What are "The Rules"?
We have a few rules to keep things friendly. No big whoop. We're not big on following rules in general and that includes our own, but still, you gotta have rules, right?
- HAVE FUN!
- Make Friends
- Safety Third*
- There is NO rule number 4.
- NO CRIMES
- TELL SOMEONE BEFORE YOU LEAVE
- Let's Roll!
*See below (click "Read More" over there --->)
Is this only for "Inline Skaters"?
We welcome all kinda folks, inlcuding skateboarders, bicyclists, old-school "quad-skaters", and we even had a guy come out on a razor scooter once... he didn't come back but still, we were glad to have him show up once anyhow. I know a guy who said he wanted to come out and run with us, but he never did.
As a rule, bikes won't have much trouble keeping up. Skateboarders fare better if they're the longboard types, but they usually only come out on the downhill runs, like the Noho, Hollywood and Pasadena to downtown LA routes.
Where May I Get More Information?
Facebook or our MeetUp pages for more info about the Night Skate!
We also have info for people who are thinking about riding a bike or skating on a skateboard, what your skill level should be, and The Rules, in case you were wondering what the ground rules are for playing with us.
Where Do We Skate?
Generally speaking, we skate around downtown. Mostly we skate in the streets and sidewalks, but we often wind up in parking garages, parking lots, parks, skate parks and other parky-type places (like the LARP and the AroyoSeco Path). We skate up and down hills. We skate through stores. Sometimes we even skate on the dirt.
Simply put, we skate every-damn-where.
What is a Group Skate?
Well it's this thing where a bunch of folks with inline/roller skates get together and go skate around. Generally speaking it's just a good-time, but it's also a great excuse to get out of the house.
When Do We Skate?
We meet every week on Tuesday night around 7:45pm, and We Skate At 8! Truth be told, we actually NEVER roll out until 8:08pm, and once in a while we'll wait on somebody, but we like to start on time.
Why Do We Skate?
Reason for showing up vary. Meeting new friends, getting some fresh air, getting a workout, training for a race, not training for anything, got nothing else to do, just visiting, you know... pretty much anything can be a reason to go skate!
How Far Do We Skate?
The longest stakes we've done are less than 20 miles, and the average is 11-13 miles. We occassionally skate much less distance than that, especially if we get involved with something fun like a good parking garage or a really hot bartender.
How Long Do We Skate?
We're usually done by 10pm, although sometimes we do not finish until 10:30 or 11pm. We rarely skate more than two hours; being late is usually because we took the train to or from somewhere.
We have gone straight to the bar and done no skating at all, but only a few times... as far as any of you know.
- You should NOT be a beginner.
- You should be comfortable skating on rough surfaces.
- You should be comfortable skating down hills, or at comfortable and confident in your braking skills.
- You should be able to stop. Well. Really, really well.
- You definitely need to be over 18, unless you bring your Mom... and she should be hot, unless you bring your dad, and he too should be hot.
- We really don't get too crazy very often, and we try not to skate past anyone's comfort zone... but we do expect you to get comfortable pretty fast.
Welcome to the Night Skate
You need no invitation to join us, just show up! Watch our Facebook page for more info about the Night Skate!
The route is not fixed and the skate is open to all types of wheels, but it's a skate for skaters. We try not to lose anybody. That said, we have dropped many a proud skater. You should pick a buddy before we start, and always carry a phone in case you get lost.