Sports Haven is a small family run business that opened in the summer of 1995. Owner Bill Miner is an in-line skater and discovered the Vineyard’s great network of bike paths. The Vineyard needed a skate shop and Sports Haven opened in June 1995 to fill the void.

By June of 1996 Sports Haven had moved to their current location, 5 Beach St., Vineyard Haven. Soccer, lacrosse and tennis equipment along with Vineyard Athletic Merchandise made their appearance on store shelves that second summer. Over the ensuing years quality athletic sportswear, fitness, field hockey, baseball & basketball equipment, ping pong tables & accessories, swimwear, summer games and athletic footwear have been added to the selection at the island’s sporting goods store.