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 5 June

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 late afternoon we’ll have our main group meal 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). 

We finish the day at the rink with a disco night on skates where local skaters will join us. You’ll return to Zagreb and your accommodation on Friday night.

Saturday 6 June

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 skate or take the tram back to the city centre.

Sunday 7 June

Meet at 9:30am for the Zagreb City Tour 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 with final drinks.

Price of 3 day Zagreb weekend trip: £180

(Price includes all skate tours and lesson time)

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

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

MONDAY 8 JUNE

You will travel together by bus from Zagreb to Zadar (3.5hrs 20-30€/person) and enjoy a short early evening skate from Zadar to Diklo. That evening we’ll meet in Zadar for a City Centre walk, listen to the haunting Sea Organ and have dinner together.

TUESDAY 9 JUNE – Private Tour to Krka and Sibernik

We will travel by private minibus to the stunning Krika waterfall where we will walk in the national park, swim under the waterfall and enjoy a river boat trip.

We will have a special lunch at the Bilice Family Restautant (with home grown vegetables and authentic Croatian cuisine.

After lunch we drive to the fortress town of Sibenik where we walk around the old town, cathedral and beach.  We return to Zadar in the evening.

Cost of this excursion:  75 Euros paid in advance (includes transport, entrance to National Park, and boat trip at Krka waterfall).

This excursion with a larger tour group normally costs 180 euros. The Krka waterfall is one of Croatia’s most famous natural beauty spots.

WEDNESDAY 10 JUNE

We meet at 10am for the Zadar street skate (with police escort). We then have exclusive use of a rink for 2 hours of group lesson time. Asha is available later in the day for any private lessons at the rink if required.

We will end the day at Kolovare Beach and stay for sunset cocktails.

For those of you staying for extra days, Asha will be available on Thursday 11th June for private lessons if needed.

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 Ivan Vuksa from Pixabay
Krka Waterfalls photo by Agnieszka Mordaunt on Unsplash
Krka Waterfalls photo by Pika Žvan on Unsplash
Šibenik photo by Sergii Gulenok on Unsplash