Next Meetup

Wed Night Advanced Skate
Fast pace, big hills, heavy traffic, 10-15 miles. Rest stops periodically. Lots of different routes. The most social advanced skate. A skater should be able to maintain a moderately fast pace of 10-15 miles per hour. Because of Washington's hilly terrain, one should have mastered at least two kinds of braking (e.g., heel braking, T-stopping, power slides, snowplowing, etc.) and be able to brake on a hill of at least 30-degrees before participating. Some skates will go down very long, windy hills with lead skaters reaching speeds of 30 mph or more. Maneuverability on hills 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. The ability to stop or avoid obstacles is critical. Please see the description under Weekly Skates ( for further details. Click here for our weather policy ( RSVP is appreciated but not required... many people attend who do not rsvp.

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. · Washington, DC

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 ( and subscribe to our skate email list for additional information about the skate club.

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