Skate the streets of Center City and neighboring areas on Landskaters’ City Skates! These skates cover a distance of 10 to 16 miles and last from two to three hours. There are several stops along the route to allow for regrouping and socializing, and there's an extended midpoint water break.
Each skate follows a unique route laid-out by an experience skate leader and all skates start and end at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. City Skates range in difficulty level from intermediate through advanced, so there's a skate for everyone. For less experienced skaters, at least once a month we have the Recreational Roll , a shorter, slower skate.
You don't have to be a Landskaters member to participate in our skates. You just have to wear a helmet. We also strongly recommend you wear safety gear such as wrist guards and kneepads. Come join the fun!
City Skate and Recreational Roll Schedule
Sunday Recreational Roll:
10am - 12pm
Departs behind City Skate on the last Sunday of each month
April through September and as scheduled.
- Entry level skate (6-8 miles)
- Helmets required, pads and wristguards strongly recommended.
- Please be able to skate in control and brake.
- RECOMMENDED FOR FIRST TIME CITY SKATERS!
Sunday City Skate:
Every Sunday, April through October.
- Intermediate level skate (10-12 miles)
- Meet at the bottom of the stairs in front of the Art Museum
- Brisk but casual pace allows for socializing.
Tuesday Night City Skate
Every Tuesday April through October.
- Advanced Skaters Only! (12-16 miles)
- Meet at the top of the stairs in front of the
- Fast pace appropriate for experienced skaters
Disclaimer: Even if you do not join the club, please be advised that the USE of HELMETS is REQUIRED during events sponsored by Landskaters Inline Skate Club ("Landskaters"), including but not limited to its weekly city skates, and that Landskaters and National Skate Patrol Inc. ("NSP") strongly recommend that all participants in such events should carry medical and liability insurance and should wear full protective gear (i.e., helmet, wrist guards, kneepads, elbow pads, and, at night, reflective clothing and blinking lights). Please also be advised that there are particular inherent risks of injury involved in city inline skating, including, but not limited to: dangers arising from falls, equipment failure, collision with vehicles, bicycles, other skaters, and pedestrians, unexpected obstacles including potholes, manhole covers, grates, chains, trolley tracks, cobblestones, bad pavement, water, oil, debris, gravel, curbs, stairs, hills and inclines, severe injury and death. This list of possible risks is not comprehensive, because conditions on the street, including the weather and lighting, are constantly changing. Neither Landskaters nor NSP can accept any liability for the existence of any such risks. Ultimately, each skater is responsible for staying alert to potential risks and obeying all traffic regulations. Finally, Landskaters and NSP strongly recommend that all participants in Landskaters-sponsored events (including its city skates) should be in good health, should verify that their equipment is in good condition, and should possess and master a set of minimum skate skills before participating in such events: the ability to skate in control, especially on hills and in groups of skaters; to stop in traffic; to maneuver curbs; and to avoid obstacles).