Fixed Stadium Seating for Swangard Stadium

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Aug 17, 2017 4:00:00 AM

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Surpassed only in population by Surrey and Vancouver, Burnaby is beautiful British Columbia’s third largest city and the site of one of our more recent projects.

Working once again in tandem with RecSport, one of our partners in western Canada, we were commissioned to design, supply and install several fixed seats for the city’s Swangard Stadium.

The historic stadium has been a fixture on the Burnaby landscape since it was erected after Vancouver Sun sports journalist, Erwin Swangard raised close to $1 million for the construction in 1969. Since that time, it has played host to many athletic events and served as the home field for the Simon Fraser University football team and was the home pitch of the Vancouver Whitecaps soccer team until 2010.

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Topics: Our Work

Custom Wall Padding for New Jersey’s Manito Elementary School

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Aug 10, 2017 4:02:00 AM

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Heading back down to the United States, our team was recently involved in a project with the Oakland Board of Schools in New Jersey and with our partners at Tri-State Folding Partitions.

Having done business with the Oakland School district for many years, Tri-State has helped a number of schools in the area with annual preventative maintenance on all their equipment, including partitions, bleachers, basketball backstops, and climbing walls.

In addition to the maintenance, their team has also proudly installed a variety of new equipment including basketball hoops, fold-up divider nets, partitions, and wall pads.

On this particular project, the team at Tri-State worked closely with the Principal and head custodian of Manito Elementary School. As part of the Oakland School District in New Jersey, the school serves approximately 350 students in the close-knit community.  Constructed in 1961, the school has only seen three principals tenured in the institution’s front office since its inception, a credit to school’s long-standing commitment to student-focused education.

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Topics: Custom Padding, Our Work, Wall Padding

New Telescopic Bleachers for Virginia's Southampton Academy

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Aug 4, 2017 4:03:00 AM

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Bordered by the Chesapeake Bay and the Appalachian Mountains, the state of Virginia or Old Dominion is rich in American history and tradition. One of the original 13 colonies, today the state of Virginia is home to nearly 9 million people and borders the country’s capital, Washington D.C.

One of our most recent projects brought us to Virginia when we were contacted by officials at the Southampton Academy in the southern portion of the state. A private school located in the small town of Courtland, Virginia, Southampton Academy is carving out a piece of history for itself as it continues to gain notoriety as both an educationally and athletically gifted institution.

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Topics: Bleachers, Our Work

Join Our Team – PRODUCTION UPHOLSTERER 

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Aug 2, 2017 3:44:00 AM

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SPORT SYSTEMS CANDA INC. (SSCI) has spent the past three decades working hard to reach the top by working closely with clients in providing highly customized athletic facility installations.  Our products are built to stand the test of time; our footprint has spread across Canada and now around the world!
 
Our clients include professional sports teams, universities, school boards, municipal recreation facilities, architects, engineers and design-build firms.  SSCI responds to the market by offering exceptional product knowledge, superb merchandise and industry leading customer service.
 
As a three time award winner of PROFIT Magazine’s Fastest Growing Canadian Companies, SSCI has cemented itself as the most growth-driven, sales-focused company in the institutional athletic equipment market.

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We are proud to announce an exciting opportunity to welcome a new member to our growing team. For over 35 years, we have evolved to lead the sports equipment and infrastructure industry by providing our clientele from around the world with the very best products and unbeatable customer experience.

We design, manufacture and supply a wide array of products that serve many different industries. Today, we continue to provide colleges and universities with grandstand bleachers, municipalities with benches, basketball systems and netting solutions as well as fully-customized padded rooms for healthcare facilities around the world.

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Topics: Jobs

Determining What Size of Player’s Bench You Need

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Jul 27, 2017 6:31:01 AM

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A common question often fielded by our sales team is “how big of a bench do I need?”  The answer? Well, it’s not always as easy as it seems. Much the same as choosing a bleacher or other seating structure, there is a lot that goes into determining exactly what you might need.

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Topics: Players Benches, Benches

The Unique Design Elements of Our Foam Hockey Rink Dividers

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Jul 20, 2017 4:20:00 AM

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With the development of what is known as the Cross-Ice Hockey; a program recently initiated across both Canada and the United States by their governing hockey bodies, our research and development and design teams have been busy coming up with the best solution to making this program become implemented on a large scale.

What began as a pilot project, Cross-Ice Hockey was instituted and geared toward novice-aged players across North America. Requiring that the ice surface be divided in half,  this allows younger players the time needed to properly develop their skills as well as effectively utilizing available ice space in local arenas.

What they have found so far is that the program keeps younger players in a constant state of involvement in the game and hence, develops better camaraderie among players and enhances on-ice skills.

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Topics: Hockey Equipment, Custom Padding, Rink Divider Pads

Wall & Column Padding for New Jersey’s Millburn Middle School

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Jul 18, 2017 4:01:00 AM

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The strength forged between our organization and those involved in our extensive dealer network is formidable. Selecting from the very best organizations around the world, we have the ability to form partnerships with key industry representatives and pass the benefits along to our growing customer base.

As such, we proudly share our internal leads garnered through our extensive offline and online properties with those selected for our dealer program and one of our recent projects is the perfect example of that synergy at work.

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Topics: Custom Padding, Wall Padding, column padding, Dealers

How to Install Permanent Wall Padding

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Jul 14, 2017 4:00:00 AM

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One of our more popular products is our suite of custom wall padding solutions. These solutions range from completely padded rooms and gymnasiums to small padded areas strategically placed in high-impact zones such as beneath basketball goals.

While simple in theory, depending on the intended use of these padding solutions, they can become quite complex and customized. With doorways, corners, electrical outlets and switches all adorning wall surfaces in most buildings, each padding job entails certain nuanced design elements.

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Topics: Custom Padding, Wall Padding, Installation Guides

Customized Wall and Stage Padding for the Hastings and Prince Edward School District School Board

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Jul 12, 2017 4:01:00 AM

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At the mouth of the Moira River on the Bay of Quinte in central Ontario lies the town of Belleville.  Settled in the late 1700’s, the town, referred to as the heart of the Quinte region, is home to a number of public elementary and secondary schools along with post-secondary institutions such as Loyalist College and the Academy of Learning College.

It was the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, however, that brought our team to town on this occasion as a pair of the school’s in the board were looking for new wall padding for their gymnasiums.  As such, our sales team quickly were acquainted with keys stakeholders from the organization, kicking off the initial stages of the planning process.

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Topics: Custom Padding, Our Work, Wall Padding, Stage Padding

Three Common Problems Uncovered by Our Inspection Services

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Jul 6, 2017 7:18:26 AM

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With some American high schools having more than 4,000 students enrolled, not to mention the numbers in the primary and post-secondary education facilities, it’s no wonder safety is a priority. As each of these students is bound to cross through the facility’s gymnasium at least once during their tenure at the school, the chance for injury is great, especially with poorly serviced equipment.

As more gymnasiums are becoming multi-sport and multi-use facilities, now more than ever the inspection services of a trusted industry partner are needed. With busy schedules, staffing issues and hoards of students to service, today’s facility staff cannot always keep up with the maintenance side of things.

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Topics: Athletic Facility Safety, Inspections

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