Roll on, Tel Aviv

Every week as many as 300 rollerbladers hit the night streets of Tel Aviv through a loose confederation nicknamed the ‘Rollers.’ ISRAEL21c went to take part.

Rollerbladers ride through the streets of Tel Aviv on one of their weekly jaunts. Photo by Flash90.

Rollerbladers ride through the streets of Tel Aviv on one of their weekly jaunts. Photo by Flash90.

“I don’t know a lot of cities in the world where, once a week, they close the roads and you can go rollerblading,” says one of the hundreds of roller-skating enthusiasts who comes out for the Tel Aviv Rollers’ weekly jaunts.

“It’s a kind of freedom,” says Alik Mintz, founder of the group that meets every Monday night. “It’s a lot of fun and it’s the best workout activity you can do without being extremist.

“Tel Aviv, I would say, is the best town for rollers because it has a very good atmosphere and high energy all the time.”

Music by Kevin MacLeod

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  • http://www.facebook.com/LeonPettyjohn Leon Pettyjohn

    Wonderful and encouraging artical!