Requirements

US National Long Track and US National Short track competitions requires a Helmet, cut proof under skin, neck guard, Cut resistant gloves, Shin Guards, No skin can be exposed at all…

Helmet– Form-fitting helmet (bike helmet is ok to use)

Gloves –preferably cut resistant

Shin guards – especially if you don’t have cut resistant skin suit

Neck Guard– We have a limited supply to rent out.

Mouth Guard is recommended. Not required, but you may want one as your child gets faster

Cut Resistant Skin Suits and/or underskins are required for competition. The club has a limited supply to rent out. There will be an order made during the season. A skin suit is around $200.

If you are ready to purchase other speedskating equipment, navigate to the “Buying Equip” section in our website.

https://www.teamusa.org/US-Speedskating/Athletes/Rules-and-Regulations/Short-Track

 

Looking to get your skates sharpened? 

Reach out to the Madison coaches in person or by emailing madisonspeedskatingclub@gmail.com to see who is available.

Sharpening costs: $5- $20 depending on how long it takes to sharpen (i.e. how dull they are)

There are a number of veteran skaters willing to sharpen your skates for a nominal fee. This helps both you and them. You no longer have to skate on dull, butter-knife like, blades. And they can save money to buy more skating equipment.