|Department of Skate is located at 919 H St NW.|
And that is awesome.
I had never heard of Department of Skate. But, there it is at 519 H Street NW. Right in Chinatown, one block from Gallery Place Metro Station. Department of Skate is a roller derby skate shop which opened earlier this year. They're open six days a week (closed Mondays). If you derby, this is like, THE place for equipment and services, right? Has to be.
While I have to give a shout out to my hometown River City Rollergirls, I have to imagine that most of Department of Skate's business will come from DC Rollergirls players. DC has a very robust scene with four awesome teams; Scare Force One, Majority Whips, Cherry Blossom Bombshells, and the DC Demoncats. There are all-star and travel teams, too.
FYI - the next DC Rollergirls bouts are this Saturday April 27 at the DC Armory. Here's the full schedule.
Good luck Department of Skate!