Dear friends and valued customers,
We know that the last few weeks have heightened feelings of concern and uncertainty around COVID-19 across the world. Our initial hope when this thing first started to spread was that it would not get to this. We thought we might experience a couple of weeks of lockdown with a short pause on hockey. Well, here we are today in week 6 of no hockey and learning to live life in what is being called the new ‘normal’.
We miss hockey and we know you all do as well. Right now, what’s more important then anything is that we as a global community focus on being safe and keeping ourselves and our loved ones healthy. At Barn Burner Hockey, we are focused on continuing to serve our communities in this time of uncertainty, while also being part of the solution. Being an online brand we are fortunate to remain in business and avoid closing shops, laying off employees, or in some very unfortunate cases, having to shut down completely/permanently. Our heart goes out to everyone impacted by this global pandemic.
In terms of what we are doing to help, we have been staying home. Ordering everything online, supporting local businesses as much as possible. We are working to support our Government’s recommended approach on flattening the curve in our community. As a business still in our infancy, there is so much we wish we could do. Like Bauer creating face shields for essential emergency service workers, brands creating sanitizing products, or making large donations to help provide PPE, as well as other supplies to those in need. In such a scary and uncertain time there are so many amazing stories out there of people, brands and various events that are spreading love, support and happiness throughout the world.
We are operating our online store, as close to ‘business as (un)usual as possible. Sadly, some of our vendors are closed so we are low on supplies like certain hockey tapes, but majority of our apparel and other products are available. Our shipping vendor has shifted to a completely contactless operation, which is great. That said, we are only shipping orders once every 2-3 weeks to keep the traveling at a minimum.
Let’s all continue support our community and stay positive doing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19. With all of us working together and supporting one another, we will get through this. We will beat this and we will become stronger from it.
All the best and stay safe!
Barn Burner Hockey.