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Try Speed Skating

Do you want to try Speed Skating for Free! Sign-up Now for one of our upcoming Open Try Sessions! 

Free Try Speed Skating: Equipment and Contact

Speed Skating, like all sports, has specialized equipment. Some equipment from other winter sports is cross-compatible with speed skating.

 

For Free Open Try Nights, the Club has several sets of basic gear available for kids to use for their Open Skate Night but you are also welcome to bring your own.

Please bring your own helmet - if you do not have a helmet, let us know as we may have some to loan. 

The following gear is required for skaters to be on the ice: 

  • Speed Skates (provided by the Club if sizes available) or bring hockey skates

  • Helmet (e.g. speed skating, winter sport, or hockey/ringette helmets - bike helmets are not permitted as the vents are a safety risk)

  • Protective Glasses

  • Neck Guard (bib-style hockey neck guard)

  • Knee pads (volleyball-style soft knee pads; elbow pads can also be helpful for new skaters)

  • Shin Guards (soccer style is best but hockey shin/knee pads are acceptable)

  • Kevlar or Dyneema Ankle Guards (Kevlar guards provided by the Club for new Skaters)

  • Cut-proof gloves or mitts (leather or kevlar such as ski mitts, leather gloves, or hockey gloves)

  • For General Information, email: rdspeedskating@gmail.com

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