Our Story

How it all started...

Skate Cabal is not just a community, it’s a movement. A movement inspired by the power of roller skating to bring people together and make a difference in people’s lives.

It all began in September 2021 when our founder, James Kaguima, saw how roller skating brought people together during the pandemic. He saw how it helped people overcome mental health issues and social isolation. He saw the joy, the freedom, and the sense of community that skating brought to people’s lives.

And so, Skate Cabal was born. A multi-award winning community that aims to amplify safe spaces, culture, and stories for the roller skating community in the UK. Our mission is to provide purpose-built spaces for the roller skating community to connect and flourish.

Since our inception, we have received support from multiple organisations such as Newham Council, London Legacy Development Corporation, National Lottery Fund, Good Growth Hub, and the Mayor of London to name a few. With this backing, we have hosted various pop-up roller skating events, including skate coaching sessions, open jam skates, and summer skate festivals, to help grow our community.

Our newsletter and online forums have also been instrumental in connecting roller skating enthusiasts and raising awareness of safe spaces and events happening within the vastly growing roller skating community in the UK.

Skate Cabal has been recognised for its work and has won multiple awards, including the East London Young Community Award, Special Recognition Award from High Sheriff of Greater London, and YIC Excellence Award for Leadership from Newham Council. We have also spoken at London Tech Week and BBC and have been featured in various online blog publications.

But this is just the beginning. Our vision is to change the world, one skate at a time. Join us on this journey and let’s create something truly special together.

Our Mission

Skate Cabal is a multi-award-winning platform amplifies the voices and culture of our community, and offers a place to connect and share experiences. With our online community, you will have the opportunity to connect with other roller skaters who share your passion, exchange tips, and make new friends. 

Be a part of our inclusive and dynamic community. Join us in our mission to create a positive and supportive environment for roller skaters in East London.

Our Core Values

At Skate Cabal, we believe that roller skating is more than just a sport or hobby – it’s a source of creativity, inspiration, and mental well-being. We are dedicated to empowering the skating community by providing safe and inclusive spaces for all skaters to express themselves and connect with others. With our focus on community-driven initiatives, we are determined to become the leading digital skating platform in the UK, keeping you up-to-date with the latest news and happenings in the skating scene. So, come and be a part of our thriving community, where roller skating is more than just a pastime – it’s a way of life!