Cleaning Hockey Equipment
Hockey can be a fun, challenging sport that involves teamwork and physical ability. Keeping your equipment clean and in good condition will not only help your performance on the ice, but can also help prolong the life of your gear and help to protect your health.
Steps for Cleaning Hockey Gear
- Remove all the dirt: Begin by removing any dirt, mud or other debris that may have accumulated on the hockey equipment.
- Wash helmet and pads: Use a cloth and mild soap to clean the interior and exterior of your hockey helmet and pads. Rinse with clean water, and towel dry to remove any remaining soap.
- Clean gloves: Place the gloves in a sink of warm, soapy water and allow them to soak for a few minutes. Use a soft brush to remove any dirt, and then rinse the gloves with clean water. Allow the gloves to air dry.
- Wash skates: Use a stiff brush to scrub the insides of your skates and remove any dirt or odors. Rinse with clean water, and then use a soft cloth to dry them.
- Clean hockey stick: Use a damp cloth to wipe down the blade and shaft of your stick. Then apply a lubricant such as WD-40 to the blade and shaft, wiping off any excess.
- Disinfect and deodorize: Spray the interior of your helmet and the outsides of your gloves and skates with a disinfectant and deodorizing spray. Open the window or door for ventilation and allow the equipment to dry completely before storing.
By following these steps, you can keep your hockey equipment clean and in good condition. Clean equipment will help you perform better during games, and will also help protect your health.