Croatia

City & Beach

5 to 7th June 2020 – Zagreb City Trip with Rink Training Day
8 to 10th June 2020 – Zadar Beach + Skate

After the success of 2018’s first trip to Zagreb, Skatefresh are returning to the Croatian capital with a 3 day weekend Special City Trip (with rink training day) AND an additional ‘Beach + Skate’ Trip at the coastal town of Zadar to get you fully in the summer mood of 2020.

This is a New-Look Skatefresh Trip with 3 or 6 days skating possible held in honour of Skatefresh’s 20th Birthday. The feeling will be celebratory.

Once again this trip will be organised by Skatefresh Rio ’17 Trip skaters Boris and Dijana who own the rink where we’ll be training and skating. Check out their video of last year’s weekend trip to give you a feel for it.

Zagreb (City) Itinerary

Friday 5th June 2020

The Trip will begin at 10:30am meeting in Zagreb city centre to drive 30mins to Samoboor where we will skate all day on Friday from 11am.

This “Rink Training Day” will make use of the outdoor hockey rink for us to work on Stops, Slides, Jumps, Transitions, Backwards and some Dance moves and Tricks in various themed workshops. You’ll also have the chance to get padded up and learn some hockey skills and then play a friendly game.

 

 In the early evening we’ll have our main group dinner of traditional Croatian food served at a riverside restaurant. Then some time to relax before the Friday Night Skate.

The Friday Night Skate is in and around the village of Samoboor, with a police escort, photographer and even our own drone taking footage (see the video above). You’ll return to Zagreb and your accommodation on Friday night.

We finish the day at the rink and have dance night / roller disco where local skaters will join us.

Saturday 6th June 2020

We meet at 11am in the centre and skate through the city with various short lessons stops to a beautiful park with gorgeous surfaces around lake Jarun.

We’ll shop for a picnic at a local market and eat in the park.

Some ‘Yoga for Skaters’ in the park is an option (based on Asha’s online yoga course). Skaters can choose to sate or take the tram back to the city centre.

Sunday 7th June 2020

Meet at 9:30am for the Zagreb City Tour on skates taking in the main sights, parks and local skate areas. Some short “skills polishing” lessons will happen in memorable locations.

Quick lunch in local restaurants in city centre.

Finish skating by 4pm.

Price of 3 day Zagreb weekend trip: £180

(Price includes all skate tours, lesson time and T-shirt)

Croatian Coast – 3 days Beach + Skate
8-10th June 2020

The Beach + Skate additional Trip is for those who want to add some beach and relax time after the 3 day weekend in Zagreb (or just meet us in Zadar to do just the Beach Skate Trip).

On Monday 8th June we’ll travel together by bus from Zagreb to Zadar (3.5hrs 20-30€/person) and enjoy a short early evening skate (possibly with police escort) and tour the town of Zadar (with its haunting Sea Organ) and stunning architecture.

The Beach portion of the week is still having final details being organised, but this will involve some skating each day and a very special boat trip (details coming soon).

There will be a rink available for some lesson time as well as extra private lesson slots with Asha during free time. Asha will also be available Thursday 11th June for private lessons if demand necessitates this.

Additional off-skates excursions (optional) – Prices coming

Walking city tour of Zadar with English Tour Guide
Boat Trip
An optional lunch or dinner option will be available with the group each day if you want to join Asha.
Or have your own free time.

Price of 3 day Zadar Beach + Skate Trip: £99

(Price includes all skate tours and lesson time)

How to apply

You need to apply to come on a Skatefresh Trip as we need to ensure that all skaters participating are of adequate skating ability to safely navigate the weekend. To book your place please contact Trish: bookings@skatefresh.com.

  • If you are from London we need you to be able to keep up with London’s Wednesday Night Skate speed.
  • If you are new to Skatefresh trips you’ll need to send us a short video showing your normal skating speed for 20m and then doing any stop of your choice (to a stand still).
  • Once approved, we will contact you, asking you to pay a non-returnable deposit of £50 to secure your place on the trip.

Please note: Your place on the trip cannot be held until we receive your deposit. Places for this trip are limited and bookings will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

Please DO NOT make travel plans or book accommodation until you have been officially accepted onto the Trip.

Information You May Find Useful

Zagreb Accommodation

The Zagreb Meeting Point is at: https://goo.gl/maps/S7PWLRkEeJ32. We recommend booking accommodation in Zagreb as close as possible to here.

Zadar Accommodation

The Zadar Meeting Point is at: https://goo.gl/maps/B4mRTWYTFskgF3DY6. We recommend booking accommodation in Zadar as close as possible to here.

Flights

If you are doing both the Zagreb City Trip and the Beach Holiday, our recommendation is to fly into Zagreb on Thursday 4th June and fly out of Zadar in the evening of 10th or 11th June.

Prices shown are per person and DO NOT include travel, accommodation, insurance, food & drink and extras. You are responsible for these and all additional expenses.

Zadar photo by Maxi am Brunnen on Unsplash