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Cost to Play

Quick Tips For Reducing Hockeys Cost

  • Make sure their equipment is comfortable and fits them properly
  • Save money by buying equipment used, you can ask parents of older players or look online
  • The kids don’t need $200 hockey sticks, focus on skill development
  • Kids grow out of their equipment quickly, so don’t spend too much on something that will need to be replaced
  • Remember too that early on, players do not need the most expensive gear; it’s more important the equipment fit properly.

Needed Equipment

$740 is an average cost to purchase all new gear for a youth player based on a study conducted in 2014.

However, RAHA offers an equipment rental program for only $50 per season available to both Skaters & Goalies!! Click Here to contact a board member for more information regarding this program.

  • Jock (or jill for girls)
  • Shin pads
  • Hockey socks
  • Hockey Pants
  • Skates
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Elbow Pads
  • Neck Guard
  • Helmet
  • Mouth Guard
  • Jersey for practice
  • Hockey stick

If you’re child just wants to play recreational hockey (at an out door hockey arena, or during stick and puck sessions at the arena) less equipment is required. For outdoor hockey all you really need is skates, a helmet and a stick (although new players should wear elbow pads and shin pads for more protection).