This Earth Day month, Solo is proud to launch its new inline skate recycling and upcycling program in collaboration with Maison Tangente and the Auberges du Coeur from Montreal. From now on you can bring your old inline skates to our Montreal store, to give them a second life.

What is the skate recycling program?

You don't know what to do with your inline skates that you no longer use and you don't want them to end up in the dump because they still have miles left in them? Opt for eco-responsibility, while supporting young people in difficulty! The goal of this project is to do our part in sustainable development by making it possible to:

  • “Recycle” skates that would likely end up being thrown away;
  • Promote active transportation;
  • Give access to skates to those who have less financial means, especially young people.

This is why we have partnered with Auberges du Coeur through Maison Tangente, to give a second life to skates that will be repaired and distributed to young people in difficulty in the Montreal area. Solo therefore takes care of the collection, inspection and repair (when possible) of the skates. These skates are then redistributed free of charge in the community, accommodation resources and schools with a more disadvantaged clientele, through the Auberges du Coeur. It's a complementary partnership, we rebuild skates and our partner rebuilds lives!

How do you recycle your skates through the program?

Bring your old inline skates to our Montreal store and drop them in our collection box. We accept all brands and types of inline skates. However, they must still be clean and good to use! However, we will take care of changing the wheels, bearings, screws and other parts as needed.

At the end of the reconditioning, your skates will enter the circular recycling project, which will be used by young people in difficulty.

Our Montreal store 

Boutique Solo Inline 

4306 Rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montreal, QC H1V 1X9


April 21, 2023 — Francois Therrien