10 21 2017

Equipment Care

Equipment Care

How to care for equipment

  • Always air equipment out in a dry place
  • Allow for breathing space around each piece
  • If it has removable Velcro pieces, remove
  • Do Not leave in your bag, in a pile in the corner. It encourages bacteria to grow, leading to smell and may cause diseases (rashes, skin eating bacteria)
  • Take insoles out of skates, lots of moisture builds up between sole and insole
  • Pull lignin of gloves out to allow quicker drying
  • Hand up jersey and socks
  • Simple solution is hanging some hooks on the wall or even putting in a few nails in the wall to hand equipment
  • Encouraged to wear long sleeves shirts, pants and socks. It reduces the amount of moisture absorbed by equipment thus reducing smell