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Global StreetSkates

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:18 pm
by Caz
Thought it'd be nice to have a section that everyone could reference about weekly streetskates in various city's around the world. This is going to work like the birthday thread. post: the City and countrycode, the start time/day, the numbers of people [max/min], and a web link if possible. a mod will add them to the list below.

London UK| Weds 20:00 | 100-1k people | http://www.londonskate.com
Paris FR| fri 22:00 | 500-23k people | http://www.parisroller.fr
Melbourne AU| Wed 21:00 | 10-20 people | http://www.cityskate.info/cityskate
Wellington NZ | Weds 19:30 | 10 people | no website - meet at Fergs Rock & Kayak on the waterfront...
Timisoara Ro | every evening | 19ish (apr,may,sept,oct) 21ish (june-aug) (depends on sunset, if weather permits) | stadion dan paltinisan (near liceul sportiv)
Brisbane Au | Thurs 19:30 | 10-20 people | Lower River Terrace
Groningen NL| Fri 20:00 | 50-200 people | http://fridayfunskategroningen.nl

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:31 pm
by Davey_Speedstar
There's quie a few on the Munich NiteSkate Search Engine
http://search.munichniteskate.de/ Although I'm not sure how up to date it is.

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:35 pm
by peter
Monthly street skate in Rouen (N.France)

http://www.rouen-roller.com/

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:41 pm
by BrenBaz
There was a list of all the French Streetskates in teh french RollerMag thing that Slezzer had last year.

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 3:04 pm
by mbailey
Melbourne AU| Wed 21:00 | 10-20 people | http://www.cityskate.info/cityskate

A bunch of us skate various routes through and around Melbourne on Wednesday nights.
It's been going about ten years and I'm told we used to get as many as 200 people.

After doing a Friday Night Skates in Paris and Amsterdam in 2004, I'm keen to see
the numbers increase in my hometown!

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 3:12 pm
by Look no Skywater
You can get a lot of info from these places:

http://www.coolriders.org/rando-roller/ ... es-randos/
http://frsr.free.fr/index12.html
http://rando.ffrs.asso.fr/web_Randonnee ... cours.html
http://www.roulezrose.com/randofrance.php

As you can see, france has quite a few. If you want to do something useful with the information, organise it by the day of the week. That way people can use it to plan a tour. It has been done so many times by Country/City that is it silly doing it all again.

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 3:54 pm
by Joniquai
mbailey wrote:Melbourne AU| Wed 21:00 | 10-20 people | http://www.cityskate.info/cityskate


It's been going about ten years and I'm told we used to get as many as 200 people.
!


how many do you get nowadays then? I'm coming to melbourne in august and wouldnt mind doing a streetskate whilst there!

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 4:11 pm
by GuinnessGirl
Joniquai wrote:
how many do you get nowadays then? I'm coming to melbourne in august and wouldnt mind doing a streetskate whilst there!


They're letting you leave the UK?

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 4:19 pm
by Gerbil
GuinnessGirl wrote:
Joniquai wrote:
how many do you get nowadays then? I'm coming to melbourne in august and wouldnt mind doing a streetskate whilst there!


They're letting you leave the UK?
are they letting you back in afterwards ?

Inline skating is coming back in Melbourne

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 11:09 pm
by mbailey
Joniquai wrote:how many do you get nowadays then? I'm coming to melbourne in august and wouldnt mind doing a streetskate whilst there!


Over the last year, the Wednesday night skate has been getting 10-20 people but that's been increasing since we put up the website.

Inline skating is only just showing signs of picking up again in Melbourne. We suffer from having
a bike track along the beach from Port Melbourne to Brighton (10-15km?) which everyone seems to think is the only place to skate. So while you see lots of skaters there we're only starting to see more skaters "in the wild" again (e.g. in the supermarket, leaching off trams, etc).

Melbourne is pretty flat, the roads are good and we have a great system of bike paths. All of these make it great for inline.

Check out http://www.cityskate.info/ for info on some other informal skates that are going on each week. Hopefully by next August the attendance numbers will have increased.

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:11 am
by sonic
Tallinn, Estonia Fridays April-October (I think!) 20.00
More info: http// http://www.skate.ee
Anyone having problems with the language please feel free to ask me to translate!

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:21 am
by latviangirl
Was reading russian skater forums and there are qiute a few street skates in summer in Moscow and St.Petersberg. Don't remember details exactly. :oops:

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:50 am
by rusty
Wellington NZ | Weds 19:30 | 10 people | no website - meet at Fergs Rock & Kayak on the waterfront...

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:32 am
by GadgetBoy
The Midnight Rollers - Friday Night Skate in San Francisco
Friday Night at 9pm from the plaza at Embarcadero and Market

They do the same route all the time

All the details http://www.cora.org/nightskates.html

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 4:39 pm
by alansd
There are a few in Washington DC over the week. I went out with them a couple of months ago on a wednesday night and it was pretty good. Not as many people as in london maybe up to 50 in the summer they said.
One problem though, a lot of lycra was on display.........

http://www.skatedc.org/

Re: Inline skating is coming back in Melbourne

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:32 pm
by Acidedge
mbailey wrote:
Joniquai wrote:how many do you get nowadays then? I'm coming to melbourne in august and wouldnt mind doing a streetskate whilst there!


Over the last year, the Wednesday night skate has been getting 10-20 people but that's been increasing since we put up the website.

Inline skating is only just showing signs of picking up again in Melbourne. We suffer from having
a bike track along the beach from Port Melbourne to Brighton (10-15km?) which everyone seems to think is the only place to skate. So while you see lots of skaters there we're only starting to see more skaters "in the wild" again (e.g. in the supermarket, leaching off trams, etc).

Melbourne is pretty flat, the roads are good and we have a great system of bike paths. All of these make it great for inline.


There's also a Tuesday night skate from 7pm from Bayside Blades in Hampton. Will give you the details, JK. And Melbourne city is great for skating. A very nice waterfront too with a shared pathway.


rusty wrote:Wellington NZ | Weds 19:30 | 10 people | no website - meet at Fergs Rock & Kayak on the waterfront...


Nuts. Would have joined if I'd known there was a night skate when I was in Wellington. Very nice city to skate, but a bit too windy around the harbour. :)

Re: Inline skating is coming back in Melbourne

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:34 am
by rusty
Acidedge wrote:
rusty wrote:Wellington NZ | Weds 19:30 | 10 people | no website - meet at Fergs Rock & Kayak on the waterfront...


Nuts. Would have joined if I'd known there was a night skate when I was in Wellington. Very nice city to skate, but a bit too windy around the harbour. :)


Yeah, the wind can be a pain. The hills are a bit scary for new skaters, but they soon become more of a blessing than a curse (especially the ones with cable cars and/or elevators to the top...).

Re: Global StreetSkates

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 8:00 pm
by weirdo
Groningen NL| Fri 20:00 | 50-200 people | http://fridayfunskategroningen.nl

That's for in the summer overhere.

Greetz, Weirdo

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 6:28 am
by Daveo
Wednesday city skate and friday night virgin skate in sydney.

Sydneybladers.org has all the info and Bill from Manly Blades organises it.
http://www.manlyblades.com.au

I was about to go then I fuc-ked my ankle so I havent attempted it yet, but they say it's way cool.

Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:58 am
by symbol
Madrid - Sat night skate http://www.madridpatina.com/

Still a relatively small scene from what I gather, haven't tried it yet but will do this summer.


They appear to charge people to skate some of the routes, you can get membership and pay a bit less.

You must be a member to do any of their classes.

I think I might email them for more info and find out numbers, sponsers etc.