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About Us

Empire Skate is Wellington's premier skate shop, and we love what we do. Heck, if we didn't, we wouldn't have been doing it for over a decade.

Our goal is to bring you the best local and international skateboard and streetwear labels, at the most competitive prices in New Zealand. We work hard to deliver on this goal.
We've got plenty of contacts within the skateboarding industry, so we keep up to date with developments, news and trends. We know many of the local skaters, and we take the time to listen and respond to their needs. We've also got a dedicated team working behind the scenes to source, test drive, and develop new products.

Who we are

Co-owners Trent and Matt have grown Empire Skate organically over the last decade. You can usually find them in our Lower Hutt store with their finger on the button.
They've handpicked each member of our team based on their knowledge and friendly face. This means you will receive the best possible service when shopping with us.

Trent and Matt are the guys to talk to if you have any problems, or if you just want to drop us a line. You can reach them by email at trent@empireskate.co.nz
or matt@empireskate.co.nz.

Our role in the community

We have a big footprint in the local skateboarding community. We sponsor a team of strong local riders and support them on their journey to become professional skaters.
We run annual skate competitions with categories for all ages and skill levels. We also organise skating demonstrations within schools, to encourage ankle biters to take up the sport and teach them useful tips and tricks.

Returns policy

We want you to leave our online store feeling as good as you did that time you nearly found a four leaf clover. We also want you to buy with confidence, knowing that we will happily provide an exchange or refund for any items that aren't quite right. Please refer to our returns policy here.