BIG APPLE ROLL 2018
New York City
August 2nd - 5th

EXTREMELY TENTATIVE SCHEDULE!!!

Download or print Our Survival Guide (pdf) HERE (Last Year's)

Glympse: Click here to find the group during any skate!
(Please do NOT use the Glympse App)

Group-Ups:

Note: Times and distances for ALL skates are approximate.
Early Birds - Wednesday Night Skate, August 2nd
Time:
7:45pm Group-Up
8:00-10:00 Skating
WNS

Early Birds - Come join us for the always enjoyable,
world famous,
Wednesday Night Skate!

Distance: 12 - 14 miles
Leader: WNS Staff
Group-Up:  Union Square South
End:  Drinks and fun at @ 10:00pm!


Highlights:  We never know... WNS is its own thing! But you'll see most of the same skaters. It's a fairly casual, social skate around the streets of NYC. It may or may not include bridges, hills, ramps, overpasses, sidewalks, etc.  WNS is the largest group skate in NYC.
 
Thursday, August 3rd
Time:
7pm Group-Up
7:15 Skating

Thursday Night Early Bird Skate

Name:
Distance: 15 miles
Leader:
Group-Up:
End:
See Route Map

Highlights:


 
Friday, August 4th
Time:
1:15pm Group-Up
1:30 - 4:30pm Skating

Friday Afternoon Skate



Name:
Distance
:

Leader:
Group-Up:
End:
See Route Map (coming)

Highlights:
Time:
5 - 6:30pm
Street Skating Skills Workshop with Sonic

Group-Up:
End:
Time:
4:00 - 6:15pm
Registration - Waiver signing, Free Goodies, Raffle ticket sales for skates, skate bags, sports clothing, and more. Also T-Shirt & Blinkie sales & Distribution of Survival Guide (Final Schedule)

*Pick up your Big Apple Roll Home-made Cookie!
THANK YOU Jan Crittenden Livingston, the cookie QUEEN!!!


*Pick up a BAR bar! Healthy and delicious!
(THANK YOU Anonymous!!)

*Sign up for Saturday Night Activities


ALL Skaters must sign the skate waiver
and wear a wrist band.

Location:
Time:
6:30pm Group-Up
6:45-9:30pm Skating




Use GPS or the Glympse link to find us!

 

   

Friday Evening Skate

Name: City Lights & Sites! (& Fast Breakaway)

Distance
:
Leader:
Group-Up:
End:
See Route Map (coming)

NOTE: If late, join us at ?. Use GPS or the Glympse link to find us!  http://www.glympse.com/!empiresk8


Highlights:
We'll have a fast breakaway towards the middle of the skate while Andrew takes us to see more sites in Midtown. We'll come back together for our famous "slow roll" through Times Square (still amazing even for NYers!). We'll try to stop for our usual photo op.


As is customary with most Friday night skates, we encourage you to "Make Like A Billboard" and "LIGHT YOURSELF UP"!! Be CrEaTiVe!! Glow sticks (FREE) and blinkies available at Registration or HERE! The crowds LOVE seeing us skate by. LETS GET NOTICED!!
Time:
9:45pm - Whenever
Welcome Party

 
Saturday, August 5th
Time:
8 - 9:15am
Registration - Waiver signing, Free Goodies, Raffle ticket sales for skates, skate bags, sports clothing, and more. Also T-Shirt & Blinkie sales & Distribution of Survival Guide (Final Schedule)

*Pick up your Big Apple Roll Home-made Cookie!
(THANK YOU Jan Crittenden Livingston, the cookie QUEEN!!!)

*Pick up a BAR bar! Healthy and delicious!
(THANK YOU Anonymous!!)

*Sign-up for Saturday Night Activities


ALL Skaters must sign the skate waiver
and wear a wrist band.

Location:
Time:
8:30-9:15am
Yoga at the BAR - Pre Skate!!

Join Sara Bridge, NYC skater and Yoga Instructor, for an early morning warm up before the skate. Bring your skates so you can head straight to the meetup at 9:30.

Group-up:
Location:
Distance: As far as you can stretch!
BRING A LARGE TOWEL!
Read a Description Here
Time:
9:30am Group-Up
9:45 Skating
Saturday All Day Skating, Lunch & Central Park:

Name:
Distance
:
Leader:
Group-Up:

End:
See Route Map (coming)
Part I: 10am-1pm
≈19 miles
Highlights:
Lunch: 1-2:30pm Lunch:
Part II: 2:30-5:00pm
8 miles

Arrive in Central Park
≈3:45
Part II:

Slalom Demo


Dance Skating - Hosted by Central Park Dance Skaters
Part III: 5:00-6:30pm
6 miles
Part III: We'll hang out in the Park until 5:00 or so and then head West from Central Park to Lincoln Center for a group photo op and then pass Fordham University at Lincoln Center before heading South to the Hotel. We hope to be back at the hotel by 6:30pm.
See Route Map (coming)
Time:
5-5:45pm
Slalom Workshop with Sonic

Stick around Central Park for a slalom workshop with Sonic after the Slalom & Dance event. Then you'll be escorted back to the Hotel afterwards.
Time:
8pm - Whenever
Saturday Night Entertainment

Time:
10pm - Whenever
Pub Crawl


 
Sunday, August 6th
Time:
9:30am Group-Up
9:45-12:15 Skating
(1pm Check-out)
Sunday Morning Skate:

Name: Jack's Choice

Distance
: 12-14 miles

Leader: Jack "WNS" Facchin!
Group-Up:

End:
See Route Map (coming)


Highlights:
Jack will choose from over 20 years of Wednesday Night Skate experience and have us back in time for a shower & Checkout
(you may want to have your bags packed before the skate)
1pm Check-out
For Those Staying at the Hotel - 1pm is the Official Checkout.

You can store luggage with the Concierge. And you "might" be able to take a shower in the "Club" room later!! (First Come, first served)
Time:
1 - 3pm

NOTE: Fee Based
Slalom Workshop

Group-Up:
End:


Description:

Time:
3pm Group-Up
3:15 Skating
Sunday Afternoon Skate

Possibly!
 
NOTES
  Checkout - (Normally 11am) We have been given until 1pm. You might still "Request Late Check-out" (2 pm) on the morning of your departure.

Luggage - As usual, luggage can be "checked" with the hotel's Bellhop.
Around The Area!!/td>
   
   
New York City is skate friendly. It is legal to skate throughout NYC. On streets you must follow all traffic laws. Use marked bike lanes or paths when available, except when making turns or when it is unsafe to do so. You can also skate on the sidewalks, in parks, and on paths. It is illegal to skate recklessly anywhere. Additional information:  http://www.skatecity.com/nyc/law/.

Alternate Skating Options:

CENTRAL PARK:

New York City is the skate friendly skating Mecca of the World, and Central Park is its skating centerpiece! Skaters can roll casually or fast, depending on preference, time of day and how crowded, on its vehicular traffic-free miles of Central Park Drives, and on its network of paths.

Enter any of the Park entrances for this wonderful experience. http://www.centralparknyc.org/maps/

HUDSON RIVER GREENWAY ("HRGW"):

Hudson River Greenway Path is the longest in NYC, running along the West Side, from Dyckman Street in the north to Battery Park in the south, mostly through Riverside Park and Hudson River Park. By far the biggest car-free bicycle, skating and pedestrian path New York City has ever seen, the Hudson River Greenway is now a continuous 13 miles running from Battery Park, at the southern tip of Manhattan, to the Little Red Lighthouse underneath the George Washington Bridge, and beyond. The route passes through Hudson River Park, Riverside Park South, Riverside Park and Fort Washington Park. The bike/skate path is smooth and you can enjoy the waterfront views and breeze with numerous points of interest along the route. Here is a website for events and numerous spots for fun on part of the HRGW:   www.hudsonriverpark.org.

HRGW is part of the MANHATTAN WATERFRONT GREENWAY that is a 32-mile long walking, skating and biking path around the island. The majority of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway is physically separated from auto traffic, although there are several sections that require using city streets with traffic. Many sections also separate pedestrians from cyclists, although some sections must be shared by all Greenway users.

Click the following links for Manhattan Waterfront Greenway Maps.
www.nycbikemaps.com/maps/manhattan-waterfront-greenway-bike-map/
www.nyc.gov/html/edc/pdf/greenway_mapside.pdf.

BAR 2018 is for intermediate to expert skaters capable of easily handling street skating in groups, during the day and/or night, stopping and turning on all terrain, following all traffic laws. Bikers are welcomed as long as they keep in mind that skaters kick-out. Therefore, bikers must give skaters adequate space at all times by riding in the back, front or side of the skaters.

Disclaimer
The Empire Skate Club, and the Central Park Skate Patrol strongly recommends that all participants in the Big Apple Roll should carry medical and liability insurance, and must wear helmets and wristguards, and strongly recommends wearing all other protective gear (including but not limited to knee pads, elbow pads, and, at night, reflective clothing and blinking lights which are required by NY State law). Please also be advised that there are particular inherent risks of injury involved in city inline skating, including, but not limited to: cars, bicycles, other skaters, pedestrians, potholes, manhole covers, chains, train and trolley tracks, cobblestones, bad pavement, water, oil, debris, gravel, curbs, stairs, hills and inclines. This list of possible risks is not comprehensive, because conditions on the street, including the weather, are constantly changing. The Empire Skate Club, Central Park Skate Patrol, sponsors, organizers, volunteers, cannot accept any liability for the existence of any such risks. Ultimately, each skater is responsible for staying alert to potential risks and obeying all traffic regulations. Skaters are skating at their own risk and are responsible for their actions. Finally, Empire and the Patrol strongly requires that all participants in the Big Apple Roll possess and master a set of minimum skate skills before participating in its events: the ability to skate in control, with groups, at night, especially on hills; to stop in traffic; to maneuver curbs; and to avoid obstacles. A signed waiver/release will be required of all skaters at registrations and group-ups in order to participate.


 


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