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USA Hockey Finalizes Partnership with Tire Rack

By, 08/13/15, 9:00AM MDT


As a Corporate Partner, the Company is the Official Tire and Wheel Retailer of USA Hockey

Tire Rack, which has been revolutionizing tire buying since 1979, is the newest corporate partner of USA Hockey, the National Governing Body for the sport of ice hockey in the United States. The sponsorship agreement establishes as the Official Tire and Wheel Retailer of Hockey USA.

The company, headquartered in South Bend, Indiana, helps more automotive consumers select and purchase the right tires for their driving needs than any other resource. In addition to its extensive range of online consumer tire information and decision tools, operates seven national distributions centers for fast local delivery virtually anywhere.

“We’re extremely pleased to partner with Tire Rack,” said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. “Tires are an important part of vehicle safety and with the amount of miles traveled by those involved in our sport, we’re glad to add a partner that not only provides great value, but also is engaged in research relative to performance.”

“Winter – and winter tire buying – is an important part of our business,” said Matt Edmonds, Vice President, “But much like the sport of ice hockey, driving isn’t a seasonal activity, it’s a year-round endeavor. Our team looks forward to a four-season partnership with the members of USA Hockey.”

USA Hockey, founded on October 29, 1937, and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, provides the foundation for the sport of ice hockey in America; helps young people become leaders, sometimes Olympic heroes; and connects the game at every level while promoting a lifelong love of the sport. USA Hockey is more than a million strong, including players, coaches, officials and volunteers that span all 50 states. The National Governing Body for the sport in the United States, USA Hockey has important partnerships with the National Hockey League, United States Olympic Committee and International Ice Hockey Federation. For more information, visit

Tire Rack, family-owned and headquartered in South Bend, Indiana, is America's largest independent tire tester and consumer-direct source for tires, wheels and performance accessories. Their team of over 100 test drivers (their sales team) tests tires from every major tire manufacturer at the company's state-of-the-art, 11.7-acre test facility. The findings are then posted on the company's website,, where consumers can make an educated decision on a tire, wheel or performance accessory purchase.

Tire Rack has also collected results from nearly 150,000 consumer surveys representing over 2.4 billion miles of real-world tire data, the largest known cache of such information anywhere. In addition, various testing and informational videos are available online in their Video Center at Since 1979, Tire Rack has grown from a single-point retail store in Indianapolis to encompass over 2.2 million square feet of space in seven distribution centers across the country. A diverse and broad in-stock inventory from 20 major tire and 55 wheel brands can be delivered anywhere in the country, most in one business day. A national network of over 8,000 independent Recommended Installers is available to assist customers with installation of their purchases.

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