Skate the Lake returns to Tahoe

The annual Skate the Lake fundraiser returns to Tahoe the first weekend of August.
Courtesy Boarding for Breast Cancer

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Boarding for Breast Cancer will kick off its Summer Skate Series in Tahoe City as the 19th Annual Skate the Lake returns to the area.

The 28-mile skate-bike-roll fundraising event will take place Aug. 6, bringing hundreds of skaters to the trails along Tahoe’s west shore in order to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and prevention.

This year, Skate the Lake will begin with a Community Celebration at Commons Beach in Tahoe City on Aug. 5. Tahoe talents Honey Vixen, Bear Whiskey, Fragile Like a Bomb and more will play live music. There will be food and drinks, yoga, a silent auction and a raffle Registration for Skate the Lake will be available. The even will run from noon to 7 p.m.,

 The 28-mile Skate the Lake starts the following morning 7:30 a.m. at 64-Acres Park where skaters will check in and load a shuttle to Ed Z’bergSugar Pine Point State Park. From there, skaters will make their way to The Village at Palisades Tahoe, which will also be the drop-in point for the shorter eight-mile ride. From Olympic Valley, skaters will make their way back along paved trails to Tahoe City and the finish at Commons Beach.

The two-day event will support B4BC’s mission of staying healthy and active to help prevent breast cancer and benefit the nonprofit’s education, prevention and survivorship programs.

The Skate the Lake fundraising goal is $50,000. To register, all skaters must fundraise a minimum of $50. Registrants will receive an event t-shirt, a goodie bag and raffle tickets. Participants will earn ten extra raffle tickets for every $100 they raise and will receive Yeti drinkware for raising more than $150. Prizes will be awarded to the top three fundraisers in both individual and team categories.

Participants who can’t be there in person can join Skate the Lake virtually by registering, then cruising their favorite, local path or trail and posting to social media with the hashtag #SkatetheLake and tagging @b4bc. T-shirts will be mailed directly to participants and virtual raffle tickets will be awarded for every $10 raised.

To register, visit

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