For you to try SPEED SKATING, other than skates you can rent from the club, specialised safety equipment is not necessary.
As long as you have a piece of each protective equipment (head, neck, eye, hand, knee, shin, ankle) meeting the specifications below, you can SPEED SKATE!
For example, you could reuse a hocket helmet and soccer skin pads. Just make sure they still fit and meet the requirements.
Lenses on Safety Glasses MUST BE CLEAR.
Short Track Protective Equipment
Long Track Protective Equipment