United Capital Blades initially provides new members with skates to get them started. Speedskates should fit the skaters' feet precisely and the club has a limited size supply. For this reason and the ability to provide incoming skaters with a wider variety of sizes we ask that after your trial period ends, you look into purchasing your own size specific pair. Detailed sizing information and entry level packages are available at Xact Skate Shop, our official team supplier, for the most range and availability. Please consult with a club member about your potential purchase. In addition, confirm with Marc Pelletier that your selected items are in stock via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Ask a club member about our team promo code.
Skaters are required to bring and wear a helmet and gloves on the ice at all times. Bike, inline, hockey and speedskate are all acceptable helmet types. Cut resistant base layer suits and gloves are also recommended for skaters. These items can also be found at Xact.
Skaters who have recently purchased skates will not be asked to additionally purchase a sharpening jig and stones. We realize these costs add up quickly and are more than happy to provide sharpening services until you are comfortable and familiar enough to tackle this task on your own. Skate bags, soft skate guards for immediately after ice and hard skate guards for storage and ice prep are recommended.
Skin suits are supplied by Alan Marcosson at Pyro Apparel. Suits can be ordered at any time and are made to order with specific measurements. Details and pricing can be found below. $10 shipping must be added to the order which is NOT detailed on the order form.