Dutch sport is still in luck. Taking over from Heerde on 5 July as the main venue for the Speed Skating World Championships, the city of Arnhem is also set to host the Inline Freestyle Skating World Championships on Thursday as part of a competition that will run until Sunday, 8 July.
Like the aforementioned Speed Skating World Championships, the Netherlands will also be hosting the Inline Freestyle Skating World Championships for the first time. The organisation is strongly committed to the event and has even built a temporary venue to stage an additional urban sports festival, much to the delight of the roller-skating community.
The competition kicks off this Thursday with the qualifying stage and first round of Slalom Battle, as well as Freestyle Slides and Free Jump events. Speed Slalom and Slalom Pair disciplines will take over on Friday and the competition will be completely focused on Slalom Classic events on Saturday. The icing on the cake will be the Slalom Battle finals on Sunday.
The city of Arnhem will therefore enjoy a comprehensive range of appealing and attractive disciplines, a great deal of which will also be on display in a year’s time at the World Roller Games to be held in Barcelona in July 2019.