. Dancing to music on skates is a lot of fun and is great exercise. Teens can rhythm skate by themselves or dance with others on and off the rink. Rhythm skates are typically customized to the skater, but typical rhythm skates come in high top boots with fairly hard wheels. Sure-Grip, Riedell, and Jackson are some of the most popular brands of rhythm skates and all can be customized for style.

Sure-Grip Fame Skate

Sure-Grip Fame SkateThe Sure-Grip Fame Skate is a favorite for rhythm and dance skaters because of the high quality boot and components. The Sure-Grip brand has been around forever and is reliable and durable. This is probably the most popular rhythm and dance skate on the market today because of the styling and customizable options. The skate comes standard with a rock Nylon plate, abec-5 bearings, and Sure Grip Fame wheels. You can change the lace color and wheel color for a little pop of style. The skate is intended for indoor use and you will need to replace the wheels for outdoor use.

Riedell Uptown Skate

Riedell Uptown SkateIf your teenager is interested in rhythm skating, the Riedell Uptown Skate is a great choice! This skate is made by one of the largest skate brands on the market today – Riedell. The skate features a high top boot with a sturdy Powerdyne Plate. The Uptown comes with Qwik Abec5 bearings for a smooth roll. The toe stop is a “jam plug” by default, but you can customize the skate with a colored jam plug or a standard toe stop. The Riedell Uptown comes in a wide variety of sizes. You can change the wheel color and lace color to add a little style.

Jackson Finesse Skate (Sized for Women)

Jackson Finesse SkateThe Jackson Finesse Skates are affordable and sized for women. These boots are made with a “vegan approved” material that is comfortable and stylish. Jackson is a leading brand in ice skates and roller skates. Marketed as an “artistic” skate, they also make a great skate for rhythm and dancing. The skates feature some of the highest quality materials on the market today with upgraded bearings, plates, and wheels all standard. Pair these skates with Sure-Grip Fame wheels or Atom Tone wheels for the ultimate in indoor rhythm skating.

What Quad Skates are Best for Junior (Teens) Speed Skaters?

Junior speed skaters should look for a light-weight skate and boot that offers support and comfort for the foot and ankle. Wheels will differ based on what type of surface the skater will be skating. Indoor or outdoor speed skates vary, but overall the key is to think about what will best support your child’s knees, ankles, and feet and still provide superior performance.

Custom Atom Skate Built by Devaskation

Custom Atom SkateIf your teen is looking for the ultimate in quality, durability, and speed, the fully custom Atom Skate is a great choice! This is one of the most widely customizable skates on the market today and features the highest quality components made. This is not an inexpensive skate due to the features, quality, and components used to build the skate. This is for advanced teen skaters that want real speed on the rink. The Atom custom skate is designed for 4 major types of skaters: Rink, Derby, Speed, and Outdoor. Choose the options and wheels for speed (or contact us for help).

Riedell R3 Skate (Low Cut Boot)

Riedell R3 SkateThe Riedell R3 Skate is a very popular skate that is reliable and comfortable. It offers an amazing value compared to some of the other brands and Riedell is one of the leading manufacturers of quad skates on the market today. This custom skate can be built specifically for speed skating by choosing from a variety of indoor speed wheels. You can customize the laces, wheels, bearings, and toe stop on this skate for peak performance at the rink. The low cut boot is intended for agility and therefore sacrifices ankle support for maneuverability. Speed, agility, affordability, and comfort are all possible with the Riedell R3 skate.

Recommended Inline Skates for Juniors (Teens)

There are many reliable options when it comes to inline skates for teens. Some of the top brands are TKO, RollerBlade, Atom, and Epic.

TKO Light Speed Inline Adjustable Skate

TKO Light Speed Inline Adjustable Teen SkateThe TKO Adjustable Light Speed Skate is intended for juniors (teens) that are beginner to intermediate skaters. This adjustable skate is perfect for growing children who need a high quality inline skate. The small size skate adjusts from size Junior 13 to size 3. The medium size skate adjusts from size 4 to size 7. You’ll be flying on these awesome indoor/outdoor speed skates! TKO is one of the best brands of inline skates on the market today and has an amazing pedigree from gold medal skaters.

Atom Pro Fitness Package – 4 Wheel

Atom Pro Fitness Package – 4 WheelThe Atom Pro Fitness Package is intended for fitness and travel skating for teens and adults. This is one of the very best inline skates made today. It is affordable and durable. Atom is one of the best brands of skates on the market today due to their high quality components and outstanding warranty. These awesome skates are a breeze to put on and stay comfortable for longer periods of skating.

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What Inline Skates are best for Juniors (Teens) Speed Skaters?

Speed skates can be expensive because they are typically engineered to be light-weight and durable. They are designed to provide stellar performance and this means the cost of the skate is usually higher than skates that are designed for skating around a rink or outdoors.

Atom Pro Package

Atom Pro PackageThe Atom Pro Package will change inline speed skating as we know it. This skate is a complete, high-quality, entry-level inline skate package from a name you know and trust; Atom Skates! Get the great Atom Pro Carbon Fiber Shell and Heat Moldable Boot (Available in sizes 6-13), Atom Pro 6000 Grade Aircraft Aluminum Frame 12.8 4×100, Bionic Abec 7 Bearings, and 100mm Green Atom Matrix Wheels for an unheard of price!

Luigino Strut 4-Wheel Inline Skate

Luigino Strut 4-Wheel Inline SkateThe Luigino Strut 4-Wheel Inline Skate was built by a world-champion speed skater, Doug Glass. These skates are no joke. They are designed for skaters that want to push the limits of speed. The Strut 4 Wheel Package includes the popular Strut Boot by Luigino, which maximizes comfort for skaters, and a Pilot Striker frame, made with ultra strong, lightweight heat treated aircraft aluminum.

TKO Light Speed 110mm Inline Adjustable Skate

TKO Light Speed Inline Adjustable Junior SkateThe TKO Adjustable Light Speed Skate is intended for juniors (teens) that are beginner to intermediate skaters. This adjustable skate is perfect for growing children who need a high quality inline skate. The small size skate adjusts from size Junior 13 to size 3. The medium size skate adjusts from size 4 to size 7. You’ll be flying on these awesome indoor/outdoor speed skates! TKO is one of the best brands of inline skates on the market today and has an amazing pedigree from gold medal skaters.

Advanced Skates for Juniors (Teens) – Let’s Go Big!

So your teenager is an awesome skater already? Need to dial it up a notch? If you’re in need of high-end, professional skates we are the company for you! We specialize in the very best. There are several brands that epitomize high-end skates in the market today. Those brands are Atom, Riedell, and Mota. Atom and Mota were both founded by world-champion speed skaters Julie Glass and Doug Glass. This duo has been making the best in skates for a decade and very few brands can compete with the quality and performance of Atom and Mota. Riedell is also a great brand that has been in business for almost a century.

Custom Atom Skate – Build Your Own

Custom Atom SkateCreate your very own Custom Atom Skate! This option allows you to build a skate out of the highest quality components. Choose your boot, plate, wheels, bearings, toe stop, laces, and more! This option is for skaters that shred rinks on the reg. Let Devaskation build you a completely custom outdoor or indoor skate and get a deal, too!

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Safety is Important!

Any parent will agree that quality protective wear is essential. Mouth guards and helmets protect skaters from getting a concussion, pads protect against bodily injury, and more options of protective wear allow for an absolute safe skate.

DevaSkation offers helmets, mouth guards, wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads, custom packages of items, and offer them for all ages and sizes. We’ve listed our favorite for kiddos in each major category below so check be sure to check them out and you can check out even more information in our Guide to Safety for Skaters article.

Helmets

Triple 8 Dual Certified Helmet Helmets are of the utmost importance in skating. After all, protecting the head and brain is essential to avoid concussions, brain injury, and head injury. One fall without a helmet can be extremely dangerous and have lasting effects, should your head take any unnecessary impact while skating. Concussions are increasingly common in not only skating, but also many popular sports today. The best prevention is to wear a helmet like this Triple 8 Dual Certified Helmet. We have all types and sizes of helmets to suit your skating needs.

Mouth Guards

SISU Starter Kit

Mouth guards protect skaters from hurting or even loosing their teeth while skating. Due to the increasing popularity of skating, mouth guard technology is increasingly innovative. Instead of the old, bulky mouth guards that veteran skaters are used to, today mouth guards are thin and moldable with a soak in warm water. Mouth guards suction to your teeth, and no longer need to be removed for a drink of water or in order to talk. We offer an awesome SISU Mouth Guard so your little one can stay safe while also keeping it clean and fresh (well as much as possible for the active kiddo).

Pads

SISU Starter Kit

Wrist injuries are among the most common in skating. Wrist guards protect against damage to the wrist tremendously, and are extremely affordable. DevaSkation offers high quality wrist guards with sizes for children and adults. Knee pads are so important, as skating can put a lot of pressure on your knees. Knees often take intense damage from falling, and the recovery time needed to heal knee injuries is not short. We offer the best brands in knee pads on the market in order to keep you skating comfortably and safely. Pads simply protect your body from injury upon impact. As any skater knows, elbow pads are very important pieces of protective wear for all types of skating. Elbow pads protect your elbows from hitting a hard surface, and should have a snug fit and thick padding, as well as hard caps. Check out this 187 Junior Tri-Pack for a great starter set for your little one!

Many skaters need wrist, knee, and elbow protection so we’ve created a special package so you can get everything you need at a package price. Check out our pads package to pick your level of pads and get all three for a great price!

Please refer to our article “Skates for Christmas” to find out more about great skates to gift your children. This fun, recreational sport and hobby is sure to be a great pastime for you and your child alike! We offer many skates and skate parts to customize and stylize the perfect skate for even the youngest skater.

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