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They're Bringing Skating Back: Urban Inline Skating Groups

They're Bringing Skating Back: Urban Inline Skating Groups

Looking for something a little more active to do next Friday night?

Think about joining Friday Night Skate, which is a weekly group that meets every Friday night for a 10 mile skate (at a fairly easy pace), through some of the best streets in Santa Monica and West LA, then once a month through Hollywood including the Sunset Strip. What's more? There is music on the skate, usually in the form of a sound system strapped to one brave skater.

The best part is that you don't have to be an advanced skater to join our group, but you should have some experience. Along the skate, there are lots of cool rest stops which allows everyone to catch their breath and stay together. The last rest stop is usually where the skate dancing takes place (yup, skate dancing). Don't worry if you're not up on your skate dancing skills (I am not sure I would even have any), this is the part where the really talented skaters take stage and put on a good show.

Another cool skating group is Pari Roller, which is an 18.6 mile Friday night skate in Paris. In comparison to LA's skate group, Pari Roller is typically a group of over 5,000 skaters (complete with police escorts). It's a very cool site to see (pictured above).

Don't live near LA or Paris? Find weekly skate groups near you at

Fit's Tip: To really impress your skating group, show up with a pair of Land Roller skates.

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kimretta kimretta 10 years
There's one in San Francisco, too: I've always been too scared to go because of the hills!
scratch5 scratch5 10 years
That sounds like so much fun. I'd love to cruise Paris on skates.
suzanne suzanne 10 years
I've noticed that we now have a biking/roller club that passes through the streets of Denver too. Quite a sight when they're still rolling by after 10 or 15 minutes!
DStirk DStirk 10 years
ll be stitting i've seen this in paris, its nuts. its like you'll be sitting outside eating and this group starts to go by and it literally goes for like 20 minutes. Unreal but so cool!
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