SkateDC Weekend

2024 Schedule & Information

Thursday, May 2 - Sunday, May 5, 2024

Preliminary 2024 Schedule

Skates depart 15 minutes after the posted start time. Get there early to stretch and chat! 

Thursday, May 2 (tentative)

Evening skate @ Starting Freedom Plaza
Led by Anthony

Friday, May 3

1-4 PM Afternoon skate: Skate to Anacostia Skate Pavillion (12 miles)
Start @ Freedom Plaza
Did you know that DC is the home of the only skate rink in the National Parks Service right across the river in Anacostia. We'll skate from Freedom Plaza across the Fredrick Douglas Bridge over to the trail and stop at the Skate Pavilion. The stop will be about 30-60min. Then we'll head back across the Whitney Young Bridge before coming back up towards Union Station and Yotel.

Route: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7730688

Led by Mike

7-9:30 PM Friday Night Monument Skate (11 miles Options for 5.5 and 8.5 miles)
Start @ Freedom Plaza
National Mall and Monuments - come out for our famous Friday Night Skate as we skate past the Capitol, Smithsonian Castle and Museums, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. We'll then head over to Haines Point for a loop before returning to Freedom Plaza to get some food afterwards. Bring out your lights! Wear red, white and blue to show off your DC pride!

Route: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7730691

Led by Sharyn

Saturday, May 4

10AM Saturday Adventure Skate @ Freedom Plaza
(18 miles - including lunch break)
Head from Freedom Plaza to the Lincoln Memorial across the Potomac River via Memorial Bridge to the Mt. Vernon Trail. We'll follow the trail past Gravely Point (stop to see the planes take off) to Crystal City (or soon to be called National Landing, thanks Bezos!) We will then take the Potomac Yard Trail down to Old Town Alexandria. We will then head over to Mt. Vernon Avenue through Del Rey and lunch stop at Dairy Godmother (there's also burgers, bbq and donuts). We'll then continue back through Crystal City and to the 14th Street Bridge, going back by the Lincoln Memorial and over to Freedom Plaza for a total of 18 miles.

Route: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7681466

Led by Mike

5PM Roll Out: Starting @ Freedom Plaza
Led by David

Advanced Skate 

Sunday, May 5

10AM Loops of DC @ Freedom Plaza (6 + 6 + 7 miles)
The first loop will be a lap down PA Ave to the Lincoln Memorial and then back to Freedom Plaza. http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7692858

The second loop will be visiting all four faces of the Capitol. https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7612152

The third loop will go to the Lincoln Memorial across the Memorial Bridge to the Iwo Jima Memorial then back through Rosslyn and Georgetown. http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7645214

Led by Chris


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