Getting to Know Us
Here at ACK, we looooove dogs. In fact, you can find at least three dogs in our office on any given day. As lovers of animals and the outdoors, few…
Austin, Texas (February 14th, 2018) - Outdoor adventure and action gear specialty retailer, Summit Sports, welcomes Tom Rolls, former VP of Planning and Inventory at Cabela’s to head Merchandising at Austin Canoe & Kayak (ACK), overseeing all buying and merchandising functions.
A few ACK employees packed up this weekend to go camping at Hill Country State Natural Area in beautiful of Bandera, TX, which is about 50 miles northwest of San Antonio. Hill Country SNA has primitive and equestrian camping areas and over 40 miles of trails that we planned to run/bike.
Join us in welcoming Brett Detlefsen to the ACK team! Check out this quick Q&A to learn a little more about Brett and his love for the outdoors.
In technical lingo, the department can be considered “B2B” (business to business), but it is much more than that. We service organizations that help and serve the community, ultimately allowing us to advance our main objective: Getting people outdoors.
Austin, Texas (July 28, 2017) - Outdoor adventure and action gear specialty retailer, Summit Sports, announces the acquisition of Kentucky-based Loucon, LLC. Summit Sports is excited to grow their business once again, near the one year anniversary of their most recent acquisition of Texas-based Austin Canoe & Kayak (ACK).
Oskar Blues Brewery recently celebrated their 1 year anniversary here in North Austin, and we couldn’t be more grateful they came. While the brewery's team has been great at quenching our employees’ particular thirst, they’ve also been great partners in the outdoor and fishing communities.
With the popularity of kayak fishing increasing and the Internet providing ways for people to find their online communities to share their experiences, exchange advice, and revel in their love for the lifestyle, there's a lot out there! Here's 3 YouTube channels of ACK Hobie Fishing team members to check out.
For those who don’t know, we offer four Go Play Days (paid workdays) a year for all employees to get outside and learn more about our products through personal experience. Of course, it doesn’t take much pushing to get ACK-ers outside. Here’s a blog by ACK San Marcos Store Associate documenting his first kayak camping trip (ever) with Diablo Paddlesports.