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Going to start playing shinny outdoor rink hockey: What do I need?

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02-28-2009, 05:58 PM
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Going to start playing shinny outdoor rink hockey: What do I need?

I'm a student living in Montreal and I figure that since most of my friends play shinny in a park nearby campus, I should give it a try. I've never played hockey competitively, only pickup, and I haven't really played other than street hockey for 4 years. What equipment do I need to get started?

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I'm a student living in Montreal and I figure that since most of my friends play shinny in a park nearby campus, I should give it a try. I've never played hockey competitively, only pickup, and I haven't really played other than street hockey for 4 years. What equipment do I need to get started?
Shin pads, helmet with cage/shield, gloves, elbow pads and skates plus whatever everyone else generally wears.

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For Outdoor shinny most people play with skates stick gloves.
but i suggest you play with elbow and shin pads with the normal skate stick glove and your ready to go. remember this is outdoors nobody rolls full equipment outside.

and where's the rink your playing at ? id like playing after college sometimes

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Shin pads are crucial, I may look like a plug with my shin pads on when nobody else has them, but my shins never bruise nor are my knees scraped...plus when others go down they roll around on the ground in pain for awhile, I just bounce right up of my knees and get going.

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Ya falling a lot will get you bruised up quick and your knees will start to kill.

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I play shinny with a few AA kids mid to late teens out on a pond and we just take it easy no lifting the puck and extra effort to avoid any contact.

My 8 year old plays and we all tone it down for him.

It depends on who you are playing with and how aggressive you plan on playing, and how bad that ice is on any given day.

We played after Sons practice today on a local rink no pads just a helmet on my son and wife and heavy mittens on the wife. not a single injury and we had a great time for 2 hours with a few other kids.

Ultimately you will want to think about your brain first, then protect vitals on down. If you are worried about being laughed at, wait till the first person falls and hurts a knee or what ever you have protected. You will get the last laugh.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinny
Shinny on a pond or outside is supposed to be fun not to competitive if competitive at all.
If it gets to competitive dress head to toe and let them mock when you just bounce up and they are on their way to hospital.

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Right on man, I play in Montreal, near my campus as well(McGill), where you going out to? If you are playing outdoors, you need nadda. Just gloves and a stick, people will take it easy and not really lift it that much. Anything else is your discretion. Like someone said, no one rolls full equipment.

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Skates, stick, gloves, puck

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Skates, stick, gloves, puck
Exactly. City rinks in Toronto have recently listed helmets as "mandatory" as well, but I have yet to see it enforced.

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I go to McGill too. Which park are you playing at?

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I would still wear shin pads. It's a common spot to get hit and hurts like crazy.

Skates, Stick, Gloves, Helmet, Shin Guards and a Cup (better safe than sorry).

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