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02-21-2010, 04:40 PM
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Looking to make the transition from Roller to Ice...

I recently found an ice rink that is very close to me and would like to get started in Ice Hockey. I've never played ice before but spent many years playing roller hockey (indoor rinks).

As it stands, I have a helmet, gloves, sticks and shin guards. What else would I need? Skates, girdle, socks, chest protector. What am I missing? Also, any idea how much it would cost me to get up and running gear wise to start playing pick-up?

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You're missing pants and elbow pads.

Skates (100-300 for entry level to intermediate)
Pants (50-100)
Shoulder pads (30-80)
Elbow pads (20-40)
Girdle (20-30)
Socks (10-20)

So around 250-600, depending on quality. You can probably go cheaper if you want to go cheap.

I'd recommend getting a good pair of skates and pants, the rest isn't as critical. IMO.

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You could take care of all of your needs by going to Play It Again. It would cost you like $100 lol My first pair of skates switching over from roller were $20, Easton Ultra Lites from years ago. I loved them.

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You're missing pants and elbow pads.

Skates (100-300 for entry level to intermediate)
Pants (50-100)
Shoulder pads (30-80)
Elbow pads (20-40)
Girdle (20-30)
Socks (10-20)

So around 250-600, depending on quality. You can probably go cheaper if you want to go cheap.

I'd recommend getting a good pair of skates and pants, the rest isn't as critical. IMO.
I'm confused. Why would I need pants if I had socks and a girdle?

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You could take care of all of your needs by going to Play It Again. It would cost you like $100 lol My first pair of skates switching over from roller were $20, Easton Ultra Lites from years ago. I loved them.

This is actually what I was looking at doing. The only problem is I am in San Diego so I don't know how well the used ice hockey gear market is here.

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I'm confused. Why would I need pants if I had socks and a girdle?
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You do not need hockey pants if you have a girdle, but you will likely need a shell to put on top of the girdle. That being said I would make sure that your girdle is padded enough for ice hockey.

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Not equipment related, but if you don't know how (ice and roller are totally different) maybe think of skating or power skating lessons. Most important, how to stop properly. Made the transition too and that is the biggest hurdle over anything to figure out first.

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I'm confused. Why would I need pants if I had socks and a girdle?




This is actually what I was looking at doing. The only problem is I am in San Diego so I don't know how well the used ice hockey gear market is here.
Ice pants versus inline girdle are different. You could get a shell as suggest but I would just get a cheap pair of ice pants. You'll need a jock with velcro for your socks too. I am in Tampa, FL. You'll find something just like I did. Craigslist is another source.

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Not equipment related, but if you don't know how (ice and roller are totally different) maybe think of skating or power skating lessons. Most important, how to stop properly. Made the transition too and that is the biggest hurdle over anything to figure out first.
I made the transition to ice about a two years ago though I played when I was a little kid so that helped. Stopping is definitely a key to the transition but it also depends on the person. You can play inline well even without a solid stride in your skating. A lot of inline players almost run on skates versus skating. You can't get away with that on ice. Running on ice is double the work for half the speed lol.

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Ice pants versus inline girdle are different. You could get a shell as suggest but I would just get a cheap pair of ice pants. You'll need a jock with velcro for your socks too. I am in Tampa, FL. You'll find something just like I did. Craigslist is another source.



I made the transition to ice about a two years ago though I played when I was a little kid so that helped. Stopping is definitely a key to the transition but it also depends on the person. You can play inline well even without a solid stride in your skating. A lot of inline players almost run on skates versus skating. You can't get away with that on ice. Running on ice is double the work for half the speed lol.

Skating is definitely the first thing I want to get down. In roller, it was my biggest asset so I hope to make a somewhat smooth transition there.

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Ice pants versus inline girdle are different. You could get a shell as suggest but I would just get a cheap pair of ice pants. You'll need a jock with velcro for your socks too. I am in Tampa, FL. You'll find something just like I did. Craigslist is another source.
I play ice hockey only and I started wearing a roller hockey pant with a girdle under it a few years ago and found it to be the most comfy thing for ice hockey ever.

They are Mission pants and black with some silver highlighting, matches just about everything for a jersey.

Really one doesn't "have" to do anything more than what is comfy for them to play in.

I found a pic online of what my pant setup is like, the pants look the same as what I own and wear for ice hockey. Mine are not as baggy though. I must say it is very comfortable, I retired my CCM Supra hockey pants after trying these.

Of course I play recreationally now in either beer league or pickups, etc. Not sure how these would hold up in a checking league or more serious play. Maybe okay I think.



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I play ice hockey only and I started wearing a roller hockey pant with a girdle under it a few years ago and found it to be the most comfy thing for ice hockey ever.

They are Mission pants and black with some silver highlighting, matches just about everything for a jersey.

Really one doesn't "have" to do anything more than what is comfy for them to play in.

I found a pic online of what my pant setup is like, the pants look the same as what I own and wear for ice hockey. Mine are not as baggy though. I must say it is very comfortable, I retired my CCM Supra hockey pants after trying these.

Of course I play recreationally now in either beer league or pickups, etc. Not sure how these would hold up in a checking league or more serious play. Maybe okay I think.

See this thread.

I don't suggest playing ice in inline gear. Not only is an inline girdle (usually) less protective but you will stand out like a white man at the Apollo.

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You could take care of all of your needs by going to Play It Again. It would cost you like $100 lol My first pair of skates switching over from roller were $20, Easton Ultra Lites from years ago. I loved them.
I would definitely go to Play It Again Sports. I got brand new CCM hockey pants for $60, but that was one of the more expensive things I got. Elbow pads were $10 (used but in great condition), $25 for new shin guards, $25 for new chest/shoulder pads... they had some really great prices. My skates were $109.

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See this thread.

I don't suggest playing ice in inline gear. Not only is an inline girdle (usually) less protective but you will stand out like a white man at the Apollo.
Umm I just wear the pants from inline, nowhere do I say I use an inline girdle. Nobody cares really what other people wear usually.

I'm not sure why one would get chirped in a beer league because they wore a roller pant .... unless they were just being an ******* for no good reason.


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Umm I just wear the pants from inline, nowhere do I say I use an inline girdle. Nobody cares really what other people wear usually.

I'm not sure why one would get chirped in a beer league because they wore a roller pant .... unless they were just being an ******* for no good reason.
Must be me then... I always chirp for that. "Your skates are missing the wheels! Go back to inline, you (expletive)!" hahaha

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Must be me then... I always chirp for that. "Your skates are missing the wheels! Go back to inline, you (expletive)!" hahaha
Its not just you. Wearing inline pants while playing ice is a brutal setup.

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Must be me then... I always chirp for that. "Your skates are missing the wheels! Go back to inline, you (expletive)!" hahaha
I've never heard a peep, must be because I can play.

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Its not just you. Wearing inline pants while playing ice is a brutal setup.
I'd wear pajama pants if they were comfy and good for hockey. I'm not in a fashion show, I'm playing hockey.

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I'd wear pajama pants if they were comfy and good for hockey. I'm not in a fashion show, I'm playing hockey.
I've heard that the tights figure skaters wear are really breathable and mobile, maybe you should look into those to play hockey in.

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I've heard that the tights figure skaters wear are really breathable and mobile, maybe you should look into those to play hockey in.
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What is this "girdle" you guys are talking about?

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What is this "girdle" you guys are talking about?
Just go to hockeymonkey or hockeygiant. They have a separate section for each in their inventory list so u can see the diff.

A RH girdle is similar to ice hockey pants. RH pants go all the way down to the skates whereas ice "pants" (more like shorts) hit just above the knees.

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What in the world? I've never seen those before. I assume you're supposed to put the shell on top of those. I thought you just put the shell on top of regular pants if you need to for team colors.

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What is this "girdle" you guys are talking about?
Hockey girdles are worn under a pant shell which is to say that the pads are not a part of the pant.

(I had some French typed here but the board censored it wtf lol) ...



And you wear a shell over it OR A ROLLER HOCKEY PANT (HEHE)


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So they're really for inline than ice right? That would explain why I'm sitting here going

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So they're really for inline than ice right? That would explain why I'm sitting here going
No .... they are for ice hockey. I wear an ice hockey girdle with a roller hockey pant over them because it doesn't matter at all ..... in any shape way or form other than for some goon who thinks it is chirp worthy when it isn't.

I posted a Pro hockey girdle above for ICE.

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Girdle = raw padding nothing else
Ice Hockey Pants = pads sewn in to shorts
Roller Hockey Pants = just a pair of pants with no padding
Shell = similar to roller hockey pants but shorts and made for ice

I wear a pro stock girdle (Jofa, spanex tight fitting) with a shell over the top for ice hockey. I wear the same girdle for roller hockey but with roller hockey pants instead.

Get it?

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I guess when I used the term girdle, I was really referring to ice hockey pants. Definitely got confused there for a second.


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