Amy and Tom opened Empire Skates in November 2014 to serve the skaters of the Inland Empire. Amy has run the Prison City Derby Dames roller derby league for seven years and there haven't been any local options for skaters to get gear. Tom had a skateboard shop in high school and thought it would be fun to join forces with Amy to open a full service skate shop, doing custom skate builds and helping people with maintenance. They added skateboards to the product lineup and now the store is full to the brim of rolling things to put under your feet.
Come by to see the shop at 226 N. 2nd Avenue right in the middle of downtown Upland, CA.