What should I wear to class?

Wear the right clothing and gear. This isn't just about boosting your confidence; it's also a form of injury prevention. Things to consider:

  • Wear sufficiently warm clothing. Choose trousers, slacks, or figure-hugging long pants that allow for free movement and provide warmth. Wearing pants will help prevent ice burn and can either prevent or minimize grazing on the ice.
  • Wear layered clothing. This is important so that you can dress up and down depending on how hot or cold you're feeling as you practice. Polar fleece, merino, other wool, thermals, etc. are all good choices for preventing loss of heat and for repelling water.
  • Consider appropriate accessories such as gloves, a hat, and leg warmers to help keep you warm.
  • A properly fitted pair of skates is a must. If you're not sure whether you'll stick with skating, rental skates are a good choice. Rental skates are high quality, and you'll be able to try a variety of sizes.
  • Helmets and kneepads are recommended for beginning skaters.

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