How to Clean your Hockey Equipment
Hockey is an active, exciting, but sweaty game. Cleaning your equipment prolongs the lifespan of all your gear, along with preventing the buildup of bacteria. And, in short: Dirty equipment does not smell good. Check out the tips below to protect yourself and your family’s noses this winter:
☐ Drying rack
☐ Laundry detergent
☐ Disinfectant spray
Step 1: Wash whatever you can
Throw all your dirty hockey socks and jerseys into your washing machine according to the manufacturer’s directions. Once your hockey clothing has been washed, hang it to dry.
Step 2: Apply disinfectant spray
Use a highly effective disinfectant spray to eliminate odour and kill any bacteria. Then, spray down the inside of your hockey bag and all of your equipment, including your skates.
Step 3: Air your equipment out
After you have sprayed everything with your disinfectant spray, lay it all out to dry. Make sure your equipment is dried thoroughly before packing it up again. A drying rack is a great way to do this.
Step 4: Clean your helmet
To clean your helmet, wet a towel in warm soapy water and wipe down its interior, including the chin cup and face mask. Wipe away any residue from the soap with a damp, clean towel.