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One of the most common places to find lockers is at sport facilities and places where sports equipment is stored. The area I’m focusing on in this article is hockey, both the ice and field varieties require special equipment due to the high contact nature of the sport and there are a few things to be considered
A hockey player carries a lot equipment including a helmet, neck guard, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, padded hockey shorts, skates, hockey bag and the all-important hockey stick.
The first item to consider in regard to the size of the locker is the largest, the hockey stick. The hockey stick averages from 54 to 63 inches long so the only locker that has a large enough size compartment to accommodate this is a one door locker. A standard full height locker will be between 1780mm and 1800mm which will be enough to take the full length of a hockey stick. To accommodate the rest of a player’s hockey equipment, we recommend going with a larger size of 450mm width and 450mm Depth. Please note that the majority of single door lockers come with a hat shelf as standard so if you are looking to purchase lockers for a hockey club, make sure to specify that you do not want a hat shelf at the time of ordering.
When it comes to lock choice, hockey rinks will usually have a locker room per team and a cam lock, and two keys will allow each player to secure their belongings during games. For home clubs, a combination lock may be better suited if the same player is using the locker each time.
For the design of the lockers, field hockey clubs will be best suited to either a steel or MFC fronted door locker. For an ice hockey rink, there is a chance of the lockers being exposed to moisture so it would be better to have an aluminium framed locker like the Zen box in this situation.
A stand with an incorporated bench would also be a great addition to your lockers to allow players to sit while they change.
So, to culminate everything we have discussed in this article, our verdict on the best locker for a field or ice hockey club would be:
You can see the lockers and stands mentioned in this article at the links below.
If you need any further advice on the best lockers for an ice or field hockey club, you can contact our friendly team!