Beat the dog days with the Great Skate Summer Sale

Great Skate 30th Annual Summer Sale

Great Skate 30th Annual Summer Sale August 1st – 10th, 2013

As the summer days roll along and the temperatures continue to rise, there’s one event on the horizon that will have you thinking of cold, wintry weather in no time.

The 30th annual Great Skate Summer Sale is kicking off on August 1 and will continue through to August 10. The sale is available online, at and at our Buffalo, NY store. In addition to phenomenal deals on this year’s best equipment, you will have the opportunity to demo hockey’s newest releases and take part in a number of exciting giveaways and promotions.

Bauer, CCM, Easton, Reebok and Warrior will each be participating in demo days between August 5 and 9 that will feature each manufacturer’s newest sticks and equipment. Players will have the opportunity to demo the newest sticks which will be hitting the market along with trying on each company’s newest gear between 10am and 6pm each day that the demos take place.

Along with providing a unique demo of their newest equipment and sticks, Easton will also be providing an opportunity for a team to win a full set (18) of Easton composite sticks for the season. All you need to do is provide your full team roster to enter the drawing for the team set.

Bauer is getting in on the fun as well, offering a week’s worth of prizes that run from Monday through Friday and include a Ryan Keseler James VanRiemsdyk and Patrick Kane sticks, a new pair of Vapor APX skates and Friday’s grand prize of Bauer sticks for a year.

The Summer Sale will also feature one of the newest Buffalo Sabres as Buffalo’s own Justin Bailey will be on hand from 5pm to 6pm on August 1. You will have a chance to test your shot against Bailey and see how you stack up against an NHL draft pick.

Bailey won’t be the only competition Summer Sale guests will have for shooting. Warrior is sponsoring the Warrior Hockey Chara Challenge which will be a fastest shot competition with giveaways that include Warrior merchandise and a Dynasty AX1 stick.

In addition to the Chara Challenge, Warrior will be providing one lucky winner with two tickets to the 2014 Winter Classic at the Big House in Ann Arbor, Michigan with $200 spending money and one night’s hotel accommodations for the game.

Be sure not to miss your opportunity to take home any one of the terrific prizes that will be up for grabs while also taking advantage of all the phenomenal deals that will provide up to 80% savings on select items.

The 30th annual Great Skate Summer Sale kicks off on August 1, be sure you don’t to miss a minute.

Hockey Stick Bags to Protect Your Gear

Easton Stealth S19 Hockey Stick Bag

Easton Stealth S19 Hockey Stick Bag

Hockey is a competitive sport, so most school or community teams will travel to play other teams, just like the pros do. That means players have to carry a lot of gear and fragile equipment around, including hockey sticks. At Great Skate Hockey Supply Company, we’ve got hockey stick bags that will make traveling as easy on you and your equipment as possible.

Basic hockey stick bags, like the Easton Stealth RS stick bag, are designed to fit snugly around your stick. An optimal bag will have a shoulder strap that allows you to easily carry the bag over your shoulder or across your back. Nylon bags will prevent scratching or other blade damage that could hurt your game play.

For the player who really cares about his stick, Easton Stealth bags are a great option. Specifically designed for the Easton Stealth hockey stick, this bag’s best feature is an external blade pocket. The pocket is padded for an extra layer of protection during travel. This is the stick bag to get if you often find yourself checking your sticks on a plane or having to stow them below a bus.

Aside from hockey stick bags, we carry a full line of bags for the rest of your gear. Perfect for players on a school team, the Easton Stealth RS backpack has pouches on either side for skates, a front pouch for pucks and accessories, and a hidden security compartment. Plus, there’s still room inside for homework!

For more information on the hockey stick and gear bags we carry, give us a call toll free at 1.800.828.7496, or visit us at