How to Replace the Runners on Your Hockey Skates

Replacing the runners on your hockey skates is usually a pretty simple procedure. The way you do it depends on which type of skate holders you have. Some holders have screws on the outside which are simply loosened with a screwdriver, allowing the runner to come loose for replacement.

Other holders have an internal nut and bolt that are accessed through a hole in the heel and/or toe of the boot. You must first remove the footbed and insert the socket wrench through the hole(s) in the outsole of the boot. Turn to the left to loosen and remove the nut. Pull the nut out with the wrench and then you should be able to detach the runner and bolt by pulling them away from the holder.