The 6 Best Skate Shops in Vermont!

The skateboarding scene in the Green Mountain State has been vibrant since the 1980s. With great public parks to shred, and designated skating areas to practice your moves, the skating community in Vermont is alive and well. Across the state, you’ll find cool shops selling hand-made, high-quality decks, and then some. So next time you need a tune up, a new board, a new set of wheels, or some apparel, check out these skate shops in Vermont. 

1. Talent Skatepark & Shop, South Burlington, VT

Featuring an indoor, air-conditioned skate park that is open 360 days a year, Talent consists of an 8,300-square-foot campus with a plaza, street course, bowl, and micro mini-ramp. Also, it houses Chittenden county's largest full-service skate shop, and there is a huge selection of skateboards, longboards, safety gear, helmets, skate shoes, sneakers, skate clothing, and more.  

2. Ridin’ High, Burlington, VT

Ridin’ High is a longboard and skateboard shop with a huge selection of longboards and skateboards. You can demo anything for free before you buy it.   Owner John, Alex, Will, or Terry are usually on hand to greet guest personally and lend advice, while the staff offers on-site lessons. Find longboards, skateboards, pads, clothing, many accessories, and personal service at Ridin’ High.

3. Maven Skate Shop, Burlington, VT

Maven is located less than a mile from the Andy “A-dog” Williams skate park designed by Grindline Skateparks. Established by Trina Zide and Brendan Foster in August 2005, Maven is as much about the skating community as it is a place to pick up a sweet board. Plus, they carry only smaller/skater owned companies that exist because of their passion for skateboarding, like Vans, Adidas Skateboarding, Cons, Levis Skateboarding, and more.

4. Warren Pieces, Warren, VT

Warren Pieces makes hardwood home furnishings, surfboards, longboards, and skateboards. Featuring old world artisan woodworking and design/build services, Warren specializes in one-of-a-kind feature pieces. With sustainable, energy efficient building practices and materials in mind, you'll get a truly unique custom board that is hand-made from start to finish.

5. Burrows Sports, Brattleboro, VT

A full-service sporting goods store for over 75 years, Burrows still takes the personal, small-store approach. Established in 1935, Burrows specializes in bicycles, snowboards, skis, snowshoes, skateboards, running shoes, and tennis equipment, and their friendly staff is fully knowledgeable about everything that they sell. 

6. Blue Hubbard Slickers, Johnson, VT

Robert Peff came up with the idea to combine some elements of skating with some elements of snowboarding and surfing while studying engineer at Clarkson University. Also, a student of Sculpture Design at Skidmore College he had developed new pro level hand-painted skateboard decks. Also find products from Toy Machine, Foundation, Habitat, Pig Wheels, Santa Cruz, Independent, Bro Style Hardware, and more.

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