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ABOUT US

Westside Skate and Stick has become the go to figure skating and ice hockey pro shop for all levels. It is a one stop shop for all your needs for products, and perhaps more importantly, professional services. We pride ourselves on being the most knowledgeable staff in the industry thanks to our partnership with brands like Jackson, Riedell, Edea, John Wilson, and more. 

 

Each skater is unique and it is our philosophy to cater to each individual. We want our customers to hit the ice with zero hesitation knowing that they received the product and service that fits their needs the best.

OUR STORY

Way way back in 2001 our owner David Healy woke up and had a urge to skate, to meet up with some local friends and play some hockey, as all of us skaters do (including figure skaters. Dance, Freestyle, pairs, synchro, etc). But, there was a serious problem, his skates were dull. After cycling through the area’s “finest” skate sharpeners he came to realize the sharpening were anything but fine. How does this happen? although we are limited in New York City to the number of rinks we have, those sheets of ice are occupied nearly 24/7 with passionate, dedicated skaters. How in the world was there no good skate sharpeners in the greater New York area?

What a dilemma right? Instead of living with that problem, Dave decided to become the solution. He went through the necessary training to become a premier skate sharpener. First, practicing the trade out of his apartment to help out is friends. The demand soon became too great and Dave create Westside Skate and Stick.

OUR TEAM

Seth

Seth

Sales Associate / Team Orders

Seth is from Philadelphia, PA and studies Entrepreneurship at Pace University. He joined WSS in September as a sales associate and handles custom uniform orders. Outside of work/school Seth enjoys playing hockey when he can.

Seth

Sales Associate / Team Orders

Brett

Brett

Service / Sales / Repairs

Brett is an amateur ice hockey player and was originally fit for skates by David, the owner, as a customer several years ago! He had such a good experience that he has since signed on to the WSS team as a free-agent and lends the shop help wherever it is needed as a boot-fitter, sharpener, and general technician

Brett

Service / Sales / Repairs

Sophie

Sophie

Sales Associate / Figure Skating Consultant

Sophie started figure skating at 4 years old, competing both individually and with ensemble teams. She went to Hampshire College, where she studied neuroscience and biology. After graduating in 2018, she joined WSS. Sophie skates with Team Image Adult, a synchro team based out of Yonkers.

Sophie

Sales Associate / Figure Skating Consultant

Derek

Derek

Web/Marketing/Operations

After Graduating from Michigan State University (Go Green), Derek joined WSS in 2013 starting as a sales associate. he now works on the WSS website, marketing, and social media. Away from the shop Derek is involved in coaching hockey in the NYC area with the Central Park Hawks program

Derek

Web/Marketing/Operations

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