Ice Skating Equipment Market

Ice Skating Equipment Market Analysis by Product Type (Ice Figure Skates, Ice Hockey Skates, Ice Racing Skates, Recreational Ice Skates, Ice Skating Apparels, Ice Skating Protection Accessories (Ice Skating Gloves, Ice Skating Jackets, Ice Skating Pants, Ice Skating Pads, Ice Skating Helmets), By Buyer Type (Individual, Institutional, Promotional), By Sales Channel and Regions

Analysis of Ice Skating Equipment Market Covering 30 + Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Ice Skating Equipment Market Outlook (2023-2033)

The global ice skating equipment market garnered a market value of US$ 6.87 Billion in 2022 and is expected to accumulate a market value of US$ 16.26 Billion by registering a CAGR of 9% in the forecast period 2023-2033.

The market for ice skating equipment registered a CAGR of 5% in the historical period 2018-2022.

Awareness of health and fitness is rising all over the world, and this has resulted in an increase in the number of people participating in sports, including ice skating, is also on the rise. It is expected that ice skating equipment sales will increase over the next few years as individuals who desire to stay fit are actively participating in sporting activities.

Report Attributes


Expected Market Value (2023)

US$ 6.87

Projected Forecast Value (2033)

US$ 16.26 Billion

Global Growth Rate (2022-2032)

5.3% CAGR

Expected Market Share of North America Market (2022)


Expected Market Share of Top 5 Ice Skating Equipment Manufacturers


Key Companies Analysis

  • Decathlon S.A.
  • Bauer Hockey, Inc.
  • Easton Hockey Inc.
  • Tournament Sports Marketing Inc.
  • Reebok-CCM Hockey Inc.
  • Roces Srl
  • Graf Skates AG
  • MIZUNO Corporation
  • Tecnica Group S.p.A.
  • Kimlinan Sports Products Co. Ltd.

Sales Analysis of Ice Skating Equipment (2018-2022) Vs. Market Forecast Outlook (2023-2033)

According to Fact.MR, the market ice skating equipment market registered a CAGR of 5% in the historical period 2018-2022. Sports in the winter have changed significantly in recent years. Despite the fact that sales of ice skating accessories vary from place to place, technological advances in freezing technology and a growing interest in ice skating activities are contributing to their popularity in the ice skating equipment market.

Ice skating is expected to have renewed popularity over the coming years due to some of the most innovative waterless ice rinks that have been developed in the market. A technological approach such as this can greatly reduce the overall costs associated with the maintenance of a skating rink.

Over the next few years, the ice skating market will continue to benefit from an upswing in sales of ice skates, a higher demand for ice skating products, and a rise in sales of ice skates. A variety of snow-clad regions offer opportunities for ice skating equipment in the market. This activity is carried out for a number of reasons, such as exercise, leisure, thrills, etc. Depending on the type of ice surface/arena being used, this activity can also be performed on naturally frozen water.

The strong presence of manufacturers of ice skating equipment, the growing popularity of ice skating as a leisure and thrill sport, and the increasing disposable income of the population are all contributing factors to the market growth. Thus, the market for ice skating equipment is expected to register a CAGR of 5.3% in the forecast period 2022-2032.

What are the Factors that Influence the Growth of the Ice Skating Equipment Market?

Figure skating, speed skating, and hockey skating are a few sports that emerged from ice skating. Sport has gained popularity at the amateur level due in large part to the distinct experience and enjoyment amateurs can derive from participating in these activities.

The development of eco-friendly skating rinks may also encourage skaters to use skates that are less harmful to the environment. The tourism industry is investing heavily in the development of ice skating rinks and other ice skating facilities in several countries across the globe in order to drive tourism to the country. The construction of ice skating facilities and the development of other skating facilities will continue to be popular attractions at theme parks and fun parks. Ice skating apparel sales are expected to be influenced by the aforementioned factors during the forecast period.

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What are the Growth Opportunities in the Ice Skating Equipment Market?

Increasing technological developments and demand for artificial skateboards are expected to drive demand for ice skating equipment in the market. Skates, clothing, rinks, and much other ice skating equipment are used in ice skating sports, and for those who are not interested in making a substantial investment in these products, a rental service would be a much more cost-effective option than buying them. As a result, the overall growth of the rental equipment service market in the ice skating industry is expected to accelerate further in the coming years.

To improve the safety of skaters, new types of skates are currently being manufactured in order to prevent injuries caused by skate sneakers used in the industry. Research has led to a new development in ice skating. Ice skating blades with sensors that provide accurate statistics about the impact and strain on each blade individually have been developed at the leading edge of the industry as smart blades. A gadget such as this is designed to monitor skating performance, especially in figure skating. Trainers could also prevent player injuries with this tool. As a result, the market for ice skating equipment is expected to offer lucrative opportunities in the near future.

What Barriers are Being Faced by Ice Skating Equipment Manufacturers?

Sports like ice skating tend to result in injuries owing to the nature of the activity. Consequently, all skaters must possess ice skating products to ensure their safety on the ice. Various major concerns should be considered when ice skating and the risks should be considered carefully.

Market declines are expected to continue in the coming years due to the high cost of ice skating equipment in the market. ACL tears, fractures, ankle sprains, head injuries, hand injuries, lacerations, and wrist injuries are among the most common injuries associated with ice and figure skating. Injuries caused by skating are more likely to occur in skating enthusiasts who rarely skate.

It is necessary to wear appropriate clothing when participating in ice sports. The use of helmets is strongly recommended to minimize the risk of injuries and hazards. Since these pieces of equipment are highly-priced, renting them might seem attractive to consumers. However, since the products are already used, they may lack quality, which can affect the skater's performance. Users may not be able to rent ice skating equipment as they are already used and may lack quality. This can be a hindrance to the growth of the market.

The use of high-quality skates, appropriate clothing, and helmets will help to prevent many of the most frequent skating injuries. A huge amount of energy is consumed by artificial refrigeration for the operation of ice rinks. As an additional problem, artificial ice rinks remain expensive, and some operators may not be able to justify the cost.

Despite saving money on maintenance, melt-free replacements or frozen synthetic surfaces may provide a less satisfying skating experience than actual ice. It is anticipated that these factors will have a negative impact on the global ice skates market.

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Start-Ups for Ice Skating Equipment Market

Key start-up players in the ice skating equipment market such as Coastal Hockey, ICEguard, and others contribute to the growth. 

  • A US-based organization, Coastal Hockey was founded in 2018 and has its headquarters in Seattle. Ice hockey sticks under this brand are sold under a private label. Additionally, the brand offers a selection of t-shirts, hoodies, and caps as part of its product offering. According to the company, it sources its apparel from RecoverBrands, which sources recyclable materials.
  • A robotic machine called ICEguard Precision Robot can be used to carry out maintenance tasks at commercial ice rinks in regard to ice quality, safety, and maintenance. Using the robot allows the user to perform routine maintenance while removing unevenness on the surface to provide a level surface. According to the company, bots use less water and save energy because of the method they employ.

Comparative View of Adjacent Ice Skating Equipment Markets


Ice Skating Equipment  Market

Figure Skating Equipment  Market

Ice Hockey Equipment Market

CAGR (2023-2033)




Market Value (2033)

US$ 1478 Billion

US$ 102.8 Billion

US$ 1934 Billion

Growth Factor

Increasing popularity of ice skating in developed and emerging economies in connection with rising disposable incomes is expected to drive market growth for ice skating equipment.

In the upcoming years, there is a positive outlook on the market with growing health consciousness and an increasing number of people participating in figure skating competitions.

In order to boost the market growth for ice hockey equipment, the popularity of synthetic ice rinks and the development of new equipment are both contributing factors in the market.


Increasing popularity of ice skating sports and the advancement of technology in ice skating manufacturers are creating lucrative market opportunities.

As ice-skating arenas become more popular, innovative waterless and synthetic options are being used to reduce operational and manufacturing costs.

A growing population interest in ice hockey and increased accessibility of the sport is expected to create the most lucrative growth opportunities for the market.

Regional Insights

What is the Demand Outlook for Ice Skating Equipment in North America?

The North American region continues to dominate the global market for ice skating equipment market. North American revenue is expected to increase by 1.3X by 2033. A combination of excellent weather conditions and the increasing acceptance of figure skating have contributed to the growth of the ice skating industry in the region.

Winter recreation in the region is dominated by ice skating. Various types of ice skating have evolved over time, which has necessitated special gear and equipment to be used during the activity. Designs have continually evolved across a wide range of products, from blades to clothing. The popularity of ice skating in North America will continue to be driven by the easy availability of the latest and most diverse equipment.

Among North America's ice skating markets, the U.S. is expected to grow nearly four times by 2033. In addition to ice hockey and figure skating clubs in the United States, ice skating has been influenced by popular sports clubs in this region.

The number of ice skating enthusiasts in the country is extremely high. Recreational activities such as skiing are highly sought after during the winter season in the U.S.  As a result, ice skating equipment is in high demand throughout the country during this time period. The number of people participating in skating competitions is high, both from an active and passive perspective. Competition skating events are watched by a large audience in the country. It is therefore expected that the ice skating equipment market in this region will grow.

What is the Growth Rate of the Ice Skating Equipment Market in Asia Pacific?

Asia Pacific's market is expected to grow rapidly during the projection period. Skating popularity has increased significantly in China, Japan, South Korea, and India, countries with large leisure spending in this region. As ice skating becomes more accessible in the Asia Pacific region, interest in the sport is expected to increase, which will create lucrative growth opportunities. During the assessment period, the Asia Pacific ice skating equipment market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.4%.

There is a high level of viewership and participation in figure skating in China. The ice skating equipment market in China is expected to benefit from the tremendous growth in popularity. In China, sports like speed skating and figure skating are becoming increasingly popular. Market growth in China is being driven by a rise in recreational skate sales and racing skate sales. ICE SKATING and ice skating clothing & equipment are likely to benefit from growing consumer interest in Western culture. The participation rate will increase in China as rinks with artificial ice are developed in the market.

Country-wise Forecast CAGRs for the Ice Skating Equipment Industry











Category-Wise Insights

How do Hockey Skates Maintain their High Demand Across the Globe?

According to forecasts, hockey skate demand is expected to increase by 2.2X over the next few years. The hockey skate segment shows a dominant position in terms of market share in terms of product type. The industry is expected to grow moderately.

The sports industry has undergone a number of changes over the past few years, including an increase in hockey clubs and rinks, as well as an increase in players. As a result of the media portraying ice hockey in a more positive light, more individuals are participating in the sport as a recreational hobby or a modern sport for fitness.

Even though ice hockey product stores continue to have a strong impact on growth, e-commerce platforms are becoming increasingly popular for the sale of top ice hockey equipment brands in the market. A global expansion and prevalence of women's ice hockey are also factors contributing to the target product market's strong growth trajectory.

How are Direct-to-Customer Online Channels Conducting Ice Skating Equipment Sales?

Skating equipment continues to be successfully sold through direct-to-customer channels. Demand is also increasing through online retailers in addition to online sales channels.

The growing availability of ice skating equipment online and seasonal sales are expected to increase market demand for ice skating equipment in the future. Ice skating equipment companies are finding new growth avenues as consumers prefer direct-to-consumer online channels for purchasing the equipment. Over the assessment period, direct-to-consumer online channels will likely remain the most dominant sales channel, whereas sales through online channels will likely grow rapidly in the coming years.

Market Competition

With strong demand for ice skating equipment, key manufacturers are expanding their capacities and locations rapidly. Manufacturers & suppliers of ice skates are engaged in material optimization, manufacturing technology automation, and product development. Furthermore, to strengthen its presence in new and possible geographic clusters, the company focuses more on expanding its sales offices and distribution hubs.

  • Swiss Life Arena became Switzerland's most modern ice hockey arena with Samsung Electronics' installation of an upgraded display system. By revamping the hardware, and software, and providing technical support for the ZSC Lions, the display solution provides a modernized look and includes one of the largest indoor LED cubes in Europe. Swiss Life Arena now meets NHL standards, usually achieved only by North American arenas, thanks to Samsung's innovative technology.
  • Welcome T.O. Winter is returning with full force in the City of Toronto starting tomorrow. A total of 52 outdoor ice rinks will be open across the city over the next two weeks by Welcome T.O. Winter, offering public leisure skating, shinny, leisure figure skating, hockey instruction, learn-to-skates, beginners, as well as opportunities to participate in ringette and women's shiny. Twenty-eight ice skating rinks are set to open tomorrow and will remain open until March 19, 2023.

Key Segments Profiled in the Ice Skating Equipment Industry Survey

  • By Buyer Type

    • Individual Ice Skating Equipment
    • Institutional Ice Skating Equipment
    • Promotional Ice Skating Equipment
  • By Product Type

    • Ice Figure Skates
    • Ice Hockey Skates
    • Ice Racing Skates
    • Recreational Ice Skates
    • Ice Skating Apparels
    • Ice Skating Protection Accessories
      • Ice Skating Gloves
      • Ice Skating Jackets
      • Ice Skating Pants
      • Ice Skating Pads
      • Ice Skating Helmets
  • By Sales Channel

    • Direct to Customer Brand Outlets
    • Direct to Customer Institutional Channels
    • Direct to Customer Online Channels
    • Franchised Sports Outlets
    • Independent Sports Outlets
    • Modern Trade Channels
    • Third Party Online Channels
    • Others
      • Online Sales of Ice Skating Equipment
      • Online Sales of Ice Skating Accessories
      • Offline Sales of Ice Skating Accessories
      • Offline Sales of Ice Skating Equipment
  • By Region

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia
    • Oceania
    • MEA

- FAQs -

What was the market worth for ice skating equipment in 2022?

As of 2022, the ice skating equipment market was worth US$ 840 Billion.

What's the projected value of the ice skating equipment industry by 2023?

Fact.MR foresees ice skating equipment demand to reach US$ 881.98 Billion in 2023.

At what percentage will the market for ice skating equipment rise until 2033?

From 2023-2033, Fact.MR expects ice skating equipment revenue to flourish at a 5.3% CAGR.

What is the expected market value for ice skating equipment in 2033?

In 2033, the ice skating equipment market worth is poised to reach US$ 1478 Billion.

How do growth prospects for ice skating equipment appear in North America?

North America is expected to dominate the global industry in 2023 and account for the maximum share of more than 50% of the overall revenue.

How do growth prospects for ice skating equipment appear in the Asia Pacific?

The ice skating equipment market in Asia Pacific is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.4% by 2023.

How are the key trends likely to influence the ice skating equipment market?

As ice skating rinks become more advanced and waterless, as well as ice sports participants becoming ever more involved in the ice sports market, we are seeing major trends driving the growth of the ice skating equipment market.

What is the prospect of ice skating equipment in Russia?

According to forecasts, by 2032 ice skating equipment sales in Russia will reach US$ 92 Million.

Which type of distribution channel is expected to hold the maximum share of the Ice Skating Equipment market?

The direct-to-customer distribution channel segment is expected to hold 65% of the ice skating equipment market share.

Ice Skating Equipment Market

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