Selecting Jackson Ice Skates

Not sure what Jackson ice skates are best for you? Whether shopping for girls ice skates, boys skates, mens skates or women's ice skates, we have put together a guide that will help you narrow your choice down to the Jackson figure skate or figure skating boot that will be best for you based on your skill level.   The lower level boots will be less stiff which means they will have less support.  The higher your skill level, the stiffer (more supportive) the boot should be.   Watch the video below by Jackson Ultima Skates and then Check out our Choice Guide for Jackson Figure Skates. 

Jackson Ultima - Support Rating

Watch this video on the Jackson Support Rating System.

Recreational Skates

Test Level - Recreational

This means that these skates are meant for pond skating or for skaters who only want to skate occasionally.  Except
for the very young (ages 7 and below), these skates do not have the support needed for skaters who are taking lessons and wanting to advance in the sport.

Skill Level

Occasional ice skating, non-competitive skating, or beginner skaters (not very supportive for Adult Beginners).

Good Recreational Boots with a support rating between 5-15.

Basic steps, swizzles, gliding, stopping, forward stroking, basic edges.

Skate Recommendation

Jackson Softskate Plus JS181


Jackson Diva

DV3000

(Adult Recreational)


Jackson Excel
JS1290,

JS1392,
(Youth & Adult Beginner/Rec.)

Beginner Instructional Skates

Test Level

ISI
Tot 1,2,3,4 Pre-Alpha, Alpha

USFSA
Snowplow Sam 1,2,3
Basic 1,2,3,4

SKATE CANADA
Canskate Stages 1-3

SKATE UK
Skate UK Levels 1-6

AUSSIE SKATE
Tiny Tots 1-3
Basic 1,2,
Novice 1,2

Skill Level

Basic steps, swizzles, gliding, stopping, forward stroking, basic edges, forward crossovers, two foot spin, backward stroking.

Boots Should have stiffness rating between 15 - 25.  Lowest Rating is for Youth, Higher Rating for Adults.

Skate Recommendation

Jackson Excel
JS1291

Beginner Girls


JS1393

Beginner Boys


Jackson Mystique
JS1491 

Beginner Girls


JS1593 

Beginner Boys

Jackson Artiste

JS1791 

Youth Girls


JS1793

Youth Boys


JS1790 

Beginner Ladies


 Jackson Elle
DJ2130
Adult

Advanced Beginner Instructional Skates

Test Level

ISI
Beta, Gamma, Delta,
Freestyle Test 1,2

USFSA
Basic 5,6,7

SKATE CANADA
Canskate Stages 4, 5

SKATE UK
Skate UK Levels 7-9

AUSSIE SKATE
Intermediate 1,2  
Freeskate 1

Skill Level

Back crossovers, three turns, bunny hop, forward lunge, arabesque, ballet jump, beginning half jumps, simple footwork such as Mohawks, hockey stop, T-stop.

Boots Should have stiffness rating between 25 - 50. Lowest Rating is for Youth, Higher Rating for Adults.

Skate Recommendation

Jackson Artiste
JS1791
Youth Girls


JS1793

Youth Boys

 
 Jackson Elle
DJ2131

Youth Girls


DJ2130
Beginner Ladies


Jackson Elle Fusion

FS2131

Youth Girls


FS2130

Beginner Ladies


Jackson Classique
JS1990
Ladies


Jackson Marquis
JS1992
Men

Test Level

ISI
Freestyle Test 3,4

USFSA
Basic 8
Freestyle 1,2,3,4
Pre-Preliminary
Preliminary

SKATE CANADA
Canskate Stages 6,7
Pre-Preliminary

SKATE UK
Skate UK Level 10
UK Star Bronze, Silver, Gold

AUSSIE SKATE
Freestyle Skate 2,3

Skill Level

Advanced stroking, crossovers, forward one foot turns, consecutive edges, half-jumps, one foot spins, sit spin.  Beginning single jumps.

Boots Should have stiffness rating between 45 - 50. Lowest Rating is for Youth, Higher Rating for Adults.

Skate Recommendation

Jackson Classique
JS1991 

Youth Girls


Jackson Freestyle
DJ2190 

Ladies


Jackson Freestyle Fusion

FS2190

Ladies


FS2191

Girls


Jackson Debut Fusion Standard

FS2440

Ladies


FS2441

Girls


FS2452

Mens


FS2453

Boys


Jackson Marquis
JS1993

Youth Boys

Jackson Freestyle
DJ2192
Men

Intermediate Figure Skates/Boots

Test Level

ISI
Freestyle Test 5

USFSA
Freestyle 5,6
Pre-Juvenile

SKATE CANADA
Preliminary Free
Jr. Bronze Free

SKATE UK
NISA Element Levels 1-3

AUSSIE SKATE
Freestyle Skate 4
Elementary Test

Skill Level

All single jumps. Half and Single jump combinations, beginning axel. Spins such as backspin, scratch and sit, camel, spirals, simple footwork.

Boots Should have stiffness rating between 50 - 70. Lowest Rating is for Youth, Higher Rating for Adults.

Skate Recommendation

Jackson Debut

DJ2450

Ladies


DJ2452

Men


Jackson Debut Fusion Firm

FS2450

Ladies


FS2451

Youth Girls


Jackson Competitor
DJ2471

Youth Girls


DJ2470

Ladies


Jackson Premiere
DJ2800
Ladies

Jackson Premiere
DJ2802
Men

Test Level

ISI
Freestyle Test 6,7

USFSA
Juvenile Free Intermediate Free

SKATE CANADA
Pre-Juvenile Free
Juvenile Free

SKATE UK
NISA Elements Levels 4,5,6

AUSSIE SKATE
Pre-Primary Test
Primary Test

Skill Level

All single jumps, Combination jumps, Axel,  Change foot spins, flying spins, more complex footwork, spiral sequence. Beginning doubles.


Boots Should have stiffness rating between 65 - 75. Lowest Rating is for Youth, Higher Rating for Adults.

Skate Recommendation

Jackson Premiere

DJ2801

Girls


DJ2803
Boys


Jackson Elite 

DJ5200

Ladies

DJ5252
Mens


Jackson Elite Low Cut
DJ5400

Ladies

Advanced Figure Skating Boots

Test Level

ISI
Freestyle Test 8

USFSA
Novice Free
Junior Free

SKATE CANADA
Senior Bronze Test
Junior Silver Test
Pre-Novice
Novice

SKATE UK
NISA Element Levels 7,8

AUSSIE SKATE
Novice Test
Junior Test

Skill Level

All single jumps, all double jumps, combination doubles, lower level triples, flying spins, complex footwork. Beginning Triples.


Boots Should have stiffness rating between 70 - 85. Lowest Rating is for Youth, Higher Rating for Adults.

Boot Recommendation

Jackson Elite 

DJ5200

Ladies

DJ5252 

Mens


Jackson Supreme Low Cut 

DJ5400

Ladies


DJ5452

Mens




Elite Figure Skating Boots

Test Level

ISI
Freestyle Test 9,10

USFSA
Senior Free

USFSA
Senior/Gold Pairs

SKATE CANADA
Senior Silver, Gold

SKATE UK
NISA Element Levels 9,10

AUSSIE SKATE
Senior Test

Skill Level

Triples, quads, combination triples, all spins, complex foot work.


Boots Should have stiffness rating between 85 - 100. Lowest Rating is for Youth, Higher Rating for Adults.

Recommended Skating Boot


Jackson Supreme Low Cut 

DJ5400

Ladies


DJ5452

Mens


Jackson Supreme

DJ5500

Womens


DJ5852

Mens