Past Meetup

TRIC / NSP - Wednesday Beginners Street Skates & FREE Skate Lessons

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Liberty Elementary School

601 Filbert Street · Pittsburgh, PA

How to find us

Meet on a flat paved school yard, off street, fenced school yard area between Filbert and Ivy Streets along Ellsworth Ave. in Shadyside. A block away from intersection of Negley and Ellsworth Aves.

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

"FREE" Lessons start at 6:00 pm & the street skates start at 6:30 pm and 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] . Please provide shoe size as well.

Two (2) street skates available:

Beginners Skate (7:00pm) 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 (6:30pm) 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 social gathering or walk to local eateries after the skate usually around 8:00 pm.

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

Lessons are conducted by the National Skate Patrol.