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Video- KNSB Cup #8- Eindhoven- From Skate Podium

Skate Podium shared a great quality video report from the Eindhoven KNSB Cup #8- Wedstrijdverslag KNSB Cup Eindhoven. The video includes the women’s race, the men’s A race, interviews, and more.

Ask Bill Begg! Best Wheel Size For Sprinting

The most recent Ask Bill Begg! deals with wheel size & sprinting- read it here- What’s the best wheel size for sprinting.

Size, age and strength are all important factors to consider. And what works for one skater may not work for you.

Results & Pictures- Autumn Tournament- Short Track- Groningen

Click here for the results from the Autumn Short Track Tournament which recently took place in Groningen, Netherlands. You can find a few podium pictures here.

Video- Keith Carroll- Inline Speed Skater

Check out this video featuring USA’s Keith Carroll- Keith Carroll: Inline Speed Skater– thanks to the Inline Planet for sharing the video-

…where ever it may be, skating will always be my life

Rene Ruitenberg Testing Marchese Clap Blade

Check this out from Cado Motus- Ruitenberg race-testing new Marchese clap blade

CadoMotus founder Diederik Hol and custom boot maker Paul Marchese set up a unique partnership to bring Marchese technology and quality to a wider market. The first product to emerge from this collaboration has been the Marchese ONE short track boot – released in August – making features previously found only in custom skates now available and affordable for all skaters.

Athletes worldwide are currently testing prototypes of the Marchese clap blade. In the US, Trevor Marsicano and others are working together with Paul Marchese to finalize steering performance characteristics of the bi-metal runner and steel tube‘- caption and photo from Cado Motus

Videos- Flashback- Speed Skating 2008

If you enjoy watching  really good and high quality short & long track speed skating videos AND you don’t have time to watch them right now, the click on the following link when you have time, because, well with over 50 videos of including world records and falls, you’ll want to keep watching and watching- Flashback: Speed skating 2008

Thanks to Universal Sports for compiling and sharing the videos-

The 2007-08 speed skating season was filled with drama, on both the short track and long track circuits. World records were broken, rivalries were renewed, skaters went down and youngsters made a name for themselves.

Universal Sports once again tapped into its video vault and compiled a recap of eight events from early 2008, complete with all the highlights you need from the rink. Who won titles at the World Short Track Championships? Which American skater had a breakout season? Scroll down to find out!

As the 2008-09 campaign gets under way, revisit your favorite moments from last season. Enjoy the show.

Speed Skating Canada Names 3 Of 5 Fall Long Track World Cup Teams

Speed Skating Canada just announced World Cup Long Track Speed Skating teams for three of five world cup events. Read the details here- Speed Skating Canada Names Long Track Fall World Cup Teams.

I’m really happy to read that Jordan Belchos and Andrew Godbout were listed on the roster- way to go guys 🙂

Shannon Rempel (Winnipeg, MB) – Berlin, Heerenveen, Moscow
Christine Nesbitt (London, ON) – Berlin, Heerenveen, Moscow
Tamara Oudenaarden (St. Albert, AB) – Berlin, Heerenveen
Kerry Dankers (Melville, SK) – Berlin, Heerenveen
Brittany Schussler (Winnipeg, MB) – Berlin, Heerenveen, Moscow
Kristina Groves (Ottawa, ON) – Berlin, Heerenveen, Moscow
Clara Hughes (Winnipeg, MB) – Berlin, Heerenveen, Moscow
Nicole Garrido (Edmonton, AB) – Berlin, Heerenveen, Moscow
Jeremy Wotherspoon (Red Deer, AB) – Berlin
Mike Ireland (Winnipeg, MB) – Berlin, Heerenveen
Vincent Labrie (Lévis, QC) – Berlin, Heerenveen
Jamie Gregg (Edmonton, AB) – Berlin
Muncef Ouardi (Montréal, QC) – Berlin, Heerenveen
Denny Morrison (Fort St. John, BC) – Berlin, Heerenveen
François-Olivier Roberge (St-Nicolas, QC) – Berlin, Heerenveen, Moscow
Philippe Riopel (Lachenaie, QC) – Berlin, Heerenveen
Steven Elm (Red Deer, AB) – Berlin, Heerenveen, Moscow
Lucas Makowsky (Regina, SK) – Berlin, Heerenveen, Moscow
Jeff Kitura (Langley, BC) – Berlin, Heerenveen, Moscow
Justin Warsylewicz (Regina, SK) – Berlin, Heerenveen
Jordan Belchos (Toronto, ON) – Berlin, Heerenveen, Moscow
Jay Morrison (Fort St. John, BC) – Berlin, Heerenveen, Moscow
Alexandre Garant (Québec) – Heerenveen
Andrew Godbout – Moscow