Before the Race

  • What must I do to manage to do this race and how can I prepare? Above all, you must have a good attitude and pleasure while skating. The 24h Roller Montreal is a race, but the first objective is to relay for 24 hours without stopping. Please visit this site and particularly the section on Advice for more information.

 

  • What is the best strategy for fulfilling the relays? There is no perfect strategy because it depends on the objectives and the composition of each team. However, it is frequent to see each skater of a team accomplish one turn to get a higher average speed for the team. During the night, most teams will dispatch a smaller group for a period of three to four hours so that the rest of the team can sleep. Download our Excel File pour examples of strategies.

 

  • I would like to participate, but I do not have a team. What can I do? You can register as 1/10 skaters on a team and try to integrate a team. You can also contact the skate clubs or sports in your area to offer them to join you. Forums related to roller-skating can also help you find teammates. For example, thanks to Skatelog.com forum, several teams participate each year to the 24h Roller Montreal. Good luck in your search!

 

  • How do I add or change my email address related to 24h Roller Montreal? Simply provide your email address. You can reach the organization of the 24h by using the contact page of the present site.

 

  • Can I get a receipt for my registration? The confirmation email stating the amount paid and the email of the transaction are the only proof of payment you will get. However, a detailed invoice can be obtained for sponsorships and registrations made by check.

 

  • I have registered our team, but how can I get the registration form for the members of the team? After paying the registration of your team, you or your captain will receive the registration form (Word version) of the members of your team. A few weeks before the event, we will ask you to email us the completed form (without the signatures) to assign you a space and save the information on the known members of your team. The morning of the race, we will collect the completed form signed by all members of your team. No skater is allowed to participate if his/her name and signature does not appear on the waiver statement.

 

  • Can we know the location of our team in advance? The location of the teams is known only a few days or hours before the race, so it is impossible to communicate these locations in advance.

 

  • Where to stay? There are several hotels (city center) and motels (south shore) near the race site (30 minutes by car). Room prices vary between $ 70 and $ 200 per night, depending on the type of place you are looking for. See Accommodation section for more information on accommodation or what to do during your stay in Montreal, Quebec.

 

  • Can we bring a tent? Yes, and it’s even a good idea! Since space is limited inside the paddocks, we encourage you to set up your tent on the roof.

 

  • What are the directions to get to the race site? Please see the Itinerary section and the Google Map for specific directions.

 

  • Do we need lights for night skating? The circuit is not lit all the way, but the most delicate places are. Several skaters still use a front light. A good idea would be to make sure you have two lights that are easy to install on helmets so that the skater who performs his turn on the circuit has one while the other awaiting his turn installs the other. It is also important to have clothing with reflective strips to be very visible to other skaters and vehicles.

 

  • We are lacking the signature of one of our skaters, can we still join the race? Yes, however he/she must come to the registration desk to sign the waiver and obtain his/her bracelet to skate with you.

 

  • What type of banner can we show by paying a sponsorship? Most banners have a dimension of about 1 meter by 2 meters (3 feet by 6 feet) with eyelets (at least at the 4 corners and middle). The banners are then hung with ‘tie-wraps’ on the fence along the relay zone. You will need to give us your banners so we can hang them on the morning of the race. First, we will have to place those of our major sponsors. It is your responsibility to get back your banners at the end of the event. For more information on sponsorship, please refer to the section Become a Sponsor.

 

 

During the Race

  • Can I park my car near the paddocks? Participants to the 24h Roller will have to park on the site designated by Jean-Drapeau Park. An employee of the park will offer you a flat rate for the two days. There are parking meters on the site of the paddocks, but the tickets are only valid for a day. (See Directions for more information).

 

  • Can members of my family and my friends come to encourage me? Yes, but they cannot sleep with you on the premises.

 

  • Can I take time off during the event? Yes, but we do not recommend you leave the site so you can live the 24h Roller experience completely.

 

  • During the race, can we replace a skater or exchange one with another team? No! You are a team from the beginning until the end.

 

  • Where are the toilets? Three toilet blocks are available; two behind and above the paddock 14 and one above the paddock 28.

 

  • Where are the showers? Some showers will be available at certain times. They are located in the District of Athletes at the other end of the Olympic Bassin (a walk of about 1.5 km). The bracelet given to each participant authorizes access.

 

  • Where are the water points? Two water sites with hose are available behind paddocks 8 and 22.

 

  • Where is the first aid tent? The first aid team will be located in the paddock # 14.

 

  • Can I buy food on the 24h site? Yes, drinks and food will be available for the duration of the event. Profits will go to charities supported by the organization of the 24h. A meal will also be available (limited quantity) on Saturday for $ 10 per person.

 

  • Are there restaurants near the site? Yes, there are restaurants near the 24h village: a snack near the bridge of the Casino (open from 8 am to 8 pm) and the Casino of Montreal restaurants open all night.

 

  • At what time are the lights shut to sleep at night? For security reasons, paddocks lights remain on all night.

 

  • Is there a curfew for music and noise? No, DJ animation will end at midnight, then, lounge music will be on for night skaters. You will no doubt hear skaters shout their relays all night. Earplugs are therefore required for those who are light sleepers.

 

  • Where can I find / drop lost items? At the information booth, between paddocks 14 and 15.

 

  • I noticed a skater who has committed an offense, what should I do? Please contact one of the race officials or any of the event’s organizers at the information booth.

 

  • I have a problem with my skates, is there a technical service on the spot? In the 24h village, specialized retailers will be able to help you.

After the race

  • Should we clean our location after the race? Yes, you must leave your paddock in the same condition as when you arrived. We also encourage you to help us when cleaning the site.

 

  • Where are the race results available? The detailed and final results will be published on this website as soon as possible after the race.