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2005 Grand Floral and Starlight Parades


   

 


Local Skate News

Rose Festival Starlight Parade-June 4th, 2005
(Click for last years photos)
Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade-June 11th
, 2005
(Click for last years photos)
Seattle Solstice Skate June 19, 2005
Mid Summer Night Skate (Bike Tour) July 9, 2005
Freestyle Slalom Workshop - Seattle July 23 & 24
MS Skate Seattle - July 31, 2005

Eddy Matzger Clinic - Seattle Aug.12-14,2005
Spokane Centennial Trail Skate Marathon and 10k
Aug. 28, 2005

Take a Hike, Bike or Roll - Red Hook Sept. 18, 2005
Waterfront Park Master Plan
Springwater Corridor Project
Fanno Creek  Greenway Trail Project

 

 

 

National Skate News

NEW- Inline Marathons Website
Disney Inline Marathon May 1, 2005
2005 FIRS Men's and Women's World
Philly Freedom Skate June 24-26, 2005
Skater's Edge/Chicago Style - Skate Jam July 1-3, 2005
Inline Hockey Championships July 1-9, 2005

24hrs Inline Montreal - July 17, 2005
Big Apple Roll July 29-31, 2005
Napa Inline Marathon August 7, 2005
St. Paul Inline Marathon August 21, 2005
North Shore Inline Marathon - September 17, 2005
The Giving Adventure Inline Marathon Chicago Sept 24 2005
Athens to Atlanta - October 9th 2005
Long Beach Marathon- October 16, 2005
Niagara Falls International Marathon October 23, 2005
Wellington to host X games- Vodafone X* Air

 

 

Skating The Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade is a fun event.  The streets are closed off and we have a police escort through the city. It is a great opportunity to show people how fun, healthy and useful inline skating is.  Although the use of protective gear is not mandatory, it is strongly suggested you wear your helmet.  Wrist, Knee and Elbow pads are also suggested.  There are many obstacles and people, skating safe sets a great example for the public.

Please email me and confirm if you are volunteering to:

  • Distribute Solv Bags

  • Pick up Solv Bags
    (see below descriptions of the jobs,  you can do both, or just one, most people choose to distribute the bags)

nancyh@hevanet.com
Be sure to bring your walking shoes, if it rains we are still expected to act as volunteers and hand out the bags.  
They are counting on us.

 

 


 

Distribute BAGS


As skaters you will skate the parade route handing out SOLV bags to the gathering crowd.  This skate is at your own pace on closed streets.  There are bridges, hills and manhole covers as well as poor road conditions to be aware of. 


 

  • Report to the Bureau of maintenance by 7:15am June 11th

  • Sign-in at the Welcome Table
    (if you are under 19 and without a parent you will need to have a waiver mailed to you for a parent to sign  503-823-1778)

  • Refreshments and Volunteer T-shirt will be given to you

  • 7:30am Safety Briefing and Group Photo

  • 7:45am Shuttled by van to the Coliseum area at N. Weidler and Larabee.

  • PGE Orientation on procedures.

  • 8:00 Begin parade route with Police escort and PGE utility van.

  • At end of route a shuttle will be provided to return you to the Maintenance Bureau. OR you can skate back (please notify coordinators if you choose not to take the shuttle back so they know that you are safe)

 

PICK UP BAGS

As skaters you will skate as the last entry in the parade, helping to clear the parade watchers from curbs by advising them the parade is over and they should move their personal belongings our of the way.  The street sweepers are following close behind.

This skate moves at the pace of the parade, expect to be skating for an extended period of time.  There are bridges, hills and manhole covers as well as poor road conditions to be aware of. 


 

  • Report to the Maintenance Bureau by 9:00am

  • Sign-in at the Welcome Table
    (if you are under 19 and without a parent you will need to have a waiver mailed to you for a parent to sign  503-823-1778)

  • Refreshments and Volunteer T-shirt will be given to you

  • 9:20AM Important orientation regarding the vehicles you will be working around.

  • 10:00AM you will be shuttled to the parade formation staging area at N. Interstate Ave.

  • Immediately after the route is completed you will locate the Tri-Met bus and driver (who will be located at Yamhill at 15th street) you will be shuttled back to the maintenance bureau.

  • Pizza Party at the Bureau of Maintenance following the parade.

 

Directions To Bureau of Maintenance
2929 N Kerby

WHO TO CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Please call: KC CHRISTENSEN AT 823-1750
OR    JUDY BROWN AT 823-1778

 

I-5 South bound from the North area of Portland
  • Follow Fremont Bridge over river, stay in RIGHT lane

  • Take the Vaughn St. Exit, and get into far-left lane

  • At the stoplight, make a U-TURN at NW 23rd, go back over the Fremont Bridge

  • Merge into the RIGHT hand lane, and take the KERBY ST EXIT

  • At the stop sign, take a right and that will put you at our location

OR

  • Take the Swan Island Exit (this will put you on N. Going Ave), immediately merge into he left hand lane.

  • At the interstate/Going intersection turn LEFT onto interstate, which will be southbound.

  • Proceed south on Interstate, go down the hill, and ten take a LEFT onto Graham (One block before the light at Russell).

  • On Graham, go to the top of the hill and take a LEFT onto Kerby.

  • You may also take Russell off the interstate, just take a hard left a the Ronald McDonald House onto Kerby

  • Follow signs to volunteer parking area.

 

I-405 North Bound

  • Take the Fremont Bridge; stay in the FAR RIGHT HAND LANE

  • Take the Kerby St exit

  • Take a right at the stop sign and follow the "Volunteer Parking" signs

 

I-5 North Bound

  • COLISEUM EXIT WILL BE BLOCKED OFF!

  • Continue North bound on I-5 and take the Killingsworth Ave. exit

  • Stay in the far left lane

  • Turn LEFT at Interstate

  • Proceed south on Interstate, go down the hill and then take a LEFT onto Graham (one block before the light at Russell.

  • Go to the top of the hill on Graham, and turn LEFT onto Kerby

  • Follow signs to "Volunteer Parking"

 

I-84 West bound

  • Proceed to I-5 North and follow I-5 North Bound directions

 

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