Question about traveling with skates

So this summer I’m going to Thailand for a month and then to Japan for 2 weeks. I plan on bringing my skates with me but since this will be my first time traveling on a plane with them I’m not sure what the protocols are. Do I have to detache the boots and the blades? Can I just stuff them in my check bags? I’m afraid to lose them but I’m afraid that if I don’t practice while I’m gone I will forget things I’m currently learning and are working on.