Skating accessories for on and off the ice

If you already have a good pair of skates, a helmet, and all the warmest apparel for the season, turn your attention to this list of accessories to take to the rink, pond, or outdoor skating trail with you.

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Skating is a great Canadian way to get some exercise this winter while having fun at the same time. In fact, we are home to many notable skating destinations like the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Lake Louise in Banff, and Parc La Fountaine in Montreal. Whether you’re new to the activity or as skilled as they come, here are a few things to take with you when you hit the ice after school, on weekends, on Family Day, or during March Break.

Ice Skate Shoulder Bag

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SHOP NOW on A bag like this will come in handy for both transporting your skates to the rink and storing them at your house. This compact option has surprisingly large pockets for additional gear, clothing, accessories, or even a small-sized helmet. The adjustable shoulder straps and top handle add extra convenience and the bag is made with durable material including two breathable mesh side pockets. It fits most skates and comes in five different colours.

Elite Hockey Pro-Skate Guard, Extreme Walking Soaker

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SHOP NOW on Play it safe with the pro-skate blade covers from reputable brand Elite Hockey. They’ll protect your blades by keeping water off of them thanks to their special water-resistant treatment. Plus, they feature a practical strip of rubber traction on the bottom that grips the ground for secure walking. They fit snugly around the blade so you can avoid getting any nicks and chips when transporting your skates. Available in nine colours and a variety of sizes.

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Hockey Plus Ice Skating Training Aid for Kids

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SHOP NOW on Teach your kids how to skate using this adjustable training aid that features six height settings from 20 inches to 26 inches. Your tot can hold onto the handlebar that’s padded with foam for extra comfort for balance as they take their first strides on the ice. This skater’s helper also folds completely flat for storage in your trunk or at home.

Rechargeable Hand Warmers, 2-Pack

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SHOP NOW on You’ll definitely want to keep these rechargeable hand warmers in your pockets when you’re heading out for a day on the skateway. As a best seller on with 20,000 customer ratings, we’re putting these in our cart! They are not only great when you’re practicing your double axles, but you can also use these for other outdoor activities like camping, hiking, or snowshoeing. They feature three heating levels and warm up instantly using a rechargeable lithium battery. Available in several colours and sold individually as well.

Gourmet du Village Hot Chocolate Lunchbox

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SHOP NOW on Ice skating and hot chocolate go hand-in-hand! For your next family adventure, pack this maple-flavoured hot chocolate kit from one of our favourite brands, Gourmet du Village. This mini lunchbox with a sweet Canadiana design includes four servings of hot chocolate and all you need to do is add hot water (or hot milk if you prefer). Don’t forget the marshmallows!

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