Finding Good Quality Skates & Equipment
Even the youngest of skaters experience more success with the right equipment. Skates must be lace up type skates.
We highly recommend finding a good quality used skate rather than a molded or plastic inexpensive new skate. A better quality leather boot will provide a snugger fit and a much more confident stride in even our newest skaters!
Plastic skates with buckles are not recommended.
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Dressing for Success
While our newest skaters need to be warm while on the ice, sometimes a large and puffy snow suit can make it difficult for them to MOVE!
We encourage the use of layers that provide warmth and movement. A long sleeved shirt on the base, then a insulated layer like a fleece jackey or hoody with a water proof or resistant outer layer helps when skaters are first learning how to skate.
Warm, snug fitted mittens are a must as is a CSA approved hockey helmet for all of our Canskate and CanPower programs. While a hockey cage on the helmet is not required it can prevent bumped chins, cheeks and noses on our newer skaters that tend to be a bit wobbly starting out.
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