Sunday Beginner Social Skate
When: Some Sundays
Departure Time: 9:15 am sharp
Sunday Beginner Social Skates are scheduled on a week-by-week basis. Please sign up on our mailing list to be notified for the scheduling of each skate.
Skate with other beginners at a leisurely pace along the Charles river paths and/or quiet side streets in the Cambrige area with an experienced skate leader. Basic striding, stopping and turning skills required. If you’ve recently begun skating and found other ICB group skates too difficult or intimidating, this would be the perfect skate to help you improve and graduate to those skates.
Skates, helmet, wrist guards, knee pads and elbow pads are all required.
Skaters gather at the fountain at JFK Park, corner of Memorial Drive & JFK St., Cambridge, Mass. around 9:00 AM. Skate leaves promptly at 9:15 AM. Duration of the skate is approximately 1 hour (~ 3 to 4 miles).
Getting to JFK Park: Take the T (Red Line) to Harvard Square, or if driving, you can park on most streets since Cambridge’s resident-only parking restriction is lifted on Sundays. We normally park on Memorial Drive (just to the West of JFK park) or Mt. Auburn St, and walk/skate over to the park.
Check out the skills necessary for this event in our Skate Skills page.