Thanks so much for this enlightening information! I would have assumed (in complete ignorance) that the harder the ice, the better. Your explanation really helps me understand why my assumption was wrong.
Originally Posted by bigsisjiejie
At the rink. Again.
Only for hockey is the harder the better and even then it can still be too hard!
Is harder ice better for the players' skating or just better for the puck?
Originally Posted by mskater93
Sitting Here on Blue Jay Way
The harder ice is better for the puck as there is less snow. The Hockey blade can also handle harder ice as the blades are thinner and tend to be sharper so they can grip the ice better. Hockey is murder on the ice though. The ruts they create because of the hard ice are huge.