The Science

Tighter Turns. Faster Glide. More Control. 



Flare has conducted over a decade of extensive Research and Development; our blades have been tested again and again by hockey players at all levels, including the pros.

An independent study conducted by the Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Calgary sought to investigate the difference in performance of the Flare Skate Blade versus traditional skate blades, focusing on friction, acceleration, speed, glide, and turns.

The Results?

  • Flare Skate Blades reduced friction by 20.6% versus standard skate blades

  • Average performance was increased in every agility test (acceleration, maximum speed, and glide turns), and individual improvement was as high as 5.6%

  • After 5 weeks of testing, all subjects preferred the Flare Skate Blade to their original blades, and all said they would buy the Flare Skate Blade over traditional skate blades

No other blade has undergone such rigorous testing.



Tighter Turns

The 6 Degree Flare of the Blade enables deeper, sharper turns.



Faster Glide

Flare Skate Blades reduced friction by 20.6%, enabling faster glide.



More Control

A wider blade allows for more stability, more bite, and less edge loss.


"Players are more balanced in tighter spaces, they can cut and turn at a higher rate of speed, and their glide from not having their edges dig in is a significant advantage" - Scott Atkinson | Head Coach, University of Calgary Dinos Hockey (2001 - 2009)