Sidijk is the number one supplier of ice-rink protection. Together with well-known athletes and skating associations, Sidijk designs and tests new shorttrack paddings. That is how we make sure that every shorttrack can to the absolute maximum during training sessions and matches. Maximum safety, maximum performance.
Shorttrack Padding Systems
Sidijk’s shorttrack paddings are made of different types of foam, creating an optimal combination of air displacement and pressure distribution. The paddings contain a unique structure with air chambers. In addition, mesh cloth has been incorporated into the cover which enables the air to escape well when impacted. In this way, the paddings offer maximum safety. Sidijk produces three different types of paddings:
Traditional (training) Padding
The Training Padding is placed directly against the hard (ice hockey) boarding and is mainly used for training purposes or competitions at a lower level. The boarding parts can be attached to each other using flaps with velcro so that they form one whole.
The cushions are provided with numbers so that the system can be quickly assembled and disassembled. This makes it possible to switch between hockey and shorttrack in a short time, so you can quickly create a multi-functional and safe ice rink.
In 2017 Sidijk, in collaboration with the KNSB and the ISU, initiated the hybrid system for the World Cup competition in Dordrecht. The Hybrid Padding is a combination of the Training Padding and the Movable Padding. By providing the risk zones with Movable Padding, the safety for the skater is considerably increased. This system is often used in competition. With this system, the dasher boards are removed in the risk zones.
This padding can save lives! Watch here how shorttrack athlete Daan Breeuwsma accidentally crashed during a World Cup match, but was saved by a padding of Sidijk.
The Movable Padding is intended for the 30 x 60 meter ice rinks where skating is on a professional level. The Movable Padding is a movable system in which the segments are interconnected. Lashing straps are attached at the back to keep the system in the radius. This system requires one meter of free space at the back.
Safety has top priority
Sidijk’s paddings and boardings have been extensively tested in various laboratories and by various top athletes. By using practical and technical knowledge, Sidijk has developed systems that are the best in the world in terms of protection.
Every ice rink is unique, whether it’s the curves of the rink or the location of the ice machine. Sidijk thinks along with you when it comes to a new or already existing system. From design and production to installation. We always deliver a-to-z Sidijk quality.