Speed skating skates are ice skates with relatively long blades designed for speed. Long track speed skates are performance oriented skates designed for the track. Recreational speed skates are recreational skates for the track and natural ice. Touring speed skates are the ideal touring skates for natural ice, but you will also find them on the track. Clap skates are the skates with a folding (clap) frame, for a longer and more efficient stroke.