A variety of safety equipment is required for each skater depending of their program level.  For more information about appropriate safety equipment, visit Speed Skate Canada.

Tinted safety glasses are not allowed during competition. As well, you must have a strap for your glasses.

There are various places online you can purchase safety equipment. Olympic Oval Skate Shop, Duvealt Speedskating, and I Love Speedskating are all trusted online resources for speed skating equipment.

Closer to home, Overlander Sports in Yellowknife typically brings in a selection of certified helmets, safety glasses, cut-proof gloves and more at the start of the season for our skaters!

Used Equipment for Sale

If you have any used equipment that you would like to sell please post it on the YKSSC private Facebook pagePlease note: The Yellowknife Speed Skating Club is not responsible for this equipment. Transactions are between the seller and purchaser, we are only providing a means for advertising.

Skate Rental

Speed skates can be rented from the YKSSC for a cost of $125 per season (additional cheque of $125 is required as deposit). Try on and pick up rental skates from our Skate Coordinator, Greg and Carla Skauge. Please contact for skate rental arrangements.

Skates are rented from our locker room at the Multiplex (back room of the Ed Jeske ice surface).

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

Skate Sharpening

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.

Sharpening List of which Competitive Skaters can sharpen skates for your younger skater. The cost is $10 direct to the skater.

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 SpeedskatingI Love Speedskating and other speedskating supply stores.

If you have any questions about safety equipment please talk to your coach or send us an email.