The Empire Skate Club of New York is a non-profit organization of inline skaters dedicated to having fun and improving the skating environment in New York City.

Big Apple Roll

The 16th annual BIG APPLE ROLL ("BAR") is scheduled for August 2-5, 2018.

BAR is an exciting weekend of group skates, workshops and clinics, and adventures exploring and experiencing New York City on skates.

Read more about the Big Apple Roll.

COUNTDOWN until BAR 2018

BAR 2017 finale group photo

Regular Events


Tuesday Night Skate

Empire's regular weeknight group skate is the Tuesday Night Skate. TNS meets year-round, weather permitting.

Tuesday meet-up is at 7:45 p.m. at Grand Army Plaza by the statue of General Sherman, Fifth Ave & 60th Street, Manhattan. (This is also the southeast corner entrance to Central Park.) We roll out at 8:00.

TNS is proud to be NYC's longest running group skate. Come on out and join the tradition!

Empire Weekend Skates

Empire organizes a group skate most weekends (and sometimes twice a weekend) during the warm-weather months. Pace and distance vary according to the group leader. Most tours are fairly casual skates of about 12-20 miles, but some are longer and more intense. If conditions are good, we may also organize an occasional weekend skate during winter.

To find out what group skates are scheduled for upcoming weekends, and when and where they will meet, please see the Empire Calendar. Last-minute announcements and updates about weekend skates are most likelt to be posted on Empire Skate Club page on Facebook.

Other Events

Other Empire events and other events of interest to NYC inline skaters are described on the Events page and may be posted on the Calendar.

Speed Skating


Join Empire Speed on the Central Park loop on weekday evenings from April through September. The 2018 training schedule is not yet set, but the group meets at 7:00 p.m. at Central Park's “Speedskaters Curb” — on the West Drive at West 68th St., just across the road and up the hill from Tavern on the Green. Inline speedskaters may also train weekend mornings — check the Empire Speed Facebook page for announcements of training meet-ups.

For general information about Empire Speed, see the website.

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