Speed skating helmets are similar to bicycle helmets, so these are acceptable.
Hockey or Winter sport helmets are also acceptable for beginners.
Safety glasses are required.
You can use racket sport goggles, or construction safety goggles.
Bibb style neck guards are mandatory.
These can be found wherever hockey equipment is sold. Avoid “neck only” models as they do not offer sufficient protection for skaters.
Leather gloves, or cut proof gloves are required.
Soft style knee pads are required for all skaters. Think indoor volleyball.
Hard style knee pads are acceptable for beginners.
Hard style shin protection is required for all skaters. Think soccer.
The preference is for separate shell and tube sock.
Avoid models that have an ankle loop or strap, and those that include ankle protection, as these will interfere with the skate.
Skaters are required to wear ankle protection. These are similar to leg warmers, but made specifically to protect the ankle as they are Kevlar coated to prevent cuts.
We have limited quantities for sale to our members, and for loaning out to beginners.
As these are not readily available at your local sport store, we will lend these out to TryB4 skaters, and lease them out to our members for the season.