To help assist you, this page can offer some information on frequently asked questions.
Where can I buy rollerblades and equipment? Rollerblades and both rollerblading and rollerhockey equipment can be purchased at several locations in the city. Modell's on 86th and 3rd Ave. usually carries everything you will need. Paragon Sports is also another great option. I suggest calling either store to find out if they have everything in stock before you go there.
What kind of rollerblades should I get? For both the rollerblading and rollerhockey classes it is recommended that you buy rollerblades that have a brake on the right heel. You will also want to make sure that the boot of the rollerblade has ample support and is not made entirely out of plastic. Many of the novelty versions of rollerblades (for example: rollerblades sporting your child's favorite cartoon or superhero) generally tend to be uncomfortable and the wheels do not roll well, restricting the student from rolling easily. The Bladerunner brand has adjustable sizes which will allow you to use these blades for a longer time as your child grows.
What kind of pads and helmets do I need? Both rollerblading and rollerhockey classes require elbow pads, knee pads, and wrist guards. These pads can usually be purchased together in a set. Rollerhockey players can use the same pads they use for ice hockey, including gloves in lieu of wrist guards. All classes require a helmet. Rollerbladers can use any type of helmet. However, we recommend a rollerblading helmet as opposed to a bike helmet. Rollerhockey students are required to have a helmet with a face mask.
What kind of hockey stick do I need? If you have already played ice hockey, you can use the same stick for rollerhockey. Any inexpensive hockey stick works perfectly. Hockey sticks with a plastic blade are great. However we do not recommend a completely plastic stick like what would be used for floor hockey. If your stick is too long we can easily cut it to fit you at class. If you are new to hockey and do not know if you are right or left handed (it is not necessarily the hand you consider to be dominant) you can look for a stick without a curve.
Do you offer rollerblading classes for beginners? Every rollerblading class is open to both beginners and more advanced rollerbladers. Each group is divided based on skill level, with different coaches for each group. There are multiple coaches on hand at every class for just this reason.
What equipment do I need for a lacrosse class?
Boys will need a stick, helmet (hockey helmets are ok) and gloves. Girls need to a stick, face mask (or helmet) and gloves. Mouth guards are also recommended. Please make sure to wear comfortable athletic shoes (no sandals or crocs).