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Anyone who saw Skates in its first incarnation would undoubtedly have been reminded of children who set up lemonade stands on the street. Skates (originally Skates on Haight Inc.) opened in San... Anyone who saw Skates in its first incarnation would undoubtedly have been reminded of children who set up lemonade stands on the street. Skates (originally Skates on Haight Inc.) opened in San Francisco in 1975. They had a cardboard counter and a cash register made out of a shoebox. Today, Skates is a thriving online business that provides skates and skating supplies to novice and skating devotees alike, around the world. They carry an impressive selection of inline skates (for those who grew up skating in the 90's, "inline skates" is a fancy term for Rollerblades), roller skates, aggressive skates (think Rollerblades that are specially designed to allow the wearer to do impressive-looking tricks) and of course ice skates. They also carry just about every accessory (apparently skaters require special backpacks - who knew) a skater could ever need. Whether a skater is a beginner looking to venture onto an ice rink for the first time, someone looking to reclaim the roller-rink birthday party memories of yore or an experienced skater who rolls like a pro, the professionals at Skates are ready and willing to put their 30+ years of experience to use and help their customers skate into action.read more