Leisure Living Expects Increased Sales of Backyard Hockey Rinks Due to NHL Winter Classic Game

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Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) December 26, 2009

In just three short years the National Hockey League’s Winter Classic game has become a mainstay for hockey fans across the United States. This January and February will be dominated by professional ice-skating, as all eyes turn to the NHL’s outdoor hockey game followed shortly thereafter by the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. While the world-class competition takes center stage, working-class backyards across the country will be transformed into home ice skating rinks.

In 2010 the ice is going to heat up between the Boston Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers playing at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts on January 1, 2010. Due to the 2010 Winter Olympics forcing the NHL to cancel their All-Star Game for the 2009 – 2010 season, the Winter Classic will serve as the league's premier showcase game. Bridgestone has signed on as the official corporate sponsor, and the game will be aired on NBC TV outlets across the US.

The first NHL Winter Classic hockey game was played on January 1, 2008 between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres at Ralph Wilson Stadium on the outskirts of Buffalo, New York. According to ESPN this game had an NHL-record crowd of over 71,000 fans, and was the first regular-season outdoor NHL hockey game ever played in the US. The success of the 2008 Winter Classic led to the second-ever NHL outdoor hockey game in 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The 2nd Winter Classic game was held on January 1, 2009 matching the Detroit Red Wings against the Chicago Blackhawks. The NHL reported that this hockey game made its own record with the highest television ratings of any hockey game in 33 years.

Also on the outskirts of Buffalo, NY lies one of the leading Backyard, Home, & Patio online retailers in the United States, a company spanning multiple warehouses. Leisure Living has been a leading reseller of Backyard Hockey Rinks since 2006 with their BackyardHockeyRink.com website. Leisure Living has made Home Ice Skating Rinks more readily available than ever before, and homes across the country are turning their backyards into home ice skating rinks for the winter.

Every child involved in a winter sport has dreamt of having their own sheet of ice right in their own backyard, rather than having to travel day after day to the nearest indoor skating rink. The winter sport enthusiast as well as the casual ice skater can enjoy hours of wintertime fun. Home ice skating rinks provide for backyard training for both figure skating and ice hockey at an affordable price.

“Each year we go out and find the best pricing on the most popular sizes manufactured to the highest quality standards,” said Sean Corrigan, Sales Director with Leisure Living. “This year is no different, as our Arctic Ice Backyard Hockey Rinks are made with heavy duty rails and tubes and are fabricated to a commercial standard. Plus each rink comes with an easy-to-follow instructional DVD.”

Installing a backyard ice rink is not very difficult, however for someone setting up a rink for the very first time it can feel like a daunting task. Arctic Ice realized this and to remedy this anxiety they created an easy to follow instructional guide with a corresponding DVD video, both of which are included with every purchase of an Arctic Ice Backyard Hockey Rink.

“Our job is to provide an easy-to-use order processing method for online shoppers,” said Colin Chase, eCommerce Manager with Leisure Living. “Our website accepts credit cards, and even PayPal on PoolSupplies.com where these rinks are also available 24-7. We receive our customers’ online orders in a secure fashion, and then the ice rink kits are shipped from the warehouse usually within one business day.”

Leisure Living has a large quantity of backyard ice rinks in stock and on hand for fast delivery anywhere in the continental United States. Visit their website at http://www.BackyardHockeyRink.com for more details, with prices starting at only $199.99. Also, on PoolSupplies.com at: http://www.poolsupplies.com/outdoor/ice-n-go-rinks.asp.

About Leisure Living:

Leisure Living is a leading online Pool Supplies company based in Buffalo, New York with over 100 employees spanning multiple warehouses. Offering over 4,000 pool products with the guaranteed lowest prices online. Leisure Living has the most knowledgeable pool people on the web as well as over the phone, with our highly visited website and fully staffed Call Center. Leisure Living provides swimming pool supplies at discounted “bargain” prices, and carries everything from pool opening chemical kits to winter closing pool chemicals, from swimming pool solar covers to pool winter covers, from automatic pool cleaners to pool floats and toys. All items come with a price match guarantee, and most items ship the same day or within one business day. “There’s only one PoolSupplies.com!”


Colin Chase, eCommerce Manager

Leisure Living



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