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Apr-11-2011

Video: Savvy skaters set two Guinness World Records in Golden Gate Park

As part of yesterday’s Sunday Streets celebration, Golden Gate Park’s godfather of skate, David Miles and the California Outdoor Rollersports Association, organized three challenges to attempt to break skating records for the Guinness Book of World Records.

First up was The World’s Longest Skating Serpentine which they broke by chaining together 128 skaters and winding their way down JFK Drive.

Then it was onto The World’s Longest Chain of Inline Skaters and finally finishing with an attempt at The World’s Longest Chain of Roller Skaters. Unfortunately, the excitable group was not able to break the last record but they did come away with two new records – way to go!

They even had some city celebrity in on the action – Mayor Ed Lee and SF Rec & Park GM Phil Ginsburg were part of the record breaking feats.

Special thanks to k9sound for providing video of the events.

Sarah B.

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10:41 am | Posted under Events, Golden Gate Park, Video | 3 comments
  1. John Freeman said (04/11/11; 1:12 pm):

    Congratulations to the California Outdoor Rollersport Association for staging such a fun event, breaking a record and for leaving the area cleaner than it was when you started. I walked by on Sunday before the event, when they were setting up and again Monday morning after the event and the area was SPOTLESS. The video shows what a fun time everyone was having, but not seen was the responsible way they cleaned up after the event. EXCELLENT JOB on all fronts, David and the CORA.

  2. Streetsblog San Francisco » Thousands Celebrate Second Sunday Streets of 2011 on the Great Highway said (04/11/11; 1:29 pm):

    [...] set by a group of skaters led by the one and only “Godfather of Skate” David Miles. The Richmond District Blog has a recap and [...]

  3. Budget Town Hall meeting with Mayor Ed Lee, April 27 | Richmond District Blog of San Francisco (richmondsfblog.com) said (04/20/11; 11:26 am):

    [...] just glad he’s been able to squeeze in some rollerskating (and break a world record while he was at it). All work and no play makes Mayor Lee a dull boy. No [...]

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