About how to lace a hockey skate
Cross the shoelaces, from the inside to the outside, and thread the shoelaces into the corresponding pair of eyelets below. Then, from the outside in, thread the ends through each of the top two eyelets (don’t cross. From here, tie the skates as usual).
What’s the best way to tie hockey skates?
Loosen the top two eyelets, pull your tongue back, and place your feet on the skates. Once the skates are on your feet, starting at the toes, pull each lace slightly so it doesn’t come loose. Go back to the top of the boot near the toes, grab each lace, and pull tight. Prevent each skate from loosening.
Tips For Ensuring You Tied Your Skates Correctly
If you get out on the ice and are feeling like a bender, that means your skates are too loose around your ankles, so go re-tie them a little tighter.
If you get out on the ice and are feeling like your foot is no longer there and is getting numb, that means you tied it way too tight near your ankle and it needs to be a bit looser.
Taking Off Your Skates
When you’re done skating, you might feel too tired and cold and just want to take your skates off and leave ASAP. But if you don’t loosen your skates all the way, so your foot slips out with ease, you will kill your skate.
Yanking your foot out, or stepping on the heel will damage your skates. Respect the skate, take your time, and unlace the first few eyelets and then loosen the rest. Then, your foot should pop right out, and your skates will last longer.