Sport Chalet Chairman and CEO to Present at California CEO Forum

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sport Chalet, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPCHA) (Nasdaq:SPCHB) today announced that Craig Levra, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will be the featured speaker at the upcoming California CEO Forum at The Sheraton in Agoura Hills, California. Mr. Levra will discuss how Sport Chalet has navigated through the recession and its current plans to improve and grow despite the ongoing difficult business climate. Mr. Levra is slated to present on October 25, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time. The Forum provides a resource network for CEOs, Presidents and Board Members of leading area companies and offers informative and thought-provoking monthly meetings. For more information on the event, please visit

About Sport Chalet, Inc.

Sport Chalet, founded in 1959 by Norbert Olberz, is a leading, full service specialty retailer with 54 stores in California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah; Sport Chalet online at; and a Team Sales division. The Company offers over 50 specialty services for the sports enthusiast, including 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, baseball/softball glove steaming and lacing, racquet stringing, and bicycle tune-up and repair at its store locations.

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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, 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.

CONTACT: Howard Kaminsky, Chief Financial Officer (818) 949-5300 ext. 5728

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