The complete guide on shipping ice hockey equipment by courier

Are you a professional ice hockey player on his way to the world championships? Are you a beginner on his way to his first ice hockey camp in Canada? Or did you successfully sell your old ice hockey gear? Regardless of your situation, shipping ice hockey equipment by courier couldn’t be easier with the guidelines we are providing you in this article.

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Before you start shipping a hockey stick, we advise you to measure the stick or even better to measure the dimensions of your parcel when wrapped. Use the following tool to verify if your shipment qualifies for the standard delivery service. If not, or you are sending multiple packages, we advise you to contact our agents for an individual offer!


Check your parcel's dimensions


When booking a standard shipping service with Eurosender (example: shipping ice hockey skates abroad), your parcel cannot exceed the following dimensions:

  • Weight up to 40 kg.
  • A maximum length of 175 cm (longest side).
  • Length (in cm) + 2x width (in cm) + 2x height (in cm) < 300 cm (length plus two times width plus two times height should be less than 300 cm or 3 m altogether).

Standard shipping services

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Fill in the form with your details and pay for the service.

Get informed on how to pack your items for shipping


Before you start shipping ice hockey material by courier make sure that:

  • You have checked the dimensions of your parcel by using our dimension-checker. Is your parcel too big or are you sending multiple? Then we recommend you request an individual offer.
  • Avoid any stress and prepare your shipment at least two working days in advance.
  • Check how long it will take for your shipment to arrive with our Estimated Delivery Time tool.

Delivery Insurance

All standard shipments booked through the Eurosender platform are automatically insured up to 200 €. But as your ice hockey equipment is valuable, we strongly recommend that you buy additional insurance at very reasonable prices (up to 1000 € or 2000 € for standard service).

Packing and sending ice hockey material

Recommended packing materials:

  • Cardboard box – it has to be of the perfect size so that it is not too big or too small.
  • Bubble wrap – to protect the items from getting broken and damaged during transportation.
  • Cushioning material (packing peanuts or crumpled newspapers)– to fill in any empty spaces and voids.
  • Plastic wrapping foil.
  • Adhesive tape – to tighten the protective layers and to seal the box.

Shipping a hockey stick

As for shipping any item, the most important is the preparation of the parcel to assure safe transport. When shipping a hockey stick, try preparing it as follows:

  1. Wrap the hockey stick in two or more layers of bubble wrap. Secure the bubble wrap with tape.
  2. If you are shipping multiple hockey sticks, tape them together.
  3. Place the hockey stick in a cardboard box and fill the box with cushioning materials like old newspapers, packing peanuts and other materials. Make sure nothing can move!
  4. Seal the box with sufficient tape, tape also the corners and the edges to prevent ripping. Add a label if needed!


Shipping ice hockey skates abroad

You might be in need of shipping ice hockey skates abroad, here is how we would do it:

  1. Prior to packing, make sure they are cleaned, no ice residues on the skates. Perhaps this might be a good opportunity to have them sharpened again or to remove some of the rust.
  2. Put some old newspapers inside each skate.
  3. If you still have the original box, put them inside. If not, take a cardboard box where the skates fit nicely in and fill this box with cushioning materials.
  4. Optional: place the package in a larger cardboard box and fill it with materials for extra protection.
  5. Seal the box with tape and wrap it in plastic foil for protection. Add a label if needed.


Ship goalie pads

It is quite easy to ship goalie pads since they are made of cushioning material. Yet it is in your best interest to not take the preparation lightly.

  1. Give them a final cleaning before shipping them.
  2. Place them in a cardboard box or two, and fill the box with cushioning materials. Preferably use the original box in which you bought them.
  3. Seal the box with tape and wrap it in plastic foil for protection. Add a label if needed.


Benefits of shipping ice hockey equipment by courier through Eurosender.

People decided for shipping a hockey stick or wanted to ship goalie pads with Eurosender because:

  1. You get the best price for your exact shipment.
  2. We only work together with the most reliable shipping companies such as DHL, DPD, GLS, SEUR, …
  3. Our agents can help you in more than 15 languages.
  4. Not only will your ice hockey equipment be picked up at your door but it will also be delivered at any given destination.
  5. We offer our customers an easy to use tracking tool.


You see, sending ice hockey material is not that hard. But did we forget something? Do you have more questions on shipping ice hockey equipment by courier? Are you ready to ship goalie pads to Canada? Or shipping that hockey stick to ice hockey camp? Let us know, contact one of our agents right now!

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