Denver is undeniably an active city. From the nearby mountains that visitors flock to for world-class skiing and snowboarding to the urban jungle of the city, a nirvana for skateboarders in the Centennial State. Whether needing a new board, fresh wheels, or new threads for the park, Denver has several skateshops for all needs skateboard.
The Denver Shop
2323 E Evans Ave
Denver, CO 80210
Hours: Mon to Fri – 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sat – 11:00 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
One of the most popular skateboard shops in Denver, The Denver Shop has a wide variety of skateboarding gear and accessories. Brands they carry include Elm Company, Matrix, Brixton, Huf and many, many more. With specialty guests in shop for signings, the latest and greatest of gear and more, as well as seasonal specials, The Denver Shop is a must-stop for skateboard enthusiasts in the Denver area.
1338 East Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80218
Hours: Mon to Sat – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The independently owned and independently minded skateshop located on Colfax and Park Ave has been rocking the Denver scene since 1997. The retail and online stores are packed with new products, from kicks to hoodies, boards to graphic tees. With specials like buy one-get-one-half-off on jackets, pants, hoodies, and other gear, the in-store experience is great for a wide variety of skateboarding needs.
1005 S Gaylord
Denver, CO 80209
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m.
Boards, bikes, and snowboards, SingleTrack Factory is chock full of Arbor Longboards and Element, Birdhouse and Alien Workshop Skateboards, alongside cycles and snowboards. The small pro shop was opened in 1997, bringing exciting new technology and brands to their customers. The 2012-13 season is bringing in 29 new offerings from Yeti, Ibis, Santa Cruz and Niner, so for a wide variety of the newest gear, head on over to SingleTrack Factory.
1620 Platte St
Hours: Mon to Sat – 11 a.m to 9 p.m., Sun – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Whether a skateboarder or snowboarder, Emage has everything you need. From skateboard hardware and instructional DVDs to men’s and women’s apparel, watches, and eyewear. The Denver skateshop heads to Loveland Ski resort every Wednesday to try out new gear during the winter months and skate what they sell during summer months on skateboards. From shoes and accessories, to the latest and greatest for decks and longboards, Emage is a serious skateboard outfitter.
Mile High Skates
The online skateboard shop is a great way to browse and buy, then have it shipped directly to your door. Boards, trucks, wheels and bearings are all easily searchable online, as well as hardware and soft goods such as safety gear and apparel. For every order over $40, the shipping is free in the continental United States, affording skateboarders in Denver discounts on all things skate without the overhead of a retail location.
2205 19th Street
Hours: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily
With 5’ depths, moguls, and tight transitions, Denver Skatepark is a favorite of many skateboarders. The sprawling park offers several bowls and varied terrain, all alongside the Platte River. Beginners to experts can try out their new gear, attempt to master tricks, and spectate for those brave enough to traverse the more skilled skateboard areas of the park.
CBS Denver Insider’s Tips:
Ask skateshop salespeople for proper safety gear and helmets while our in the park. With a wide variety of skill sets rolling through, a scraped elbow or concussion is never fun. With streamlined products that won’t cramp the fashion style, “safety first” isn’t just your mother’s warning anymore.
Check the forecast- the skatepark is open during the wee hours of the morning into the evening with bright lights to light the way for eager riders. Slick tracks for afternoon showers or icy cover can make for hazards on the terrain of Denver. Make sure to check your local CBS forecast before heading out.
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