RollerGards Are a Fun Way to Protect Ice Skate Blades

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The concept of a roller skating type blade guard first began as just what some called a crazy or wacky idea. That unique idea was developed and the Rollergard company was formed. The company wanted to create something that was and is better than an average skate guard and has truly succeeded in making a product that is revolutionary.

With Rollergards, ice skaters get more out of their skates. The product makes it possible to skate anywhere on a surface that is flat, smooth, or hard. The durable product is also fun to use, is lightweight, and also is made of high-quality materials.

Although it has been advertised that RollerGards are for all types and ages of skaters and that RollerGards help skaters break in new boots, it seems that younger skaters and those new to skating may have an easier time getting used to RollerGards since it is sometimes difficult for experienced ice skaters to get used to skating on traditional four-wheeled quad roller skates.

The product can be used outdoors or inside, and parents of young skaters say they enjoy having their child ready to skate right into the rink as soon as they exit a family's vehicle. The company's patented design keeps blades from ever touching the bottom of the RollerGards, so blades stay sharper longer and are protected inside the RollerGard's high-quality plastic cases which include air holes that drain out extra moisture from wet blades. A locking mechanism keeps blades secure when in use.

RollerGards only work with ice hockey skates, but the company is working on a design that will work with figure skates, which means that ice arenas everywhere may soon be filled with ice hockey players and figure skaters that are rolling on wheels towards the ice.


  • Durable and lightweight
  • Made from high-quality plastic
  • Includes non-marking indoor/outdoor wheels and brake
  • With RollerGards, skaters can roller skate while wearing ice skates on any smooth or hard surface.


  • At this time, RollerGards fit only ice hockey skates, but a model for figure skates is promised for the near future.
  • It may be difficult for some ice skaters to get used to Rollergards since the wheels transform blades into traditional four-wheel skates, not inline skates.


  • Fits securely to blades
  • Can be used indoors and outside
  • Plastic wheels will not mark up floors
  • Include high-quality ABEC 5 bearings
  • Comes in one size that can be adjusted to fit to any blade length
  • Skaters can practice stroking skills off the ice
  • Costs around $60
  • Easy to take on and off
  • Patented design protects blades from ever touching the bottom of the RollerGards
  • When RollerGards are attached to an ice skating blade, the skate turns into a traditional four-wheeled quad roller skate
  • The RollerGard company is working on developing a version of its product that will work for figure skating blades
  • Can be purchased online or directly from retailers in the USA and in Canada
  • Includes a rear brake
  • Comes in black, blue, or red
  • Drainage holes on side of guards allow moisture to leave blades
  • Locking mechanism keeps blades securely attached to guards

The Bottom Line

RollerGards are not an essential ice skating accessory but are fun. In additional, RollerGards are made of high-quality materials that keep skating blades in good shape, can be sized to fit, and are durable.

Skating on wheels can be dangerous, so consider taking safety precautions before using this product.