Speed skating does not require a lot of equipment, but there are a few items necessary to keep skaters safe.
- Hard shell CSA approved helmet
- Bib-style neck guard
- Cut resistant leather gloves
- Volleyball style knee pads
- Soccer style shin guards
- Safety goggles
Speed skates are available to rent from the club for the beginning skater.
The sport of speed skating is about speed and agility. This is why our athletes wear minimal padding. Padding is in the form of crash mats placed on the ice up against the boards. Cambridge Speed Skating Club was the first club in Ontario to have a Level 4 crash mat system to protect our young athletes.