Published Thu 18 Jan 2024


18 January 2024

Ice Hockey Australia (IHA) is thrilled to announce a renewal of our partnership with Skaters Network, designating the premier skating equipment provider as the exclusive supplier for all equipment needs of Ice Hockey Australia.

This strategic collaboration marks a significant milestone for both organisations, combining the passion for ice hockey with the commitment to providing top-quality equipment. Skaters Network, renowned for its expertise in the field, will serve as the preferred supplier of Bauer skates, protective gear, sticks, and other essential equipment for the national ice hockey teams, players, and Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League with Ice Hockey Australia.

Through this exclusive partnership, Ice Hockey Australia aims to enhance the overall player experience by ensuring that athletes at all levels have access to state-of-the-art equipment from Bauer that meets the highest standards of performance and safety. Skaters Network, with its extensive experience, wide network of retail stores and dedication to innovation, will play a pivotal role in supporting the development and success of Australian ice hockey.

“We are excited to join forces with Skaters Network as our official equipment provider. This partnership is a testament to our commitment to elevating the standard of ice hockey in Australia and providing our athletes with the best possible resources to excel in the sport,” said Adam Woolnough, General Manager at Ice Hockey Australia.

Skaters Network has a rich history of supporting Ice Hockey Australia and athletes across various disciplines within the skating community. Their reputation for delivering top-tier equipment aligns seamlessly with Ice Hockey Australia’s vision to foster growth, excellence, and accessibility within the sport.

“We are honoured to be named the exclusive equipment provider for Ice Hockey Australia. Our mission at Skaters Network is to empower athletes with the tools they need to succeed, and this partnership allows us to contribute to the growth and development of ice hockey in Australia,” stated Matt Pease, Australian Category Manager at Skaters Network.

The renewed partnership between Ice Hockey Australia and Skaters Network is poised to bring about positive changes in the landscape of Australian ice hockey. Both organisations are excited about the opportunities this collaboration presents for athletes and enthusiasts alike.

About Ice Hockey Australia:

Ice Hockey Australia (IHA) is the national governing body for the sport of ice hockey in Australia. Dedicated to the growth, development, and promotion of ice hockey at all levels, IHA oversees national teams, competitions, and grassroots initiatives to foster a vibrant ice hockey community.

About Skaters Network:

Skaters Network is a leading supplier of skating equipment, catering to athletes across various disciplines, including ice hockey, figure skating, and speed skating. With a commitment to quality and innovation, Skaters Network provides athletes with top-tier products to enhance their performance on the ice.

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