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.
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
- Skate Now– 801-944-5516
Where to Buy Skates and Gear in Minnesota:
- Adam’s Inline– 612-817-4930
- Pierce Skate and Ski– 952-884-1990
Info Sheet on Speed Skates
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