Schedule

Come early and skate with us all week long!!!

2018 Survival Guide: (Final printable schedule available July 31st)
Registration:  NY Marriott East Side (245 Lexington Ave) – Space TBD
Glympse:  Click Here to Find Us During any Skate!

Group-ups:  (Unless otherwise noted)   480 Lexington (at 47th St)
Map to Group-up from Marriott Here  |  Picture of Group-Up Here
*All Skates roll out 15 minutes after Group-up times (Listed below)*

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19:45
TNS – Empire’s Tuesday Night Skate

Why not start the week early with New York City’s longest running group skate, rolling around since 1989.

 

The Empire Skate Club’s Tuesday Night Skate (TNS) is for intermediate and advanced street skaters well accustomed to skating after dark and skating in traffic. It will be the most difficult skate of the week.

 

TNS beginss 1 mile from the Marriott Host Hotel. We roll out at 8:00 PM. Please let us know if you will be attending this skate and an escort will be provided to and from the Hotel.

 

A typical route is usually 20 – 25 miles. Frequently visited destinations include places in the Bronx (the Reservoir or the Zoo), over the George Washington Bridge to NJ, Queens (the Unisphere), Brooklyn (Prospect Park or Red Hook), and upper Manhattan (the Cloisters).

 

The skate ends about 11:00pm. Afterwards, depending on the week’s route, skaters may hang out for a drink at a skate-friendly establishment in the West 80s or East 50s.

 

Please wear appropriate protection, including  a helmet and wrist guards. Light-colored or reflective clothing is very much recommended. Lights are also very helpful.

 

Name: Tuesday Night Skate
Level: ADVANCED
Distance: 20 – 25 miles
Leader:
“French” Eric
Group-Up:
Grand Army Plaza by the statue of General Sherman, at the intersection of Fifth Ave & 60th St.  (also the SE entrance to Central Park).
Map to Grand Army Plaza from the Marriott
Picture of Grand Army Plaza
End: TBD

 

Highlights: The route is determined by Eric and participants the night of the skate.

19:45
WNS – Wednesday Night Skate!!

Early Birds – Come join us for the always enjoyable, world famous, Wednesday Night Skate!

 

Distance: 12 – 14 miles
Leader: WNS Staff
Group-Up:  Union Square South
End:  Drinks and socializing at @ 10:00pm!

Skate to WNS from Hotel: Map Here
Subway to WNS from Hotel:  6 Train Map Here

 

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 group skate in NYC.

 

WNS on FaceBook

WNS on FaceBook – Community Page

19:45
Thursday Evening Skate

The first official skate of our Big Apple Roll weekend!! Meant for early birds and New Yorkers it will be a casual skate.

 

Name:
Distance:
12 – 15 miles
Leader: 
TBD
See Route Map:

Highlights: TBD

13:15
Friday Afternoon Skate

Name: 
Distance
: TBD

Leader: TBD
See Route Map (coming)

Highlights: TBD

16:00 - 18:15
Registration

Waiver signing, Free Goodies, Raffle ticket sales for skates, skate bags, sports clothing, and more. Also T-Shirt & Blinkie 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 Activities

ALL Skaters must sign the skate waiver and wear a wrist band. 

Location:  Marriott Hotel location TBD

17:00 - 18:30
Possible Skating Workshop

TBD

 

This will start AT 5pm

 

Start/Finish: See Top of Page

18:45
Friday Evening Skate

Name: City Lights & Sites! (& Fast Breakaway)
Distance
: TBD
Leader:  TBD
See Route Map (coming)

NOTEIf late, join us at ? Use the Glympse link to find us! http://www.glympse.com/!empiresk8 

Highlights:
We’ll have a fast breakaway towards the middle of the skate while the rest of the crew takes in some more sites in Midtown. We’ll come back together for our famous “slow roll” through Times Square (still amazing even for New Yorkers!). We’ll try to stop for our usual photo op.


As is customary with most Friday night skates, we encourage you to “LIGHT YOURSELF UP!! And the color is RED. Red lights, Red clothes, Be CrEaTiVe!! Glow sticks (FREE) and blinkies available at Registration or HERE! The crowds LOVE seeing us skate by. LETS GET NOTICED!!

21:45
Friday Night Welcome Party!!

We’re putting something special together for all our tired, thirsty skaters.

 

STAY TUNED!!

08:00 - 09:15
Registration

Waiver signing, Free Goodies, Raffle ticket sales for skates, skate bags, sports clothing, and more. Also T-Shirt & Blinkie 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 Activities

ALL Skaters must sign the skate waiver and wear a wrist band. 

Location:  Marriott Hotel location TBD

08:00 - 09:00
Yoga and/or Pilates – Pre Skate??

We’ll See!!!

09:30
Saturday All Day Skating

Name:
Distance
: TBD
Leader:  TBD
See Route Map (coming)

 

Highlights:

17:00
Workshop or Free Time

TBD

20:00
Saturday Night Entertainment!!

Of course there are a thousand things to do on your own in NYC. But we also like to have a special group event arranged for all of our skater friends.

 

A simultaneous Pub Crawl has also been a big hit for some people for the last few years.

 

STAY TUNED!

09:30
Sunday Morning Skate

Name: Jack’s Choice 
Distance
: 12-14 miles

Leader: Jack “WNS” Facchin!
See Route Map (coming)

Highlights:
Jack will choose from over 20 years of Wednesday Night Skate experience and have us back in time for a shower & Checkout

13:00
Hotel Checkout

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

You can store luggage with the Concierge. And we “may” have a club room available for a quick shower later!! (First Come, first served)

13:00 - 15:00
Possible Skating Workshop

TBD

 

This will start AT 1pm

 

Start/Finish: See Top of Page

15:00
Sunday Afternoon Skate?

If you’re hanging around and you still haven’t had your share of skating we may be offering a Sunday afternoon skate.

 

TBD

Select date to see events.