SKATE NEWS & VIEWS

December 7, 2019

You will probably be aware that we are passionate about roller skating in all its glorious forms. That means we want everyone to have the best experience possible on eight wheels. In order to do this, we decided to only stock items from the vast array available to us t...

Volunteer/Organiser - Mel @troubleon8wheels

What inspired you to volunteer/support the Skate Love festival in Barcelona? 
This is the festival that showed me the world of roller dance.  Before this, I didn't even know people danced on roller skates with such rhythm....

I first heard about Skate Love Barcelona from various friends who had been to the festival in some form or another prior to 2015 and knew we had to go and experience it ourselves.  As a VERY novice roller dance skater (I mean I had no idea) we hit Skate Love 2015 and i...

October 30, 2019

Thank you so much to our gangster, Emma, for writing up her experiences of Roll On London. This is a roller dance event hosted by We The NC - a London based group of skaters who promote and support roller dance in its many forms. July 2019 saw the second annual Roll On...

September 7, 2019

This summer we ran a pop-up roller rink in a huge shop unit at St John's Shopping Centre, in central Leeds.  It was a whirlwind of an experience, as we only had the space for just over three weeks in total - including setting up time!  Sure, we would have loved to have...

July 9, 2019

For years, since I first started playing roller derby around 10 years ago, I have been baffled by the wide range of choice available when it comes to bearings - which to choose?, is it worth spending more money?, why are there so many different types?

I decided to...

June 27, 2019

Gangster @mama_alien was keen to write about her experiences with Lolly and Jack boots: 


I had my Lollys for about a year and a half, before I owned Jack boots. I ordered them from a  skate shop, though sadly not from Roller Girl Gang as I didn't know many places to sh...