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How to Measure Hockey Skate Laces

author image Ruth de Jauregui
With degrees in fine and commercial art and Spanish, Ruth de Jauregui is an old-school graphic artist, book designer and published author. De Jauregui also worked in the Napa Valley as a high-end catering assistant. She enthusiastically pursues creative and community interests, including gardening, home improvement, pet rescue and social issues.
How to Measure Hockey Skate Laces
Correctly sized laces allow you to properly tie your skates. Photo Credit: Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images

Hockey, whether roller or ice, recreational or professional, requires well-fitting, securely fastened hockey skates. Your hockey laces ensure a snug fit, allowing you to make quick turns and fast stops on the slick playing surface. Whether you select waxed or regular skate laces, the proper length allows you to tie the skates all the way to the top eyelet, supporting and protecting your ankles from injuries. If you need to buy new laces, check your skates to find the correct lace length.

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Step 1

Measure and record the distance between the two bottom eyelets, nearest the toe, using a tape measure.

Step 2

Count the number of eyelets up one side of the skate boot. The number of eyelets will vary depending on the skate's size, style and brand.

Step 3

Multiply the measure by the number of eyelets, then multiply that number by two. This gives you the full measurement from eyelet to eyelet, from the bottom to the top of the skate's boot.

Step 4

Add 18 inches to the measurement to account for the free ends needed to tie the laces. This number gives you the base length of the laces. Then round up to the nearest lace size.

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