ABOUT US

Roller Girl Gang are a group of ordinary humans, who learned to roller skate as alternative exercise, as a dare, or because a friend wanted company at a class.  We discovered a whole new lifestyle!  Our gang are the amazing, unrecognised everyday heroes, mothers, wives, workers, carers and more.  We skate because we love it and it makes us feel great. We aren't interested in competitions, just in lifting each other up. Everyone is welcome to skate with us - got skates?  You're already part of our gang.

 

It became our mission to spread the far-reaching effects of roller skating - increased confidence, increased physical activity and mental wellbeing, to name a few - to as many people as possible, so our company is a Community Interest Company. We aren't interested in huge profits, just in spreading the skate love.

Our team of instructors all learned to roller skate as adults so completely understand the journey you are on.  Between us we have experience of roller derby, rolling in the skate park, outdoor and street skating, and rhythm roller dance.  We find ways to fit roller skating into our busy lives, as we love the feeling being on 8 wheels brings.

In 2020, and again in 2021 Roller Girl Gang won a small business award.  We are proud to be recognised for our services to roller skating and look forward to continuing to support our growing community from our new base in Leeds Corn Exchange.  Find our store among the other independent retailers on the ground level.  Chat to us about any skate-related questions you may have - we will happily share our preferences!

We provide so much more than just roller skates.  

Karen, Ronke, Jen and Melissa

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Our Skate Coaches

Our instructor team have worked and trained together since 2020 to create a safe space for you to try out roller skating.  We understand the psychology of what is stopping you from making progress, and are doing our best to remove those barriers. If you want to learn to roller skate, as long as you are determined, we will help you!
We have developed a progression of roller skate skills and know how to break down skills to make them accessible to you as well as providing the feedback you need to move forward.
We understand that many adults have had some experience of roller skating as a child, and for many, it was self-taught. We would love to help you re-discover your joy for roller skating, as well as support you to develop confidence with skills you didn’t know you had.
Are you worried you’ll be the only adult learner there? Our beginner class for adults is for you.
Worried that you won’t know anyone else? Drop into the shop ahead of time to say hi, or check our website for mini bios of the team.
Don’t have your own kit?  We can hire you some of our skates and protective equipment. 
Once you’re ready to move on to the Beyond Beginner session, no doubt you’ll be asking if you’re ready or not.  That’s up to you - if you’re ready to be pushed out of your comfort zone then you’re ready!

Our Shop Gang

Our shop gang are here to spread joy, by helping our customers find the best skates for them.

It is a truly magical moment to find that pair of roller skates that hug your foot just as you dreamed.  In a supportive boot, you will be able to skate your best.

They know different skates suit different people, so will work with you to find products within your budget or make recommendations based on experience.

Our shop is small, but we are proud of every item within it, as we work with suppliers we love to stock products we know will last.

 We have tried and tested lots of products to discover what we love - you can read more on our blog. We continue to seek out new products and suppliers who have the same values of authenticity and joy as we do.  We are here to do the right thing, not to be right.  

Our Skate Marshalls

Our marshall team are here to support the wellbeing and smooth running of our sessions.

They are all volunteers with varied skate experience, from covering miles outdoors to roller derby and everything in between. The vast majority of our marshall team learned to roller skate as adults, so understand how difficult starting an activity like roller skating can be as an adult.

Coming to a session on your own?  Let our marshall team know that you’d love to be introduced to other skaters at the session, and we will be delighted to get you settled in.

You’ll easily spot our marshall team, as they wear purple t-shirts with ‘skate marshall’ on the back.