Youth Brigade Snow & Skate gives young shredders the gear selection they deserve. During one of Calgary’s first blizzards of the season, Youth Brigade Snow & Skate owners Jordan Fleming and Brock Heartwell took a break from their bustling shop...
“My biggest concern is educating retailers to stop selling at a discount, avoid closeouts, and try to bring everything back to the regular price.” —Phil Chouinard, owner Axis Boutique, Saint-Sauveur, Que.   Years in business: 13 Days on hill: 65 Where are you...
Brian Peech photo   “We are not just selling skateboards;we are selling skateboarding.”   Location: Squamish, B.C.Size: 1,200 sq. ft.Years in business: 7Years as owner: 7Years skating: 28 What are the advantages of being a niche skateshop?It’s about the customer knowing when...
"I care deeply about the products I sell, whereas other stores may just look at these things like cans of soup on a shelf." Shop: BLVDLocation: Vancouver, B.C.Owner: Kevin KellySize: 1,500 sq. ft.Years in business: 5Years as owner: 5Years skating:...
Shop: Sk8 SkatesLocation: Winnipeg, Man.Size: 1,850 sq. ft.Years in business: 27Years as owner: 3Years skating: 21 What are the advantages of being a niche skateshop?The advantage is that when someone comes to our shop, they are going to be...
Running a skate specific shop could be one of the more challenging retail endevours in this vast seasonal country. Sure, the temptation to stock outerwear, women's flip flops, or any other product to pad the till and help move...
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