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 during a weekend and try that 24 hours are completely covered
without a break.
As reward for the participation I as sponsor donate to UNICEF
, the United Nations
agency to support children around the world. The more skaters participate the better. And there is a bonus, if 24 continuous hours are covered.
Participation is free of charge.
24skate #20 will take place 24+25 June 2023.
Below you find a timetable for the event of 2022. It will be replaced as soon as possible with the one for 2023.
|Date, Time (UTC)
||Time difference to UTC time
||Team, Contact (optional)
|11 June 2022, 00:00-01:00
||11 June 2022, 07:00-08:00
||Nanjing major league roller skating club
|11 June 2022, 01:00-03:00
||11 June 2022, 08:00-10:00
||Nanjing Senior Skaters, Deng Zhicheng
|11 June 2022, 07:00-11:00
||11 June 2022, 14:00-18:00
|11 June 2022, some hours
||11 June 2022, ?
||Individual skater, maybe fellow skaters
|11 June 2022, 3 hours
||11 June 2022, ?
|11 June 2022, 14:00-15:00
||12 June 2022, 16:00-17:00
|11 June 2022, 15:00-16:00
||11 June 2022, 17:00-18:00
||Hietzing on Skates
|11 June 2022, 16:00-17:00
||11 June 2022, 18:00-19:00
||Federación Aragonesa de Patinaje, Patinaje Rose Molas OSB
SC DHfK Leipzig e.V., Speed- and Inlineskating
|11 June 2022, 17:00-19:00
||11 June 2022, 19:00-21:00
||SC DHfK Leipzig e.V., Speed- and Inlineskating
|11 June 2022, 19:00-20:00
||Camarillo, California, USA
||11 June 2022, 12:00-13:00
|11 June 2022, 23:00-24:00
||12 June 2022, 09:00-10:00
|12 June 2022, 00:00-01:00
||12 June 2022, 10:00-11:00
|12 June 2022, 08:00-10:00
||11 June 2022, 10:00-12:00
||SC DHfK Leipzig e.V., Speed- and Inlineskating
|12 June 2022, 11:00-12:30
||Tampa, Florida, USA
||12 June 2022, 07:00-08:30
|12 June 2022, 12:00-15:00
||Central Florida, USA
||12 June 2022, 08:00-11:00
|12 June 2022, 16:00-17:00
||12 June 2022, 18:00-19:00
|12 June 2022, 23:00-24:00
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!
- Your name
- Your town
- Your country
- Date, start and end time (local time oder UTC time)
- Name of Team (optional)
- Okay to publish your name: Yes/No
Registration is possible even after the 24skate. But, for setting up the schedule only
applications are taken into account, if they arrive not later than one week
before the 24skate.
- To be taken into account for the UNICEF donations, the contact persons report the results within one week to the coordinator.
- The result collection is based on trust.
- Donations by participants shall be done directly to UNICEF, not to the coordinator. However, please tell the coordinator the amount of the donation.
- Contact persons are asked to report in text and pictures about the 24skate. By sending text, pictures, files etc. the contact person confirms that he/she is in possession of the necessary rights and that the sent works can be published free of charge on www.24skate.net .
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
The following donations are announced:
- Base donation: I will donate one Euro to UNICEF for each participant at the 24skate.
- Speed bonus: For the three groups, who skate the longest distance in one of the hours, I will donate one Euro per skated kilometer to UNICEF.
- 24hour bonus: If the 24skaters cover 24 continuous hours, I will donate a second Euro for each participant or one Euro per skated kilometer of the group (whatever is more) to UNICEF.
Whoever wants to donate or sponsor, does this directly to Unicef.
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?
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
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
The whole spectrum of skaters was present: Children skate groups, recreational and fun
skaters, professional teams, participants from Inline Worldchampionships...
24skate Results and 24skate Records
24skate World Record: 712,1 km
Remark: The "scoring kilomters" refer to a previous rule, when the amount of the donation was based on the kilometers of the fastest groups in each hour.
||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
||1/2 June 2019
||17/18 October 2020
||23/24 October 2021
||to be determined
*: Different calculation applied
Frequently Asked Questions
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 the participants?
Question: Which company stands behind this event?
Answer: None. This is a completely private initiative without commercial interests.
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 48 hours of the 24skate weekend.
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. Please subscribe to the newsletter in order not to miss the next one.
Question: The hour which I would like to skate is alredy taken. What now?
The same hour can be skated by several groups to allow as many skaters as possible to take part. Nevertheless, it would be better to choose another hour, so 24 continuous hours are covered. Then the donations to UNICEF will be higher.
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?
Answer: No, you can go on your own.
Question: To donate do I
need to fill in some form or register? 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: If you cannot find this in the internet, simply tell me your local time.
- Translations: Translation of the texts of this website into other
global languages would be greatly appreciated.
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
- 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-Montréal, Canada, pour son enthousiasme encourageant.
- Winand Klar, Hannover, Germany, for being the first to link from
his website www.fun-skating.de (German) to the 24website
- Michel Parent, Quebec, Canada, for providing the first French
- Luiz Claudio Mandarino Freire , Rio-Inline, Rio de
Janeiro, Brasil, for providing the first Portuguese translation
- Carlos Sainz Mata, Spain, for the first 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
- Vivian Pan，for correcting the translation after the comprehensive update
- Your name?
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" was a partner event of 24skate. Karlsfeld is a community
close to Munich, Germany. "Skating Karlsfeld" was 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).
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!
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. Later the average was a few thousand skaters. We usually go for 15-20 kilometers and the tour takes a little bit more than one hour.
The last two years the Bladenight was cancelled because of Covid-19. In 2022 it will start again. 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 had an international business travel. The nice people I met this way formed the base for 24skate #1.
My speedskating performance is mediocre: Ca. 1:20 for a (Berlin) marathon
is my personal record, but probably out of reach nowadays (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".
Any responsibility for the content of websites
which are linked from here is denied. Before first inclusion of each link it was
verified as far as possible, that there was no insulting or illegitimate