Schanner Eisehockeyartikel, the German specialist in ice hockey and ice skating, is taking over the distribution of Fila skates in its home market. Produced by its Italian licensee, MGM, the Fila line of skates includes a strong business in inline skates, protected by several patents, as well as ice skates, quads and related accessories. Schanner claims to be Europe’s largest distributor of ice hockey and ice skating products. It sells some 7,000 items by twelve brands in Germany, Austria, Italy and Slovenia. The brand portfolio includes Bauer, Hyper Wheels, Mission, Tempish and Head branded skates, among others.