The Pro Shop at the Kiwanis Ice Arena is in business for our 6th season.
We began by opening up a small modest shop consisting of low cost and/or clearance merchandise from other shops and retailers in our local area. Our cost was low and we passed on those bargains to our very new and inconsistent customer base at that time.
We progressed in our 2nd season by researching other sources for better hockey equipment where we could purchase low and average cost merchandise in order to better our selection. Then we looked into designing our own Arena apparel line with our Kiwanis Logo as well as other lines of Kiwanis merchandise. We upgraded our equipment and skates and brought in some new fun ideas to make our shop more appealing and a “one stop shop.”
Going into our 3rd season, we completely redid our appearance and merchandising style. Redoing our skate wall, and customizing our walls in order to best present our newest merchandise as well as enabling our shopper to move around and shop as easily as possible in our modest sized shop.
In our 4th and 5th seasons we reached out to larger and more popular name brand companies to bring in the latest merchandise from some of the best-known hockey wholesalers today. We are still maintaining our “middle of the road” pricing in order to best serve our local customer base. And of course the great demand for hockey equipment from our ever-growing youth based organization is never ending.
Now in our 6th season, 2012-13, we will continue to improve and grow, establishing relationships with new companies as our demand for newer, exciting items continues to increase. We look forward to expanding our Goalie line as well as our selection of figure skating essentials. A new line of Kiwanis Ice Arena apparel is also in the works. So be sure to stop by and check us out because there is something for everyone from Mite to Adult.
Sticks, gloves, helmets, all types of guards, hockey skates, figure skates, skate laces, skate guards, mouth guards, hockey tape, jerseys, gear bags, stick bags, stick blades and much, much more. Some of the brands we have are Easton, CCM, Shock Dr., Reidell, Nike/Bauer, Howies Hockey and other assorted brands.
Be sure to stop in to see our little one stop shop at the Kiwanis Ice Arena. We may have just the thing you’ve been looking for without the long drive elsewhere and the big shipping charge. We also take trades on skates and offer a discount on a brand new pair if they are in good shape. And in these difficult economic times, every dollar counts. Stop in and see us, our door is always open.