2017 National Home Show

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2017 National Home Show

Enercare Center - Downtown Toronto

For 10 days in March (March 10th – 19th, 2017) HockeyShot welcomed over 200,000 people to their 20’ x 20’ booth at the National Home Show at the Enercare Center in downtown Toronto, Ontario. The Enercare Center is the country’s largest exhibition and convention centre, allowing for over 700 retailers and industry experts to take part. The show gives home owners the opportunity to view innovative products, new ideas and great deals for all things home and garden. Attendees were able to visit a DIY centre to learn new tricks and tips and experience the “Future Dream Home” which boasted the newest sustainability and home technologies. There were several industry celebrities present throughout the week to lead demonstrations and answer questions. This was the first time that HockeyShot has participated at a “non-hockey” specific show and they used this opportunity to educate home owners on the benefits of HockeyShot Synthetic Ice!

hockeyshot booth

HockeyShot Synthetic Ice is an excellent way to create a great environment for skating practice or improving your skills in your own home! This product can easily be installed inside a garage, basement or backyard. All that is required is a solid flat surface. The product lasts up to 7-10 years per side, that’s right, you can flip the panels over and re-use! It provides a practical alternative solution to renting costly ice-time and travelling to the rink for practice. The HockeyShot team was on site throughout the week to answer any questions about installation and even provide on-ice demonstrations.

At the booth, the crowd could try on CCM skates and helmets and use Sherwood sticks to test out the artificial ice surface. Attendees got to skate, stickhandle, and take shots (with caution of course) to get a feel for all HockeyShot training aids. Those who gave it a try were surprised to find out just how similar the ice is to skating and shooting on real ice. There is a reason it is the #1 selling ice on the market!

dangler on synthetic ice

On Saturday, March 18th HockeyShot staff were joined by Canadian Olympian and three-time World Champion figure skater, Elvis Stojko. He demoed his skating and showed the versatility of HockeyShot Synthetic Ice. Excited fans also had the opportunity for autographs and photos with the Canadian star. Throughout the week the booth hosted proud partners Jeremy Rupke from How To Hockey, Dan Ninkovich from Beyond the Next Level, Jim Vitale from Vital Hockey Skills and John Haime from New Edge Performance. These industry experts answered attendees’ questions and provided information on some of the training benefits of HS products. It was an awesome addition to have the support of their partners throughout the week!

After this year’s success, HockeyShot will be returning to the National Home Show next year with an even larger 20’ x 40’ space! The show will run from March 9th – March 18th, 2018 at the Enecare Center. Come join us next year and see first-hand what the HockeyShot home ice advantage is all about!

For more information on the National Home Show please visit: nationalhomeshow.com

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