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Television Report- Tour De France Roller

TF1 featured the Tour de France Roller as the skaters make their way through the French Alps.

Steps you need to follow to find & watch the video;

  1. click here
  2. select ‘chapitres’ near the bottom of the video
  3. find chapter #16 and watch


NROC Standings Updated After Minnesota

NROC Standings have been updated with results from this past weekend’s Minnesota Half Marathon & NROC 10K Championship.


CAN Fund’s A Giant Leap For Canada Challenge

Check out CAN Fund’s A Giant Leap For Canada Challenge. CAN Fund has a history of supporting long track, short track, and roller speed skaters-

A GIANT LEAP FOR CANADA- I love when our athletes do well and how all the front pages of our newspapers have headings like the one above. The heading is celebrating Priscilla Lopes Schliep’s silver medal in the 100mh at the World Track & Field Championships. Priscilla is a recent Canadian Athletes Now Fund recipient. I am inviting all Canadians to donate $12.54 (Priscilla’s time) today in celebration of Priscilla and Canadian athletes who when they have what they need…CAN succeed…and we put their photographs on the cover of newspapers so we as Canadians can celebrate their achievement and feel proud. $12.54 for feeling proud & inspiring our children! Many Thanks Jane Roos “We all CAN do what we CAN to help people succeed.” http://www.CanadianAthletesNow.ca


Roger Olson Injured

Roger was hit by a car on the way to the Weds evening skate near his home in San Deigo:

Eabenoza (Steve) posted this note to the allskate list:

Rooooger is spending the night at the Western Medical Center Hospital for observation and few more X-rays and tests due to an accident on his way to the Wednesday evening skate. A distracted woman went through a red light and hit Rooooger pretty bad while crossing the street on his skates. He landed on the hood and windshield of the car and bounced back to the asphalt. He was unconscious for a while and suffered a concussion; his face shows the results of the nasty impact. Fortunately he is in good spirits but quite soared. On the negative side, his favorite skin-suit and one of his Bont Vaypor frames are history. A lady found Virginia’s phone in Rooooger’s wallet and contacted her.
We feel very fortunate that he survived in one piece and in better shape than many in similar circumstances would.
We wish you prompt and complete recovery dear friend!!!

Read more here-

Andrew Love’s Video- Salt Lake City Summer Speedskating- Hot Outside, Hotter Inside!!

This is a great video from Andrew Love; Summer Speedskating Salt Lake City 2009.

Summer in the desert can only mean one thing. Ice Speedskating? Yes! it’s an Olympic year for these dedicated athletes, and they are working hard on the ice. Also, the inline crowd is having fun on wheels, I skate in both words, so my tribute to this land of fire & ice, has a bit of both inline & Ice speedskating in it.

Check the temperature!!

You can read about the video here; Salt Lake City Summer Speedskating

The thing I cannot communicate via YouTube, is the feeling one gets after skating on ice in a 40-45 degree building, becoming thoroughly chilled, then stepping outside into a 100+ degree day… Oh… My…. Oh… Wow… It is such a wild shock to the body. Even pleasant in a sick way.

Andrew Shatzer- Skating Helps Shatzer Turn Into Big Wheel

Even though he is arguably the most successful athlete at James Buchanan High School, Andrew Shatzer doesn’t always play the part.

“His gym teacher was amazed when he found out how good he was,” said Shatzer’s coach, Patty Leazier. “He was like, ‘No way.’”

Read more here; Skating helps Shatzer turn into big wheel.


Maarten Slembrouck’s Blog- Ventspils & Miskolc Training Camps

Maarten Slembrouck’s Blog has a few new entries;