LOS ANGELES, April 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sport Chalet, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPCHA) (Nasdaq:SPCHB), a leading operator of full-service, specialty sporting goods stores, today announced the company-wide implementation of order today, deliver today service. With this new service Sport Chalet customers now have the opportunity to order merchandise and have it delivered the same day. "We continue to look for ways to enhance our customer's shopping experience. Sometimes there just is not enough time for a customer to visit our stores and this new service solves that problem. After a customer makes their selection on our website, our Experts will locate the item(s) then deliver the merchandise that same day," said Craig Levra, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sport Chalet. "In addition, for those customers who have rented gear from us and do not want to make the drive back to one of our stores, we will drive to their home or office and retrieve the gear for them." Order today, deliver today service is available to residents and businesses in most of California as well as the Greater Phoenix, Arizona area, the Greater Las Vegas, Nevada metropolitan area, and most of Salt Lake City, Utah. About Sport Chalet, Inc. Sport Chalet, founded in 1959 by Norbert Olberz, is a leading, full service specialty retailer with 53 stores in Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah; Sport Chalet online at www.sportchalet.com; and a Team Sales Division. The Company offers over 50 specialty services for the sports enthusiast, including online same day delivery, climbing, backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering, avalanche education, and mountain trekking instruction, car rack installation, snowboard and ski rental and repair, Scuba training and certification, Scuba boat charters, team sales, gait analysis, baseball/softball glove steaming and lacing, racquet stringing, and bicycle tune-up and repair at its store locations. Forward-Looking Statements Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this release are forward- looking and made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company's actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. Those risks include, among other things, the negative effect of the economic downturn on the Company's sales, limitations on borrowing under the Company's bank credit facility, the Company's ability to control operating expenses and costs, the competitive environment of the sporting goods industry in general and in the Company's specific market areas, inflation, the challenge of maintaining its competitive position, the Company's ability to manage the growth of its Team Sales Division and online business, changes in costs of goods and services, and the weather and economic conditions in general and in specific market areas. These and other risks are more fully described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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