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Cardiff Skate Co.

March 22, 2016 10:00 ET

Cardiff Skate Co. Partners With Olympic Gold Medal Skater Mark Tuitert

CARDIFF, CA--(Marketwired - March 22, 2016) - Cardiff Skate Company, designers of the bootless, strap-in skates that automatically adjust to almost any shoes size, today announced their partnership with Dutch Olympic gold medal speed skater Mark Tuitert.

Intrigued by their unique design, Tuitert initially reached out to Cardiff Skate Co. to inquire about selling Cardiff Skates in Holland. Soon after, Tuitert invited Cardiff Skate execs to Amsterdam to discuss partnership options for distribution.

"These skates give you a sense of freedom. Unlike other skates on the market, Cardiff Skates are uniquely designed to automatically adjust to your shoe size," Tuitert said. "They can be worn with your favorite pair of shoes, are easily shared between friends, and expand to fit your kids' growing feet."

Tuitert's desire to bring Cardiff Skates to Europe stems from his passion to get kids and adults of all ages skating again. As a child, Tuitert learned skating with his mother.

Cardiff Skate CEO Bob Pollack saw this as a unique opportunity to expand the company's growing global demand.

"It was amazing to see Mark's reaction to our Skates. He is a world-class skater and to have Mark launch these in his home country is very exciting," Pollack said. "This all happened organically as Mark found us on his own. I am confident he will make Cardiff Skates an immediate success in Europe. It's exciting to see how quickly our demand has grown, including distribution in Target stores and now internationally."

Cardiff Skate Features:

  • Automatic size-adjustment that fits over your favorite pair of shoes
  • Unique ability to brake with either foot
  • An inherently more stable, patented tri-skate wheel platform, giving the user a solid base
  • Three sizes and colors available: Cruiser Adult Large and Small in blue, and Cruiser Youth in strawberry pink or lime green

About Cardiff Skate Company: 

Cardiff Skate Co. is located in beautiful Cardiff, CA, a San Diego coastal community known for its beautiful weather and active residents. Cardiff Skates create a custom fit and feature tri-skate wheel technology so no matter the level, every skater can step on, strap in and skate away. For more information about Cardiff Skate Co., visit www.cardiffskate.com.

About Mark Tuitert: 

Mark Tuitert is a Dutch speed skater who represented Team Beslist.nl. He won gold in the 1500 m at the 2010 Winter Olympics and set a new track record time (1:45.57). Tuitert married fellow Dutch speed skater Helen Van Goozen in 2009. They currently reside in Holland with their two children. For more information about Tuitert, visit http://marktuitert.nl.

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