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Encyclopedia > Skate guard

Skates guards are covers used in ice hockey that fit over skates. They are used in ice hockey to protect the players' skates from surfaces other than ice. They are placed over top the skate blade to cover it from metal or wood. They also protect the blades from cement or rocks, which damage the skate blade, resulting in uneven skating, rusty, and dull blades. The skate guard is obviously not used when on the ice, as the skates will slip from the plastic onto the ice. They can be taken off easily and is the best ways to maintain good blade condition for a long time and keeps skate strides smooth and fast. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Skates may refer to: Ice skate Roller skates Skate Skates, Family of fish A nickname given to the supporters and fans of Portsmouth F.C. by their rivals, fans of Southampton F.C. Category: ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... In the most general sense of the word, cement is a binder, a substance which sets and hardens independently, and can bind other materials together. ... Rock may refer to: Rock, a geologic substance composed of minerals Rock, short for Rock and Roll music Rock, a small offshore islet with minimal soil Rock, a confectionery made and sold in many of the UKs seaside holiday resorts Rock candy, a type of confectionery composed of large... Genera See text. ... Look up boring in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Snowflakes by Wilson Bentley, 1902 Ice is the name given to any one of the 14 known solid phases of water. ... A blade is the flat part of a tool or weapon that normally has a cutting edge and/or pointed end typically made of a metal, such as steel used to cut, stab, slice, throw, thrust, or strike. ...

Types of skate guards

The most common type of guards is a material-like guard in which a velcro strap is on, which tightens through the hole in the skate keeping the guard on.

The safer type is a plastic-type guard. It fits right on the fits tightly, and can possibly use a strap that is attached from the guard to the skates so the guard to not fall off when walking. It's most common colors are grey and black. Grey or Gray (see spelling differences) is the color between white and black. ... Unlucky black cat. ...

Another type is another material-like guard that has an elastic around the the top of the guard to keep the guard on.

However, there are many different skate guards, (such as the website listed below) that shows many skate guards, but are not official ice hockey guards.

External links

  • Site for creative skate guards



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