“We designed the scooter with safety foremost in our mind,” says KEZ President Heather Logan. “Compared to other aids for novice skaters this is the best. It’s plastic, lightweight and has just the right amount of resistance for ease of use. It’s no wonder more and more rinks are ordering from us.”
Brightly coloured, and with a slot for advertising that rinks can use for revenue, the units are a hit with children and adults wobbly on their blades. Many Canadians, particularly new immigrants, have never experienced skating of any type. With the Ice Scooter® the whole family can enjoy some safe, healthy exercise while learning how to skate.
The scooters are 26 inches high, weigh 15 pounds and permit an easy glide across the ice. A number of Canadian municipalities and rinks have enthusiastically endorsed and purchased Ice Scooters®, including the GE Robson Square rink and the City of Vancouver’s numerous arenas. With the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games happening here in February, there will be renewed interest in ice skating both during and after the events, predicts Logan.
“Absolutely, I feel the Games will spur people who haven’t tried skating but want to learn into trying it. For the first-timers and persons with disabilities, our product is great. You learn, you have fun and you stay safe,” says Logan.
“The other day I was speaking with the mother – a skating instructor - of a six year old girl who had suffered a stroke. We donated a scooter a few months ago for her and other children at the local rink in Rocky Mountain House; the rink would only permit our product to be used as an aid. Kim said it helped Jenna immensely; she was stable no matter where her weight was positioned. It makes all of us at KEZ very proud. To be able to help people like Jenna enjoy a great Canadian pastime using a locally-made product that is unsurpassed in quality is very rewarding.”
KEZ Recreational Products was incorporated in 2005 and is based in Richmond, B.C.
Contact: KEZ Recreational Products Inc.
Phone: (604) 271-1135