Schedule

2021 Survival Guide “Weekend Basics” (printable): Available BAR week!
Hotel Information Guide:  Available soon

Registration: Marriott Downtown, 85 West Street, 2nd Floor Balcony
FaceBook:  For Current Info – Discussion Tab & Pinned Post
(**RSVP “Going” and make sure to “Receive ALL Notifications”)
Find the Skate: 
 Click Here to Find Us During any Skate!

ALL GROUP-UPS:  Gwathmey Plaza: (1-13 Carlisle St)
Straight out the back door of the Marriott.

Interactive Map of Hotel, Group-up Area & Neighborhood
*All Skates roll out 15 minutes after Group-up times listed below (sharp!)*
*Footwear Required if taking public transportation at any time*
(It’s best to have footwear handy on most NYC skates)

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20:00
WNS – Wednesday Night Skate!!

First Stop at the Big Apple Roll is NYCs largest weekly social skate; the always enjoyable, world famous, Wednesday Night Skate!

 

Distance: 12 – 14 miles
Leader: WNS Staff
Group-Up: 7:45pm
End:  Drinks and socializing at @ 10:00pm at Triona’s Irish Pub
(located at 192 3rd Ave, btwn 17th & 18th St)

 

Highlights:  We never know… WNS is its own thing! But you’ll see the same skaters. It’s a fairly casual, social skate around the streets of NYC. It may or may not include bridges, hills, ramps, overpasses, sidewalks, etc.  WNS is the largest intermediate, group street skate in NYC.

 

Your escort to WNS from the hotel is of course, Mike Gundart!

 

But if you feel like getting there on your own:
Skate from Marriott to WNS at Union Square

Subway from Marriott to WNS at Union Square

 

 

WNS on FaceBook

WNS on FaceBook – Community Page

 

 

*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 (this is YOUR responsibility).

10:00
Thursday Morning – Randall’s Island

Distance23 miles total
Leader: Jim Marx
Group-up: 9:45am
See Route Map:  Thursday Morning – Randall’s Island

 

Highlights:
10am – 12:40pm (13.2 miles)
12:40pm – 1:30 – Lunch Break/Skate Park
1:30 – 3:30 (9.7 miles)

 

Heading uptown to Randall’s Island. We’ll also see City Hall, 1st Ave (UN) Tunnel, Hockey Rink, Skate Park (Pizza Lunch), Central Park, Trump Tower, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, NYC Library, Empire State Building, Flatiron Building, Washington Square Park, The Stonewall Inn.

 

OPTION 1 : Join skate at 96th Street Stanley Isaacs RINK and skate Randall’s Island plus the afternoon skate (15.9 miles total)
OPTION 2 :
Join skate for second part at 114th Street – Thomas Jefferson SKATE PARK/Lunch Break (9.7 miles)
LEAVE EARLY OPTIONS :
Leave skate early from Skate Park/Lunch Break or 96th Street and take subway to Hotel (13.2 or 14.6 miles total)

 

LUNCH – We will be pre-ordering Thin Crust 16 inch Pizzas from Patsy’s on 1st Ave between 117 & 118th St – Cost is $13 for a plain pie, $3 more for 1 topping, except $5 for meatball – At Meetup please sign up for whole or half pie, plain or what topping, and give me cash – I will call in order and it will be ready when we arrive. You can grab your own beverage of choice.

 

Join Late Option 1: Join skate at 96th Street Stanley Isaacs Rink and skate 7 miles on Randall’s Island, plus the afternoon skate.
Directions
: Take subway from Hotel to Skate Rink by 11:10am (Leave Hotel by 10:30am) – Walk 6 minutes South on West Street (left out of Hotel Lobby). Then Left (East) on Rector St to Broadway (Wall Street Station). Take the #4 Train from Wall Street Station (Uptown towards Woodlawn) at ~10:42am. Get off at 96th St/Lexington Ave (10 Stops – 20 minutes). Walk (10 minutes) east on 96th Street to 1st Avenue – Rink is on southeast corner of 96 and 1st Ave – We should be there from 11:20 to 11:30am

 

Join Late Option 2: Join skate for Part 2 at 114th Street, Thomas Jefferson Skate Park/Lunch Break
Directions: Take subway from Hotel to Skate Park by 12:30pm (Leave Hotel by 11:45am) – Walk 6 minutes South on West Street (left out of Hotel Lobby). Then Left (East) on Rector St to Broadway (Wall Street Station). Take the #4 Train from Wall Street Station (Uptown towards Woodlawn) at ~11:56am. Get off at 116th St/Lexington Ave (13 Stops – 21 minutes) – Walk (12 minutes) south on Lexington. Then Left onto 115 St (East). Right on 1st Ave. Left on 114 to the end. The Park is on the right – We should be there around 12:40pm and will be there for lunch. Leaving at 1:30 pm

 

Leave Early Options – Leave skate early and take subway to Hotel (examples of possible ways back but exact trains depend on the time – Q, R, & W are also options)

 

Skate Park to HOTEL: Skate to 116th St and Lexington. Take the #6 towards Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall. Get off at 86th St (4 stops). Switch to the #5 towards Flatbush Ave/Brooklyn College. Get off at Wall Street Station (6 stops). Walk west on Rector. Right on West St. The Hotel is on the right.
— or —
Skate with group to 96th and Lexington. Take the #6 towards Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall – get off at Grand Central Terminal/ 42nd St. (6 stops). Switch to the #4 towards Crown Heights/Utica Ave. Get off at Wall Street Station (4 stops). Walk west on Rector. Turn Right on West St. Hotel is on the right.

 

 

*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 (this is YOUR responsibility).

20:00
Thursday Night – Uptown

Distance: 10-15 miles
Leader: Seth McCay
Fast Breakaway: Could happen at any time…
Group-up: 7:45pm
See Route Map:  Here!

 

Highlights:

 

*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 (this is YOUR responsibility).

10:45
Friday Morning – Gundert’s Choice

Distance10-15 miles
Leader: Mike Gundert
Group-up: 10:30am
See Route Map:  

 

Highlights:

 

 

 

*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 (this is YOUR responsibility).

16:00 - 18:45
Friday Registration

Time: 4pm – 6:45pm
Location: 
Marriott Hotel Balcony

 

Waiver signing, Free Goodies, Raffle tickets, T-Shirt sales, K2 Skate Auction & Distribution of Survival Guide (Final Schedule)

 

 

*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).

 

19:00
Friday Night – “They Say the Neon Lights are Bright!!” + Fast Break

Distance: 10-15 miles
Leader: Angelia Miranda
Fast Breakaway: Who will it be???
Group-up: 6:45pm
See Route Map: HERE

 

*NOTE: If late you can use the Glympse link above to find us! 

 

Highlights:
Well, Broadway & Times Square for sure!!

 

As is customary with most Friday night skates, “LIGHT YOURSELF UP!! Be CrEaTiVe!! “Some” Glow sticks (FREE) and blinkies ($5) available at Registration.

 

 

 

*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 (this is YOUR responsibility).

22:30
Friday Night Post-Skate Hang

TBD

 

 

 

07:30 - 09:00
Saturday Registration

Time: 7:30am – 9am
Location: 
Marriott Hotel Balcony

 

If you didn’t make it last night: ALL Skaters must sign the skate waiver and wear a wrist band. 

 

Waiver signing, Free Goodies, Raffle ticket sales for SkateIA Registration, Athens to Atlanta Entry, many skate discounts, fitness & skate bags, wheels, bearings, frames & t-shirts. Also T-Shirt sales & Distribution of Survival Guide (Final Schedule).

 

There may be Big Apple Roll Home-baked goodies to pick up! Last year there were very special handmade BAR cookies and home-made energy bars.

 

*Sign up for Saturday Night Pub Crawl (Starts around 9:30pm – space limited)

09:30
Saturday Morning – Red Hook, Brooklyn

Distance: 10-15 miles
Leader: Arnav “Sonic” Shah
Fast Breakaway: It’s a Secret!
Group-up: 9:15am
See Route Map:  Here!

 

Note 1: It’s probably a good idea to have footwear handy

Highlights:

 

 

 

 

*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 (this is YOUR responsibility).

13:30
Saturday Afternoon – Part 2

Distance: 12-15 miles
Leader: Sonic
Fast Breakaway: Maybe!
Group-up: TBD in Red Hook
See Route Map:  Here!

Highlights:

 

 

 

20:00
Saturday Night Party at Fraunces Tavern – Sponsored by Rollerblade & Empire!!

Fraunces Tavern!!!

Walking map to Fraunces
(wristband required)

 

Saturday night, we’re having a BIG PARTY & RAFFLE at FRAUNCES TAVERN, one of the oldest & most historic structures in NYC! The party, hosted by Rollerblade & Empire, is free for everyone and will take place “Rain or Shine”. It’s a 10 minute walk from the hotel. Fraunces gets great reviews, and the food is especially good.

 

*IMPORTANT: This is an *indoor* party. And in order to balance fun and safety amidst the currently rising number of nationwide Covid cases caused by the Delta variant, instead of cancelling, we are *requiring* proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within 72 hours of the party (free testing and vaccinations are available to people over 16 at many locations across NYC). Wristbands for entry to the party will be available at the BAR registration table at the hotel, and before the party. NOTE: The same policy is in place at many Manhattan night clubs, and it will be strictly enforced. (We did try to find an outdoor venue, but many are closed or could not accommodate the turnout we’re expecting).

 

We understand the inconvenience involved and know that some will be annoyed and frustrated, but it’s the only way we feel okay having this event indoors at this time. While there are variables we can’t control, we hope these steps make everyone feel as safe and comfortable as possible. Still, if you’re vaccinated or not and experience any symptoms at all, PLEASE don’t come. It’s only 4 hours out of the weekend. And you’ll still get your raffle prizes!

 

We will be providing food and soft drinks. Alcohol is also available. There will be a big dining room and a bar dedicated to us, but you can find many other interesting nooks and crannies around the restaurant. Note: the rest of the bar will be open to the public, who are not required to show anything to get in.

 

Check out more about Fraunces Tavern: History, WebsiteWikipediaFacebook, Instagram… We may even be able to arrange a private tour of the museum for those interested.

 

Please send your proof of vaccination to info@bigappleroll.org ASAP. We need to get a good estimate of how many are coming by next Wednesday/Thursday, so we can order enough food.

 

*In your email, please indicate which of the following platters you are most likely to gravitate towards (just choose #1, #2, #3 or #4):

 

1: Party Platter
Beef Sliders w/cheddar, chili aioli
Short Rib Sliders w/horseradish aioli & coleslaw
Blackened Salmon Sliders with pickle aioli, frisee
Fried Cauliflower
Rosemary Truffle Fries
Dipping Sauces: dirty mustard, bang bang aioli, curry mayo, ketchup

 

2: Meat Lovers
Flat-Iron Skewers w/peppers, onions
Bratwurst & Chorizo Skewers w/pineapple
Marinated Chicken Skewers w/peppers, onions
Adobo Wings
Sweet Potato Fries
Garlic Bread

 

3: Vegetarian
Baked Camembert & Fig Preserve
Goat Cheese Croquettes
Mushroom & Brie Toast Crostini
Caprese Lollipops
Bruschetta

 

4: Vegan
Watermelon or Pear and Arugula Salad

 

There will also be some Crudité platters

 

 

Outside Fraunces
The Bissel (1 of our 2 rooms). The Hideout Bar is the other.

 

09:30
Sunday Morning – Michael’s Choice

Distance10-15 miles
Leader: Michael Grebinsky
Group-up: 9:15am
See Route Map:  

Highlights:

 

 

Image result for queens pepsi sign

 

*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 (this is YOUR responsibility).

13:00
Hotel Checkout

For Those Staying at the Hotel – 1pm is the Official Checkout. 

You can store luggage with the Concierge for $1. And our club room “may” be available for a quick shower later!! (NO PROMISES!!!)Image result for checkout

 

13:30
Sunday Afternoon – Central Park Tour – Dance, Slalom & People Watching

Distance10-12 miles
Leader: Diana Henkel
Group-up: 1:30pm
See Route Map:  

 

Highlights:

You’ll be escorted up to Central Park and given a leisurely tour. Then you’ll roll over to Central Park Band Shell to watch and/or join-in with the Central Park Dance Skaters (everyone is welcome), local slalomers, do a couple of laps, or just hang out, relax & people-watch. You’ve earned it!!

 

Image result for central park slalom skaters

 

 

*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 (this is YOUR responsibility).

 

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