Welcome, inline (or quad) skaters and friends around the
I hope you like the following idea and feel the spirit and will to
take part in this event:
Inline/quad skaters from around the world skate
whereever they want scheduled in a way such that 24 hours are completely covered
without a break.
The goal is to cover as many kilometers as possible and
to knot a global net of skaters.
An additional goal is to help UNICEF
, the United Nations
agency to support children around the world.
Participation is free of
24skate #15 will take place on 16+17
There is no limit for the number of participants and
venues per hour. On the contrary, it is even desired that each hour is covered
many times. Just for the determination of the 24skate result only the fastest
skater of each hour "scores".
You can check your time difference to UTC
time standard at e.g. this World Time webpage
If your country is e.g. in time zone
"UTC +4", then take your desired local start time and substract 4 hours to get
the UTC time.
Vice versa, if you will skate in time zone "UTC -6", then add 6
hours to your local start time to find the UTC time.
If this is too
confusing, then just tell me your desired local time and I will do the
calculation for you.
Below you find the timetable for 2018. (You find
similar tables in the result website with the results of the previous 24skates
when you click on "History and Records" in the menu on the left)
When there are entries in the table, then you can click on the
link in the table entries if you would like to contact 24skaters at that venue.
For those who did not want their email address to be published on this website, I
will act as relay point.
||Date and Time (UTC)
||Venue #1 & local time
||Venue #2 & local time
||Venue #3 & local time
||16th of June 2018, 11:00
||16th of June 2018, 12:00
||16th of June 2018, 13:00
||16th of June 2018, 14:00
||16th of June 2018, 15:00
||16th of June 2018, 16:00
||16th of June 2018, 17:00
||16th of June 2018, 18:00
||16th of June 2018, 19:00
||16th of June 2018, 20:00
||16th of June 2018, 21:00
||16th of June 2018, 22:00
||16th of June 2018, 23:00
||17th of June 2018, 00:00
||17th of June 2018, 01:00
||Nanjing Dragon Adorable Senior Skating Team, Nanjing, China, 09:00-10:00
||17th of June 2018, 02:00
||17th of June 2018, 03:00
||17th of June 2018, 04:00
||17th of June 2018, 05:00
||17th of June 2018, 06:00
||17th of June 2018, 07:00
||17th of June 2018, 08:00
||17th of June 2018, 09:00
||17th of June 2018, 10:00
||17th of June 2018, >11:00
The Thueringer Speedskating Club (TSSC) Erfurt
put his 12-hour race on June 11th, 2005, under the roof of 24skate. In 2008,
2009 and 2010 they joined again."Skating Karlsfeld"
(German website) will be a partner event of 24skate. Karlsfeld is a community
close to Munich, Germany. "Skating Karlsfeld" is an event hosted by the youth
workers of the community. In 2005 they did a lottery to raise some money for
UNICEF. Expected number of participants at "Skating Karlsfeld": 1.000St. Petersburg
(Russian website) - a non competitive event - joined 24skate
#2.Green Ball Skate Moscow
(Russian website) also took part in
24skate#2. This is a city skate for beginners and takes place every Saturday.
Meeting time is 14:00 near Gagarin's memorial (Leninsky Prospekt metro station).
Click this link for a group photo
How to take part
If you want to skate for one or more hours during
the 24 consecutive hours of 24skate, then send a mail by clicking here
. The link is ready to simply let you fill out the following
You are very welcome to the team!
- Subject: Application for 24skate
- Your name
- Your town
- Your country
- The local time when you prefer to skate
- How long do you want to skate: (default: one hour)
- Anything else useful
- Okay to publish your name: Yes/No
- To register a whole team, training group, club, public event etc. please
tell me a contact person and his/her substitute, as well as all names which
are allowed for publication.
Registration is possible even after the 24skate - if you only
skated during the relevant 24 hours. But for setting up the schedule only
applications are taken into account, if they arrive not later than one week
before the 24skate.
Skaters from the following countries took
part in previous 24skates:
Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brasil, Cameroon,
Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, England, Estonia, Germany, India, Iran, Israel, Italy,
Japan, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Panama, Poland, Russia, Singapore,
South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United States of America
spectrum of skaters was present: Children skate groups, recreational and fun
skaters, professional teams, participants from Inline
- There should be skaters from as many time zones as possible. If a time
zone cannot be covered, then skaters of other time zones can cover the
- The result collection is based on trust. Nevertheless, at least one
witness for each skated hour must be present during the skate and be named in
- A 24skate result is only valid if at least 20 out of 24 consecutive hours
- A 24skate result can only become an official new 24skate record, if the
old one is beaten by at least 6 kilometers and skaters in at least 10 time
zones took part.
- Drafting is only allowed behind other skaters, not behind bicycles, cars,
spaceships or other vehicles.
- The difference in altitude between starting and end point of the
individual skaters must not be more than 100 m.
Participation is at your own risk. Wearing protectors and a
helmet is highly recommended for every meter skated.
resulting from the publication of names and links any liability is
24skate Results and 24skate Records
24skate World Record: 712,1
||Raised donations (Euro)
||23/24 October 2004
||11/12 June 2005
||20/21 May 2006
||16/17 June 2007
||14/15 June 2008
||13/14 June 2009
||12/13 June 2010
||4/5 June 2011
||16/17 June 2012
||15/16 June 2013
||21/22 June 2014
||27/28 June 2015
||18/19 June 2016
||24/25 June 2017
||16/17 June 2018
||still to come
||still to come
||still to come
||still to come
Requirements for participants and witnesses:
- Skaters must be able to skate one hour - also under bad weather conditions
(it is unlikely to have 24 hours sunshine around the world). It is possible to
relay during the hour.
- The witness must be able to determine the covered distance with an
exactness of 100 meters. If a closed circuit track of less than 7 km length is
used, its length must be determined with an exactness of 10 meters (e.g. by
going ten rounds measuring with an exactness of 100 meters).
- It is desirable - but not mandatory - that the skater or the witness are
able to deliver digital pictures of their 24hour.
- The skater should provide a substitute for the case of short-term problems
before his/her 24hour.
- Translations: Translation of the texts of this website into other
global languages would be greatly appreciated. I received several offers for
French. How about Italian, Chinese ... ?
If you consider a translation to
your beautiful language,
then please have a look to Help for
- Spread the news: Please feel free to inform you skating friends
from around the world about this to find many participants. Direct contact
might help to find more skaters to join. Experience shows that it is very
difficult to find participants just by pure email and internet
The coordinator of a
24skate gathers the registrations and sets up the final and detailed schedule.
Coordinator for the first and next 24skate will be me
(distance covered) and some more documentation (photos of the people, the
places, the weather, the spectators etc.) are sent by all 24skaters or their
witness/es to the coordinator. The coordinator organizes that this material -
including the total result - is posted on the 24website.
- A closed circuit with known distance per lap is useful, but distance
metering by an accompanying bicycle or car is also possible.
- There should be a possibility to contact the skaters/witness directly
before the start and directly after the end of the scheduled skating time.
- Feel free to organize some media coverage or support by local UNICEF
Everyone, who donates one Euro (or more) per km
of the distance covered by one 24skater in one hour and tells this to the
24skate co-ordinator, will receive the title 'Good-will Ambassador of 24skate,
There can be only one Ambassador per 24hour skater. An
agreement of the skater must be presented by the Ambassador-to-be.
is a list of the 24skate-Ambassadors:
- Andrea Saterbak, Stillwater, Minnesota (for 52km of Matthew
- Rosane Mello da Silva, Rio, Brasil (for 20,6km of Rioinline)
- Annika Risch, Lemwerder, Germany (much more than 1 Euro per km for
18,2 km of her father Knut Risch)
- Castilla Roller, Valladolid, Spain (for the 24skate #10 in Valladolid)
Here you can see the certificate
(in Adobe pdf-format) which each Ambassador will
Principle: No money goes over my table.
Whoever wants to donate or sponsor, does this directly to Unicef - and can fully make
use of tax deductables and so on, where applicable.
donations are announced:
- I will donate one additional Euro to UNICEF for each Euro which will be
donated to UNICEF in the
context of a 24skate, up to a maximum number of Euros equal to the total
result of the 24skate in kilometers.
- I will donate 1 Euro per mile of the record to UNICEF when the record
distance covered by a 24skate reaches 500 miles (=804,7km) for the first
- I will donate 1 Euro per kilometer of the record to UNICEF when the record
distance covered by a 24skate reaches 888km for the first time.
- I will donate 1 Euro per 1000 Yard of the record to UNICEF when the record
distance covered by a 24skate reaches 1 million yard for the first time.
- I will donate 1 Euro per kilometer of the record to UNICEF when the record
distance covered by a 24skate reaches 1 million meters for the first
It would be highly appreciated if you could
collect some money for UNICEF during your 24skate event.
Here a tip related
to this: Turn to your friends, relatives, small firms, big companies and ask
them to sign a sponsoring agreement with you in which they promise to donate a
certain amount of money to UNICEF per skated kilometer. This works fine for
children- run-for-UNICEF events in primary schools, so this should work for you
too, shouldn't it?
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else without prior consent.Frequently Asked
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- Question: Is there any participation fee?
- Answer: No. If you would have paid for taking part, please
donate to UNICEF.
Question: Is there a limit for the number of
Question: Do I have to
travel for the 24skate event?
Answer: No, the 24skate becomes global
by skating locally. You just skate wherever you want/can during the 24 hours
of the 24skate event.
Question: If much more than 24 skaters,
each skating one hour, take part, how is the result
Answer: The longest distance covered in each hour will
be taken, if several skaters or relaying skaters skate during the same
Question: I would love to take part, but I have no time
on the very date. What now?
Answer: Don't worry. I hope there will
be many 24skates to come. You can either organize one yourself on another date
- with support from my side and this website - or wait for the, hopefully,
yearly next 24skate to come.
Question: Is a witness needed per
skater or can he/she testify the result for several skaters?
One person certainly is able to testify for several skaters if they skate
within one drafting train. But it will be difficult to determine the position
of several skaters far away from each other at e.g. 11 a.m. sharp. Let your
witness state his/her limit to you.
For a relaying group of skaters
certainly one witness is sufficient.
Question: How can I send a
mail to all subscribers of the newsletter?
Answer: Send your mail to
me and I will decide, if I will convert it into a content of the official
newsletter. This shall protect the subscribers from spam mails.
Question: Do I need a team to take part?
go can go on your own. You just need a track and someone to determine the
kilometers you skated during your hour.
Question: To donate do I
need to fill in some form? To be registered? Do I transfer the amount directly
to the UNICEF bank account in my country? With a specific remark or comment?
How will you know the total amount collected?
Answer: You don't need
to register, you don't need to fill out any form. Just donate as you would do
without the 24skate: Visit the local UNICEF group or transfer money to UNICEF
in your country. You can use the keyword "24skate.net" in the transfer, so
they get aware of it, but this is not mandatory. Tell me afterwards the total
amount donated (I trust you word, no proof of evicence is
Question: How can I find out about UTC time compared to
the local time at my skate venue?
Answer: Try this website: http://www.weltzeituhr.com/start_e.shtml ("Weltzeituhr" is
German for "world clock", but the link goes to the English version of the
Please contact mailto:%firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=24skate:
for every unclear item, open question or suggestion for improvement related to
the concept of this project and this website.
Feel free to ask your question
in English, French, Italian or German, but please accept an answer in English or
Please use the keyword "24skate" in each mail's subject field, so it
will be assigned to the correct mailbox. Thank you!
Special Thanks to
Idea and realization: Clemens Suerbaum
I am a passionate inline-skater from Munich,
Germany. Two inline hearts beat in my breast: One for recreational skating,
another one for inline speedskating.
For the first one I was a so-called
"bladeguard" of the Munich Bladenight. This is a weekly event on every non-rainy
Monday evening from May to September on the streets of Munich. About 250
bladeguards cordon off the treck of several thousand participants from the other
traffic. Record participation was 37.000 people. Now the average is around 7.000 skaters. We usually go for 15-20
kilometers and the tour takes a little bit more than one hour. For more
information visit this comprehensive website (www.24skate.net/home_xmbn)
The speed skate heart makes me try to get contact to local speedskating
clubs whenever I have an international business travel (which was part of my job,
6 to 8 times a year). The nice people I met this way formed the base for 24skate
My speedskating performance is mediocre: 1:19:26 for a (Berlin) marathon
is my personal record and with more than forty years of age I probably will not
improve much more (nevertheless I am happy to receive any advice from
But anyway, I love this sport and global communication, so I came to
this idea of "skate around the world in 24 hours".
- Conny Strub,
Vancouver, Canada, for her continuous support and advice
- Daniela Duerbeck, Munich, Germany, for her excellent composition of
the first logo and converting my scetches into the powerful current one
- Rod Wilmot, Roller-Montreal, Canada, for his supportive enthousiasm
- Winand Klar, Hannover, Germany, for being the first to link from
his website http://www.fun-skating.de/ (German) to the 24website
- Ulrich Suerbaum, Munich, Germany, for getting a nice and fast 100mm
frame for me at ebay ;-)
- Michel Parent, Quebec, Canada, for providing the French
- Luiz Claudio Mandarino Freire , Rio-Inline, Rio de
Janeiro, Brasil, for providing the Portuguese translation
- Carlos Sainz Mata, Spain, for the Spanish translation
- Fariba Fahti, Iran, for the Persian translation
Patinar - Zaragoza, Spain, for unbelievable creativity and commitment,
contact to UNICEF Spain, a special 24skate T-Shirt and much more
- Young Hsu (Alex), China, for the Chinese translation
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