What you'll need

There are a variety of essentials to bring to skating and each brand of skating requires something different.


  • Flexible and warm clothing
  • Blade guards
  • Blade soakers
  • Skate bag
  • Blade cloth
  • Gloves


  • Skin suit or Cat suit
  • Helmet (compulsory for short track)
  • Cut proof gloves
  • Cut proof shin pads
  • Neck guard
  • Blade cloth
  • Knee pads


  • Helmet with cage or visor
  • Shoulder and chest pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Gloves
  • Aromoured pants
  • Shin guards
  • Absorbent base layer, often known as 'Sweats'
  • Jersey, often several, a dark one and a light one to allow teams games, and a team specific one
  • Hockey socks to cover the shin pads
  • Stick
  • Stick tape
  • Sock tape
  • Drinks bottle
  • Large kit bag
  • Neck guard
  • Jock shorts
  • Off ice training aids, such as stick handling balls, and pucks designed to be used on concrete or tarmac

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