Learn more about required equipment to play hockey.
Due to the physicality and speed of the sport, ice hockey utilizes unique padding and equipment to keep players safe, while allowing them to compete and perform at the highest level. The most vital of the equipment is the skates. Vastly different from a figure skaters skate, they allow the player to move quickly across the ice and also provide protection from pucks and sticks. Most of the equipment is worn under the player's uniform and cannot be seen.