Posts Tagged ‘roccityskates’

Roc City Skates 30 Second Promo – Gary Murphy

February 4, 2012

Roc City Skates 30 Second Promo – Tim Adams

January 12, 2012

Roc City Skates 30 Second Promo – Grant Hazelton

January 10, 2012 Edit

December 4, 2011

Featuring Grant Hazelton, Mike Torres, Nate Hall, Chris Py, Dave Poe, Nick Demarchi, Ricky Coster, Steve Bruning, Mike Lanthier, Malik Glenn, & Stefan Brandow. Filmed by Ricky Coster & Dan Barnes. Edited by Ricky Coster.

Company Profile: Roc City Skates via Be-Mag

November 11, 2011

“Blading needs more shops. When’s the last time you tried on a pair of skates at an actual skate shop? Yes, not many have the opportunity to pick up their goods like that. But it isn’t only a matter of over-the-counter experience that may (or may not) include professional advice on what to get; local shops literally “make” scenes. This is only one of the topics that are discussed in this Company Profile with Roc City Skates out of Rochester, NY. Others being dedication and love for the sport, entrepreneurship, permits and a certain unnamed jerk. Read on” – Be-Mag. Read the full interview on Be-Mag.

So, let’s get some background, who are you guys and what the hell are you doing?

Grant: Ha, well, we’re Roc City Skates. RCS is myself, Nate Hall and Emery Kapral. We’ve all been in the blade scene forever, well not really forever, but anything that you started at 13 years old seems like forever. So, collectively we’ve got like 40 years in, haha. We’re at 181 Monroe Ave right outside downtown Rochester, NY. The shop is all about community, we want to see our sport grow and that happens one scene at a time.

So you got your storefront situated, what happened next?

Grant: Next thing was ordering product, way harder than expected. Between actually getting in contact with distributors/companies and deciding what we were going to sell it was easy to get lost. We wanted everything but when you’re looking at multiple page order forms from multiple companies, everything in different sizes and colors you start to realize that there is a ton of product available for us in such a small sport and you have to make choices. It’s sick to know there’s a diversity of products available, and more keep popping up, too.

Nate: We’re also trying to stay as diverse as we can while catering to our local trends: Xsjadobladers and flat setups. Or at least we’re converting the masses, except Grant, he just defected to Karbunz again. I’m definitely forgetting some stuff. Anything else, bloodsport?

Grant: Hmmm, yea, there were lots of permits, permits are the best. We have a wonderful neighbor who had some concerns about what we were doing with our shop, well instead of talking to us he decided to ask the city. And guess where that went! In all fairness we didn’t know exactly what we were doing but thought we were on track and doing good, haha. So we had some issues with the city, had to file for a couple more permits, spend some more money and here we are… all set up. We are in the Center City District, which means more regulations than other parts of the city, certain requirements for storefronts and such. I guess there is a certain image that the city wants to preserve. It has been a huge learning experience, which has been amazing, tiring and stressful but worth it.


Grant and Mike at the Blade Park

September 8, 2011

Roc City Skates co-owner Grant Hazelton and local awesome Mike Torres spent a couple hours skating.

RocCity Park Competition Saturday August 6th

July 21, 2011

Date: Saturday, August 6, 2011.
Time: Opens 12:00PM. Starts at 1:00PM.
Location: Rochester Action Sports Park (RASP)
Fee: $15.00 beginners. $20.00 advanced.
More Info: and RASP

Presenting RocCitySkates New Skate Shop in NY!

July 10, 2011

Check out New York’s newest skate shop, RocCitySkates, located in Rochester, NY. Find the shop online at“Roc City Skates is a brand new blade shop in Rochester, NY. It’s located just outside of downtown on the corner of Marshall St and Monroe Ave. Check us out online, or come kick it in the shop and try out products from all the best brands in blading!” – Mike Torres.

Roccityskates Grand Opening May 28th

May 19, 2011

There’s a new skate shop in the greater New York area. Roccityskates is a skate shop based out of Rochester, NY created and organized by skaters for skaters to support and promote the growth of rollerblading all over the world. Roccityskates will have it’s grand opening along with a box jam and barbecue on May 28th. Info on the flyer up top and below.

Date: Saturday, May 28th, 2011
Time: Box Jam at 1:00PM. BBQ at 4:00PM
Shop Location: 181 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
More info/directions via Facebook.