The Sportwheels Story

Sportwheels In 1969 (above)

Sportwheels is a family owned business serving and supporting the community of Halifax for over 65 years. At Sportwheels, we are friends helping families into recreational sports. We sell affordable sporting goods where every purchase you make, helps provide equipment and registration for a child in need. Our mission is for Atlantic Canada to have the highest participation rate of children in recreational sports. We are Giving Forward, Together. 

Started by the Mayhew family in 1947, in Prince Edward Island, the “Mayhew Cycle shop” grew to Sackville in the late 1960’s. We started in a small building with Payzants Building Supplies and within a few years, we needed to move to a larger spot – which was a residential house located at 209 Sackville Dr, purchased by the Mayhew family to be renovated into Sportwheels.

Once completed, the store carried: bikes, roller skates, hockey skates, hockey sticks, performed bike repairs, and skate sharpening. We shared our Space with Monroe’s TV repair, until 1986 when we built our new building!

Our new building had: Sportwheels, Monroes TV repair, and Sackville Small Engine (owned by another Mayhew family member). As in the past – we again needed more space for our growing business, and in 1990 we expanded the building to twice the size, We now occupy the entire building! Still owned by the Mayhew family, now into the 4th generation.

To give our customers the best possible pricing & selection, in 2008 Sportwheels joined forces with the SPORTS EXCELLENCE banner of stores across Canada. We are now part of a national group of Sports Stores offering our customers even better products and pricing. We are now able to give you the classic Sportwheels Family Service and attention, but now with the most amazing products at the lowest prices in the market! We have EXCLUSIVE products to only our Store, to make the shopping experience even more exciting & affordable at Sportwheels Sports Excellence!!

Sportwheels would like to thank you and your family for over 65 years of support !

Welcome to Sportwheels! Family owned… Family oriented, Family operated… a true family store! Customers have come to know Sportwheels as a reliable neighbourhood store with great service and outstanding products.

 

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We are a specialty store dealing mostly with the following:

  • Bicycles
  • Lacrosse
  • Baseball 
  • Hockey gear
  • Volleball
  • Team orders
We also deal in:
  • Pro Service Shop for Bikes, Hockey, Scooters, and Boards
  • Ringette Gear (The hard to find items…we got ‘em!)
  • BMX bikes (we are the east coasts largest BMX dealer! BMX since 1985)
  • Skateboards (since 1985 – all the hottest products!)
  • Goalie gear (Qualified Staff to fit goalies of all ages!)
  • Collectibles (NHL licensed items like Hockey cards, figures, bumper stickers, photos, flags and more!)
  • Lacrosse Gear(All you will need to start playing or upgrading!)
  • Figure skating (Skates for competition, or recreation)
  • Soccer Equipment (Awesome equipment at amazing prices!)
  • Baseball & Softball Equipment (entry level to league play!)
  • Scooters, Parts & Wheels (All the hottest & latest trends)
  • Used Bikes (we accept trade – ins!)
  • Used Hockey & Goalie Gear (we accept trade – ins)
  • Pro skate sharpening (Simply the best around!)

Our Current Team is:

  • Kevin: General Manager
  • Chris S: Operations Manager & Webstore
  • Chris M: Sales
  • Sheldon: Sales
  • Bill: Sales
  • Angus: Sales
  • Josh: Sales
  • Terry: Sales
  • Jesse: Sales
  • Shannon: Sales
  • Tyler: Sales
  • Allison: Sales
  • Wally: Team Sales
  • Sean: Buyer & Inventory
  • Trent: Service Manager
  • Harrison: Asst Service Manager
  • Mike: Service
  • Jesse H: Service
  • Cody: Service
  • Jordan: Service
  • Ben: Service
  • Dylan: Service
  • Jeff: Team Leader (Owner)