Inagural Skatefest Cincy launched during BLINK
CINCINNATI (WXIX) — If you’re heading downtown for BLINK, you might also want to bring a pair of skates for Skatefest Cincy.
The rollerblading fun continues Saturday at two different locations.
Will Osborne, an avid skater said, “It’s going to be a lot of fun – it’s going to be very different. Many skaters and Cincinnatians have skated extensively indoors, and outdoor skating is growing tremendously in the United States in general.
Skatefest offers indoor and outdoor skating.
“A whole lineup of skater teachers from across the city who go to demonstrate steps, tricks and drills and practice one-on-one on the skate track,” said Morgan RIgaud, community volunteer at the center of Over-The-Rhine community recreation. “So whether you want to improve your skateboarding skills or just want to start, we have skaters who are masters of their craft.”
On Fridays from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Findlay Market Community Recreation Center will have an adult skate.
There will be outdoor skating from 4-7 p.m. at the Riverfront Rink, there will be Sunset Skate with Old School Kennedy, DJ Zane Dixon, NO EFFXRT and Will Osborne.
From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., GLO with DJ Monét, Natalie Belle and Jack Wilburn will be at Riverfront Rink.
In addition, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., there will be Moonlight Roller Pop-Up Skate Shop.
On Saturday, there will be several events at the Riverfront Rink from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. BLACK HARVEST Market & Moonlight Roller Pop-Up Skate Shop will be available all day.
At 11 a.m. there will be a skate choreography workshop with Dylan Morton.
From noon to 2 p.m. there will be a “WakeNSkate” brunch party with DJ Jigg, DJ Sneaks and the Reckless Sk8rs.
At 2 p.m. there will be an All-Star Skater Showcase followed by a Dance Skate Workshop with Smitty on Skates.
From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Bare Soul Skate with Aziza Love Feat.
The True Divine Rollers will be at Riverfront Rink and from 7-10 p.m. there will be LIT NITE GOLD PARTY with Dylan Morton, DJ Sneaks, DJ Jigg and the True North Skaters.
Even if you don’t plan on skating, Will Osborne says it’ll be worth a look.
“Come watch and even if you don’t skate, just come watch the skaters. there will be a lot of unique talent there,” Osborne said. “We have a lot of teams like the daredevil skater teams that are very diverse in skating.”
Artist-led adult skate parties, skating workshops, street skating, original music and 7 live skate DJs at OTR and Riverside each day during the BLINK Light Art Festival.
The Over-The-Rhine Community Recreation Center is located at 1710 Race St. in Cincinnati. Adult skate parties at the OTR CRC indoor rink are free with membership and include rental, although memberships are due annually.
The Riverfront Rink will have free admission.
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