Best of Boston

2001 Best Skate Shop

Blades Board and Skate

What impressed us most about this place was that the friendly sales assistant had personally tried on 50 of the skates on display. Even better, she seemed genuinely interested in helping us find the right pair. The stock here also includes a smorgasbord of gear, such as helmets, pads, and socks. The staff arms you with tips on finding a qualified instructor and Boston’s places to skate, so you’ll leave feeling ready to roll.

349A Newbury St., Boston, 617-437-6300,