Hand-me-down gear is a great way to go. There is a LOT of used gear floating around out there. But how to find it?
Play It Again Sports – South Boulder used gear store. Good selection of used skates. They also have a good guide on how to get started, and proper hockey sizing.
Craigslist.Org – Lots of used gear here, might need to drive to Boulder/Denver.
Other Parents – Ask around at the NedRink, especially parents of older kids that might have outgrown gear.
The NYHA - If your child is 8 and under, we have a number of complete gear sets available for rent. We also have some goalie gear.
The NYHA Board. – Tried everything above? Contact us. We might be able to help or give advice.