Richmond BC http://roadskater.net/taxonomy/term/1222/0 en ISU Long Track World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2009 Richmond CAN Olympic Oval Four Days of Free Internet TV http://roadskater.net/isu-long-track-world-single-distances-speed-skating-championships-2009-richmond-can-olympic-oval-four-days-free-internet-tv <p> After last week's Salt Lake City (Kearns) Utah championships, where Shani Davis set two world records, the speed skaters head for what they say is the slower ice of Richmond, BC, to the oval where next year's Winter Olympics will be contested. There's controversy over whether the Canadian hosts have been allowing teams free access to the rink, but i don't care so much about that. If they want a home rink advantage, so be it. If they want to seem gracious and accomodating, so be that too. </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Richmond Olympic Oval </span> <div class="street-address"> 6111 River Road <span class="additional"> http://richmondoval.ca/ </span> </div> <span class="locality">Richmond</span>, <span class="region">British Columbia</span> <span class="postal-code">V7C 0A2</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="49.173031">49° 10' 22.9116" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-123.153932">123° 9' 14.1552" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=6111+River+Road+%2C+Richmond%2C+BC%2C+V7C+0A2%2C+ca" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://ca.maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=6111+River+Road+&amp;csz=Richmond%2C+BC&amp;country=ca" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=CA&amp;address=6111+River+Road+&amp;city=Richmond&amp;state=BC&amp;zipcode=V7C+0A2" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/isu-long-track-world-single-distances-speed-skating-championships-2009-richmond-can-olympic-oval-four-days-free-internet-tv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/isu-long-track-world-single-distances-speed-skating-championships-2009-richmond-can-olympic-oval-four-days-free-internet-tv#comments Skate Events 2009 ice Canada (CAN) indoor international skating union (isu) long track Richmond BC skating speed speed skating Vancouver BC winter olympics http://roadskater.net/crss/node/962 49.173031 -123.153932 Wed, 11 Mar 2009 11:55:00 +0000 roadskater 962 at http://roadskater.net High Point NC Woman Speedskater Makes the Transition from Inline to Ice for the Olympics http://roadskater.net/high-point-nc-woman-speedskater-makes-transition-inline-ice-olympics <p> A few years ago at the US10K I met Heather Richardson from High Point Speed, just briefly, not a long chat or anything. But it was clear she was a powerful skater even at 10K, which is lots longer than most indoor types really want to do very often (that's a lot of laps on the tiny indoor inline circuits). The Greensboro News &amp; Record has a nice story on her, point out that... </p> <blockquote> <p> Richardson, a 19-year-old from High Point, is the reigning U.S. champion in long-track speedskating's sprint events and recently finished 20th at the World Sprints. </p></blockquote> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Rol-A-Rink Skating Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 2421 N Main St </div> <span class="locality">High Point</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <span class="postal-code">27262</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.957044">35° 57' 25.3584" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-80.005728">80° 0' 20.6208" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.957044+-80.005728+%282421+N+Main+St%2C+High+Point%2C+NC%2C+27262%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=2421+N+Main+St&amp;csz=High+Point%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=2421+N+Main+St&amp;city=High+Point&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=27262" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/high-point-nc-woman-speedskater-makes-transition-inline-ice-olympics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/high-point-nc-woman-speedskater-makes-transition-inline-ice-olympics#comments Roadskater.net 2009 United States of America (USA) ice North Carolina (NC) Canada (CAN) clap frames High Point NC indoor inline olympics Richmond BC Salt Lake City UT skating speed Utah (UT) winter olympics http://roadskater.net/crss/node/911 35.957044 -80.005728 Tue, 10 Feb 2009 01:17:55 +0000 roadskater 911 at http://roadskater.net