Speed skating requires specialized equipment for both speed and safety. All skaters are required to wear the following for practice and racing:

  1. Helmet

  2. Safety Glasses

  3. Neck Guard

  4. Aerodynamic Skin Suit (optional in practice and some racing)

  5. Cut Resistant Lining (optional in practice)

  6. Cut Resistant Gloves

  7. Knee Pads*

  8. Shin Guards*

  9. Cut Resistant Socks

  10. Long-Blade Skates


*Knee pads and shin guards are built-in to some racing suits.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask an member of the Executive—they can advise you on the correct equipment, and where it can be purchased (or borrowed).

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