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Two VarietiesPlay
Skate as footwear comes in two main varieties for different surfaces: 'ice skates' for ice and 'roller skates' for ground. SlideIn winter, I use ice skates, but in summer, I prefer roller skates.
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Sport SpecificPlay
'Skate' in this sense often relates to sports like figure skating or roller derby. SlideShe bought new skates to compete in the figure skating championship.
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Gear AssociationPlay
Mentioning 'skates' usually suggests an activity requiring safety gear like helmets or pads. SlideBefore heading out, he put on his skates and safety pads.