If you are a current Ice player, all you need is a new pair of "Inline Skates", a girdle, a padded shirt or chest protector, and pants. You can use your same elbow pads, helmet, stick, shin guards, mouthguards, and gloves.
There are numerous Intenet shops to provide your gear but there is also "Behind the Mask (BTM)" hockey stores to help as well. The BTM stores have a flier on this site as well and they give great customer service and help you out in any way possible.
You should be able to pick up a pair of Inline pants for less then $40, a padded shirt for less then $40, a good pair of Inline Skates for $125. Prices depend on age and skill level but it's relatively inexpensive to pick up equipment.
When choosing Inline Skates, get a pair made for Inline Roller Hockey and not "Driveway Skates" as we call them. Driveway skates are good for sidewalks and home use but you will want a good pair for the Sport Court Rink we will be playing on. I would not reccommend using your good inline skates on any surface besides our rink as it will wear them down faster and not benefit your hockey game.
Wheels should be soft for the Inline Rink that we will be playing on. If you play or practice on concrete or asphalt, then you will need a harder wheel. So make sure you know what type of wheels you are buying on your skates and make sure to ask whom ever you purchase them from that you are getting the right wheel for the right surface as it does make a difference.
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Thanks and hope to see you on the RINK!!
Director Inline Hockey
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