Engage Athletic Announce Partnership with Bayside Blades
Melbourne-based businesses Bayside Blades and Engage Athletic have established a partnership that will focus on the roll-out of a range of specialised world-class skating apparel.
As the National Speed Inline Championships kicked-off in Melbourne, the first collaboration was on display – an aerodynamic inline speed skating suit. The suits were worn by the Bayside Blades inline speed team and Engage Athletic ambassadors, siblings Harry and Giselle Stogdale, who both commenced their Nationals campaign with gold medals. The suits are wholly manufactured in Melbourne, and feature cutting-edge European aerodynamic fabrics, a meticulously refined pattern and sharp, vibrant designs.
The partnership is a natural fit for both businesses. Engage Athletic has had a solid foundation in Australian inline speed skating for more than 10 years, being the apparel supplier to Skate Australia, all state teams and multiple local clubs. Founder Paul McAlister previously represented Australia in inline speed skating, and applies his engineering knowledge to create world-class suits designed for perfect fit and performance. “Neil and the Bayside team are well respected and have impressive skating knowledge and networks. I look forward to seeing this partnership grow and blossom to the benefit of the skating community at home and abroad” Mr. McAlister said.
Bayside Blades is a brand widely recognised amongst the skating community, offering Australia’s largest range of skating equipment via its Melbourne-based shop and online store. “We are always looking for products that assist skaters to reach their full potential, we believe this partnership will assist us to take full advantage of the latest technology and innovations for our skinsuit designs” Neil Jesberg said.
Whilst initially focusing on inline speed skating, the partnership will encompass multiple other skating disciplines – news sure to interest skaters around the country and beyond.
Stay tuned for further product announcements.