Ice Blade Frames and Conversion Kits for Inline Skates Buyers Guide

Winter is in full effect in the northern regions around the world. Where I live, in Vermont, we have had snow on the ground for over a month already. For me to inline skate, I have to drive 2-3 hours to either go to a skatepark in Quebec, New Hampshire or Maine or down to Boston to go trail or urban skating. This is not something I can do often, however, I do have an ice rink down the street from my house and there are dozens of frozen lakes and ponds around me to skate on all winter long.

I grew up ice skating and my mom still ice skates twice a week. She always wants me to go with her, but I really cannot stand the lacing system on hockey or figure skates. I just can’t seem to get them tight enough and after a while they just hurt my feet. I’ve long dreamed of how fun it would be to skate on my, much more comfortable, inline skate boots with ice blades on them.

That dream is now a reality with a wide range of ice frames and ice blade conversions kits available for most kinds of inline skates. We have put together a list of current frames and blades on the market. Hopefully this guide can help you pick the right frame to put on your favorite boots and enjoy winter skating with your mom, friends, kids or your loved ones.

Ice Blade Frames

Ice Blade Frames are a frame integrated with an ice blade to attach to your inline skates using various mounting systems.

Ground Control UFS Ice Frames

Last year Ground Control dove into the Big Wheel market by introducing both a 3×110 and 3×125 UFS freeskate frame. Now they’ve branched out yet again to provide you with an UFS Ice Frame option for your aggressive skates.

Specifications
  • Frame Material: Fiberglass reinforced Nylon
  • Manufacturing process: injection molding
  • Blade Material: stainless steel
  • Radius of Blade: n/a
  • Mounting Standard: UFS
  • Sizes: 11” (280 mm)
  • Weight: 21.4 oz. (608g)/pair
  • SRP: $59.95 / 52,00 €
  • For More information Visit: gc-uprising.com

Micro MIC Ice Frames

Around since 2002, Micro has only been marketing and selling skates outside of China since 2017. With a focus on slalom skating, their Delta model skate has been become quite popular in that discipline. Their latest release is the new MIC ice frame that would be the perfect match for your freeskate setup.

Specifications
  • Frame Material: 6061 Series Aluminum
  • Manufacturing Process: CNC
  • Blade Material: High Standard Stainless Blade
  • Radius of Blade: 3mm
  • Mounting Standards: Two mounting screw fix the skates
  • Size: 316mm
  • Weight: 350g
  • SRP: $79.00 / 69,00 €
  • For More information Visit: micro-skate.com

Powerslide Trident Trinity Mount Ice Frames

Since the introduction of the Trinity mounting system, Powerslide has released an impressive array of compatible frames and skates. Their newest Trinity product, the Trident, has come out just in time for winter fun and would look absolutely fantastic on your Next, Swell, Evo or Tau skates.

Specifications
  • Frame Material: 6061 Aluminum
  • Manufacturing process: extruded and CNC machined with laser print
  • Blade Material: stainless steel, 60 HRC, replaceable
  • Radius of Blade: Performance radius – a little bit more straight for faster glide, but a little less agile, but radius can be changed by grinding as you know
  • Mounting Standard: Trinity – so fits all types of Trinity boots
  • Sizes (recommended): M (40-41), L (42/43), XL (444-46) – we also have a size S (38-39), but did not order this size for now!
  • Weight: size M frame/blade = 300g
  • SRP: $114.00 USD / 99,99 €
  • For More information Visit: powerslide.com

Rollance

Rollance, formerly known as Roquet, produces UFS Ice Frames developed to fit on aggressive inline skates. Each Rollance frame is handmade to order in Quebec City by Jean-Denis Caron. Two UFS versions of these frames are available: a hockey frame and a freestyle frame for grinding.

Specifications
  • Frame Material: 65D hardness urethane
  • Manufacturing process: just in time production, overmolding
  • Blade Material: 420 high carbon stainless, 3mm thick, 56HRC hardness
  • Radius of Blade: quad zone, 50mm flat middle, 4 meter radius midfoot, 0.24 meter radius backfoot and front foot
  • Mounting Standard: UFS
  • Sizes (recommended): 7-10, medium (can be a bit below and above but not recommended)
  • Weight: 260 grams
  • MSRP: $59.00 USD / 52,00 €
  • To Order contact: jcaron@rollance.com

Inline Ice Blade Conversion Kits

Conversion Kits are designed to attach an ice blade to your existing frames to convert them over to ice frames.

Freestyle Ice Blade

Fits majority of the inline frames in the range of 72-90 mm. This blade is designed to give a similar feel on ice that you would have on your wheels. Perfect for practicing inline skating year around and for recreational skating!

Specifications
  • Frame Material: STEEL/Aluminum/Plastic
  • Blade Material: STEEL
  • Mounting Standard: fits on the frame maximum length 280mm
  • Weight: 0.8kg
  • MSRP: $65.00 USD / 57,00 €
  • For More information Visit: inlineiceblades.com

Hockey Ice Blade

Fits majority of the inline frames in the range of 72-90 mm. This blade is designed to give a similar sloping forward that all of the hockey ice skates have. Perfect for recreational hockey players and for skaters that are used to the hockey style skates.

Specifications
  • Frame Material: STEEL/Aluminum/Plastic
  • Blade Material: STEEL
  • Mounting Standard: fits on the frame maximum length 280mm
  • Weight: 0.8kg
  • MSRP: $65.00 USD / 57,00 €
  • For More information Visit: inlineiceblades.com

Figure Skating Blade

Fits majority of the inline frames in the range of 72-90 mm. This blade is designed to give a similar sloping and profile with the toepicks. Perfect for recreational figure skaters and for skaters that are used to the figure style skates.

Specifications
  • Frame Material: STEEL/Aluminum/Plastic
  • Blade Material: STEEL
  • Mounting Standard: fits on the frame maximum length 280mm
  • Weight: 0.8kg
  • MSRP: $65.00 USD / 57,00 €
  • For More information Visit: inlineiceblades.com

Aggressive Ice Blade

Fits majority of the aggressive inline frames. This blade is designed to give a similar feel on ice that you would have on your wheels. Perfect for practicing inline skating year around and for recreational skating!

Specifications
  • Frame Material: STEEL/Aluminum/Plastic
  • Blade Material: STEEL
  • Mounting Standard: fits on the frame maximum length 280mm
  • Weight: 0.8kg
  • MSRP: $65.00 USD / 57,00 €
  • For More information Visit: inlineiceblades.com

Transformer Freestyle Triskate Inline Blade

These ice blades can be mounted on majority of the 3-wheel inline frames that designed to accommodate 3×90 to 3x125mm setups including the ones by Powerslide, Flying Eagle, Rollerblade, and Seba.

Specifications
  • Frame Material: STEEL/Aluminum/Plastic
  • Blade Material: STEEL
  • Mounting Standard: fits on the frame maximum length 280mm
  • Weight: 0.8kg
  • MSRP: $65.00 USD / 57,00 €
  • For More information Visit: inlineiceblades.com

Note: Seba, FR and Flying Eagle also make ice blade conversion kits, however they did not send us the information we requested to include them in this article.

Cover photo of the Powerslide Tau with Trident Trinity Mount Ice Frame shot by Victor Martsenyuk.

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Jan Welch

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