Reopening in the Glebe: Sports and fitness shops
As businesses begin to reopen in the Glebe, it’s more important than ever to support the local economy. We have put together a 12-part blog series highlighting local businesses as they reopen in the neighbourhood.
This is week one where we focus on the sports and fitness shops that have begun to roll out the active gear as warmer weather returns. Whether you’re a jogger, a cyclist, a tennis player, a skateboarder or a downhill mountain biker, our sports heads in Glebe will have you rolling, running, serving and kickflipping your way through summer.
Here’s a list of shops where you can get your boards and bikes tuned up, score new clothing and gear up with new equipment for the season.
901 Bank Street
Tues – Weds: 10am to 6pm
Thurs – Friday: 11am to 7pm
Sat – Sun: 10am to 5pm
With gyms closed until further notice, running is a great way to stay active during the pandemic. Running Room has everything you need to get moving again. Shoes, jogging apparel, water bottles, audio accessories and other gadgets to help you stay fit.
“It has been so much fun to have customers coming back into the stores, talking about their experiences and how they are finding new ways to stay fit and active,” said Running Room Regional Manager Phil Marsh. “Folks are always welcome to call or drop into any Running Room location to ask questions, get advice and of course you can buy shoes too!”
680 Bank Street
Monday – Saturday: 930am to 4pm
Sunday: 11am to 4pm
With tennis courts reopening across the city, now is the time to get a new racquet and freshen up your tennis wardrobe, as Kunstadt Sports is offering 20% on all racquets and shoes, as well as 30% off tennis bags.
The cycling and tennis shop is now open with a limited amount of customers allowed in the store. Looking for a new bike? You can still take a test ride. The shop is also still offering curbside pickup and online orders. Plus, take 25% off all cycling apparel and 10% off cycling shoes.
Monday – Sunday: 11am to 6pmWhether you’re looking for a new pair of hiking shoes, new camping gear, a bike tune up or some new jogging apparel, Sporting Life is your superstore for all things sports. The Lansdowne shop is big enough to accommodate up to 40 shoppers safely with signs and distance markers throughout the store to keep everyone safe. While you can’t try on clothing, testing out new shoes is safe, as the store uses a special sanitizer after each fitting.
The store is turning bike tune-ups around in approximately one week and can restring tennis racquets either same day or within 24 hours. For those looking to avoid in-store shopping, Sporting Life offers curbside pickup and free shipping on orders over $99.
“As the situation unfolds, our safety measures may change. We thank you for your support and your patience as we figure out what is best and safest for our staff and you. We look forward to getting back to the Sporting Life!”
581 Bank Street
Monday – Sunday: 11am to 5pm
Skateparks are now open in Ottawa and if you need a fresh deck, Eric and Corey at Top of the World Skateshop are the dudes you need to see. The shop has sick new Shock, Trujillo and McCrank boards for both guys and gals as well as a slate of new longboards, accessories, clothing and skate shoes.
Two customers are permitted to shop in the store, while curbside pickup and payment continues at their Bank Street shop. Board set ups can be arranged online, or you can drop your deck off for a new set up. The shop is also offering free shipping and local delivery for all orders over $75.
“We want to thank everyone on the tremendous amount of support over the last couple of months,” said co-owner Eric Dionne. “We are truly blessed to have a such an amazing Top Family of supporters and we will continue to serve you right Ottawa. Stay Gold!”
900 Exhibition Way – Unit 103
Monday to Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am -5pm
Sunday: 9am -4pm
We may not be cheering the Ottawa 67’s down the Memorial Cup stretch, or welcoming the REDBLACKS back for another season just yet, but that doesn’t mean you can support your favourite team. The OSEG Team Shop at Lansdowne has reopened its doors with a number of safety measure to keep consumers safe. Grab a new jersey, a new lid or deck yourself out from head to toe with a new team onesie. While the store remains open, staff are encouraging customers to shop online and take advantage of curbside pickup at Lansdowne.
767 Bank Street
Monday – Saturday: 12-4
*Curbside Pickup & Repairs only. Online shopping available.
With warmer weather becoming the norm around here, bikes have literally been flying off the shelves at Joe Mamma Cycles. So much that they are running out of inventory. While the shop remains closed, owner Jose Bray is adapting with the times by converting his entire shop into a giant workshop. Online ordering and curbside pickup is still available, and the Joe Mamma crew have built an on-the-spot repair zone behind the shop. Just roll up and have your bike fixed up right there so you can get rolling again.
“We are ramping up repairs as our inventory runs out. There will be more stuff coming up, and faster turnaround times for repairs,” said Bray, adding that he has been able to serve hundreds of customers in a “no-contact” approach over the past two months. “We have been swamped.”