Hockey Helmet Fitting in Canada

If you live in Canada, or very near Canada, you will have the opportunity to visit a Source For Sports store and be fitted correctly in your hockey helmet.  Below is more specific information;

Keith Primeau, former Philadelphia Flyers captain and co-founder of applauds the efforts of Source For Sports® stores across Canada who are hosting Helmet Fitting Week September 26th to October 2nd.  Everyone is encouraged to bring their helmet to their local Source For Sports® store, no matter where they purchased it, for inspection and fitting assessment in the Head Zone.

Source For Sports® is proud to be partnering with  “It is amazing how our helmet manufacturers including Bauer, Reebok, CCM, Easton and Cascade, the medical community, and the athletes who are willing to share their story, have come together to address this issue.  Our young players and their families are important to us, as is this issue”.

Before you hit the ice it’s important to have the proper fitting equipment, take the time to get your helmet looked at.

One thought on “Hockey Helmet Fitting in Canada

  1. Geoff Schaadt (@gschaadt) September 29, 2011 / 08:33

    This is a great initiative. As someone who has been around minor hockey for a few years now, I can say with confidence that 50% of our kids are wearing helmets that are not properly adjusted.

    Canadians, get your kids to your local Source for Sports.

    Americans, this is your notice — there is a very good chance that your child’s helmet does not fit correctly. Get to someone who knows how to do it properly. Unfortunately, this does not necessarily mean the teenager at Dick’s. The person who is fitting the helmet should be able to talk you through the exact steps of what the are looking at and why. as they are doing it.

    The hockey helmet will generally not be fitted as tight as a football helmet, but it should be snug. Their should be little/no movement of the head within the helmet.

    You can’t believe how many kids we see who look like bobble-head dolls.

    And, while we’re at it, be sure to check the screws about once per month. They seem to come loose much more frequently than football hardware.

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