It happens to most of us, right about the time winter rolls in.
Things seem dull (your skate blades), and nothing fits properly anymore (their skis and ski boots). For families who ski, board, or skate, ‘tis definitely the season for new stuff.
If your family is just starting out in snow sports, or getting back into it after years away, chill out. You don’t have to be exceptionally sharp to find great spots for getting skates and skis ready, or to pick up new (to you) blades or boards. Here’s a crash course on where to get it all done in the city.
If you are a novice at purchasing ski or snowboard equipment, it’s good to know that many of the big ski stores in the city, including The Sign of the Skier, Sporting Life and Skiis & Biikes, offer ‘half-back’ programs for junior skiers. Purchase a new pair of skis and boots from the store, and if you bring them back in early spring (because the kids have grown out of them), you’ll receive a 50% credit towards new equipment for next season’just remember to keep the receipt for when you go back to make that fall/winter purchase.