Children under the age of six years must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet. Please see Skating Safety Equipment Requirements below for more details.
All participants in Caregiver & Tot, Preschool, Learn to Skate Levels 1-5, Learn to Skate Youth and Learn to Skate Adult programs must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet with all helmet straps. It is also mandatory for all Caregiver & Tot and Preschool participants to wear a full face mask.
Broken helmets, bike, utility helmets are not acceptable and will not be permitted on the ice. Mouth guards and neck guards are strongly recommended for all participants.
CSA approved hockey helmets with full face mask and neck guards are mandatory for all preschoolers, children and youth who participate in hockey, power skate and supervised shinny programs. Mouth guards are strongly recommended.
CSA approved hockey helmets are mandatory for adult hockey, power skating and supervised shinny programs. One-half or full face mask, neck guards and mouth guards are strongly recommended.
Proper fitting lace-up single blade skates are required. Bobskates, double bladed skates and speed skates will not be permitted on the ice. The rule of thumb for purchasing skates is one size smaller than shoe size. New skates do not come sharpened and will require sharpening prior to the first class. Shoes are not to be worn on the ice.
Wear warm comfortable clothing that is easy to move in. i.e. warm, water resistant pants, non-bulky jackets and warm gloves. Shorts will not be permitted on the ice.
New and improved sledges are now available in some facilities. These adapted skating devices make our arenas accessible for persons with a disability. To make arrangements to use a sledge at a rink near you, contact your district adapted and integrated coordinator at one of the numbers below:
Etobicoke York District
North York District
Toronto and East York District