All skaters must have the following personal protective equipment. However, there are exceptions for participants in the Introduction-to-Speed-Skating and Learn to Skate programs who only require head, hand, shin and knee protection.
Skaters can buy or sell lightly used equipment at Hamilton Speed Skating Facebook Swap Group.
If you have any questions related to equipment, please feel free to speak to a club member or email us. Safety is a key aspect of competitive skating but there are many options and a variety of price points.
If you would like to print this list, please download it here: Speed Skating Equipment.
Most of these items can be purchased at a local sporting goods store. However, there are some (e.g. Kevlar ankle protection, certified helmet for competition, hard skate guards) that you may need to purchase with help from the club. We typically take orders at the beginning of the season so take advantage. Also, suppliers often set up tables at meets where you can purchase many of these items.
Skate Rental Program
Coach Mike Murray has a large inventory of club speed skates, and rents them for the season to members. Whether you have rented a pair of the Club’s speed skates or you have purchased your own, they are an expensive piece of equipment that you rely on to skate your best.