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320px|Ridin' High Skate Shop in Burlington, Vermont A skate shop is a store that sells skateboards and skateboarding apparel. When financially possible, skate shops sponsor local riders and promote skateboarding locally through skate videos and demonstrations, referred to as "demos".

History

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

Notable skate shops

* Rip City Skates - Santa Monica, CA *ZJ Boarding House - Santa Monica, CA * 510 Skateboarding - Berkeley, CA *66 6th - San Francisco, CA *Cal Skate Skateboards - Portland, OR *Labor Skateshop - New York City, NY *KCDC Skateshop - Brooklyn, NY *Skate Brooklyn - Brooklyn, NY *Supreme - New York City, NY *Uncle Funkys Boards - New York City, NY *Central Skate Shop - Managua, Nicaragua *Church of Skatan - Santa Barbara, CA *L.A. Skate Co. - Los Angeles, CA *Lotties Skateshop - Los Angeles, CA *Coliseum Skateshop - Boston, MA *McGills Skateshop - Encinitas, CA *Ridin' High Skate Shop - Burlington, VT *Anti-Social Skateshop - Vancouver, British Columbia

Gallery of skate shops from around the world

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References

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