New ‘sacred’ roller skate shop opens in Herndon town
(updated at 2:20 p.m. to correct the official opening date) Sacred Roller Skate Supply, a small business that sells roller skate supplies, opens a shop in the town of Herndon.
Katie McDonald, who grew up in the city, said she started the small business after learning a lease at 681 Monroe Street – next to American Carpet and Floor – was open.
“It was a dream of mine to open a small business in a city that values community involvement and development, where I can have a tangible, positive impact on the community, and I really feel that Herndon is the perfect place for it,” McDonald wrote in a statement to Reston Now.
Here’s how she described the company:
Sacred Roller Skate Supply is owned by a woman and LGTBQAI+. In addition to providing the high quality, industry standards of roller skate equipment and personalized, individualized attention to the specific needs of all levels of skaters, I strive to provide a safe, accepting and non-judgmental area. for community members. Come for the skates; stay for the camaraderie and good vibes!
McDonald says Herndon was the best place to spend his childhood. She moved to Herndon aged three in 1990. After traveling around the country, she said she returned to Fairfax County with her husband and two dogs.
Growing up, McDonald says she attended the Herndon Festival without missing a single year, took classes at the Herndon Community Center and worked as a receptionist and assistant at Maude’s hair salon.
A grand opening day is scheduled for Feb. 19 — National Skate Shop Day — which McDonald’s describes as a “welcome home party.”
“I’m honored to give back to the city that helped me become the person I am today.”
Photo by Katie McDonald