Following is the typical equipment list for short track speed skating, approximate prices and resources.
Helmet (standard bicycle helmets are acceptable)
Approx. $25 – $100
Skaters must wear protective gloves made to protect against palm and backhand laceration from sharp skate blades. Baseball batting gloves and other sportswear glove are acceptable. Fingertip durability is a consideration as skaters often make left hand finger tip contact with the ice.
Approx. $12 – $50 and up
Skaters often wear volleyball, basketball or wrestling knee pads
Knee pads should be fitted to be warn over clothing at practice to prevent knee holes in garments. Competitive skaters often wear skin suits with integrated pads or keep pads that can be worn under the suit.
Approx. $12 – $49