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HELPFUL HINTS ON CHOOSING THE PERFECT EQUIPMENT


We highly recommend the Bauer molded skate for our first time skaters ages 3-6. This type of skate has a flat blade that is very helpful when learning balance. A hockey skate has more of a rocker for a blade and is much harder to learn to stand and balance when a child has never skated before.

These skates can be purchased at Canadian Tire brand new or Legends (on Hwy 2 & Brock Rd) second hand

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  • GOOD ANKLE SUPPORT IS IMPORTANT ESPECIALLY WHEN BUYING SECOND HAND SKATES. DON'T BUY LARGER SKATES THAN NEEDED, THIS WILL ONLY RESULT IN DISCOMFORT AND POOR RESULTS.
  • LEATHER SKATES IS PREFERABLE TO VINYL.
  •  FOR CHILDREN AGES 7 & UP BUY NEW OR USED HOCKEY SKATES OR FIGURE SKATES WITH GOOD ANKLE SUPPORT, TRY TO STAY AWAY FROM PLASTIC SKATES THAT ARE AJUSTABLE SIZES.

 

 

          HELMETS

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  • HELMETS ARE MANDATORY AND FACE MASKS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR THE BEGINNER SKATER.
  • THE HELMET SHOULD FIT SNUG WITH THE STRAP AND THE HELMET BEING ADJUSTABLE.
  • A HOCKEY HELMET IS RECOMMENDED INSTEAD OF A CYCLING HELMET BECAUSE IT COVERS MORE OF THE HEAD, HOW EVER IF YOU NEED HELP IN DECIDING WHICH SUITS YOUR CHILD PLEASE CALL ME.


CARE AND SHARPENING YOUR SKATES

  • ALWAYS USE SKATE GUARDS WHEN NOT ON ICE OR RUBBER MAT
  • DRY BLADES WITH A CLOTH AFTER USE BUT BE CAREFUL FOR BLADES WILL CUT YOU IF YOUR NOT CAREFUL.
  • REMOVE SKATE GUARDS WHEN STORING SKATES. THIS PREVENTS RUSTING.
  • SHARPEN SKATES AS SOON AS THEY ARE PURCHASED OR BEFORE FIRST LESSON

CLOTHING

  • LAYERS OF CLOTHING IS GOOD. THIS ALLOWS YOU TO TAKE OFF CLOTHING IF YOUR CHILD IS TO HOT. (EASIER TO TAKE OFF CLOTHING THAN TO ADD)
  • GLOVES OR MITTS
  • SNOW PANTS , HOCKEY PANTS OR LIGHT WEIGHT NYLON PANTS TO STAY DRY

SAFETY
PREVENTING A INJURY IS BETTER THAN DEALING WITH ONE. HERE ARE SOME BASIC SAFETY TIPS.

  • GET UP QUICKLY AFTER FALLING DOWN
  • NO GUM OR CANDY ON THE ICE
  • SHARPE OBJECTS SHOULD NOT BE CARRIED IN POCKETS
  • STARTS AND STOPS SHOULD BE DONE AT A SAFE DISTANCE FROM THE BOARDS
  • IF LACES ARE TO LONG TUCK INTO THE TOP OF THE BOOT