TRIC / NSP - Wednesday Beginners Skates & FREE Skate Lessons

Regular season weekly Wednesday Start and Stop Clinic and street skates in Shadyside.


"FREE" Lessons start at 6:30 pm & the street skates start at 7:00 pm. If you need loaner skates, helmet, wrist guards for lessons please call [masked]) at least 2 days in advance or email at: [masked]

Two (2) street skates available:

Beginners Skate (7:15pm) is for those new to skating and having learned some of the basic skating and braking skills. Lasts about 45 minutes. Skate is on fairly level back streets of Shadyside with minimal traffic. This is a patrolled skate.

Advanced Beginners Skate (7:00pm) for those who can brake and skate with confidence and are ready to improve their skills. Ability to skate small hills and some street traffic. Skate lasts from about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Skate route is generally from Shadyside to Oakland, Pitt, CMU and surrounding areas. This is a patrolled skate.

Helmets and wrist guards required as a minimum on all skates.

Occasional post skate tailgate gathering or walk to local eateries after the skate.

Note: All skates are weather permitting. If the streets are dry we should be skating!

Lessons are conducted by the National Skate Patrol.

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  • Gene

    Great nite to skte for all!

    September 4

  • Gene

    Looks like a good weather night for skating. Come out and join us!


    September 3

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