Check with your local club and coaches about equipment and gear that is needed. Short track, long track and inline skating require different skates and other protective gear.
NOTE: GMSA and clubs offer skate rental.
Where to Buy Skates and Gear Online:
- Cascade Speedskating (sponsor of US Speedskating)- 425-233-5583
- Special Equipment Co– 1-800-266-9285 or (413) 442-7433
- The Skate Now Shop– 801-944-5516
- Nordic Skater– 1-866-244-2570
Where to Buy Skates and Gear in Minnesota:
Besides skates, what else do I need?
Long Track: Warm clothes (layers suggested), gloves/mittens, hat, water bottle
Short Track: Helmet (bike helmet is fine), knee pads (volleyball style), shin guards (soccer guard that slip into a sleeve), long sleeves, pants, gloves, water bottle
Inline: Helmet (bike helmet is fine), knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, water bottle