BS EN 15638:2009 - Ice skates. Safety requirements and test methods – BSI British Standards

BS EN 15638:2009

Ice skates. Safety requirements and test methods

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : February 2010



BS EN 15638:2009 Ice skates. Safety requirements and test methods

BS EN 15638 applies to ice skates intended for users with a body mass up to 100 kg for ice skating excluding the field of sports competitions.

It specifies the minimum safety requirements for ice skates as well as requirements for test methods, marking and information supplied by the manufacturer to reduce the risk of injuries to both third parties and the user during their normal use.

Contents of BS EN 15638:
1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 Design
4.1 General
4.2 Requirements for design
4.2.1 Connection of the runner to the boot
4.2.2 Attachment of the blade in the blade holder
4.2.3 Linearity of the runner
4.2.4 Position of the runner
4.2.5 Impact resistance
4.2.6 Surface condition
4.2.7 Condition of the blade
5 Testing
5.1 General
5.2 Test specimen
5.3 Last
5.4 Connection of the runner to the boot
5.5 Resistance against impact loads
5.5.1 Conditioning
5.5.2 Lateral impact onto the blade
5.5.3 Frontal impact onto the blade tip and end
5.6 Hardness of the runner
6 Marking
7 Information supplied by the manufacturer
7.1 General
7.2 Contents
7.2.1 General
7.2.2 Information about the construction of the ice skate
7.2.3 Instructions for use
7.2.4 Servicing and maintenance instructions


Standard NumberBS EN 15638:2009
TitleIce skates. Safety requirements and test methods
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date28 February 2010
Confirm Date06 December 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 6508-1:2005, EN ISO 6508-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
International RelationshipsEN 15638:2009
Draft Superseded By07/30160812 DC
DescriptorsSafety measures, Winter sports equipment, Mechanical testing, Impact testing, Ice skates, Marking, Sports equipment, Instructions for use
Title in FrenchPatins à glace. Exigences de sécurité et méthodes d'essai
Title in GermanEislaufkomplets. Sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren
ISBN978 0 580 58243 1
File Size297 KB

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