Short Track All short track skaters must have speed skates, a spandex skin suit, protective helmet, protective eye ware, shin pads, knee pads, neck guard (bib style). Optional equipment is a kevlar suit to protect against being cut from another skaters blade.
Long Track For long track skaters the same equipment should be worn as short track racers but with the exception of a helmet, shin pads, knee pads, and neck guard which is not required.
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