SkateDC with the Washington Area Roadskaters
The Washington Area Roadskaters (WAR) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote safe and enjoyable skating in the Washington, D.C. area. One of the oldest skate clubs on the east coast, WAR was founded in 1987 as Washington Area Rollerskaters and in the years since, thousands of individuals have joined together to enjoy inline and roller skating in the streets of the city.
WAR is also a social organization where many strong and lasting friendships are formed. Our members have very diverse career, social, and educational backgrounds, all sharing a passion for 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.
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New for 2021: Quad Rolls
Short routes planned specifically for outdoor roller skating. Supportive learning environment with peer support, a relaxed pace, consistent elevations, and avoidance of bad pavement. Ideal for those skating streets for the first time and those who are coming back after a hiatus. Themes showcasing our city's cultural highlights.
Skate of the Union weekend offers recreational skating events, amateur and elite-level timed races, skate boarding, and participants are inspired to achieve their peak potential with the spirit of the Olympics.
The Inaugural Sunday Skate happens in April to mark the beginning of DC's Skating season. Winter is over, so put on your wheels! Also first brewery visit where we review T-shirt ideas and Skate DC weekend details.
Halloween Skate means putting on a costume and rolling around to find the popular hot spots and be part of the fun.
The Eastern Shore Skate is held in the autumn. The last one was led by Mo and it turned out to be a terrific event, with perfect weather and many WAR members participating. Some skaters travelled from other cities and joined us in DC for the Sunday skate.
The WAR Potluck and Annual Meeting is held towards the end of the year, most recently via zoom. Last year it was held at Jon Deason’s townhouse in Rosslyn, Virginia. Dozens attended the party where beer and wine were enjoyed and the food was delicious. WAR business includes electing the board and establishing the schedule for the next year.