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Hockey Skates

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Hockey Skates

From October through March, hockey skates can be reserved for pickup at 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.

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City of Kitchener's Outdoor Ice Rinks


Can skates be borrowed year-round?

Hockey skates are available to borrow from October through March only. They are not available to borrow from April through September.

How do I borrow a pair of skates?

It's easy! 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.

You can also reserve skates up to 30 minutes in advance of pickup. To reserve, call us at 519-574-4583 before you leave home. We will confirm sizing availability and set aside your skates for you. Reservations will be held for a maximum of 30 minutes.

How do I return my skates to the library?

Skates must be returned to Central Library during opening hours. To return your skates, call 519-574-4583 and staff will assist you. Please do not return skates through the outside book drop. Returned skates will be kept in isolation and 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)

Child 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