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Roller Skating Disco Festival in the Park | Golden Gate Park

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Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
6th & Kennedy (Golden Gate Park) | 6th Ave. and Kennedy Drive, San Francisco, CA



Roller Skating Disco Festival in the Park | Golden Gate ParkOn Sunday, April 21, 2013, the skaters at The Church of 8 Wheels will showcase the roller disco and roll bounce groove moves that the skaters have developed over the years in Golden Gate Park.

Whether you’re skating or on the hillside watching, spend a Sunday afternoon of “Roll Bounce in the Park” watching the skaters perform routines with your MC, D. Miles Jr., the “GodFather of Skate.”

Roller skaters have been a fixture in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park since the first skate vendor truck pulled up and rented skates in 1977. The numbers of skaters have been up and down over the decades. Today the numbers are moving up. Through it all, there has been one place that has survived it all and has become the home for roller skaters over the all years. Skaters call it “Skatin’ Place” and more recently “The Church of 8 Wheels.”

In 1987, the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Dept. closed the 6th Ave. and Fulton entrance to Golden Gate Park to car traffic. 25 years later it is the best example of how a public outdoor roller rink can bring joy to thousands of people.

Photo credit: Andrew Codd


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Cost: FREE

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Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, KFOG, Theater & Performance
Address: 6th Ave. and Kennedy Drive, San Francisco, CA

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