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Racing for Gold (& Green) – Our 10 Year Partnership with Skate Australia

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Engage Athletic has been proudly partnering with Skate Australia since 2009. The partnership hit an all-time high earlier this month, when inline speed skater Daniel Greig became Men’s 100mt Sprint World Champion with a World Record time of 9.439 seconds at World Roller Games 2019, wearing an Engage Athletic ‘aerosuit’, our unique high-speed aerodynamic speed skating skin suit.

Founded By a Skater

Engage Athletic Director and Founder, Paul McAlister, skated inline competitively for over 15 years, including representing Australia at multiple championships. After completing an Engineering and Computer Science Double Degree, Paul founded Engage Athletic in 2004. This provided him with an avenue to combine his first-hand experience as an inline speed skating athlete with his specialised ability to design and manufacture the innovative custom sportswear required to win at top level. With the admirable attributes of passion, pride, unwavering determination and technical expertise, Paul always gives 110% effort towards providing the best quality gear to the Skate Australia team. This personal touch is a major contributor towards the ongoing success of the partnership, as attested to by Skate Australia:

“Paul’s attention to detail and customer service is wonderful. Being an ex-speed skater he knows what is required and this shows in all his merchandise. He has designed the Skate Australia, Worlds and Oceania suits for many years. He uses the best quality fabric and his sublimation is faultless. We had Engage make the speed skating skin suits for our 2018 Youth Olympic Team. Engage have delivered on time every time and are excellent to deal with. Nothing is too much trouble.”

Pauline Robertson, Skate Australia

A Detailed Process Across Disciplines

Over the years, Engage Athletic has provided the Australian Speed Team with custom sportswear including speed skating skin suits, team tracksuits, t-shirts and polo shirts, warm-up jackets, full zip leggings and shorts. These uniforms have been worn to events including World Roller Games, Youth Olympic Games and Oceania Championships. We work in consultation with Skate Australia management and top athletes to develop gear that surpasses athlete requirements. This process includes constantly refining garment patterns and seam placement for aerodynamic advantage and comfort, as well as identifying and implementing world-class aerodynamic fabrics hand-picked from Europe. In addition, we integrate key features such as full-length zips and rear pockets, and design creative eye-catching artwork so that Australian athletes stand out from the pack.

Along with the Australian inline speed skating team, we are now proudly working with Skate Australia on the unique requirements of the Australian artistic skating team, applying the same process that has lead to partnership success for inline. We are primarily focusing on perfecting tailoring and a unique design combination to create high-performing, stand-out leotards as well as accompanying custom sportswear including team tracksuits, t-shirts and polo shirts and warm-up jacket and full zip leggings.

We are excited about the future of this partnership, working with Skate Australia to put the Aussie team in the best possible winning position every time.

We also proudly work with multiple State teams and local clubs, tailoring our products to suit skaters from grass roots through to elite level.

A True Blue Aussie Partnership

This partnership is a wonderful example of the benefits of Australian sporting organisations buying Australian Made. Not only are the products made here, the service directly providing those products is here too. We offer:

  • A face-to-face personalised service during both product development and manufacturing stages,
  • We can tailor to individual athlete measurements and needs
  • We can manufacture within short time frames and to low minimum re-orders

Importantly, when you partner with us, you are supporting an Australian family owned and run business, also benefiting local employees, the local economy and the environment. That’s something your organisation can be proud of, and promote to your wider networks.

We love working with Australian organisations, clubs and athletes that share our values and appreciate Australian Made products and service. We welcome you to call us on +61394643633, or view our speed skating range or request a quote via the buttons below:


* READ MORE about how we made the Youth Olympic Games 2018 suits here *