Ice Blade Frames and Conversion Kits for Inline Skates Buyers Guide

The Ice Blade Frames Buyers Guide helps you find the best ice blade or frame to convert your inline skates to ice skates during the winter!

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Buyers Guide: Ice Blade Frames and Conversion Kits for Inline Skates

Updated Jan 23, 2023, 6:22 PM EST


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. To inline skate, I have to drive 2-3 hours to either go to a skatepark in Quebec, New Hampshire, Maine, or down to Boston to go trail or urban skating. This is not something I can often do; however, I 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’m not too fond of the lacing system on hockey or figure skates. I can’t seem to get them tight enough, and after a while, they just hurt my feet. I’ve long dreamed of how fun skating on my much more comfortable inline skate boots with ice blades would be.

That dream is now a reality with a wide range of ice frames and ice blade conversion 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 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 a 3×110 and 3×125 UFS freeskate frame. Now they’ve branched out again to provide you with a UFS Ice Frame option for your aggressive skates.

Specifications
  • Frame Material: Fiberglass-reinforced Nylon
  •  Manufacturing process: injection molding
  •  Blade Material: stainless steel
  •  The radius of Blade: n/a
  •  Mounting Standard: UFS
  •  Sizes: 11” (280 mm)
  •  Weight: 21.4 oz. (608g) pair

Micro MIC Ice Frames

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

Specifications
  • Frame Material: 6061 Series Aluminum
  • Manufacturing Process: CNC
  • Blade Material: High Standard Stainless Blade
  • The radius of the blade is 3mm
  • Mounting Standards: Two mounting screws fix the skates
  • Size: 316mm
  • Weight: 350g

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
  • The radius of Blade: Performance radius – a little bit more straightforward 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 (44-46)
  • Weight: size M frame/blade = 300g

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
  • The radius of Blade: quad zone, 50mm flat middle, 4-meter radius midfoot, 0.24-meter radius back foot, and the front foot
  • Mounting Standard: UFS
  • Sizes (recommended): 7-10, medium (can be a bit below and above but not recommended)
  • Weight: 260 grams

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.

Seba Freestyle Ice Blade

Freestyle Ice Blades will fit most inline frames in the 72-90 mm range. This blade gives 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 maximum frame length of 280mm
  • Weight: 0.8kg
  • MSRP: USD 65.00 / 57,00 €
  • For more information, visit: inlineiceblades.com

Hockey Ice Blade

The hockey ice blade fits most inline frames in the 72-90 mm range. This blade gives a similar sloping forward that all of the hockey ice skates have. Perfect for recreational hockey players and skaters that are used to hockey-style skates.

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

Figure Skating Blade

The figure skating blade fits most inline frames in the 72-90 mm range. This blade gives a similar slope and profile to the toepicks. Perfect for recreational figure skaters and skaters that are used to figure-style skates.

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

Aggressive Ice Blade

Fits the 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 maximum frame length of 280mm
  • Weight: 0.8kg
  • MSRP: USD 65.00 / 57,00 €
  • For more information, visit: inlineiceblades.com

Transformer Freestyle Triskate Inline Blade

These ice blades mount on most of the 3-wheel inline frames 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 maximum frame length of 280mm
  •  Weight: 0.8kg
  •  MSRP: USD 65.00 / 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.

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1 Comment

  1. This article is AMAZING!

    Thanks for taking so much time to do this.

    I have K2 Fatty with Ground Control UFS frames but they feel too short. Cant get a reply or number for Microskate. Do you have any suggestions please? I want a long frame for which I don’t need to change all the wheels each time, and don’t want to to get an extra pair as I have no extra space… many thanks 🙂

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