Winter is in full effect in the northern regions around the world. Where I live, in Vermont, we have had snow on the ground for over a month already. For me to inline skate, I have to drive 2-3 hours to either go to a skatepark in Quebec, New Hampshire or Maine or down to Boston to go trail or urban skating. This is not something I can do often, however, I do have an ice rink down the street from my house and there are dozens of frozen lakes and ponds around me to skate on all winter long.
I grew up ice skating and my mom still ice skates twice a week. She always wants me to go with her, but I really cannot stand the lacing system on hockey or figure skates. I just can’t seem to get them tight enough and after a while they just hurt my feet. I’ve long dreamed of how fun it would be to skate on my, much more comfortable, inline skate boots with ice blades on them.
That dream is now a reality with a wide range of ice frames and ice blade conversions kits available for most kinds of inline skates. We have put together a list of current frames and blades on the market. Hopefully this guide can help you pick the right frame to put on your favorite boots and enjoy winter skating with your mom, friends, kids or your loved ones.
Ice Blade Frames are a frame integrated with an ice blade to attach to your inline skates using various mounting systems.
Last year Ground Control dove into the Big Wheel market by introducing both a 3×110 and 3×125 UFS freeskate frame. Now they’ve branched out yet again to provide you with an UFS Ice Frame option for your aggressive skates.
Around since 2002, Micro has only been marketing and selling skates outside of China since 2017. With a focus on slalom skating, their Delta model skate has been become quite popular in that discipline. Their latest release is the new MIC ice frame that would be the perfect match for your freeskate setup.
Since the introduction of the Trinity mounting system, Powerslide has released an impressive array of compatible frames and skates. Their newest Trinity product, the Trident, has come out just in time for winter fun and would look absolutely fantastic on your Next, Swell, Evo or Tau skates.
Rollance, formerly known as Roquet, produces UFS Ice Frames developed to fit on aggressive inline skates. Each Rollance frame is handmade to order in Quebec City by Jean-Denis Caron. Two UFS versions of these frames are available: a hockey frame and a freestyle frame for grinding.
Conversion Kits are designed to attach an ice blade to your existing frames to convert them over to ice frames.
Fits majority of the inline frames in the range of 72-90 mm. This blade is designed to give a similar feel on ice that you would have on your wheels. Perfect for practicing inline skating year around and for recreational skating!
Fits majority of the inline frames in the range of 72-90 mm. This blade is designed to give a similar sloping forward that all of the hockey ice skates have. Perfect for recreational hockey players and for skaters that are used to the hockey style skates.
Fits majority of the inline frames in the range of 72-90 mm. This blade is designed to give a similar sloping and profile with the toepicks. Perfect for recreational figure skaters and for skaters that are used to the figure style skates.
Adult Roller Skate
Fits majority of the aggressive inline frames. This blade is designed to give a similar feel on ice that you would have on your wheels. Perfect for practicing inline skating year around and for recreational skating!
These ice blades can be mounted on majority of the 3-wheel inline frames that designed to accommodate 3×90 to 3x125mm setups including the ones by Powerslide, Flying Eagle, Rollerblade, and Seba.
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