What do I need to wear?

When skating, bring:

  • Canadian Standards Association approved helmet (no bike helmets), face cage recommended for kids 7 and under
  • Gloves or mittens, waterproof is best
  • Knee and elbow pads, worn under clothing, are optional - wearing pads over clothes can make it slippery when trying to stand up
  • Skates, should be fitting properly and in good repair
    • Figure skates should be the same size as the shoes
    • Hockey skates should be one size smaller than shoe size
    • Skate and helmet rentals are available at the Skate Shop
  • Avoid plastic skates 
  • A warm jacket or sweatshirt
  • Waterproof pants, such as snow pants or rain pants