Equipment

A variety of equipment is required for each skater depending of their program level. Check out the equipment list and talk to a coach if you have questions.  We also have a used equipment swap shop where you can find deals on various types of speedskating equipment from skates to skinsuits!

Skates

Please note that figure skates are NOT permitted for any program level.

Speed skates can be rented (usually for levels Speed Skate 2 and up) from the Club for a cost of $125 per season (additional cheque of $125 is required as deposit).  Please contact  ykspeedskating@gmail.com if interested.

Speed skates have a different type of blade than hockey or figure skates and therefore need to be sharpened in a special way.  Skates should be sharpened before the season, at least once a month and before events/meets to enhance a skater’s ability and protection of our skates.  Rob Bubar, our Skate Coordinator, will advise on who to contact for sharpening.  Alternatively, you can drop your skates off with one of the Sr. Competitive skaters during their Sunday ice time.  The cost is $10.

Cut Resistant Undersuits

Cut resistant undersuits are an important piece of safety equipment for our SS3 and Competitive skaters.  If you are considering purchasing a cut resistant undersuit please keep in mind that the Club recommends full coverage undersuits (or cut resistant material interwoven into a skin suit).  Brand names for this product are Dyneema or Dynamix and these types of suits can be purchased online at Duvealt, I love speedskating and other speedskating supply stores. Please continue to check our requirements as well as SSC for appropriate safety equipment.  If you have any questions about safety equipment please talk to your coach or send us an email.