All You Need to Know About Milano Quad Fest

by Marta
milano quad fest

Roller skaters love to come together to skate and have a good time. With Milano Quad Fest on September 6 to 8, Coven Roller Skate Shop, Chuffed Skates, DogDays Magazine, and Hell on Quads invite you to an international event Europe hasn’t experienced yet. And although there is still some time left, we’ve collected the most frequently asked questions for you.  

WHAT IS MILANO QUAD FEST?

MQF is a three-day event dedicated to park and street roller skating taking place in Milan, Italy, from September 6 – 8. With its invitational contest on Saturday at Pinbowl DIY it is the first of its kind in Europe. We want to celebrate quad skating with a video night, competitions, workshops, social gatherings, lots of skating and bring together like-minded people from all over the planet. 

WHO IS BEHIND MILANO QUAD FEST?

MQF is organized by skaters for skaters! It’s hosted by Coven Roller Skate Shop (IT), Chuffed Skates (AU), DogDays Magazine (GER), and Hell on Quads (CO).

All of the people behind the event have been in the community for many years doing different things that helped grow the community like magazines & zines, events, workshops, hardware, shops, etc.!

WHERE CAN I BUY TICKETS?

You can book your tickets HERE

What ticket do I need for which day of MQF?

Friday video night: To attend the video night and skating you just have to pay the park entry. It is 7 Euro, paid at the door, no limitation of numbers. So don’t worry.

Saturday main event: The full day ticket gives you access to the whole day starting at 9:30 am. There is an open skate session, workshops, panel talk with your hosts, market stands, and, the open jam and invitational contest, and of course all the evening fun (including bands/djs and an open skate session). 

The spectator ticket excludes the workshops but gives you access to the event to watch the panels and contests, shop at the market, and the whole evening celebrations which includes an open skate session once the comp ends. 

The evening spectator is a ticket which gives you access to the venue from 4 pm if you just want to come to watch the contests, hang out, skate in the open skate after the contests end, and party in the evening.   

Sunday Meet & Skate: Free event. To round off the weekend on a high note and not just let you go, we invite you to a chilled skate and hang on Sunday. Stay tuned for details. 

Is my ticket refundable? 

No. But you can pass it on to another skater. 

Do I have to print my ticket?

No, you will only need the QR code on your mobile phone.

Milano Quad Fest Poster

THE WORKSHOPS:

We have 4 workshops running from 10am to 12. Our open format allows you to join in and switch between the workshops. With @insectxcide, @silvkam, @skitztits, & @_ragnaroll you get 4 amazing, international coaches and you can take away from every workshop or stay in one for 2 hours. It’s up to you. 

THE SKATEPARK:

2000 sq.m of structures divided into four zones:
Area 1 – FLOW PARK mini bowl, transitions and endless lines.
Area 2 – (NEW) BIG BOWL + micro ramp.
Area 3 – Main street course.
Area 4 – Tunnel street course.

Additionally, there are outside & inside chill areas. Go to www.pinbowl.it for more information & check the Instagram.

Coven Skate Shop team rider @domingeless skating at Pinbowl. Photos: @von_artem

HOW TO GET THERE?

Pinbowl DIY is located west of Milan. Address:
Via Enrico Fermi, 1A, 20016, Pero (Milan)

By public transport: M1 (direction: Rho Fieramilano). Get off at station “Pero”. Less than 10 min walk to the skatepark.

Parking: If you arrive by car (address: Via Enrico Fermi, 1A, 20016 Pero MI) there is some street parking available. Make sure to follow the rules and signs.

FOOD, DRINKS, PAYMENT:

Eat: There are limited food and drink options available at the venue. If you have special dietary requirements please bring your own food, but you cannot bring your own alcohol.

Payment at the market: Make sure to have cash in EUROS for your shopping experience. Some companies will probably offer payment by card though!

Lockers: There are some lockers available that will be on a first in first served basis.

THE SCHEDULE OF MILANO QUAD FEST:

Friday: Video Screening & Bar
17:30 park and registration opens
18:00 open skate session
19:30 video screening and bar
23:00 park closes

Saturday: Main Day at Pinbowl DIY
9:30 – 12:00 – Welcoming / Open skate sesh / Market
10:00 – 12:00 – WORKSHOPS
12:00 – 14:00 – Lunch available and open skate sesh
13:00 – 14:00 – PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND Q&A
14:00 – 14:45 – WARM UPS (CONTESTANTS ONLY)
15:00 – 16:00 – OPEN JAM CONTEST
16:30 – 19:30 – INVITATIONAL CONTEST
20:00 – 23:00 – Winners announcements / Live Band + DJ set + Open Skate

Sunday: Meetup and chill, TBA!

TO NOT MISS ANY UPDATE, MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW THE EVENT PAGE ON INSTAGRAM

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