About Us

Being a Nerd is about being totally obsessed with your “thing”, no matter what people think. It’s about finding your joy, laughing at your quirks, and diving in with imagination and a sense of adventure. It’s about sharing your passion. 

Our passion is roller skates, and we want to share that with you.

I’ve always been a Nerd, and in 2006 I was Nerding out on Roller Derby. I had never played a team sport and didn’t even know how to skate. But I named myself Roxy Acetylene and jumped in. I started on a pair of vintage thrift store skates with rusty bearings and over the next 5 years went through 3 pairs of skates learning first hand that the skates make a difference!

In 2012, Nerd Roller Skates was born and some pretty awesome Skate Nerds have joined our crew. Every day people come through our doors and teach us what roller skating can be. It’s an escape, a physical practice, a social activity, a culture, a meditation, and a form of self-expression. But most of all, skating is a journey that leads to that feeling of Flow. It’s where everything else falls away and there is nothing but the moment. 

Whether you’re feeling the groove in a great song, cruising the streets, catching some air, or battling the pack, everyone on wheels has felt it. Our goal is to put you in the gear that fits your goals and needs so you can get out there and find that Flow.

That’s why we Nerd out.

Roxy and a roller skate