Valiquette's Source for Sports
1740 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K2A 1E1
Specializing in bicycles, hockey and baseball equipment, this well-known Ottawa business has continued to grow since Jacques Valiquette opened it in 1965.
|Store Type |||Sporting Goods|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||West End|
|Cross Street |||Boyd Ave.|
|Monday to Friday 10AM – 8PM; Saturday 9AM – 5PM; Sunday 12PM-4PM;|
Profile Last Updated: June 11, 2007
Unlike chain sports equipment stores, Valiquette’s doesn’t cover a wide range of activities—you won’t find tennis rackets or soccer cleats here—but what they do, they do well. There’s a large selection of brands and the staff knows their stuff. Valiquette’s claim to be Ottawa’s hockey specialists, carrying products from more than 20 hockey equipment and apparel manufacturers. Along with big names like Easton and Sherwood, you’ll find specialty brands such as Brian’s, the Canadian maker of custom-made goalie equipment.
Balls and Bikes
But it isn’t all about hockey at Valiquette’s Source for Sports. Find a selection of bicycles and bike equipment by brands like Bell, Rock Shox, KHS and Dyno (makers of the Canadian Kustom Kruiser line.) Valiquette steps up to the plate with its selection of baseball equipment and apparel, carrying all the major brands such as Louisville, Rawlings, Wilson and Nike,and more.
Customer service is part of what has made Valiquette’s the largest independent sports store in Eastern Ontario. They keep a record of buyer profiles to keep customers abreast of new promotions, and also offer team apparel services. The store has an authorized Bauer and CCM pro shop on site, and can do minor baseball equipment repairs.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes