It's Friday night. From a distance you hear an increasingly strong beat coming your way. It's the Skate Parade!
For a spectator watching the Skate Parade is plain old fun. As a participant participating in the event it is more fun! Is this sport? Just wanting to be seen? Or doing something fun with your friends? No matter which, every skater (or roller blader) is welcome.
Skate Parade: every Friday
Every Friday from May First up until September 25th the Skate Parade starts at 8:00 PM at Lucas Bolwerk. Young as well as old(ish) take on 2 x 10 k of skating through Utrecht. At the halfway point there is a break at Wilhelminapark. The route takes you through the North, East and South of Utrecht and crosses the center of the city. The perfect organization takes care of stopping the traffic and provides skaters with the right-of-way for one night a week. And the music keeps your adrenalin pumping.
Special skate parades
Friday May 8th a special Skate Parade is scheduled, in which radio station 3FM dj Sander Hoogendoorn will be in charge on the music platform.
On Friday May 22nd the (ice) skating brothers Ronald and Michel Mulder (olympic and world champions on asphalt as well as ice) under the supervision of the Utrecht Skate Parade a 'Skate for MS'. This charity skate will be 25 k through the center of Utrecht. During the parade you will have an opportunity to donate to the MS Research Foundation.
More details about the program, the exact route and the rules of engagement including recommended safety measures can be found on the web site.
Photos: Marco de Klerk
Address: Lucas Bolwerk Utrecht
Visit the website: u-skateparade.nl
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