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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.


United Sport & Cycle and Pro Skate in Edmonton both have a good selection of used skates in stock.

Also check out the LFSC Buy & Sell group on Facebook here


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 jacket or hoodie with a water proof or resistant outer layer helps when skaters are first learning how to skate in our PreCanSkate and CanSkate programs. 

For our ITS and StarSKATE skaters, we encourage the use of layers that provide warmth and ease of movement. Gloves/mittens, tight-fitting pants and a light jacket or sweater are recommended. Skaters should avoid wearing bulky clothing (Hoodies) that inhibits movement. Loose pants can become caught in a skater's skates, posing a safety risk.

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.

Have any more questions? Please email and we will be happy to provide the necessary information.