About Us

From the beginning...

We are a family business that was established in 1990 by Karen Maertin and have always been involved in the skate industry in one way or another. Originally starting out on the foreshore of Manly in Sydney, New South Wales we were known as Manly Inline Action specialising in Inline Skates, Skate Hire, Coaching and Street Skates. Bri Maertin, daughter of Karen and current manager of the shop practically grew up in the shop. Inevitably she was on skates at the age of 18 months and they haven't left her feet since, though she now has Roller Skates on her feet more often than her beloved inline skates. 

From the shores of Manly then the shop moved to Parramatta, in 1995 Manly Inline Action opened a new arm Hockey Heaven & Action-Skate. We became not only Inline Skate Specialists but Ice Hockey Specialists and also ventured into the market of Skate Boards and Scooters. A few years later the company then moved to Seven Hills and was known as the #1 Ice Hockey Retailer in the Sydney Area.

To follow the times in 2009, Bri decided now freshly out of school that she would take on the adventure of running the shop however with Roller Derby beginning to blossom in Newcastle the shop was moved yet again. This time to Morisset and became know as Roller Derby Heaven, however we would still trade under the old banners Hockey Heaven & Action-Skate as that side of the business would remain open.

In 2010 through much encouragement from team mate Tootall along with the confiscation of her inlines Bri joined Roller Derby which would allow her to truly understand the sport and allow her to have a better view into what the players really needed and wanted. The internet played a huge role as dealing with distant customers was easier and has allowed Roller Derby Heaven to Grow.

Our involvement in the sport allows us to remain fresh but in direct contact with many of our customers here and far. Thus our shop now becoming the Largest Roller Derby Owned and Run Shop in Australia. Specialising in everything from the skates on your feet to the customised shirt on your back.

With involvement in such an amazing sport we wanted to give back and now sponsor some local leagues and extend our support to many leagues across Australia through general information, raffle donations and much needed support as a whole.

Our focus is to ensure we have Top Quality Gear, Reliable advice and Quick Service. We also ensure that as a company we show more support for the sport by attending a lot of Bouts (games) and conventions such as our local Newcastle Roller Derby League's Bouts, Bi-annual Australian Roller Derby Nationals The Great Southern Slam (Adelaide), annual bowl event Rollerpalooza in Merewether (Newcastle), annual Eastern Regions Roller Derby Tournament (ERRD)(Gosford) and Rollercon Australia up in Caloundra.

We believe that anyone can be involved in Roller Derby and Roller Skating no matter your age, gender or general background. Roller Derby focuses largely on being welcoming of all, there is room and a place for everyone. Our shop is run exactly the same.

Bri, now with more than 25 years on skates and 8 years on the roller derby track she works with our team of skaters to grow the skating community, ensure customers enjoy the highest level of customer service and the best quality skates on their feet. Combined our team has over 100 years worth of skating experience and love. So Roll into Roller Derby Heaven no matter your skating background!


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