Sport Chek

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Sport-Chek International 2000 Ltd.
Sport Chek
Subsidiary
Founded1999
HeadquartersCalgary, Alberta,
Area served
Canada
OwnerCanadian Tire
ParentFGL Sports
Websitesportchek.ca
A Sport Chek store at the Scarborough Town Centre in Scarborough, Ontario. This is now closed and replaced with a Forever 21.
A Sport Chek store in The Promenade Shopping Centre, Thornhill, Ontario with a very rare sign, without the red check.

Sport Chek is the largest Canadian retailer of sporting clothing and sports equipment, with 195 stores throughout Canada as of 2017. It is the only national big box sporting goods retailer in Canada, although it is absent in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, while Quebec and Yukon are served by its sister brand Sports Experts instead. Its parent company, FGL Sports, also owns over a dozen sporting brands.[1]

In 1999, a Sport Supercenter flagship store was opened on the top level of the Londonderry Mall, replacing an existing Walmart store. In 2014, the Londonderry Mall store relocated to Manning Town Centre, and was replaced by Simons in 2017. There was a second one in Place d'Orléans, but it was converted to Sport Chek/Nevada's Bob Golf in 2012.[why?]

In 2011, Canadian Tire bought Sport Chek's parent company, FGL Sports (then known as Forzani), for $771 million, and has since embarked on a large scale brand restructuring.

New SportChek stores with Samsung OLED screens, tablets, and high tech were opened at West Edmonton Mall in 2014, Square One and Yorkdale in 2015, and a flagship SportChek/Atmosphere opened in Sherway Gardens in the GTA in July 2016.[2][why?]

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  1. ^ "Sport Chek". FGL Sports. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  2. ^ Canadian Tire buys Sport Chek, Athletes World owner, The Guardian, 9-May-2011

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