Skating at Night

You work. Monday to Friday 9 to 5. On weekends you are busy running errands and fixing things that shouldn't have broken. A quick trip to Ikea can easily turn into an exhausting day long excursion with the added bonus of having to assemble everything once you get home. You know the deal, we work hard but how often do we really get to play?

People & Skates #3 - Agostino and his Razors SL's

Recently I had the pleasure of reuniting with a friend from years back at a time that I worked as a rollerblade instructor at the Evolution skatepark in Vaughn, Ontario...

August 05, 2014 by Erik Burrow

Rollerblade Romance

What a mess!

Cobble stone is a terrible surface to skate on, in many cases it acts as a barrier that only the bravest inline skaters attempt to travel across. Unfortunately for this rollerblading duo, or more so this rollerblading boyfriend, no surface was too rough to put an end to this hilarious and cute New York City skate date.

March 06, 2014 by Erik Burrow

Leon Basin - SX Skates

I recently received a demo pair of the new SX skates from Seba and I have been enjoying them very much. Thanks to Danny Beer for making this video and thanks to Seba for making amazing skates. The skate will be available at Shop-Task before Christmas, so start saving, they are expensive :)

December 01, 2013 by Leon Basin


One of the greatest things about traveling as a skater is the fact that I can bring my skates wherever I go. Even if I don't end up using them very much, it's always nice to know that they are there just in case I find that irresistible spot. The problem nowadays is deciding which set up to bring when I go away.

November 15, 2013 by Leon Basin
Tags: Skating

Taylor Ritchie

Shop Task's own Taylor Ritchie just put together this really fun edit of some of his skating that was captured this summer. Taylor has always had a great eye for finding street spots. His unique perspective on skating and the skills to back up his ideas makes every session with him interesting. Your never quite sure what tricks Taylor will have up his sleeves, his mastery of cess slides, illusion spins and everything in between makes him stand out from your run of the mill skater

October 24, 2013 by Erik Burrow

Skating the Big Apple

Who would have thought that a city that never sleeps, notorious for its crazy traffic and upfront attitudes, would be so accepting of Rollerblading? Before I go any further I'd like to clarify that by 'accepting' I don't mean to say that the city has gone out of its way to accommodate skaters. In reality the number of paths and traditional inline friendly venues are few and far between. With skate specific venues not being a priority one really only has one option when skating in New York, which is to take to the streets.

October 17, 2013 by Erik Burrow
Tags: Skating

Fall is here

Any seasoned Canadian skater knows all too well just how quickly a summer spent skating all day and night turns into getting home from work and wishing you were able to skate.

Whether your problem is that the indoor park near you was designed as a day care first and skate park second or that your favorite trail is no longer lit at night, we feel your pain. In these situations its really up to you to show your true Canadian spirit and brave the elements...

October 09, 2013 by Erik Burrow
Tags: Skating