OT: Does United Cycle have an end of year hockey sale?
I need to get some new hockey equipment; specifically shin pads, elbow pads and a new helmet. Does United Cycle have any sales to end the year? Or are there ever any clearance prices before they get their new stuff in? What about other hockey stores around town?
I remember going to one at United Cycle ~5 years ago. I got a hockey bag for like $5. They also had various other limited # type deals (sticks, skates etc.) Other than that everything was slightly marked down.
If you are just looking for cheap gear for beer league / coaching / etc. I would recommend Totem. Since I quit playing "competitive" hockey it has been my go to. I got a pair of used mid-range Easton shoulder pads (I don't think they were ever worn) for $35 this fall and have bought all my gear either used or new from them for the last 10 years.
I've gone to a few door crasher sales at united cycle before to pick up hockey gear. Usually go for sticks, but I got a pair of skates ($200, reg $600) one year, and they usually have all gear on sale. IIRC the sale was always late in the summer or in the early fall, aug-sept. They release their flyers online of all the deals. You're limited on the number of items you can take, and there's people camping out at like 4am, doors open at 9 I believe. The two or three times I went to it, there was always the same family camped out first in line. If you can it's not a bad idea to bring someone with you who doesn't want anything, they can grab extra items/duplicates.
I found an old flyer of theirs from one of their sales and it happened on aug8. I'd suggest calling them and asking.