November 19th, 2020 update:

Hello everyone, No classes this weekend L

A quick hello here as we head into the Thanksgiving Holiday next week. We are thankful for:

  • YOU
  • That we are still open (thank you for the donations!)
  • That skating is so popular, more popular than in the last 2 decades
  • That skating is in our lives to bring us joy, grace and flow
  • That Skate Journeys exists so we get to be a community
  • That Covid has allowed us time and energy to spend on infrastructure that we’ve been meaning to do
  • The Board of Directors who guide us thoughtfully
  • The volunteers, current and former who have been of service in the most delightful ways
  • The current and former employees who have each contributed in ways that create Skate Journeys and have given us their legacy
  • The history of Skate Journeys that has traditions, friendships and joy for 21 years—all around a simply thought of having a skate community

Thank you for all the ways you contribute. And if you want to contribute NOW since we are not doing our usual Thanksgiving Day Fundraiser Skate, feel free to click here. $10 to $100 – we are grateful. (Through Click & Pledge)

Prefer Paypal? Donations Here

Donation options are at the bottom of each page of our website all year round. Truly,  Thank you so much for who you are in the world, and to us.

Trish & the Crew who make Skate Journeys happen every week.
Later, skaters,
Our offices are always closed on Mondays and Tuesdays as we rest and rejuvenate for the work week ahead.

Trish Alexander, Director
Skate Journeys Skate School                         
www.skatejourneys.org                                  
trish@skatejourneys.org                                 
206-276-9328     

Mission Statement: Teaching and transforming lives through inline and roller skating

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11/12/2020 Update:

We are super excited to share that we had 29 students take classes last weekend, so our largest weekend in quite a while. Thanks to all who took classes, shared our email address, invited others to take classes and send us energy!

We won’t have classes this weekend as we usher in 2 storms over the next few days. However, I’ve been given 2 locations which have a covered skate place and I’ll be checking them out. And we intend to get some classes online in December.

Fundraiser, Disco, as you know we typically run a fundraiser from now until the end of the year and we are not running that fundraiser this year. Typically it ties into a Thanksgiving Day Skate where many of us meet up before we dig into the food and skate together. Since we won’t be having a gathering (although if it’s nice out I’ll invite y’all to come skate at Marymoor Park) we have decided not to run that fundraiser. However, we are going to have one at the end of the year. Here are the short details with more to come:

Join Skate Journeys as we welcome in the new year and say BYE-BYE-BYE to 2020. We are going to have a 45 minute disco on December 31st at 7pm to 7:45pm as we get to leave 2020 and welcome 2021 and all the hope and delight in the new year. It’s a chance to get together, to dance in skates or shoes and there just might be a little surprise by our Board of Directors. Stay tuned for details.

And you can always donate now, here, because we are still here, but through the grace of donations only! And we have a donate page at the bottom of each page of our website.

Vote for Lucy. Okay peeps, you got our greatest baker into the top ten of the contest, now she is vying for the top 5. I bought $20 worth of tickets (it goes to feed hungry kids) and so I’m inviting you buy tickets, if 20 of you bought 10 tickets, that would surely get her into the top ten. And you can vote for free for the next several days. Please support a student, an Instructor and someone who has volunteered, fundraised for us and simply made a difference for Skate Journeys. Let’s do this! 

https://greatestbaker.com/2020/lucy-jiang

Website overhaul. We are in need of overhauling our website. We need to plan it, create it for NON-PROFIT eyes and well, who is willing to assist us? We do have an employee who can mess around with it, create aspects of it, but we are looking for a committee to take this on and make a difference. It’s honestly dreadful now, and YOU can be the difference.  Email trish@skatejourneys.org and say, I’m IN!

Skates for Sale: We have

  1. SEBA kids 10-13  in Blue/yellow ($80)
  2. Quads size 3, black, low cut $50
  3. SEBA skate, almost brand new ($300 skate we are selling for $100) that has likely only been used indoors.
  4. A couple of more adult skates are coming in

If you are interested in these skates, reach out to us and if you have SEBA or good Rollerblade or quad skates to sell, we are happy to assist you. We’ll get pics of them all on the facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/skateJourneys  (and there is a private one here: https://www.facebook.com/skateJourneys)

Trish & the Crew who make Skate Journeys happen every week.

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Oct 29 UPDATE:

While it might be chilly this weekend, it looks to be sunny, so grab your gloves, a warm coat and join us for our classes this weekend. Quick thanks to the staff who manage to keep their schedules open so we can sporadically plan classes.  J

We will have classes both Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to 4pm both days.

The new link will ask you to pay. If you have already paid, or have class packages, you can use this code which will allow you to choose your class without paying. Please purchase your class if you don’t have any on your account (we are sending you, shortly, an email to you if you have classes on your account.)

The promo code for these classes is prepaidskate1020   (that gives you a 100% discount on the registration price)

Couple of things to note: Please make sure you choose the level and age for you. We have some instructors who are great with kids while others great with adults. We have a few that teach both. If you want an Parent/Kid class, Rose & Makarand are your best choice! Choose two B1 spots in a row.

If you want to take YOUR FIRST CLASS you can use this link:

If you are returning to classes, whether it’s your second or sixty, here is your link:

This is all new and so your patience and grace are appreciated. Please reach out to Trish@skatejourneys.org if you have any questions, issues or comments.

And, while our texting function isn’t quite ready, know that you will get an email directly from us if there are any changes to your class including a reminder the morning of your class.

And we intended to get this out earlier today and it didn’t happen!

Okay, that is it, here we go!

Trish & the Crew who make Skate Journeys happen every week.

Later, skaters,

Our offices are always closed on Mondays and Tuesdays as we rest and rejuvenate for the work week ahead.

Trish Alexander, Director
Skate Journeys Skate School                         
www.skatejourneys.org                                  
trish@skatejourneys.org                                 
206-276-9328     

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October 22, 2020 Update:

Hey everyone, I missed two KEY things in this newsletter!

  1. We have moved our classes to Marymoor Park at the Athletic Slab adjacent to the Velodrome and the Climbing Wall. You will need to bring a $1 bill to pay for parking (they don’t take cards!)    6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond, WA 98052 it’s just west of the velodrome and there are bathrooms.
  • Jay is offering a Slalom class for 50 minutes. It’s a group class where you each get your own line of cones 10 feet apart! It starts at 3pm. Email trish@skatejourneys.org if you want to attend, it’s $20 for the full 50 minutes with Jay.  Saturday 3pm to 3:50pm

While it might be chilly this weekend, it looks to be sunny, so grab your gloves, a warm coat and join us for our classes this weekend. Quick thanks to the staff who manage to keep their schedules open so we can sporadically plan classes.  J

We will have classes both Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to 4pm both days.

The new link will ask you to pay. If you have already paid, or have class packages, you can use this code which will allow you to choose your class without paying. Please purchase your class if you don’t have any on your account (we are sending you, shortly, an email to you if you have classes on your account.)

The promo code for these classes is (contact us for details) (that gives you a 100% discount on the registration price)

Couple of things to note: Please make sure you choose the level and age for you. We have some instructors who are great with kids while others great with adults. We have a few that teach both. If you want an Parent/Kid class, Rose & Makarand are your best choice! Choose two B1 spots in a row.

If you want to take YOUR FIRST CLASS you can use this link:

If you are returning to classes, whether it’s your second or sixty, here is your link:

This is all new and so your patience and grace are appreciated. Please reach out to Trish@skatejourneys.org if you have any questions, issues or comments.

And, while our texting function isn’t quite ready, know that you will get an email directly from us if there are any changes to your class including a reminder the morning of your class.

And we intended to get this out earlier today and it didn’t happen!

Okay, that is it, here we go!

Trish & the Crew who make Skate Journeys happen every week.

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Weekly update Oct 8, 2020:

Hello everyone,

We have reached the point in Fall where the weather has turned and we will only occasionally offer outdoor classes. We cancelled classes last week and we will only schedule classes that we believe can happen – so when the weather prediction suggest it’s safe to schedule we will offer classes…. But more news on more classes and I’m getting ahead of myself, let me share where we are going from here:

  1. Outdoor classes will be scheduled in a new way. The Google document we have used for the past several months is no longer being used. We have created a new online self-scheduling option where you choose the day and hour and it gives you available teachers and levels and you can select the class. If you have classes on file you simply use those, or you can buy a class. There will be a tutorial for them when it comes time to book your class and we intend it occurs with ease.
  2. When we know we can offer classes, we will send you an email through this method (this newsletter), so make sure, if you want to know when we will have classes, that you have this email in your safe-sender file. That may require you to occasionally look at your clutter/junk. (and we intend we are not clutter or junk to you!)
  3. Online Classes. Yup, we are moving to offering, in addition to in-person classes, ONLINE classes. This will include a variety of offerings utilizing our instructors as well as pulling in national instructors who have created online programming too.
    1. Trish will start with offering online classes for After School that can either be watched live, or can be pulled anytime as they will be recorded. Other offerings will include B1 classes, Roller fitness (and movement classes) Afterschool Classes and after we are set, we will start adding additional levels- the classes will be both group (on Zoom) and private lessons.
    1. We intend that you can do the ONLINE classes indoors in the garage, small spaces like your kitchen and also, for Roller Fitness you can download the document and skate outside following the list of skills to do that match the video.
  4. How you can help: We are looking for any outdoor, covered parking garages or covered spaces we can use that are basically flat to offer in-person classes. Please send me addresses to ANY spaces that we can rent inexpensively and I’ll spend the weekends driving around to find them. We have insurance that will cover the location from Liability so it’s very possible to get agreement from people who need to bring in extra income. We are looking to do this legally J  The space we need can be the size of Crossroads Bball court, where we can offer simultaneous classes with social distancing and hopefully bathrooms. And classes can occur on weekdays or weekends, depending on when the space is available for our use.
  5. Stay tuned while we move into this new season of creating ourselves anew. It’s an exciting time, and we believe we have a lot of possibility. Underneath all our choices and new programming is our intention to teach and transform lives through roller and inline skating.

Trish & the Crew who make Skate Journeys happen every week.

Later, skaters,

Our offices are always closed on Mondays and Tuesdays as Lisa and I rest and rejuvenate for the work week ahead.

Trish Alexander, Director
Skate Journeys Skate School                         
www.skatejourneys.org                                  
trish@skatejourneys.org                                 
206-276-9328     

Mission Statement: Teaching and transforming lives through inline and roller skating

Learn the Grapevine. Trish created an 8 minute video via Facebook live. Here it the link. https://www.facebook.com/SkateIA/videos/281403402876109/

How to buy skates: https://www.facebook.com/SkateIA/videos/236497830932851/  Filmed this in Shop-Task. Learn how to select your next pair of skates.

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