OUR MISSION IS BUILDING AND SUSTAINING A PREMIER REGIONAL HOCKEY PROGRAM BY PROVIDING QUALITY EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND SUCCESS OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN HOCKEY AND IN LIFE SKILLS WE ARE BUILDING PLAYERS FOR LIFE
Understanding what is needed for hockey equipment and how to dress your child can be very stressful. Below you will find everything you need to know about renting equipment, buying equipment and how to dress your child.
RENTING EQUIPMENT FROM SNO-KING FOR HOCKEY 1 OR HOCKEY 2:
Full hockey gear, and stick. Arrange for rental gear AS SOON as you have registered, as there are limited gear fitting times, and you do not want your child to miss out on their first class. Please make sure to bring a copy of your registration confirmation to the fitting.
Important: Rental equipment is available by appointment only. Coaches do not have access to rental equipment, and equipment cannot be given out the day of class.
IN RENTON:Equipment is available though the Renton rink. To schedule an appointment, please
. Bring confirmation of registration and payment info. Please note that we do NOT fit gear on the weekends and you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible as appointments do fill up quickly and we can not guarantee being able to schedule last minute appointments.
IN KIRKLAND:Currently, you can be fitted on Saturdays or Sundays in Kirkland from 8-3:30pm, or on Mondays and Wednesdays (preferably) from 11-4. You MUST
and make an appointment for a gear fitting. Please bring confirmation of registration and payment information.
Selection of hockey equipment is a key issue for players, parents and coaches. When purchasing and fitting hockey equipment, remember two important factors: 1) make certain the player is adequately protected and 2) be sure the fitting allows freedom of movement so the player can properly perform the necessary skills. By carefully considering these two factors, your child will be more comfortable and will have more fun playing hockey.
A complete set of hockey equipment can be purchased for a relatively reasonable cost. Shop around for the best values and remember that you need not buy the most expensive equipment. Keep in mind the equipment must fit properly to provide the maximum protection.
Skates – Purchase skates that will fit your child today with no more than ½” allowed for growth. Seek adequate protection in the ankle, toe and instep areas, improperly fitted skates will hamper your child’s ability to skate.
Helmet – Must be of a design and construction approved by the Hockey Equipment Certification Council (HECC). Must be sized at the time of purchase to fit properly. The chin strap must always be fastened.
Facemask – Must be of a design and construction approved by the Hockey Equipment Certification Council (HECC).
Mouthpiece –A mouthpiece is required for all youth players through the Junior age classification.
Stick – Length should generally extend from the ice to the players chin (with skates on). Quality and price differ greatly, so the choice is yours.
Shin Pads – Check for proper lengths so they protect the knee and skin completely.
Supporter and Cup – Essential protective equipment.
Gloves – Check for proper fit with good finger and hand mobility.
Shoulder Pads – Adjust to fit the individual at the time of purchase. A fiber cap is extremely important in preventing shoulder separations and should extend to the tip of the shoulder.
Pants/Breezers – Held in proper position by suspenders. Pants provide protection for the lower spine, hips and thighs.
Elbow Pads – Properly fitted so they do not slide.