The opening course of this year’s Swiss Skate Tour runs through the old town of Basel, along the Rhine. Start and finish are centrally located on the marketplace. From there, skate through the closed pedestrian zone in the direction of the large shopping street, down to the Rhine, across the Schwarzwaldbrücke, passingt the Tinguely Museum and the imposing Roche Tower; back over the Middle Brigde to the Marketplace. As always, the skaters can choose between different distances and categories. Decide for yourself how far and how fast you want to skate through the city this Sunday morning!
For the youngest kids there is KidsOnSkates, after that everyone can skate the mini or kids track. We are also looking forward to many guests from Germany and France! Lets Skate In The City!
City Skate Basel is an evaluation stage of the Baden-Württemberg-Cup (BWIC)
AT A GLANCE
|08:00 am||Opening late registration, start number distribution and village|
|09:45 - 11:15 am||KidsOnSkates Theodorskirchplatz|
|10:00 am||Start Long Distance (m/f)||2004 and older||32.2 km||6 Rounds|
|10:01 am||Start Short Distance (m/f)||2004 and older||21.4 km||4 Rounds|
|10:02 am||Start Juniors (m/f)||2003 to 2006||10.7 km||2 Rounds|
|10:03 am||Start Enjoy & Fun (m/f)||all||5.35 - 21.4. km||1-4 Rounds |
time slot 60 min
|11:20 am||Start Minis (m/f) (Theodorskirchplatz)||2011 and younger||950 m|
|11:20 am||Start Kids (m/f) |
|2007 to 2010||950 m|
Attention: In our Village you will also find the Village of our partner event, the 2nd Basel Women’s Run. Please observe the signs and announcements!
Supporting program in the Village
- Catering stands
- Sponsoring stands
- Sale and rental of skate equipment
*Short-term changes in the program are possible
|Age group||until 06.03.2018||until 29.04.2018||late registration|
(32.2 km, 6 Rd.)
|2004 and older||60 CHF||70 CHF||80 CHF|
(21.4 km, 4 Rd.)
|2004 and older||50 CHF||60 CHF||70 CHF|
|Fun & Enjoy|
(5.35-21.4 km, 1-4 Rd)
|all||20 CHF||25 CHF||35 CHF|
(10.7 km, 2 Rd)
|2003 until 2006||20 CHF||25 CHF||35 CHF|
(950m from Theodorskirchplatz until Marketplace)
|2007 until 2010||10 CHF||10 CHF||15 CHF|
(950m from Theodorskirchplatz until Marketplace)
|2011 and younger||5 CHF||5 CHF||10 CHF|
Course Long- and Short Distance
Course Kids- und Minis
Sprint long distance 1st, 3rd and 5th round m/f 50 CHF
Winner prizes long distance
- 1st place m/f 200 CHF
- 2nd place m/f 100 CHF
- 3th place m/f 50 CHF
The winners of the other categories (except Fun&Enjoy) will receive attractive non-cash prizes.
The track and access roads are closed from Sunday morning for traffic from 09.30 am to 14.30 pm. Before and after that, partial closures with opening times are possible.
The public parking spaces and multi-storey car parks in the city centre must be used. Vehicles parked without authorisation will be towed away at a charge. Overview of multi-storey car parks:
In the Rittergasse gymnasium there are wardrobes and showers. The clothes can also be deposited there.
In the village on the market square there are catering facilities. There are no further catering stations on the route.
The running-in on skates on the course may take place from 09.30 am.
Attention: The traffic will be forwarded until 09.30 am.
The track is not closed before and must not be used (disqualification)!
The start number must be attached to the right thigh. The timing chip must be attached to the ankle joint and returned immediately after the finish.
Non-returned chronometer chips will be charged CHF 70.
Caution at the marked danger points
Warning flags are used to indicate possible danger points.
- Adjust your speed to your driving skills!
- Skate right!
- Faster skaters overtake left!
- No sudden braking manoeuvres or snake riding!
There are support points along the entire route where emergency medical care is guaranteed.
Please enter a contact person on the back of your starting number for emergency calls.
All other points are subject to the regulations of the Swiss Skate Tour.
Basel is is worth to visit for a few more days! With our partner hotel Swissotel Basel you can book special conditions with the indication “City Skate Basel”.
For our German participant we recommend the Carahotel at Basel/Weil am Rhein.
The participants of the City Skate Basel and the 2nd Basel Women’s Run last Sunday were delighted with bright sunshine and blue skies over Basel. Movement on wheels and on foot was the order of the day. For the second year, the two events will combine the infrastructure for the course and the Village.
Spring has arrived. Were you on the skates the first time? No? Not fit yet or not the right material? Then Saturday, April 14th is your date!
Is the 7th year really the decisive year in which one finds out whether the chosen path should be followed or whether new perspectives open up? Does this also apply to the Swiss Skate Tour or is it just a saying from the famous Marylin Monroe movie?