The Monday Night Skate - 7:00 p.m., 3rd and S Streets, Sacramento

Skaters and bike riders come East on S Street on the June 17, 2002 Monday Night Skate.

Why skate?

Skating is fun and healthy. It is a fun, low-impact aerobic sport. It uses 570 calories an hour while bringing back your childhood.

Background:

Started by Mari Tonin around 1993, the Monday Night Skate has been lots of fun and exercise for lots of people.

The free Monday Night Skate is the largest recreational skate in Sacramento.

The group meets at the parking lot at 3rd and S Streets in downtown Sacramento at 7:00 p.m. It then leaves on a 6 to 12 mile skate. For variety, the route of the skate changes from Monday to Monday.

Skating with a group is a great way to learn skating. You'll be able to skate much better than you ever could alone.

Required skills:

  • Able to skate for a few miles at a moderate speed. Skating lessons are available.
  • Able to stop, If you come to the Monday Night Skate before 7:00 p.m., you can usually get a free stopping lesson.

Suggested equipment:

  • Wrist guards. The most frequent injury skaters receive is a broken or sprained wrist.
  • Helmet. If you fall on your head, this could save you from becoming a vegetable.
  • Knee pads. Can prevent a lot of pain and skin rash.
  • Elbow pads. Falling properly to avoid injury requires elbow pads. Falling on a bare elbow can be very painful.
  • When skating is done in the dark: Battery powered lights. Flashing red lights increase visibility. A flashlight or other white light can help you see where your are skating.

Also nice:

  • A bottle or canteen of water.

For more information:

Go directly to "Sacramento Skating": http://www.sacramentoskating.com/.

Or call Brian Malone at 916-715-2808,

or call Bernard Scoville at 916-568-1491.

This flyer is the result of a suggestion by Chris Eleveld. Please print and distribute this flyer to promote the Monday Night Skate.