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Road Rave 2018!!!
Friday nights are a lot more exciting on skates! Join us for another Roadrave. Get to know the city the way you have never seen it before, meet awesome people and exercise at the same time. Roadraves are street skates organized by National Skate Patrol. They take place every other Friday during Summer. Route: 10 to 12 Miles through the city. Duration approximately 2 hours. Every skate has a different theme that will be announced shortly prior to the event. What to bring: A helmet (Skate Patrol absolutely requires them). Wrist guards and other pads are also recommended. Water (there will be none on the route). Snacks (Energy bar or something small) You will probably have to refuel at some point during a 2 hours skate. Blinky lights if you have them. Required skill level: Know how to brake Comfortable skating in traffic (we skate on the streets) Ability to keep a decent pace (you don't have to be super fast but somewhat able to keep up) Ability to step over curbs, railroad tracks, etc. Comfortable on hills (there aren't that many in Chicago) What else: This event is organized by Skate Patrol and not by this meetup group. We will stay together as a group and don't run red lights etc. You skate at your own risk. Skaters will have to sign a Waiver to attend. We typically end at a bar close to the starting location. Recently Monk's on Lake Street has been our destination. Check this page for last minute updates and more information. Road Raves are usually canceled by 3pm day of if bad weather is expected.

Daley Plaza

100 W Washington St · Chicago, IL

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What we're about

Windy City Skaters is a group open to anyone who likes to move around on wheels. While most of us are on inline skates (rollerblades) we also welcome skateboarders and long boarders.

Chicago has tons of cool places to skate. If you haven't discovered them yet you will with this group. Windy City Skaters is a diverse group of friendly, fun loving people. This group has been going strong since 2008 and keeps getting bigger every season.

Some of the things we have done during the past few seasons are:

Organized inline street skates (themed city tours)

Inline freestyle slalom practice at the lakefront

Critical Mass on Inline skates, longboards and bikes

Inline Marathons and the American Cancer Society Walk and Roll event

Beginner lessons

Skating workshops

We are open for any ideas that bring people together to socialize while skating. We hope to see you out there, no matter what your skill level is, we'd love to have you.

Watch what we are doing here:

Video of the 2014 Season:

Video of the 2013 Season:

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Freestyle Session:

Recap of the '09 season:

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