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Hello Skaters (And Bikers*)!

July 29th – August 2nd, 2020: The Empire Skate Club of NY invites you to join us at our 18th Annual Big Apple Roll (BAR) Skate Weekend in New York City!! We’re busy planning our biggest event of the year. Now five solid days of skating and it’s all TOTALLY FREE!!

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Skaters are coming from all around the country and globe to join BAR 2020.

It’s a free, exciting weekend of group skating, partying, exploring and experiencing New York City on skates. Party with old friends, make new ones and feel the rush of skating the City’s streets.

Enjoy the beautiful urban & natural scenery, rolling hills, historic bridges and fast straight-aways (if you like). City skating, island hopping, parks, nightlife and of course our skates through Times Square.

Central Park is also the heart of dance & slalom skating, where you can join or watch both for a truly unique experience.

There will be skates on Wednesday night, Thursday night, Friday afternoon, Friday night, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.

Because it’s such a HUGE part of our skate family we’re now including NYC’s famous Wednesday Night Skate in the BAR! It’s a great way to kick off our event! Come a day early and join Empire’s Tuesday Night Skate as well. There will be activities in-between skates and social gatherings at night — we will also be raffling off skates, skate bags, t-shirts, accessories and other swag from our sponsors & friends. And of course there will definitely be surprises.

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 2020 Sponsors here.Thank you to all of our very generous Sponsors & Donors!!!

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

REQUIRED FOR SKATING AT THE BAR:
ALL MUST BRING A GREAT ATTITUDE AND BIG SMILE
FOR SKATING WITH GREAT FRIENDS OLD AND NEW!!!

*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).

There is no registration fee for the 2020 BAR.

WE CAN’T WAIT TO SKATE WITH YOU!!!

* Big Apple Roll is not for beginners. BAR 2020 is for intermediate to expert skaters capable of easily handling street skating in groups, during the day and/or night, stopping and turning on all terrain, including hills, 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.

Again, contact us at info@bigappleroll.org if you have any questions.