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Event rules and guidelines
Unless stated otherwise on an event announcement, the following applies to all Toronto bladers events.
By participating in a Toronto bladers event you agree to the following:
- Code of conduct
- Agreement waiver and release of liability
- Skate marshals, when assigned to an event, will conduct how the group moves
- No pets to be brought to an event due to safety reasons, city bylaws & chapter 349.
For most regular activity we advise all wheels hardness to be:
- 85a or 86a
- Size from 72 mm to 80 mm
For speed/endurance and distance:
- 90 mm to 110 mm
For night skate:
All these fails have happened and can happen again:
- Bring your inline skates
- Nothing is broken/defective
- Clean your bearings or get new ones
- All parts are tight and secure
- Make sure the wheels are not angled/destroyed too worn out
- Use threadlocker such as loctite to make sure you axles do not come out while skating.
In addition, city rinks and skate parks sometimes have their own requirements
- Sportswear to move freely (see clothing)
- Helmet, wrist, knee, elbow pads & padded shorts
- Pocket shoes if you need to take public transportation
Some of the following:
- Blinking lights
- Reflective vest
- Luminous wrist/arm bands
- Luminous wheels for sure
- Energy bars (sugar)
- Drinks with electrolytes
- Toronto public water fountains
- Toronto public washrooms
- Hamilton public water fountains
If you drive, note that almost all public parks have a free park location.
Consider car polling and parking fee share as well as using a scooter and store it in another skater friend vehicle during the event.