Cool sports gear for active kids

Looking for sports equipment to keep your kids active? Here’s what’s new and what’s cool – and where to find it.


Girl’s Sandblaster by Fuji

Seven-speed twist shifter and lightweight aluminum wheels. Also offers Boy’s Sandblaster, and many other bike (and helmet) styles just for kids. PV Bike Shop website even has tips on buying the right bike for your child.

Sizes: 20-inch (for ages 5-8)

Cost: $245

Pleasant Valley Bicycle Shop, 1557 Main St., Pleasant Valley, 845-635-3161.


Skateboard by Alien Workshop

Store specializes in paintball, airsoft and skateboards. Features popular brand skateboards like Zero, Flip, and Alien Workshop.

Cost: $50

Montgomery Sporting Goods & Paintball, 32 Union, Montgomery. 845-457-4678.


Chameleon hiking boot by Merrell

Perfect for young explorers. Waterproof, with Thinsulate™ insulation and Air Cushion® midsole. Peak Performance also has sneakers for running, as well as maps and compasses.

Sizes: 3½-6

Cost: $65

Peak Performance Sports, 184 Main St., New Paltz. 845-255-8200.

Raven Quad Skate by Riedell

Roller skates are back! Your source for all skating sports, the Golden Skate sells hockey and figure skating equipment, as well as skateboards and Heelys sneaker/skates.

Golden Skate, 19 W. Main St., Washingtonville. 845-496-8698.