Hockey skate and stick size chart – what size should you need

Hockey is a game where you need to have speed and control over your shots. Especially in ice hockey you can lose the balance if you are not using the proper or right size of hockey skates. And to produce good shots with control and accuracy, you need to have the right size of a hockey stick in your hand.

What’s in the article: In this article I'm going to provide you some size charts of hockey skates and also hockey sticks. I will discuss in detail what should be the right size of hockey skate and stick for your use. Because by using the right stick and wearing the right skates you can provide your best performance on the field.

Hockey skate and stick size chart

Hockey skate size 

For good balance and a comfortable feel during the match, you need to wear the right size of skates in your feet. The size of the hockey skates depends on few things like the shoe size of the players, whether they are young players or advanced, the width of the skates, toe space inside the skates, construction, etc. Depending on these facts there are various types of hockey skates in the market and you have to choose the right size.

Senior players skate size chart

Male shoe size

Female shoe size

Skate size

7.5

9

6

8

9.5

6.5

8.5

10

7

9

10.5

7.5

9.5

11

8

10

11.5

8.5

10.5

12

9

11

12.5

9.5

11.5

13

10

12

13.5

10.5

12.5

14

11

13

14.5

11.5

13.5

15

12

14

15.5

12.5

14.5

16

13

15

16.5

13.5

Junior players skate size chart

Male shoe size

Female shoe size

Skate size

2.5

4

1

3

4.5

1.5

3.5

5

2

4

5.5

2.5

4.5

6

3

5

6.5

3.5

5.5

7

4

6

7.5

4.5

6.5

8

5

Shoe size of the player

Before choosing the size of your skates, you should measure the shoe size you wear. If the size of the skates highly depends on the regular shoe size of the players. Whether you are an advanced player or a beginner, your skate size would be less than your regular shoe size.

The size for advanced players should be 1.5 sizes down from the regular size shoes. But the beginners or the young players have growth and their feet will grow as time goes. That’s why their skate size would be around 0.5 or 1 size down from their regular shoe size. This way you can choose your hockey skate that fits you well.

Toe space inside hockey skates 

You should not buy a pair of hockey skates, where the toes fit as soon as you put your foot inside the skate. Because if it happens then after lacing up the skates you will find the skates smaller in size, and you do not have comfort in moving wearing this pair of skates. So your skate should be at a size that, after putting the foot inside your skates, the toes are in a position to just touch the toe cap. And if this happens you will feel comfortable after lacing up the skates.

Width of the skates

Another important fact that affects the fitting of your skates in your feet. Depending on the width ratio there are three types of hockey skates, high volume, medium volume, and low volume. 

High volume skates

 The width ratio of high volume skates is less than 2.5. These types of skates come with a deep heel and wide forefoot.

Medium volume

 If you are searching for standard size of hockey skate then, skates of this category is going to serve you greatly. The width ratio of these skates is between 2.5 to 3. They come with standard heel and forefoot.

Low volume

 Width ratio of low volume skates are more than 3. Skates in this category have narrow forefoot and shallow heels.

Now I’m going to provide you hockey skates size charts for young/junior and experience/senior players.

Hockey stick size

You have to choose the right size of hockey sticks for providing the best performance on the field. Choosing the right size of the hockey stick is not that difficult task is you know what things affect the length of your stick and what you should look for before choosing the right size of a hockey stick.

Before choosing the hockey stick, you need to consider three main things, age, height, and weight of the player. If you are aware of these three facts then it turns into an easy task to find out the right size of the stick. Depending on the age of the player there are four categories, youth, junior, intermediate and senior.

  1. Youth hockey sticks are 38” – 49” in length
  2. Junior hockey sticks are 50” – 54” in length
  3. Intermediate hockey sticks are 55” – 58” in length
  4. And senior hockey sticks are 57” – 63” in length.

Hockey stick size chart:

Age

Height

Weight

Stick length

3 – 5 (Youth)

3’ – 3’10”

50 – 65 pounds

38” – 44”

6 – 8 (Youth)

3’10” – 4’8”

50 – 80 pounds

45” – 49”

7 – 13 (Junior)

4’4” – 5’1”

70 – 110 pounds

50” – 54”

11 – 14 (Intermediate)

4’11” – 5’4”

95 – 125 pounds

55” – 58”

12 – 14 (Intermediate)

5’2” – 5’8”

100 – 140 pounds

55” – 58”

14+ (Senior)

5’5” – 5’10”

125 – 175 pounds

57” – 61”

14+ (Senior)

5’7” – 6’1” 

150 – 200 pounds

58” – 62”

14+ (Senior)

5’10” – 6’4”

180 – 235 pounds

60” – 63”

14+ (Senior)

6’1”+

210+ pounds

60” – 63”

So I have provided size charts of hockey skates and hockey sticks to make it easier for you to choose the right size and deliver the best performance on the field.

Last Updated on July 25, 2022 by Efti

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