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Results- Sursee Swiss Inline Cup

Click here for the results from today’s Swiss Inline Cup held in Sursee.

Women [results]
1-Alexandra Vivas
2- Tina Strüver
3- Tamara Llorens
4- Andrea Hartichelar
5- Katja Ulbrich

Men [results]
1- Janick Schalch
2- Victor Wilking
3- Leon Alfredo
4- Stefano Galliazzo
5- Nicolas Iten
6- Severin Widmer
7- Stefano Chinaglia
8- Kalon Dobbin
9- Felix Rijhnen
10- Mathieu Grandgigard


Pictures- 19th International Geraer Rollsporttage- From Bildimpressionen.de

Click here for bildimpressionen.de’s pictures from the 19th International Geraer Rollsporttage.

Photo from Bildimpressionen.de

Results- Italian Road Championships

You can use the links below to view results from this weekend’s Italian Road Championships. Results will be posted here as they come in.


Results, Reports, Pictures- Netherland Championships

The Netherland Championships are taking place this weekend- you can use the links below to explore pictures, reports, results, & more-

Photo from Tims ProSkateShots

Photo from Tims ProSkateShots


Photo from Harm de Boer Fotografie

Photo from Harm de Boer Fotografie

Photo from Harm de Boer Fotografie


Jessica Gregg- Inspiration From The Best Of The Best

I had a great time in my short three weeks off. Going to Mexico made the break feel a lot longer, and I got a tan to go along with that, so it was very worthwhile!

One of the best parts of the trip, though, was coming back from it. When I got home I finally felt ready to get back on the ice and start my summer training. I could tell some of my group members weren’t as excited as me to get on the ice as they had been skating for a week already. It took a couple of days to get used to the ice and being in the skating position, but I caught on pretty quickly. The last couple of weeks we have been skating almost every morning and training again in the afternoon, usually weights or a bike or run.

Read more from Jessica Gregg here; Inspiration from the best of the best.


Wouter Hebbrecht- Stop Whining, Start Working!

Wouter Hebbrecht latest entry is Stop whining, Start working!

There are two ways to deal with that: the first one and of course the easiest one is to keep on whining and keep using the sentence “if this, then that…” and 99% of the people have this mindset. The other 1% are the exceptional people. People that can think outside the box and step back to have a serious look at themselves! People who can wake up and look in the mirror and see their own mistakes, face them and create an opportunity out of them to change their ways. In my life I have had the opportunity to meet a few people like that and they have inspired me to try and do the same.


Michael Gilday- Quest For 8.9 Second Laps

Read Michael Gilday’s entire entry here; The Quest for 8.9.

So when Wim de Deyne of Belgium went 8.98 seconds in a flyer (a single lap full out) yesterday it was a big moment. There had been alot of 9.0’s and 9.1’s but no one could break the 9.0 barrier (this is kind of ridiculous because on normal ice we would do somewhere in the 8.2-8.5 region). The ice was always too brittle, with too many ruts and too little glide.But finally the Quest for 8.9 was complete!.


Pictures- Italian Road Championships

Click here to view pictures from the Italian Road Championships.

Photo from here

Photo from here

Photo from here

Photo from here

Photo from here

2009-2010 Essent ISU Long Track Speed Skating World Cup

Click here to view the dates for the upcoming 2009-2010 Essent ISU Long Track Speed Skating World Cup. You can join in & read the discussion here.

6 – 8 Nov 2009 Berlin (GER) All Distances
13 – 15 Nov 2009 Heerenveen (NED) All Distances
21 – 22 Nov 2009 Hamar (NOR) Long Distances
4 – 6  Dec 2009 Calgary (CAN) All Distances
11 – 13 Dec 2009 Salt Lake City (USA) All Distances
6 – 7 March 2010 Erfurt (GER) Sprint
12 – 14 March 2010 Heerenveen (NED) Final


Report- Steenwijk Univé World On Wheels- From Shane Dobbin

When you click your way to Shane Dobbin‘s website, you’ll find a report on the Steenwijk Univé World On Wheels

With approximately 10 laps remaining a breakaway group formed with eight skaters including World Champion Shane Dobbin (Cado Motus) , Gary Heckman (Nefit), Gerwin Smit, Arjan Smit (DSB Bank) and Roy Boeve. This breakaway group worked together to try to escape off the front but the team of Unive Stouwdam in the last few laps took the lead and brought the peleton back together with one lap to go for the race to finish in a pack sprint.


Liam McFarlane

Check out Liam McFarlane’s blog; It’ll Make Sense Later…

First I should note that the ice we skate on as of late is probably one of the more challenging ice surfaces that we’ll ever have to train on.  For example, after about a 1000 m (9 laps) the ice gets so chewed up that it’s comparably worse than the ice at the end of a Mens 5000 m (45 laps) Relay.  It kind of gets dangerous but in some ways it’s a really good thing.  I’m fairly confident that it’ll make us more comfortable when ruts get nasty on good ice.


Get Low! Inline Planet Skate Tip Of The Week

The newest Inline Planet Skate Tip Of The Week is Debbie Rice’s Get Low!

Take notice of the younger skaters, it almost comes natural for them to stay low. But if you watch more mature skaters, they tend to skate more upright. It may feel better to stand taller, but when you do, you lose all the power and spring in your push, as well as the length of your stride.


Colombia Top Team in Quito, Ecuador- VII Festival Olímpico Internacional

A number of roller speed skating clubs are currently in Quito, Ecuardor racing in this weekend’s VII Festival Olímpico Internacional. You can read about the event (in Spanish) here- Los Juveniles Colombianos son la atracción en Ecuador.


Colombia Team Won In Ecuador


Olympic Skater Gets Up To Speed On A Different Track

Tooele » Anthony Lobello loves to race, which explains why he traded ice skates for a fire suit at Miller Motorsports Park.

A world-class short-track speedskater, Lobello is a member of the U.S. national team. He competed in the 2006 Olympics in Torino and hopes to return in 2010 at Vancouver.

This weekend, however, Lobello did something far removed from speed skating.

He accepted an invitation from Volkswagen to participate in on-track training with company instructors, who have been preparing cars for Sunday’s Jetta TDI Cup — a support race for the Utah Grand Prix.

Read the entire article here; Olympic skater gets up to speed on a different track.