BIG APPLE ROLL 2017
New York City
August 3rd - 6th

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE!!!

Download the Survival Guide (pdf) here (at the end of July)
Helpful Maps for the Weekend
Hotel Parking Suggestions

Group-Ups: Gwathmey Plaza (click for directions) or use 1-13 Carlisle St, NY, NY 10006
Across the street from the back door of the Marriott is a public space with many benches.



Note: Times and distances for ALL skates are approximate.
Early Birds - Wednesday Night Skate, August 2nd
Time:
7:45pm Group-Up
8:00-10:30 Skating
WNS

Early Birds - Come join us for the always enjoyable,
world famous,
Wednesday Night Skate!

Distance: 12 - 14 miles
Leader: WNS Staff
Group-Up:  Union Square South
End:  Brother Jimmy's BBQ for drinks and fun at @ 10:30pm!
116 E. 16th St

Highlights:  We never know... WNS is it's own thing! But you'll see most of the same skaters. It's a fairly casual, social skate around the streets of NYC. It may or may not include bridges, hills, ramps, overpasses, sidewalks, etc.  WNS is the largest group skate in NYC.
 
Thursday, August 3rd
Time:
@7pm Group-Up
Thursday Night Early Bird Skate

Name: Round The Apple
Distance:
Leader: Emilie "I'm leaving you all" Montenont
Group-Up: Gwathmey Plaza
End: Gwathmey Plaza
See Route Map

Highlights:
This route was so popular last year that we're doing it again, before Emilie leaves us for Utah. Skate the perimeter of Midtown and Lower Manhattan for some amazing sites and even more amazing views. Manhattan & Brooklyn Bridge views - East River Bikeway - Grand Central Terminal - Central Park (lower loop) - Times Square - Hudson River Greenway

 
Friday, August 4th
Time:
4:00 - 6:30pm
Registration - Waiver signing, Free Goodies, Raffle ticket sales for skates, skate bags, sports clothing, and more. Also T-Shirt & Blinkie sales & Distribution of Survival Guide (Final Schedule)

*Pick up your Big Apple Roll Home-made Cookie!
THANK YOU Jan Crittenden Livingston, the cookie QUEEN!!!


*Pick up a BAR bar! Healthy and delicious!
(THANK YOU Anonymous Baker!!)

*Sign up for Saturday Night Activities


ALL Skaters must sign the skate waiver
and wear a wrist band.

Location: Marriott Hotel - Balcony
85 West Street, New York, NY 10006
Time:
@3:30pm Group-Up
Friday Afternoon Early Bird Skate

Name:
Distance
:

Leader: Pete "Wet Cheddar" McKiernan (a.k.a. Collar Pete)
Group-Up: Gwathmey Plaza
End: Gwathmey Plaza
See Route Map (coming)

Highlights:
 
Time:
?pm
Workshop with Sonic

Skills: TBD
Group-Up:
Gwathmey Plaza

End: Gwathmey Plaza

 
Time:
@6:45pm Group-Up
7-9:30pm Skating

Friday Evening Skate

Name: City Lights & Sites! (& fast breakaway)

Distance
: 12-14 miles
Leader: Arnav "Sonic" Shaw
Group-Up: Gwathmey Plaza
End: Pier A Harbor House (see below)
See Route Map (coming)

Highlights:
Join us for this always exciting night skate, including our roll through Times Square (not to be missed). There will be a fast breakaway towards the end of the skate.


As is customary with most Friday night skates, we encourage you to "LIGHT YOURSELF UP"!! Be CrEaTiVe!! Glow sticks (FREE) and blinkies available at Registration or HERE!
(Purchase your blinkies now!! Quantities are limited)
 
Time:
@
9:45pm - Whenever
Welcome Party - Pier A Harbor House
(we're checking if shoes are necessary)

We've got a reservation at this historic, fun & casual beer hall, sitting on the water with great views. We'll roll right in and finish our skate here. For those that want to head back to the hotel there will be an escort. It's just a few blocks from the Marriott. All are welcome, skating or not!

See The Story Here!
 
Saturday, August 5th
Time:
8 - 9:30am
Registration - Waiver signing, Free Goodies, Raffle ticket sales for skates, skate bags, sports clothing, and more. Also T-Shirt & Blinkie sales & Distribution of Survival Guide (Final Schedule)

*Pick up your Big Apple Roll Home-made Cookie!
(THANK YOU Jan Crittenden Livingston, the cookie QUEEN!!!)

*Pick up a BAR bar! Healthy and delicious!
(THANK YOU Anonymous Baker!!)

*Sign-up for Saturday Night Activities


ALL Skaters must sign the skate waiver
and wear a wrist band.

Location: Marriott Hotel - Balcony
85 West Street, New York, NY 10006
Time:
8:30-9:15am
Yoga at the BAR - Pre Skate!!

Join Sara Bridge, NYC skater and Yoga Instructor for an early morning warm up before the skate.

Location: Marriott Hotel Location TBD
Distance: As far as you can stretch!
 
Time:
9:45am Group-Up
10am-Sharp Leave
Saturday All Day Skating & Lunch:

Name: Back To School (Time for en-ROLL-ment!)
Distance
: @35 miles total (breaks for lunch & Central Park)
Leader: Michael "Brozzzer" Grebinsky
Group-Up: Gwathmey Plaza

End: Gwathmey Plaza
See Route Map (coming)
Part I: 10am-1pm
@18 miles
Highlights:
Part I: We're heading up to Yankee Stadium. And we've designed a street skate through Manhattan that includes a visit to many of it's college & university campuses. Included in Part I are Pace, NYU & Cooper Union on the way up. We'll also skate the smooth trails of Randall's Island and finally kiss the Bronx at Yankee Stadium. As always, there are numerous bailouts by subway (make sure you have footware if this is a possible option for you)
Lunch: 1-2:30pm Lunch: We've made arrangements to stop for lunch in a sports bar near Yankee Stadium. It's a huge bar and they are skate friendly. More details & menu coming soon.
Part II: 2:30-4pm
@8 miles
Part II: We'll start heading down to Central Park. On the way we'll see the amazing City College campus, along with Columbia, Fordham, John Jay, The Fashion Institute and others.
Part III: 4-5:15pm Part III: We'll land at the Central Park Band Shell where you'll be able to participate in or watch our slolom demo, dance with the Central Park Dance Skaters, do a loop around the park or just check out the people. There's always a LOT going on....

Slalom -
Hosted by Sonic
Dance Skating - Hosted by Central Park Dance Skaters
Part IV: 5:15-6:30pm
@5 miles
Part IV: We'll hang out in the Park until 5:15 or so and then head back to the Hotel. We hope to be back at the hotel by 6:30pm.
 
Time:
@5:15-6:00pm
Slalom Workshop with Sonic

Stick around Central Park for a slalom workshop with Sonic after the Slalom & Dance event. Then you'll be escorted back to the Hotel afterwards.
   
Time:
@
8pm - Whenever
Saturday Night Entertainment

Ulysses (on Stone Street):

We’ll be just outside Ulysses Folk House on our own quaint, cobblestone lane, reserved just for us. You will also get COMPED access to hear the amazing Irish band Girsa inside the bar (starting at 10:30).

Stone Street (pics) is a cool, funky, historic, not to be missed place to hang with lots of little Restaurants and Bars and endless spirit.
Just a 10 minute walk from the Hotel. 
(2-8 Mill Lane Walking Map)

   
 
Sunday, August 6th
Time:
9:30am Group-Up
9:45-12:15 Skating
(1pm Check-out)
Sunday Morning Skate:

Name: Jack's Choice
(but DUMBO it is...)
Distance
: 12-14 miles

Leader: Jack "WNS" Facchin!
Group-Up: Gwathmey Plaza

End: Gwathmey Plaza
See Route Map (coming)


Highlights:
Jack will choose from over 20 years of Wednesday Night Skate experience and have us back in time for a shower & Checkout
(you may want to have your bags packed before the skate)
 
1pm Check-out
For Those Staying at the Marriott - 1pm is the Official Checkout.

You can store luggage with the Concierge. And you can take a shower in the "Club" room later!! (First Come, first serve)
 
Time:
1:15pm
Workshop with Sonic

Skills: TBD
Group-Up:
Gwathmey Plaza

End: Gwathmey Plaza

 
Time:
1:15 Group-Up
1:30-3:30 Skating
Sunday Afternoon Skate:

Name: Lower Manhattan History Skate
Distance
: 6 - 8 miles
Leaders: Robert "Historicus" Henkle
Group-Up: Gwathmey Plaza
End: Gwathmey Plaza
See Route Map


Highlights:
 
NOTES
  Marriott Checkout - (Normally 11am) We have been given until 1pm. You might still "Request Late Check-out" (2 pm) on the morning of your departure.


Luggage - As usual, luggage can be "checked" with the hotel's Bellhop.
Around The Area!!/td>
  Take a Selfie with One World Trade Center! - Albany Street Plaza, at the back of the hotel. Closes @ 7 or 8 pm
  Zuccotti Park
Zuccotti - Yelp
   
New York City is skate friendly. It is legal to skate throughout NYC, the Big Apple. On streets you must follow all traffic laws. Use marked bike lanes or paths when available, except when making turns or when it is unsafe to do so, etc. You can also skate on the sidewalks, in parks, and paths. It is illegal to skate recklessly anywhere. Additional information: http://www.skatecity.com/nyc/law/.

Alternate Skating Options:

CENTRAL PARK:

New York City is the skate friendly skating Mecca of the World, and Central Park is its skating centerpiece! Skaters can roll casually or fast, depending on preference, time of day and how crowded, on its vehicular traffic-free miles of Central Park Drives, and on its multiplicity of paths.

Enter any of the Park entrances for this wonderful experience. http://www.centralparknyc.org/maps/

HUDSON RIVER GREENWAY ("HRGW"):

Hudson River Greenway Path is the longest in NYC, running along the West Side, from Dyckman Street in the north to Battery Park in the south, mostly through Riverside Park and Hudson River Park. By far the biggest car-free bicycle, skating and pedestrian path New York City has ever seen, the Hudson River Greenway is now a continuous 13 miles running from Battery Park, at the southern tip of Manhattan, to the Little Red Lighthouse underneath the George Washington Bridge, and beyond. The route passes through Hudson River Park, Riverside Park South, Riverside Park and Fort Washington Park. The bike/skate path is smooth and you can enjoy the waterfront views and breeze with numerous points of interest along the route. Here is a website for events and numerous spots for fun on part of the HRGW:   www.hudsonriverpark.org.

HRGW is part of the MANHATTAN WATERFRONT GREENWAY that is a 32-mile long walking, skating and bicycling path around the island of Manhattan. The majority of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway is physically separated from auto traffic, although there are several sections that require using city streets with motor traffic. Many sections also separate pedestrians from cyclists, although some sections must be shared by all Greenway users.

Click the following links for Manhattan Waterfront Greenway Maps.
www.nycbikemaps.com/maps/manhattan-waterfront-greenway-bike-map/
www.nyc.gov/html/edc/pdf/greenway_mapside.pdf.

BAR 2016 is for intermediate to expert skaters capable of easily handling street skating in groups, during the day and/or night, stopping and turning on all terrain, following all traffic laws. Bikers are welcomed as long as they keep in mind that skaters kick-out. Therefore, bikers must give skaters adequate space at all times by riding in the back, front or side of the skaters.

Disclaimer
The Empire Skate Club, and the Central Park Skate Patrol strongly recommends that all participants in the Big Apple Roll should carry medical and liability insurance, and must wear helmets and wristguards, and strongly recommends wearing all other protective gear (including but not limited to knee pads, elbow pads, and, at night, reflective clothing and blinking lights which are required by NY State law). Please also be advised that there are particular inherent risks of injury involved in city inline skating, including, but not limited to: cars, bicycles, other skaters, pedestrians, potholes, manhole covers, chains, train and trolley tracks, cobblestones, bad pavement, water, oil, debris, gravel, curbs, stairs, hills and inclines. This list of possible risks is not comprehensive, because conditions on the street, including the weather, are constantly changing. The Empire Skate Club, Central Park Skate Patrol, sponsors, organizers, volunteers, cannot accept any liability for the existence of any such risks. Ultimately, each skater is responsible for staying alert to potential risks and obeying all traffic regulations. Skaters are skating at their own risk and are responsible for their actions. Finally, Empire and the Patrol strongly requires that all participants in the Big Apple Roll possess and master a set of minimum skate skills before participating in its events: the ability to skate in control, with groups, at night, especially on hills; to stop in traffic; to maneuver curbs; and to avoid obstacles. A signed waiver/release will be required of all skaters at registrations and group-ups in order to participate.


 


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