This has certainly been a trying time for the skating world. Most rinks are closed, and we realize that many of our customers are struggling right now. We do want to try to keep everyone informed on what’s going on here, and what we can do to try to help. Because things are so uncertain right now, any dates are even more subject to change than they typically would be.
We have been out of the basic shoe deodorizer for some time now. Obviously, their factory has been slammed. We did get more of the Scenturion spray in and all three sizes of that are currently available. The factory that makes our basic deodorizer has informed us that they have a small shipment coming to us soon. This is a slightly different version than what we’ve had in the past. The newer product will go down a little wetter than the older version due to environmental rule changes. The good news is that this new version has been certified effective against the Corona Virus. This is NOT on the packaging, they didn’t get certified in time, but it is on their website and they have the paperwork to back it up. We will be getting a small shipment (supplies are still very limited) about April 10. Because this is in high demand and we’re only getting a small portion of what we ordered, we are limiting customers to one case. Hopefully we’ll get a full shipment soon, but for now we’re limiting orders to one case per customer.
A lot of rinks are using this time to work on their skate floors. Roll-On had been out of stock on some of their coatings, but we talked to them and the Roll-On Clear and Blue are both back in stock. Traction is out of stock now, but they should be back in stock on that in two weeks (approximately April 15).
The RSA Convention was pushed back to August due to the Corona situation. This has traditionally been the season when we would start to see new products that are coming out soon. The timing of everything is very much up in the air right now. We will do our best to use the internet (email, facebook, twitter, etc.) to keep you informed of new info as it becomes available. We know of a new budget rental skate that looks exciting as well as several resale skates that should become available in the fall.