“Get to Know Your Skates” at Haven Skate Shop.
Roller derby requires a lot of gear, from skates to mouthguards, helmets to knee pads.
DCRD sponsor Haven Skate Shop hosted a “Get to Know Your Skates” session two Sundays ago for our newer athletes. Skaters wear quad skates, and over time most will develop strong opinions about wheels, bearings, toe stops, plates and bushings.
So how do you learn what kinds of wheels will work best for a particular skater, or how to clean your bearings? Haven Skate Shop taught the basics, and will continue to answer individual questions.
In addition to roller derby gear, Haven Skate Shop offers skateboards, longboards, clothing and accessories. The shop is located at 114 Vassar Drive SE near the UNM campus. Shop local.
DCRD skaters learn about gear.