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by: The Beat Asia
September 02, 2022
Trends come and go. Some of them don’t see the light of day again, while others resurface after a few decades or so. One such trend from the ‘70s and ‘80s that’s gaining popularity these days is roller discos.
Earlier this 2022, Fisher Mall announced the opening of their roller disco’s second branch in Malabon after the success of their first branch in Quezon Avenue, which opened in December 2021. This goes to show that more people are gaining interest in inline and roller skating!
If you’ve had a taste of what it’s like to skate there, you’re probably thinking that now is a good time to buy your own gears, skate outside, and find a community to learn more about this activity. Below, we’ve listed where you can buy new skates and find buddies to skate with.
Ready to have your own skates? Here are some shops where you can buy inline and roller skates in the Philippines. If you’re on a tight budget, however, there are also groups that sell their secondhand skates for a lower price.
Chaser Actions Sports – If you want to skate with your little ones, this store offers a wide selection for adults and kids. Follow them on Shopee and Lazada!
Squad Skates – An affiliate of Chaser Action Sports, this brand is the official distributor of Chaya, Rio Roller, Luna, and Impala skates. They also sell safety gears, such as elbow, knee, and wrist pads. For discounts and giveaways, you can follow them on Facebook.
Decathlon PH – All roads lead to French brand Decathlon when it comes to anything sports and fitness, and rolling skates are no exception. You can find both adults and kids inline and roller skates at their online and physical stores.
Royal Baby Philippines – For celebrity-approved sports brand for kids, Royal Baby Philippines is a great choice. Their retro skates also come in smaller sizes because it’s never too early to teach your tot how to glide!
EWSPH Marketplace – Everywhere We Skate PH is a buy and sell group dedicated to the sport. It’s a great place to score quality gears for those who need to tighten their purse strings.
Roller Skates Manila – This public group is perfect if you’re looking for pre-loved skates. Who knows, you might get one that’s almost good as new!
Some things are best shared with like-minded people, and that includes skating. It will sure be a more enjoyable experience if you find buddies to skate with, which can make you look forward to your next sessions! The next thing you know, you’ve made a lot of friends along the way.
For those living in Manila and nearby provinces, here are some Facebook pages and groups you can follow.
Roller Skates Manila – This public group lets you post anything skate related. Ask questions, find a mentor, or just someone to skate with!
Everywhere We Skate PH
– Have fun and stay rad with this community for roller skaters by roller skaters. You can also join their private group with more than 10,000 members!
United Urban Skaters PH – Taguig, represent! If you live or work around Bonifacio Global City (BGC), you’ve probably seen one of them.
Greater Than PH – From the South and couldn’t be bothered to travel up north? Find your tribe in Greater Than PH, a skate community by NoMo skaters for those living in the South.
EastSide Skaters – For those living in the East, don’t fret! You might find buddies in Antipolo, Marikina, Cainta, Taytay, Tanay, and Quezon City through this community.
Madrollers PH – One of the fastest groups in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), they have expanded to the Philippines to promote good relationships between skaters.
Kenyo Rollers – This inline and roller skating community was made for those living in Bulacan. They also do collabs with other skate communities!
Iskeyters PH – Join this community if you’re looking for buddies within Dasmariñas, Cavite.
Manila Free Skater – This community is composed of active skaters who “promote love, kindness, diversity, appreciation, and support for every skater group in the Philippines.”
BONUS: If you want to enjoy some skate content, we recommend following all-female roller squad Skatebomb Girls on Instagram and TikTok. These women don’t just skate and learn tricks together, they bring bright and amazing energy that goes with their colorful outfits!
Do you know skate communities other than the ones we mentioned? Let us know in our socials!
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