Cruz Skate Shop is now open in Berkeley after the roller derby and quad roller skating retailer closed its store in San Francisco last month. The shop will have an official grand opening celebration on Saturday, but doors are already open for any skaters and roller derby enthusiasts in need of gear and protective equipment.

Owned by local female skaters, Cruz Skate Shop offers education to skating newcomers and sponsors women's roller derby leagues.

The new store is at 2505 San Pablo Ave. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Contact Heather Somerville at 925-977-8418. Follow her at Twitter.com/heathersomervil.