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

VERY TENTATIVE SCHEDULE!!!

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

Group-Ups: Gwathmey Plaza (1-13 Carlisle St, NY, NY) - 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, August 3rd
Time:
7:45
pm Group-Up
8:00-10
Skating
WNS
Early Birds - Come join us for the always enjoyable,
world famous,
Wednesday Night Skate!

Distance: 12 - 15 miles
Leader: WNS Staff
Group-Up:  Union Square South
End:  Benjamin's(?) for drinks and fun at @ 10pm!
603 2nd Ave (at 33rd 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 has a large following.
 
Thursday, August 3rd
Time:
?pm Group-Up
Thursday Night Skate

Name:
Distance
:

Leader:
Co-Leaders:

Group-Up: Gwathmey Plaza
End: Gwathmey Plaza
See Route Map


Highlights:
 
Friday, August 4th
Time:
3:00 - 6:30
pm
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!!!)

*Sign-up for Saturday Night Activities


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

Marriott Hotel - Balcony
 
Time:
?pm Group-Up
Friday Afternoon Skate

Name:
Distance
:

Leader:
Co-Leader:

Group-Up: Gwathmey Plaza
End: Gwathmey Plaza
See Route Map


Highlights:
 
Time:
?pm
Workshop or Other (?)

Group-Up: Gwathmey Plaza
End: Gwathmey Plaza


 
Time:
?pm Group-Up
Friday Evening Skate

Name:

Distance
:
Leader:
Co-Leaders:

Group-Up: Gwathmey Plaza
End: Gwathmey Plaza
See Route Map


Highlights:


As is customary with most Friday night skates, we encourage you to "LIGHT YOURSELF UP"!! And RED is the color!! Glow sticks (FREE) and blinkies available at Registration or HERE!
(Purchase your blinkies now!! Quantities are limited)
 
Time:
?pm - ???
Welcome Party (?)

 
Saturday, August 5th
Time:
?am
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!!!)

*Sign-up for Saturday Night Activities


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

Marriott Hotel - Balcony
 
Time:
?am Group-Up


Saturday Morning Skate:

Name:
Distance
:
Leader:
Group-Up: Gwathmey Plaza

End: Gwathmey Plaza


Highlights:
 
Saturday Night Entertainment (TBD)
   
 
Sunday, August 6th
Time:
?am Group-Up
(1pm Check-out)
Sunday Morning Skate:

Name:
Distance
:
Leader:
Co-Leader:

Group-Up: Gwathmey Plaza
End: Gwathmey Plaza
See Route Map


Highlights:
 
1pm Check-out 1pm is the official checkout.

Please store luggage with the Concierge. We "may" have at least one "Club" room available for showers
!!
 
1:30pm Workshop or Other (?)

Group-Up: Gwathmey Plaza
End: Gwathmey Plaza


 
Time:
?pm Group-Up
Sunday Afternoon Skate:

Name:
Distance
:
Leaders:
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) at Check-in on the morning of your departure.

Luggage -
After checkout, luggage can be "checked" with the Hotel Bellhop.
Around The Area!!
  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: 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.

BAR Homepage


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