Definition of ice skate in English:

ice skate

(also ice-skate)


  • A boot with a blade attached to the sole, used for skating on ice.

    • ‘The four wheels and the metal plate on a roller skate are much heavier than the single blade on an ice skate.’
    • ‘Well, you know we make a plastic ice skate that would be a good match for your frame.’
    • ‘Or maybe just the sheer physical size that gives an impression of the whole of our Rugby World Cup squad pirouetting on a tapering ice skate.’
    • ‘One woman even wrote to say she spotted perhaps the most perplexing left-behind footwear of all: a solitary ice skate.’
    • ‘The point was much more subtle - a warm coin will sink into ice a bit, at which point it becomes a significant impediment to the progress of an ice skate.’
    • ‘It's a light blue sweater with a white ice skate embroidered on it.’
    • ‘Still holding on to Katalyn's hand, he pulled her down to the ice skate rental booth.’
    • ‘There stood Kenta, ice skate in hand and looking throroughly horrified and worried at the same time.’
    • ‘York's own contribution to the 1954 silly season included an ambitious fellow who traipsed down to London on ice skates, in quest of a show business contract: the only thing he got was plenty of exercise.’
    • ‘The lifelong New Hampshire resident lived alone in an island cabin for four years without plumbing or electricity while commuting to work at Yankee magazine by canoe and ice skates.’
    • ‘Now, if you're like me and you haven't ever strapped on a pair of ice skates in your life, don't fret, because the included Hockey School is designed to educate even the most ice illiterate player.’
    • ‘‘Since you're moving as fast as guys on ice skates, there's less maneuverability,’ says Bedford.’
    • ‘‘This is ridiculous,’ I said, looking something like a novice on ice skates.’
    • ‘Sports engineers could use the data to design better skis and ice skates, except in this case they would be looking to engineer surfaces that do slip more easily.’
    • ‘In so doing he has made a film in which the musical numbers are in black and white, the funeral scenes are in colour, the pallbearers wear ice skates and the trolley routes end at the beer hall.’
    • ‘Their children practically get raised up on ice skates, and the town lives for its weekly hockey game where their team divides up to play against itself.’
    • ‘Becky put on her ice skates and fastened them tightly.’
    • ‘How much time do you have to spend learning to ice-skate before you can actually play ice-hockey?’
    • ‘As far as I can gather, it had something to do with Gladiators, ice-skates and Dani Behr.’
    • ‘Once the rink opened Michael took my comfy worn trainers and returned with a pair of ice-skates which I dubiously donned.’


  • no object Skate on ice as a sport or pastime.

    ‘we ice-skated on the neighbourhood pond’
    • ‘New Year's Eve with a difference is on offer from the Youth Travel Group - a night-long BYO party in New York where more than 750,000 celebrate amid the snow in Times Square and ice-skate in Central Park.’
    • ‘Take a guided tour with the Hyatt's ski ambassador, snowshoe beneath the aspens, or ice-skate under the stars in Beaver Creek Village.’
    • ‘The three-story, old-fashioned log lodge overlooks a bucolic meadow, ponds, and the west fork of the Little Colorado River, places where you can play horseshoes or fly-fish in the summer and ice-skate or cross-country ski in the winter.’
    • ‘It may also be that young Mr RamSingh thought the offer of two VIP tickets also purchased professional integrity but that is as unlikely as the devil ice-skating.’
    • ‘In Australia many of us still write cards with snow and ice scenes, people ice-skating on frozen lakes and pictures of cute reindeers.’
    • ‘One displayed snowy hills dotted in black firs surrounding a frozen pond with children ice-skating.’
    • ‘And I can't even ice skate let alone work the magic hockey players do on skates.’
    • ‘She told him that her grandmother taught her to ice skate but she never told him she used to ice skate in tournaments.’
    • ‘One of the first things I did was to start renting figure skates on Thursday night at Berkeley's Iceland, thinking I was going to become a better inline skater by learning how to ice skate.’
    • ‘So, she asked me if I wanted to ice skate and I said ‘Yes!’’
    • ‘Well, now that we have snow and the pond has frozen, we ice skate, play hockey.’
    • ‘I want to be able to teach the kid how to ice skate and play hockey.’
    • ‘I still had my baby face, this very period look - red hair and freckles - and they needed a big ensemble of people who could ice skate and dance on pointe.’
    • ‘Anyway, we decided to go down to a nearby pond to ice skate - without Mrs. Havish knowing, of course, because it would be ‘bad for my health.’’
    • ‘Her character in the film is supposed to ice skate in a pivotal scene, but Ryder didn't know how to ice skate, nor was she remotely interested in learning.’
    • ‘I remember shooting a scene with him, where he had to ice skate, which he hadn't done in maybe 48 years or something.’
    • ‘She couldn't ice skate and she encountered some problems.’
    • ‘And one of the things a lot of people don't know she does is ice skate.’
    • ‘I haven't been ice skating in like six years but Daryl said he used to ice skate all the time.’


ice skate

/ˈʌɪs ˌskeɪt/