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PLEASE NOTE: COVID-19 CHANGES TO OUR SKATE SEASON EFFECTIVE May 2nd, 2021

TRIC will be resuming our skating season on May 2, 2021. 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!

-Tuesday 6:30 PM - Intermediate Fitness Skate - Shadyside / Oakland and more- 1+ hr.

-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 (5)

TRIC - Wednesday Advanced Beginners Street Skate and Free Skate Lessons

Liberty Elementary School

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.

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

Eliza Furnace Trail Parking Lot

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. This is an unpatrolled skate.

It is suggested that you wear light colored clothes, carry a flashlight, or wear blinkies, 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

Eliza Furnace Trail Parking Lot

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.

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!

TRIC/NSP - Tuesday Night One Hour Fitness Skate

Liberty Elementary School

Regular season weekly street skate.

Come tour the east end of Pittsburgh on our Tuesday Advanced One Hour Fitness Skate.

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

Helmet and wrist guards required at a minimum.

Must know how to brake, do curbs, skate around potholes, negotiate hills, manuever in street traffic, etc. We return after about 1 hour skating Oakland, Highland Park, Squirrel Hill, East Liberty, Bloomfield and other venues that takes us 5 – 8 miles up and down hills and on flat roadway.

We skate on the streets, parks, and trails for a great workout. See you there! Patrolled skate. Be ready to roll by 6:30 PM.

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.

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TRIC/NSP - Tuesday Night One Hour Fitness Skate

Liberty Elementary School

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