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Atlanta Skate Patrol Mission Statement

The National Skate Patrol (NSP) is a network of proficient volunteers who promote inline skating as a safe and fun recreational sport. For over 10 years, NSP volunteers have offered free braking clinics and safety tips to inline skaters who use public parks and recreations trails. In many cities, NSP volunteers also work with clubs to organize large groups skates and work with local police departments as well as local goverment to improve public safety and community relations. The National Skate Patrol is also involved with event marshalling and charity work. Many members are certified inline skating instructors and First Aid and CPR Certified.

The National Skate Patrol Certification
The National Skate Patrol Certification Program provides a platform to increase the number of frequent inline skaters by using patrollers to help allow skaters to coexist with cyclist, runners, walkers and pedestrians on paths and roadways and provide basic on site instruction to beginners to encourage a safe and fun environment.

The purposes of the Skate Patrol are to provide a service to skaters using skating areas by:

  1. Distribution of inline skate safety and education innformation to skaters.
  2. Making skaters aware of park etiquette and ordinances.
  3. Communicating with the local authorities regarding injuries.
  4. Provide on site stopping instruction to those in need.
  5. Promoting the safe use of areas for all participants

Schedule of NSP Events and Skills/Equipment Needed

Sunday Braking Clinic: Sundays at 3:00 pm no skills required. We meet at the Bath-house in Piedmont Park. Equipment available for rent through Skate Escape on Piedmont and 12th Street. The clinic will continue to skate around the Piedmont Park areas to develop basic urban skating skills.

Sunday Zzz Skate: Meets at the large Parking lot inside Piedmont Park at 12:00 and departs at 12:15. NSP led and minimal urban skating skills, good braking control for going down hills. This is a beginner street skate going less that 10 mph. It makes a coffee and snack stop and is a low key social skate. The goal is to get used to the unique situations of street skating. The skate takes about 2-2.5 hours and finishing up in the Park. Stay and meet other skaters that meet up in the Park and play.


  • Skates, with heel brake
  • Helmet (ANSII, ATSM, SNELL approved)
  • Wrist Guard
  • Photo ID
  • Knee pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Emergency and insurance information

Monday Night Skates
Meets at the Carter Center North Parking Lot with the rest of APRR at 8:00 and leaving the lot at 8:30. This skate also proceeds at less than 10mph.
Requirements: The same as the Sunday Zzz skate with the addition of lights or reflective gear.

Tuesday Night Skate.
The next step above the MNS. Meeting at the Cater Center North Parking Lot and leaving at 7:00. This skate proceeds at a faster pace and is not for the beginner street skater. Average speed is above 12 mph.
Requirements: Same as MNS

No NSP on Wednesday night, sorry but we need a night to play too. Once you are comfortable on the MNS and TNS you are able to hit the streets with the rest of the club and join in the fun of urban skating.

NSP event cancellations will be announced via the APRR list server. Reasons for cancellation would be:

  • Wet or raining
  • Temperature feeling like under 40F in the 30324 area code.
  • Location unavailable
  • And the Athens to Atlanta weekend (but feel free to be a volunteer to the A2A committee)