72. Freestyle United

September 9, 2022
September 9, 2022 Will Mackie

Welcome to another week and another round of Comacan Questions, this week we spoke with some online friends to the east of us, closer to the capital then we are. This shop houses all types of rides under one roof to readily serve more of the community. We’re proud to share the word of this shop, please enjoy this week’s interview with Freestyle United.

What inspired you to open your shop?
We were inspired to open our shop because of our love of the industry. Not only skateboarding, but freestyle sports in general which includes scooters, and BMX as well. As BMX riders ourselves, we saw a need within our community for a locally owned and operated skate shop. Our store and brand itself have been very well received by the freestyle sports community.

Why did you choose the name freestyle united?
The name “Freestyle United” comes from the unity of freestyle sports. We are more than just a skate shop, we are also a scooter shop, and BMX shop. We wanted to bring together everyone from the skating, scootering, and biking worlds. We all share the same skateparks, why not share the same store as well?

Where are you located?
We are located at 205 Franktown road in Carleton Place, Ontario. We are only a short drive from Ottawa and other surrounding towns, such as Perth, Smiths Falls, and Almonte. Come visit us any time! We are open 7 days a week, and happy to help with anything you need.

Where can people view available products?
Everything we offer in store can also be found on our website at www.freestyleunited.ca. Our site offers live inventory of everything available, which means if it’s available online, it’s also in stock in store for you to come and check out in person. Come on by and test ride a new scooter, or new bike!

What does skateboarding mean to you?
Freestyle sports as a whole, including skateboarding, scootering, and BMX have always been an incredible way to spend time with, and meet new friends. They build a sense of belonging and community for anyone regardless of culture, wealth, gender, or age. To us, it’s more than just a sport, it’s a way of life.

Being involved in all these different riding communities what is it like to have them all under one roof?
Having everything all under one roof has been an absolute pleasure and privilege for us as we get to meet all kinds of people and provide them with a unique experience you won’t find anywhere else. There are countless skate shops, scooter shops, and bike shops, but not often will you find somewhere that can specialize in all 3. We love being able to cater to everyone within their chosen sport, while also providing the opportunity for them to try out new ones. We are a one-stop-shop for all things freestyle!

What makes freestyle united special?
When you shop with Freestyle United, you’re doing more than buying a product; you’re supporting a local community. Freestyle United is a rider-to-rider store more than anything. When you shop with us, you’re shopping from someone just like you. We are passionate, and dedicated to providing the best service, quality, and experience that we can, because it’s what we would want for ourselves as well. We know how important it is to be passionate about the sport because we are riders just like you!

Anyone you’d like to thank?
We would like to thank each and every customer, as well as our community as a whole for allowing us to chase our dreams of owning and operating our very own business. We are eternally grateful for the support you all have provided us since we opened. We plan on doing everything we can to give back by dedicating ourselves to providing you with the best service that we can offer. Thank you, we couldn’t do it without you!