Shin, knee and elbow pads are recommended, but not at all required. Falling and sliding on the ice can be murder on a broomballers legs. Some players choose to wear hockey pads, but keep in mind, these can make you slide forever on an ice rink. Broomball manufacturers, such as D Gel, have produced broomball pads that create a little more friction, so a player does not slide as far. Pads can range $25 $40, depending upon the style.