An Outdoor-Themed Calming Room for an Ontario High School

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Oct 17, 2019 5:24:52 AM


Working closely once again with our partners at Avron Canada, we completed an incredibly important job which began in late summer.  Keeping with the rising trend of creating inclusive and safe spaces for children with special needs or for those who simply need reprieve from time to time, our attention turned to one school that wanted desperately to make a difference for one of their students.

The school was home to one student that for reasons unknown, would become incredibly self-abusive. While the school did have a small “safe” room, it was quite small and was not set up to accommodate him.

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Topics: Wall Padding, Padded Rooms


Posted by Ryan Wilby

Oct 11, 2019 9:32:38 AM



SPORT SYSTEMS (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! 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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NOW HIRING - Construction/Installation Worker

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Oct 9, 2019 12:35:44 PM


Here we grow again!

We are looking for experienced and hard-working individuals to join our installation and construction team. These positions offer full-time hours, competitive wages and a great working environment.

Please apply via email to  - see below for full description

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Three Banks of Retractable Bleachers for Millard South High School in Nebraska

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Oct 1, 2019 4:49:16 AM


Following the success of a number of projects in Nebraska including a new grandstand bleacher for Pawnee Park in Columbus and new telescopic bleachers for Omaha Christian Academy, we were once again paired with our partners at Crouch Recreation.

Uncovering a wonderful opportunity to replace some outdated retractable bleachers in an Omaha high school, key stakeholders at Crouch Recreation brought the project to our attention and we quickly pooled our resources to have a detailed look at the project.

Located at Millard South High School in western Omaha were a number of retractable bleachers that no longer could satisfy building and safety codes and were quickly becoming a maintenance headache for the local high school.

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Topics: Bleachers

A Complete Sensory Room for Woodview Mental Health & Autism Service

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Sep 24, 2019 5:31:17 AM



Located in the western region of the Greater Toronto Area, Woodview Mental Health & Autism Services offers a number of services for children and youth facing mental health challenges and for those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Originally known as St. Mary’s Asylum for girls and Mount St. Joseph for boys, the history of the facility dates back to 1853 and only officially became known as Woodview in the late 1970s. While a number of changes have taken place over the years, the goal remains the same today at Woodview, which has expanded to multiple locations providing community-based programs in the Burlington, Brantford, Halton and Hamilton regions.

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Topics: Custom Padding, Wall Padding, Padded Rooms

Sport Systems Provides Custom Calming Room Padding for Another Ontario School

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Sep 17, 2019 4:00:00 AM


Many school boards across both Canada and the United States are recognizing their responsibility to provide safe and supportive learning and working environments for all faculty members and students. Often referred to as calming rooms, de-escalation rooms, quiet areas, calming rooms or sensory rooms, these spaces are based on the concept of reducing both environmental and physical triggers as a coping strategy for those experiencing heightened or depressed states of arousal. Outside of educational facilities, these spaces are common in residences, therapeutic clinics and a variety of other healthcare facilities.

Ensuring that the use of these types of rooms and facilities are not used as punishment or seclusion, the use of these rooms is becoming more regulated by guidelines set out by school boards and other governing bodies.

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Topics: Custom Padding, Wall Padding, Padded Rooms

Choose Our Outdoor Gooseneck Basketball System

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Sep 12, 2019 4:14:00 AM


Our connection to basketball runs deep here at Sport Systems. In addition to cutting our teeth in the industry by designing and selling basketball hoops back in the late 1970s, our headquarters is located in the hometown of Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of the game we all love so much.

While much has changed over the past 40-or-so years since we began this journey in the athletic equipment industry, much still remains the same. We continue to specialize in basketball equipment including, hoops, backboards, complete indoor and outdoor systems and so much more.

Working so closely with one sport for an extended period of time has afforded us the ability to experiment and test a large quantity of products and solutions. This testing has led the way for our internal development of our own line of basketball products, specifically in the outdoor space.

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Topics: Basketball Equipment, Outdoor Basketball Systems

Telescopic Bleacher Replacement St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School 

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Sep 10, 2019 5:22:00 AM


Home to over 2,250 students, St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School (CSS) is the largest school in Hamilton, graduating approximately 400 students each year with about 90% of those students leaving to pursue post-secondary education.

With an unwavering commitment to excellence in academics, the school is also home to over 70 sports teams, each of which have won at least one championship in the school’s history.

Keeping up with the level of athletics offered at such a large school is no easy feat and requires an innovative approach to facility management and operations. With one of the most decorated football programs in the province, the school’s main athletic field is often the focal point of athletics. The indoor gymnasium however, was in need of some upgrades to bring it to the level where it could rival the calibre of the outdoor field.

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Topics: Bleachers

Custom Bleacher Design and Installation for Brooklin High School

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Sep 5, 2019 4:00:00 AM


Located on the north shore of Lake Ontario, the town of Whitby is a commuter suburb serving as the eastern portion of the Greater Toronto Area. Comfortably located between the communities of Ajax and Oshawa, the town is home to over 100,000 residents.

Moving to the town’s northern, rural roots is the community of Brooklin and home to one of our recent bleacher projects. A fairly new school, Brooklin High School was constructed in 2015 and currently serves roughly 1,000 students as part of the Durham District School Board.

In addition to its academic prowess, the school has always maintained a commitment to athletics, offering programming in basketball, rugby, football, volleyball, golf, hockey, curling, lacrosse and more. In fact, in 2018 the boys’ hockey team won gold while their female counterparts took home bronze at that year’s OFSAA AAA championships.

In addition to the school’s indoor athletic facilities, it was time to enhance what was started outdoors at the school’s full-service sports field.

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Topics: Bleachers

New Grandstands for Essex District High School

Posted by Ryan Wilby

Aug 27, 2019 5:09:00 AM


Located in southwestern Ontario, one of our most recent projects lead us to beautiful Essex County, Ontario. Stretching south along the banks of Lake Erie, the area is known for its wonderful beaches and small-town flair.

The project was brought to us by the Greater Essex County District School Board as they were interested in creating a custom grandstand bleacher for the Essex District High School located in the northwest corner of the City of Essex. Founded in 1885, the high school serves as the oldest operating publicly funded secondary school in the entire province of Ontario and currently serves roughly 1,000 students in the area.

Looking to add to the sidelines of the school’s athletic field, the idea to design and build a custom 10-tier grandstand was brought to our team earlier this year. In addition to the seating and ensuring the bleacher was completely accessible, our team was also mandated with coordinating, furnishing and closing off the building permit as well as procuring all inspectors necessary for the school to obtain occupancy from the municipal building authority.

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Topics: Accessibility, Grandstand Seating

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