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2018 Schedule (for reference)

NOTE: Meeting point will be at Dupont Circle which is a short distance from the hotel for all skates (except the Disco Cart Skate)  We will NOT be meeting at the White House. Skates will depart from the meeting point within 15 minutes.

Skate DC Weekend has arrived! - If necessary weather changes and announcements will be posted on the Facebook Event and Meetup Event.  The Teasim Stop and &pizza party are rain-or-shine.

FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018

Friday DC Waterfront Skate

• 2:30 pm Skate Meets at Dupont Circle.
Level: Intermediate, 2 hours (12 Miles)

The route will take us from Dupont Circle to the White House, the west front of the Capitol, past the Botanical Garden, to the DC side of the Anacostia River Park, around Nats Stadium, to the Titanic Memorial, to the east font of the Capitol, through Lower Senate Park and the Japanese American Memorial Park, and up Pennsylvania Avenue back to the White House and Dupont Circle. Click here for the route map.

Led by: Maureen

Friday Night Circles, Alleys, Shortcuts & Murals Skate
• 7:00 pm Skate Meets at Dupont Circle.

Level: Advanced, 2 hours (10 Miles)

Slicing thru circles, zipping thru alleys, taking a few shortcuts, and stopping at a few murals for pics on the way to Teaism. Click here for the route map.

Led by: Anthony

  • 9:00 pm stop at Teaism (Penn Quarter). Food and beverages for an extended break. 10% discount if you're a skater! And beer specials at the downstairs bar.  Afterwards, join the disco cart skate or regroup to skate back to the hotel. 

Disco Cart Skate

• 11:00 pm Skate Leaves Teaism (Penn Quarter)
Level: Beginner, 1.5 hours (5 miles)

In honor of legendary skate leader Bill English, who we hope will be joining us on the skate, we will go skating through some Washington, DC nightlife neighborhoods to interact with happy people and show them our Disco Cart. Perfect for inline and roller skaters! This will get some of them dancing, and maybe we will find willing passengers for the cart. Route will also take us from the restaurant to the Skate DC Weekend event hotel and then back to the White House so local skaters will be able to figure out where they left their cars.  Along the way we will visit the Shaw skate park.  Click here for the route map.

Led by: David

SATURDAY, May 26, 2018

House of Cards Skate

• 10:00 am Skate Meets at Dupont Circle.

Level: Intermediate (14.5 miles) OR Advanced (19.5 miles) 3-3.5 hours 

Third time is the charm! Alas, Jim, who developed this fab route, isn’t available this year, so Malik is stepping (skating) up. If you watch House of Cards, you probably know the opening. We're going to skate it, and so are you! We won't get too far from our starting point, but you'll see the all of the locations in the opening credits of "House of Cards" and all four quadrants of the District. Intermediate earlier return avoids the steepest hill.  Want a sneak preview? Click here to watch the opening credits.  Click here for the route map or  click here for a queue sheet with the route and photos from the opening credits

Led by: Malik
Intermediate earlier return leader: Jesse

Saturday Beer &pizza Skate

• 5:30 pm Skate Meets at Dupont Circle.
Level: Advanced, 2 hours (10 miles)
We’ll skate through hip Logan Circle, see the DC City Museum, skate along the Met-Branch trail and into the industrial section of DC where we will skate down hills and drink beer at the Atlas Brew Works tasting room.  Bring your Photo ID and a few dollars to make sure you can get in, get a beer, and meet the barkeep (Hunter).  Click here for the route map.
Led by: David 

• 7:00 pm we’ll skate from Atlas Brew Works to our &pizza Party in China Town (705 H St NW).   
Level: Beginner, 45 mins (4 miles)

Saturday &pizza Party
• 8:00 pm at &pizza in China Town (705 H St NW).  
Skaters will order food at the counter, then convene in a reserved backbar on the second floor.

SUNDAY, May 27, 2018

Sunday Skate, Part 1

• 9:00 am Skate Meets at Dupont Circle.

Level: Intermediate (10-12 miles)  
We’ll avoid the Rolling Thunder crowds and return to Dupont Circle by noon, so hotel guests who are leaving today will be ready by the 1 PM late checkout.  Click here for the route map.

Led by: Anthony

Sunday Skate, Part 2.
• 12:15 am Skate Meets at Dupont Circle.

Level: Intermediate (10-13 miles)  

After a quick farewell to friends who are leaving today, we will head to Rolling Thunder, to watch hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists on their dedicated, closed-off route through the city. After that, we’ll keep rolling.
Led by: Anthony

MONDAY, May 28, 2018

Traditional Monument Loop

• 9:00 am Skate Meets at Dupont Circle.

Level: Intermediate (10-13 miles)  

We’ll end SkateDC with the route that traditionally begins it (and is our typical FNS route) – the Monument Loop. Let’s see this during the day and on Memorial Day! Sights include the White House, the Capitol, the Air & Space Museum, the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and an optional three-mile loop around Hains Point. We may have some impromptu route tweaks due to closures or crowds. Who’s up for an adventure?  Click here for the route map.

  • We’ll return to the hotel by noon, for guests who must check out by 1 PM.

Led by: Maureen

Ditching a scheduled skating event? Weather issues? Stop by our many monuments and museums that are FREE to visit!

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