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Concord’s popular Ski and Skate sale returns the week after Thanksgiving

  • Concord’s annual Ski and Skate sale took place on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at the Steeplegate Mall. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz

  • Customers browse used equipment at the Capital Ski and Outing Club’s annual ski and skate sale at Steeplegate Mall in Concord on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz

  • Customers browse used equipment at the Capital Ski and Outing Club’s annual ski and skate sale at Steeplegate Mall in Concord on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz

  • A line of people snakes around the corner before doors open at the start of Concord’s annual Ski and Skate sale at the Steeplegate Mall on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz

Monitor staff
Published: 11/24/2021 1:15:24 PM

The Capital Ski and Outing Club will resume its annual ski and skate winter gear sale this year after canceling the event last year due to COVID.

After a year’s worth of planning and setbacks that included a fire at a barn where the equipment racks were held, new club president Paul Maggiotto is looking forward to seeing the community attend the popular sale again.

This year’s event with both new and used equipment will be held on Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the east end of the Steeplegate Mall. Signs will be posted up around town and near the mall closer to the sale date for parking and the entrance to the sale.

With prices on consumer products rising around the country, the sale is a good opportunity for winter enthusiasts to find quality gear at a fair price. In addition to downhill and cross country ski gear, snowboards, ice skates, boots, jackets, gloves and other necessary winter equipment will also be sold.

Those wishing to sell gear can bring it to the sale site from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3.

There is a need for volunteers for various needs including setting up the site, running the various sale booths and clean up follow the sale. All volunteers are permitted to have a pre-shop day before the sale opens to the general public. Interested volunteers can email concordskiskatesale@gmail.com.

Many hours have been spent by the board building the staging and racks used to display the items as all of the previous fixtures were destroyed during a Henniker barn fire in July 2020. While most of this years staging and racks have been built from scratch, the Tanger Outlets in Tilton donated spare clothing racks for the sale.

Proceeds from the sale go toward a variety of community outlets including the grooming of cross-country ski trails at Beaver Meadow golf course and White Farm. The Bill Koch Youth Ski League and ski programs at Concord High School also receive some of the proceeds in order to fund their programs.

More information about the sale can be found at the club’s Facebook page.


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Matt Parker is a sports reporter at the Monitor and started in August 2021. He is an Ohio native and relishes being from the Buckeye state. A proud graduate of Ohio University located in Athens, Ohio, he served as the sports editor for the student-run newspaper, The Post, from 2019-20. When not at a game or chasing around a coach, you can catch him playing his guitars or looking for the next Peanuts memorabilia piece to add in his growing collection.



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