For the 10th time in its history, Ostrava will become the world’s capital city of skating. On Saturday, June the 16th Ostrava will host the World Inline Cup (WIC) with elite skaters on the starting line. On Friday evening before the race, there will be a big night skating event on the racing circuit with music. Almost 2000 skaters attend this event every year. The racing day is also not only for elite skaters, but hobby skaters and even beginners and kids. The race belongs to the LifeInLine Tour series, which is in its 14th season and skaters will compete not only for WIC points, but also for Czech inline cup points.
As every year, the course will take its place on Hlavní třída in Poruba district. The circuit, famous for its difficult uphill on one side and very fast downhill on the other, offers a great show for the audience as well. Skaters often reach speed over 70km/h and the average speed over 40km/h. The 33,5km race consists of 11 laps with more than 120m elevation difference in total. Women and men start 4 minutes apart.
Last year the race was won by Alexander Bastidas and Katharina Rumpus (both Germany). With many worlds class skaters on the start, such as Jakob Ulreich, Christian Kromoser or Andrea Bighin. It was worth watching.
„All skaters who skated in Ostrava really liked the track and are happy to return. They like the atmosphere of the crowd that spectators make. We would like to thank the Poruba district for technical and organizational cooperation and also to the main partner city of Ostrava for financial help“, said Martin Plecitý, director of the race.
A follow-up exhibition track race will take place on Sunday at the U Cementárny skating arena with its very fast Vesmaco track. We invite all skaters to participate as well.
Programme of in-line fest in Ostrava
19:00-22:00 Night skating
09:50 100m Mini -children under 5 years
10:00 children’s push bike race (under 5 years)
10:15 1 km HOBBY
10:25 3 km HOBBY
10:45 1 km OPEN
10:55 3 km OPEN
11:30 HOBBY 10 km
12:30 – 13:30 free skating + Award ceremony of morning races + raffle
14:00 World Inline Cup - 33,5 km
15:00 Flower ceremony of WIC winners (the best 5+5)
16:00 OPEN 10 km
17:30 Award ceremony of afternoon races + raffle
Sunday 17.6. (track races at campus U Cementárny)
09.00 – 10.00 registration
10.00 – 11.00 warm up skating
Od 11.00 morning races (200m track)
Od 14.00 afternoon races (400m road)
We are looking forward to seeing you in Ostrava.