Cooke’s Skate Supply, Wilmington
Standout Qualities: Cooke’s Skate Supply was started by Frederick Cooke in 1963 in the basement of his home in Wilmington. Now Cooke’s store in Wilmington is one of New England’s largest skating stores.
What’s Unique: With over 10,000 square feet, Cooke’s has plenty of room to showcase all of the major brands in hockey and figure skates. The shop also specializes in custom-fitting skates, boots, blades, and equipment.
Insider Tip: Appointments are suggested so the proper amount of time can be set aside to have adjustments made.
What’s New: Cooke’s has two locations (Wilmington and Boxborough), with a third opening up in Amesbury in the fall of 2018. They also do team embroidery.
446 Main St., Wilmington, 978-657-7586, cookesskatesupply.com
Pure Hockey, Danvers
Standout Qualities: If you love to play hockey, you’ve probably already heard of this store. With their low-price guarantee and favorable return policy, Pure Hockey is a favorite among players and parents alike.
What’s Unique: From new players to seasoned skaters, all are welcome and receive the same top-notch customer service from experienced staff who love the game as much as they do.
139 Endicott St., Danvers, 978-750-6030, purehockey.com