The Washington Area Roadskaters (WAR) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote safe and enjoyable in-line skating in the Washington, D.C. area. One of the oldest inline skate clubs on the east coast, WAR was founded in 1987 and has had thousands of men and women join its ranks.

WAR is also a social organization where many strong and lasting friendships are formed. Our members have very diverse career, social, and educational backgrounds. However, we all share a passion for in-line skating. If you are new to the area, are seeking a new form of exercise, or are simply looking to meet new and interesting people, we encourage you to try one of our group skates, meet us, and see D.C. in a whole new way.

We encourage everyone interested in Washington Area Roadskaters to check out our Meetup website at: and subscribe to our skate email list for  additional information about the skate club.

Also check out our video archive page

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.