RIP George Riley

George Riley, who donated over $600,000 to the Farmington Hills Skatepark which was named in his honor, died January 5.  He was 85 years old.
When we were in the early stages of raising money for the park, we were adamant that if we were going to do it, we wanted the park to be the best it could be.  That meant, free, cement, no pads, and most importantly, design/built by a reputable skatepark builder.    We were lucky in that Farmington Hills was cool with that vision; only thing is that a park of that magnitude is expensive!    We were determined to raise money which we did on a local, grassroots level and honestly we would probably still be raising money today if it had not been for George Riley.

The Riley foundation who’s mission is to promote youth activities and specifically outdoor activities, stepped up and donated $500,000 to the park.  Obviously once someone gives that cash to a project it takes it off the backburner and turns it into a reality.   We were floored by that announcement!    Our skatepark is going to be built!!   Dreams do come true!

One more problem…  The park is going to cost close to a million dollars to complete!   Well, Mr. Riley stepped up again!   They matched the next $150,000 donated which enabled Riley Skate Park to be built!

Riley Skatepark has been open now for almost a decade.   There have been so many great memories, friendships, growth, and happiness that have happened there.   I think everyone would agree that the park had been a huge success for the community.

I don’t know if George Riley ever skateboarded but with his vision and love of keeping kids active, he has done more for Michigan Skateboarding than most.   For that Mr. Riley, we say a huge and meaningful, THANK YOU.

Funeral mass will be on Saturday, January 13.   Viewing is on Friday at Heeney Sundquist Funeral home here in Farmington.  I’m going to have a Riley Park board here at the shop to have people sign to bring to the funeral home.   If you’d like to sign it and say a thank you to the man who built our skate park, cruise up to the shop this week.

Converse GX1000 JP Pro

We are stoked to offer the Converse X GX1000 JP Pro!   Blacked out soft-leather, this shoe is a killer!   One of the best looking kicks to come into the shop in awhile!  You’ve seen the GX crew bombing hills in SF and their video was an instant classic.  Come in and check ‘em out or go to the online shop and buy them now!!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!   2018 is our 15th year!  Wow!   I can’t say how thankful I am to still be able to open the door every morning and call this place home.   Thank you for all your support!!

Same as last year, we are going to change our hours for January and February.  WINTER HOURS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

MONDAY – SATURDAY:  11-7pm  SUNDAY:   12-5pm

End of the year sale! skateboards, Nike, Adidas, Converse, Vans and more!

We’ve got a sale going on with most everything in the shop!  Now is a perfect time to come spend those gift certificates or that extra holiday cash!  Make your money go further by stocking up on great deals!
Most full-priced shoes are 30-50% OFF!   Clothing is buy 2 items, get the 3rd FREE!   Come on in!

Normal hours through the New Year

We’re open normal hours:  Mon-Sat 11-8, Sunday 12-5 for this week.  Come on in and spend that Holiday cash or gift certificates you got!

2018 Skate Camp Dates

For information on our skateboard camp, visit:


Riley Skate Park - Farmington Hills
Registration call:  248-473-1800
or online registration: click here.

June        18 – 22
June        25 - 29
July        16 - 20
July         30- Aug. 3
August    13 - 17

Livonia Rec Center- Livonia
Registration call: (734) 466-2900

July 23-27

Michigan Monday: Hartlines edit!

Here is the footage I filmed from the shop contest of this year Red Bull Hartlines event that was held at Hart Plaza in May.   Super fun time!

HARTLINES 2017 from PLUSkateboarding on Vimeo.

2017 Hartlines edit (finally!)

Finally got around to editing this Hartlines edit which is lame since it took me 20 minutes to do.  Shout out to Eby for teaching me what ‘de-interlacing’ means!   Super-fun time, fun looking back on it! 

HARTLINES 2017 from PLUSkateboarding on Vimeo.



Black Friday Sale

Our Annual Black Friday Sale begins this Friday at 9am!   Like in the past, we’ll have PLUS boards on sale from 9am-9:30am for only $19.99!  That’s $20 off regular price for one of the best skateboards you can buy!

Everything in the shop will be on sale!   Tons of pro boards for $39.99!   All shoes and clothing on sale and more!