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Free Tickets to the ISU Long Track World Cup Speed Skating Final in Kearns UT Near Salt Lake City

Wow. I just found out that admission to the International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup Speed Skating Final in Kearns, UT is free with an advance ticket. There's small print about it not guaranteeing entry but the point is you should be able to get in and be in if you want it free of charge. I would love to see this. USA should do well but that only matters so much. The main thing is to be able to see it in person without the usual television trickerism.

Location

Utah Olympic Oval
5662 Cougar Ln
Kearns, Utah 84118
United States
Phone: (801) 968-6825
40° 38' 52.3068" N, 112° 0' 30.4992" W
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China, South Korea, Netherlands Strong in Speed Skating at the Harbin World Winter Universiade (University Games) Photos

There's a whole lot of skating going on in Harbin (Haerbin) China. I've been following some of the stories and looking at photos this week, without a whole lot to say about it, since I don't know much about these young athletes. 

Here's one way to find some good stuff...

http://search.news.cn/language/search.jspa?id=en&t=1&t1=0&ss=&ct=&n1=speedskating

 

Location

World Winter Universiade 2009 Harbin (Haerbin), Heilongjiang
China
45° 45' 7.0884" N, 126° 41' 49.11" E
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Inline Skating Roller Speedskating Tries Again for 2016 Summer Olympics wIth Golf, Baseball, Softball, Rugby 7s, Squash, Karate

Once again roller speedskating is trying to get into the Olympics, already being considered an Olympic Sport as referenced here...
http://www.olympic.org/uk/sports/recognized/index_uk.asp

...with the official federation, Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports (FIRS), being listed here...
http://www.olympic.org/uk/organisation/if/fi_uk.asp?Id_federation=56

...its main site being...
www.rollersports.org

Locations

Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports
Viale Tiziano 74
Roma 00196
Italy
Phone: 39.06 36858543
Fax: 39.06.36858211
41° 55' 50.1456" N, 12° 28' 8.1912" E
International Olympic Commitee
Château de Vidy
Lausanne 1007
Switzerland
Phone: (+41 21) 621 61 11
Fax: (+41 21) 621 62 16
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Davis wins 1500-meter Ice Speedskating World Cup Race, Heerenveen, Netherlands

Shani Davis continues his winning ways and certainly is close to taking a season win as well. No time to go into this now, but he's really doing great. Also Kristina Groves of Ottawa seems to be doing well lately. Not sure on the timeliness of these as they reference different locations. Gotta go! Enjoy...

Location

Thialf IJsstadion?
Pim Mulierlaan 1/1
Heerenveen, Friesland
Netherlands
52° 56' 18.5784" N, 5° 56' 31.5636" E
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Shani Davis Shows How to Skate: Full Extension, Heel Push

Check out this article on Shani Davis, who was amazing last year in the World Cup season (indoor long track) and has taken three of four individual events in his specialties this year already. The news may be aimed at the X vs. Y junk (now that elections are mostly over) between Davis and Hedrick, who joined with Trevor Marsicano to place 2nd in the team pursuit, but the most important part may be the photo (apparently from the 2006 Olys, eh?).

Location

Heerenveen
Netherlands
52° 57' 23.5044" N, 5° 55' 34.3884" E
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Cast your vote for the date of the next SkateStrong inline skating (rollerblading) workshop!

Hi everyone! Due to the multitude of schedule conflicts around the original date for my workshop, it ended up not happening. So... I want to gauge the interest of all the skaters out there and see if there are enough people that would attend a workshop, should I decide to put one together.

Details of the workshop can be found here: http://www.skatestrong.com/

If I can find a suitable camcorder, I'll film people and we can do some video analysis as well.

Here are some potential dates for the workshop:

Location

Raleigh, North Carolina
United States

My Bont Jet Adventure (Inline Skating Speedskating Boots, Skate Brakes, Stopping, Frame Placement)

I have had my Bont Jet skates for a couple of months now. It’s time to say a few words about them...

First off, a little bit about my skating background and my goals for my new skates. I have been a recreational inline skater for ~15 years and my trusty skates for the last 12 years have been Rollerblade Spiritblades. I decided to get new skates in order to go much longer distances (thus getting more exercise!), hopefully well into 20-30 mile range several times a week.

My journey did not lead directly to the Bont Jet.

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Skatestrong Inline Skating Workshop for Multiple Sclerosis, Cary, NC, Mar 29, 2008

2008.03.29 9:00 am
2008.03.29 5:54 pm
US/Eastern
Skatey-Mark brings his skills and encouragement to bear as he teaches another one-day SkateStrong skating workshop for MS in Raleigh on March 29....

Location

Reedy Creek Elementary School
940 Reedy Creek Rd
Cary, North Carolina
United States
35° 48' 43.8156" N, 78° 46' 15.6648" W
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Champion Inline Speed Skater's Dad Gets Six for Juicing Son

Who knows how many inline skate races have been won by dopers! If you wanted to juice, certainly outdoor inline would be a good place to go, eh? It looks like USA Roller Sports (USARS) banned the skater, Corey Gahan, (some time ago) and his father, 41 years old, "is believed to be the first person convicted of providing illegal performance-enhancing drugs to an athlete." He apparently gave his 14-year-old (or younger) son steroids and human growth hormone.

Location

Lady Lake, Florida
United States
28° 55' 57.8964" N, 81° 55' 42.5352" W
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Peter Doucet Represents Canada and Inline Skating: Pan Am Games, Brazil

In addition to bringing the world the awesome http://speedskateworld.com website, Peter Doucet is busy representing Canada and inline skating at the Pan Am Games in Brazil. Peter placed 9th overall in the combined, 11th in the 20K elimination race and 9th in the 10K points race. Congratulations, Peter. That box of wheels must have come in handy! (See Peter's photos from the Montreal 24-Hour inline skate.)

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