A new ‘sacred’ roller skate shop is opening in the Town of Herndon

(updated at 2:20 p.m. to correct the grand opening date) Sacred Roller Skate Supply, a small business that sells roller skate gear, is opening up shop in the Town of Herndon.

Katie McDonald, who grew up in the town, said launched the small business after learning that a lease at 681 Monroe Street — next to American Carpet and Floor — was open.

“It has been a dream of mine to open a small business in a town that values community involvement and development, where I can have a tangible, positive impact on the community, and I truly feel like Herndon is the perfect location for this,” McDonald wrote in a statement to Reston Now.

Here’s how she described the business:

Sacred Roller Skate Supply is woman and LGTBQAI+ owned. In addition to providing the high quality, industry standards of roller skate gear and customized, individualized attention to the specific needs all levels of skaters, I strive to provide a safe, accepting, and judgement-free zone for members of the community. Come for the skates; stay for the comradery and good vibes!  

McDonald says that Herndon was the best place to spend her childhood. She moved to Herndon when she was three years old in 1990. After moving around the country, she said she landed back in Fairfax County with her husband and two dogs.

Growing up, McDonald says she attended the Herndon Festival without missing a single year, took lessons at Herndon Community Center, and worked at a receptionist and assistant at Maude Hair Salon.

A grand opening day is set for Feb. 19 — National Skate Shop Day — what McDonald describes will be a “welcome home party.”

“I’m honored to give back to the town that helped shape me into the person I am today.”

Photo by Katie McDonald

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