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 (3)

Sunday Skates, August 1, 2021

Freedom Plaza

This Sunday we’ll experiment with a new system to accommodate as many skaters as possible. We’ll plan to skate three relatively short routes, all starting and finishing at Freedom Plaza. Skaters can choose to do one route, two routes, or for those we want a lot of miles, all three routes. Skaters can choose to skate any distance between 7.0 and 24.3 miles. Plus, if anyone runs late, they can just wait and join us at Freedom Plaza between routes.
1. The first route will go from Freedom Plaza, up 15th St, I St, 16th to M St, up 18th St thru Adams Morgan, over the Calvert St and Connecticut Ave bridges, thru Kalorama past Obama’s house, across the Q St bridge onto Georgetown, back to Freedom Plaza via P St, 21st St, and L St for a 7.0 mile skate that you can see at: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7582800
2. The second route will go from Freedom Plaza to the Capitol, Madison Drive to Lincoln Memorial, Ohio Drive, Case Bridge, G St, 4th St, and Madison Dr to 15th St and back to Freedom Plaza for a 7.8 mile second skate that you can see at http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7586596
3. The third route will go from Freedom Plaza to the Capitol, then D St to RFK Stadium, Anacostia Trail behind RFK, up 17th St SE, down E St to Capitol, and back to Freedom Plaza via Madison Ave for a 9.5 mile skate that you can see at http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7603003

This coming Sunday is predicted to be a little cooler that recent weekends, with a high in the upper 80’s and partly cloudy. We’ll meet at the White House at 10:00 am, departing at 11:15 am. See you then!

Powhattan Park Skate Park, Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA
Needs a date and time

Needs a location

This skate park has a section that is not too hard so there is a place all of us street skater can use right away. After warming up on that you can do more, even a crazy swimming pool concrete thing. This is the best skate park in the region. If a few people show an interest I can see about getting us a coach and an appointment to skate.

Sunday, August 27 Intermediate Skate, 9 am at the White House

Here is this week’s Sunday Intermediate Skate route (for the 9:00 am August 27 skate): http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7124570. This is a flat and easy skate that we will do at a moderate pace, returning to the White House in time to greet the 11:00 am advanced skaters. Looking forward to seeing everyone this Sunday!

Past events (2,803)

WAR Friday Night Skate

Freedom Plaza

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