You should wear full safety pads every time you go skating. Make sure you have a complete set, i.e. Elbows, knees and most important wrists. All need to be protected. Some skate groups think it is not cool to wear pads and you may come under pressure to conform. Don't remove pads just to meet peer pressure, this can lead to damage of the knee, wrist and elbow joints that can prove particularly troublesome later in life. This is very often disregarded by younger skaters. Falls can occur here is some helpful advice on how to deal with them.
Are particularly vulnerable to injury in sports where balance is a key factor. For those who feel more comfortable with, or require, heavy duty support we recommend top-kit from Alpsgear who specialise in serious protection. Log on to Alpsgear from this page quote 'Skate 10' and get a 10% discount.
This is one piece of safety equipment that is often overlooked. Some skaters refuse to wear them for no apparent reason. They protect the hips and tailbone in event of a fall. TrySkating recommends wearing protective shorts (crash pads) to avoid unnecessary injury.
We sell protective gear for skating at Start Skating
Find out more about protective gear for skating at the Start Skating online shop.