The Washington Area Roadskaters (WAR) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote safe and enjoyable in-line skating in the Washington, D.C. area. One of the oldest in-line skate clubs on the east coast, WAR was founded in 1987 and has had thousands of men and women join its ranks.

WAR is also a social organization where many strong and lasting friendships are formed. Our members have very diverse career, social, and educational backgrounds. However, we all share a passion for in-line skating. If you are new to the area, are seeking a new form of exercise, or are simply looking to meet new and interesting people, we encourage you to try one of our group skates, meet us, and see D.C. in a whole new way.

We encourage all people interested in Washington Area Roadskaters to check out our website at and subscribe to our skate email list for additional information about the skate club.

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Recent Meetups

  • Yesterday · 10:00 AM

    WAR Skate Clinic - Instructor - National Skate Patrol

    5 Skaters

    Rock Creek Park Parking Lot #6, on Beach Drive Parking Lot #6 is on Beech Drive.  Access Beech Drive from Military Rd only!   Any other way and you will get lost!! Free... Learn more
  • Yesterday · 10:00 AM

    Skate Hains Point - Beginning Roadskaters Skate*

    3 Skaters

    NOTE THE NEW TIME! Meetup time is moved to 10:00 AM for the summer. We leave the start point at 10:15 sharp! This is NOT a ‘Beginners Skate’. At a minimum, you MUST... Learn more
  • 2 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Friday Night Skate

    2 Skaters

    What to Expect Fun is what you can expect from the Friday Night Skate. If you are an intermediate street skater you can make friends and enjoy a supportive environment... Learn more
  • 4 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Wed Night Advanced Skate

    2 Skaters

    Fast pace, big hills, heavy traffic, 10-15 miles. Rest stops periodically. Lots of different routes. The most social advanced skate. A skater should be able to maintain... Learn more
  • August 23 · 11:00 AM

    Sunday Advanced Skate

    2 Skaters

    This is an advanced, fast, long-distance, skate of 15-20+ miles, with periodic rest breaks over the course of three hours. It is for skaters who enjoy a fast pace,... Learn more
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