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    Rules and Guidelines

    LondonSkate 2021 Season:

    First Party Skate of the year: 20th April (Special Saturday Launch Party, 6pm start)

    First Skate of the year: 14th April (usual 8pm start)
    Last Skate of the year: 08th September (usual 8pm start)

    Start Point

    Small Start Map

    Opposite the bandstand/public rest rooms on the eastern end of Serpentine Road, Hyde Park, London, W1 (Click for Map)

    Times: Assemble 7:45pm
    Depart 8:00pm
    Return 10:00pm (approximately)


    We have a number of routes which we will alternate between over the season. Each week’s route and half time point will be announced on the Tuesday afternoon. All our route maps are available to preview or print in the routes section, however these are subject to slight changes to cater for events and roadworks.

    Distance: Between 9 and 12 miles depending on the route
    Numbers: Between 200-500 skaters
    Difficulty: Intermediate. Please ensure that you can stop and turn

    If this is your first LondonSkate please pay attention to the Marshals announcements at the assemble time, and as always KEEP TO THE LEFT during skates to allow Marshals to skate past, unless asked otherwise. If you cannot keep up then try again the following week, or alternatively give the Sunday Stroll a go.

    Skate Status

    ON OFF Call: The Traffic Light System

    Traditionally the LondonSkate does not make an On or Off call until the last minute but because we take our punters safety very seriously and because rolling out the Sound System in the wet is risky we have come up with the traffic light system. This is to help you make that call to skate yourselves when the skies are looking unhappy.

    Traffic Light Guide:

    Green light Skate and Sound are a GO: we are rolling
    Amber light Skate is PENDING: Sound System maybe off
    Red light Skate and Sound are OFF: it’s a washout, see you next week

    Amber does not mean that the skate is off, just that the Sound System might be. If you turn up you will probably get a skate, if not the worst that can happen is a few drinks in the pub instead or a bus ride bail-out.

    WAIT means we have not decided about this week’s skate just yet, check back a little later, or use Twitter to get a TXT to your phone as soon we decide.

    Just SMS “Follow LondonSkate” to 86444 (Vodafone, Orange, 3 & O2 users).