It all began in October 2009 when Addlon Trading Company (Australian distributor of Bauer, Easton, Mission, Risport, SKLZ, MK/Wilson, SP apparel, Blademaster, Renfrew, Guardog and many other world recognised brands) met with a number of Australia’s most well known retailers of skating equipment at their head office in Sydney. This meeting of the minds was formed to try to improve the way that the Australian skating community views and purchases their skating equipment in the future. We set many goals at this meeting and you will now get to experience some of the benefits of everyone’s hard work to improve this industry.
One of the main goals that we set at the forum was to make everyone more aware of how much skating equipment is actually readily available in Australia. This website is one of the first steps in showing you how much gear is actually available right now and into the future. One of the most common complaints that we have heard over the years is that there are no good Australian websites for Hockey, Figure and general skaters to look at. So here it is and we hope you enjoy the site for many years to come. We will be making constant changes to the site so stay tuned as we grow.
The second goal was to work as hard as possible to improve the pricing of skating gear in Australia. So we hope you will notice a genuine effort to improve in this department. It has been a work in progress and is constantly being fine tuned in order to get the cost of skating equipment in Australia down for the Skating Community.
If you would like to pick up your desired equipment from your local retailer you can find them on the store locations tab on the title bar of the website. We also have a Premium Dealers Tab located at the bottom of the home page. Simply select what you want to buy and add it to your store quote. You can then print out the store quote and go into your local retailer and purchase it from them. Alternatively you may want to call them first to make sure they have what you are after in stock before you visit.
At Skaters Network we believe that most people still want to enjoy the shopping experience. We believe that you want and need professional and courteous fitting and service. We believe that you want to try before you buy and that you want the warranty and service back up that the dealers can provide. When you purchase your equipment from Skaters Network and its partners you will receive professional fitting and service, warranty, shipping, currency exchange, duties, GST and keep your money invested in the Australian skating market that you love. All of which are not included when you shop overseas on the net.
So in closing we would like to say again welcome to Skaters Network and we hope that you enjoy the experience for many years to come. Go visit a store near you soon and support the Australian skating industry. As we grow we hope that your skating experience grows with us.