In order to practice speed skating, it is mandatory to wear a safety equipment, as established by the Quebec Speed Skating Federation.
Safe equipment is designed to protect the skater himself in the event of a fall, as well as to protect other skaters in the event of a collision. Child safety is our priority.
1. Long blade skates:
Long-blade skates can be loaned for the season. If a child grows during the season, we can change skates to long blades.
The loan is advantageous because a pair of skates costs between $ 350 and $ 450.
The blades of the skates must be sharpened manually at 4-6 weeks depending on the skater’s use. Parents and coaches help for sharpening.
2. The safety equipment:
Skaters must wear mandatory equipment before entering the ice. Here is a list of required items.
- Hard helmet (for speed skating or hockey helmet without grid).
- Anti-cut leather gloves.
- Shin guards (as in soccer).
- Protects knees (as in volleyball).
- Neck protector (as in hockey but with a bib).
- Goggles with elastic band (like racquetball).
- Anti-cut bottom (Kevlar).
- Rigid blade guards.
- Anti-cut tracksuit (re: skin). *Optional
- Anti-cut tracksuit (re: skin) or
- Sportswear fitted to the body (no hood, no loose sleeves).
NOTE: Skaters who do not have a skin must wear the trousers and cotton sweatshirt with the CPVDDO logo (cost $ 34).
It is the CPVDDO equipment manager who will take care of ordering the items during the skater registration.