Our Story:

Over 50 years ago John and Sidney Maxwell founded a company called The Ski Hut, in Wilton Center, as a way to share their family's  passion for skiing with the community. In 1983 their son, Jack Maxwell changed our name to Outdoor Sports Center, and moved us to 80 Danbury Road in Wilton. The name and location change was part Jack's dream to share his enthusiasm and philosophy; to help grow and nurture respect for the outdoors by using it as our playground. Today, we are still 100% family owned, many of our staff have been with us for 15 years or more, and we are proud to have customers that can recall our "Ski Hut" heritage.

Our commitment remains to promote a friendly and knowledgeable community, to provide only the best gear and service, and to always promote awareness of outdoor resources through their use as a playground. 

Hobie is Here!

06/08/2016


We are incredibly excited to announce that we are officially a Hobie dealer! And wait until you see the innovative new products we have brought into the store. About twenty years ago, Hobie introduced a new line of kayaks that are propelled in a whole new way. They have continued updating and perfecting these boats, and now they have a fresh new product for this season that is truly turning heads. The Mirage line of kayaks and boards allows you to spend more time enjoying the summer sun and getting an entirely new experience from your favorite watersports. 

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Tuesday Night Rides

04/27/2016

Join us at the bike shop for weekly rides every Tuesday night at 6 PM! We will be riding through the summer until August 2nd (and picking up again in late August), with mileage ranging from 13-25 miles as daylight allows. The route and distance will vary week by week but always begin at Outdoor Sports Center's Bike Shop. This is a no drop ride open to all skill levels! The group is lead by Evan Tobey, a mechanic at our bike shop and member of Handsome Jerks Racing.

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Tuesday Night Running Club

04/27/2016

Our running club returns on April 5th, every Tuesday night at 6:15 PM! We will be focusing on getting back into shape with shorter runs beginning at 2 miles and increasing throughout the summer. In June we will build a training schedule to start training for the SONO Half Marathon. Once again, we'll be running on sections of the Norwalk River Valley Trail throughout Wilton and Norwalk. Come June, the run location will change, so stay tuned for updates! Group runs will be lead by James and Shannon Whipple, race directors of the half. James is an experienced ultra-marathon 50/100-mile runner, and his wife Shannon competes in ultramarathons and Ironman competitions all over the country. Other leaders Scott Maxwell and Chris Bertram are employees of Outdoor Sports Center. Get ready to run!

 

 

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Kid's Swim Gear

04/27/2016


Everyone remembers being a kid and never wanting to get out of the water at the end of a hot summer day. Jumping, diving, and splashing around with friends is the best part about summer, whether you're at the lake, the beach or your local pool. You can start getting your children accustomed to the water as early as you want, but most local swim schools have entry level classes starting at age 3. While people can learn to swim at absolutely any age, we recommend getting your kids started as young as possible so that they can feel comfortable in the water and begin to experience the joys of water sports! We've put together a list of our recommendations for gear for new swimmers, all of which will help your kids to learn and fall in love with being in the water. 

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Earth Day 2016

04/19/2016


This Friday, April 22nd, is Earth Day, a holiday centered around respecting our planet and enjoying the outdoors! While we try to uphold these values all throughout the year, Earth Day is a great time to focus extra energy on caring for and appreciating the natural world in as many ways as we can. We recommend taking time to enjoy nearby parks and trails, such as the Norwalk River Valley Trail, which is constantly growing and incorporating new miles of trail! We know you care about the outdoors just as much as we do, so we're offering up some suggestions of how to spend time outside and do good things for our planet this week.  

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