Resources for new skaters

Lots of Skating Events through the Washington Area Roadskaters

The Washington Area Roadskaters is a long time skate club that offers a variety of free weekly and special events throughout the skating year for skaters at a variety of levels. Check out the calendar for more information.

Washington Area Roadskaters Friday Night Skate

One of the best weekly resources to try out as a new skater is the Friday Night Skate. This will provide the chance to meet new skaters, learn more about the club, ask questions, and find out more about club events -- often directly from the planners and organizers.

After Work Skate Practice in Washington DC

Gary organizes free after work meetups at the 3.2 mile skater friendly loop at Hains Point/East Potomac Park starting around 5:45pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the warmer part of the year, when daylight savings time is in effect. Gary maintains a text and Facebook messenger group to keep skaters in the loop for when the sessions are happening. Contact him at (240) 210-2520 to get included in his notification sendouts. Sessions are open to all levels.

Skate Skills and Slalom Practice

Andrew organizes free sessions to practice skating skills in various locations in the metropolitan DC area, with a focus on freestyle slalom. He operates a text list, a Facebook messenger group and a Whatsapp group to keep participants up to date on when the events are happening. Contact him at (410) 394-9483 to be included and check out his website at for details.

Skate Schools Providing Paid Instruction

There are several skate schools in the metropolitan DC area. Classes follow COVID19 safety guidelines.