Our Story | Riedell Ice Skates
Our Story - Riedell Skates

Our Legacy

In 1945, Paul Riedell and his wife Sophie founded Riedell Skates with one goal in mind: to produce and offer only the finest quality skates available in the market. By manufacturing only top-quality, hand-crafted skating boots made in Red Wing, Minnesota, our founders built a reputation for supplying the world's best skates with exceptional fit and comfort.

A member of both the ice and roller skating Halls of Fame, Paul also desired to make skating available to people of all ages and abilities – not just the pros. The result was comfortable and affordable skates that incorporated the same attention to detail and quality found in every Riedell product.

In addition to providing the best products possible to skaters everywhere, the Riedells committed to making sure ice and roller rinks across the nation were stocked with high-quality rental skates. It's a legacy we are proud to carry on to this day, more than 75 years later.

Paul Riedell working at desk

Every experience on the ice at every skating level is valuable!

Whether you are exploring picturesque pond skating spots just for fun, taking your first steps on the ice with big dreams, or aiming for an Olympic Medal, we've got you covered with high-quality equipment – so you can pursue your love for skating happily, healthy and comfortably.

Competitive Series

With our Competitive boot line, you are able to proceed from your very first steps on the ice to starting lessons at your local skating club, and ultimately training multiple hours every day for your Olympic dream. Our competitive line is constantly evolving with our sport, and we are working closely with top skaters around the globe to maintain our products to meet Olympic athletes' requirements. Whatever your personal goal is, from your very first competitions to Olympic dreams and everything in between, we have the right equipment for you.

Ice Dance team skating in Competitive Series Riedell ice skates
Casual Series Riedell Ember ice skates

Casual Series

Having an active lifestyle, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying life and our stunning nature outdoors is something we want to cherish. When exploring picturesque pond skating spots with your family, having romantic skate dates at urban city rinks, or gathering on frozen lakes with a group of friends, you want to feel comfortable while enjoying the moments of holding hands with your loved ones or sipping your hot chocolate in between your skating adventure.

Our product line for casual skating provides the perfect equipment for having fun. It is reasonably priced, with no compromises in high quality – developed with more than 75 years of experience in the industry.

Eclipse Blades

Whether you skate in ice dance, pairs, synchro or freestyle, Eclipse Blades offers a great selection of blade profiles. We've selected the most popular and tested blade profiles, and in partnership with the world's best blade manufacturing facilities, we created the Eclipse Blades. Eclipse Blades are competitively priced and made with the highest quality carbon steel, aluminum and titanium.

Eclipse Vesta Blade on a Riedell Vega boot
Two Riedell Skates Community skaters sitting on ice and laughing

#iskateriedell Community

Our precious global skating community is the foundation of our existence. By listening and working with skaters on each level around the globe, we strive to develop our products according to skaters' needs. We are building our products for you, with you.

Whatever your personal motive or goal for skating, what unites us all is our passion and love for our sport –  learning new skills, challenging ourselves physically, yet expressing our unique personalities in a way no other activity can provide. 

Providing a platform for sharing inspiring skating stories, motivating each other and learning together empowers us every day to work hard for this community. Join us by sharing your story and skating moments on our social media channels!

As the skating industry evolves, so do we

As the years go by, we continue to reinvent our product lines and hire only the most skilled and professional employees in hopes of achieving the very same perfection that inspired Paul when he set out to change the skating world forever. Today, Paul's grandsons Scott, Bob, Paul & Dan Riegelman carry on the Riedell reputation of quality. Along with our team of talented craftsmen and women manufacturing Riedell skates and a friendly and knowledgeable service staff, we continue to take Riedell Skates to new heights. We are confident you will be satisfied with whichever product you select.

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