Who We Are
From beginners to champions, Rainbo Sports is committed to enhancing the performance and supporting the lifestyle of figure skaters all over the world.
Rainbo Sports was founded in 1956 and is one of the oldest and largest retailers of figure skating equipment and clothing in the United States. We started serving the figure skating industry as a small rink shop located in the Rainbo Ice Arena in Chicago, one of the first private indoor ice arenas in the Midwest. Since then, Rainbo Sports has grown to become the leading figure skating retailer in the US.
Rainbo Sports has always been a leader in innovation for the figure skating industry. In 1972, Rainbo introduced the first skating products catalog. In the 1980’s, we developed the Rainbo Dealer Network, which is now represented in 44 states and 23 countries. In the past 10 years we have introduced ShopRainbo.com, the leading figure skating e-commerce site and Rainbo2U, the mobile retail and services arm that serves figure skating clubs throughout the midwest. We have serviced all levels of skaters and have worked with Olympic champions from Dorothy Hamill and Katrina Witt to Tara Lipinski and Evan Lysacek (who was actually a model in one of our catalogs as a kid).
Rainbo Sports has a proud tradition of offering the most innovative, highest quality skating equipment, apparel and products in the industry. We also have a strong tradition of service and support. We know that our own success is tied to the success of our customers – and we share in their passion for the sport we all love.
Rainbo Sports strives to be a constructive and positive force in the world of Figure Skating. Our aim is to provide skaters and their families with the right products for their needs, fitted properly and outfitted to maximize their performance, while at the same time providing an excellent value.
The Rainbo Advantage
What Makes Rainbo Sports Different?
We are well recognized for the expertise of our staff. As athletes, figure skaters and coaches, we know how to advise skaters on the most appropriate boots and blades along with the best products to improve their competitive results. In figure skate fitting, our staff has nearly 100 years of dedicated experience. We understand not only how each skating boot is made and its unique features, but also how it performs on the ice and which one is the best for each skater we fit. We are an authorized dealer of Riedell, Jackson-Ultima, SP-Teri, Risport, MK and John Wilson.
We are approachable and accessible. On and off the ice, our staff regularly provides technical advice and coaching to enhance the athletic performance of our customers. Through our stores, Rainbo2U outreach program, online and phone, we continually work to be as accessible as possible for our customers.
We are innovators in the skating market. Over the years, we have introduced some the most innovative and popular products into the skating world. We continuously seek to bring the highest quality and most modern clothing, equipment, and accessories to the skaters of all levels to improve their performance and represent their lifestyle. We also keep a strong relationship with vendors of the figure skating equipment and products that we sell, so we can provide the latest styles and get our customers the merchandise they need quickly.
We support the products we sell. That means we stand behind each product, answer any questions about the product before and after your purchase, and we will make all necessary adjustments to boots and blades to make sure the skater has proper fit.
Jobs at Rainbo Sports
If you are passionate about skating like we are, we would love to have you as part of our team. For more information, visit our Jobs page.