August 5, 2013
get your skates on.
for 6 wednesday evenings in summer, the wednesday night skate takes over a 13km route of rotterdam. when i first heard about WNS last year, my inner speedskater was beyond excited about participating in such an event. so with this year's skate fast approaching, it was time to find some skates and get back on the rink/road. i picked up a pair of 30euro beauties at a vintage store and pimped them with purple laces a day later. the boy dusted off his in-lines and we took the skates for a test run around our local lake. it was awesome to say the least but oh boy did i underestimate the endurance needed to skate for longer than 5 minutes at a time. obviously my long break from skating (ummm, like 10 years) had taken it's toll but i was still eager to participate. so last wednesday we rode into the city, greeted by thousands of rotterdammers on skates awaiting the 7.30pm departure time from the market square. i was nervous but with the music pumping and energy at an all time high, we soon got rolling and it was just as fun as i had imagined. i was a sweaty but happy mess after the hour and a quarter skate through and around the city. it was an incredible sight, and one you should check out here. once completed we headed to a favourite hang-out for a much deserved beer or three. rotterdam, you sure know how to show a girl a good time. see you next wednesday!