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Day 3- Allison Baver Breaks Leg, Results, Reports (SSC)- Samsung ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup- Sofia, Bulgaria

The Sofia, Bulgaria Samsung ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup is now complete. Click here for all the results.


Here is Speed Skating Canada‘s article; Canada Dominates 500m and Relay at Sofia World Cup

Canada added four gold medals to its tally, for a total of seven medals at the 5th stop of the Short Track World Cup circuit that was ending today in Bulgaria. Jessica Gregg (Edmonton, AB) won her first ever World Cup gold medal in the 500m, François-Louis Tremblay (Montréal, QC) took his first gold of the season moments later, and both relay teams skated to gold to conclude the day.

Patinage De Vitesse Courte Piste shared a collection of articles and reports-


Report & Pictures- 2009 Ottawa Inline Invitational

Road Rash Chronicles shared a report and pictures of yesterday’s Ottawa Inline Invitational- find everything you need here; 2009 Ottawa Inline Invitational and you can find pictures here.

As you know, yesterday was the 2nd Invitational here in Ottawa and it went off without a hitch.  Aside from the strong Ottawa showing, we were pleasantly surprised to see skaters from Toronto and Montreal in town to support the event.  Thanks guys and gals.

Photo from cor1000

Results- Zilveren Schaats

Click here for the results from the Zilveren Schaats.


Day 2 Reports, More Picutres- Essent ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships- Hamar, Norway

The Essent ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships took place this weekend in Hamar, Norway. A crowd of almost 20-thousand spectators cheered on the skaters to the finish line- click here for all the complete results.

Women top-3
1- Martina Sablikova (Cze)
2- Kritsina Groves (CAN)
3- Ireen Wust (NED)

Men top-3
1- Sven Kramer (NED)
2- Havard Bokko (NOR)
3- Erico Fabris (ITA)

Here is Speed Skating Canada‘s report- Kristina Groves takes silver at Word Allround Championships in Hamar

Finishing first in the ladies’s 1500m, Kristina Groves (Ottawa, ON) was en route to her  best performance ever in a World Allround Championships. After four solid races in two days, Grove secured a second place finish in the overall standings at the event held in Hamar, Norway. Groves was only surpassed by Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic. Three other Canadian skaters were among the top 10 athletes. On the ladies’ side, Christine Nesbitt (London, ON) finished 6th while Brittany Schussler (Winnipeg, MB) took 9th place in the cumulative standings. On the men’s side, Denny Morrison (Fort St-John, BC) finished 7th overall.

DESGphoto added more pictures from day 1. I think it’s a matter of time until we’re treated to pictures from day 2 racing.

Check out the event’s website for new albums; 1500-meter men’s pictures, 1500-meter ladies’ picture, 5km ladies’ pictures, 10km men’s pictures, and MISC pictures from Sunday.

Photo from DESGphoto

Photo from DESGphoto

Photo by Douwe Bijlsma

Photo by Douwe Bijlsma

Photo by Douwe Bijlsma

Photo by Douwe Bijlsma

Photo by Douwe Bijlsma

Skate Moore Speed

Here’s a new link added to my links; Skate Moore Speed.


Report (SSC) 1500’s- North American Long Track Speed Skating Championships, Calgary

Speed Skating Canada shared the following report from the final day of racing at the 2009 North American Long Track Speed Skating Championships held in Calgary- Alberta skaters win in 1500m at North American Speed Skating Championships

Calgary, AB – – Alberta speed skaters Kelsey Duffield (Red Deer, AB) and Sarah Gregg (Edmonton, AB) won the senior and junior 1500m races at the Olympic Oval today in the 2009 North American Championships, helping them prepare for upcoming international competitions and earning points towards qualifying for next year’s National Development Team.

Pictures & Report- Scott Arlidge Skate Clinics- Taiwan

New Zealand’s Scott Arlidge has been on a tour of Taiwan on behalf of Zepto’s skate sponsor, Bont. Read more about Scott’s tour here; 07.02.2009: Scott Arlidge skate clinics in Taiwan – NEW PICTURES

Yes thats two, 200m banked tracks 50m apart!!

Inline skating is very popular in Taiwan. I have done many clinics over the past days with many skaters, and many levels of skating from very young kids up to National level skaters. What has amazed me is how keen the skaters are for knowledge and how hard they work, especially the kids!


Photo from here