The calendar below displays Empire Skate Club activities plus events organized by our friends in other inline and roller skating associations.

Health and safety notice:
Although New York COVID pandemic regulations have eased, Empire and other NYC group skate organizers thank you for continuing to follow state guidelines regarding face coverings and social distancing when you participate in group skates.

Empire group skate leaders and event organizers: Please e-mail Robert S. in order to add your event to the calendar. If you will be regularly organizing skates/events, we would be happy to grant you permission to directly post events to the calendar.


Even if you do not join the Empire Skate Club, please be advised that Empire strongly recommends that all participants in Club-sponsored events (including its weekly group skates) should carry medical and liability insurance and should wear protective gear (including but not limited to a helmet, wrist guards, 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 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. Finally, the Empire Skate Club strongly recommends that all participants in Club sponsored-events (including the group skates) possess and master a set of minimum skate skills before participating in its events: the ability to skate in control, especially on hills; to stop in traffic; to maneuver curbs; and to avoid obstacles.

Big Apple Roll 2022 graphic

The Empire Skate Club's premier event each year is the Big Apple Roll (BAR), an exciting five-day extravaganza in early August of group skates, social events, and adventures exploring and experiencing New York City on skates.

Dates for BAR 2023 will not be officially announced until early 2023, but the weekend of Aug. 3-7 is probable.