About Us

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The foundations for the Black Sheep Skate Shop were laid over 20 years ago with the now infamous "Split Skates" which started out as an alternative shop selling a few stickers and pieces of rip grip to one if not the largest skateshop in the World which helped in forming the history of the Manchester Skateboard scene. We know we have our roots firmly in place and have continued to work at this over the years to become what we are today. We do not live on our past reputation either as we have constantly worked hard to support local events, local skateparks and most importantly local skateboarders and many from all over the UK with few from around the globe thrown in for good measure.


We employ people who love what they do and that includes Professional skateboarders who carry a vast knowledge about everything we sell. We are privately owned by Myself (Harry) who has been actively involved in the UK Skateboard and Bmx scenes for over the last 30 years.

Our history involves many things including opening Manchester’s only 10,000 sq ft indoor skatepark called "Central Skatepark" to support the local scene in what’s probably the Nations wettest city, Manchester. After an amazing eight years we closed our skatepark because of the amount of skateparks that have been developed over the years in or around Manchester. We now have a new home in the heart of Manchesters Northern Quarter at Dale Street just off Piccadilly Gardens.

The Black Sheep Store is proud to have won the European title "The Best Skate Shop Team" in Europe twice and the UK a staggering 8 times after competing with 300 shop teams as far as Israel and coming out on top at the Vans Shop Riot !

With over 20 years experience in selling skateboards we can certainly answer any query you may have, we are very proud to call ourselves Skateboard experts. Don’t forget to check out our Skate team page to keep up with all the people that make the Black Sheep what it is, Andy Scott, Eddie Belvedere, Rob Smith, Nick Stansfield, Harry Lintell, Jiri Bulin,  Rik Fields, Reiss Johnson, and Seb Batty are all Black Sheep Team riders and represent the super strong skateboard scene in Manchester and across the UK.

The Black Sheep Skate Shop Manchester stocks thousands of products from all your favourite Skate related brands like Vans, Nike SB, Stussy, Dickies, Adidas Skateboarding, éS footwear, Emerica, Converse cons, Etnies, DC, Huf, Poler Stuff, Volcom, Enjoi, New Balance Numeric,Death Skateboards. Heroin, Palace, Thrasher and much much more.

Black Sheep team



The Black Sheep.