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    The Branding Opportunity Your Gymnasium Presents

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Mar 29, 2023 4:00:00 AM


    Depending on who you ask, some may tell you that the gymnasium inside an academic institution is the heart of the building. As it is often located centrally inside a building, it naturally and easily exists as the location where gatherings take place.

    In addition to assemblies and other events, gymnasiums are the hub for indoor sports, attracting spectators not only from within the school but those from outside as well, such as friends and family.

    As athletic programming continues to ramp up across Canada and the United States, these institutions are doing everything they can to remain relevant with regards to the programs they offer, as well as with the equipment located inside their gymnasiums.

    As with any high traffic area, the opportunity to more actively brand your organization or team is highly beneficial in the gymnasium of a highly spirited school.  With many of the walls already adorned with banners and ribbons from years gone by, today’s institutions are starting from the ground up when it comes to branding their beloved schools.

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    Topics: Gym Divider Curtains, Bleachers, Gymnasium

    New Grandstands for Pinecrest Academy in Nevada

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Mar 27, 2023 4:53:18 AM


    Located roughly 16 miles southeast of the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas is Henderson, Nevada, home to residents that work in and around Las Vegas who enjoy the lifestyle southern Nevada affords them. With beautiful Lake Mead to the east and nearly 40 miles of trails through the Las Vegas Valley, Henderson is a wonderful place to make a home and to live an active outdoor lifestyle.

    It was here that we  were recently contracted to take on a project, a first for us in that area of the country. During the height of the pandemic, we were brought in by a design group out of the state of Florida who was in search of partners for a project in the region. Set at the Pinecrest Academy’s Cadence campus, the Florida design group had been involved in a number of projects for the school and was looking for an experienced partner for a big project.

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    Topics: Bleachers, Press Boxes, Grandstand Seating

    A Padded Room for a Local High School

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Mar 20, 2023 6:38:15 AM


    Located just inside Canada’s National Capital Region is the small town of St. Albert, Ontario. The small, Franco-Canadian community is located within what is known as The Nation, a municipality in the united counties of Prescott and Russel. In addition to having a rich history including a nearby ghost town, St. Albert is also home to one of the nation’s oldest cheesemakers.

    In the fall of 2022, we were contacted by a school in the region that was looking to perform some upgrades and modifications to one of its rooms. Looking to create a room for students requiring a safe and calming space, key stakeholders from the school were looking for a custom padding solution that could cover both the flooring and the walls of the room.

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    Topics: Custom Padding, Padded Rooms

    Telescopic Bleachers Complete with GameDay GraFX for Tobique Valley High School

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Mar 13, 2023 5:02:09 AM


    When it comes to custom digital graphics, our proprietary GameDay GraFX solution has been making waves in the athletic space since launching it a few short years ago. Having done a number of custom graphic projects on bleacher seats in the past, we made it our mission to perfect the process and offer the marketplace a digital graphic that would look brilliant and wouldn’t scuff or wear off over time.

    As the market got a hold of it, so did a number of our partners, including architects across North America. A recent project included the request for our innovative digital graphic technique, providing an excellent example of how an ancillary product can really take an organization’s design to the next level.

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    Topics: Bleachers, game day graphics

    Matt Mould Presented with Award of Excellence

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Mar 6, 2023 4:22:00 AM


    If you’ve been following us for any period of time, you’ll know that we take every opportunity to brag about the products and services we provide. Having been in the sports equipment industry for over 40 years, we’ve been through a lot and that has helped us provide the best service and the best products to the marketplace for decades.

    What we don’t often talk about is the visionary people behind the scenes. Those who have been a part of the company since its inception and who have, with the help of many others, shaped the trajectory of our company over the years.

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    Topics: About Us

    New Telescopic Bleachers for Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB)

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Mar 1, 2023 4:16:52 AM


    If you’ve been fortunate enough to spend any time in the Maritimes on Canada’s east coast, as the saying goes, you’re fortunate enough. It’s always a pleasure to head down to beautiful New Brunswick and work with our partners in the area on new and exciting projects.

    This time, we were united with our partners at Interior Visions in their home province. Looking to tackle yet another sizable job, we found ourselves at the drawing table for a brand new telescopic bleacher system. One of the area's largest community colleges, Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) was in search of some innovative seating for their gymnasium.

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    Topics: Bleachers

    New Arena Bleachers for the Eliyahu Wellness Centre Canada Games Place

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Feb 20, 2023 7:17:39 AM


    At a site that was once home to a local hockey rink since the early 1970s, we were brought in to help develop the plan for the future. Located in picturesque North Rustico, PEI, the North Stars Arena had been home to local hockey in the area for years but was in need of improvements considering the building’s outdated infrastructure.

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    Topics: Bleachers, Arena Bleachers

    Specialized Padding for Storage Units and Stairwell for Crestwood HS

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Feb 13, 2023 3:30:00 AM


    Our custom padding department recently answered the call for another unusual and highly customized padding job.  We were approached by Crestwood High School in Peterborough, Ontario to design some padding as part of some recent renovations to the gymnasium.

    Serving as home to the Mustangs, the school began a list of renovations which included some brand-new storage units that would allow for additional athletic equipment to be stored when not in use. Because these units run along the edge of the sports court they required the installation of safety padding to protect student athletes.

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    Topics: Custom Padding, Wall Padding, column padding

    GameDay GraFX Soars in North Dakota

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Feb 6, 2023 3:30:00 AM


    We’ve got a knack for making things stick, especially when it comes to our GameDay GraFX logo product. Digitally adhering logos and other graphics to HDPE bleacher seats, our process leads the industry in quality and durability. Since launching this game-changing product, we’ve worked with schools and institutions across Canada and the United States to boost school spirit with crystal-clear logos on their indoor bleachers.

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    Topics: Bleachers, game day graphics

    A Mitered Backstop Bleacher with VIP Seating and a Press Box for Durham College

    Posted by Ryan Wilby

    Jan 30, 2023 3:30:00 AM


    Founded in 1967 in the Greater Toronto Area, Durham College is located in Oshawa, Ontario. The college currently has roughly 95,000 alumni and offers programming including business, information technology, media, art, design, general arts, science, skilled trades, justice, emergency services, health and engineering technology.

    Having designed and built many bleacher systems for clients around the world, when large colleges and universities are in need of  large outdoor seating solutions, Sport Systems is always among the first contacts made. 

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    Topics: Bleachers, Press Boxes

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