Events

Mem Drive Skate, Sunday July 26, 2015

We’ll have music, freestyle slalom cones, ramp and grind box setup for anyone who’d like to come by to practice skating, learn new skills, and meet other skaters. Skaters at all level are welcome! (Rain will cancel the event.)

Date: Sunday, July 26, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: On Memorial Drive, adjacent to JFK park (West of JFK Street), in Cambridge. (Note: We’ll be at a slightly different location from last year — on the West side of JFK st, which was smoothly repaved last Fall!)

Beginner Harvard University Skate, Sunday July 26, 2015

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 at the newly renovated plaza in front of the Harvard University Science Center, and end at Darwin’s on Cambridge St. for snacks and refreshments.  Skate will be cancelled if it rains.

Date: Sunday, July 26, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: We’ll meet at the concrete benches in the middle of the newly renovated plaza (near the Harvard University Science Center).
Distance: About 1 to 1.5 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)

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)

Beginner Harvard U Skate Meetup Location Map

Mem Drive Blade, Sunday May 24, 2015

First one of the year! We’ll have music and freestyle slalom cones setup for anyone who’d like to come by to practice skating, learn new skills, and meet other skaters. Skaters at all level are welcome!

Date: Sunday, May 24, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: On Memorial Drive, adjacent to JFK park (West of JFK Street), in Cambridge. (Note: We’ll be at a slightly different location from last year — on the West side of JFK st, which was smoothly repaved last Fall!)

Mem Drive Blade, Sunday September 14, 2014

Now that we’ve had a successful Battle Boston freestyle slalom skating competition last week ( bostonfreestyle.com ), let’s keep going!  We’ll have music and freestyle slalom cones setup for anyone who’d like to come by to practice skating, learn new skills, and meet other skaters.  Whether you’re a beginner just starting to skate, or a seasoned expert, everyone is encouraged to participate!

Date: September 14, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: On Memorial Drive, near JFK Street, in Cambridge.

Mem Drive Blade, Sunday August 31, 2014

In preparation for Battle Boston freestyle slalom skating competition in one week ( bostonfreestyle.com ), we’ll have music and freestyle slalom cones setup for anyone who’d like to come by to practice skating, learn new skills, and meet other skaters.  Whether you’re a beginner just starting to skate, or a seasoned expert, everyone is encouraged to participate!

Date: August 31, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: On Memorial Drive, near JFK Street, in Cambridge.

Mem Drive Blade, Sunday August 24, 2014

In preparation for Battle Boston freestyle slalom skating competition in two weeks ( bostonfreestyle.com ), we’ll have music and freestyle slalom cones setup for anyone who’d like to come by to practice skating, learn new skills, and meet other skaters.  Whether you’re a beginner just starting to skate, or a seasoned expert, everyone is encouraged to participate!

Date: August 24, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: On Memorial Drive, near JFK Street, in Cambridge.

Battle Boston 2014

This year’s Battle Boston will be on the weekend of September 6th and 7th, 2014. (Competition will be on Sunday morning.)  It is an annual competition and demonstration weekend in Cambridge MA, to promote the sport of freestyle slalom and inline skating. Freestyle skaters at all levels are encouraged to register and compete, and everyone is welcome to come and watch. This competition is part of USFSA’s North American Slalom Series.

Battle Boston will be awarding prizes for the top three competitors. In addition, Battle Boston organizers will host a block party/BBQ on Saturday night (competition eve) for all participants: free food and drinks, glow cones for after dark slalom, music, and a chance to relax and show off your slalom skills the night before the competition! And for those arriving earlier on Saturday, they’ll lead a fun, afternoon skate tour around Cambridge, incorporating some fun street skating and slaloming opportunities!

Free USFSA Slalom Series T-Shirt if you register by Friday, August 29th!

Please visit Battle Boston’s website for more details or to register:
bostonfreestyle.com

Beginner Lobster “Roll”, Sunday July 13, 2014

Jun  will lead a short skate for beginners on a mostly flat terrain.  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 at JFK Park in Harvard Sq, Cambridge, and skate to Alive and Kicking Lobsters Shack for snacks/drinks. (Their lobster sandwiches are supposed to be quite good!)

Date: Sunday, July 13, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: We’ll meet at the fountains in JFK Park (corner of JFK Street and Memorial Drive. More details and map below.)
Distance: About 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 there are no resident-only parking restriction on Sundays. For example, try parking on Memorial Drive (just to the West of JFK park) or Mt. Auburn St, and walking/skating over to the park.

If taking the T, take the red line subway to Harvard Sq, then walk along JFK Street toward the river to get to JFK Park.

Intermediate Group Lesson, Sunday July 20, 2014

Jun will teach an intermediate inline skate class, covering:
Swizzle variations and slaloming, parallel turn, crossovers, spin stop, and T-stop. (Other skills may be covered if time allows.)

Date: Sunday, July 20, 2014
Time: 10 AM to 11 AM
Location: West Cambridge (Exact location will be sent to registrants.)
Price: $25

Prerequisite Skills: Participants should already be comfortable with basic striding, stopping (heel braking), and turning, before taking this class.

The class is limited to a maximum of eight (8) students, so advanced registration is required.  Please click on the “Buy Now” button below to  register and pay for the lesson. (You’ll be redirected to PayPal’s website.  However, you don’t need a PayPal account to pay by credit card.)

Limited number of rental skates are available for use during the class. ($5 per pair)  Please contact Jun to reserve a pair in your size if you don’t have your own skates and/or protective gear.  Class will be postponed in case of rain.  (Rain date: Sunday, July 27th)