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Outdoor Skating Oval Opens, Weather Permitting, Halifax NS Canada

Oohwee! Outdoor ice oval in Halifax for the Canada Games open to the public, weather permitting! Here's a great quick read about the opening of the big ice on Halifax Commons, mainly for a dose of excitement about speed skating from our northern neighbors. Interesting that a guy got elected there without skating for 40 years, and that bike helmets are not allowed on the ice, only ones designed for skating. Interesting. Perhaps it's about the aero shape on the back of the head on lots of helmets? In any case, thank you, Canada, for loving skating so well and thoroughly!

Location

Halifax Common
Cogswell St and Robie St
Halifax
Canada
44° 38' 59.9496" N, 63° 35' 20.3064" W
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2011 Miami Great EsSkate Inline Skate Festival February 4-6 South Beach Miami Beach Florida

2011.02.04 7:00 am
2011.02.06 4:00 pm
America/New York

The 2011 Miami Great EsSkate will be Feb. 4, 5, and 6

http://www.thegreatesskate.com/index.php5

Location

Miami Great EsSkate Miami Beach, Florida
United States
25° 47' 26.3544" N, 80° 7' 48.1656" W
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Inline Skating From New Jersey to California for Charity

Here's a story about an ice speed skater, Al Schiller, who skated "across the country" for charity. It raises some questions and sparks some thoughts...even some doubts...but is nonetheless interesting and for an important charitable cause. So here are a few thoughts and questions. I'd love to hear your impressions! 

It's great that Carley Dryden did such a long and thorough interview. I thought for the most part it was good coverage based on a nice conversation. It is clear she is friendly to the idea and to the skater. My reactions:

Locations

Atlantic City, New Jersey
United States
39° 21' 51.4188" N, 74° 25' 22.5372" W
Manhattan Beach, California
United States
33° 53' 5.0496" N, 118° 24' 39.2724" W
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Inline Skating Bavaria (Karlstein Bayern Deutschland) Pete Yorn Precious Stone Keith Richard Open G Guitar Tuning DADGAD Eagles

OK I found this on the Roadskater.net news sidebar. This is just a quick one that mentions inline skating in Germany. If you want to be more miserable, check out the view from the mountain, the inside of the salt mine, and the inline skating on country roads in the forest. Yowee. Sweet views. Makes me miss those NC mountains, too, though they are older and more rounded, in general. Of course, I'd like it if dude would wear a helmet, but I am happy to have someone showing some skating as part of the highlights of visiting a region.

Location

Karlstein, Bayern
Germany
50° 2' 30.4548" N, 9° 1' 51.6216" E
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New York City Marathon Articles of Note for Logistics, Medical, Volunteer, Event Planning Purposes

I didn't watch the NYC marathon this year, and the coverage was delayed and compressed I believe anyway on NBC (though for those with Universal Sports I believe it was live over the air free digital television...in Atlanta, for example).

Location

Central Park New York, New York
United States
40° 46' 19.2972" N, 73° 58' 30.5508" W
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Celebrate Good Times Or Maybe Push to the Finish

Don't read the link too carefully before you click or...OK it is hopeless to see the video without knowing what happened. But you can see how it happened. This happened to me at a2a once. I ended up losing by 4 hours 20 minutes! http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/sports/12652-colombian-skater-c... Other interesting notes from the same event... http://usarollersports.org/news/2010/10/27/road-craziness-leads-to-medal... "There is also a cliff that was just beyond a wall after one of the chicanes." Photos:

Location

World Roller Speed Skating Championships Guarne, Antioquia
Colombia
6° 16' 51.6108" N, 75° 26' 35.214" W
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Athens to Atlanta 2010 Roadskater’s Report: Always an Epic Struggle Before During and After A2A

We passed a church about 20 miles in, whose sign spoke brilliantly for the day and our group taking the epic journey: THE HARVEST IS RIPE. BUT THE NUMBERS ARE FEW. What joy in seeing our friends...if for sweet bright flashes only...what flickering sadness in those not there...with a breath cloud of sorrow for some we never quite had time to closely know, who can never be with us again, mixed with happiness to be so lucky to miss them.  

Locations

Classic Center Theatre
300 N Thomas Street
Athens, Georgia
United States
33° 57' 36.36" N, 83° 22' 21.36" W
Piedmont Park
14th Street at Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
33° 47' 16.2924" N, 84° 22' 29.1504" W
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A2A 2010. Shoulda Woulda Coulda! Eebee's Athens to Atlanta Roadskate Inline Skate Report

 

For the majority of my past eleven A2As, I have set the goal of enjoying those bizarre 87 miles, to skate to the finish line happily and healthily, and never to be the paceline charity case. This year I fell far short of those ideals.

Locations

Classic Center, Athens, GA Athens, Georgia
United States
33° 57' 20.8872" N, 83° 22' 56.5176" W
Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA
12th Street
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
33° 47' 5.3376" N, 84° 23' 12.5088" W
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Carolina Century 21, 31, 51, 64, 72, 82, 102-Mile Charity Bike Ride October 23, 2010 Roadskate Inline Skate

2010.10.23 7:30 am
US/Eastern

Registration is now open at http://CarolinaCentury.com.
10 HOURS of SUPPORT for YOUR CENTURY
3rd Annual ROADSKATER.NET CAROLINA CENTURY
Including new METRIC century 64mile/103K
21♦31♦51♦64♦72♦82♦102-mile MS Bike Ride/Roadskate Saturday ♦ October 23, 2010 ♦ Greensboro NC
Roll up for a leisurely autumnal century with us...or crank it hard & get home early.
Please represent your sport with love!

Location

Carolina Century Start Gospel Baptist Church
5945 North Church Street
Greensboro, North Carolina 27455-8258
United States
36° 13' 26.7024" N, 79° 47' 23.1864" W
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Skating the Full Silver Comet and Chief Ladiga Trail Again: 94 Miles of Hot Fun in Georgia and Alabama

 

 

Driving down from North Carolina late at night, I asked eebee to post a note to the APRR (Atlanta Peachtree Road Rollers) list inviting people to join us for a long slow distance skate the next day, or perhaps the day after. We had earlier this year done our favorite 62-miler from Mile 0 near Nickajack Elementary School to mile 31 at Brushy Mountain Tunnel and back.

Locations

Silver Comet Trail Mile 0
United States
33° 50' 30.3144" N, 84° 31' 4.0692" W
Chief Ladiga Western Terminus
United States
33° 44' 15.4536" N, 85° 49' 5.4804" W
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