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1999 - 2000 Monday Night Skate Information As Of January 1, 2001

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December 25, 2000

White Christmas
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Mari looks at Christmas lites on the December 18, 2000, Monday Night Skate.

I was visiting my Mother and relatives in Southern California. I don't yet know about the December 25 Monday Night skate. Bernie

December 18, 2000

White Christmas
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Skaters - Mike, Gordon, John, Gerald - view 48th Street Christmas lights on the December 18, 2000, Monday Night Skate.

Mari and Gordon led us for a spectacular Christmas light skate. We had 10 skaters.

We went East on S Street to 28th Street, where we went North to Capitol. On Capitol we skated East to a parking lot near Andiamos, where we regrouped.

Next we skated East on M Street. On 41st Street we skated South. I forget the exact sequence, but we skated through residences from M to T and from 41st street to 58th Street.

We found the best concentration of lights near 53rd and S, where entire blocks of houses were decorated. Also spectacular was a home on 48th Street near T.

We skated back to our 3rd and S starting point, by skating West on M and Capitol, South on 17th Street, and West on S. I estimate we skated 8 to 10 miles.

After the skate 8 of us enjoyed food, beverage, and conversation at Vallejo's. Bernie

December 11, 2000

Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer
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Skaters - Bryan, Steve, and Morgan - view Hard Rock Christmas tree on the December 4, 2000, Monday Night Skate.

We did not skate because of rain. We will have our Christmas skate next week - on Monday, the 18th. Join us if you want to see Christmas lights and sing Christmas carols.

Bernie

December 4, 2000

Surfing USA
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Skaters - Bryan, Steve, and Morgan - view Hard Rock Christmas tree on the December 4, 2000, Monday Night Skate.

We had 4 skaters. Bryan, Steve Lee, Morgan and myself. Steve led most of the skate. We did a downtown Sacramento skate.

First we skated to the Downtown Mall to see some of its Christmas lighting.

When we skated to the State Capitol we found the Christmas lights were not on.

While downtown we skated up and down some parking lots.

We skated through some downtown residential areas looking for some Christmas lights. Then we skated the new loop of the American River Parkway that goes around the Almond growers.

Coming off the Parkway at C Street, we skated back to our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate we skated about 7 miles.

After the skate Steve and I enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's, I learned that he has just bought a digital camera.

Bernie

November 27, 2000

Plastics For 500, Bob
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Bryan and John at top of Sac State Parking Lot on the November 27, 2000, Monday Night Skate.

We had 3 skaters. Bryan, John, and myself. Bryan did a great job of leading. We did a Sacramento State University skate.

First we went East on S Street. On 28th Street, we skated North to Capitol. On Capitol we headed East to a parking lot near Andiamos, where we regrouped.

Next we skated East on M Street, regrouping at a 54th Street park. We continued East on M to 59th Street, where we briefly skated South. Then we were again skating East on M Street. Then we skated East on Elvas. From Elvas we entered through an arch on a trail into Sacramento State University.

At Sac State we skated up and down the parking lot.

After skating on J Street, 58th Street, Elvas, Alhambra, Capitlol, 28th Street, and S Street, we were back at our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate we skated about 9 miles.

After the skate John and I enjoyed food, beverages, and conversation at Vallejo's, where he taught me about digital cameras and PhotoShop.

Bernie

November 20, 2000

Plastics For 500, Bob
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Richard, Bryan, Mitchell rest after November 6, 2000 Monday Night Skate.

I did not show up for this skate, because I worked on a JavaScript assignment that was due at midnight.

Larry and Mitchell did show up. They had a downtown skate that included some parking lots.

After the skate these two skating savants enjoyed food, beverages, and converation at Vallejos.

Bernie

November 13, 2000

Plastics For 500, Bob
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June 5, 2000 Monday Night Skate on American River Parkway - Alex, Brook, Dixie.

Because of rain, there was no skate.

Bernie

November 6, 2000

Plastics For 500, Bob
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Richard, Bryan, Mitchell rest after November 6, 2000 Monday Night Skate.

Bryan led.  Mitchell led some of the time.  Ricahrd came on his bicycle; his Rollerblades are broken.

We 3 skaters and 1 bike rider went East on S Street and T Streets.  Then we skated South on 24th Street to Marshall, where we looked for the carved pumpkins.  Residents told us the pumpkins were displayed starting October 31.  On  the afternoon of November 6 they were thrown away.  We missed them.

Next we skated South by Curtis Park to Sutterville Road.  Skating West on Sutterville Road we skated up, up, over and down the I 5 freeway b r i d ge to Sacramento City College. Wheee!!!!  Nice hill!

After we skated around and through Sacramento City College, Bryan led us through some Land Park neighborhoods and South to other neighborhoods. I remember Mead and Monterey as some of the streets we skated.

After neighborhood skating, we headed back to town and 3rd and S on Riverside Drive.

I estimate we skated 7 to 9 miles total.

After the skate, I was the only one to go to Vallejos, where I had a delicious meal.

Bernie

October 30, 2000

Plastics For 500, Bob
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Mari makes a suggestion on the July 31, 2000 Monday Night Skate.

John led the Halloween skate.  My camera batteries were low; I missed a great opportunity to take pictures of a variety of costumed skaters: Gordon as a witch/ghost, Kevin from Star Trek, and myself as Captain Rollerblade.  Turnout was low because the ground had many wet spots.  

John led the 4 of us East on S Street, and South on 26th Street and 24th Street to 2400 Marshall Street, where we hoped to see the carved pumpkins.  The pumpkins were not out.  Apparently they are not out till Halloween.

John also led us to a very original tile decorated house. 

After marveling at the tile decorated house, we skated to Tower Theatre.

After looking at the Tower Theatre posters and marquis, we returned to our 3rd and S starting point via Broadway, llth, and S Streets.

I estimate we skated about 6 to 7 miles total.

After the skate, we went home.  No Vallejos.  

Bernie

October 23, 2000

Plastics For 500, Bob
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Skaters (Steve, Linda, Gordon, Mari, John, and Brian) Group for The August 14, 2000 Monday Night Skate.

Mari Tonin, Founder of the Monday Night Skate, led the skate.  I did not bring my camera; no pictures from tonight's skate.

I announced that Steve Lee will lead an American River Parkway skate on October 28, Saturday.  The skaters will meet at Lyons Restaurant on Richards Boulevard at 6:00 a.m. and at the foot of the Discovery Park Bridge, where the skate will begin, at 7:00 a.m.

The Halloween skate with costumes will be at 3rd and S on October 30, Monday, at 7:00 p.m.

We had a new skater named Doug.  We had 13 skaters total.  We skated an Elvas run, starting by skating East on S Street and Capitol to a parking lot near Andiamo's, where we regrouped.

Next we skated East on M Street to a park near 54th Street, where we regrouped.

We again skated East on M Street to 56th Street.  On 56th Street we skated North to a parking lot at H Street and Elvas.

After regrouping in the parking lot, we flew toward downtown Sacramento on Elvas. 

We regrouped at 33rd and C Streets, then we skated on C Street, Alhambra, Capitol, through Capitol Park, and West on S Street back to our 3rd and S starting point.  I estimate we skated about 8 to 9 miles total.

After the skate, 10 skaters enjoyed conversation, food, and beverages at Vallejos.  

Bernie

October 16, 2000

Staying Alive
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Skaters - Gerry, Steve, Mike - regroup on October 16, 2000 Monday Night Skate.

Steve Lee announced that he will lead an American River Parkway skate on October 28, Saturday.  The skaters will meet at Lyons on Richards Boulevard at 6:00 a.m. and at the foot of the Discovery Park Bridge, where the skate will begin, at 7:00 a.m.

The Halloween skate with costumes will be at 3rd and S on October 30, Monday, at 7:00 p.m.

We had a new skater named Dan.  We had 13 skaters total.  We skated a river run, starting by skating South on 3rd Street to Broadway, where we regrouped.

After skating West on Broadway, we skated by the marina then South on Ramp Street and the levee.

We regrouped near Sutterville Road, then we went East on Sutterville Road to Land Park Drive.  After regrouping, we skated North, then East into Land Park. 

After skating around in Land Park, we skated East on Second Avenue and North on 17th Street to the Tower Theatre, where we regrouped.

We then skated West on Broadway, North on 11th Street, and East on S Street back to our 3rd and S starting point.  I estimate we skated about 8 miles total.

After the skate, 8 skaters enjoyed conversation, food, and beverages at Vallejos.  Larry Barnes joined the skaters at Vallejos.

Bernie

October 9, 2000

Staying Alive
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Skaters at Vallejos after June 26, 2000 Monday night skate - Don, Rusty, Mystery, Hadley, Dave, Steve, Unknown, Unknown, Jerry, Gerald, Dave, Bernie.  Photographed by Natalie.

I did not go to 3rd and S; there were many wet spots on the ground.    Mitchell and another skater met at 3rd and S, but they did not skate.  There was no Monday Night Skate.

Bernie

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October 2, 2000

Staying Alive
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John takes off his skates 4/10/2000 at 3rd & S Streets

Mari Tonin, Founder of the Monday Night Skate, led the skate.  We had 16 skaters.  I forgot my camera; no pictures from this skate. 

Mari brought 2 recommendations from the September 19 Skate Patrol meeting.  Skaters should not skate through red lights assuming that no cars are coming, and skaters should not skate in the middle of the road.  The should skate like PALS - Polite, Alert, Legal, and Smart.  

We skated an Elvas run.  Mari led us East on S, to 19th Street, where we skated North to Capitol Avenue. 

After regrouping at Capitol, we skated to a parking lot near Andiamo's, where we regrouped.

Next we skated East on M Street to a park near 54th Street, where we regrouped.

We again skated East on M Street to 56th Street.  On 56th Street we skated North to a parking lot at H Street and Elvas.

After regrouping in the parking lot, we flew toward downtown Sacramento on Elvas. 

We regrouped at 33rd and C Streets, then we skated on C Street, Alhambra, Capitol, 28th Street, and S Street back to our 3rd and S starting point.  I estimate we skated about 8 to 9 miles total.

After the skate, 9 skaters enjoyed converstion, food, and beverages at Vallejos.  Bernie

September 25, 2000

Staying Alive
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Skating through Land Park on the September 25, 2000 Monday Night Skate.

Mari Tonin, Founder of the Monday Night Skate, led the skate.  We had 1 bike rider and 13 skaters.

Mari reminded skaters that starting in October, the Monday Night Skate will leave 3rd and S at 7:00 instead of 7:30 p.m.

Mari reannounced that the Halloween Skate, with skaters wearing costumes (optional) will be on Monday, October 30.

We skated a river run with a return that avoided street construction.  We started by skaing South on 3rd Street to Broadway, where we regrouped.

After skating West on Broadway, we skated South on Ramp Street and the levee.

We regrouped near Sutterville Road, then we went East on Sutterville Road to Land Park Drive.  After regrouping, we we skated North, then East into Land Park. 

After skating around in Land Park, we skated East on Second Avenue to 24th  Street.  We then skated North on 24th Street and East on S Street back to our 3rd and S starting point.  I estimate we skated about 8 to 9 miles total.

After the skate, 4 skaters enjoyed conversation, food, and beverages at Vallejos.  Bernie

September 18, 2000

Staying Alive
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Skaters on September 18, 2000 Monday Night Skate.

Mari Tonin, Founder of the Monday Night Skate, led the skate.  We had 1 new skater, Kevin, and 15 skaters total.

Mari took a vote. Most skaters preferred to start at 7:00 instead of 7:30. Starting In October, the Monday Night Skate will leave 3rd and S at 7:00 instead of 7:30 p.m.

Mari announced that the Halloween Skate, with skaters wearing costumes (optional) will be on Monday, October 30.

We skated an Elvas run.  Mari led us East on S, to 20th Street, where we regrouped. We then skated North on 20th Street to Capitol Avenue. 

We skated East on Capitol to a parking lot near Andiamo's, where we regrouped.

Next we skated East on M Street to a park near 54th Street, where we regrouped.

We again skated East on M Street to 56th Street.  On 56th Street we skated North to a parking lot at H Street and Elvas.

After regrouping in the parking lot, we flew toward downtown Sacramento on Elvas. 

We regrouped at 33rd and C Streets, then we skated back to our 3rd and S starting point.  I estimate we skated about 8 to 9 miles total.

After the skate, 8 skaters enjoyed conversation, food, and beverages at Vallejos.  Bernie

September 11, 2000

Staying Alive
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Skaters (Gordon, Larry, Steve, Dean, Gerald, and Mari) Grouping At 3rd and S For the September 11, 2000 Monday Night Skate.

Mari Tonin, Founder of the Monday Night Skate, led the skate.  We had 23 skaters and Richard on a bicycle.

Gerald Lim announced that there would be a September 15, Friday, 6:30 p.m. carpool from Davis to the Friday Night Skate in San Francisco.

We skated the American River Parkway.  First we skated to Old Sac, then we skated on the Trail and a construction detour road to Discovery Park.

After regrouping in Discovery Park, we skated East on the moonlit Trail to the Northrup Overpass, where we regrouped.

Continuing East we again regrouped at the Del Paso Road Crossing.

Crossing Del Paso, we skated to the Trail exit near 20th Street on C Street.

After regrouping at the Trail exit, we skated South on 18th and West on S back to our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate we skated about 8 miles total.

After the skate, 11 of us enjoyed food, beverage, and conversation at Vallejos. Bernie

September 4, 2000

Johnny Be Good
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Mari Tonin talks with skaters before the April 24, 2000 skate.

Several skaters helped to lead the skate.  We started with 13 skaters and we finished with 10.  Steve Lee took one who fell home, and 2 turned back.   

First Steve Lee led us to the chalk art work at 15th and P Streets.  My camera batteries were low, so I got no pictures of this skate. 

After viewing the chalk paintings, we skated South on 15th and 11th Streets.  After regrouping at Broadway, we skated South on Riverside Drive, until we reached 2nd Avenue.

We skated East on 2nd Avenue 'til we reached LandPark Drive.  We skated South on LandPPark Drive until we reached the Sacramento Zoo.

After regrouping at the Sacramento Zoo, we skated West on the Sutterville Road Trail to the Sacramento Levee.

After regrouping at the Sacramento Levee, we skated North on it to N Street.  After regrouping we skated back to our 3rd and S starting point.

I estimate we skated about 8 miles total.

After the skate, 4 of us enjoyed food, beverage, and conversation at Vallejos. Bernie

August 28, 2000

Johnny Be Good
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Skaters regroup at August 28, 2000 Monday Night Skate.

I had the great pleasure and honor of leading the skate.  We started with 13 skaters and Richard on a bicycle.  Julie Kaye, Steve Wiiliams, Richard, and others helped. 

We did an American River Parkway run. We skated North on 3rd Street to Old Sacramento.  From Old Sacramento we skated up then down on the bridge toward Discovery Park - with its exciting downhill run.

After our downhill run, we started skating on the American River Parkway Multi-use Trail to the bridge that would take us into Discovery Park.  We were blocked by construcion, and we had to skate back to a street to get onto the bridge into Discovery Park.

From Discovery Park, we skated East on the American River Parkway Multi-use Trail. We regrouped where Northgate goes over the trail.  Then we resumed skating South and East to an exit from the trail on C Street between 20th and 21st streets.

After we exited the American River Parkway, we skated South on 18th Street and West on S Street back to our 3rd and S starting point. I estimate we skated about 8 miles total.

After the skate, 6 of us enjoyed food, beverage, and conversation at Vallejos. Bernie

August 21, 2000

Johnny Be Good
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Skaters (Sonya, Chad, Liz, Mari, Daedre, and Steve) Group for The August 21, 2000 Monday Night Skate.

Mari Tonin, Founder of the Monday Night Skate, led us on a river run.  Several Skate Patrol members helped.  We had 19 skaters, including new skaters Susan and Kim.

Mari announced that Monday the 28th would pobably be a low attendance skate, because many skaters would be at a birthday party.  Bernie Scoville would lead the skate.  

Mari led us South on 3rd to Broadway.  After regrouping, we skated West on Broadway.  Next we skated South on Ramp Street and the levee.

We regrouped near Sutterville Road, then we went East on Sutterville Road to Land Park Drive.  After regrouping, we we skated North, then East into Land Park. 

After skating around Land Park, we skated North on Land Park Drive to Tower Theater.  After regrouping, we skated West on Broadway, then North on 11th to S Street.  

Skating West on S Street, we were soon back at our 3rd and S starting point.  I estimate we skated about 8 miles total.

After the skate, 7 skaters enjoyed converstion, food, and beverages at Vallejos.  Bernie

August 14, 2000

Johnny Be Good
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Skaters (Steve, Linda, Gordon, Mari, John, and Brian) Group for The August 14, 2000 Monday Night Skate.

Mari Tonin, Founder of the Monday Night Skate, led us on an Elvas run.  Several Skate Patrol members helped.  We had 18 skaters.

We decided not to schedule an August 21 River Cats game, since Steve Lee reporteded that groups of last minute tickets are not always available. 

Mari led us East on S, to 18th Street, where we regrouped. We then skated North on 18th Street to Capitol Avenue. 

We skated East on Capitol to a parking lot near Andiamo's, where we regrouped.

Next we skated East on M Street to a park near 54th Street, where we regrouped.

We again skated East on M Street to 58th Street.  On 58th Street we skated North to a parking lot at H Street and Elvas.

After regrouping in the parking lot, we flew toward downtown Sacramento on Elvas. 

We regrouped at 33rd and C Streets, then we skated back to our 3rd and S starting point on C Street, Alhambra Boulevard, K Street, 27th Street, and S Street.  I estimate we skated about 8 to 9 miles total.

After the skate, 10 skaters enjoyed converstion, food, and beverages at Vallejos.  Bernie

August 7, 2000

Johnny Be Good
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Skating The American River Parkway at The August 7, 2000 Monday Night Skate.

Mari Tonin, Founder of the Monday Night Skate, led us on an American River Parkway skate.  We had 32 skaters.

We voted that Monday, August 21, we would meet at 6:30 p.m. and skate together to the River Cats game.     

Gerald Lim announced that some skaters from Davis will probably be going South 8/25 through 8/27 to do the Santa Monica Friday Night Skate and some Southern Cal skating. 

Gerald also announced that there would be a carpool from Davis to do the San Francisco Skate Friday, August 11.

Mari led us East on S, to 20th Street, where we regrouped. We then skated North on 20th Street to C Street.

We regrouped at the beginning of the new trail at 21st and C Streets. After regrouping, we skated on the American Parkway Multi-Use Trail System to Old Sacramento, regrouping twice along the way.

After leaving Old Sacramento, we were soon back at our 3rd and S starting point. I estimate we skated about 8 miles total.

After the skate, 17 skaters enjoyed converstion, food, and beverages at Vallejos.  Bernie

July 31, 2000

Johnny Be Good
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On July 31, 2000 Monday Night Skate, Mari suggests that if the skaters want to, they can go as a group to a River Cats game.

Mari Tonin, Founder of the Monday Night Skate, led the skate.  We had 17 skaters.   

Gerald Lim announced that some skaters from Davis will probably be going South 8/25 through 8/27 to do the Santa Monica Friday Night Skate and some Southern Cal skating.

Chad Moore announced that he is planing to lead a Folsom skate.

Mari led us on a fresh reverse River run. We skated South on 3rd Street to Broadway. 

On Broadway we skated East.  Then we skated South.  Eventually we were skating South on Land Park Drive.  Then we were skating South on Del Rio. 

After Del Rio, we were skating West on Seamas.  Then we skated a loop on Piedmont.

Leaving Piedmont we skated North on Riverside to Captain's Table.  Skating West and up Captain's Table took us to the Sacramento River Levee.

On the Levee, Mari suggested that, if there were enough interest, we could skate as a group to a River Cats game, checking our skates at the game.  The skaters were interested, so Mari will check into this.

We had a beautiful skate North on the Levee to the Marina near Broadway. 

From the Marina we were soon back at our 3rd and S starting point.  I estimate we skated a total of 9 miles.

After the skate, 3 of us enjoyed food, beverage, and conversation at Vallejos. Bernie

July 24, 2000

Surfing USA
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Dan, Edyti, John, and unknown skater skating the American River Parkway on July 17, 2000 Monday Night Skate.

Mari Tonin, Founder of the Monday Night Skate, was back from Vancouver, and she led the skate.  We had 22 skaters and 1 bike rider.  My camera batteries were dead; no photographs this week.

We did an Elvas run. Mari led us East on S Street, then North on 20th Street to Capitol. We skated East on Capitol Avenue to a parking lot near Andiamo's.

After regrouping near Andiamo's, we skated East on M Street to a park near 54th Street.

After regrouping at the park, we continued east on M Street to 56th Street. We went North on 56th to Elvas.

Without stopping, we blasted down Elvas to a corner in front of Cannery Park. After regrouping, we skated into town via C and Alhambra.

In town we split up ino several groups and skated back to our 3rd and S starting point.  I estimate we skated a total of 9 miles.

After the skate, 13 of us enjoyed food, beverage, and conversation at Vallejos. Bernie

July 17, 2000

Surfing USA
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Skating the American River Parkway on July 17, 2000 Monday Night Skate.

I had the great pleasure and honor of leading the skate - with lots of help. Steve Lee, Assistant Director of the Skate Patrol, swept.  John, and others led parts of the skate.  Dean, a mathemaician, gave us a count of 31 skaters and 1 bike-rider.

We had several new skaters including Dan.

We did an American River Parkway run. We skated North on 3rd Street to Old Sacramento.  From Old Sacramento we skated up then down on the bridge toward Discovery Park - with its exciting downhill run.

After our downhill run, we skated on the American River Parkway Multi-use Trail to the bridge that would take us into Discovery Park.

From Discovery Park, we skated East on the American River Parkway Multi-use Trail. We regrouped where Northgate goes over the trail.  Then we resumed skating South and East to an exit from the trail on C Street between 20th and 21st streets.

We skated West on C Street, E Street, and several other streets and we skated South on several streets.  Soon we were back at our 3rd and S starting point. I estimate we skated about 8 miles total.

After the skate, 9 of us enjoyed food, beverage, and conversation at Vallejos. Bernie

July 10, 2000

Surfing USA
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Skate Patrol members Julie and Mazen smile as skaters enter Vic's on July 10 Monday Night Skate.

I had the great pleasure and honor of leading the skate. I needed lots of help and I got it.  Julie, Skate Patrol Secretary, swept.  Dale, Bryan, and others led parts of the skate.  We had 28 skaters. We had new skaters Nancy, Rich, and Sandy.

At first I proposed a Lighthouse skate, but the group was against this because we once had rocks thrown at us on such a skate.  By popular demand, we did a river skate.  

We skated South on 3rd Street to Broadway. Then we went West.  Next we skated South, skating by the marina. 

Then we skated South on Ramp Street and the levee. We regrouped near Sutterville Road, then we again went South on the Sacramento River Levee till we exited on Captain's Table.

Then we headed North on Riverside to Sutterville.  Then we skated East on Sutterville Road to Land Park. 

After skating North on Land Park Drive, we entered Land Park for some fun skating.

Next Bryan led us to Vic's Ice Cream on Riverside. 

After some great ice cream, we skated North on Riverside to S and West on S back to our 3rd and S starting point. I estimate we skated about 8 miles total.

After the skate, 8 of us enjoyed food, beverage, and conversation at Vallejos. Bernie

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July 3, 2000

Surfing USA
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Sonya Picks Blackberries at July 3, 2000 Monday Night Skate.

I had the great pleasure and honor of leading the skate. Gordon Innes, Skate Patrol Director, Natalie Carroll, Skate Patrol member, and others helped.  We had 19 skaters.

We did a blackberry skate.  We skated by some blackberry bushes with blackberries, which are now ripe.  This is the way I often skate when I skate home from work. 

First we skated to Old Sacramento, then up and down on the bridge toward Discovery Park - with its exciting downhill run.

After our downhill run, we skated on the American River Parkway Multi-use Trail to the bridge that would take us into Discovery Park.

In Discovery Park, we enjoyed our first blackberry bush. I was surprised that only 3 or 4 skaters wanted to pick any blackberries.

Next we skated East on the American River Parkway Multi-use Trail. We regrouped where the trail crosses a road. Then we exited on C Street between 20th and 21st streets.

We skated West on C Street, D Street, and E Street, then we skated South on 14th Street. Soon we were back at our 3rd and S starting point. I estimate we skated about 8 miles total.

After the skate ended at about 9:00 there was some conversation, but Vallejos was closed. Bernie

June 26, 2000

Surfing USA
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Skaters at Valejos after the June 26, Monday Night Skate.

Mari Tonin led us. We had 26 skaters.

We did an Elvas run. Mari led us East on S Street, then North on 20th Street to Capitol. We skated East on Capitol Avenue to a parking lot near Andiamo's.

After regrouping near Andiamo's, we skated East on M Street to a park near 54th Street.

After regrouping at the park, we continued east on M Street to 58th Street. We went North on 58th to Elvas, where we regrouped.

We blasted down Elvas to a corner in front of Cannery Park. After regrouping, we skated into town via Alhambra and K Street, regrouping at 13th and K. We skated South to S and West on S to our 3rd and S starting point. I estimate we skated a total of 9 miles.

After the skate ended at about 9:00, about 15 enjoyed converation, drinks, and food at Vallejos. Bernie

June 19, 2000

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Skaters coming over the North B Street at the June 19 Monday Night Skate

Mari Tonin led us. We had 33 skaters and a bike rider. We did an American River Parkway run.

We skated East on R to 5th, where we went North. On Capitol Mall we skated West till we could skate North into Old Sacramento.

From Old Sacramento we got on the American River Parkway, skating to Discovery Park, then to C Street between 19th and 20th.

Coming off the American River Parkway, we skated South on 20th Street and West on S back to our 3rd and S starting point. I estimate we skated 6 to 8 miles total.

After the skate ended at about 9:00, about 15 enjoyed converation, drinks, and food at Vallejos. Bernie

June 12, 2000

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Jerry, Matt, Lisa, Steve, Lisa regroup on the June 12, Monday Night Skate.

Mari Tonin led us. We had 23 skaters. We did a river run.

We skated South on 3rd Street to Broadway. Then we went West. Next we skated South on Ramp Street and the levee. We regrouped near Sutterville Road, then we again went South on the Sacramento River Levee till we exited on Captain's Table.

Next we skated South on Riverside, and West on Piedmont. After circling around we were soon skating East on Seamans.

Soon we were skating North on Land Park. On a path beside Suterville Road we skated West to Riverside.

Skating North on Riverside, we stopped at Vics for Ice Cream. Yum, Yum, Good. Next we again skated North on Riverside back to S Street. On S Street we turned West to return to our 3rd and S starting point. I estimate we skated about 8 miles total.

After the skate ended at about 9:15, the skaters stood around and talked. No Vallejos this week. Bernie

June 5, 2000

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State of the Skate Skaters - June 5, Monday Night Skate.

Mari, Founder of the Monday Night Skate, led us. We had 43 skaters. It was a good turn-out because of the State of the Skate celebration. Jerry Tyler, K2 Skate Representative, came to let skaters try out the latest K2 Skates.

We had a raffle and several skaters won T shirts, K2 Skate wheels, $25 Rubicon gift certificates, and other prizes.

Mari led us, but she had helpers, including most Skate Patrol members. We skated East on S, to 20th Street, where we regrouped. We then skated North on 20th Street to C Street.

We regrouped at the beginning of the new trail at 21st and C Streets. After regrouping, we skated on the American Parkway Multi-Use Trail System to Old Sacramento, regrouping several times along the way.

With all the sand and cobblestones, we had trouble skating off the trail into Old Sacramento. After leaving Old Sacramento, we were soon back at our 3rd and S starting point. I estimate we skated about 8 miles total.

After the skate, Rusty, Liz, David, Chad, Barbara, Larry, and others (10 total) and I (briefly) met at the Vallejos at 4th and S for refreshments and converstion.

After the skate, Mari, Gordon, Don, Natalie, Dale, Hadley, Jerry of K2, and 1 (8 total) met at the Streets of London for rereshments and conversation. Bernie

May 29, 2000

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Rusty & Dave Skating on the American River Parkway - May 29,2000 Monday Night Skate.

I had the great pleasure and honor of leading the skate. Thanks to Dean, I know that we had 14 skaters.

We skated the way I often skate when I skate home from work. We skated to Old Sacramento, then up and down on the bridge toward Discovery Park - with its exciting downhill run.

After our downhill run, we skated on the American River Parkway Multi-use Trail to the bridge that would take us into Discovery Park.

After skating downhill into Discovery Park, we skated East on the American River Parkway Multi-use Trail. As we passed the Northgate Overpass and neared an exit that could take us to the 12th Street Bridge, we voted to take the 12th Street Bridge back into town.

After coasting down the 12th Street Bridge (on the side, not on the freeway), we skated South into Downtown on 12 Street. We turned West on L Street, where we regrouped. Soon we were back at our 3rd and S starting point. I estimate we skated about 8 miles total.

After the skate, Rusty, Liz, David, Rose, and I met at the Vallejos at 4th and S for refreshments and converstion. Bernie

May 22, 2000

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Bike rider with dog on May 22, 2000 Monday Night Skate.

Gordon Innes led us. We had 26 skaters plus 2 bicyclists and a dog in a cart pulled by a bicycle.

We did a river run. Gordon led us South on 3rd Street to Broadway. We skated West on Broadway to Ramp Street.

We skated South on Ramp Street followed by the Sacramento River Levee to Sutterville Road. After regrouping on Sutterville Road, we skated further South on the levee to Captain's Table, where we skated North on Riverside.

After skating North on Riverside, we skated East to Land Park Drive, where we again skated North.

We skated back into town on Land Park Drive, stopping at the Tower Theatre. After regrouping at the Tower Theatre, we skated West on Broadway and North on 1lth S treet back to our 3rd and S starting point. I estimate we skated about 8 miles total.

After the skate, Rusty, Liz, Gordon, David, Chad, Barbara, Dean, Gerald, Dale, Hadley, and I met at the Vallejos at 4th and S for refreshments and converstion. Bernie

May 15, 2000

The pavement was wet. We were rained out. Bernie

May 8, 2000

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Skaters Rusty, Liz, Lisa, Matthew at Vallejos after the May 8, 2000, Monday Night Skate.

Mari Tonin led us. We had 19 skaters.

Mari announced that the certification for new Skate Patrol members will be postponed till after May 13.

We did a river run. Mari led us South on 3rd Street to Broadway. At Broadway we skated West to the Marina.

From the Marina we skated South on the Sacramento River Levee to Sutterville Road. At Sutterville Road we voted to skate further South on the levee. We skated South to Piedmont, where we skated West.

After skating through some housing, we came back skating East to Land Park Drive, where we turned North. We skated North on Land Park Drive to Sutterville Road, where we skated West to Riverside Drive.

We skated back into town on Riverside Drive and 11th Street, then we skated West on S Street back to our 3rd and S starting point. I estimate we skated 8 to 10 miles total.

After the skate, Rusty, Liz, Lisa, Matthew, Kirsten, Dave, Gerry I met in the Vallejos at 4th and S for refreshments and converstion. Bernie

May 1, 2000

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K2 Skate Van at the May 1, 2000, Monday Night Skate.

Mari Tonin led us. We had 32 skaters.

Mari announced that there will be certification for new Skate Patrol members on May 13.

We did an Elvas run. Mari led us East on S Street, then North on 11th Street to Capitol Park. From Capitol Park we skated East on Capitol Avenue to a parking lot near Andiamo's.

After regrouping near Andiamo's, we skated East on M Street to a park near 54th Street.

After regrouping at the park, we continued east on M Street to 58th Street. We went North on 58th to Elvas, where we regrouped.

We blasted down Elvas to a corner in front of Cannery Park. After regrouping, we skated into town via Alhambra and Capitol Avenue.

After regrouping near the Convention Center, we skated back to our 3rd Street and S Starting point. I estimate we skated a total of 9 miles.

After the skate, Dale, Mari, Rose, Steve Lee, Gerry Brooks, Jerry Tyler, and I met in the Rubicon for refreshments and converstion. Bernie

April 24, 2000

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Mari Tonin talks with skaters before the April 24, 2000 skate.

Mari Tonin led us. We had 35 skaters.

Gerald Lim invited skaters to join him on the weekly Wednesday Night Skate in Davis.

Steve Lee reported on weekend patrolling the American River Trail. The skater traffic is light, and most skaters are following the rules. Steve also announced that there will be certification for new Skate Patrol members on May 13.

Steve Williams announced an open speed-skating event. It will be April 29, Saturday, starting around 7:00 a.m. at the Lighthouse - near the golf course - in West Sacramento.

Mari led us East on Capitol Avenue, North on 24th Street, West on C Street. At 19th and C we entered the new Trail that connects with the American River Parkway.

We skated on the Parkway to Old Sacramento. Then we skated back to our 3rd and S starting place. I estimate we skated a total of 7 miles.

After the skate, Dale, Mari, Rose, Steve Lee, and I met in the Rubicon for refreshments and converstion. Bernie

April 17, 2000

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Kirsten and Mystery Skater skate the Sacramento River Levee 4/17/2000

Mari Tonin led us. We had 7 skaters including Suzan Davis, Hadley Grow, Ken, and Kirsten. The turnout was low because it had been raining, the temperature was in the low 50's, and there was some chance for more rain. On the plus side, the moon was 99% of full.

Mari led us South to Broadway. At Braodway we skated South past the Marina. Then we skated South on the Sacramento River Levee past Sutterville Road to a more southern outlet. Off the Levee and on Riverside, we skated South to Piedmont, where we turned West.

We skated East on Seamas. Then we skated North on Nexius, Del Rio, Land Park, and 5th Street, returning to our 3rd and S starting point. On the way we stopped at Mari's on 2nd Avenue to pick up her dog, Tucker. A solid 8 mile skate.

After the skate, some of us met in the Rubicon for refreshments and converstion. Bernie

April 10, 2000

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John takes off his skates 4/10/2000 at 3rd & S Streets

Jerry Tyler, K2 Representative, was at the skate early with his K2 Van. Skaters were able to try out the latest K2 skates. I gave Sublime Skates discount coupons to the skaters who wanted them.

Mari led us. We had 35 skaters when we started and when we finished. Skate Patrol helpers included Larry Barnes, Julie Kaye, and Steve Lee. Jerry Tyler, K2 Representative, skated with us. Our new 3rd and S parking lot starting point seems to be working fine.

For our regular skate, we went East on Capitol and M to 58th Street. On 58th Street we skated North to Elvas. Then we skated back to our 3rd and S starting point on Elvas, Capitol, and S Streets. An 8 to 10 mile skate.

After the skate, ten of us met in the Rubicon for refreshments and converstion. Bernie

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April 3, 2000

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Skaters at the Rubicon 4/3/2000

Mari was back to lead us and we had 27 skaters. Skate Patrol helpers included Gordon Innes, Don Chernich, Natalie Carroll, Julie Kaye, and Steve Lee. Jerry Tyler, K2 Representative, skated with us. Since the 15th and N Parking Lot is being transformed into a building, and is now fenced, we have to find another meeting place for our Monday Night Skate. Mari lead us to look at 11th and O, 3rd and S, and 14th and R parking lots. We then voted and selected the 3rd and S parking lot as our new home.

For our regular skate, we wandered Sacramento in new ways. We went East to 25th Street, North to I Street, then West on I Street to Amtrack. From the train station, we went to Old Sacramento, then East on Capitol Mall back to our 15th and N starting point. A 6 to 8 mile skate.

After the skate, seven of us met in the Rubicon for refreshments and converstion. Bernie

March 27, 2000

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We had 6 skaters - Larry Barnes, Joelle, Gordon Innes, Julie Kaye, and Steve Lee. Since the 15th and N Parking Lot is being transformed into a building, and is now fenced, we have to find another meeting place for our Monday Night Skate. We looked at several parking lots, including a nice one at 14th and R.

For our regular skate, we went to a river route. We skated south to S, West on S, South to Broadway. Then we skated West to the Marina.

From the Marina, we skated South on the Sacramento Levy to Sutterville Road. Then we skated East on Sutterville Road to Land Park. We wandered through Land Park, then skated North on 17th Street, where we stopped at Julie's for some cookies.

After the cookies, we contiued North on 17th Street. Then we looked at the Tower Theatre Marqui. To return to 15th and N, we skated West on Broadway, then North on 11th Street to O Street, and East on O Street. 8 to 10 miles total. After this skate, I went straight home. Bernie

March 20, 2000

Staying Alive
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Picture of March 20 Monday Night Skaters Looking over Parking Lot Edge

We had 7 skaters, including Larry Barnes, Joelle, Gordon Innes, Burke Leach, and Steve Lee. A full moon helped us throughout our skate. We skated East on Capitol and M Streets to Sacramento State College.

At Sac State we used the el vater to skate down the parking lot. Baton twirlers and a band were practicing on the roof of the parking lot. After the parking lot, we skated to Guy West Bridge.

We skated back to our 15th and N starting point the way we came - on M Street and Capitol. About 8 miles total.

After the skate Gordon and I went to the Rubicon. Mari Tonin joined us. Bernie

March 13, 2000

Surfing USA
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Picture of March 13 Monday Night Skaters

Steve Lee and I led a group of 7 skaters, including Larry Barnes, Joelle, Burke Leach, and Lisa. A half moon helped us throughout our skate. We skated South on 14th, then West on T till its end. Then we skated South to Broadway. On Broadway we went East. Next we went South to and around the Marina. Pretty view.

From the Marina we went South till we were on the Sacraemnto River Levee. On the Levee we skated South to Sutterville Road.

On Sutterville Road we skated East to Land Park. Steve led us through Land Park. Then we headed North through Middle School and by the Tower Theatre marquee.

After browsing the marquee, we skated West on Broadway and North on 11th back to our 15th and N starting point. About 8 miles total skate. Bernie

March 6, 2000

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I arrived at 7:19 p.m. I did not see any other skaters, so I left at 7:36 p.m.

As it gets brighter and warmer, this skate will happen again. Soon. Bernie

February 28, 2000

Beethoven's 5th Symphony
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I arrived at 7:24 p.m. I did not see any other skaters, so I left at 7:36 p.m. Bernie

February 21, 2000

Surfing USA
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Steve Lee, Rose Goff, Larry Barnes, Joelle, Burke Leach, another skater and I made up the original 7 skaters.

As we were skating West on Capitol toward Old Sac, Larry Barnes and Joelle dropped out, leaving 5 skaters.

The 5 of us decided to go to Sac State. On the way, we used an el evator to skate down a parking garage.

At 19th and K Rose Goff fell on her arm. She heard something pop in her shoulder. Steve Lee used a neck tie for a sling, and we used my truck to take Rose to Sutter Hopsital Emergency services.

Sorry to see a great skater get hurt, but it was encouraging to see all 5 skaters working together, with some help from a police officer, to help Rose get emergency medical help. When I asked Rose if I should report her injury, she kindly told me to tell it the way it is.

February 14, 2000

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Steve Lee, I were the only skaters. There was lots of debris on the streets and sidewalks, and quite a few wet spots.

We skated South to Sacramento City College. After some playing, we went East on Suterville and then North by Curtis Park and on 21st Street.

In town we skated West on Q Street back to our 15th and N starting point. About 8 miles total skate. Then we went to the Open Mike at the Fox and Goose.

February 7, 2000

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We had 4 skaters including Steve Lee, and Rose Goff. Steve Lee led us South on 11th Street till it became Riverside. Then we skated furthur South on Riverside to Sutterville Road. At Sutterville Road we got on the levy and skated back toward town on that trail, until we got to the Marina.

From the Marina we skated back on Front Street to Capitol Mall. We skated East on Capitol Mall to the State Capitol, skating down some stairs on the way. After the State Capitol we got to use an el evator to skate down a parking lot.

To put icing on the cake Steve led us in some follow the leader in Captitol Park as we returned to our 15th and N starting point. 8 mile total.

I was the only one who went to the Rubicon. Mari Tonin was there. Mondays nights are Gratefuil Dead nights. I had a portabella sandwhich, and for once I really listened to and enjoyed the music.

January 31, 2000

Johnny Be Good
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Rose Goff and I (Bernie Scoville) were the only skaters. There were many wet spots on the streets, and there was not much moon. For safety we went on Capitol amd M Streets almost to Sac State and then back to town on Elvas.

On Elvas a police officer asked us if we had seen a man on a bicycle with no pants. Rose had seen the fellow, but I hadn't. From Elvas we went South on Alhambra to Capitol. We then skated West on Capitol to our 15th and N starting point. About 7 miles total. Neither of us went to the Rubicon.

January 24, 2000

Johnny Be Good
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Because of rain and wet pavement, there was no Monday night skate.

January 17, 2000

Johnny Be Good
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Because of rain and wet pavement, there was no Monday night skate.

January 10, 2000



Surfing USA
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Sacramento Skate Patrol Assistant Director, Steve Lee, led the skate. Skate Patrol members, Scott Baggenstoss, Mazen Haffar, and Julie Kaye helped. Skaters Rose Goff and Burke Leach also helped. 7 skaters started and 7 skaters finished.

We had almost no moon. We did a river route. We skated South on 11th to S, West on S till it ended, then South again. On Broadway we again skated West, then South past a marina till we were on a levee next to the Sacramento River. We skated South on the levee to Suttervilee Road.

Leaving the Sacramento River we skated East on Sutterville Road to Land Park. Steve led us through Land Park to a smooth slab where Mari Tonin used to teach skating lessons.

Afer playing on the slab we skated West through Land Park to Land Park Drive. Next we skated North on Land Park Drive to the Tower Theatre, where we looked at the marquee and the movie posters.

Next we skated West on Broadway and North on 11th back to our to 15th and N on starting point. 8 miles total skate.

After the skate some skaters went to the Rubicon, but I went home.

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January 3, 2000



Surfing USA
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Sacramento Skate Patrol Secretary, Julie Kaye, and Skate Patrol Webmaster, Bernard E. Scovile (Bernie), led the skate with help from Rose Goff. 3 skaters started and 3 skaters finished.

We had almost no moon so did a conservative route. We skated East on Capitol and M to Sacramento State College. At Sacramento State we enjoyed using the ele vator to skate down the park ing lot . We also enjoyed looking at the American River from the Guy West Bridge.

Next we skated back to 15th and N on Elvas, Alhambra, and Capitol. 8 miles total skate.

After the skate we all went home. No Rubicon.

December 27, 1999

Only Sacramento Skate Patrol member Mazen Haffar showed up, so there was no skate this Monday.
December 20, 1999



Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer
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Sacramento Skate Patrol Assistant Director, Steve Lee, led the skate with help from fellow Skate Patrol member Mazen Haffar and skaters Burke Leach, and Rose Goff. 5 skaters started and 5 skaters finished. Before we started skating, Rose called her firend Melissa near 53rd and T. Melissa said to come on over.

We had lots of moon so we went South to skate by the Sacramento River. Aftr skating by the river to Sutterville Road, we skated East on Sutterville Road to Land Park. Then through Land Park, then North on 21st Street to Second Avenue. On Second Avenue, we skated East.

Eventually we were in Christmas light paradise in the 52nd and T Streets area. There we skated up and and down and around with all the beautiful Christmas lights. My favorite homes were at 53rd and T and at 48th near the Bridge over Highways 50. These places had lights and Christmas music.

Rose's friend, Melissa, one of the few people to ever bike into a beaver on the American River Parkway, and her mother, Esther, gave us wonderful bottled water, oranges, bananas, and apples. Melissa told us all the work they did to put up lights in the neighborhood.

After our wonderful visit, we skated back to 15th and N on T Street, Folsom Boulevard, and Capitol. 10 to 12 miles total skate.

After the skate I got to eat and talk with Rose Goff at the Rubicon. Mari Tonin was there too.

December 13, 1999


Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer
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Sacramento Skate Patrol Director, Gordon Innes led the skate Skate Patrol members, Scott Baggenstoss, Larry Barnes, Julie Kaye, Steve Lee, and Mazen Haffar helped. We started and ended with 11 skaters. Our music never arrived, so we didn't sing, but we saw lots of Christmas lights.

First we went around the Capitol, where we saw the biggest Christmas tree of the night. Then we went East on H and M Streets, stoppin to see numerous homes with lots of lights. When we got to 52 Street we went South to T Street. Between 48th and 52nd and S and T there were many beautiful lights. My favorite was at 48th and the bridge over Highway 50 - MANY lights and music too.

On 48th we skated North to M, then West on M and Capitol back to our 15th and N starting point. Julie Kaye and Gordon Innes wanted to go to Bernardos instead of the Rubicon. I got to Bernardos first. Due to special circumstances, the restaurant had closed at 7:45 p.m. When Julie and Gordon got to Bernardos and found the restaurant closed, they went to the Rubicon. I had already gone home.

December 6, 1999



Johnny Be Good
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National Skate Patrol Members, Steve Lee and Bernard E. Scoville (Bernie) led the skate with help from fellow Skate Patrol member, Mazen Haffar and Rose Goff. 4 skaters started and finished. Tonight's skate was an urban Sacramento skate.

We skated West on N and Capitol. We stopped twice for workshops on skating down stairs. Steve Lee is especially good at skating down stairs backwards.

We skated West over Tower Bridge, around the Money store. It looks pretty reflected on the Sacramento River. Next we came back into town over the I Street Bridge into the Amtrak Train Station, where we skated the train tunnels.

Next we skated East to an ele vator that helped us skate down a park ing lot.

After we skated by the Imax theatre, Steve Lee gave us some follow the leader through Capitol Park back to our 15th and N starting point. 6 miles. Steve, Rose, and I were able to have some refreshments at the Rubicon. Mari Tonin joined us briefly, and confirmed December 13 as our Christmas Carol skate.

November 29, 1999



Johnny Be Good
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National Skate Patrol Member, Bernard E. Scoville (Bernie) led the skate with help and good ideas from Rose Goff, the only other skater. 2 skaters started and finished.

We skated East on Capitol and M to Sac State where we used the elevator to skate the parkinglot. We also skated some additional good pavement and enjoyed the night view from the Guy West bridge.

We had a wonderful skate back to our 15th and N starting point, returning on Elvas, Alhambra, and K Streets. 8 to 10 miles. No partying at the Rubicon for us.

November 22, 1999

National Skate Patrol Members, Steve Lee and Bernard E. Scoville (Bernie) led the skate. Skate Patrol Member Mazen Haffar helped. Rose Goff skated and provided humor and class. We started and ended with 4 skaters. Since we had a full moon, we decided to do a river route. We skated South on 11th Street to T, West on T, South to Broadway. We then skated West on Broadway, then South to get on the Levee to skate South along the Sacramento River to Sutterville Road. We next went East on Sutterville Road to Land Park. Steve Lee led us through Land Park.

In Land Park we stopped to skate on the large smooth concrete slab where Mari Tonin used to teach skating lessons. We skated North on Land Park Drive to Tower Theatre. From Tower Theater we skated East on Broadway, North on 21st Street, West on N Street back to our starting point at 15th and N. About 8 miles.

All 4 of us then got together for some food and drink at the Rubicon, where we were joined by Mari Tonin. We decided to do the Christmas Carol Skate on December 13, Monday.

November 15, 1999

National Skate Patrol Member, Steve Lee led the skate. Skate Patrol Members Don Chernich, and Natalie Carroll helped. Burke Leach, Kathleen - a visitor from Montreal Canada, Rose Goff, David Nelson, and Russ Webster skated. We started and ended with 9 skaters. We skated on Capitol and M Streets to Sacramento State College. At Sac State we used the elevator to skate the parking lot. We also skated lots of fun pavement. We skated back on Elvas, Alhambra, and Capitol Mall to our starting point at 15th and N. 10 to 12 miles. 6 of us then got together for some food and drink at the Rubicon.

November 8, 1999

National Skate Patrol Member, Steve Lee led the skate. Gerald Lim, David Nelson, and Russ Webster skated. We had 5 skaters. We skated South on 11th Street to Broadway. We then skated South on Riverside to Land Park. We skated East throuugh Land Park to Land Park Drive. We skated South on Land Park Drive to Sutterville Road. Then West on Sutterville Road to the Sacramento River Levee and multi-use trail. Then we skated North on the multi-use trail to the Marina, where we had fun going up and down a pathway. Next we headed East on Broadway, then North on Front Street to Capitol Mall.

Near the Sacramento Wharf we had a serendipitious experience. We noticed that the street lights are different and from different time periods. Each lamp post has a metal plate on the ground to identify it and give some of its history. Charming. A bright idea that is a shining example of Sacramento's historical highlights.

After the Lamp Post Museum we skated through downtown Sacramento, taking in the best parking lot garage. We returned through Capitol Park to our starting point - 15th and N Streets. About 8 miles. All 5 of us went home without stopping at the Rubicon.

November 1, 1999
Before the skate, Bernie Scoville mentioned that there would be a Skate Patrol Meeting November 2 at Julie Kaye's Office.

Steve Lee led the skate. Skate Patrol members Larry Barnes, and Mitchell Ryan helped. We started with 9 skaters. We skated South on 11th Street to Broadway. We then skated South on Riverside to 4th Avenue, where we stopped by Mari Tonin's place. Next we skated further South on Land Park Drive, then we skated East throuugh Land Park to Sacramento City College. After skating and tricking through Sacramento City College, we skated East on Sutterville Road and over the bridge that spans Highway 99. Hill!!! Next we skated North through Curtis Park.

Skating East on Marshall we encoutnered 52 candle-lighted pumpkins that had been carved by Lois, Carl, Bruce, and others. Awesome!!!

Then a second momentous serendipity, we skated by and gawked the Goblin House in the 2800 Block of 22nd Street. Interesting!!!

Next we skated by Julie Kaye's House to pay her a visit. Then we skated to the Tower Theatre. Finally we skated North on 11th Street back to our 15th and N Streets starting point. About 10 miles. 2 met afterwards in the Rubicon.

October 25, 1999
Before the skate, Gordon mentioned that the County Board of Supervisors had a meeting on 10/19, Tuesday, to decide about the implementation of the testing of skating on the American river Parkway. The County Board of Supervisorms was not interested in restricting skating times, but they were somewhat interested in restricting skating to parts of the trail. The County Board of Supervisors may have another meeting on this.

Mari Tonin led the skate. Skate Patrol members Natalie Carroll, Don Chernich, Mazen Haffar, Gordon Innes, Julie Kaye, and Steve Lee helped. We had 32 skaters. Many were in costumes. Mari said we would stay downtown to show off our costumes. We went East on Capitol to 28th, then North on 28th to K. On K and I we went West to Old Sacramento through the Amtrack Train Station. We then skated East on K Street through part of the the Downtown Plaza. Then we went South on the 4th Street Sidewalk, then East on L, North to K and East on the K Street Mall through Capitol Park back to our 15th and N starting point. About 6 miles. 11 met afterwards in the Rubicon.

October 18, 1999
Gordon Innes led the skate. Skate Patrol members Natalie Carroll, Mazen Haffar, Julie Kaye, and Steve Lee helped. Before the skate, Gordon mentioned that the County Board of Supervisors would be having a meeting on 10/19, Tuesday, at 3:00 to decide about the implementation of he testing of skating on the American river Parkway. We had 23 skaters. We went East on Capitol and K to Alhambra, then North on Alhabmbra to McKinley, then East on McKinley to Elvas, then South on Elvas to M Street, then West on M Street and Capitol back to our 15th and N starting point. About 7 miles. 11 met afterwards in the Rubicon.
October 11, 1999
10/11/99: Mari Tonin, Founder & Leader of the Monday Night Skate
Mari Tonin led the skate. Skate Patrol members Natalie Carroll, Mazen Haffar, and Gordon Inness helped. Before the skate, Mari asked if any skaters wanted to participate at 7:00 a.m. in the lesson for Channel 31 on October 12, Tuesday. We had 19 skaters. We went South on 14th Street, West on S Strreet till it ended, then South to the Marina. From the Marina we went South on the Levee to Sutterville Road. Next we came North on Riverside, where we stopped for Ice Cream at Vic's before continuing North on Riverside back downtown. The last leg was on O Street to our 15th and N starting point. About 7 miles. 8 met afterwards in the Rubicon.
October 4, 1999 Mari Tonin led the skate. Skate Patrol members Scott Baggenstoss, Natalie Carroll, Don Chernich, Mazen Haffar, Steve Lee, and Mitchell Ryan helped. Before the skate, Mari again polled the skaters, then confirmed that we will have a Holloween Skate in costumes on October 25. We had 26 skaters. We went down M Street, North at 56th Street, then back downtown on Elvas. About 6 miles. 11 met afterwards in the Rubicon.

Monday Night Skate Information For September & August 1999

Date Information
September 27, 1999 Mari Tonin led the skate. Skate Patrol members Gordon Innes, Scott Baggenstoss, Larry Barnes, and Steve Lee helped. We had 24 skaters. We went down M Street, North at 56th Street, then back downtown on Elvas. About 6 miles. 9 met afterwards in the Rubicon. After asking several skaters, Mari decided we will have a Holloween Skate in costumes.
September 20, 1999 Mari Tonin led the skate. Skate Patrol members Gordon Innes, Natalie Carroll, Scott Baggenstoss, Don Chernich, and Mitchell Ryan helped. We had 28 skaters. We went West on N Street to 10th Street, North on 10th to Capitol Mall, then West on Capitol Mall accross the Tower Bridge. We skated North by the Money Store, then over the I Street Bridge to to the Amtrack Station. From the Amtrack Station, we skated back to our starting point of 15th and N. About 6 miles. 7 met afterwards in the Rubicon.
September 13, 1999 Mari Tonin led the skate. Skate Patrol members Gordon Innes, Julie Kaye, Steve Lee, Natalie Carroll, Scott Baggenstoss, Gary Hedberg, Don Chernich, and Mitchell Ryan helped. We had 23 skaters. Deborah Hoffman of Channel 10, and James Taylor of Channel 31 interviewed, videotaped, and reported on National Skate Patrol Certification and the skate. We went down M Street, almost to Sacramento State College, then back downtown on Elvas. M Street and Elvas are always smooth runs. About 6 miles. 11 met afterwards in the Rubicon.
September 6, 1999 Bernard E. Scoville (Bernie) led the skate. Steve Williams, Dave Nelson, Mitchell Ryan, Sonya, and ohers helped. We started with 13 skaters. 11 finished. We first skated South to 15th and Q Streets to view sidewalk chalk drawings. Then we skated West on Q and P Streets to Old Sacramento. From Old Sac we skated on a bridge and trail through Discovery Park to the Garden Highway. We then skated East on Garden Highway to Truxell. We skated downhill on Truxel to ElCamino. On ElCamino we skated East to the levee. We then skated South on the levee to Garden Highway, West on Garden Highway to Northgate. Then South on Northgate to the the trail. Then South on the trail to the Almond Growers. We finished going South on 15th Street back to our 15th and N Streets starting point. About 8 miles. About 6 met afterwards in the Rubicon.
August 30, 1999 Mari Tonin led the skate. Skate Patrol members Gordon Innes, Julie Kaye, Steve Lee helped. We had 30 skaters. We went down 13th Street to T Street, then West to Front Street, then South on Front Street to Broadway. After going East on Broadway, we went South to Mari's house on 4th Avenue. Then Sounth on Riverside to Sutterville Road. Then we got on the Levee and came North to N Street. We went East on N Street and Capitol Mall back to our 15th & N starting point. About 6 to 8 miles. About 8 met afterwards in the Rubicon.
August 23, 1999 Mari Tonin led the skate. Skate Patrol members Gordon Innes, Julie Kaye, Steve Lee, and Craig Robertson helped. We started with 25 skaters. 1 or 2 dropped out after the beginning lap. We went down M Street, almost to Sacramento State College, then back downtown on Elvas. About 6miles. About 9 met afterwards in the Rubicon.
August 16, 1999 Gordon Innes led the skate. Steve Lee, Julie Kaye, and Natalie Carroll helped. We had 32 skaters. We went south on 14th Street to T Street. Then we went east on T Street to 59th Street. Then we went north to M Street. We skated west on M and Capitol to 15th and south back to the 15th & N parking lot. About 9 met afterwards in the Rubicon.
August 9, 1999 Mari Tonin led the skate. We had 47 skaters. We went down 13th Street to Broadway. Then we went south to the Marina. From the Marina we skated south on the Levee to Sutterville Road. Next we skated east on Sutterville Road to Land Park. From Land Park we went north on Riverside and 11th Steets back to 15th and O. About 15 met afterwards in the Rubicon.
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August 2, 1999 Mari Tonin led the skate. We had 29 skaters; a few dropped out at the beginning. We went down M Street, almost to Sacramento State College, then back downtown on Elvas. About 10 met afterwards in the Rubicon.
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