Defender Vadim Glovatsky took up ice hockey with Stroitel Temirtau and from 1985-90 played with Metallurg Chelyabinsk. From 1990-95 he played with Traktor Chelyabinsk, winning bronzes at the Russian championships with them in 1993 and 1994. From 1995-02 he was with Metallurg Magnitogorsk and was Russian champion in 1999 and 2001, while taking silver in 1998 and bronze in 2000. With Metallurg Magnitogorsk Glovatsky won the European Hockey League title in 1999 and 2000 and the Russian Cup in 1998. In 2002, Glovatsky played half-a-season with Severstal Cherepovets, before moving to Spartak Moskva and was with them until 2003. From 2003-05 he played with Sibir Novosibirsk and then finished his career with Mechel Chelyabinsk in 2005-06. Internationally he was on the Kazakhstan national team from 1996-98, playing with them at the 1997 World Championships and the Winter 1998 Olympics. After finishing his sporting career, Glovatsky worked as an ice hockey coach, being the assistant coach of Belye Medvedi (White Bears) Chelyabinsk.