The 7 Best Skate Shops in Virginia!

Skateboarding began in the mid-20th century as a past time to help surfers practice on dry land, but has since grown into a full-fledged way of life. Most Virginian cities have at least one skate park, but skaters make due with any piece of concrete and asphalt available. For when you need a new board or to get plugged into skate boarding culture, the following 7 Virginian shops are the perfect respite. 

Alpine Ski and Skate Shop, Fairfax and Sterling, VA

Alpine Ski Shop has two locations, one in Fairfax and one in Sterling, Virginia. Both shops specialize in ski, snowboarding, skate, and tennis equipment. Skating gear includes long boards, skateboards, skate shoes, and all the latest and most popular accessories. Alpine holds regular community events, including demos and tournaments for the community. Check them out for a professional experience with a wide array of options.

Cardinal Skate Shop, Norfolk, VA

Cardinal Skate Shop, temporarily located in Norfolk, Virginia, while a new location in Virginia Beach is constructed, provides the most current skateboarding equipment in the area. Cardinal is run by skaters, for skaters, and the love of the sport comes through in the atmosphere, brands on hand, and events thrown. Check out their shoes, apparel, and boards.  

Coastal Edge, Virginia Beach, VA

Coastal Edge is a Virginia Beach skateboarding behemoth not to be reckoned with. Seven locations strong, Coastal Edge provides the Virginia Beach skateboarding community with the latest equipment and apparel. Build your own skateboard on their website and have it custom made for you. No matter where you go in Virginia Beach, you’re likely to see a Coastal Edge t-shirt or board. Check their website for more information about their teams, camps, and events.

Venue Skateboards, Richmond, VA

Venue Skateboards is all attitude. From setting their website logo on fire to using all sorts of adult language to describe themselves, Venue oozes cool. One of their staff, Ty Beall, recently went pro and released his own board, available onsite. Check out all of their custom attire, DVDs, and hardware on the website or in person. Gilbert Crockett, another pro, is one of their biggest enthusiasts. 

Hard Times Skate Shop, Portsmouth, VA

Hard Times Skate Shop has been Portsmouth, Virginia’s go-to shop since 2012. For wheels, decks, trucks, bearings, grips, and other hardware, you can’t go wrong by stopping into Hard Times. Stickers, film, DVDs, and magazines are also available for sale, along with apparel. 

Skate Supply, Chesapeake, VA

Skate Supply in Chesapeake, Virginia, supports the local skateboarding community with its team sponsorship and promoting customers on social media. Everything a skateboarding could want is available for sale, with new boards in stock regularly. Check out their ever-expanding supply of shoes, apparel, and hardware, too.

Scene 3, Lynchburg, VA

Scene 3 sells skateboards and bicycles in downtown Lynchburg. Since 2001, the guys at Scene 3 have supported the local community through recycling measures. According to their website, “Over one million skateboards are thrown away each year…to encourage recycling, we offer a $5 credit when you return a board you purchased from us.” They also accept unbroken and broken boards purchased elsewhere, which they use to create lambs, coasters, bottle openers, and more. The skateboard selection includes most of the top brands and a healthy amount of lesser-known quantities to make for a unique mix. 

Share your favorites!
Virginia Search
Find Skate Shops Near You
Select a Virginia town to find
the Best Things-To-Do and Places To Go around you
Bristol County
Buena Vista City County
Charles City County
Charlottesville City County
Chesapeake City County
Colonial Heights City County
Covington City County
Danville City County
Franklin City County
Galax City County
Hampton City County
Harrisonburg City County
Hopewell City County
Lexington City County
Loudon County
Lynchburg City County
Manassas Park City County
Martinsville City County
Newport News City County
Norfolk City County
Norton City County
Petersburg City County
Poquoson City County
Portsmouth City County
Powhatan County
Radford County
Roanoke City County
Salem County
Staunton City County
Suffolk City County
Waynesboro City County
Winchester City County