Skate Shop Day 2022

2022 marks the 3rd year skateboarders will celebrate Skate Shop Day all over the world.  It is a celebration of all independent skater owned & operated retailers whose main business focuses on physical store locations and a deep rooted commitment to skateboarding.

"You should care about skate shops because skate shops care about you."

What are We Doing for Skate Shop Day?

DLXSF x Todd Francis for Skate Shop Day Collection Debut

Along with 240 skateshops all over the world, will be releasing our custom DLXSF collaboration deck designed by legendary skate artist, Todd Francis.  We have been fans of Todd's artwork from his work for Stereo & Real Skateboards in the 90's and everything he does for Anti-Hero.  He designed their Eagle logo.  The man is a legend.

Herbie the Black Handed Wizard of the Southside

If you hung out at our original location from 2002-2008 then remember the flatground sessions in the alley across the street and the vagrants who sat on the benches drinking malt liquor.

One of these fine gentlemen was named Herbie and he would always ask skaters for money & get loud if we didn’t hook him up.  He was harmless really but I wonder how Todd knew what he looked like?


A limited number of the Todd Francis x Skate Shop Day T-Shirts & Hoodies have been made but they will not be for sale individually on Skate Shop Day.

Customers on shopping with us in-store on Skate Shop Day will be able to get a Todd Francis Tee or Hoodie for FREE as a Gift with Purchase:

  • FREE Wizard Tee Gift w/ $50+ purchase
  • FREE Wizard Tee & your choice between the Hoodie OR Igloo Cooler Gifts w/ $150+ purchase
  • FREE Wizard Tee, Hoodie & your choice between the Igloo Cooler OR SSD Storefront Deck Gifts w/ $250+ purchase

The limited edition Todd Francis Wizard Decks
will be available for sale starting Saturday along with a big re-stock of embroidered Homebase Fleece & BEANIES!

*Free gifts with purchase offer is only good while supplies last on a first come, first serve basis. Purchases may not include sale or clearance items.

All sales are final.

Anything not sold after the Skate Shop Day Weekend will be for sale online.

 Skate Shop Day Special Brand Special Releases

  • New Balance Numeric x S.S.D. 440 Shoe
  • Lakai x S.S.D. Telford Low Shoe
  • Some other surprise FCFS S.S.D. releases too

* Some releases may be delayed due to supply chain & shipping issues

More Skate Shop Day Deals

  • Clearance Footwear for $35
  • Clearance Decks for $50 (griptape not included)
  • Will not be included towards any Gifts with Purchase. 

City Without Spots Trivia at HB ( 6 pm )

This month, we are also celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the premiere for Hometeam610: City Without Spots, the first local skate video made of the Lehigh Valley skate scene. 

On February 15th, 400+ people came out to the Icehouse Theatre in Bethlehem to watch the video Andrew Po's put together over 1999-2002 documenting sessions at street spots in Allentown, Easton & Bethlehem with all the skaters who he would encounter. 

“This night would be the catalyst for Homebase Skateshop to eventually open later that same year.”

Close out Skate Shop Day at Homebase with the homies to celebrate the video and skaters that gave us our skateshop.  Try your luck at answering some trivia questions for prizes too.

Thank you to everyone who supports Homebase.

Learn more about Skate Shop Day here.