What I need to skate

INITIALLY
Long sleeves
Long pants
Full finger gloves
A hard shell bicycle helmet

The club and association have a limited number of speed skates available for use on a first come, first served basis.

Be sure to be at the rink by 7:45am (Sundays) to ensure you are able to get skates in plenty of time to start skating at 8:15am.

As you become more experienced, you will be required to wear knee pads, shin guards and a neck guard, along with and an approved ice racing helmet. Knee guards are recommended even in the early stages of your training.

All skaters (including coaches) are to wear a helmet at all times whilst on the ice during speed skating training – no exceptions!

OTHER EQUIPMENT – When you’re ready, and mum and dad have the cash!

Neck Guard

Knee Pads

Shin protection

ISU approved helmet


Your own speed skates

A speed skating suit

Some good gloves


The sport of Short Track Speed Skating has the potential to lead to injury if precautions aren’t taken seriously. The WFIRC and WAISSA take safety very seriously and we do not want our skaters to suffer the discomfort or disappointment of being injured. When directed by the coach or committee members to wear appropriate equipment – it must be worn! Refusal may see you excluded from ‘on-ice’ activities.

The coach or other experienced skaters can assist with the selection of the above equipment before purchase. Some second hand equipment is available for sale from time to time at reduced prices.