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Want to keep yourself protected on the ice while you learn how to ice skate or even get to grips with those more technical jumps and spins? We’ve got you covered. Our range of protective equipment for ice skaters allows for maximum movement while keeping you safe from falls on the ice.
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It’s not mandatory, but wearing protective clothing for ice skating is sensible to keep yourself safe from bruises, cuts and dislocations while on the ice.
If you’re a beginner skater, falls will happen — it’s a good idea to stay protected so you can learn how to fall safely! Even as you progress with your ice skating skills, protective clothing can help boost your confidence, so you can keep getting up to practice an element again, injury-free.
If you want to invest in protective clothing, it’s a good idea to start with protecting your most important asset: your head. By using a specially-designed headband, you can keep your head safe from falls and collisions with the ice while staying cool and ventilated!
As figure skating competitors are judged on their appearance during competition, most tend not to wear protective clothing.
Your competition is also slightly different from practice; during training, it’s normal to fall often as you learn new elements and develop your skills. In your competition, you shouldn’t be falling that much as *hopefully*, you’ve practised enough!
The sizing of protective clothing for ice skating is loosely based on your clothing sizes — so if you wear a medium, you’ll likely be a medium in your protective gear.
This isn’t a perfect science though; if you’re in doubt, come see us at Willies in Coventry to try on your protective clothing and get the best fit.
Our team of ice skating experts at Willies can help keep you protected on the ice! Simply order online or pop into our store to pick up all the essentials you need to skate safely.