What we're about

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 www.skatedc.org (https://sites.google.com/site/skatedcdev/home) and subscribe to our skate email list for additional information about the skate club.

Upcoming events (5)

Wed Night Advanced Skate

The White House

Tour the city with other experienced skaters and enjoy fresh air with a decent workout! We travel 10-13 miles at about 10mph with rest stops periodically. Because of Washington's hilly terrain, one should be able to climb up and steer/brake going down long, steep hills. Maneuverability and control at all times is very important as the skate travels on roadways which contain hazards, such as cars, bad pavement, pedestrians and other skaters. Lots of different routes including some that are mostly flat. Please see the description under Weekly Skates (http://www.skatedc.org/Weekly-Skates) for further details. Click here for our weather policy (http://www.skatedc.org/weather-policy) RSVP is appreciated but not required... some skaters attend regularly but do not rsvp online.

Wed Night Advanced Skate

The White House

Tour the city with other experienced skaters and enjoy fresh air with a decent workout! We travel 10-13 miles at about 10mph with rest stops periodically. Because of Washington's hilly terrain, one should be able to climb up and steer/brake going down long, steep hills. Maneuverability and control at all times is very important as the skate travels on roadways which contain hazards, such as cars, bad pavement, pedestrians and other skaters. Lots of different routes including some that are mostly flat. Please see the description under Weekly Skates (http://www.skatedc.org/Weekly-Skates) for further details. Click here for our weather policy (http://www.skatedc.org/weather-policy) RSVP is appreciated but not required... some skaters attend regularly but do not rsvp online.

Wed Night Advanced Skate

The White House

Tour the city with other experienced skaters and enjoy fresh air with a decent workout! We travel 10-13 miles at about 10mph with rest stops periodically. Because of Washington's hilly terrain, one should be able to climb up and steer/brake going down long, steep hills. Maneuverability and control at all times is very important as the skate travels on roadways which contain hazards, such as cars, bad pavement, pedestrians and other skaters. Lots of different routes including some that are mostly flat. Please see the description under Weekly Skates (http://www.skatedc.org/Weekly-Skates) for further details. Click here for our weather policy (http://www.skatedc.org/weather-policy) RSVP is appreciated but not required... some skaters attend regularly but do not rsvp online.

Wed Night Advanced Skate

The White House

Tour the city with other experienced skaters and enjoy fresh air with a decent workout! We travel 10-13 miles at about 10mph with rest stops periodically. Because of Washington's hilly terrain, one should be able to climb up and steer/brake going down long, steep hills. Maneuverability and control at all times is very important as the skate travels on roadways which contain hazards, such as cars, bad pavement, pedestrians and other skaters. Lots of different routes including some that are mostly flat. Please see the description under Weekly Skates (http://www.skatedc.org/Weekly-Skates) for further details. Click here for our weather policy (http://www.skatedc.org/weather-policy) RSVP is appreciated but not required... some skaters attend regularly but do not rsvp online.

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Wed Night Advanced Skate

The White House

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