Skate shop

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Ridin' High Skate Shop in Burlington, Vermont

A skate shop is a store that sells skateboards and skateboarding apparel.[1] When financially possible, skate shops sponsor local riders and promote skateboarding locally through skate videos and demonstrations, referred to as "demos".[2]


In 1962, the surf shop "Val-Surf" in Hollywood became the first skate shop when they carried the first self-produced skateboards. These boards, sold complete, featured a surfboard shape and roller skate trucks.[3]

Professional skateboarder Jeff Grosso referred to skate shops as "Jedi temples for skateboarding".[4]

Notable skate shops[edit]

Gallery of skate shops from around the world[edit]


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  13. ^ "Chico Brenes: Back to Nicaragua". X Games.
  14. ^ "Church of Skatan - Skate shop". Retrieved 2019-11-05.
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  16. ^ "So Random, This One".
  17. ^ "New Plans Ahead". 2009-11-23. Retrieved 2019-03-01.
  18. ^ "State Of Skate Shop Spotlight: McGill's Skateshop". Adventure Sports Network. 2013-01-08. Retrieved 2019-03-01.
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