Schedule

2019 Survival Guide “Weekend Basics” (printable): Available end of July
(last year’s guide HERE)
2019 “Full” SCHEDULE & DETAILS (web): COMING THIS SUMMER

Registration:  Host Hotel
FaceBook:  For The Most Up-To-Date Info (Discussion Tab – pinned post)
Find the Skate:  Click Here to Find Us During any Skate!

ALL GROUP-UPS:  Near Host Hotel

Map to Group-up Here  |  Picture of Group-Up Here
*All Skates roll out 15 minutes after Group-up times (Listed below)*
*Footwear Required if taking public transportation at any time*

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19:50
TNS – Empire’s Tuesday Night Skate

New York City’s longest running group skate!

 

Name: Tuesday Night Skate
Level: ADVANCED
Distance: 20 – 25 miles
Leader:

Group-Up: 7:50 – 
Grand Army Plaza by the statue of General Sherman, at the intersection of Fifth Ave & 60th St. (also the SE entrance to Central Park).
Picture of Grand Army Plaza Below
End: Usually a local bar with music (TBD)

 

Highlights:

 

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 high 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.

 

We roll out at 8 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, we’ll pick a local bar with food, drink and music.

 

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

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19:45
WNS – Wednesday Night Skate!!

Early Birds!! Come join NYCs largest weekly social skate; the always enjoyable, world famous, Wednesday Night Skate!

 

Distance: 12 – 14 miles
Leader: WNS Staff
Group-Up:  7:45 – Union Square South
End:  Drinks and socializing at @ 10:00pm!

 

There will be an escort to WNS from the hotel!

 

But if you feel like getting there on your own:
Skate to WNS from Hotel: 

Subway to WNS from Hotel:  

 

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.

 

WNS on FaceBook

WNS on FaceBook – Community Page

 

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19:45
Thursday Evening Skate

Distance
Leader:
Group-up: 7:45pm
See Route Map:  

 

Highlights:
The first official skate of our Big Apple Roll weekend!! Meant for early birds and locals.

 

11:45
Friday Morning Skate

Distance
Leader:
Group-up:
See Route Map: (coming)

 

Highlights:

 

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16:00 - 18:45
Friday Registration

Time: 4pm – 6:45pm
Location: 
Host Hotel

 

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

 

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

 

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)

19:00
Friday Evening Skate – City Lights & Sights! + Fast Break

Distance:
Leader:
Group-up: 7pm
See Route Map: (coming)

 

*NOTE: There will be one or two options for catching up to us if you can’t make the start. And you can use the Glympse link above to find us! 

 

Highlights:

Coming…

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. PLEASE NOTE: The fast breakaway is truly FAST. Do NOT take this lightly. Take it on only if you are absolutely sure.

 

We’ll come back together for our famous “slow roll” down 7th Avenue and right through Times Square (still great fun even for us locals!). We’ll hopefully stop for our iconic group photo op. The crowds LOVE seeing us skate by. We will definitely GET NOTICED!!

 

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.

 

21:45
Friday Night Post-Skate Drinks & Eats!!

To be determined….

07:30 - 09:00
Saturday Registration

Time: 7:30am – 9am
Location: 
Host Hotel

 

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)

09:15
Saturday Skate

Distance
Leader:  
Group-up:
See Route Map: 

Highlights:

 

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20:00
Saturday Night Entertainment!!

We will have a local gathering for everyone in the evening

And at some point we will have our infamous BAR Pub crawl for those that want an escorted and WILD venture out into the city.

 

 

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09:15
Sunday Morning Skate

Distance
Leader:  
Group-up:
See Route Map: 

Highlights:

 

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13:15 - 15:00
Central Park Dance, Slalom & People Watching

Instead of a Sunday afternoon skate, come meet us at the Central Park Band Shell & watch or join-in with the Central Park Dance Skaters (blades welcome), local slalomers, do a couple of laps, or just hang out, relax & people-watch. You’ve earned it!!

 

We’ll announce an escort from the front of the hotel.

 

Distance: 2 miles (15 min skate)

 

 

Directions:

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