About Big Apple Roll

Hello Skaters, Bikers*, Boarders & ALL on person-powered wheel(s)!

With the continuing trend of our city & country opening back up, we are extremely optimistic that when August rolls around we will be hosting our beloved Big Apple Roll once again. We miss skating with all of you! Come help us celebrate NYC , LIFE, and skating together again!!

August 4th – 8th, 2021
The Empire Skate Club of NY is VERY happy to invite you to our 19th Annual Big Apple Roll (BAR) Skate Weekend in New York City!! We’re busy planning our biggest event of the year… five solid days of skating… all TOTALLY FREE!!

We’ll be moving our Host Hotel back down to the Financial District this year, and if you’re staying with us we’ve got a huge surprise! We were able to get the best deal EVER!! Check it out!!!  HOTEL INFO – CLICK HERE

We’ve been seeing a record number of skaters already this season. With these hotel rates, even more will be joining us from all around the country and globe to experience the “rush” of New York City street skating.

We’ve got beautiful urban & natural scenery, rolling hills, historic bridges, fast straight-aways (if you like), island hopping, parks, paths, nightlife and of course, our infamous skates through Times Square & Central Park. Central Park is also the heart of NYC dance & slalom skating, where you can join-in or just hang out & watch, for a true NY experience.

Since it’s always been such a KEY part of our skate family (and where all of our leaders & staff practice their moves), we now include NYC’s fabulous Wednesday Night Skate as the first official skate in the annual BAR! It’s a great way to kick off our event! Come a day earlier and join Empire’s Advanced Tuesday Night Skate as well (for the brave and strong).

We will have skates on Wednesday night, Thursday morning, Thursday night, Friday morning, Friday night, Saturday morning/afternoon, Sunday morning & Sunday afternoon.

And Our Second Amazing Surprise: This year, Rollerblade will be joining the Big Apple Roll weekend with the infamous Rollerblade Van!! More details on that to follow….

BAR will be following the most current CDC guidelines at the time, but for now all we care about is skating.  We always do have some surprises. We will hopefully have another HUGE raffle, including entries to major skate events & lots of other swag from our sponsors.

For the most up to the minute information, please RSVP on the
BAR Facebook Page 
. NOTE: Make sure to turn on ALL notifications for this event.

See our 2021 Sponsors hereThank you to all of our very generous Sponsors & Donors!!!

If you have questions or want more information, send email to info@bigappleroll.org.


*ALL Skaters must sign the skate waiver and wear a wrist band. 
FULL protective gear (helmet, wrist-guards, elbow & knee guards) is highly recommended. Helmets & wrist-guards are REQUIRED (but we can’t police this. It is YOUR responsibility).

As usual, there is no registration fee for the BAR.


* Big Apple Roll is not for beginners. BAR 2021 is for intermediate to advanced skaters capable of easily handling street skating in groups during the day and/or night, stopping and turning on all terrain, including hills, and following all traffic laws.

* Cyclists are welcomed as long as they keep in mind that skaters kick-out. Therefore, bikers must give skaters adequate space at all times by riding in the back, front or side of the skaters.

The Big Apple Roll – www.bigappleroll.org 
Empire Skate Club of New York – www.empireskate.org
Facebook Event Page – www.bigappleroll.org/fb
Hotel Booking – www.bigappleroll.org/marriott

Email – info@bigappleroll.org