2024 Schedule of Events

Friday, June 28 - Sunday, June 30, 2024

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All participants must sign a waiver before skating in any event 

All skates begin at the bottom of the "Rocky" steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (East side).

Route from the hotel to the Rocky Steps

Friday Afternoon 3:00 PM Intermediate Skate:  Lead by Cliff - 12.5 Miles
Higher Ed and Horticulture
Starts and ends at the "Rocky Steps"
- Schuylkill River Dog Park    
- U of Penn (Lower)
- Bartram's Garden
- Carbon Copy  ("water" and food stop)
- U of Penn (Upper)
- Drexel U
-  30th Street Station

Friday Evening 7:00 PM Intermediate Skate: Lead by Michael  - 12.5 Miles
Friday Night Old-School Skate

Everyone comes out for the PFS Friday Night skate. It's a tradition! This old-school city skate will hit all four corners of Center City and dip into University City. 

Note: This skate will end at the Friday Evening Post-skate Event at Kite and Key
Starts at the "Rocky Steps"

Friday Evening post-skate event (about) 9:15 PM - Meet at Kite and Key
1836 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA  (215) 568-1818

Join everyone after the skate for food and drink! 


Saturday Morning 10:00 AM Advanced Skate: Lead by Eric - 12.5 to 18.5 Miles
Horticulture Center, East Falls, and East Fairmount Park
The Saturday Morning Skate will head out to the Wissahickon Brewery in the East Falls area of Philadelphia.  There will be some hills, mostly on the way outbound.  The total distance is about 18.5 miles however, there will be two options to shorten the skate for skaters that want something a bit shorter:

Starts and ends at the "Rocky Steps"
- Philadelphia Zoo
- Horticultural Center
- 19th Century Laurel Hill West Cemetery
- Amazing 1 mile downhill run (not too steep!)
- Local Wissahickon Brewing Beer/Water stop
- Strawberry Mansion Bridge
- East Fairmount Park Paths/Drives

Post-skate meet-up at Bishop's Collar, 2349 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130 ~ 1:30 PM

Saturday Afternoon 3:00 PM Intermediate Skate: Lead by Pete - 11 Miles
For Pete's Skate!
An eclectic tour of the city that only Pete could lead.

Starts and ends at the "Rocky Steps"

Saturday Evening Post-Skate 7:30 PM:  Meet at Con Murphy's Irish Pub
We have space upstairs reserved with seating out front based on availability. 
Don't forget that you must be present to win the Rollerblade and Sonic Sports swag, and the raffle is FREE! 
Last year, everyone took home some swag!



Sunday Morning 9:00 AM Intermediate Skate: Lead by Michael - 10.8 Miles

Mural City Skate 

With over 4,000, Philadelphia is known as the "Mural Capital of the World." On this leisurely skate, we'll only see half of them (OK, more like one-half of 1%) with a (very) brief explanation of some. 

Starts and ends at the "Rocky Steps"


There will be a rest stop on each skate.  All group-ups are on the east side of the art museum (Rocky Steps).

All participants must sign a waiver before skating in any event.

Please bring water - it's going to be hot!