Skating is both a hobby and professional sport that requires skill to master and flow smoothly on ice. For people who have a love and passion for it, it can prove rewarding as much as it can also be challenging. Most people participate in one of two categories of the activity, figure skating or hockey skating. Figure skating is more leisure driven but is also used in skill competitions where precision and skill on the ice are awarded large prizes. Hockey skating is more competitive and very different as it is a sport. Riedell IS are made with more than 60 years of experience manufacturing skate blades for different purposes. Riedell's IS blades also represent a strong brand within figure skating. Riedell makes ice skates specifically for the different needs and has a very strong reputation for figure IS. When you take a close look at the skate movements on the ice within each of these two categories of skating, you will find that each category has a different boot design as well that is used. For the more graceful, figure skating, movements are timed and precise to ensure that there is an art formed on the ice that is both spectacular and mind blowing to watch. In hockey skating the opposite is true, movements Fritid och Hobby are more momentum driven and fast paced, hockey skaters often come to sudden halts on the ice and this can sometimes look dangerous to achieve yet it is done time and again because it is part of the game of hockey. There are several companies that specialize in manufacturing ice skate boots for each skating category. Riedell's is a company that hand builds its skates producing high quality ice skates for men, women, boys and girls of all ages. Riedell ice skates are built using a very sophisticated process that involves about 125 processes to ensure that its ice skates are of high quality. According to most reviews on the internet, these ice skates are highly recommended for women. Riedell's skates are made from very hard metal thus they are also durable and carry a good warranty. Riedell's skates are available in several types and cover different roller disciplines such as Jam, Art, Derby, Speed, Rhythm and Outdoor. Because the ice skate industry is all about specialization rather than generalization, Riedell's skates are great for leisure use and professional figure ice skating. There are several lines that cater for various needs, these lines are designed according to a skater's level of skill and include Instructional, Competitive, Custom, Soft Series and Beginner/Recreational skates series. Each one of these skates is designed for a different skill level and come in 2 comfort levels, the LS style and the HS style, each style with a different level of comfort.