Ice skaters are a special breed. They pour their heart into every minute on the ice and spend hours perfecting their craft. So when it comes to getting gifts for ice skaters they’ll love, you know that you want to give them a useful and thoughtful ice skating gift to help them improve their skills. Whether they enjoy skating recreationally or they’re hardcore sport competitors, it’s important to make sure that you’re taking into account their age, experience, and goals when it comes to skating.
1. Ice Skating Boot Covers
Fun accessory gift idea for ice skaters
There’s nothing like a pair of beautiful new white figure skates. But they can quickly become damaged the more a skater uses them. Boot covers are a great way to protect the skate from damage and scuffs while giving your skater the opportunity to express themselves and stand out from the crowd at class. They’re especially popular with younger skaters!
If your skater loves making a statement with fun skating accessories, help them show off their personal style with a wild set of soakers or a pair of brightly-colored laces (make sure these are allowed by their skating coach)!
2. Ice Skate Shot Glass Set
Cool ice skating gift for adults
Can you think of a better way to celebrate winning the competition than with shots in these glasses shaped like ice skates? The best part is that this is a set of six, so there are enough to share with friends or team mates. These make great gifts for hockey players as well.
3. Christmas Ornament
Commemorative gift for ice skaters
Christmas ornaments of a favorite hobby or that compliment someone’s interests make great keepsake gifts that keep giving year after year. Every time they decorate their tree, they will think of you and that special time in their life.
4. Competition Bag
Practical gift idea for competitive ice skaters
Looking for a way to make competition season less stressful? Anyone will tell you that the best way to keep a skater on the top of their game is to remove distractions. Why not get them a competition duffel bag that comes with its very own garment rack? Help them stay organized and focused on their program instead of worrying about their setup space, and they’ll be thanking you all season long!
You can’t go wrong with a gift that will help make competitions a breeze. Consider a makeup train case to keep her supplies organized or a special warm-up jacket just for them!
5. Spinner Training Aid
Thoughtful gift idea for ice skaters
Whether your skater is just starting to learn spins or they’ve been spinning for years, any skater could stand to improve their balance. This helpful spinner tool gives them the chance to practice their spins off the ice. It’s a thoughtful gift idea for just about any skater, but if you give it to a younger or more inexperienced skater, make sure that they have some supervision to avoid injuries.
Looking for more ice skating essentials to give your skater an edge? If they’re struggling with their posture, they’ll appreciate this posture trainer to help them improve their balance. Or, help them with their flexibility with an over-the-door stretching aid.
6. Ice Skater Barbie
Fun gift for young skating fans
One of the steps to achieving a goal is to imagine yourself completing it. Help them imagine winning that gold medal by giving them an ice skating Barbie. Even if they no longer play with dolls, they can display this doll on a shelf to remind them of what they want to accomplish.
7. Ice Skating Wall Art
Beautiful gift idea for skaters
There’s nothing like a statement piece of art to help brighten up a room and show off your interests. Help them decorate their space with a one-of-a-kind wall hanging or art print so they can show off their love for the sport in a creative and beautiful way. Choose a piece of art that will go with the general vibe of their room and they’ll smile every time they see it!
For more unique handmade ice skating gifts, consider a personalised figure skating water bottle or a custom figure skating word cloud poster.
8. Handheld Re-Edger Tool
Practical gift idea for an ice skater’s bag
Does your skater spend hours on the ice every week perfecting their technique? Then it’s likely that they’re wearing down their blades much quicker than they’d like. Get them a handheld, portable re-edging tool to keep their blades sharp and sure in between sharpenings. Your skater will appreciate your thoughtfulness, since they’ll be saving time and money on blade sharpenings multiple times a month!
Small but practical gift ideas make excellent ice-skating stocking-stuffers. Why not a sewing kit or a simple first aid kit for those unexpected mishaps?
9. Rolling Skate Guards
Practical off-ice gift idea for skaters
Skate guards are an absolute necessity for any skater that wants to protect their skates from damage and wear. But you can give them a more unique experience with skate guards that convert their ice skates into roller skates! They’ll love the experience of rolling through the rink while keeping their skates like new! Keep in mind though, this may not be the best gift for young or very inexperienced skaters.
For more practical off-ice figure skating gifts that will make their lives easier, consider getting them a lacing hook or few microfiber cleaning cloths to keep their blades dry and rust-free.
10. Ice Skating Jewelry
Meaningful personalised gift for skaters
If you’re looking for a meaningful or sentimental gift that they’ll treasure forever, get them a piece of beautiful and unique fine jewelry that helps them show off their love for skating. Instead of the full skating boot, these pieces feature just the blades, making them a unique statement item that your skater will treasure for years to come.
My favorite pieces from this collection that are sure to leave a smile on your skater’s face include the double skate silver bracelet and the ice skate hoop earrings.
You might want to take a look at gifts for lovers of other sports too!
11. Thermal Skating Gloves
Stylish gift idea for skating classes
Whether it’s a competition or class, gloves are an absolute must. High-quality thermal skating gloves are the best options for serious skaters that plan on spending lots of time on the rink. Here’s a tip: if your skater is new to the sport or learning a new technique like jumping or spinning, get them gloves that have at least a little bit of padding to help protect them in the event of a fall.
For more fashionable skating accessories that will keep your skater both warm and stylish, consider a skating headband or a pair of fleece leg warmers made just for skaters!
12. Ice Skating Book
Unexpected gift idea that every ice skater will love
Books might not be the first thing to come to mind when you think of gift ideas for ice skaters, but they’re an excellent gift for just about any skater or skating fan, regardless of their age or experience. From children’s picture stories to biographies and technique manuals, the possibilities are as varied as the needs of your skater. Get them an ice skating book and watch them become inspired to improve their own skating!
Younger skaters will love “Ice Breaker”, the real-life story of figure skating legend Mabel Fairbanks. Older skaters will be fascinated by “Figure Skating: A History”.
13. Ice Skating Medal Display
Unique and thoughtful gift idea for skaters
For competitive skaters, there’s nothing like taking home a new medal or trophy from their latest competition. It’s a physical show of their progress and how their hard work has paid off. Get them a display rack to proudly hang their medals, and they’ll smile every time they get a chance to add a medal to their collection. For an even more personal touch, get a medal display customized with their name!
Looking for more gifts to help celebrate your skater’s success? Why not a shadow box to display those special awards or flowers from their latest competition?