Upcoming Events

Upcoming Weekend Skate
  • Saturday, October 25, 2014
    Grape Eskate - 2014!!!!
    Destination: Greenport, New York
    Hosted by: John Williams
    Meet at 12:00 Noon at LIRR Greenport Train Station (Access info: See Calendar)

  • Friday, October 31 through Sunday, November 2, 2014
    Empire Halloween Skate (Weekend!) 2014 Friday Night: NYC Greenwich Village Halloween Parade
    Saturday: The Main Event - Sleepy Hollow Skate
    Sunday: The NYC Marathon!
    Destination: New York City and Sleepy Hollow
    Hosted by: Rick Trager, Peter McKiernan and David Kay
    Meet at Columbus Circle, entrance to Central Park. Time: See Calendar)
    About Hotel Rooms:
    The room block at Aloft Harlem was released on October 15th. If you are looking for a room at this hotel at the $229.00 rate, please contact Pete at (914)262-7950 or pgmck03@yahoo.com.
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Tuesday Night Skate is on every Tuesday.
Meeting at 8:00 PM, in front of “Blades, Board and Skate” at 156 West 72nd Street, between Broadway and Columbus Avenue. Roll out no later than 8:10 PM.
Come on out and join us!!

Click on Calendar in the left navigation panel for other upcoming events.

Pictures from some of recent Empire events:
Click on Gallery in the left navigation panel to view more photos of fun skates.


We would like to thank everyone who participated in Big Apple Roll 2014. Without all of you it could not have been such a resounding success!

Regular Weekly Skates

Tuesday Night Skate (year round)
Meet at Blades Board and Skate (156 West 72nd Street between Broadway and Columbus) at 8pm. Recommended for high intermediate and advanced skaters. This skate is year round as long as street is dry.

Speed Skating

Weekly Practices
Monday and Thursday weekly practice 2014 season is going!

Come join us in Central Park, Monday and Thursday, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM at the Speedskaters' Curb (68th street on West Drive in the park, at the top of the hill on the Central Park loop opposite "Tavern on the Green").

Empire Speed has coaches that guarantee to make you faster and stronger - and they actually make it fun. Come and see what they can do for you!

For more information go to www.empirespeed.com and click on "Weekly Practices".

Email Lists

We maitain two kinds of mailing lists, Empire elist, a moderated email list and and Empire-Chat, a public, unmoderated email list in which anyone is invited to discuss the NYC skating scene. To join the list, send a blank email to empire@yahoogroups.com for Empire Skate mailing list, or empire-chat-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. for Empire-Chat. You will receive an email from Yahoo Group. Follow the intruction on the email.

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