Announcement: Inaugural Skate – Sunday, April 12

Mark your calendars for our 2015 Inaugural Skate, followed by a lunch with a short WAR Board meeting after the skate at the Capitol Brewing Company restaurant at 11th & H Sts., N.W. (202-628-2222).  We’ll start the Inaugural Skate at the White House 11:00 AM on Sunday, April 12 and plan to arrive at the Capitol Brewing Company by 1:15 PM, at which time we’ve got the upstairs Brewer’s Room reserved for us.  Even if you can’t make it to the skate (bikes are welcome on the skate, BTW), you're still invited to the lunch.

 At the Board meeting we’ll discuss coordination of the following activities:

•           SkateDC Weekend – May 29-31, 2015 - Carl

•           Skate of the Union Marathon Weekend – June 19-21, 2015 – Krista & Nat

•           40 Mile Skate – July 4, 2015

•           Fireworks Skate – July 4, 2015

•           Baltimore Skate - August 14-16, 2015 – Trish and Carl 

  • Eastern Shore Skate – Saturday, October 3, rain date October 4, organized by Mo
  • Athens to Atlanta – October 9-11, WAR team being organized by Jackeline

•           T-Shirts – Trish

•           Friday night skate starting point(s) and route

•           Any other topics that WAR members think we need to discuss

 In case anyone needs it to help get ready for the season, here’s a list of WAR skates since last year’s Inaugural Skate.  Enjoy!

·        Sunday Skate, Capitol Crescent Trail - 19 miles, March-29-2015; http://youtu.be/n_xp0nVh2qA

·        Sunday Skate, White House - Kingman Park - Anacostia - Nats Stadium Park - Navy Yard - Eastern Market - Capitol Hill, 14 miles, March 22, 2015; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUAEdKbUBEs

·        Sunday Skate, White House to Catholic University, McMillan Reservoir & St. Patty’s Day Parade, 14 miles, March 15, 2015; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pykspw1l-t8

·        Sunday Skate, White house to RFK Stadium, Benning Bridge, Anacostia Trail, 13 miles, March 8, 2015; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS98OeiJ2_o

·        Sunday Skate - Georgetown, Rosslyn, Downtown DC, RFK Stadium, 16 miles, February 1, 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEwKpQxVdXo

·        Sunday Skate, Union Station, Gallaudet University, Union Market, Brookland, 14 miles, January 25, 2015; http://youtu.be/x3Prkxq8PTg

·        MLK Holiday Skate, White House to Alexandria, return via Commonwealth & Pentagon City, 18 miles, January 19, 2015; http://youtu.be/tMLeLzAM-fM

·        Sunday Skate, White House to Shirlington & return via Crystal City, 17 miles, December 14, 2014; http://youtu.be/hf3gLowhZP8

·        Sunday Skate, Northwest-Northeast D.C. Loop, December 7, 2014; http://youtu.be/EVZQRtrQgWQ

·        Sunday Skate, White House to College Park & Lake Artemesia, November 30, 2014; http://youtu.be/GxFiBDkB2Vg

·        Combined Skate to National Harbor, Sunday, November 23, 2014; http://youtu.be/OysbJirrdu0

·        Combined Skate to Anacostia, Sunday, November 9, 2014; http://youtu.be/hrbVqI0jF2E

·        Marine Corps Marathon Skate, Sunday, October 26, 2014; http://youtu.be/VNXYVLMTyN0

·        Eastern Shore Skate, Saturday, October 18, 2014; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQNONI_8NDU

·        Sunday Advanced Skate, October 12, 2014; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWu8-mbc71Q

·        Pre-Halloween Skate & DC Bike Party, October 8, 2014; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNf1Co73rok

·        Sunday Advanced Skate, Takoma Park, 20 miles, September 28, 2014; http://youtu.be/TXni3NRGnGA

·        Sunday Advanced Skate, Georgetown & National Harbor, 29 miles, September 14, 2014; http://youtu.be/oK2En2Tr1nQ

·        Sunday Advanced Skate, Downtown DC – 19 miles, September 7, 2014; http://youtu.be/UEButkLm-e0

·        Sunday Advanced Skate, White House to Sligo Creek Park, August 24, 2014; http://youtu.be/4RbMCJKxIEA

·        Sunday Advanced Skate, White House to Anacostia, July 27, 2014; http://youtu.be/ho7z-Kc42cU

·        Skate of the Union Weekend, June 27-29, 2014; http://youtu.be/tPHiy7434Gg

·        Sunday Intermediate & Advanced Skates, Washington Area Roadskaters, June 22, 2014; http://youtu.be/hjmv9zKoW3g

·        Sunday Advanced Skate, Washington Area Roadskaters, June 15, 2014; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilGW46hyD48

·        2014 Sunday Advanced Skate, April 27, 2014; http://youtu.be/Sju9pFP76NI

·        2014 Sunday Skate, April 20, 2014, Rehearsal for Skate DC Weekend Saturday Skate: http://youtu.be/ERA2s-F9pok

·        2014 Sunday Advanced Skate, April 13, 2014, 17.6 miles; http://youtu.be/ipvhc6xjKiw

·        2014 Inaugural Skate, Sunday, April 6, 2014; https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10203315784998427&set=o.23014731895&type=2&theater


Special Events on deck for 2015
  • April 12, 2015: Inaugural Sunday Skate @ 11:00 AM
    Our weekly Summer skates will resume after this date
  • May 29-31, 2015: SkateDC Weekend 
    Enjoy a weekend full of skating in the Nation's capital


2014 Event Retrospective
The WAR Annual Meeting was held on November 15 at Jon Deason’s townhouse in Rosslyn, Virginia.  Dozens attended the party where the beer and wine was plentiful and the potluck was delicious.  WAR business included electing the 2015 board and establishing the 2015 schedule.


Skate DC Weekend 2014 May 2-4 was especially fantastic. We had well over 100 participants, many from out-of-town, perfect weather and a fabulous time.

Thanks to Skate Director and Skate Leader Carl Ford, Skate Leaders Bill English, David Churchill and Chris Myers, Sweeps Jesse Freeman and Steve Bishop, Trish Pierre (hotel arrangements and T-shirts), Mo Harrington (Teaism arrangements) and all other WAR volunteers for a fantastic Skate DC Weekend 2014!

The Eastern Shore Skate led by Mo, was held on October 18. It turned out to be a terrific event, with perfect weather and 17 WAR members participating.




Baltimore Skate Weekend, the second WAR weekend extravaganza was a huge success!

Thanks to Skate Director and Skate Leader Carl Ford and Chris Myers, David Churchill, Trish Pierre, Bill English, Dhana Clark and the many others who contributed.