stands out as a premier online hub for enthusiasts of inline skating, roller skating, ice skating, and more. Catering to both adults and kids, the website offers an extensive range of content that includes in-depth reviews, insightful buyers’ guides, and the latest news in the world of skating. Whether you’re a beginner looking for your first pair of skates or an experienced skater seeking to upgrade your gear, provides valuable resources to help you make informed decisions.

Beyond skating, the site also delves into related outdoor activities such as cycling, scootering, hiking, and skiing, making it a comprehensive source for those passionate about active lifestyles. With its commitment to quality content and a wide array of topics, is the go-to destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts seeking advice, reviews, and the latest trends.

Founder & Workhorse

Jan Eric Welch
Found & Owner

Jan Eric Welch
Lyndonville, Vermont
facebook | instagram is brought to you by Jan Eric Welch. Jan has spent most of his life skating and promoting the sport he loves. He ran Scum Magazine from 1995-1999. Scum started out as a print zine and online magazine that, at first, focused on aggressive skating in Texas and the South before expanding it’s coverage across the United States and Europe. In 1999, after Scum Magazine won the best sports website award at the SXSW Interactive Media Festival, he moved to San Diego, California to work for Daily Bread Magazine until 2001. In 2002 he helped found Rat Tail Distribution and 4×4 Urethane, later adding Vicious Bearings and NIMH skates to the roster. After the fall of Rat Tail, Jan took a few years off to reflect. After moving back to Austin in 2012 he was reunited with his old crew and started skating several times a week again. In the past couple of years he discovered his love of big wheel blading through distance and freeskating. He felt that to help rollerblading grow there needed to be a site that showcased all disciplines of big wheel blading. And here we are…