Before Skate Fenders, hockey players had few effective options available to protect themselves from season- or even career-ending foot and ankle injuries.
Gaylord, Michigan (PRWEB) December 17, 2012
In time for year-end holiday gift giving, the manufacturers of Skate Fenders, a breakthrough safety product that protects the feet and ankles of hockey players, is offering 20% off all purchases made via the product’s web site (http://www.skatefenders.com) through Jan. 15.
“This ‘breakout special’ is an opportunity for hockey players at all levels to get affordable protection they can’t afford to be without,” said Frank McClelland, the amateur hockey player who invented Skate Fenders, then founded Respond, Inc., the Gaylord, Mich.-based company that manufactures the product.
Skate Fenders have a patented design that protects the most vulnerable area on a hockey player’s body: the feet and ankles. The product’s single-piece construction and high-strength, lightweight polycarbonate material withstands the toughest blows. Velcro straps make them easy to put on and remove.
Skate Fenders are available in two models (with different coverage levels) and two sizes (S/M and L) to fit virtually any youth or adult hockey player, starting at $69.95 per pair.
Since the product’s 2009 introduction, its popularity has grown to include members of the National Hockey League, the American Hockey League, other professional and semi-professional hockey teams, plus with a growing number of college hockey programs, according to McClelland. “Before Skate Fenders, hockey players had few effective options available to protect themselves from season- or even career-ending foot and ankle injuries,” he said.
About Skate Fenders
Introduced in 2009, Skate Fenders is a breakthrough product that provides hockey players of all ages and skill levels with complete foot and ankle protection from high-speed pucks and slashing sticks. Skate Fenders are manufactured by Respond, Inc., a family-owned small business in Gaylord, Mich., founded by Frank McClelland, the amateur hockey player who invented Skate Fenders. Respond, Inc., developed the lightweight, easy on/easy off Skate Fenders in partnership with Lake Superior State University’s Product Development Center (http://www.lssu.edu/eng/pdc ). Available in two models and two sizes, Skate Fenders can be purchased online (http://www.skatefenders.com) and at hockey equipment retailers throughout the United States and Canada.
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