TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS SCORE UPDATED HOCKEY EQUIPMENT STORAGE
As one of the original six members of the National Hockey League, the Toronto Maple Leafs have a long team history. The team and their loyal fan base have called the Air Canada Centre their home arena since 1999, but when it came time for a renovation of the team’s equipment and locker room, the hockey equipment storage room was an afterthought.
While the new storage room looked beautiful, it was a lot smaller than their previous space. The equipment manager’s primary goal was to fit all of the team’s bulky equipment into one central area while still having easy access to the gear needed for practices, games, and workouts. The equipment manager had visited and spoken with managers of multiple other teams, and he’d seen how Spacesaver Solutions’ mobile shelving helped add storage capacity in other locker rooms and hockey equipment storage rooms.
HIGH-DENSITY MOBILE STORAGE SYSTEM FOR HOCKEY ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT
He reached out to Spacesaver Solutions Inc. to see if we could help find a way to accommodate all the uniforms, pads, helmets, skates, and over 1,500 sticks into the new smaller space. Rob McClelland, our Storage Expert has extensive experience designing athletic equipment storage systems and took a full inventory of all items that the Toronto Maple Leafs needed to store. After discussing different options for organizing the gear, Rob and the equipment manager settled on a convenient way to organize all of the items using a high density mobile storage system.
ORGANIZED SHELVING OF HOCKEY EQUIPMENT
STORAGE FOR EASE OF ACCESS
The new system eliminates static aisles to allow the Maple Leafs to use every inch of space and make the most of the confined area. Similar items are grouped on the same shelf, with separate cubbies for different sizes of shirts, uniforms, and more. Lightweight, easy-to-grab items like gloves are stocked on higher shelves, while bulkier items are kept on larger, lower shelves for easy retrieval. Dividers and bins help ensure that smaller items like socks are easily accessible while keeping them organized and secure on the shelves. Even chewing gum for the players has a designated space on the shelving system!
TORONTO MAPLE LEAF’S HOCKEY EQUIPMENT STORAGE ROOM MORE THAN JUST A FUNCTIONAL SPACE
For added security and convenience, the high density system is equipped with a priority aisle setting. When not in use, the system automatically resets itself to restrict access to certain aisles while leaving the most heavily used aisle available. And the finishing touch? Custom-made, 3D Plexiglas team logos to adorn each carriage.
With the new system in place, the Maple Leafs no longer have to worry about running out of space in their small room. When it’s time to set up for a home game or pack up for an away game, the whole process is faster and more streamlined with all items in their designated cubbies. With the added details, the hockey equipment storage room is more than just a functional space – it’s a source of pride for the entire organization.