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06-10-2011, 07:57 AM
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Trevor3
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
Quebec still has a few of those old beauties in remote areas.

Assuming you may get the skate sharpening how large of a hockey playing population do you have? Where do the figure skaters and speed skaters go for sharpening?

As long as you have a fairly competent staff of sharpeners you with basic traffic you should do 4,000 pairs a year. A serviceable
used or portable should do the trick. Check to see if there are product categories that are hockey related, offer good mark-ups and terms, that the canteen does not carry.
Between minor hockey, mens rec league, womens rec, and us, there are probably 500 players. Figure skaters have to go out of town because the stadium can't do them, so there is an opportunity there, plus general skating, and other groups that I don't know a whole lot about, like 55 plus league and others.

There is another rink in the area about 20 mins away that doesn't do any sharpening and they've got more rec leagues, a small minor program etc... So we're probably at 800 or so potential customers.

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