Skaters attending our sessions will have more fun and advance faster if they are properly and safely equipped this means making sure that:
- Skates fit comfortably
- There is room for toes to wiggle slightly
- Heels do not lift inside the skate more than ¼ inch
- An adult finger can fit in the top of the boot when done up
- Excess laces are tucked or tied up so that they do not hang loose or drag on the ice
EQUIPMENT CARETo protect the skate blades, skate guards should be worn in any area that is not protected by rubber mats. At the end of every session the blades should be wiped with a dry cloth to prevent rusting. Skate sharpening should be done periodically.
We recommend Torchy’s Sport Imaging for sharpening & repair. Extreme Hockey & Sports often sells good skates for beginners, but we recommend that you take skates to Torchy’s for expertise in sharpening non-hockey skates.