gear up

Please review the Gear Up information below for skateboarding, rollerskating and rollerblading.

PROTECTIVE GEAR

When purchasing protective gear, please consider the following to ensure your student is set up for success. Safety is SK8 GYM's #1 priority, we take it very seriously. Your student deserves to feel safest when learning or improving their skating. 

Knee/ Elbow Pads, Wrist Guards & Bumsavers:
SK8 GYM recommend brand 187 Killer Pads or Moxi Pads for knee/ elbow pads and wrist guards. These are by far the highest quality pads available on the market in terms of both safety and comfort. They are sold as a 3-pack (knee/ elbow pads and wrist guards). We also recommend Triple 8 brand wrist guards if you only need wrist guards. Triple 8 brand skate bumsavers is a solid choice for those worried about tailbone/ hip falls.
Getting sized for pads is important for proper fit and overall safety and comfort.
Typical sizing below:
Ages 7  and younger: Junior
Ages 8-10 : XS, or S/M
ages 11-14 : S/M, or L/XL  
Ages: 14+: S/M or L/XL

Skate Helmets:
SK8 GYM recommends Triple 8 brand skate helmets, specifically the Certified Sweat Saver models. These are high quality and comfortable helmets can accommodate a couple of different sizes! Helmets should fit to just above the eyebrows for maximum protection. Bike helmets typically don't provide the same high-level protection as skate helmets. While bike helmets are acceptable, SK8 GYM recommends skate helmets for maximum safety.

Protective Gear Rentals:
Quality protective gear can cost $90-$120. Protective gear is available for rent, especially for those initial lessons to try before you buy. Pad rentals are also available for times when students arrive to their lessons missing one or more pieces of protection.

Rental rates are per lesson:

full pads Set: $15 
(Includes knee/ elbow pads & wrist guards)

pair of knee pads, or wrist guard, or elbow pads: $5 per pair or Just one

bumsavers: $5
Helmet : $10

skateboarding

Free Consultation: SK8 GYM provide you with honest, unbiased and completely free advice on how to go about securing the best skateboard and protective gear prior to purchasing.
Skateboard specification and protective gear recommendations are customized for you or your student based on several factors. it’s important you are sized for a skateboard prior to purchasing. All recommended skateboards and protective gear could be purchased from us and shipped directly to you. Skateboards can be Assembled and checked by our instructors and they can help you properly gear up your pads and helmet at the start of your lesson. Please contact us via email at info@sk8gym.com and one of our Skateboard consultants will be happy to support you!

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rolleskating

Free Consultation: SK8 GYM provide you with honest, unbiased and completely free advice on how to go about securing the best quad skates and protective gear prior to purchasing.
quad skate specification and protective gear recommendations are customized for you or your student based on several factors. it’s important you are sized for quad skates prior to purchasing. All recommended quad skates and protective gear could be purchased from us and shipped directly to you. Skates can be checked by our instructors and they can help you properly gear up your pads and helmet at the start of your lesson. Please contact us via email at info@sk8gym.com and one of our quad skate consultants will be happy to support you!

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ROLLERBLADING

Free Consultation: SK8 GYM provide you with honest, unbiased and completely free advice on how to go about securing the best inline skates and protective gear prior to purchasing.
Skateboard specification and protective gear recommendations are customized for you or your student based on several factors. it’s important you are sized for a skateboard prior to purchasing. All recommended inline skates and protective gear could be purchased from us and shipped directly to you. Inline skates can be checked by our instructors and they can help you properly gear up your pads and helmet at the start of your lesson. Please contact us via email at info@sk8gym.com and one of our inline consultants will be happy to support you!

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