Definitions for "SKATES"
Keywords:  increasses, blades, hockey, bent, leans
Players must wear ice hockey skates with safety heel guards.
The prize that increasses your player speed. Also called blades or anti-clogs.
Short track boots lace higher up the ankle than traditional skates and are constructed from customised foot moulds and with heavier materials to help stabilise the foot and ankle around corners. To grip the ice around turns, blades are extremely sharp and are bent in at an arc that mirrors the direction of the turn. In addition, blades are placed off-centre to the left so the boot does not touch the ice when the skater leans into the turn.