The Hi-Roller Skaters are a group of clowns from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. They are generally seen as the first unit in the parade, warming up the crowd when the Parade begins.
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the first version of these clowns were known simply as "Skating Clowns", and would commonly appear behind the leading banner. The original costumes were retired after the 2004 Parade and were replaced with more friendlier costumes the following year, which have appeared every year up until 2016 when they were later recycled into the Toy Blocks clowns. In 2017 and 2018, the Clowns have been seen with the Stagedoor Manor sweaters from 2012. They were retired after 2018 and became the Funny Flurry Clowns, with the roller skates being given to the Corny-Copia Clowns.
Make way for these jokesters leading the Parade as they zip down the street with bunches of bright balloons!