Arthur Dahlo


In 1964 at the age of thirteen mentoring under two of the best, Earle Peterson and Al Browning, Arthur started working at Earle Peterson's Sporting Goods. (Earle Peterson's was the premier skate sharpening facility in the Lower Mainland at that time). At age 19, the Vancouver Canucks recognizing his potential, hired him to work for them on a part time basis; soon after becoming a full time employee of the Vancouver Canucks. During this same time Arthur had the opportunity to visit a variety of hockey manufacturing facilities, thus beginning his education in altering and building professional hockey equipment.

In 1974 Dennis Ververgaert wore Arthurs first pair of custom fit skates. From 1982 to 1986 he had a shop in the Pacific Coliseum directly above the Vancouver Canuck's dressing room. In which he would custom make then current NHL players equipment and skates. The list of notable players that he made custom hockey skates and equipment for reads like a list of the Who's Who in the NHL’s Hockey Hall of Fame, players, like Mark Messier, Glen Anderson, Denis Savard, Doug Wilson and Larry Murphy. Arthur has used his “half a century” of experience in skate sharpening and custom making equipment, to invent and patent his double edge skate blade technology into a game changer known as “Switchblade”.