Best Hockey Skates of This Season


Get ready for hockey season with the best hockey skates of the year. Whether you play for a school or pro team indoors or pickup games outside in your free time, it’s important to choose hockey skates that offer the perfect fit and are designed for your play style. We’ve compiled a list of the best hockey skates of 2022 to help guide your search and show you just what to look for. With CCM and Bauer leading the industry in producing high-quality hockey gear, it’s no surprise our top hockey skate lines of the year come from the two powerhouse brands.

Bauer Vapor

Bauer Vapor 2x pro

The Bauer Vapor skates are the go-to hockey skates for speed, agility, and lateral movements. Bauer’s Vapor line is designed with a tapered fit that hugs the feet and reduces the overall volume of the skates, giving them a second-skin feel. The low volume and snug fit of Vapor skates allow for a more pure skating experience, making them one of the most popular choices for NHL players. The lightweight construction combines structural support with flexibility so you can adapt quickly on the ice, change directions on a dime, and make sure you have the advantage every time you take off. If you want complete freedom and maneuverability on the ice, try Bauer Vapor hockey skates this season.


Best For: 

  • Speed
  • Agility

Bauer Supreme

Bauer Supreme Hockey Skates

If you need powerful acceleration and straight-away speed on the ice, the Bauer Supreme series will deliver. Bauer Supreme skates are designed with a 360-degree fit that wraps your whole foot and lets you flex forward to load energy. Plus, a flexible tendon guard gives you a full range of motion through your entire stride. When you wear Bauer Supreme hockey skates, you can achieve your maximum stride length and generate as much power as possible to make the most of every check and every shot. The Supreme series of skates offers a variety of styles made for players with mid-profile feet who need to be the most powerful skater on the ice.


Best For: 

  • Power
  • Control

Bauer XLP

Bauer XLP Hockey Skates

For skaters who are new to hockey and take developing their skills seriously, the Bauer XLP line of hockey skates are the best option for the upcoming season. Bauer XLP hockey skates are designed to be easy to use for beginners while providing plenty of support and protection for game-level intensity. Bauer XLP skates are warm, comfortable, and offer a traditional look and feel. No matter your age, the Bauer XLP hockey skates are great for starting out in the sport.


Best For: 

  • Value
  • Development

Bauer XLS

bauer xls hockey skates

With more and more skaters taking up hockey, both competitively and for recreation, Bauer’s XLS line has made the list of the best hockey skates of the year for beginners. Bauer XLS hockey skates are great for youth players learning the basics and players of all ages who play league or recreational hockey with friends. The XLS line puts an emphasis on comfort and ease-of-use with reinforced areas of microfiber lining and a balanced feel in every direction. When you need a quality pair of hockey skates at a great value, the Bauer XLS can’t be beat.


Best For: 

  • Value
  • Comfort

CCM Super Tacks

CCM Super Tacks skates

CCM created the Super Tacks skate line to fit like a glove so players get complete foot-to-skate energy transfer for maximum acceleration and speed. CCM Super Tacks skates offer a comfortable, contoured fit with a stiff boot, but one of the best comfort features are the bumps on each side of the ankles to accommodate ankle bones. Plus, the full-composite construction makes the boot ultra-lightweight so you can reach faster speeds than ever before and achieve maximum acceleration. All of these features and more combine to make CCM Super Tacks skates some of the best hockey skates on the market for all-around and two-way players.


Best For: 

  • Larger feet
  • All-around play

CCM JetSpeed

CCM Jetspeed Hockey Skates

CCM JetSpeed skates solidified their place on our list thanks to their unparalleled fit. Skates in the JetSpeed line lockdown your ankle unlike any of their competitors. The narrow, anatomical fit accommodates the most common foot shape seen in hockey players—a narrower heel and a wider-volume forefoot and instep. Another great bonus of these hockey skates is that they are prepared for sweaty, hardworking feet. The quick-drying comfort liner and exhaust vents in the outsole combine to keep your feet cool, dry, and fresh longer so you can focus on the game. The CCM JetSpeed skates are the best hockey skates for players needing explosive power and high-energy transfers.


Best For: 

  • Power
  • High-energy play

You can find a wide selection of hockey skates for men, women, and kids at SCHEELS. If you’re interested in Bauer hockey skates, check out our Bauer Hockey Skates Style & Fit Guide to learn about the Bauer fit system and how to choose the perfect pair of skates for you. If you have additional questions about which hockey skates are best for you or you’d like to check out our selection of hockey gear for yourself, contact one of our SCHEELS Hockey Experts or visit your local SCHEELS.