Skate Technicians – Jackson Ultima Skates


Kelly Weiss - Pro's Edge Sports

Kelly Weiss, Pro’s Edge Sports

"The product quality is consistently top notch and the prices are on point with what skating families expect. The dealer support at Jackson is second to none. They have something for everyone, from beginners just starting learn to skate classes to International and Olympic competitors. Because Jackson offers such a wide variety of sizes, multiple width options, custom modifications, with nominal production time; this allows Jackson boots to cater to almost every foot." 

Chelsea & Stephen Chasman - Edges & Dreams

Chelsea & Stephen Chasman, Edges & Dreams

"I love the Jackson, Ultima and Matrix brands because this company feels more than just a “brand”. They truly care about their product and customers. Jackson has created a community, an extended family that wants everyone to succeed. On top of that, Jackson makes quality products at reasonable prices that are more durable than the competition. "

Teri Ann Brown - Figure Skating Pro Shop

Teri Ann Brown, Figure Skating Pro Shop

"Jackson is very customer oriented. They listen carefully to the needs of the skaters. New products are developed, and existing products are improved to meet these needs. If enough skaters want a product, Jackson will build it. I love working with Jackson and being part of the family."

Bruce Surdin - USA Skates

Bruce Surdin, USA Skates

"Jackson is the most consistent brand I sell and the customer service is hands down the best in the industry!"

Patti Larkin - Houston Skate & Sports

Patti Larkin - Houston Skate & Sports

"Jackson skates come alive and fit the foot beautifully once you heat them in the Jackson convection oven. "

David Healey - Westside Skate

David Healey, Westside Skate

"Jackson Ultima Good Skates, Good People! When I do a fitting, I can trust on Jackson boots and Ultima's blades for there comfort, elegant design and quality."

Scott Cooke - Cooke's Skate Supply

Scott Cooke, Cooke's Skate Supply

"The new 5000 series Jackson Boots, heat mold and fit like no other boot on the market."

Jonathan English - The Sharper Edge

Jonathan English, The Sharper Edge

"Quality & Price! Jackson provides a wide range of boots and blades that provide both excellent performance and exceptional quality for the right price. There is something for everyone, from recreational beginner to the International Competitor."

Therese Asselin - Aiguiso Pro

Therese Asselin, Aiguiso Pro

"À vos patins. Situé à Québec, Aiguiso-Pro Inc est un aiguiseur de patins hors pair et un magasin où l'on trouve tout le nécessaire pour le hockey et le patinage artistique. Leurs spécialités : l'aiguisage, le profilage et le recentrage. Le personnel d'Aiguiso-Pro Inc a développé une méthode d'analyse qui lui permet d'offrir un aiguisage personnalisé à chaque patineur."

Mike Francis - Hockey Services

Mike Francis, Hockey Services

"The whole Jackson brand from their boots and blades all the way to customer service and reps is top notch. They listen to the needs of the skaters and do an amazing job of accommodating with quality products."

Matt Zamecnik - Trusted Edge

Matt Zamecnik - Trusted Edge

"I love the Jackson Ultima brand! They have a fantastic lineup of boots and blades from beginner to professional, for all types of skating, fitting a wide array of foot types. Their rapid custom and custom boot services are excellent as well as their customer service and support. I'm proud to be a Jackson Ultima dealer!"

John Harmata - Geppeto's

John Harmata, Geppeto's

"What we are hearing from our customers is no surprise... Jackson offers a great range of ice skates from beginner to adult. Quality vs value... no comparison when comparing to others."

James Skibin - Ice House Skate Shop

James Skibin, Ice House Skate Shop

"Besides the equipment itself, the two most important aspects to consistent, successful skating are lacing correctly and sharpening correctly."

Jon Register - Skate Service Specialist

Jon Register, Skate Service Specialist

"Jackson is my number one skate brand for several reasons-fit, performance, quality, value and ingenuity. No one else even comes close."

Stephanie Martin & John Rohskothen - Rainbo Sports

Stephanie Martin & John Rohskothen, Rainbo Sports

John: "I like Jackson for their reliable and innovative products."

Stephanie: "I like the quality for the price and they hold up really well."

Aislinn Munck - Home Ice

Aislinn Munck - Home Ice

"I grew up in Helena, Montana where there wasn’t a specialty figure skating shop within 400 miles.  When my skating level surpassed what a pre-mounted skate package could offer, I found myself my dad measuring every possible angle and dimension of my feet with a tape measurer sending measurements off to a store on the other side of the country and holding our breath. Because I couldn’t stop thinking about how much money this cost my parents—I spent hours lining up the blade, tracing and marking where to drill on the soles and adding layer after layer of snow seal to the beautiful and fragrant leather.   There was no way I was going to mess this up… THAT’S what being a skate technician means to me. It’s not about a sale.  This isn’t just another pair of boots and blades. This is a customer’s passion and their hard earned money that they have chosen to invest. It wasn’t until I started my 6 year career with Disney on Ice that I began to consider that different feet, different skating styles and different balance preferences required unique equipment and treatment. So many different brands, so many different sharpening preferences, mounting preferences and ways to tie a pair of skates; this was when I first really developed an appreciation for how necessary diversity is in the skate industry.  After I retired from Disney, I moved to Boston - best city in the world, in my humble personal opinion. January of 2017, I officially bought the skating store I had managed and opened my own business, with the sole purpose of helping every skater, regardless of age or level find the best boots and blades, uniquely catered to their skating needs.  I named the business Home Ice, because well…. The ice is and always will be my home."

Rick Stephens - Highland Ice Arena

Rick Stephens - Highland Ice Arena

"We started with Jackson as soon as they had product to ship. At that time Jackson provided a very good, well priced skating set that would fit a full volume foot. This came at the right time, as figure skates were becoming too expensive for our learn to skate customers.

Jackson single handedly changed the course of figure skating. They were the first to bring quality boots at a lower cost. First to have a heat moldable, lightweight and microfiber boot. Their boots are easy to manipulate to the shape of any foot. Jackson then embarked into making their own blades. The Ultima blade line followed Jackson's practice of high quality at a lower cost.

The Ultima blades came out of the box with a superior finish and a high-quality edge. They are easy to sharpen, plus the edge lasts longer than other blades. My favorite in the Matrix. It is an aluminum holder with a stainless steel blade, making a super light combination. These blades are easy to mount because the aluminum holder shape and plate never change. I have found that the sharpening on The Matrix blades last 50% longer than a regular blade. Jackson is always pushing the envelope.

I'm extremely excited about the new DJ5000 series. I have been using these boots for about a year now. The carbon fiber sole gives better feel to the ice and makes the boot even lighter. They're easy to mount blades to and to care for. Jackson is ever-evolving, bringing new products and ideas to figure skating. I enjoy working with Jackson, and I am proud to sell their product."

Robin Chancellor - Aerodrome Ice

Robin Chancellor - Aerodrome Ice

"I have been fitting skaters for boots and blades for over 11 years now. My favorite part of what I do is fitting skating athletes for the proper equipment from head to toe! The thank yous and smiles from skaters, coaches and parents keep me motivated! I treat every fitting as a learning experience and grow from every challenge that helps me create a proper solution to keep the skater progressing and succeeding on the ice.

The Jackson/Matrix products allow me to find a broad range of skating equipment solutions for skaters at every level. The Jackson entry and intermediate level skating outfits provide a wonderful supportive boot with proper blade that allows the skater to progress at the recreation level as well as competitively depending on their personal goal. Jackson makes a quality product for a very affordable price allowing more skaters to stay on the ice without the financial strain of equipment. The range of widths in the Jackson lasts allow the product to heat mold beautifully and fit a broad range of widths for different shapes of feet. The custom Jackson boot is amazing due to the limitless options available, quick turn around time and affordable price point. Matrix and Apex blades are produced very precise and with quality steel materials. The toe pick patterns are consistent, and the steel allows the desired hollow and edge to last longer requiring less frequent blade sharpening. The Jackson product line is a successful and major component in my Pro Shop and I am proud to be a part of the Jackson Family! Thank You Jackson Family for allowing me to get skaters on the ice and keep them on the ice with a smile!"