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Skating in Golden Gate Park

Photos, articles and information about skating in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California including pictures of the Skate Dance Circle, the slalom cone skating area, Kennedy Drive (a 2 mile stretch of which is closed to traffic on Sundays and many holidays, from the East side of the park to 19th Avenue). The skate dance circle in Golden Gate Park is in the middle of Kennedy Drive at 6th street and the slalom cone skating course is right next to it.

Photos of Skating Areas in Golden Gate Park
Pictures by Kathie Fry of the Golden Gate Park skate dance circle, the slalom cone skating area, John F. Kennedy Drive, exploring other parts of the park on skates, and pictures of a naked group skate that took place in Golden Gate Park in June of 2001.

Historic Golden Gate Park Skating Photos
A wonderful collection of historical pictures of skating in Golden Gate Park with comments and captions by San Francisco's "godfather of skating", David Miles (from SfPix.com).

Rolling Through Time in Golden Gate Park
An article by Ethan Fletcher which appeared in the San Francisco Examiner on March 8, 2004. It includes profiles and comments by several San Francisco skaters including David Miles, Elliott Johnson, and Terrance Smith (from SfExaminer.com)

Hear That Roller Disco Thump?
An San Francisco Chronical article featuring the Black Rock Roller Disco at the Burning Man Festival and the the Roller dance circle in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park (from SfGate.com)

Roller Dance Fever Still Rages
An article by Emily Zuzik about roller dnacing in San Francisco, including the Thursday-night indoor rollerdance jam at Cell Space and outdoor rollerdancing in Golden Gate Park (from MetroActive.com).

The History of Skating in Golden Gate Park
When roller skating first became popular in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, the campaign to make Kennedy Drive car-free on weekends, and the history of the Golden Gate Skate Patrol, which is also an Explorer Post for the Boy Scouts of America (from Cora.org)

Liz Miller on Skating in Golden Gate Park
This excerpt from the Liz Miller's book "California Inline Skating" introduces skating in Golden Gate Park including how to getthere and what you will find when you arrive (from CaSkating.com)

Richard Katz on Skating in Golden Gate Park
this excerpt from the Richard Katz 1994 book "Skating Unrinked" includes a brief history of skating in Golden Gate Park, how to get there from Highway 101 and Interstate 80, what's it's like, places to eat, and where to rent skates.

Tips for Skating in Golden Gate Park
Where the skaters congregate including skate dancers, the cone skaters, roller hockey players, and recreational skaters. Also includes a run-down on the skating surface and conditions on Kennedy Drive. (from KTVU.com)

Skaters Keep Golden Gate Park Smooth
An article by Niel Feineman about San Francisco skating advocate David Miles' campaign to prevent the City of San Francisco from using a paving material unsuitable for skating when they were repaving JFK drive in Golden Gate Park(from Cora.org)

40 Naked Skaters in Golden Gate Park
In July of 2001, forty naked skaters gathered in San Francisco for a naked skating photography session organized by 24 hour record holder Sandy Snakenberg and photographer Jack Gescheidt.



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