Skate Armor Launches Crowdfunding Campaign On KickStarter To Get Top Performing* Neck Laceration Protector Into The North American Market

Hockey mom re-invents the neck guard and beats the competition, providing youth hockey players with the best protection available from a skate blade cut to the neck.

On June 1, 2015, Skate Armor launched a Kickstarter campaign for its top performing neck laceration protector for ice hockey players.

Commonly referred to as a “neck guard”, Skate Armor provides protection to youth ice hockey players from a skate blade laceration to the neck, which can be life threatening. Skate Armor’s patented design offers thorough anatomical coverage of the neck area and features SpectraGuard, a patented, quick-wicking, cut resistant fabric used by the Department of Defense and in Olympic speed skating suits. The Spectra fabric is wrapped in a micro-polyester mesh material which serves as a moisture- wicking, soft, cooling covering to the Skate Armor neck guard.

“We’re excited to launch this campaign and offer this safety device to youth hockey players in the North American market,” said Teri Weiss, designer of Skate Armor. “The Mayo Clinic’s Sports Medicine Department recently tested neck guards available in the market, including Skate Armor. The Skate Armor neck guard tested top performer in coverage and cut resistance against some of the largest hockey manufacturers in the world; we’re really proud of that.”

Skate Armor is seeking (US) $85,000 in funding on Kickstarter by July 1, 2015, in order to deliver the Skate Armor neck guard into the North American market. Primary placement of Skate Armor will focus on Canadian youth hockey players who, according to Hockey Canada rules, must wear neck guards. Focus will also be placed on advocating neck guards be mandatory safety wear for all US youth hockey players.

For each contribution of (US) $100 contributors will receive a limited edition Skate Armor neck guard made available exclusively to contributors to this campaign.

Located in Verona, WI, Skate Armor designs slash resistant safety wear for ice hockey players

For more information, please visit Kickstarter.com, the Skate Armor website at skate-armor.com or contact Teri Weiss at teri(at)skatearmor(dot)biz or at skatearmor1@twitter.

*Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, June 19, 2014 – “The Most Cut-Resistant Neck Guards for Preventing Lacerations to the Neck”
Loyd AM1, Berglund L, Twardowski CP, Stuart MB, Smith AM, Gaz DV, Krause DA, An KN, Stuart MJ.
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1*Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; †Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; ‡Sports Medicine Center, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; and §Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

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