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Victron sponsored skater heading for 2018 Winter Olympics

We can’t promise you a trip to PyeongChang 2018 to see speed skater Lotte van Beek compete, now she has qualified for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games – but what you can do is get a flavour of the Dutch speed skating passion, plus the VIP treatment at Heerenveen in the Netherlands, on 27th January 2018.

If you were at the Victron Energy training event in Almere last November you’ll already know about this invitation – for those that don’t, here is what’s on offer.

VIP invitation – NK Allround & Sprint

Victron Energy is the main sponsor of the Gewest Fryslân team.

If you are a Victron Energy installer you plus one other are cordially invited to be our VIP guests – giving you the opportunity to experience the enthusiasm and spirit of professional speed skating in the heart of the speed skating world at Thialf. Not only that, but other than travel costs your food and accommodation will also be paid!

Please be aware places are limited, so the sooner you book the better.

The extras

In the one and only speed skating café in the world, you will be briefed about the ins and outs of speed skating giving an insight into this Dutch passion, learning about the contenders, the outsiders – so you are prepared to enjoy it all to the full!

Where and When

Heerenveen, Saturday January 27th, 2018

Speed Skating Café It Houtsje, Oude Koemarkt 6, 8441 EV Heerenveen


All times are CET (UTC+1 hour)

09:30 – Coffee and Preview (Speed Skating Café It Houtsje)
10:30  – Depart to Thialf by bus

Allround event
11:15  – Ladies 500m
11:45 – Men 500m
12:30 – Ladies 3000m
13:45 – Men 5000m

Sprint event
15:30 – Ladies 500m
16:00 – Men 500m
16:45 – Ladies 1000m
17:15 – Men 1000m

18:15 – Depart by bus
19:00 p.m. to  21:00 – Speed skating buffet

Booking & event information

If you want to know more about this VIP event, contact the event hosts by speaking to Eva Lichtenbeld on +31 651 35 45 54 or email her at

Lotte van Beek

For the fourth year in a row, Victron Energy is sponsoring the speed skating foundation Gewest Fryslân. With this sponsorship, Victron Energy supports young talented skaters on their road to international success.

The support of Victron combined with the approach of Gewest Fryslân has led to a lot of innovation and success in the last few years – not least of which is Lotte van Beek’s achievement, as she is heading to South Korea in February to compete at PyeongChang 2018.

Lotte van Beek

Victron Energy wish Gewest Fryslân and of course Lotte every success for 2018. We also wish to thank Lotte personally for her delightful email which we recently received.

A sincere thank you

“Let me take the opportunity to thank all the people who have supported me along the way. It has been a long time since I felt so much support and trust and it feels good. A big thanks to Victron Energy. Investing in talent may not be the most profitable, but it really is important for our sport. That I can benefit from this just like in my early years of my skating career, gives me and my team great pleasure. So Victron Energy, I owe my success also to you. Thank you again for that. Who knows, we might see each other at PyeongChang 2018.”


Get the 100% speed skating experience – do come and cheer along with us all at this typical Dutch hospitality packed NK Allround & Sprint event.

Or to put it another way – whilst translating the event information directly from Dutch – folklore and party are a must during these events!

John Rushworth

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