Speed skating has inherent risks and safety is our Club’s priority.
MJSSC is committed to providing a safe environment for all those who go on the ice. We do this by following Speed Skating Canada’s mandatory gear and equipment list (including personal items such as helmets and on-ice protective equipment such as mats); by setting appropriate skater/helper ratios and on-ice numbers; and by assessing skaters in the event of a fall and working with families to decide on an appropriate course of action if there is an injury.
Head Protection - Helmet
Neck Protection - Bib type
Protective Eye Wear
Knee Protection - Knee Pads
Rest of Body Protection
Level of Need
Varies by level
Hard Shell Helmet - Hockey, Multi-Sport (skiing/snowboarding) or Speed Skate (not bike)
Neck protection must be made of Kevlar, Dyneema, or ballistic nylon. Protection may be integrated into the design of a skater’s skin suit or worn tucked into a skater’s skin suit. If separate neck protection is worn it must fastened securely
Clear, shatter-resistant glasses or a complete visor. Glasses must be held in place by a strap
For Learn to Skate programs, gloves or mitts must be worn. For any long blade activity (i.e. skaters using speed skates), full leather gloves or a synthetic glove which offers an equal or superior level of cut and puncture resistance to leather must be worn.
Cut Resistant Kevlar Anklets. Not needed if wearing Kevlar Skin Suit
Full frontal knee coverage providing complete coverage of the patella. Made of puncture resistant (e.g. Kevlar or Dyneema) and impact absorbing (e.g. high density foam) material. Protection may be worn over a skater’s skin suit or it can be integrated in the suit.
Soccer type without ankle protection
All skin below the mid-line of the neck must not be bare. Skaters participating in events sanctioned as SSC Championships and/or as Selection/International competitions must wear cut resistant clothing meeting or exceeding the minimum standards established by the ISU