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Schedule: SkateDC Weekend 2016

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016

Power Up Your Skating - Workshop with Sonic

• 6:30 pm Meet at White House

Level: Beginner-Advanced, 3.5 hours

Make your skating better in every way with a stronger foundation and improved arsenal of techniques. $30 with half going to youth skating team DC-ICEThis formal skates-on workshop is relevant for skaters from those just getting comfortable in the streets to expert riders. Blending city skating expertise with SkateIA and SkateFresh methodologies the learning will focus on a set of core skills that apply to city skating, slalom, and speed skating. So whether you’re looking to be safer on the streets, learn to make beautiful movements around cones, or fly faster in a pack, join the fun.

RSVP on Facebook 
Led by: Sonic S

 

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016


HOTEL GROUP-UP occurs 30 minutes before skates leave the White House.


Classic Friday Night Monument Skate

• 7:00 pm HOTEL GROUP-UP

• 7:30 pm Skate Leaves White House
Level: Beginner-Intermediate, 2 hours (11 Miles - click here for the route)

Skate along the Potomac at sunset, visit the Capitol, see a Smithsonian museum or two, the National Mall, and the Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and WWII monuments. Generally flat route. 

The skate will stop at Teaism (Penn Quarter) for food and beverages for an extended break before heading back to the hotel.  10% discount if you're a skater!

Led by: Maureen H.

 

The Late Skate

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

We will go skating through some Washington, DC nightlife neighborhoods to interact with happy people and show them our Disco Cart. 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.

RSVP on Meetup.com

Led by: Bill E


SATURDAY, May 21, 2016


RAIN PLANS

The Kettler Capitals Iceplex Public Session

• 12:15 pm -> 1:4 

It will be fun to have a number of advanced skaters "take over" this public skating session.

$9 plus skate rental. The rink is close to the Ballston Metro station, if traveling by metro okease allow extra time.  http://www.kettlercapitalsiceplex.com/




RAIN PLAN - Free Workshop with Sonic


Good news skaters! Jones Point Park looks solid for a workshop location and there's even a skate class happening right now! We'll do a free and open workshop session at 3pm. Some requests I've received include backwards, transitions, and repeats from my Thursday workshop. We can also safely learn powerslides thanks to some damp pavement here. Anything else is up for grabs too.• 3pm at Jones Point Park

Level: Beginner-Advanced, 2 hours


It's a little difficult to get here without a car, but Sonic can stop at the hotel at 2pm and has room for four in my car for the first people that commit and arrange it. Alternatively, you can take the metro to Alexandria station and someone can pick you up from there at 2:45p or you can uber it.
Led by: Sonic S


RAIN PLAN - Temple Hills Skating

• 2pm - 8pm at Temple Hills Skate Palace

Temple Hills roller skating rink. We were there before and place is pretty cool and huge for a roller skating rink. It is Metro accessible, across from the Naylor Road station. 
Admission is $7. Philly and DC Skaters are aiming to arrive about about 3-4pm.
Contact Sophie to coordinate.

Click here for directions



RAIN PLAN - Free Improv Performance

• 1PM - 5PM

FREE student showcase today for Washington Improv Theater about 0.8 miles from the hotel (across the street from the MLK library). At least one skater, Tony will attend. Details:

https://www.facebook.com/events/243637489331468/


RAIN PLAN - Smithsonian
For our out-of-town guests especially, there are an amazing variety of free Smithsonian museums that are worth visiting: http://www.si.edu/visit/hours The Air & Space, American History, and Natural History museums are all excellent. There's a very good arts and crafts museum very close to the the White House. the Renwick Gallery at 18th & Pennsylvania Ave.



Saturday Morning Skate - Anacostia River Trail

• 9:00 am HOTEL GROUP-UP

• 9:30 am Skate Leaves White House
Level: Intermediate, 3 hours (15 miles)

It's time to check out a new trail!  A new section of the Anacostia River Trail is being built north of RFK Stadium, and we will skate out and back to explore it.  There are a few short sections of gravel but in between them is smooth asphalt.  A few small hills but otherwise fairly flat.  Those of you who have done my skate before know what to expect.  ;-)

Led by: Carl F


Saturday Afternoon Skate - House of Cards

Note: streets are wet and the forecast is very unfavorable.

• 2:30 pm HOTEL GROUP-UP
• 3:00 pm Skate Leaves White House
Level: Advanced, 3.5 hours (20 miles)

If you watch House of Cards, you probably know this opening.  We're going to skate it and so are you!  We won't get too far from our starting point but we'll see a lot of different parts of town. 

Led by: Jim L.
The streets are wet and the forecast is very unfavorable.



Saturday Late Night Disco Cart Skate

Note: streets are wet and the forecast is very unfavorable.

9:30 pm Skate Leaves the HOTEL
Level: Intermediate, 2 hours (7 miles)

Skating through some nightlife neighborhoods to interact with happy people and show them our Disco Cart. This will get some of them dancing and maybe we will find willing passengers for the cart. Route will begin at the event hotel and will return there before finishing at the White House. Along the way, we will visit Washington Harbor, have a cone session at Georgetown Waterfront Park, skate the M Street traffic jam through Georgetown, climb onto the Big Chair, and bomb down some nice big hills.  

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Led by: Bill E


SUNDAY, May 22, 2016


Sunday Breakfast Skate

• 9:00 am HOTEL GROUP-UP
• 9:30 am Breakfast Skate Leaves White House

Level: Intermediate, 2 hours (10 miles - click here for the route)

The first stop will be the Capitol. Then we will skate through Stanton Park, on our way to Safeway, for a pit stop. We will skate down Pennsylvania Avenue, through Anacostia Park, on our way to Yards Park. Last, we will visit the Smithsonian Gardens. We will get back to the hotel in time for a shower and noon check-out.

Led by: Chris M.



RAIN PLAN - Free Workshop with Sonic

• 10am at Jones Point Park

Level: Beginner-Advanced, 2 hours



A free and open workshop session. Some requests I've received include backwards, transitions, and repeats from my Thursday workshop. We can also safely learn powerslides thanks to some damp pavement here. Anything else is up for grabs too.


Given road closures for the bike event tomorrow, it might be infeasible for me to provide any rides in my car from the hotel.  Alternatively, you can take the metro to King Street station and someone can pick you up from there at 9:45am or you can uber it.  


Note: checkout for the hotel is at noon, so you will most likely want to checkout before the workshop and leave your bags with the bellman or arrange a later checkout.

Led by: Sonic S



Get Your Slalom On - Workshop with Sonic

• Noon at Jones Point Park

Level: Beginner-Advanced, 2 hours


The slalom workshop for noon is still on but we moved it to Jones Point Park.


Learn to weave your feet in majestic patterns around the cones.  $20 with half going to youth skating team DC-ICEThis freestyle slalom workshop is geared towards those newer to slalom and absolute beginners are welcome. Those with self taught experience will also benefit by learning the foundations and working the polish necessary to rise to more advanced moves.

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Led by: Sonic S








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