Ermine Skate FAQ

Who are the people behind Ermine Skate?

Ermine Skate is owned and operated by a team of Alaskans based in Anchorage. To learn more, click here.

Where are Ermine skates made?

Every Ermine skate is made by hand at the Arctic Manufacturing Services facility in midtown Anchorage, Alaska. Skates are finished by a longtime Alaska shop downtown. All skate materials are made in the USA.

Though Alaska is our home, we are proud to offer free domestic shipping on all orders.

Can I see your skates in person before I buy?

We are in the process of finalizing plans to sell our skates out of a brick-and-mortar location in Anchorage. Details forthcoming.

What are Ermine skates made out of?

The blade on our A100 skate is made with an American-made stainless steel commonly found in high-end knives. The platform is made of 6061 “aircraft quality” aluminum. This combination allows us to take advantage of the best of both materials, resulting in skates that are stiff and durable.

Do you offer pro deals?

Ermine Skate has a Pro Program for groups and organizations. Learn more by filling out the form on the Pro Program page.

Do you offer sponsorships?

Ermine Skate sponsors a small number of skaters every year. Learn more at the Sponsored Skaters page.

Do you carry third-party tools like self-rescue picks, bindings, etc.?

We’re working on it! As we grow we hope to expand our product line and carry more Nordic skating essentials.

My shop would be interested in carrying your skates. What should I do?

Please feel free to get in touch! Nordic ice skating is exploding in popularity across North America. Contact [email protected] or fill out the contact form.