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carbon fiber skateguards After Hours Composite Works manufactures custom
Skateguards to increase the professional players’ confidence in
blocking shots or playing while recovering from an injury.
The current class of hockey skates are extremely light and
consequently thin offering almost no protection from impact.

We have developed these Skateguards to enhance the strength
without adding unnecessary weight or stiffness to the skate.
We employ material and fabrication technology gained through
manufacturing parts for the professional auto racing industry.

Our custom guards have been tested and are used exclusively by
various players in the NHL. We work closely with the equipment
managers and athletic trainers to meet the specific requirements
of each individual player.
The process starts with the training staff and players determining the specific area to be covered by the guard and marking it on the player’s skates (preferably a broken-in pair).

The skates are then sent to our facility where we cast, then make molds of the skates. We make the guards, then trim. drill and cut mounting slots. We normally cut mounting slots for the 1” elastic stocked by most all of the training/equipment staffs. The actualstraps can be made by us, but most staff members choose to make
their own to get the best fit for each player. The guards are thensent back to the team along with the skates.

We catalog the mold under each player’s name in case a guard is damaged or lost whereby the team can order another part without starting the process again. Each mold is usually serviceable for at least 5-6 parts. Turn around time is usually 5-7 days upon receipt depending on the complexity of the part.

The skates and guards are shipped UPS ground service. Air service
is available for an additional charge. Expedited service is available
in emergency situations for an additional fee.



Take casting of player’s skates (preferably broken in) and make molds (good for 2-3 parts).
$150 ea $300 per pair for top guards
$100 ea $400 per set (2 ea skate) for side guards.


Carbon fiber/epoxy skateguards made from molds above. (Includes mounting slots for 1” elastic strap).
$150 ea $300 per pair for top guards
$100 ea $400 per set (2 ea skate) for side guards.


Drill top style guards & install laces for stealth). $50 per pair


1” elastic straps w/ velcro closures (not recommended, usually made by each team)
$100 per pair for top guards
$150 per set for side guards


Call us regarding any other types of guards. We can custom make almost anything. Fees vary according to job.
Ship skates to: After Hours Composite Works 612 Sanford Ave. Unit 2 Wilmington, CA 90744