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Results & Pictures- Medemblik Games Finale

You can find results here from the Medemblik Games Finale

Click here for Tims ProSkateShots’ pictures from the competition.

Photo from Tims ProSkateShots

Photo from Tims ProSkateShots

Pictures & Videos- Maneblusserstrofee In Mechelen

Click here for rik huys’ pictures from racing at the Maneblusserstrofee in Mechelen.

You can find a few videos here.

Photo from rik huys


Pictures- Nachwuchs-Cup Aaretal- From Quartier Zopf Online

Quartier Zopf Online published pictures from the Nachwuchs-Cup Aaretal.

Photo from Quartier Zopf Online

Photo from Quartier Zopf Online

Video- Titulares Deportivos

Check out the video Titulares Deportivos.

Videos- Skating In Austria- Training Camp & Slalom

Here are a couple of videos from Austria; Trainingscamp Wörgl 2009 and Int. Inline Slalom Wörgl 2009.

Geisingen (Germany) Arena Kids Camp

These past days there has been are really sucessful kids camp happening at the new skate arena in Geisingen, Germany.

Its been really positive to see a group of kids come out and have fun on their skates. And at the end of a long day they are still tearing around with more energy than me!

Read more here; Geisingen Arena kids camp.

Photo from here

My Pictures- Eastern Seaboard Series #3- Trexlertown

The third race of this year’s Eastern Seaboard Series was held this past Saturday.

Normally skaters race on the 1-mile loop. Because of the rain and wet conditions, race organizers decided to hold the race in the parking lot.

You can read a bit about the race here; Ride to Trexlertown from NYC.

Here are my pictures-

My Video- Eastern Seaboard Series #3

Here is my video from this past Saturday’s Eastern Seaboard Series #3 held in Trexlertown- 2009-08-22 Trexlertown Eastern Seaboard Series #3.

Pictures- Racing In Northern Argentina- From Visual Skate

Click here for VisualSkates’ pictures from competing in Argentina’s North.


Access To Speed- Weinfelden 2009

Roller En Ligne shared links to pictures from the Weinfelden Access To Speed, which was held July 28th to August 1st.

Click here to access the photo gallery.

Photo from Dauvergne

Photo from Dauvergne

Pictures- Eastern Seaboard Series #3- From Herb Gayle

Herb Gayle sent some of his pictures from Saturday’s Eastern Seaboard Series #3.

Because of the rain, the race was held in the parking lot on a 250-meter track.

Pictures- Biel Swiss/ World Inline Cup- From AlphaOmega Publishing

Click here for AlphaOmega Publishing’s pictures (20 pages) from the recent Biel Swiss/ World Inline Cup.


Pictures- European Roller Speed Skating Championships- From Pattinaggio Bellusco

Pattinaggio Bellusco shared many really nice pictures from the recent European Roller Speed Skating Championships. Use the links that follow-

More galleries;

Seconda giornata su pista in quattrocentosessantotto fotografie nelle raccolte: FGHIL

La prima giornata su pista in trecentoquaranta (grazie all’hot finger di Daria) fotografie nelle raccolte: BCDE

Photo from Pattinaggio Bellusco

Photo from Pattinaggio Bellusco

Photo from Pattinaggio Bellusco

Video- Biel Swiss/ World Inline Cup- From Videosport67

Check out this video from this past weekend’s Swiss/ World Inline Cup held in Biel, Switzerland- Swiss/World Inline cup 2009 Biel/Bienne.

It includes footage from the kids races and the top racers & their finish.

European Roller Speed Skating Championships Wrapped Up

The European Roller Speed Skating Championships concluded on Saturday with the marathon races.

Now that the competition is over, you can use the links below to piece together and get a glimpse into what happened-

First of all, here are compilations of links that I shared-

And here are links for you;






Photo from Tims ProSkateShots

Photo from Tims ProSkateShots

Photo from Bildimpressionen.de, by Uwe Ziedler

Photo from Bildimpressionen.de, by Uwe Ziedler

Discussion Continues About USA Indoor Nationals On the East Coast

There is still lots of discussion and sharing of opinions in thread Indoor Nationals on the East Coast in 2011 or 2012?

Getting back to the original subject. In my opinion keep it in Lincoln where the best floor is. And the least distractions are. The only thing on Our skaters minds should be the next race, not where can we go have fun. After all the sacrifice on the athlete and the parents for the entire season skating should be the focus at nationals.

If we don’t throw in a little fun once in a while, there will be less and less kids wanting to continue in the sport. After skating intense practices for 8-10 months, doesn’t every person deserve a little fun as an award for the hard work all year? A little side distraction keeps the mind clear and the body loose and relaxed. I know for myself, sitting in the arena, contemplating all the what if’s and nervously anticipating the upcoming races doesn’t do me any good when it’s time to roll up to the start line. You have to throw in a little fun and distraction in my opinion, to make it your best day possible on the floor.

Its families like yours that I love! Thanks for spending your only vacation every year at Nationals. Thank you for the support when you could be going to a different location and giving one cent or one minute to our national championships. One or two days of exploration in a new town is great for a family. That’s all I’m fighting for… Not everyone is in this sport to be the next Chad or Joey.

Ask Bill Begg! Can Skaters Train on Both Inline and Ice?

The latest Ask Bill Begg! article is Can Skaters Train on Both Inline and Ice?

Hi, Gaby: When children are young and flexible, it’s OK for them to do a variety of sports. Only later, when they are 14 or 15, do they need to focus on one sport — and only if their goal is to reach the top levels in international competition.

I don’t know many skaters who successfully move between inline and short track skating, although a few Canandian short-trackers have done this. But, as I said, lots of skaters have rotated from inline to long-track ice, including Elma De Vries, Sijird Huisman, Shane Dobbin and Pascal Briand.


Michael Cheek- Indoor Nationals & More

Michael Cheek’s blog is back after a long bread- the latest entry is indoor nats.. and other stuff

Quick World Team stuff.. Made the team for the 6th yr in a row, so I’m going to China for worlds. The team is extremely young, but it’s good. There’s a lot of people going to worlds for their first time, so we’re getting a whole new group introduced to worlds. Which is good, b/c they can go home to their clubs and tell them what they learned. When most of the spots were from NC and FL it was cool for us, but I think it hurt a lot of other clubs.

Indoor nat’s 1 liners…… Way to go Julie, welcome back.. That being said Erin Jackson was a beast… Kirstyn Scales and Zach Lloyd are so cute, and really fast too.. HAHA i think i passed Joey for loudest ovation when introduced at the meet, take that homie(i know you’re way ahead of me for career ovations).. Nick you won elementary, and looked nice doing it, but i still beat you… Huge congrats to Ben Carey, I know Russ is smiling… NSC got everyone buzzin, just wait til it actually pops off…Sullys(or whatever it’s called), good times… Harry and Sammy, you know ya’ll both my guys, but I for sure laughed after the 500m… Stephen Carter may not have quite the speed he used to, but for a spectators, he may still be the best to watch…

Road Racing On At European Roller Speed Skating Championships

The road racing portion of the 2009 European Roller Speed Skating Championships is underway in Oostende, Belgium.

After another long day full of heats and finals the following results of the 200m Senior men and a few pictures. Also Ferre (feefee) did a great job placing 2nd in the 20k elimination race. He was incredibly close to the gold medal (0.006s) but Francolini succeeded in holding him of. The Belgian senior men team did another great job working for their leader of the race and Bart even hung in there for 3rd. 20 medals and counting is what we are up to right now…in my 25 years of skating I have never seen the Belgian team this successful.

In his first year as a Senior, Bart Swings has stamped his name on the 2009 European Track Championships in Zandvoorde, Belgium this week – winning the 1000m & 10km Points/Elimination events in a week of sub-World Record skating on the historic track…

Here are some links for you to launch your web surfing;






Photo by Uwe Ziedler, Bildimpressionen.de

Photo by Uwe Ziedler, Bildimpressionen.de

Photo by Uwe Ziedler, Bildimpressionen.de

Photo from Tims ProSkateShots

Photo from Tims ProSkateShots

Photo from Tims ProSkateShots

Photo from Tims ProSkateShots

Pictures- Wrecks & More From USA Indoor Championships

spdsk8n shared a few more wreck photo sequences from the recent USA Indoor Championships-

Photo from spdsk8n

European Roller Speed Skating Championships- Results, Videos, Reports, Pictures, & More

As you surely know by now, the European Roller Speed Skating Championships are under way in Oostende, Belgium.

The world wide web is filled with all sorts of information, results, news, pictures, and videos from the races. As I did earlier, here are some links that you can use to launch your exploration to find what you want and need-


Results & Reports



Photo shared by Roller En Ligne

Photo from European Championships Roller Speed Skating

Photo from European Championships Roller Speed Skating

Photo from MundoPatin

Photo shared by Skate Bond Nederland

Photo from Bildimpressionen.de


Photo from Daniel Yeow

Photo from Tims ProSkateShots

Pictures- Flanders Grand Prix- From SkatingSisters

SkatingSisters shared some pictures from the recent Flanders Grand Prix. To get to the photo album, click here.

Photo from Rik3130B

Photo from Rik3130B

Photo from Rik3130B

More Pictures- Chicagoland Inline Marathon NROC/ Pro Inline Tour

Here are more photos from this past weekend’s Chicagoland Inline Marathon NROC & Pro Inline Tour-


Photo from DuffManOhYea

Photo from Peter Moynihan

Photo from John Scott Schulte

Photo from DuffManOhYea

Videos- Chicagoland Inline Marathon NROC/ Pro Inline Tour- From Hoffmonster

Check out Hoffmonster’s videos to find lots of videos from the Chicagoland Inline Marathon NROC and Pro Inline Tour. You’ll see lots of finishes, packs zooming by, points races, and more.


Results, Report, Pictures- Trofeo Del Club Patin Calzada Tejanort- From MundoPatin

MundoPatin shared a report with pictures and results from the Trofeo Del Club Patin Calzada Tejanort.

Photo from MundoPatin

Results, Live Updates- USA Indoor Championships

Just in case you didn’t know, the USA Indoor Championships are under way in Peoria, IL.

Well nationals has been been pretty decent so far. the turnout has been good with not too many heats being compressed into semis or finals.



Live Video Feed- USA Indoor Championships

Click here to view the live video feed from the USA Indoor Championships.


My Pictures- Eastern Seaboard Series #2

Here are my pictures from this past Saturday’s Eastern Seaboard Series #2 held in Trexlertown.

It was a great day with great racing. Justin Manon & Chelsea Creveling won the pro-elite races in sprint finishes. Herb Gayle took the win in the Pro-master’s race.

Video- Evian Roller Babies

This video is cool, but strange.

The babies kind of freak me out; for some reason, they remind of the baby in Trainspotting crawling along the ceiling- if you’ve seen the movie, you know what I’m talking about- Evian Roller Babies international version

Pictures- Zug Swiss Inline Cup/ World Inline Cup

Click here for Quartier Zopf Online’s pictures from this past Saturday’s Zug Swiss Inline Cup/ World Inline Cup.

Photo from Quartier Zopf Online

Photo from Quartier Zopf Online