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The Past Is Prologue.

Past Events As of January 9, 2013

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Past Events As of April 27, 2011

Graphic that says ,'new' 2010 Skating Lessons Flyer

Graphic that says ,'new' 2010 Monday Night Skate

Past Events As of January 7, 2010

2009 Skating Lessons Flyer

2009 Monday Night Skate

Past Events As Of April 15, 2009

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge
April 10, 2009, Sacramento carpool to the Friday Night SanFrancisco Skate!

Graphic that says ,'new' 2008 Skating Lessons Flyer

Graphic that says ,'new' Sacramento Skating 2007 Monday Night Skating

Past Events As Of December 21, 2007

Below Beethoven joins us to look at photos of past Christmas Lights Skates:

Yvonne and Santa Claus
Photos of Past Christmas Lights Skates - with Beethoven!

Past Events As Of November 17, 2007

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge
November 16, 2007, Sacramento carpool to the Friday Night SanFrancisco Skate!

San Francisco Friday Night Skate    Hyatt Regency in San Francisco

Costume optional Halloween Skate - Oct. 29, 2007, Monday!

City of Sacramento 2007 Skating Lessons

Sacramento River 6/21/2007 Bike, Skate, Stroll, Picnic

How to fall safely, using your integrated pad system. Includes 11 second .avi movie.

Information on Skating Lessons Coordinzated by the City of Sacramento

Information on Individual Skating Lessons

Link to Walt Wiley June 9, 2005, Thursday, Bee article about the above Inline Skating Lessons

Information on past Monday Night Skates

Information and Links to Past Christmas Lights Skates

Information on recent (March 2000 and later) Sacramento NSP Board Meetings

Information on participation in 2003 Free Lesson Program

September 22, Saturday, 2001 from 9 a.m. to noon. 23rd Annual Great American River Clean Up at 19 river sites. Volunteers welcome. Celebration after clean up from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Call 916-480-3731 for more info.

Southern Cross Marathon in South Africa. 11th to 19th of September 2001

Certified Instructor International Conference Sep 13 - 16, 2001

West Sacramento Lighthouse Races on September 8, 2001

Carpool to San Francisco Skate 6:30 p.m. June 15, 2001, Friday from 4th and C in Davis.

The Great EsSkate - Miami Beach February 2-4, 2001.

October 27 2000, Friday, 8:00 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. Special Halloween Skate in San Francisco - Costumes Optional!

October 30 2000, Monday, 7:00 p.m. Special Halloween Skate - Costumes Optional! 3rd and S Streets in Sacramento.

September 22, 2000, Friday, through September 24, 2000, Sunday, International Certified Instructor Conference and National Skate Patrol Workshop in Montreal, Canada
 
September 15 2000, Friday, 6:30 p.m. Davis Car Pool To San Francisco Skate

July 29 2000, Saturday, Sacramento Skate Patrol had an information table at Goethe Park for Eppies Great Race.
 
Information on July 6, 2000 retirement of Bernard ("Bernie") Scoville

Time Event
June 5, Monday, 2000,
Starting at 6:00 p.m.


Mari 
 
 
 
 
 Tonin witn Monday  Night  Skaters  4/3/2000

State of the Skate Celebration

The Sacramento State of the Skate Celebration will start at 6:00 on June 5, Monday, at 3rd and S, site of the Monday Night Skate.

Jerry Tyler, K2 Skate Representative, and the K2 van will be at this skate for skaters who want to try the latest K2 skates.

More information as it becomes available.

Time Event
April 21-23,
Friday - Sunday, 2000.






Eddy 
 
 
 
 
  Matzger  Skating  Workshop
The Sacramento Eddy Matzger Skating Workshop will be April 21-23, 2000 in Sacramento, CA. The exact location in Sacramento has yet to be determined. The workshop will be limited to 22 skaters.

Briefly, it is a weekend workshop for all levels of skaters, which covers all aspects of skating including racing and the double push.

It starts on Friday late afternoon with a group skate and 'chalk talk' theory lesson Friday evening. The Friday evening session will be from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

On Saturday there will be 8 hours of teaching, drills etc. from 8am to noon and again from 2pm to 6pm. This is followed by an evening potluck meal where the video tape of the day's skate is analyzed for each attendant.

Sunday is again 8am to noon and then 2pm to 6pm.

The cost of the workshop is $175.00 plus a share of Eddy's airfare. This additional cost is usually $20 to $40 depending on attendance and can be settled on the Friday night of the workshop when the exact amount is known.

For more details and to sign up, please go to the Workshop section on the website at: http://www.skatecentral.com. You can also call Renelle at (916) 363-8055).

Time Event
March 28,
Fourth Tuesday, 2000
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.






National Skate Patrol Seal
Sacramento Branch of the National Skate Patrol Board Meeting.

The location is Julie's office which is on 2115 J Street, Suite 210, Sacramento. The office is behind the restaurant "Tapa the World" on the second floor.

Meeting agenda. Meeting results.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss our activities for the next year. This should be another interesting meeting as we deal with the actual implementation of the skating trial on the American River Parkway Trail, and other issues of importance to skaters.

Bernie Scoville For Gordon Innes.

For information, call Gordon Innes: h: 386-2530, w: 657-1042.

If you have Skate Patrol questions, Click here to email Gordon Innes, Skate Patrol Director, (gordon_innes@email.msn.com)

Sociology of Skating Writing Opportunity

Alain Loret and I are looking for sociologists who could write an article about skaters in cities (NY, San Francisco, Chicago, for exemple).

The purpose is to publish a book (Autrement eds.) with different contributions in France, Canada, USA, Brazil.

The main themes are: describing of new kind of out door leisure in parks, streets, roads, etc., social characteristics of the skaters (fitness), skater?s way of living, in what kind of jobs/buisness are skaters involved?

Time scheldule:
1. send a projet: 2 pages for 21 febuar 2000 to A.M Waser: e-mail: waser@ehess.fr
2. write the first draft (20 pages) for 19 june to A.M Waser: e-mail: waser@ehess.fr

Anne-Marie Waser
7, rue du Perche
75 003 PARIS
Tel & fax : 01 40 27 98 44
Click here to email, A.M Waser

Skating On Skis Opportunity From Gerald Lim: Saturday, February 19, 2000!

Skate Home.

February 10 update.

Hello Skaters!

Gerald Lim has some participants ready to skate on skis February 19, Saturday. We will be leaving from Sacramento and/or Davis around 8:00 in the morning. If you are intererested in joining the group, call Gerald Lim - 530-758-9007.

Bernie Scoville for Gerald Lim

November 15, 1999

Hello Skaters!

Now that rain and cold is cutting down on our skating and ski resorts are starting to open, I propose that we should take a trip into the mountains this winter and skate on skis! If you haven't heard of it before, the skating technique for Nordic or cross-country skiing was developed a couple of decades ago as a racing technique that is faster than the classic diagonal stride technique, which is more like a walking motion. Nordic skiing is principally a means of traversing level ground, as opposed to the better known Alpine skiing where you just coast downhill. Now you know why you see inline skaters with ski poles on the bike paths in the summer--they're keeping in shape for Nordic skiing!

I've never skated on skis before, but I've seen it done, I've read instructional books, and I already know how to ski using the the diagonal stride. As experienced inline skaters, we should have no trouble learning to skate on skis even though it is considered a more difficult technique (actually, there are several different skating techniques) than the diagonal stride. However, I'll be glad to teach the diagonal stride to anyone who prefers it.

If you're interested in such a trip, let me know and I'll contact you when we have a date and a plan. Most likely, we'll wait for the Eagle Mountain resort to open since it's only about an hour's drive away from Sacramento and it's the lowest in elevation (some people get altitude sickness). If we can schedule the trip on a weekday, we could have the resort almost to ourselves, so let me know if weekdays would work for you. At present, we have five people interested in going.

-Gerald Lim

Click here to email Gerald Lim at CyberRyder@bigfoot.com.

Time Event
January 18,
Third Tuesday, 2000
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.






National Skate Patrol Seal
Sacramento Branch of the National Skate Patrol Board Meeting

The location is Julie's office which is on 2115 J Street, Suite 210, Sacramento. The office is behind the restaurant "Tapa the World" on the second floor.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss our activities for the next year. This should be another interesting meeting as we deal with the actual implementation of the skating trial on the American River Parkway Trail, and other issues of importance to skaters.

Bernie Scoville For Gordon Innes.

For information, call Gordon Innes: h: 386-2530, w: 657-1042.

If you have Skate Patrol questions, Click here to email Gordon Innes, Skate Patrol Director, (gordon_innes@email.msn.com)

WAVE 1 WAVE 2

Sublime Sponsors 2 Waves of American River Parkway Skate


By Bernard E. Scoville

Dennys Restaurant at 3rd & J Streets.  Start of Wave  1 of the American River Parkway Celebration Skate.

Dennys Restaurant at 3rd & J Streets in Sacramento, California. Start of Wave 1 of the American River Parkway Celebration Skate.

On January 1, Saturday, 2000 I enjoyed a great breakfast from 8:20 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the 3rd and J Dennys.

At 9:03 I skated to Old Sacramento then I began skating on the American River Parkway toward Folsom Lake. I noticed a beautiful and large hawk, many birds calling, and some beautiful black and white birds. And the river. Who wouldn't notice the river?

At 9:30 I passed the zero mile marker in Discovery Park.

About 10:30 or 11:00 Larry Barnes skated up beside me. He had skated from Discovery Park at ablut 10am. We skated a few miles together. The Larry skated on ahead to Hazel and history. He reached Hazzel about noon. He became the first person to ever legally skate from Discovery Park to Hazel, the part of the parkway that had just become legal for skaters.

When Larry came back from Hazel we talked a little, then he returned toward Discovery Park, planning to skate 50 miles that day.

I kept skating till I reached the end of the pavement at 2:11pm. I then skated back to Beale Point by 2:15pm. I too made history. I was the first person to ever skate legally from Old Sacramento to Beale Point at Folsom Lake.

Gordon Innes Led the Second, and Larger Wave of American River Parkway Celebration Skate at Noon From Bleachers Restaurant


By Bernard E. Scoville

After noon and several press interviews, Gordon, Skate Patrol Director, led about 15 skaters from Bleachers Restaurant to Goethe Park and back. Gordon and Scott Baggenstoss of this Second Wave received Sublime T shirts.

Gordon and these skaters received lots of press attention, appearing on several televison stations. This was good publicity for skaters.

< Sponsorship Sublime> Sublime, all around skate shop in Roseville, sponsored both waves of the American River Parkway Celebration Skate, providing T shirts and certificates for free skate overhauls, and 10% off on bearings and wheels. Thanks to Dan and Kristi Graydon, owners, for their encouraging support!


For information on the Ameican River Parkway, you can start with, a Bee article or this DogFriendly.com article.



Time, Starting Place, and Much More Event
January 1, Saturday, 2000.

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast.


9:00 a.m. to about 5:00 p.m. skating to Folsom Lake.

Dennys Restaurant at 3rd & J Streets.  Start of the  American River Parkway Celebration Skate.

Dennys Restaurant at 3rd & J Streets in Sacramento, California. Start of the American River Parkway Celebration Skate.


For information on the Ameican River Parkway, you can start with, a Bee article or this DogFriendly.com article.



Second Wave of American River Parkway Celebration Skate To Start at Noon From Bleachers Restaurant

For skaters who want to start later and skate less than the full length of the trail, Gordon Innes, Skate Patrol Director, will lead a second wave of American River Parkway Celebration Skate from Bleachers Restaurant near the Guy West Bridge. For inforamtion on the second wave of this skate, call or email Gordon Innes: h: 386-2530, w: 657-1042. Click to email Gordon Innes (gordon_innes@email.msn.com).
American River Parkway Celebration Skate!

Multi-Use Trail Celebration. Starting January 1, 2000, for the first time skaters can legally skate the American River Parkway.

Celebrate our new Multi-Use Trails!!!

8:00 a.m. breakfast at Denny's Restaurant - 3rd & J Streets in Sacramento, CA. At 9:00 a.m. skate to Folsom Lake on the beautiful American River Multi-Use Trail!

Since some skaters may want to start at a later time, there will probably also be later groups of skaters.

To help coordinate the skate, I will wear a cell phone the day of the skate. This will make it easier to track the skate and join it along the way. To call me that day call 916-203-8288.

This skate is my idea. I did it 4 years ago. I enjoyed it, and it was a challenge. This is a 32 mile skate. My plan is to celebrate the entire American river Parkway by skating all of it. Some people may just want to skate part of the American River Parkway. This is fine. Skaters are welcome to join or quit the American River Parkway Celebration Skate at any time and from any point on the multi-use trail.

My plan is to stay overnight in Folsom, then to skate back to Sacramento the next day, leaving Folsom about 11:00 a.m.

If you have comments or suggestions, or if you want to join this Celebration Skate, contact me, the Webmaster, Bernard E. Scoville.

Time Event
December 13, Monday.

The Chrismas Carol Skate.

7:30 p.m. Skate.

Starting at 15th and N from a regular Monday Night Skate.

Skate, Sing Christmas Carols and look at beautiful Christmas decorations. A skate to remember!

If we are rained out on the 13th, we will try again on the 20th.

Time Event
December 7,
Tuesday, 1999
3:00 p.m.


Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Hearing on implementaion of the year long trail of skaters on the American River Parkway.

As discussed in the November 9 News from Gordon Innes, The Sacramento County Task Force has recommended terms for the one year trial of skaters on the American river Parkway.

The recomendation of Ron Suter, Director, Department of Regional Parks, Recreation and Open Space follows that of the task force.

It is expected tha the County Board of Supervisors will accept the recommendations of the Task Force without a lot of discussion.

For information, call Gordon Innes: h: 386-2530, w: 657-1042.

If you have questions or comments, Click here to email Gordon Innes, Skate Patrol Coordinator, (gordon_innes@email.msn.com)

Time Event
December 7,
Tuesday, 1999
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.






National Skate Patrol Seal
Sacramento Branch of the National Skate Patrol Board Meeting

The location is Julie's office which is on 2115 J Street, Suite 210, Sacramento. The office is behind the restaurant "Tapa the World" on the second floor.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss our activities for the next year. This should be another interesting meeting as we deal with the actual implementation of the skating trial on the American River Parkway Trail, and other issues of importance to skaters.

Bernie Scoville For Gordon Innes.

For information, call Gordon Innes: h: 386-2530, w: 657-1042.

If you have Skate Patrol questions, Click here to email Gordon Innes, Skate Patrol Coordinator, (gordon_innes@email.msn.com)

Time Event
Wednesday Nights in November and possibly some of December.

A casual skate.

7:00 p.m. Meet.

7:30 p.m. Skate.

Meet in the Rubicon on Capitol near 20th Street at 7:00 p.m. Have a beer.

At 7:30 p.m. skate in Downtown Sacramento. Possibly some other pub locations as destinations. Skating down some multi-level parking garages may be an exciting part of this skate. A casual, fun, social skate.

Time Event
November 21, Sunday.

A Gordon Innes, Scott Baggenstoss skate.

10:30 a.m.

If you are interested in skating on Sunday, November 21, please join me and Scott at 10:30 a.m. at the Promenade Shopping Center at the corner of Windbridge and Rush River Dr. To get there:
  
Take I5 south
Exit at Pocket Road and go to the right.
Continue past the stop light, past Greenhaven to the first stop sign at
Windbridge. About 1.5 miles or so.
Right on Windbridge.
The shopping center is at the second stop sign.
We could meet in the corner closest to the intersection of Windbridge and
Rush River Drive.

Gordon Innes

For information, call Gordon Innes: h: 386-2530, w: 657-1042.

Click here to email Gordon Innes, Skate Patrol Coordinator, (gordon_innes@email.msn.com).

Time/Place News
November 4, Thursday, 1999.


Sacramento County Task Force Meeting to set terms of the skaters trial use of the American River Parkway.

Sacramento, CA.

A report from Gordon Innes.





























Last Thursday the Task Force was able to reach an agreement on what the conditions and rules will be for the in-line skating trial period. Here they are: Conditions:
  1. All the trail will be open to skating.
  2. There will be no limitations on when skaters may skate.
  3. The County will implement a user education program that includes signage, volunteer patrols, and other educational activities.
  4. The County will evaluate the impact of skating on the trail. This evaluation will include a trail survey that will be conducted by an independent contractor.
Rules
  1. Yield to horses at crossings and bridges.
  2. Skaters and Bikers use right side of trail except to pass, pedestrians use left shoulder.
  3. Announce intent to pass.
  4. Wear appropriate safety gear. (This actually means nothing. There will be no enforceable requirements for skaters.)
  5. Only in-line skates will be allowed. (no quad skates, roller skis, or skate boards)
  6. No skating backward.
  7. No pace lines.
  8. Skate skinny when being passed.

These conditions and rules will go before the Board of Supervisors for approval on December 7, 1999. For more information on this meeting, see upcoming events.

The County has also received federal TEA-21 money that will allow the County to resurface the trail and widen it to uniform width of twelve feet.

The tone of the meeting was more cooperative this time. The other users are now starting to accept our presence on the trail and County staff is now recognizing that it need to treats us fairly. This has been a long process and we received a lot of opposition throughout it. In retrospect, I still do not understand why other users viewed us as being such a treat to their safety and to their enjoyment of the trail. Hopefully, once we get on the trail people will start to wonder what all the fuss was about.

Anyway, skating on the trail on January 1st should feel sweet.

Gordon

If you have questions or comments, click here to email Gordon Innes, Skate Patrol Coordinator, (gordon_innes@email.msn.com)

Time Event
November 2,
Tuesday, 1999
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


National Skate Patrol Seal

Sacramento Branch of the National Skate Patrol Board Meeting

The location is Julie's office which is on 2115 J Street, Suite 210, Sacramento. The office is behind the restaurant "Tapa the World" on the second floor.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss our activities for the next year. This should be an interesting year as we deal with the actual implementation of the skating trial on the American River Parkway trail.

Gordon Innes.

For information, call Gordon Innes: h: 386-2530, w: 657-1042.

If you have Skate Patrol questions, Click here to email Gordon Innes, Skate Patrol Coordinator, (gordon_innes@email.msn.com)

Time/Place News
October 19, Tuesday, 1999


County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Sacramento, CA.

At the County Board of Supervisors meeting today, the Board directed the Parks Department to move forward with the implementation of the one-year skating trial on the American River Bicycle Trail. The Parks Department will report back to the Board on November 16 with a status report.

Skip and Lea testified that skating should not be allowed during bicycle commuting hours or on areas of the trail that are hazardous. Although the Board members did not seem interested in limiting the allowable period during which skating will be allowed, they did seem to have some interest in limiting the portions. This will probably be discussed further at the next Board meeting.

Gordon Innes

If you have Skate Patrol questions, Click here to email Gordon Innes, Skate Patrol Coordinator, (gordon_innes@email.msn.com)

Past Special Skates As Of October 25, 1999

Time Event
October 25, Monday.

7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Costume parade, judging.

7:30 p.m. Skate.

Holloween Skate in costumes. In the past the costumes have been ORIGINAL and Mari has awarded prizes. This will be fun. Don't miss it, and wear that costume that's a gas!

Past Events As Of October 19, 1999

Time Event
October 12,
Tuesday, 1999
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Mari Tonin and Gordon Innes will teach Sandra Furlong some basic skating skills on Good Day, Sacramento - Channel 31 - October 12, Tuesday, 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Mari and Gordon will also discuss safety and where to skate in Sacramento.

For information, call Gordon Innes: h: 386-2530, w: 657-1042.

Click here to contact Gordon Innes, Skate Patrol Coordinator, by email. (gordon_innes@email.msn.com)

Not yet reopened in 2000. Thursday The Thursday Skate ended September 30, 1999.
Contact: Chad Moore, 1-888-861-HASH

Past Events As Of September 27, 1999

Time Event
September 25,
1999, Saturday,
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Clean-up at Discovery Park

Join other skaters to help clean the American River Parkway.

At Discovery Park, check in with the Site Coordinator. Parking is free. Inform the attendant that you are participating in the clean-up. Participants get T-shirts that can be picked up at the RiverFest. Wear pants, a long sleeve shirt, and gloves (if you have them).

For information, call Gordon Innes: h: 386-2530, w: 657-1042.
12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. Riverfest Celebration at Goethe Park

Friends welcome.

If you have questions about the Great American River Clean-up, Click here to email Gordon Innes, Skate Patrol Coordinator, (gordon_innes@email.msn.com)

Past Events As Of September 14, 1999

Time/Place News
September 11, Saturday, 1999


Capital Athletic Club - 8th & O Streets
Sacramento, CA.

National Skate Patrol Seal
Gordon Innes coordinated the certification of 5 new Skate Patrol members. The National Skate Patrol helped the instruction with video tapes and literature. Gordon Innes, Mari Tonin, and Steve Lee made the certification become alive and real with their live instruction.


Congratualtions: Scott Baggenstoss, Don Chernich, Gary Hedburg, Mazen Haffar, Mitchell Ryan! Welcome to the National Skate Patrol!


Carlos Alcala, Bee Staff Writer, published a front page article with pictures in the Sacramento Bee Metro Section September 12, Sunday. His was a positive article with action photgraphs.


Deborah Hoffman of Channel 10 and James Taylor of Channel 31 came to the September 13 Monday Night Skate and provided additional coverage.


5 new Certified Natonal Skate Patrol members with positive press coverage!

Requirements for National Skate Patrol Certification:

  1. $30.00 annual fee.
  2. Like to skate.
  3. Like people.
  4. Able to stop with heel brake.
  5. Able to teach others to stop with the heel brake.
  6. Able to stop with a second method, such as the T stop.
  7. Able to skate 15 miles.
  8. Able to skate backwards.
  9. Able to transition from from forward skaing to backward skating.
  10. Able to transition from backward skating to forward skating.

If you have Skate Patrol questions, Click here to email Gordon Innes, Skate Patrol Coordinator, (gordon_innes@email.msn.com)

Past Events As Of September 12, 1999

Time Event
September 11, Saturday, 1999
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

National Skate Patrol Seal
Skate Patrol Certification
Learn to be a member of the National Skate Patrol!
Capital Athletic Club - 8th & O Streets
Sacramento, CA.

Requirements for Certification:

  1. $30.00 annual fee.
  2. Like to skate.
  3. Like people.
  4. Able to stop with heel brake.
  5. Able to teach others to stop with the heel brake.
  6. Able to stop with a second method, such as the T stop.
  7. Able to skate 15 miles.
  8. Able to skate backwards.
  9. Able to transition from from forward skaing to backward skating.
  10. Able to transition from backward skating to forward skating.

If you have Skate Patrol questions, Click here to email Gordon Innes, Skate Patrol Coordinator, (gordon_innes@email.msn.com)

Past Events As Of August 31, 1999

Time Event
August 17,
Tuesday, 1999
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Skate Patrol Board Meeting
Julie Kaye's Office - 2115, Suite 210, J Street
Upstairs Near Tapa's
Sacramento, CA.
Agenda items:
  1. Strategy for meeting with County Parks.
  2. Organizing September 11 Skate Patrol training.
  3. Distribution of new uniforms, equipment
  4. This web site.....

$25.00 annual fee

If you have Skate Patrol questions, Click here to email Gordon Innes, Skate Patrol Coordinator, (gordon_innes@email.msn.com)

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