About Us

We’re not a sports shop. We’re not a toy shop. We don’t sell frisbees or pogo sticks. We stick to what we know and specialise in quad skates. We are old skool skaters and that’s what we’re passionate about. We’ve been selling and making skates since 1976 which makes us “prehistoric skool”.

We’ve seen trends come and go, new product re-launches and the next best thing, over and over again. We're a tiny little micro-business and keep our overheads as low as possible to bring our valued skaters the best available prices.

We’ve made skates for top pro skaters, celebrities, roller discos, music videos, films and art exhibitions. We are knowledgeable and honest about what we believe in. All our products are tried and tested – we don’t sell anything we wouldn’t want to use ourselves. All our products can be seen on our website here.  


Our Skate Store is open at:

Gloucester Quays Designer Outlet
St Ann's Way

Opening Hours:

Monday: 12pm - 6pm
Tuesday: 12pm - 6pm
Wednesday: 12pm - 6pm
Thursday: 12pm - 6pm
Friday: 12pm - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 7pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm


Since the 1970’s we’ve been heavily involved in the West London skate scene, making custom skates for marshals and skaters from the Starlight Roller Disco, Hammersmith and for performers in the Starlight Express Stage Show, organising indoor skate sessions, roller hockey sessions and loads of roller discos for all ages. We have also sponsored several skate events and ramps for public use.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional, leisure skater or new to roller skating, Skate Factory can provide you with all the advice, information, and equipment you need so call us on 01452 90 58 58 for more information or email us at sales@skate-factory.co.uk

Just for fun, we've dug out some real old skool skate archive pictures from our skate shop in the 80s and 90s. If you have any more photos of Buddies you'd like to share with us, we'd love to see them!