The Docklands area of Melbourne offers the perfect playground for a social skate. Plenty of smooth scenic pathways as picturesque Melbourne surrounds you. Quads and Inline inclusive, the Wednesday night skate is a friendly group recreational cruise over relatively smooth surfaces.
The group meets at the "Cow up a tree sculpture" and departs at 8pm. This skate is suitable for intermediate to experienced skaters.
It is strongly recommended that you know how to stop, turn and navigate general street terrain before coming along to the 8pm session.
For the more advanced skaters, there are always opportunities to test your skills on the urban terrain that surrounds. Minimum requirements are being able to stop, turn and skate over varied terrain and some hills.
Freeride now has intro sessions from 6.45pm to 8pm.. These sessions are for anyone who is just starting off to street skating or has been too nervous to come along to the main weekly Freeride event. We want everyone to feel comfortable to get out & explore the city around them. This session is aimed at street skate rookies who just want to get out there & have a go. We must stress that this is NOT a lesson, it's just a fun social group! Check out the events tab in the group for details.
The skate follows a figure 8 route, so we pass the start point mid-way through the skate, so don't worry if you're not sure about the distance first up.
As with all public events, respect for the environment and the people around you is a must, for a guide to Street Skate Etiquette please see the document saved under ‘Files’ on the Melbourne Freeride Facebook page.
This is purely a casual social event and by participating you always skate at your own risk. Protective gear is strongly recommended and you are completely responsible for your own safety. Always skate on the footpaths and avoid the road for safety reasons.
Hope to see you there!