In 1966, Don Jackson, the 1962 World Figure Skating champion, inspired by his love of the sport and his keen interest in product design, developed the original Jackson figure skate. Don’s dedication to the sport has been recognized by induction in both the USFSA and Skate Canada Halls of Fame.
President Kim Bauer, grandson of the founder of the Bauer Skate Company, has assembled a management team with over 90 years combined experience in the skate industry. The management team was given the mandate to produce a skate program with superior product and exceptional value for skaters of all skill levels.
A state of the art skate factory was established in March 1996, located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The factory is located a few miles from the original Bauer skate factory established in 1927. This major investment further demonstrates the continuing commitment to product excellence.
In January 1997, the Jackson Skate Company was born, combining the inspiration of Don Jackson’s knowledge and passion for the sport with extensive skate experience and heritage.
In 2001, Jackson Skate Company acquired Ultima Skates and became uniquely positioned as a respected leader in the competitive figure skating community. Jackson Ultima Skates has developed into a full line supplier, able to produce boots and blades for beginner skaters to Olympic champions.
The Jackson Ultima Company has introduced many innovative products including the ProFlex articulated boot system and the Matrix Interchangeable Blade system.
In 2009 Jackson Ultima introduced Matrix 2 blades, producing a blade that is 33% lighter than traditional blades.
Whether you are skating for pleasure or competing at a World Class level, our vision is to provide skates of the highest quality, offered at exceptional value.
2014 Olympic Winter Game Competitors
Supporting Jackson Ultima
Do you wonder what Jackson Ultima products your favourite Olympic competitors are wearing? See details below as you follow their journey in Sochi Russia.
Ice Dance Boot Blade
Adria Diaz (ESP) Ultima Dance
Dmitri Dun (UKR) Elite Dance
Siobhan Heekin-Canedy (UKR) Elite Dance
Xintong Huang (CHN) Elite Dance
Lloyd Jones (FRA) Ultima Dance
Gregory Merriman (AUS) Elite Dance
Danielle Obrien (AUS) Elite Dance
Andrew Poje (CAN) Elite Supreme
Cathy Reed (JPN) Elite Dance
Chris Reed (JPN) Elite Dance
Tessa Virtue (CAN) Elite Dance
Pairs Boot Blade
Marissa Castelli (USA) Gam Silver Label Matrix Supreme
Meagan Duhamel (CAN) Ultima Freestyle
Ondrej Hotarek (ITA) Matrix Supreme
Vanessa James (FRA) Elite Supreme
Paige Lawrence (CAN) Elite Supreme Matrix Elite
Kirsten Moore-Towers (CAN) Elite Supreme Matrix Freestyle
Dylan Moscovitch (CAN) Elite Supreme Matrix Freestyle
Eric Radford (CAN) Matrix Freestyle
Simon Shnapir (USA) Elite Supreme Matrix Freestyle
Ksenia Stolbova (RUS) Elite Supreme
Rudi Swiegers (CAN) Elite Supreme Ultima Freestyle
Robin Szolkowy (GER) Elite Supreme
Men Boot Blade
Jeremy Abbott (USA ) Elite Supreme Matrix Supreme
Michal Brezina (CZE) Elite Supreme Matrix Supreme
Jason Brown (USA) Elite Dance Matrix Supreme
Alexei Bychenko (ISR) Elite Supreme
Liam Firus (CAN) Ultima Elite
Peter Liebers (GER) Elite Supreme
Michael Christian Martinez (PHI) Matrix Supreme
Evgeni Plushenko (RUS) Matrix Supreme
Viktor Romanenkov (EST) Elite Supreme
Tomas Verner (CZE) Elite Supreme Matrix Supreme
Women Boot Blade
Elena Glebova (EST) Elite Plus Matrix Supreme
Kanako Murakami (JPN) Elite Supreme
Kaetlyn Osmond (CAN) Elite Plus Matrix Freestyle
So Youn Park (KOR) Matrix Supreme
Natalia Popova (UKR) Elite Plus Matrix Supreme
Kexin Zhang (CHN) Elite 4500 Matrix Freestyle