Over 25 years ago Atkins Curling Supplies was founded by owner Rob Atkins. Rob worked in the corporate world as a manager for a major Canadian telecommunications company, when the company downsized in the early 90’s, Rob moved on to smaller companies but never really found the proper match. After putting in many years in the electronics industry, Rob decided to focus his training and skills on starting up his own business. With Rob’s passion for curling, he started Atkins Curling Supplies as a small home based business.
Over the years, the business grew and the business seen many moves as it grew and outgrew its various locations. In 2012 the business moved into a newer, larger and more central location at 310 – 550 Century Street in Winnipeg. The move made room for a newer, larger showroom which also has a larger warehouse and work space. The business focus has also expanded over the years, the Curling Product selection has expanded to include all of the curling manufacturers. As well, the business has added a wide range of Promotional Products and added in-house embroidery and heat press equipment to decorate apparel. Atkins now caters to many clubs, small businesses, and corporations supplying them with custom decorated sportswear and apparel.
Rob Atkins continues to operate the business, and is still curling at a competitive level in both men’s and senior men’s levels. Rob has been a competitor in several Manitoba Men’s & Senior Men’s Provincial Championships, and is still actively curling in Manitoba and World Curling Tour events. Rob has seen the curling tours grow over the years, in fact when the World Curling Tour first started, Rob’s team was a finalist in St. John’s Nfld. losing to Team Mike Harris who went on to win and Olympic Silver Medal the following year. Rob’s team defeated Team Andy Kapp from Germany in the semi-final to qualify for the final, Andy Kapp went on to win the Silver Medal in the World Curling Championship that same year.
Whether you need curling equipment or promotional products for your own use, or if your are a club or organization, small or large business… Atkins has something for you. Feel free to browse our website, or visit our retail store in Winnipeg.