helmetAll skaters in the SkateABLE™ program are required to wear a Canadian Standards Association (CSA) approved hockey helmet. No other type of helmet will be acceptable, even if it is CSA approved. Hockey helmets are tested for protection against falls on ice and are able to withstand multiple impacts.

Helmets should be inspected regularly for cracks, scratches on the shell or wear and tear of the liner. If any other damages are found, the helmet should be replaced.

For the SkateABLE program it is recommended that children under the age of 12 wear a CSA certified full facial protector that is properly attached to their helmet because they are more likely to fall forward.

Skaters are required to provide their own CSA approved hockey helmets.