SPORTS RENT, located in Victoria on Vancouver Island is celebrating 30 years in business as the go to shop in town.
The independently owned and operated shop has now expanded into retail for skis, bikes, surf, golf discs and SUPs. A separate retail division was launched in the fall of 2018 and branded as COASTAL SKI+SPORT promoting all new equipment for sale under that banner and with its own flavor for a website. A wide range of many brand name ski products are available for sale plus custom boot fitting and a full service shop for customer’s own gear.
Rentals continue to be a strong part of the core business model, including the rental of fitness equipment, bikes, camp gear and all things surf.
At the helm since day one, Bill Tinney, owner and manager, has steered the operation through 3 moves and numerous product mix changes into a multi season operation that has lasted for 30 years. After 47 years in the sporting goods business, Tinney has seen many changes and a lot of shops struggle for position in the market. Staying true to form with customer service and well prepared rental products as being mandatory, along with fair pricing on retail items has helped the shop through the ups and downs leading to a 30th celebration this November. COASTAL SKI+SPORT has gained a strong following with the winter ski crowd as the place to go for quality gear and excellent shop service.
Hearty congrats Bill & Co. & Happy Anniversary!