Junior ice hockey skates start at size 1.0 and continue to size 5.5, including half sizes. Skate size and shoe size run different. This is a major contributor to players getting the wrong sized skate for their feet. For JR skates, your skate size, generally speaking, is 1.0 sizes smaller. This can vary between various skate and shoe models and is strictly a general guideline. Getting the proper sized skate is essential in unlocking the full potential of a skate and your stride.