Skates should be purchased from a reputable hockey equipment pro-shop as these should be fitted to your player for comfort. Contact us for a referral.

Please check your child's skates and make sure that he/she has the best fit possible...not too big and not to small. Tie your child's skates as tightly as you possible can until you think your fingers will fall off. Don't worry...they won't. In time your skater may be tying their own skates.

Remember to have your skates sharpened several times or more during the season. Five hours use is a good rule of thumb, possibly more often if pond skating. It is always a good idea to carry an extra towel and wipe your blades after each use. Why? Blades get dull and will eventually rust, especially when you don't wipe them. The pro shop at Wonderland of Ice can sharpen the skates before or after practice.


Please buy the highest quality, name brand helmets made specifically for ice hockey. Lacrosse helmets are not permitted for use in ice hockey; they do not provide sufficient protection at the back of the head in the event of backward falls. Bauer and some others make helmets that are easy to adjust. These are particularly useful in very cold weather, as you can put a thin lycra ski cap on your player and put the helmet on top, with easy helmet adjustment.


Storm Hockey has equipment for players to borrow for the season. Please contact us for equipment needs, or for donations of equipment.

Players hate putting on wet clothes. Please make sure your skater's equipment is spread out to dry after use. If stuffed in to a hockey bag and left there, they will not dry! "Wet Gear" drying racks work really well.


Need to swap out last season’s equipment? Bring back last season’s equipment and pick up some gear for this season! Day will be announced before the start of the season in September.

If you are not returning to Storm Hockey, please bring your equipment and hockey bag on this day and help us outfit a new player. 

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