Where to blade in Vancouver, B.C. & the Lower Mainland?
www.englishbay.com/lorne

Where to buy high end Inline Skates, Racing Skates & Aggressive Skates & get your blades serviced in Vancouver, BC?
ShopTask, 245 Union St. (in China Town)
www.shoptask.ca

Where to buy ‘Crash Pad’ shorts or to get custom boot work on your Inline Skates in North Vancouver?
Larry’s Sports Shop
www.myhockeystore.com

Where to rent Inline Skates & safety pads & helmet?

  • Bikes & Blades (on Denman Street)
  • Bayshore Bike & Inline Skate Rentals 604-688-2453
  • Spokes (on Denman)


Best evening blading event on the road in Vancouver:
Critical Mass Roll (last Friday of every month, but the June event is the biggest)
www.bikesexual.org/cm/home.htm

Inline Skate Events in the Pacific North-West:
www.skatenw.com

Links with Kathie Fry’s North American Web-site:
www.skategrrl.com

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Blade Blog

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