Skates & Rental Gear for Calgary Roller Skate Students


Why Buy Skates From a Skate Shop?

Get your gear from people who care about skating and want to see you get the most out of your skate time!

Skate sizing is different to shoes sizing and different brands and models fit differently. Avoid sore feet and blisters, go see your local Skate Nerds for a fitting and they can help you find the best skates for your feet. 

New to skating? Cheaper skates are still a bad deal if they hurt your feet or you can’t use your edges. Edging is everything in skating. Without being able to use your edging correctly it’s harder to stop, turn, dance, etc. Don’t spend money twice! Getting the wrong kind of skates for your needs can mean replacing them far sooner than you think.

Nerd has expert knowledge and all you need in one place. Protective gear in all sizes and types, plus advice on how it should fit. Help with adjusting your skates so they work best for you. Plus maintenance to keep them rolling smooth!  

Go see coach Roxy and her staff for the right fix and because they care that you get the best skating experience possible.


Skate Rental Options

Nerd has classic style Riedell Angel skates for rent. Available with either bell style toe stops or jam plugs.

Day Rental ($15) – pick up from noon one day, return the next day by store closing (only available Tuesday – Saturday). Please note we are closed Sunday and Mondays. If you rent skates on a Saturday it is considered a weekend rate.

Weekend Rental ($25) – pick up from noon Saturday, return by 6pm Tuesday

Weekly Rental ($50) – pick up during store hours, return the following week by store closing.

Please call 587-353-8505 for details.

* $175 Deposit will be required for skate rentals.  


Nerd Skate Swap

Nerd Roller Skates hosts a Skate Swap in April and September each year. Trade in your old skates, pick up a bargain second hand or get the next size up for the kids. If you are on a budget this is a great day to come by the shop.

We accept skates and some other gear in good repair prior to the Swap for consignment. If your gear sells, you can take 60% of the sale price in store credit or 50% by cheque.

Our next Skate Swap is September 7 – 8, 2019

For more information please call 587-353-8505 or send us an email: [email protected]


Nerd Safety Gear 

Nerd has protective equipment for recreational roller skating, skate park and roller derby in sizes to fit little kids up to extra large adults. We are here to help you choose the right pads to keep you safe so falls don’t hurt. 

Helmets sold at Nerd are all impact rated and certified multi sport helmets that are useable for skating, biking or any other non motorized wheely sports.

Fit is important and we can help you ensure that your gear stays put and does the job.

Kids 3 packs start at $40, Adult 3 packs start at $50. Helmets start at $75. Please click the images below for more information. 


Nerd Roller Skates offers 10% off when you buy a helmet and safety gear together within 30 days of your first class. Skip the rental pads and get your own right from the start! This is an in store offer only, please bring in proof of registration with Calgary Roller Skate. 

Roller Dance Jam Plugs

Jam plugs are used in place of toe stops to protect your plates and the skating floor when you skate without toe stops.

Taking out your toe stops is a good way to improve agility and allows you to achieve better spins and toe wheel balances. Jam plugs are necessary to move up from beginner dance classes.