June 15-17, 2018

Free social skating event on the streets of Chicago

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Skate Chicago 2018

The event will be held June 15-17, 2018. This is a free social skating event on the streets of Chicago, and is open to all skaters. Quad skaters, skateboarders and longboarders are more than welcome! Please spread the word to anyone you know who might be interested!

Event schedule

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Friday (June 15)

Registration/sign in 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Congress Plaza Hotel
Skate Chicago early registration/sign in for waiver forms at the Congress Plaza Hotel! In addition, CJ's skate shop will be selling skate gear, accessories before the skate. Come hang out with us at the hotel prior to the skate!

Friday night skate(Return to the Scene of the Crime skate) 7 PM Daley Center
We'll skate through the locations of 6 infamous crime scenes of the city. We will end up at Monk's for food and drinks. 11 miles. Led by Tom Grosspietsch

Saturday (June 16)

Saturday morning skate 9 AM Daley Center
No theme! Just a skate through some of Chicago's popular streets in the city's north, west, and south side neighborhoods. Lunch on your own. End at Daley Plaza. 20 miles. Led by Tom Grosspietsch.

Saturday afternoon skate 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM Daley Center
North side parks skate ! Skate through a few of Chicago's historic (and not so historic) parks. Along the way we will pass by a Conservatory, a zoo, a tunnel shaped pavilion, a statue of a tin man, to name a few attractions. Views of the skyline abound at multiple occasions. We will end at Daley Plaza, but head over to CAA hotel shortly afterwards. 13 miles. Led by Miao Xu

Enzo Tight's Lorenzo Chatman free roller dance lessons 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Queen's landing
This will be held at Queen's landing. For those skaters who don't do the afternoon skate.

Chicago Athletic Association hotel social skate 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Come skate the night away at Skate Chicago’s very own private pop-up rink, hosted by the historic Chicago Athletic Association hotel. Whether you’re roller dancing, slaloming or speeding by, all skaters are welcome. Guest photographer Raptor Photography will be catching all the action. So roll through and grab a drink with us! Here's a link to sign up http://chicagoathleticevents.com/skatechicago/ We will get our own floor with our own bartender. Food is served on other floors of the hotel and can be brought over to the rink!

Sunday (June 17)

Sunday morning skate(World Cup Soccer skate!) 9 AM Daley Center
Golazzo! Tooor! Your favorite soccer jersey's recommended. We'll skate to 4 of Chicago's national soccer landmarks. End at Daley Plaza.12 miles. Led by Tom Grosspietsch

Race Around the Ribbon 2 PM Maggie Daley Ice Skating Ribbon
Race Around the Ribbon 🏁 Think you're a speed demon? Let's see how you compare to others in a 1 lap mad dash around the Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park. There will be a rollerskate and an inline category. Winners get bragging rights and prizes. Partnered with Windy City Riot, who will be demoing aggressive rollerblade tricks post-race. Meet up at Maggie Daley Ribbon https://www.facebook.com/WindyCityRiot/

Host hotel

We have an event hotel - Congress Plaza Hotel. It's situated in the heart of downtown, and is near the skate start (and other Chicago attractions). You can book through either the link below

or by calling their reservations department at 312-427-3800 x 5025 and mention this event. Rates are per night (and all contain 2 double beds)

  • $179 for double
  • $199 for triple
  • $219 for quad

+ tax / night

Book & hotel info

Additional rollaway beds (1 per room) can be requested for $20/night. They've extended these rates from Thursday June 14th through Monday June 18th for folks arriving a day early or leaving a day late.

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Things to keep in mind

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#SkateChicago on Social media

2018 Facebook event page See pictures&videos from 2017