Welcome to the City's Best Skate!
We meet-up every Friday night, unless otherwise posted, from 9:45 pm to 10:00 pm at the north-east corner of Yonge and Bloor St.E. (on Bloor St. E. in front of the steps to the RBC bank machines) and depart from there at 10:00 pm.
(PLEASE NOTE: The skate is cancelled if it's raining, rain is imminent, or the pavement is wet. A cancellation notice wll be posted on this site, no later than 9:15 pm, prior to the skate.)
Our skates last about two hours and cover approximately 15-20 km. The routes vary depending upon what is happening that night. An added feature to the the skates is that we will point out many interesting facts and historical points of interest about Toronto (i.e. like when we skate over buried bridges).
This is a liesure skate, not a speed skate.There are regular group-up stops so people can skate at their own pace without getting lost or left behind. The routes are through the downtown so you can leave at any point and hop on the TTC. We ask that you let us know when you are leaving because we keep count of the skaters at the group-ups.
All skaters are welcome. However, please note that this is mostly a street skate and not meant for beginners or those uncomfortable with skating on the street. Skaters who wish to participate should be at ease skating on the street, across stretcar tracks, and be able to turn and stop under their own power. Skaters should be familiar with and willing to obey all traffic rules.
If you wish to skate with us, you do so at your own risk, therefore you are responsible for your own safety. Inline skating can be dangerous, so it is highly recommended that all participants wear full protective gear (including helmets, wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads, etc.). A flashing red light ("blinkie") is also recommended. Wearing highly visible or reflective clothing is strongly suggested. Please skate safely and be courteous to other skaters. Let's all do our part to make sure that the Friday Night Skate is a fun and safe event for everyone all season long.
We look forward to seeing you Friday.