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DevaSkation.com is your source for the very best in roller skates, derby skates, and skating equipment.  We pride ourselves on being friendly and customer service oriented.  Below are articles that answer the most common questions we get from customers and friends in the skate industry.  If you are new to skating and you want to learn more about the industry, roller derby, or anything else skating related we try to cover it below. 

Roller Skating & Derby News


DevaSkation.com is your source for the best in skating products and now we're branching out for skating news. Check out our blog!

Devaskation History, FAQ, & More


Our staff at Devaskation is made up of very knowledgeable and informative individuals who have experience in many disciplines related to roller skating.
Devaskation is dedicated to being your go-to source for all things skating. We'd like to be the shop your friends come to as well!
We know you want to talk to us...or maybe even hang out with us. Check out our contact page for all the details on making that dream come true.
We love to add new deals to this page so our awesome skaters can get amazing gear at the best prices. Check out this page often for the best kind of surprises.
Finding the right size is the hardest part of buying skates. We want to help you get the right size the first time so check out this video to get started.
We love to help our teams and leagues! Is your team, league, or function in need of a sponsor? Get more info on our sponsorship page.
We know that buying your skates, parts, and accessories can be quite overwhelming and we want you to know that we are here to help? We have carefully compiled this list based on real questions we have received from our customers.
The process and research for purchasing kids skates can be overwhelming, so let us answer some common questions we get from parents.

Roller Derby


Many people interested in roller derby want to know how the game started and when it was first invented. Most people are surprised at how long the game has been going on. Check out over a hundred years of skating history here.
Are you wondering how the game of roller derby works? Devaskation has put together all the details on the game including scoring and a glossary of roller derby lingo so you can get a crash-course in the details and terms of the trade. If you've encountered a something in a bout that you're not sure of, start here!
Safety is important while participating in any sport, and a high-contact sport like Roller Derby is no different. Here are some ways to protect yourself.
Be sure to get a good warmup workout before jumping right into a bout. It's important for your body to be ready for the extreme physical activity.
No matter your skill level, the gear you take to roller derby can have a significant impact on your performance. Find out which wheels are best and which are right for you.
Devaskation's comparing the awesome Damage Control and SISU NextGEN mouthguards so you can have a headstart on choosing the right one for you.
Taking care of your bearings from the beginning is the best way to stay safe and prolong the life of your bearings and wheels. Here's all you need to know to clean and maintain your bearings.
Have you ever wondered who is considered the best roller derby player of all time? We put a list together of some of the best skaters in the world.

More Skate Resources & Information


There are many types of indoor skating styles and surfaces. Learn everything you need to know to get the right skates and wheels for the skating you'll be doing!
Outdoor skating is a lot of fun and differ from indoor skates in several key areas. Before buying, it's important to understand the differences and know what makes an outdoor skate unique. Learn more here!
Want to know more about inline skates, what they're used for, and what sets them apart from quad skates? We've compiled some information just for you.
If you're looking to learn about quad skates, types and styles, and whether a quad might be the right pick for you, check this article before ordering!
One of the most important components of a roller skate is also one of the most overlooked. Come find out which bearings to pick for your skate.
You may have noticed a bit about Swiss bearings on our Guide to Roller Skate Bearings article. If you want to know more about Swiss bearings, you can find this answer as well as even more information and recommendations on Swiss bearings and maintenance here.
So you've taken the plunge and purchased your own skates and gear. Now it's time to protect your investment. Proper maintenance can ensure the maximum longevity for your equipment.
Admit it, you've dreamt about having your own custom skates to match your on-wheels persona. That dream can be a reality! Check out your options for custom skates that will match your gear and attitude.
Skating is a fun sport and hobby for people of all ages, and is safe and fun for children even at a young age. Check out this page for the answers to questions many parents have as well as some tips to guide you through purchasing the perfect skate for children at any age!
Not sure what to get your kid for Christmas? There's no better gift than a pair of roller skates! Here are some of our top picks and recommendations.
Check out our results from the last showdown and stay tuned for a brand new showdown between the Bionic Super Stopper, Green Monster Gumball, Green Monster Superball, and Mota Monster!
Whether you're an outdoor skater, derby skater, jam skater, or recreational skater, there will come a time where you will need to replace your plates or boots. Let us help you find the right size with this awesome video!

Devaskation Policies


Our affiliate program was designed in response to the countless derby teams that need funds or sponsors. Check out all the legal details here.
We Respect Your Privacy! Check out all the ways we protect your privacy and information here.
In many cases, we may be able to price match our competitors. Check out this page for more details on what and who we can price match.
We understand that returns and exchanges are sometimes unavoidable. Check out our returns page for more information on our policy.
Now that you've found that perfect product, we know you're dying to know when it will be delivered. Check out our shipping page for all the details on shipping.
Our lawyers made us do it. Grab your dictionary if you're going to check out this page for all the legal stuff that we're required to list about ourselves and our website.

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