“Ballistic Skate and Snow” opened its doors in June of 1995. The owner, Lorne Loder, was the only employee and the store occupied a space of only 750 sq ft.
Within a couple of years Lorne purchased the building, renovated and expanded his store to over 2000 sq ft. properly displaying the huge selection of skateboards and snowboards and the growing list of clothing lines now being carried by Ballistic.
In 2004 it was apparent that they needed more space for the ever growing clientele and moved to a larger location of now 4000 sq ft.
In the last 12 years the store has steadily grown in size and in popularity. Ballistic now employs 16 staff and has become an important part of the downtown of St.John’s.
Ballistic is the center for board sports in Newfoundland and is continuously involved in hosting both Skate and Snowboard Competitions.
*also won 06.07 SIA Canadian SnowSports Retailer of the Year