How do I register?
You don’t – you show up and skate. We will have a waiver and we may have a “goodie bag”, but there is no registration fee. You just pay for your lodging and food, like you would for any other skate weekend.
are the skates?
All of our group skates are designed for intermediate and advanced skaters. If you don't think that your skating ability is at this level, please speak to a skate leader OR one of the Skate Patrol marshals (in red shirts) about whether or not you would be safe on the skate.
Group skates take place on the streets and trails in and around DC, which can be quite hilly. It's important that you:
-feel comfortable skating with a large group in traffic during the day and night.
-are able to stop and turn on any surface or terrain - including hills.
-are willing to follow all traffic laws except in situations where that would create a hazard for other skaters, such as at an intersection that's being held.
All skates will have a leader at the front and a sweep at the back, so that nobody is left behind. If you feel that you cannot complete a skate, ask a local to direct you to the nearest metro or bus stop.
What should I bring on the skates?
· Water: We are not able to provide water trucks, so please bring your own water on all skates. We will be providing water and sports drinks at one stop on the Saturday skate.
· Cab/Subway fare: We will not have any sag wagons. Therefore, bring money in case you are unable to complete the skate need a ride back to the hotel.
· Shoes or sandals: Bring shoes or sandals on each skate in case we walk through the memorials, you need to take a subway, or we visit a site that doesn’t allow skates, like lunch on Saturday.
· Money for Saturday skate: we will need to collect $2 from everyone who goes on the skate to cover water stop beverages.
Are cyclists welcome on the skates?
We are happy to have cyclists, runners, and any other self-propelled folks with us on our skates, as long as they keep in mind that skaters kick to the side and take up some room on the road. Bikers must give skaters adequate space at all times preferably by riding behind or in front of the skaters.
Should I bring special gear for evening skates?
Blinkies are required for night skates. We advise light color/reflective clothing. Helmets and wrist guards are required on all skates.
What’s with the web design?
These pages are quick to make & edit and are at the level of the SkateDC Weekend team. Hey, we’re not about the website, we’re about the skating! If you would like to volunteer to assist in web design, please do so. J
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