All players must wear protective equipment to limit personal injury.

This includes:
Helmets with visors or cages: Cage must not allow a blade or shaft of a stick through it. Chin straps must not be more than two inches from the chin and must be secure. Glasses must have plastic lenses and frames. Glasses must be strapped to the back of the head.

Neck guards: Prevents sticks cutting the exposed neck.

Padded shorts: Must have good kidney and spine protection

Elbow pads: Must protect the joint and the lower arm and be able to be secured in position.

Padded gloves: Protect the hand and wrist.


Groin protection: All players must wear one – girls included.

Leg Guards: Must be a one piece to cover knee and shin. Must be covered by long pants or socks.

Shirt: Team shirts must be the same colour and design with player number on sleeves and back. Numbers are 1-99. Shirt must cover body armour and elbow pads. Contact team manager for team shirt/number supplies.

Stick must be to approved standard and not badly worn or have a rough edge. Sticks must have a manufactured butt end – preferably of a rounded design for ease of handling.

Skates can be quad or in line. No missing wheels, no protruding screws or any thing that would damage a hall floor or injure a player. Sharp grinding plates are not permitted. Stoppers must be a light colour (stoppers in skater hockey…!?)

Visors, neck guard and body armour are optional for senior players.
These must be manufactured to the regulated standards of Ice/Skater hockey. See the rules of the game 2011 document.

No watches, chains, earrings, rings or any jewellery to be worn. If body piercing cannot be removed, then it must be adequately taped over. Players must not chew gum or sweets during matches.

Other useful equipment:

Water bottle: Players should
have their own water bottle, clearly marked with their name. It is not advisable to share water bottles as this may spread infections. Big bicycle types that can be squirted through a visor are good.


Kit bag: Big and battered. Long straps to go over you shoulder. Good strong zip.

Socks: Anti-blister socks can help when breaking in new boots. Or wear two pairs of thin socks.

Skate tightener: A metal hook and handle that helps get the skates really tight.

Packing tape: Great for securing knee pads and socks. velcro straps are a re-cycle able alternative. (Remember to dispose of old tape in the changing room bin!)

Hockey tape: Great for binding up sticks, handles clothing etc…

Spare laces

Allen keys: Use two to keep skate wheels tight.

Screwdriver: For keeping the helmet screws tight.

Small towel: You will sweat….

Ball: Regulation ball for real practice. Light ball for practice against other people’s walls and a soft ball for indoors.

Training shirt: Tough ice hockey shirt – leave the team shirt for games.