2014 Roller Skating Festival | Golden Gate Park
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6th & Kennedy (Golden Gate Park) | 6th Ave. and Kennedy Drive, San Francisco, CA
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 at Skatin’ Place, 6th Ave. and Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park at 2 pm on Sunday, June 8, 2014.
There is even a segment where the audience will learn a cool line dancing skate groove.
Earlier in the day at 11 am and noon, they will also attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest chain of roller skaters.
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
Links: Event detailsCost: FREE
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