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CadoMotus’ Comp109 Boot

Check out CadoMotus’ newest boot; COMP109- NewSpeed: The COMP109, a boot for new speed skaters.


Early NROC Schedule

Here’s a quick peak at the events that have so far committed to the 2009 National Roller Cup (NROC):

March 15 – Squiggy, Tampa, FL

April 18 – Road Rash, Round Rock, TX

Aug. 15 – St. Paul, MN

Sept. 6 – Ottawa, Canada (tentative)

Last Sept or early Oct – New York 100K

We expect to fill out the calendar with two or three more events

Read more here- Early NROC Schedule.


Munich ISPO Video By Skate-TV- Features WIC Organizers, Team Managers, FIRS Presidents, Facility Managers, & More

Skate-TV.de shared a very informative video from last week’s ISPO fair in Munich.

Watch (and read the subtitles) as Sebastian Baumgartner interviews a wide-range of people deeply involved in the skating industry including the FIRS President, World Inline Cup organizers, team managers, Olympic medalists.

Topics covered include Germany’s two race series, Roller Sports’ possible Olympic inclusion, the 2009 World Championships’ conflict with the Berlin Marathon, and the world financial crisis’ impact on the skating industry.

Check out the video- ispo 2009 – Thementalk.


Articles- Dresden & Bulgaria Samsung Short Track World Cup, Rare Double For Blondin- Patinage De Vitesse Courte Piste

Patinage De Vitesse Courte Piste shared a few short track speed skating articles-


Candy Wong- 2009 Great EsSkate & Pictures

Candy Wong is back home after her trip to Miami for the 2009 Great EsSkate- read more in her entry The Great EsSkate 2009– you can find all her pictures here. Also check out her entry Miami Pictures Galore. You can also view kiteboy’s pictures from Miami.

Friday Unofficial Afternoon Skate: 41.15km

Friday Night Kick-Off Skate: 19.14km

Friday Night Late Skate: 24.25km

Saturday Morning Skate: 40.07km

Sunday Morning Skate (left early): 12.45km

Sunday Afternoon Skate: 22.77km


I think we’ve all done the shopping cart drill though I doubt this is what the coach has in mind. A better question is, how did EL managed to get into the shopping cart without toppling over?!‘- photo from kiteboy

Kirsti Biseth’s Pictures From Essent ISU World Allroudn Long Track Speed Skating Championships- Hamar, Norway

Kirsti Biseth shared some photo albums from this past weekend’s Essent ISU World Allroudn Long Track Speed Skating Championships that were held in Hamar, Norway.

Photo by Kirsti Biseth

Photo by Kirsti Biseth

Luigino-Atom’s Colombian Line-Up

How about this powerhouse team for Luigino Atom;

On the women’s side, Colombia’s Brigitte Mendez, Jercy Puello, Carolina Upegui, Luisa Agudelo, and Carolina Magana.

The men’s team isn’t too bad either, featuring Colombian skaters Perdo Causil, Sebastian Arce, Camilo Orozco, and Daniel Zapata.