Big Wheel Blading’s COVID-19 Coverage
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every skater in the world in some way. In this new series, Inline Skating and Life During COVID-19, we will be checking in with various inline skaters from around the globe to see how the pandemic has affected their life. This is only one part of our COVID-19 coverage, which includes editorials, interviews with skaters who are deemed essential workers and an in depth report of what long term affects the pandemic will have on our sport and industry. Also check out the series, Essential Workers, Inline Skaters on the Front Lines of COVID-19, where we talk to inline skaters from around the world who are considered Essential Workers. If you’d like to contribute an editorial piece or have any comments or suggestions you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remy Cadier is a 43-year-old inline skater and cameraman living in Amsterdam, Holland.
What is the current situation with COVID-19 in Holland?
Holland is on a partial lockdown and it is recommended that we stay at home as much as possible, work from home if we can, keep 1.5 meters (5 feet) away from others and gatherings of more than three people are not allowed. Restaurants, bars, coffee shops, casinos, gyms, etc. are closed. However we can pretty much do what we want as long as we are being responsible.
Are you still skating?
Yes I am still skating. I’ve been alternating between skating my practice rail, distance skating and a bit of freeskating.
Would anything make you stop skating?
The only thing that would make me stop skating is time constraints or getting injured.
Are you doing any cross training?
When the gym was still open I was doing weight lifting three times a week.
What other activities are you doing to occupy your time?
Netflix, working, smoking, drinking and making fires.
How has COVID-19 most affected your life?
95% of my filming jobs have evaporated!
What are your major concerns right now and looking into the future?
My major concern is money. I will be okay for the next couple of months, but we have a baby boy on the way, so I would have preferred to get a bigger security blanket, so I can spend time with him.
How is the skate community in Amsterdam responding?
For the most part they are self isolating. Some people are skating practice rails together, like myself, Randy Abels and Beer, but our kids go to school together and still see each other.
- Go to Inline Skating and Life During COVID-19 to read more interviews from skaters from around the world.
- Go to Essential Workers – Inline Skaters on the Front Lines of COVID-19 to read about inline skaters from around the world who are considered Essential Workers.
- For our full COVID-19 coverage go here.
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- To watch some awesome skating content visit Remy Cadier’s YouTube page.
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