Our 5-year-old boy just finished the Learn to Skate classes in Boise, ID using his hockey skates and now needs a pair of figure skates when taking the Beginning Jumps and Spins class. Unfortunately we can't actually buy boys figure skates locally that I've been able to find.
Other parents have said that we should buy skates rather than using the rentals because the rentals will fit differently each time and won't be as sharp.
We're also looking to buy cheaply. We've committed to 2 Jumps and Spins sessions (14 weeks) and then we'll discuss with him if he wants to keep doing it (figure if he doesn't continue, no kid's hockey has ever been hurt by learning how to skate correctly).
I just don't like the idea of buy skates online without having a way for him to try a comparable pair locally. Does anyone have any suggestions on buying skates, are there any where the boys and girls are exactly the same except for the color where we might have him try on the girls and then order the boys online?