painting your skates to cover a logo

June 26, 2020

Some of you are looking for ways to cover logos on your skates, check out some tried and true ideas from fellow derby peeps. There’s many ways to be creative, from covering up with stickers and patches to overall paint jobs. Check out some of our faves below.

You may have gear you want to get rid of, just know Derby Without Borders is accepting donations. This organization helps get gear to international teams that don’t have access to local skate shops, so they experience high shipping costs and wait times. Derby Without Borders also helps get gear to teams that experience a barrier to entry due to location or being a newly formed team.

There’s other ways to help the community, like this GoFundMe helping BIPOC skaters to replace their M*ta skates.

If you’re still unable to find a way to cover a logo, don’t feel bad or don’t let yourself be bullied into covering them up. Leagues shouldn’t pressure you to buy new skates, we’ve heard that’s happening already… Wait til you can afford it or ask a crafty friend to help.

We welcome more ideas! If you have a different way to fix your skates, let us know below in the comments! If you’d like to learn more ways to derby DIY, check out the Facebook group Roller Derby DIY and Crafters. Thanks to all the contributors who allowed us to share their ideas!

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