A skate shop or skateshop is a store that sells skateboards and skateboarding apparel. When financially possible, skate shops sponsor local riders and promote skateboarding locally through skate videos and demonstrations, referred to as "demos".
In 1962, the surf shop "Val-Surf" in Hollywood became the first skate shop when they carried the first self-produced skateboards. These boards, sold complete, featured a surfboard shape and roller skate trucks.
Professional skateboarder Jeff Grosso referred to skate shops as "Jedi temples for skateboarding".