Are you searching for double runner ice skates for adults?  If you are, you may be a newbie worried about maintaining balance and working on your skating skills without killing yourself out on the ice. Double runner ice skates are used by beginners. However, using them is controversial and causes some debate in the skating world. Some people think that a beginner should just wear a single blade and get used to it from the start. Others find that there is absolutely no damage done to technique by starting out with double blades.

Why Double Runner Ice Skates For Adults Are Not Recommended

If you are looking for adult-size skates that come with a double blade setup you are either a total beginner or have a lot of questions about learning how to skate on ice without breaking your ankles and landing on your rear. That is the problem; fear. I too decided to learn ice skating late in life ( in my mid-forties). I signed up for lessons and bought a pair of single-blades for myself. I did okay balancing on them as I walked around on my living room carpet. After I got to the rink and felt the slippery surface of the ice, my legs and body froze with fear.  My instructor told me that I must allow myself to experience a fall or I would never progress. He was right! Double runners cannot remove the fear of falling that many older beginners have.

  Can An Adult Beginner Rent Double Runner Skates At The Rink?

If you are new to the world of recreational ice skating, you may not be aware that many public ice rinks have skates that are available for rent. The rink makes money and you don't have to purchase new skates. This works out really well for people who only skRiedell Beginner Ice Skates For WomenCredit: on occasion. Can an adult beginner find double runners for rent at a public rink? I doubt it. Even the newest beginner is expected to get out there on one blade. That is what ice skating is; zipping around the rink on one-bladed skates.

 Skates With Double Blades Have Their Limitations

 Although these products make newbies feel more secure, they do have real drawbacks. By their very design, two blades on the bottom of a skate will make it almost impossible to learn spinning, gliding or jumping techniques. I know that spins and jumps are not what a beginner cares about.  However, double blades can cause skaters to trip sideways. Either way, skating involves slipping, falling and learning how to get back up correctly. This is not something that a senior citizen likes to think about, not to mention the indignity of landing on your rear panel in front of lots of people.

 Finding Double Runner Ice Skates For Adults Online

After hunting high and low online for adult skates that come with double blades, I came to one conclusion; either get those hideous strap-on blades or spend money on custom-made skates. As a matter of fact, those strap-on blades that fit over street shoes are made for kids that have feet no larger than a size 13. If you happen to be an adult female with tiny feet, you may have some luck. The rest of us will have to learn ice skating the hard way; on a single blade skate.