May 1, 2020
Our utmost appreciation goes out to everyone who has chosen us to gear up for outdoor hockey! It is very exciting to see all these players discovering the joy of skating outside!
We've been hearing about a few crashes and burns as skaters are adjusting to a variety of new challenges. Take it slow!
Ice hockey is played on a perfectly flat and smooth surface. The streets are not this way, so there are a lot of new muscles and boundaries to learn to stay safe.
Tips for a sustainably fun time outside:
- -Wear a helmet and pads
- -Find smooth and flat surfaces
- -AVOID HILLS
- -Do not go a faster speed than you can stop at.
- -Watch Shop Task instructional videos on YouTube to become a great inline skater: Shop Task YouTube (Click here)
Good luck! Any questions let us know.
Sorry we are not offering any pickups at this time.
We are still in the shop almost daily to ship. Deliveries around the Lower Mainland are happening next day of order being placed.
We are now aware that Canada Post has been absolutely slammed with a higher than Christmas level of packages. All orders are delayed, but still making progress. We still trust them to deliver your packages as economically and efficiently as possible. We do not guarantee any shipping speeds, especially during these times. Please be patient.
Abandoned "No Rush" shipment
Our No Rush / Flat Rate shipment has been removed as a shipping option because it was taking uncomfortably long. We have lowered our rates on Expedited shipping to make it as cheap as we can at this time. It's a couple bucks extra but this will ensure you are receiving your skates with as few delays as possible.
- Sold out of a lot of skate sizes, but expecting more Bauer and Mission skates almost every day and week through May. Email us to pre-order to secure your size.
- We should be stocked up with our favourite outdoor wheels by Mid May.
- Expecting more Green Biscuits and Hockey WrapArounds by then as well.
A bit more info from my perspective... it is looking like Bauer, Mission, Alkali and Tour will sell out of ALL inline hockey skates this summer. There is huge demand that was impossible to predict. If you want skates this summer. Act quickly to secure your pair.
It's kind of like the toilet paper thing, but once these are gone, there are no more skates until October!
Thanks again, stay safe! Can't wait until we can have a big street hockey game! But not quite yet.
April 6, 2020
THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT, VIA ONLINE ORDERS, WHILE WE FIGHT TO GET THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
THANKS TO OUR DEDICATED STAFF OF ROLLER GEAR NERDS, OUR ONLINE STORE IS FULLY OPERATIONAL AND WE ARE SHIPPING ORDERS OUT ALMOST DAILY.
WE ARE NOT SEEING ANY MAJOR DELAYS WITH SHIPPING WITHIN CANADA.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS WILL SEE SOME DELAYS DEPENDING ON THE COUNTRY YOU'RE ORDERING FROM.
IF YOU'RE NEW TO ONLINE SHOPPING AND HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL OR REACH OUT ON OUR LIVE CHAT. LOOK FOR IT IN THE LOWER RIGHT CORNER OF YOUR SCREEN.
March 18, 2020
DEAR FELLOW SKATERS, FRIENDS, & MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY:
FOR THE TIME BEING, WE WILL ONLY BE OPERATING ONLINE DUE TO THE UNCERTAINTY OF THE CURRENT SITUATION. WE ARE MAKING THE DIFFICULT DECISION TO KEEP OUR RETAIL STORES CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE BUT WE WILL CONTINUE SHIPPING ORDERS AS USUAL.
OUR EMPLOYEES WILL REMAIN AVAILABLE DURING OUR NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS TO ANSWER LIVE CHAT AND EMAILS. WE WILL BE HERE TO HELP YOU SELECT THE RIGHT PRODUCTS AND GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE ONLINE CHECK-OUT PROCESS.
AS A SMALL BUSINESS THAT RELIES ON LOCAL FOOT TRAFFIC TO KEEP THINGS ROLLING, WE GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT AT WWW.COASTHOCKEYSHOP.COM.
WE HOPE EVERYONE STAYS SAFE DURING THIS TIME AND WE THANK YOU FOR CONTINUING TO ROLLERBLADE (BECAUSE WE KNOW IT’S THE BEST TOOL FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING SINCE THE EARLY 90’S)!
~ NAMASKATE ~