Hockey Shooting Pad Information

Hockey shooting pads are one of the most popular hockey training aids on the market today. Skating, shooting, and stick handling are the most important skills for a hockey player to learn, and you can practice and perfect two of those three skills with a hockey shooting pad. This page gives you some information about hockey shooting boards, we also have a hockey shooting pad review

Pro Sized Shooting Pad

Dryland Flooring Tiles

Roll-up Shooting Pad

pro sized shooting pad training-tiles roll-up-shootingpad
Product Page: Pro Sized
Price: $99.95 ($89.95 with coupon)
Dimensions: 30 inches x 60 inches
Advantages: Thicker material is better on uneven surfaces. Very easy to move
Product Page: Training Tiles
Price: $11.95 per tile
Dimensions: 1.5 foot per tile
Advantages: Recommended for indoor use. Very sturdy, can be used to create a very large training area
Product Page: Roll-up Pad
Price: $119.95 ($109.95 with coupon)
Dimensions: 4 feet x 8.5 feet
Advantages: Very large size which is great for practicing a lot of moves. Thinner material is recommended for smooth hard surfaces.

Hockey shooting pad info

Material

Many people want to know what material is used in hockey shooting pads. Mostshooting pad for hockey pads are made out of High-density polyethylene or HDPE, which is a special type of slippery plastic.Β  HDPE is also used to make milk jugs, hockey dasher boards, and rails / boxes used for snowboarding and skiing. While some hockey shooting pad alternatives offer a smooth surface, only a real hockey shooting pad can offer a smooth and slippery surface.

Hockey shooting pad sizes

The hockey shooting pads come in a variety of sizes the most common sizes are

  • Junior – 24 inches wide by 48 long andΒ  1/8 of an inch thick
  • Intermediate 28 inches wide by 52 inches long and 3/16 of an inch thick
  • Professional shooting pads which are 30 inches wide by 60 inches long and 3/16 of an inch thick.

Shooting pad sizes for hockey

What shooting pad size should you choose?

The smaller sizes are very affordable and good for younger players or as something to start with. My first shooting pad was a junior size and I used it purely for shooting. If you will be doing mostly shooting than a small size will be good for you If you are older and will be using your shooting pad a lot I strongly recommend a larger shooting pad.

The larger shooting pads are great because you have enough room to practice a variety of stickhandling moves. Large hockey shooting boards also provide enough room for a full wrist shot and room to line up a few pucks for slapshots. Another great benefit of the pads are that they last a very long time

Durability

These boards are great when it comes to durability, we tested the pro shooting pad which is 3/16 of an inch thick, sounds thin but we hammered about 1000 shots off of this board and there were no signs of wear (just a lot of tape marks) During the slapshot challenge I have been taking about 1000 – 2000 shots every week and there is absolutely no wear on the plastic (once again, just tape marks)

Research shows that HDPE piping is expected to last up to 100 years, this is the same material that the hockey shooting pads are made from. Shooting pads are thinner, but my first pad lasted 3 years with no signs of wear (it went missing after that)

Price of Hockey Shooting Pads

Shooting pads usually range from $35 – $110 depending on what size you get, quality, and thickness. My shooting pad of preference is the pro hockey shooting pad because it provides a lot of room for stickhandling and passing, and I can even hook up a passmaster to the end and practice one timers.

Where to buy a Hockey Shooting Pad

There are only a few stores that offer shooting boards. I bought my first one from National Sports (a Canadian sports store) You can also purchase hockey shooting pads online. We found that Hockey Shot has a good selection of sizes and different options. We recommend the professional hockey shooting pad, and it is the one we use the most.

You can Buy a shooting pad here we also have a coupon so you can save $10 on any order over $100, enter HOWHCKY001 in the coupon code section.

98 Comments
  1. Reply Brandon July 19, 2015 at 10:40 am

    I’m 12 and about 5’6 (if that matters) and what shooting pad size should I get. I don’t know if I should get a 60×30, what do you think?

  2. Reply Brian July 3, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Hi, I love all of your videos and they help me so much with defense, shooting, passing and a lot more. My question was if I should make a rink with real ice or synthetic ice.

    Ps, I am a squirt hockey player for Comcast AAA team and I just want the best feeling and most durable one.

    Thanks, You r awesome

  3. Reply Stevie May 4, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    I don’t know what to get I have a 14 by 12 basement what do u suggest

  4. Reply lars March 31, 2015 at 5:06 am

    hey jeremy
    i’m from germany and i can’t play hockey in a club, because it ist too far.
    also it isn’t too cold in the winter, so i can not play on a sea.
    What can i do? in the summer i play inliner hockey with friends, but with a tennis ball it isn’t like puck! i hope you can give me some good helps
    Lars

  5. Reply jeff March 8, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Hi jeremy,
    I was personally contemplating on getting the roll up pad or the pro, and i was wondering which pad you recomend the most? Why?
    Thanks, jeff

  6. Reply Liam van Rennes July 17, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Hey Jeremy,
    I LOVE hockey and was wondering what shooting pad is better for getting a full extension on your shot? (the intermediate or Pro size)

    I hope you respond

    THANKS!!!

  7. Reply Liam July 17, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Hey Jeremy,
    My name is Liam and I love all of your videos and I find that they help a lot but I just had 1 question and that is… How far away from my net should I be when practicing my shot?

    I hope you answer :)

    THANKS!!!

    • Reply Jeremy Rupke July 26, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      It depends what you are working on. You can practice in close, in the slot, or from the blue line distance. Everything will help you improve in different ways. Think of where you get the most chances from and practice more from those areas.

  8. Reply Joe June 15, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Hi Jeremy,
    My 8 year old is getting great shots from his shooting pad (hard and raises it easily), but this is not happening on the ice. If he wants I was considering getting him to practice with roller blades on or with those walking skate guards.

    Have you seen this before and do you have any suggestions for us?

    Thanks

  9. Reply EnergX74 May 26, 2014 at 6:37 am

    Hey jeremy !
    your website and videos are awesome ! Thank you for all tips you teach us!!!
    When I practice with a shooting pad , do my stick must be shorter than my stick I use on ice?
    I hope you will answer :)

    From a French Hockey Player πŸ˜€ !

    • Reply Jeremy Rupke May 27, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      Yes it doesn’t hurt to use a stick that is a little shorter.

  10. Reply michael March 22, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Jeremy,

    i would like to know how much all the pads are because i am bad at shooting and want to get better so reply the prices please

    • Reply Jeremy Rupke May 6, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      I have a link to the sales page, all the prices will be shown there.

  11. […] hurt) but stickhandling and shooting can be practiced at home. All you really need is a shooting pad and something to shoot at (a hockey net is a good idea, but anything that stops pucks will […]

  12. […] hurt) but stickhandling and shooting can be practiced at home. All you really need is a shooting pad and something to shoot at (a hockey net is a good idea, but anything that stops pucks will […]

  13. Reply Gary (Canada) April 29, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Just bought Pro pad for my 11y son. It’s awesome! Green biscuit – very good on pavement.

    Does the pad require any maintenance (washing, oiling)?

  14. Reply Sam April 28, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    I have a green biscuit and an old wood hockey stick I use. Should I continue doing this or get a shooting pad

  15. Reply steve March 29, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    i really don’t want pay $40.00 dollars on a piece of plastic

    • Reply Anonymous April 27, 2013 at 9:11 am

      don’t buy it then

  16. Reply Luis March 18, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    How much is the intermediate shooting pad $ :)

    • Reply mary October 26, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      On HockeyShot it is 74.95 dollars

  17. Reply Luis March 18, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    How much is the intermediate shooting pad $ :)

  18. Reply MATT February 20, 2013 at 6:29 am

    And does it mater if it’s painted on because that is what I paint on.
    If it can’t have paint on it do you know any thing to get the paint off

    thanks, MATT :] :] :] :] :]

  19. Reply MATT February 16, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Can I use a dry erase marker Bord for shooting because that is all I have

  20. Reply Greg December 17, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Hey, I have a few questions hopefully that you can answer. I recently bought a really small training pad and brand new hockey stick, and due to the pad being too small I chipped my stick on my driveway the day I bought it.

    I’m curious what is the best way to go for me? I currently play Midget House League, but I’m trying out for Jr.B next year so what is the best way to go training pad wise? I’m going to be practicing everyday on my net, and I don’t want my chipped stick so should I be going with the Intermediate, Professional, or Roll-Up Pad? And if not those, should I go with the tiles? I truely don’t want to spend over $150, so if you could tell me what’s best I’d really appreciate it Jeremy!

    • Reply Jeremy December 22, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      Hi Greg, personally I like the roll-up shooting pad the most. If you plan on practicing daily you will really appreciate the extra room. If you’re tight on cash get the pro sized pad, but I think it’s worth it to drop a little more and get the roll-up pad. You can use the coupon code on our site to get $10 off any order over $100, it’s in the left sidebar

  21. Reply jake November 4, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    hi i will help you on sale by telling lots of people u should send me a free shooting pad

  22. Reply Tyler October 6, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Jeremy,

    I use a whiteboard, 4 by 8 foot that I bought at Lowe’s. Spray some silicon on there and you’re ready to go!

  23. Reply GREWAL _17 August 28, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    one time i used pucks on the floor in my indoor hockey area (ya i know..an indoor hockey area) and there where so many black marks on the floor πŸ˜€ it wasnt an area only for me it was my very wide hallway area and it took my dad 2 hours to clean all the black marks off πŸ˜€ lol

    • Reply Grewal_17 September 29, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      Omg!!!! I write this in august not knowing I did and a month later I see my comment whoa! πŸ˜€

  24. Reply Tyler March 16, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Jeremy,

    I have set up and a net and Board in my backyard, but I was wondering what distance you think is the best to practice my shot? 10 ft from net? 15 ft? 20ft?

    Thanks! Love your stuff!

    • Reply Jeremy March 20, 2012 at 10:12 am

      Whatever distance you shoot from the most on the ice. I get a lot of shots in close so I practice snappers from about 8-15 feet out. If you are a defensemen though you want to practice those long shots

  25. Reply Martin March 6, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Hi,
    I got a question regarding the roll up pad. I just got one, but since there isn’t much space in my house I have to keep it outside (its flattening at the moment), does it matter if I leave it out in the rain? Thanks a lot!:)

  26. Reply Mark January 29, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    If you are in the US you can get HDPE sheets from McMaster Carr up to 4’x8′.
    http://www.mcmaster.com/#hdpe-sheets/=g0xaur

  27. Reply Jonathan December 31, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Is the pro good for a 12 year old

    Thx

  28. Reply matthew December 5, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Hey Jeremy,

    Do you have any info on dasher boards? Most of the websites price these things ridiculously, any chance you have ideas for homemade? We play at UofWindsor they have a nice set up using chain linked fence posts as supports for the boards. They obviously got a pro set up but the fence posts I can handle, all I need is the plastic.
    We want to make our own road hockey arena about 40 by 90 feet. I want to know what plastic these companies are using to make the dasher boards and how I can get it for cheap?

  29. Reply Asher November 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Hey Jeremy! I’m sorry for emailing you so much i just have a lot of questions, which do you like more the dryland flooring tiles or the shooting pad? Also which one slides better?

    Thanks!

    • Reply Rory January 21, 2012 at 11:23 pm

      Hey saw your post um i think that the tiles are better cause you can keep building onto them and they slide about the same…

  30. Reply Jason(Hong Kong) November 22, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Hi Jeremy,

    Are there any differences between roll up and professional?
    thx~

  31. Reply Camryn November 21, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    What Skate Sharpeners would you recommend?

  32. Reply Asher November 17, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Hey Jermy! I’m a huge fan. Would you recommend me using a junior hockey shooting pad or dryland flooring tiles? P.S i’m a squirt hockey player also which one feels more like ice?
    Please replay as quick as possible thanks!

    Asher.

    • Reply Jeremy November 18, 2011 at 11:15 am

      The Junior shooting pad is good, but in my opinion it’s too small. When it comes to shooting pads the more room you have the better so I would recommend the tiles. The tiles are nice because you can order a few to start and if you feel you need more room you can order a few more and expand the size of your shooting / stickhandling area.

  33. Reply Nikki November 4, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Can you use your real hockey stick or will it get ruined?

    • Reply Jeremy November 11, 2011 at 10:46 am

      Yes I use the same stick on and off the ice. The shooting pad is nice and smooth so it won’t wear your blade out like pavement does

  34. Reply Luke October 15, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    What inexpensive gloves do you reccomend?

    • Reply Camryn November 21, 2011 at 8:25 pm

      I would recommend maybe Easton or The Warrior MacDaddy’s. They are very cheap and a good value on HockeyMonkey.com.

  35. Reply Luke September 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Do you use all the space on a pro sized shooting pad or would an intermediate sized one be a good size to get space wise?

    • Reply Jeremy September 17, 2011 at 7:09 am

      I find I use all the space on the pro-sized, if you ask me the bigger the better! I currently have the dryland training tiles set up in my basement. Before those i was using the roll-up shooting pad and really liked it.

  36. Reply MABBOTT August 2, 2011 at 11:52 am

    what materials can be used that are primarily free. Like Billboards and advertisement signs?

    • Reply Jeremy August 4, 2011 at 11:14 pm

      If you can find old boards from the rink they work great. They are made of the same material as the shooting pads, just a lot thicker and heavier.

  37. Reply Ryan July 18, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Hi Jeremy, for your off-ice practice sticks, do you cut them shorter to compensate for your shorter height (without skates) ?

    I’ve heard this tip from some but was wondering if this makes that much difference.

    Thanks!

  38. Reply brandon June 14, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Do the roll up shooting pads and regular hard shooting pads feel the same?

    • Reply Jeremy June 16, 2011 at 11:06 pm

      Yeah they are basically the same material, both are very smooth. I use the roll-up because it provides more room.

  39. Reply Tina May 13, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Are the roll up pads also made of HDPE?

    • Reply Jeremy May 14, 2011 at 7:55 pm

      Yes I believe they are, they are just thinner sheets

  40. Reply Ryan May 10, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    How much is the junior and intermidiate shooting pads?You have menchined alot in your videos the you can get coupons.How much of the price will the coupons cut?

    • Reply Jeremy May 14, 2011 at 7:57 pm

      For the shooting pads you can use our coupon in the right sidebar for $10 off your order. The Juniors are about $40 but I recommend the pro-sized or roll-up pads because you will get a lot more use out of them and enjoy them a lot more. For intermediate and junior pads you can basically just shoot off of them.

  41. Reply chris April 26, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    I get mine a this hockey store

  42. Reply chris April 26, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    where do you get your sticks

    • Reply Jeremy May 14, 2011 at 7:55 pm

      Local hockey store

  43. Reply Dave April 21, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Whats better and closer to on ice feel Pro shooting pad or dryland flooring tiles?

    • Reply Jeremy April 22, 2011 at 5:10 pm

      They both feel the same to me, but the site says the shooting tiles are the slickest. I have tried them both and they feel the same, both are great, but tiles are better if you want to expand or make a room for practicing.

  44. Reply Jessica April 17, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Hi Jeremy,
    What shooting pad you use the most?

    • Reply Jeremy April 18, 2011 at 8:32 am

      I like the roll-up shooting pad the most, I use it all the time in my basement and out in the yard. I like the one with the bungee cord, but sometime the puck flips over the top, I hear Hockey Shot is making a new one though that this wont happen with

  45. Reply micheal April 9, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    how much is 4 1 hockey shooting pad

    • Reply Jeremy April 10, 2011 at 8:40 pm

      This information is on the page.

  46. Reply Jack April 5, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    also, will furniture polish reack it?

  47. Reply Jack April 5, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Hi its Jack again,
    I just got the Junior size shooting pad and when I started using it today but the puck was flipping alot. i was wondering if it starts with some wierd oil finish when you start using it. will the finish come off? Thanks

  48. Reply Jack March 28, 2011 at 5:47 am

    Hi i was wondering if the Junior size is thick enough to take slapshots

    • Reply Jeremy March 31, 2011 at 11:47 pm

      Oh yeah! The pro, intermediate and Junior shooting pads are all pretty thick. They are thicker than the roll-up shooting pad and I use that one for slapshots all the time so the Junior pad will be fine

  49. Reply Alexander March 11, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    So what product could I use to make the puck glide more.

    • Reply Jeremy March 31, 2011 at 11:45 pm

      I have heard that furniture polish works good

  50. Reply Alexander March 8, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Hi, I recently bought a roll up shooting pad but I have a problem. I don’t know what side to shoot on. It’s usually on the side that has a sticker but the surface is a bit tough. The other side that dosen’t have a sticker but the surface makes the puck glid more.

    Thank you.

    • Reply Jeremy March 11, 2011 at 1:05 am

      It is the same material through the entire pad, so you can shoot from any side you like.

  51. Reply Anna March 3, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Hi Jeremy.

    My question is about the roll up shooting pad. I like the fact that it’s big for stickhandling but I still have questions about the durability.

    I tried to make my own shooting pad but after a couple of hard slapshots, it breaks. I shoot pretty hard and I can’t find any durable material.

    So here’s my questions:

    1. If you drop a puck (real one) does it crack ?
    2. Can I use it outdoor on winter time ?

    Thank. Sorry for my english, I’m french speaking :-)

    PS: By the way I love your website that I visit everyday. Your tips really helped me to improve my shooting and my stickhandling. Keep up the good work guys :-)

    • Reply Jeremy March 11, 2011 at 1:05 am

      Hey, the roll-up pad is really durable. I have taken a lot of slapshots and it is still holding up fine. I have used it just a bit in the winter and it has not cracked, but if it got REALLY cold then there is always a chance of it happening.

  52. Reply Garrett March 1, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Jeremy,

    Can you tell me the thickness of the roll-up shooting pad? Or, at least estimate for me?

    Thanks.

    • Reply Jeremy March 31, 2011 at 11:45 pm

      The roll-up pad is only a few MM thick, maybe 5MM. It is really durable though I have been using the same one for almost a year now and it’s still doing fine!

  53. Reply Bryton February 19, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Umm does this thing actually work like i have a back yard rink and i work out all summer when and what can i use this for. i do alot of shooting, handling and drills how does this help???

  54. Reply ryan February 17, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Hi Jeremy!
    I was looking for a shooting pad in surrey.Can the hockey pads be maid from plywood?Do you no where you can get the HDPE sheet at home depot?If not do you no any other place where you can?

  55. Reply Alex January 7, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Jeremy,

    Do the screws come with the one timer???

  56. Reply Charles January 5, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Hey Jeremy,

    What’s up?

    I just started shopping for some HDPE here in Canada (especially Quebec province). I contacted a plastic shop near me and they only have the 1/8 1/8 of an inch thickness. I asked for a professional size piece of HDPE (30 x 60). The cost : 30$

    Is 1/8 enough? I guess it is but just wanted to have your input about that.

    By the way, nice website.

    All the best

    Charles

  57. Reply liam January 2, 2011 at 11:06 am

    can you make a shooting pad out of a piece of plywood

    • Reply Jeremy January 5, 2011 at 8:40 am

      You can make your own shooting pad, just find the smoothest material from the hardware store. From what I have seen the shooting pads made from HDPE are the best because they are the most durable, and have the least friction (unfortunately also the most expensive)

    • Reply liam January 5, 2011 at 6:08 pm

      i said that because on some websites it says a piece of plywood with pledge on it will work fine

  58. Reply Daniel November 18, 2010 at 3:21 am

    Guys, are these shooting pads available for purchase anywhere in Europe?

    Is there some store that re-sells them for example in the UK or Austria etc..

    Thanks,
    D.

  59. Reply Dan November 8, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Hey again sry i miss worded that I meant will HDPE alone slide as good as hockeyshooting pads

    • Reply Jeremy November 8, 2010 at 8:15 pm

      Hi Dan, thanks for your comment
      HDPE will work fine, as far as I know that is what the pro sized pads are made out of. If you can find it cheap then it should work.
      The roll-up and pro sized pads slide just the same, but I like the roll-up better because it gives you more size.

  60. Reply Dan November 8, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Will HDPE alone work alone? Also, would the pro size slide better or worse than the roll up I am confused?

  61. Reply elliott November 3, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    hey jeremy, i was thinking bout buying the roll up shooting pad. but i was wondering if it would last me a while becuse its thin.

    • Reply Jeremy November 7, 2010 at 5:24 pm

      I have been using mine for a long time and have not had any problems. The roll-up shooting pad is my favourite off ice shooting surface, definitely recommended. Don’t forget to use our coupon as well!

  62. Reply carlos October 11, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    what is the diffrence of pro and junior? and how much dose it cost?

    • Reply Jeremy October 16, 2010 at 11:16 pm

      Hi Carlos, all of that information is in the review / article. For the difference in sizes see the picture, and exact specifications above, and for prices they range from $35 – $110, you can visit the link for more info on pricing.

  63. Reply Erik October 5, 2010 at 1:15 am

    Was looking on hockeyshot.com and they have two extreme passing kits one with the bungee cord model and the other is with the “one timer” model with a $10 difference. Which one would you get?
    Thanks

  64. Reply Jeremy August 23, 2010 at 7:57 am

    Hi Daniyar
    We don’t ship the product, we just did the review. Click on the link and you can email Hockey Shot

  65. Reply Daniyar August 23, 2010 at 6:14 am

    Hello!
    You do delivery to Kazakhstan?
    I wanted buy a shooting pad intermediate size.
    If you do delivery ,can you say me how much it cost?

    Thanks!
    Daniyar

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