Kaiserslautern starts its skate night season from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday in Kaiserslautern.
During skate night, inline-skaters will take over some car-free routes downtown.
The event will begin with an entertaining program at 7 p.m. on the Alte Theaterplatz (the parking lot next to Karstadt department store).
Those who don’t feel safe enough on their skates can take part in a training session with the local skating association at 7 p.m. Certified instructors will show some special techniques.
Warm up starts at 8 p.m. The 1,100-meter warm up route goes from the parking lot around Fruchthalle and back.
Participants will then skate on a 14-kilometer route leading from Maxstrasse onto Pariser Strasse, then from Rudolph-Breitscheid-Strasse into Königstrasse.
The route continues over Hohenecker Strasse and Burgherrenstrasse into the Erfenbachtal on federal street B270 and downhill back to Pariser Strasse and Königstrasse to the beginning.
This is also the route for the skate night on July 28. It is considered a route for trained skaters who know their braking techniques.
The other two skate nights, which take place July 14 and Aug. 11, will lead participants over the east city tour. It will start on Maxstrasse, go onto Pariser Strasse, Rudolph-Breitscheid-Strasse, Logenstrasse and Barbarossastrasse into the east part of the city.
It will then continue on Entersweiler Strasse, passing the public swimming pool Warmfreibad and Daennerplatz, into Mannheimer Strasse, and on Altenwoogstrasse and Fischerstrasse back to the starting point.
This course is 9 kilometers long and is good for beginners.
Organizers recommend skaters wear helmets.
Visit www.kaiserslautern.de or www.skaten-kl.de for more information.