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Hockey Skates

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Hockey Skates

Hockey skates can be borrowed from Central Library during regular library hours. Skates can be borrowed for one day and can be kept overnight.

Kitchener Public Library members age 13+ are welcome to borrow skates. Our collection includes hockey skates in youth, junior and adult sizes. Skates are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Check Availability and Sizing


Can skates be borrowed year-round?

Yes! Hockey skates can be borrowed at any time of the year.

How do I borrow a pair of skates?

It's easy! Hockey skates are located at the back of the lounge. Grab your size off the shelf and have a seat at our sizing area and try them on to make sure they fit. A Sizing Information Chart is available if you need help figuring out your size. After you have found the right size, bring the skates to the Welcome Desk for checkout.

You can also borrow skates through Curb and Carry. Call us at 519-574-4583 when you arrive at Central Library. Staff will ask for your name, library card number, and skate size(s). They will check out the skates, bring them outside, and place them on the table for you to retrieve.

Skates are available on a first-come, first-served basis only. You cannot place skates on hold.

How do I return my skates to the library?

Skates must be returned to Central Library during opening hours. To return your skates, bring them to staff at the Welcome Desk, or call 519-574-4583 to return through Curb and Carry. Please do not return skates through the outside book drop. Returned skates will be disinfected before becoming available again.

Sizing Information

As a general rule, hockey skates will be 1-1.5 sizes smaller than your regular shoe size. Please see the skate size chart below for guidance on sizing.

(Note: Y = Youth)

Youth Sizes
US Shoe Size - Men's US Shoe Size - Women's KPL Skate Size
Y 7 Y 8.5 Youth 6
Y 8 Y 9.5 Youth 7
Y 9 Y 10.5 Youth 8
Y 10 - 10.5 Y 11.5 - Y 12 Youth 9
Y 11 - 11.5 Y 12.5 - Y 13 Youth 10
Y 12 - 12.5 Y 13.5 - 1 Youth 11
Y 13 - 13.5 1.5 - 2 Youth 12
1 - 1.5 2.5 - 3 Youth 13
Junior Sizes
US Shoe Size - Men's US Shoe Size - Women's KPL Skate Size
2 - 2.5 3.5 - 4 Junior 1
3 - 3.5 4.5 - 5 Junior 2
4 - 4.5 5.5 - 6 Junior 3
5 - 5.5 6.5 - 7 Junior 4
6 - 6.5 7.5 - 8 Junior 5
7 - 7.5 8.5 - 9 Junior 6
Adult Sizes
US Shoe Size - Men's US Shoe Size - Women's KPL Skate Size
8 - 8.5 9.5 - 10 Adult 7
9 - 9.5 10.5 - 11 Adult 8
10 - 10.5 11.5 - 12 Adult 9
11 - 11.5 12.5 - 13 Adult 10
12 - 12.5 13.5 - 14 Adult 11
13 - 13.5 14.5 - 15 Adult 12