For those looking for a different way to get to know Pittsburgh, The Three Rivers Inline Club and the National Skate Patrol (NSP) Pittsburgh chapter team-up to offer a Free Start & Stop Skate Clinic and a Beginners’ Skate in Shadyside. The group meets every week at the Liberty Elementary playground in Shadyside to offer basic skills and safety instruction then sets off on a short ride through the streets every Wednesday from early spring to mid-fall.
Started in 1994, the Three Rivers Inline Club hosts regular meet-ups for skating excursions, from beginner to advanced, in and around Pittsburgh. For beginners, or for people who would just like to try the sport, free gear can be arranged with advance notice. The schedule and meeting places for the outings can be found at their website, skatepittsburgh.com.
The National Skate Patrol Pittsburgh chapter, led by Gene Slevinski of Highland Park, teams up with the Three Rivers Inline club to lead the skaters and ensure safety as they navigate through traffic.