Easter Skate ’11


22nd – 25th April 2011

The Roller Bunny

For the fifth year running LFNS are pleased to announce the Easter Eggstravaganza weekend!

The Easter Eggstravaganza is a themed family event taking place over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. It is a fun, free event aimed at all levels of skaters from beginners to advanced, incorporating street-skating, freestyle and general mucking about. The event kicks off the summer season of skating, as well as encouraging new participants to try out this exciting, dynamic, and increasingly popular sport. Last year’s events were attended by over 600 people of all ages, including international visitors and we are expecting more to join in this year.

Over the Easter Holiday weekend (22nd – 25th April) we are planning 4 days of skating fun for all abilities and for all the family. The final schedule is still being developed, but a rough outline is now available. Check back closer to the day for more information!

All events are free to attend.

  • Friday 22nd April
    • 7pm – The Long Good Friday Night Skate – a fast-paced skate for intermediate to advanced skaters starting 1 hour earlier than usual at 7pm, from Hyde Park Corner. Three hours of skating goodness.
  • Saturday 23rd April
    • Free skating lessons with some of London’s top skate instructors!
      • 1-3pm Matt teaching intermediate level.  Dependent upon those present, one or two of the following skills may be covered: Linked Parallel Turns, T-stopping, basic backwards skating and turning, forward crossovers. At the Boathouse on Serpentine Road, Hyde Park.
      • 1-2pm Jo teaching kids and families (beginners or improvers). At the Boathouse on Serpentine Road, Hyde Park. At the Boathouse on Serpentine Road, Hyde Park.
      • 2-3pm Alex teaching adult beginners. At the Boathouse on Serpentine Road, Hyde Park.
      • 4pm Practice club at the Albert Memorial, Hyde Park.
  • Sunday 24th April
    • 1-5pm New for 2011! The Easter Baby Bunny Wobble, for families not yet ready to take to the streets on the Easter BunnyStroll. Picnic by the bandstand, dress up to watch the Stroll leave, then make way by skate, scooter, bike, chariot, pram or feet along Serpentine Road to the beach for a picnic and play until the Skate returns and the start of the Egg & Spoon Races. Children to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
    • 2pm – The Easter BunnyStroll, a slow-paced leisurely skate for beginner to intermediate skaters who can stop, turn and control their speed on an incline, from Serpentine Road Hyde Park. Dress your wicked easter best and set out to impress!
    • 4.30pm – Chocolate Egg & Spoon Races, after the BunnyStroll on Serpentine Road Hyde Park. What other competition lets you eat the equipment?
    • 7pm – Easter Bunny Party, at the Smithfield Tavern, 105 Charterhouse Street City of London EC1M 6HR. Free entry. Dance into the wee hours of Easter Monday. The Smithfield have indicated they will do a nice veg curry again for a couple of quid a bowl if you’re looking for something to eat!
  • Monday 25th April
    • 2pm – The third annual Easter Slalom Showdown, featuring fun level slalom and jump competitions suitable for beginners, Serpentine Road Hyde Park. Cure for the hangover that ails ya. Compete. Show your stuff. Own those chumps! Facebook event here.

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