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July 11, 12, 13 & 14, 2019

Golden Gate Park Skate Patrol 1979

 “Skate San Francisco" is a 4 day celebration of roller skating and inline skating in the greatest city in the world – San Francisco!!!  It is a destination event that will bring skaters from far and wide for a skate vacation they will never forget. You will not experience a more fun, exciting skating weekend as the one we are planning. The action begins on Thursday night, July 11, 2019 with an awards presentation event at the Church of 8 Wheels Roller Disco. On Friday, July 12, we will roll on the world famous San Francisco Friday Night Skate. It's the most fun you can have with your cloths on!!!  We will roll into Saturday with a roller skating music festival at Hunter’s Point Shoreline Park. That night we will roll into a fantastic roller disco party at the Church of 8 Wheels, San Francisco's Roller Disco.  The Church of 8 Wheels has been dubbed as the hottest night spot in the City winning 5 "Best of the Bay" awards in 5 years. On Sunday we will end the event with the San Francisco Skaters’ Showcase as the best skaters in Golden Gate Park strut their stuff!!! 

Skate San Francisco will embrace and showcase the 40 year history of skating in San Francisco.  We will honor the original members of the Golden Gate Park Skate Patrol which was the group responsible for keeping roller skating from being banned in the park in 1979.  We will also honor other skate advocates from around the world in recognition of their work to spread rolligion where they live and beyond. Some of these same members are responsible for creating the San Francisco Friday Night Skate which will be 30 years old and the Black Rock Roller Disco which will be on the playa at Burning Man for 20 years.  

This event will demonstrate how skaters can interact with their local government and like minded partners to keep skating alive where they live. Skating for fitness, skating for transportation, skating for dance, skating for speed and just plain old skating for fun will all be bundled into this weekend.

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - Skaters Awards Ceremony

We will begin Skate San Francisco by recognizing those who have worked very hard over the years to help keep skating alive. The Church of 8 Wheels will be the place as skaters from around the world come in to honor their peers.  It will be a catered affair that will also showcase our event sponsors. The doors open at 7PM and we will eat, drink and skate until 11PM.

Friday, July 12, 2018 – The Midnight Rollers San Francisco Friday Night Skate

What began with a small group of skaters rolling on the earthquake damaged Embarcadero Freeway in 1989 grew into over 700+ skaters rolling through the streets of San Francisco every Friday night.  Our example spread to other cities like Los Angeles, Amsterdam, London, Frankfort and more cities in the U.S. and abroad.  The largest Friday Night Skate happened in Paris where they had over 35,000 skaters participating.


On Friday, July 12, we will kick off Skate San Francisco by rolling with The Midnight Rollers on San Francisco’s Friday Night Skate. We meet at the Ferry Building at Market and the Embarcadero at about 8:00 P.M.  We will take off at 9:00 P.M. for a rolling skate party that winds through a 12-mile loop through the City.    Our route will take us to Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, Aquatic Park, the Marina, the Palace of Fine Arts, Union Street, the Broadway Tunnel, the Stockton Tunnel, Union Square, the “Concrete Canyons” and back to the Ferry Building where we began.For a great many people, the San Francisco Friday Night Skate is the greatest time you can have with wheels on your feet.  It’s always a funky good time!!!

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - Roller Skating Music Festival

Hunter’s Point Shoreline Park will be the site of the very first San Francisco Skate Music Festival. This is a fantastic area that used to be a power plant, but has been transformed into an area that is great for roller skating.  There will be three different areas where DJ’s will pump up the volume for a funky good time.  There will be a Old School Funk and Soul venue, an EDM venue and a Top 40 venue with top DJs that that specialize in their related fields of music. The gates will open at 11:00 A.M. and we roll until 6PM.

This is a video from one of the many events we have presented here with Now Hunter's Point. This is a fantastic venue for a roller skating music festival

Saturday, July 13, 2019 – The Church of 8 Wheels

The Church of 8 Wheels is one of those unique happenings that expresses the essence of what makes San Francisco such a great place to live!!! It has been honored as "Best of the Bay” twice in San Francisco Magazine, "Best of the Bay” twice in S.F. Weekly, "Best of the Bay" in the S.F. Bay Guardian, huge write ups in the S.F. Chronicle, Examiner and other blogs and websites both here and abroad!!!

From 7PM to midnight, there will be a roller disco party for all participants. Spreading “rolligion” is what we do here and David “D” Miles, the “GodFather of Skate” in San Francisco will be your MC/DJ minister spreading the word of the old school funk and roller disco music that is the main source of our rolligious energy.  As we always do, we're going have a funky good time!

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Sunday, July 12, 2019
The San Francisco Skaters’ Showcase

We will move the event to the skate area, “Skatin’ Place” at 6th Ave. and JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park. Skaters will show off their skills in the San Francisco Skaters Showcase.  There will be roller disco performances in singles, couples and groups.  It is not a contest, but a celebration of the artistic side of roller disco!!! We will spend the rest of this magnificent weekend skating in Golden Gate Park 40 years after it all began 

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