Equipment and Safety
All skaters MUST wear a CSA approved hockey helmet until they have passed Stage 5 of the Canskate program. Look for the CSA logo similar to waht is shown on the right to ensure that your helmet will provide an adequate level of protection. THIS IS A MANDATORY SKATE CANADA REQUIREMENT. For more information, please refer to the:
Many stores sell skating equipment in a variety of price and quality ranges. Before buying a pair of skates, please check carefully for the following:
* Proper fit
* Firm ankle suport
* Good quality leather
* Correct blade placement
Avoid buying larger skates for your child to grow into. This causes discomfort and will hinder yor child's progress. Moulded plastic skates are not recommended, especially as your child grows. Make sure that the boot has no wrinkles--this means that they are poor quality.
Sharpen skates at a good skate sharpening place as soon as they are purchased. Resharpen them every 20 skates, depending on usage and care. Most importantly DO NOT remove the bottom picks on figure skates as they are designed for balance. Always wear protective skate guards while walking on cement.
Boyko Source for Sports
We're your local Source For Sports®, part of a national buying group and affiliated with over 150 other Source for Sports® stores across Canada. We aren't a franchise; we're an independent business owned and operated by a member of your local community. As a member of the largest buying group in Canada and one of the country's biggest retailers of sports equipment, we have access to products from around the world along with immense buying power that we could never achieve on our own. We now carry figure skating equipment.
You can now order your very own athletic clothing branded with the Waterford Tricenturena Skating Club Logo. You can see the form below or click link to view the order form in a new window. Print it out and bring it to your session. If you have any questions, please email Donna@DMTembroidery.ca.