Jun will lead a short skate for beginners on a mostly flat terrain around Harvard University Campus and streets. This skate is intended to be a gentle introduction to beginner inline skaters who’d like to venture beyond skating in courts and rinks. We’ll start and end at the newly renovated plaza in front of the Harvard University Science Center (or at Darwin’s on Cambridge St. if we decide to get snacks and refreshments after the skate). Skate will be cancelled if it rains.
Date: Sunday, October 9, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: We’ll meet at the circle of stones in front of the Harvard University Science Center in the newly renovated plaza.
Distance: About 1 to 2 miles.
Prerequisite Skills: Participants should already be comfortable with basic striding, and stopping on a mild incline.
Getting to the Skate
If driving, you can park on most streets since metered spots are free and there are no resident-only parking restriction on Sundays. For example, Broadway, Cambridge St, Prescott St, and Quincy St are all good options. (Click on map below to see larger version.) Please leave extra time since there might be street closures due to the HONK! parade and Oktoberfest in Harvard Sq. at noon.
If taking the T, take the red line subway to Harvard Sq, then walk through the main Harvard University campus (toward Cambridge St) to get to the plaza area. (Click on map below to see larger version)