Berlin Trip July 2019

Join Asha for an unforgettable weekend of skating, touring and lesson time in Berlin and surrounds.

This compact weekend of skating in and around Berlin will provide you with hugely varied skating environments and a chance to see this fascinating city from many angles.


Friday 19th July

The trip starts on Friday evening 19th July at 8pm with our own private Friday Night Skate. Unfortunately the Berlin Night Skate organisers did not respond to my request to time their monthly night skates with our visit, so we won’t be with Berlin skate community. However, we will do our own FNS guided by their marshals. please bring lights and reflectors.
Meet for FNS at Alexanderplatz.

Saturday 20th July

On Saturday 20th July we will meet at Potsdamer Train Station where we’ll head south of Berlin to the skaters’ paradise that is Flaeming Skate; the first and largest rural skate park in Europe with over 115km of specially designed skate and cycle paths.

The network of paths passes through beautiful countryside, farmland, villages and forests providing a super smooth (love that German design) environment to practice your stride and speed skating, improve your stamina and perfect your backwards skating. The calmness and quiet of the park is a stark contrast to the usual hectic urban skaters’ environment. We will skate a circuit of about 35-40km (with the possibility of doing less or adding more depending on how you feel on the day). There are plenty of opportunities for lesson time and help with your stride, glide, recovery and arm swing throughout the day.

Before we leave the town of Flaeming you can buy snacks and water. We stop for lunch in a typical country pub (with beer garden) where skaters are welcome. We return to Berlin by train after completing the tour. 

Check out this promotional YouTube video from the official Flaeming skate website: 

Saturday Evening

An optional dinner out with Asha (and Skatefresh crew) in Berlin is planned for Saturday evening. More details about menus and cost nearer the time.

Sunday 21st July

On Sunday 21st July we explore the city of Berlin and visit the Berlin Wall (or what’s left of it!), the Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, Check Point Charlie, Berlin Cathedral, several parks and the Island of Museums, giving you a real feel for the city and its diversity. Ice cream stops and photo shoots along the way will leave you with great memories. We stop for lunch at a place with lots of restaurant options. We finish skating by 4pm to allow you to get a  flight home that evening if necessary.
Meeting point: Alexanderplatz. Time to be confirmed.

Cost: £150

Deposit to confirm acceptance of your place: £50
Balance of £100 due by 19th May 2019

How To Book

To book your place please contact Trish: If we don’t know your skating level we will send you a questionnaire to complete and Asha may require a video of your skating to be sure you have the skills needed to keep up with the group.

Travel and Accommodation

You are responsible for organising your own transport to and from Berlin, your train ticket to Flaeming and your accommodation and meals. The sooner you buy your flights and book your accommodation, the cheaper they will both be. Saturday meeting point t.b.a.