Hockey skater gloves are a part of a hockey player's equipment. Players wear gloves on their hands, and have a right and left glove specific to the hand. Gloves have big roles in shooting, passing, and stick handling. Skaters and goalies have different types of gloves.
Gloves are fairly similar to normal gloves that you might wear in the winter, but with much more protective padding. Many players think the style and looks of their gloves are very important, and most competitive teams have a specific glove color for all their players.
Gloves have a special role in what hockey players call "face washing". This is an unofficial part of the game that may happen in between plays if two players are angry at each other. Giving a face wash involves sticking a stinky glove into another player's face.
There are many different brands of gloves, including Bauer, CCM, Warrior, Reebok, and Under Armor. For senior level players, gloves cost approximately $60-$200. For junior and intermediate level players, gloves cost around $25-$100.