Get your skates sharpened for a cause

Saturday, November 5 is the day to take them to be sharpened at Mallard’s Source For Sports store,

Tyler Jones and Dale Donaldson are ready to sharpen skates for a cause on Nov. 5 at Mallard's Source for Sports in Castlegar.

Tyler Jones and Dale Donaldson are ready to sharpen skates for a cause on Nov. 5 at Mallard's Source for Sports in Castlegar.

Break out your dull hockey skates! Saturday, November 5 is the day to take them to be sharpened at Mallard’s Source For Sports store, who will be donating all of the days sharpening proceeds to stopconcussions.com.

Participating Source For Sports locations across the Canada will be supporting stopconcussions.com, an education and awareness hub for all sports that addresses the growing problem of concussions in sports. Over 5,000 pairs of skates are expected to be sharpened to raise funds for stopconcussions.com.

“We want our customers to be safe playing the game they love,” said Dale Donaldson, owner of Mallard’s Source for Sports. “The whole thought process with www.stopconcussions.com is to change the way we play the game. It doesn’t mean we take hitting out of it but we change the way players think about hitting. The whole idea is to separate the man from the puck not to drive him into the boards or hurt him.”

Skate Sharpening Day is just one of the ways Source for Sports is opening up the discussion about concussions.

Visit the Head Zone at Mallard’s Source For Sportswhere our staff will be happy to check the fit and condition of your existing helmet or help you choose a new helmet that’s right for you.  REMEMBER – The best helmet is the one that fit’s you best.

And while you’re there ask for a stopconcussions.com brochure that will help you better understand the signs and symptoms of a concussion.

 

Proper Fit – It’s a No Brainer. Learn more about concussion awareness and prevention at www.stopconcussions.com