Purpose is to protect the sharpened edges of your blades which leads to longer times between skate sharpening. Also, allows skater to walk on the rubber mats and cement without having to remove their skates.
Purpose is to "soak-up" any remaining moisture and help to keep them from rusting.
Socks for Skating
Socks should be thin and breakable (microfiber, thin wool, or nylon). The should should cover ankles.
Purpose is to keep your feet warm on the ice.
Used if your skate is "biting" you along certain areas of your foot or ankle. Also called "bunga pads"