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PLEASE NOTE: COVID-19 CHANGES TO OUR SKATE SEASON EFFECTIVE May 2nd, 2022

TRIC will be resuming our skating season on May 1, 2022. In deference to Covid-19 requirements ALL skaters will use their own judgement relative to wearing a mask and social distancing.

Since these are voluntary participation events, each skater / participant will be solely responsible for complying with federal, state and local government requirements related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Please see the Meetup Calendar for the latest schedule. 
Come skate the streets and paved trails of “The Most Livable City in America” Pittsburgh, PA.
Three Rivers Inline Skate Club (TRIC) offers weekly organized, recreational, adult group street and trail inline (rollerblade) skates. Organized skates run from May thru September. Skate routes vary in the city, Downtown, Shadyside, Oakland, S. Side, Sq. Hill, N. Side, Mexican War Streets, Strip District, Station Square, Bloomfield, Highland Park, Lawrenceville, and many more. Parks, bridges, stadiums, tunnels, hills, paved river trails, etc... 
See the city and its sights from a whole new perspective!
-Monday 6:45 PM - All level skate at Hazelwood Green -every other Monday
-Wednesday 6:00 PM - Free Skate Lessons / Start & Stop Clinic
-Wednesday 7:00 PM - Beginner Street Skate - Shadyside - less than 1 hr. AS NEEDED
-Wednesday 6:30 PM - Advanced Beginner Street Skate - Shadyside/Oakland -1½ hr
-Friday 6:30 PM - Intermediate City Sights & City Lights Street and Trail Skate - Downtown & nearby areas - 2+ Hrs.
-Sunday Morning 9 AM - Intermediate Social Trail & Street Skate - Downtown & nearby areas with coffee stop, relaxed pace - 2 1/2 hrs.
NOTE: All skates and lessons are “Weather Permitting”. If it is dry we usually skate!
For additional info, club photos, skate schedules, contacts and lessons see our website at: http://skatepittsburgh.com/   (We "Skate Everything but the Rivers" our mission for the past 25+ years. A skate club created by the skaters for the skaters. Join us on our FACEBOOK page at:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2378328455/   and this Meetup page: Three Rivers Inline Club. Weekly “FREE” beginner adult skate lessons and Start and Stop Clinics in Shadyside every Wednesday throughout the season, learn to skate. Bring your own skates, helmet, wrist guards, knee and elbow pads.. Learn in a relaxed atmosphere and at your own pace on an outdoor school playground. Or just come out to improve your skating skills. Learn to stop and use your skate brake more efficiently!

Frequent social events and activities. Picnics, barbeques, wine and cheese parties, after skate gatherings and tailgate parties, local trips, parades, Light-Up Night Skate, 4th of July Fireworks Skate, Steeler Skates, etc...
Weekend trips to other cities (DC, Philly, Miami, NYC, Boston, Erie, Presque Isle, etc...) to skate with other groups.
Organized street skates patrolled and monitored by the TRIC / Skate Patrol for safety and fun. Monitoring organized street and trail skates for all skill levels from beginners thru advanced skaters. Adults only. Men and women, all ages, fun for everyone! Meet new people. Singles and couples welcome. Bring your friends.
Skating is great cross-training for other recreational sports such as hiking, skiing, cycling, mountain biking, hockey, and other activities.
Join the TRIC club, get a T-shirt (optional) and email list access. Membership not required for the organized skates or skate lessons. Come out and learn to skate or just join us on one of our five (5) weekly skates.
DISCLAIMER: Even if you do not join the club, please be advised that TRIC strongly recommends that all participants in TRIC sponsored events (including its weekly city skates) should carry medical and liability insurance and should wear protective gear (i.e., helmet, wrist guards, kneepads, elbow pads, and, at night, reflective clothing and blinking lights). 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, 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. TRIC 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. Finally, TRIC strongly recommends that all participants in TRIC sponsored events (including the city skates) possess and master a set of minimum skate skills before participating in its events: the ability to skate in control, especially on hills; to stop in traffic; to maneuver curbs; and to avoid obstacles.

Upcoming events (4+)

TRIC - Annual Red, White and Blue 4TH of July - Fireworks Skate - Pittsburgh

The annual Fireworks Skate from the Jail Trail Parking lot into downtown to take in the festivities of the Pittsburgh 4th of July celebration and the 4th of July fireworks finale at the point. We will meet at the Eliza Furnace (Jail Trail) parking lot off 2nd Avenue at around 7:40 pm and depart for downtown by 8:00 pm.

See location map in this meetup.

Everyone wears their finest red, white and blue for the holiday. Streamers, flags, decorations, and blinkies. Lights and flashlights are a must as we will be skating back in the dark. This annual event is a 4th of July tradition for the skating community. This is an intermediate level skate and will not be patrolled. There will be a leader and regrouping to keep skaters together.

We will watch the fireworks from the North Shore.

Cyclists are welcome if you aren't able to skate. Decorate your bike if you wish. Join the FUN!

The fireworks will start at 9:35 pm and we will skate back to the Jail Trail parking lot after the fireworks are completed around 10:00 pm. YOU WILL WANT A LIGHT / blinkies for the skate back.

Moderate pace. Urban skate. Mostly flat type terrain, but some gentler hills and sloped bridge decks and ramps may be encountered. Be able to maneuver in pedestrian and vehicular traffic, negotiate curbs, potholes, speed bumps and other urban amenities. Be able to brake confidently. Weekly skate equivalent to being VERY comfortable on Wednesday skate or able to safely skate on Friday night or Sunday morning skates. ~ 10 miles.

Generally skating downtown, S.Side, North Shore, Strip District and other venues around downtown. Trails, streets, bridges, stadiums, tunnels, Market Square, Station Square and more! See you there for a great tour of the city from the skaters perspective!

As always: Skate at your own risk. The club and coordinators assume no liability for your safety.

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TRIC - Wednesday Advanced Beginners Street Skate and Free Skate Lessons

Advanced Beginners Skate (6:30 pm) 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 about 1 1/2 hours. Skate route is generally from Shadyside to Oakland, passing by Pitt and CMU campuses and other surrounding areas.

Regular season weekly Wednesday Start and Stop Skate Lessons Clinic in Shadyside. This is for new and beginner level skaters and those wanting to improve their skating abilities.

"FREE" Lessons will be conducted from 6:00 to 6:30 pm. All skaters taking lessons are required to provide their own skates, helmet, wrist guards, knee and elbow pads.

This skate is patrolled and will have an assigned skate leader and blockers.

It is suggested that you wear light colored clothes, carry a flashlight, or wear blinkys, or reflective items. Part of the skate may be completed as darkness is approaching.

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

In deference to Covid-19 requirements ALL skaters will use their own judgement relative to wearing a mask and social distancing. Since this a voluntary participation event, each skater will be solely responsible for complying with federal, state and local government requirements related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
LINK: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/public-health-recommendations.html

Please reply to let us know you are skating so we can have proper skate support in place for the event.

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

TRIC Friday Night City Sights - Weekly Street and Trail Skate

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Regular season Friday downtown weekly organized street and trail skate. Great skate to see the city sights. Route varies weekly.

This skate is patrolled and will have an assigned skate leader and blockers.

In deference to Covid-19 requirements ALL skaters will use their own judgement relative to wearing a mask and social distancing.

Since this is a voluntary participation event, each skater will be solely responsible for complying with federal, state and local government requirements related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

LINK: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/public-health-recommendations.html

Please reply to let us know you are skating so we can have proper skate support in place for the event.

Intermediate skaters, helmet and wrist guards required at a minimum for our safety. 2+ hours skating of downtown, S. Side, North Shore, Strip District and other venues around downtown. Trails, streets, bridges, stadiums, tunnels, Market Square, Station Square, Strip District and more! See you there for a great tour of the city from the skaters perspective! And get a workout as well.

Moderate pace. Urban skate. 10 to 16 miles. Mostly flat type terrain, but some gentler hills and sloped bridge decks and ramps may be encountered. Be able to maneuver in pedestrian and vehicular traffic, negotiate curbs, potholes, speed bumps and other urban amenities. Be able to brake confidently.

It is suggested that you wear light colored clothes, carry a flashlight, or wear blinkys, or reflective items. Part of the skate will be completed as darkness is approaching.

Be ready to roll by 6:30 PM at the Eliza Furnace Trail Parking Lot. Get there a little early to gear up and get ready to skate!

Come out and be part of the fun!

Cyclists are welcome to join us! Bike with us to enjoy an evening tour of the city. Also if you have not skated this meetup, biking is a good way to check it out.

NOTE: All skates are weather permitting. If it is dry we should be skating.

TRIC Sunday Morning Social City Skate

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Join us for our weekly regular season Intermediate skill level Sunday Morning Social City Skate. A great skate on a Sunday morning to see the city!

This skate is patrolled but will have an assigned skate leader and blockers.

In deference to Covid-19 requirements ALL skaters will use their own judgement relative to wearing a mask and social distancing.

Since this a voluntary participation event, each skater will be solely responsible for complying with federal, state and local government requirements related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

LINK: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/public-health-recommendations.html

Please reply to let us know you are skating so we can have proper skate support in place for the event.

Intermediate skaters, helmet and wrist guards required at a minimum for our safety.

This is an intermediate level social skate of 10-15 mile, mostly flat route, with minor inclines at bridges, ramps and other similar areas. Enjoying the scenic views of the Southside, Strip District, downtown, Station Sq., Mexican War Streets and Northside. An optional social coffee stop is included near the end of the skate.

The intermediate skater should be comfortable skating in street traffic, braking on both flat and inclines and maneuvering curbs, pot holes, etc. The steepest hills are usually the bridge decks and the 10-15 miles are at a relaxed pace.

This skate is a more challenging then the Wednesday advanced beginner skate.

Cyclists are welcome and encouraged to join. Also a good way to try the Sunday Skate route on your bike if you haven't skated it before.

Skate is weather permitting. If it is dry we should be skating!

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