Canada (CAN) http://roadskater.net/taxonomy/term/127/all en Woman Inline Skater Crossing Canada for Youth Suicide Awareness http://roadskater.net/woman-inline-skater-crossing-canada-youth-suicide-awareness <p>There's no a lot to say about this one except go speed skater and husband in the van! It's hard to beat rolling for a cause!&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNGEaEIell81dk91o3HrGFQpqJCRzw&amp;url=http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2012/07/01/nb-rollerblading-awareness-553.html">Rollerblading campaigner arrives in NB - CBC.ca</a> -</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/woman-inline-skater-crossing-canada-youth-suicide-awareness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/woman-inline-skater-crossing-canada-youth-suicide-awareness#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s charity 2010s Canada (CAN) Earth Fredericton NB inline skating mental health Ontario (ON) open roads skating suicide prevention outdoors North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1441 Fri, 06 Jul 2012 03:11:31 +0000 roadskater 1441 at http://roadskater.net Not Better, Just Faster: Fast Olympic Speed Skater and Slow Runner on Teaching Children and Ourselves about Competition http://roadskater.net/not-better-just-faster-fast-olympic-speed-skater-and-slow-runner-teaching-children-and-ourselves-about-competition <p>Here's a brief interview with one of Canada's favorite speed skating champions. I thought the comments on competition were interesting. I miss seeing all those skaters who were so much faster than me at Athens to Atlanta. They'd still be faster than me, most of them, but not perhaps it is not worth being there to them if not faster than almost everyone there? In any case, I'd love to see more skaters at A2A, especially those on the way up or down. I think a lower entry fee would help. In any case, back to the subject at hand....&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://life.nationalpost.com/2012/05/09/qa-catriona-le-may-doan-explains-why-the-real-race-is-with-yourself/" target="_blank"><img src="http://nationalpostlife.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/lemaydoan.jpg?w=620" width="310" height="233" style="float: right;" /></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Here's a bit of what I found interesting:</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Unionville</span>, <span class="region">Ontario</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.869137">43° 52' 8.8932" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.309172">79° 18' 33.0192" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=%2C+Unionville%2C+ON%2C+%2C+ca" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://ca.maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Unionville%2C+ON&amp;country=ca" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=CA&amp;address=&amp;city=Unionville&amp;state=ON&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/not-better-just-faster-fast-olympic-speed-skater-and-slow-runner-teaching-children-and-ourselves-about-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/not-better-just-faster-fast-olympic-speed-skater-and-slow-runner-teaching-children-and-ourselves-about-competition#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s 2010s Canada (CAN) Catriona LeMay Doan children competition Earth olympics Ontario (ON) running teaching Unionville ONT (CAN) winter olympics North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1427 43.869137 -79.309172 Thu, 10 May 2012 18:59:12 +0000 roadskater 1427 at http://roadskater.net Dangerous Skating Rinks Another Threat to Society: Weston FL Bans Skating Rinks and Whistler BC Canada Wants You to Skate Free http://roadskater.net/dangerous-skating-rinks-another-threat-society-weston-fl-bans-skating-rinks-and-whistler-bc-canada-wants-you-skate-free <p>Just a few miles from Florida's great tourist destination outdoor speedskating oval and cycling velodrome, a Florida town has banned skating rinks. Clearly skating rinks are more dangerous than everything else that's allowed down there in Florida. What happened to protecting small businesses? Where will the children go for the chicken dance fun? Greenlight. Redlight.</p><p>Let's remember not to spend any money there. </p><p>Meanwhile silly Canadians don't know how dangerous skating rinks can be. They seem to believe that skating rinks can be family fun, that they foster tourism and that the skating should even be free, sponsored by the government, no less...even for people who don't live there!&nbsp;</p><p>You know you're out of any ability to deal with real problems when you need to legislate skating.</p><p>Be careful if you visit Canada. Lots of skaters up there. And you might have fun getting some exercise. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/dangerous-skating-rinks-another-threat-society-weston-fl-bans-skating-rinks-and-whistler-bc-canada-wants-you-skate-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/dangerous-skating-rinks-another-threat-society-weston-fl-bans-skating-rinks-and-whistler-bc-canada-wants-you-skate-free#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s British Columbia (BC) Canada (CAN) Earth Florida (FL) ice skating indoor inline skating outdoor roller skating skating skating rinks Weston FL Whistler BC North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1415 Fri, 20 Apr 2012 10:07:08 +0000 roadskater 1415 at http://roadskater.net Mirthful Danish Long Track Ice Speed Skating Team Video http://roadskater.net/mirthful-danish-long-track-ice-speed-skating-team-video <p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Somehow I ended up looking at skate videos on Youtube again. Here'1s more from Kevin Jagger (Mr. LongTrackLongShot.com) - the guy who jacked it all in with his day job to concentrate on trying to make it in the longtrack ice world.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCr15BAcT-c&amp;feature=related" target="_blank">Speed Skating from my POV</a> (with Phoenix)</p><p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/HCr15BAcT-c" frameborder="0" width="425" height="350"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRClq83YI1k&amp;feature=related" target="_blank">Mr. Jagger Vs. Cindy Klassen 500m</a></p><p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/RRClq83YI1k" frameborder="0" width="425" height="350"></iframe>&nbsp;</p><p>And for comic relief, discover the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYA_b-7qgXg&amp;feature=related" target="_blank">Danish Speed Team's secret</a> to success.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/mirthful-danish-long-track-ice-speed-skating-team-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/mirthful-danish-long-track-ice-speed-skating-team-video#comments Roadskater.net 2011 2000s ice 2010s Alberta (AB) Calgary AB Canada (CAN) Earth Germany (DEU) (Deutschland) ice skating ice speedskating indoor Inzell DEU long track ice racing skating speedskating training North America Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1410 Tue, 31 Jan 2012 23:55:34 +0000 eebee 1410 at http://roadskater.net Naked Rollerblader Wanted: Plus Things to Consider Before Nude Inline Skating http://roadskater.net/naked-rollerblader-wanted-plus-things-consider-nude-inline-skating <p>In an article from the sidebar, I though wow, somebody wants to hire a nude inline skater! It read, "Naked Rollerblader Wanted."&nbsp;</p><p>Well, not exactly!&nbsp;</p><p>It turns out a nice fellow was out <strong>inlinestreaking</strong>&nbsp;or <strong>buffblading</strong> or<strong> rawrolling</strong>&nbsp;in good old friendly Barrie, Ontario recently. He was clearly enjoying being <strong>rollerbuff</strong>. Some people pick on skaters for wearing Lycra, so maybe he was trying to accommodate their wishes but not wearing anything! Why bother with <strong>wicking fabric</strong>, after all?&nbsp;</p><p>I don't know if he found his thrill or his pain, but he was on Blueberry Lane.</p><p>It's nice how officers "attended" this event after it was over. Seems like non-citizens may have been shunned by the <strong>nudewheeler</strong>.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <div class="street-address"> Blueberry Lane </div> <span class="locality">Barrie</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="44.342543">44° 20' 33.1548" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.696853">79° 41' 48.6708" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=Blueberry+Lane%2C+Barrie%2C+%2C+%2C+ca" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://ca.maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=Blueberry+Lane&amp;csz=Barrie&amp;country=ca" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=CA&amp;address=Blueberry+Lane&amp;city=Barrie&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/naked-rollerblader-wanted-plus-things-consider-nude-inline-skating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/naked-rollerblader-wanted-plus-things-consider-nude-inline-skating#comments Roadskater.net 2011 Barrie ON Canada (CAN) inline skating naked nude open road outdoor skating wanted http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1372 44.342543 -79.696853 Thu, 18 Aug 2011 20:58:02 +0000 roadskater 1372 at http://roadskater.net Congratulations Halifax Nova Scotia Canada on New 400m Oval: Outdoor Speed Skating for Everyone; Medals and Tourists to Follow http://roadskater.net/congratulations-halifax-nova-scotia-canada-new-400m-oval-outdoor-speed-skating-everyone-medals-and-tourists-follow <div><p>OK this is super news from Canada that North America is keeping one grand 400-metre oval for the world to enjoy...and it is outdoors! We've been following this one for a while </p></div><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/congratulations-halifax-nova-scotia-canada-new-400m-oval-outdoor-speed-skating-everyone-medals-and-tourists-follow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/congratulations-halifax-nova-scotia-canada-new-400m-oval-outdoor-speed-skating-everyone-medals-and-tourists-follow#comments Roadskater.net 2011 400m ovals Canada (CAN) Earth Halifax NS ice skating Nova Scotia (NS) outdoor skating speed skating rinks North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1322 Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:56:28 +0000 roadskater 1322 at http://roadskater.net The Simple Joy of Community Skating...And Some Shoveling http://roadskater.net/simple-joy-community-skating-and-some-shoveling <p>I took a break from working on the website and some family health issues, and from photos and video of the US Figure Skating Championships, to read this nice story of a day out at a new rink...in a snow storm. There's a balance of thoughts on the rink and the money and the goals, but really, to me, it sounds like the start of something beautiful in Toronto. Community and physical activity often amplify each other well. If you have a minute, read this journal entry of the brand new shovel and brand new skating rink.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNG1GIjfIYim2YSh1eLSQkn1JZTd7g&amp;url=http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/02/02/skate-across-toronto-the-best-9-99-the-national-post-ever-spent/">Skate Across Toronto: The best $9.99 the National Post ever spent - National Post</a> - </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Sherbourne Commons Skating Rink</span> <div class="street-address"> 140 Sherbourne Street </div> <span class="locality">Toronto</span>, <span class="region">Ontario</span> <span class="postal-code">M5A 2R6</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.656088">43° 39' 21.9168" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.370079">79° 22' 12.2844" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=140+Sherbourne+Street+%2C+Toronto%2C+ON%2C+M5A+2R6%2C+ca" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://ca.maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=140+Sherbourne+Street+&amp;csz=Toronto%2C+ON&amp;country=ca" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=CA&amp;address=140+Sherbourne+Street+&amp;city=Toronto&amp;state=ON&amp;zipcode=M5A+2R6" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/simple-joy-community-skating-and-some-shoveling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/simple-joy-community-skating-and-some-shoveling#comments Roadskater.net 2011 ice Canada (CAN) ice skating Ontario (ON) outdoor skating Toronto ON rinks North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1307 43.656088 -79.370079 Thu, 03 Feb 2011 05:32:07 +0000 roadskater 1307 at http://roadskater.net Canada Games Oval in Halifax, Nova Scotia Boosting Speedskating Interest http://roadskater.net/canada-games-oval-halifax-nova-scotia-boosting-speedskating-interest <p>Good article about a <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2011/01/10/ns-speedskating-oval-popularity.html">long track ice oval in Nova Scotia</a> that roadskater <a href="http://roadskater.net/outdoor-skating-oval-opens-weather-permitting-halifax-ns-canada">blogged about when it opened</a> last month and its effect on local interest in speedskating:</p> <blockquote><p>Nova Scotia's speedskating community says the new long track speedskating oval on the Halifax Common is boosting local interest in the sport.</p></blockquote> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="44.649605">44° 38' 58.578" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-63.589382">63° 35' 21.7752" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=44.649605+-63.589382+%28%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/canada-games-oval-halifax-nova-scotia-boosting-speedskating-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/canada-games-oval-halifax-nova-scotia-boosting-speedskating-interest#comments 2011 400m ovals Canada (CAN) Halifax NS Nova Scotia (NS) outdoor skating North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1303 44.649605 -63.589382 Tue, 11 Jan 2011 22:44:54 +0000 timv 1303 at http://roadskater.net Outdoor Skating Oval Opens, Weather Permitting, Halifax NS Canada http://roadskater.net/outdoor-skating-oval-opens-weather-permitting-halifax-ns-canada <p>Oohwee! Outdoor ice oval in Halifax for the Canada Games open to the public, <strong>weather permitting</strong>! 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!</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Halifax Common</span> <div class="street-address"> Cogswell St and Robie St </div> <span class="locality">Halifax</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="44.649986">44° 38' 59.9496" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-63.588974">63° 35' 20.3064" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=Cogswell+St+and+Robie+St%2C+Halifax%2C+%2C+%2C+ca" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://ca.maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=Cogswell+St+and+Robie+St&amp;csz=Halifax&amp;country=ca" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=CA&amp;address=Cogswell+St+and+Robie+St&amp;city=Halifax&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/outdoor-skating-oval-opens-weather-permitting-halifax-ns-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/outdoor-skating-oval-opens-weather-permitting-halifax-ns-canada#comments Roadskater.net 2011 2012 ice Canada (CAN) Canada Games Halifax NS ice speed skating Nova Scotia (NS) outdoor oval North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1289 44.649986 -63.588974 Wed, 22 Dec 2010 18:29:31 +0000 roadskater 1289 at http://roadskater.net Eighty and Still Skatey! 80 Laps for the Lady http://roadskater.net/eighty-and-still-skatey-80-laps-lady <p>Just in case you want another reason to keep on skating, consider Agatha Van Der Starre's 80th birthday celebration on ice. She did 80 laps with friends to celebrate 80 years. Like many who love various forms of skating, she came to it late in terms of joining the speedskating club. Being from Holland and then Canada, it'd be crazy to think she never skated, but it seems her speedskating started some time around 1980 in a serious way. She medaled at the British Columbia games a couple of years later, and fifteen years after that, still going strong...</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Bill Copeland Sports Centre</span> <div class="street-address"> 3676 Kensington Avenue </div> <span class="locality">Burnaby</span> <span class="postal-code">V5B 4Z6</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="49.253340">49° 15' 12.024" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.966452">122° 57' 59.2272" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=3676+Kensington+Avenue%2C+Burnaby%2C+%2C+V5B+4Z6%2C+ca" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://ca.maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=3676+Kensington+Avenue&amp;csz=V5B+4Z6&amp;country=ca" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=CA&amp;address=3676+Kensington+Avenue&amp;city=Burnaby&amp;state=&amp;zipcode=V5B+4Z6" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/eighty-and-still-skatey-80-laps-lady" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/eighty-and-still-skatey-80-laps-lady#comments Roadskater.net 2010 birthdays British Columbia (BC) Burnaby BC Canada (CAN) ice speed skating masters division skating speed skating Vancouver BC North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1288 49.253340 -122.966452 Wed, 22 Dec 2010 18:15:51 +0000 roadskater 1288 at http://roadskater.net Helmets, 3-Foot Buffer Zones, Human-Powered Rudeness, Laws and Cycling, Inline Skating, Driving, Life, Death, Grief, Wheels, Joy http://roadskater.net/helmets-3-foot-buffer-zones-human-powered-rudeness-laws-and-cycling-inline-skating-driving-life-death-grief-wheels-joy <p> </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Locations</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Madison</span>, <span class="region">Wisconsin</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.062071">43° 3' 43.4556" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-89.400846">89° 24' 3.0456" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=43.062071+-89.400846+%28%2C+Madison%2C+WI%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Madison%2C+WI&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Madison&amp;state=WI&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Parc du Mont-Tremblant </span> <span class="locality">Mont-Tremblant </span>, <span class="region">Quebec</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="46.213932">46° 12' 50.1552" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-74.583092">74° 34' 59.1312" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=%2C+Mont-Tremblant+%2C+QC%2C+%2C+ca" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://ca.maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Mont-Tremblant+%2C+QC&amp;country=ca" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=CA&amp;address=&amp;city=Mont-Tremblant+&amp;state=QC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/helmets-3-foot-buffer-zones-human-powered-rudeness-laws-and-cycling-inline-skating-driving-life-death-grief-wheels-joy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/helmets-3-foot-buffer-zones-human-powered-rudeness-laws-and-cycling-inline-skating-driving-life-death-grief-wheels-joy#comments Roadskater.net 2009 United States of America (USA) fame helmets accidents actors brain injuries Canada (CAN) celebrities cycling death falls famous ice skating life Madison WI Mont-Tremblant QC Oregon (OR) philanthropists roadcycling roadskating skating skiing Wisconsin (WI) http://roadskater.net/crss/node/969 43.062071 -89.400846 46.213932 -74.583092 Thu, 19 Mar 2009 16:42:10 +0000 roadskater 969 at http://roadskater.net 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 Watch Hours of Free Internet TV Speed Skating (Long Track and Short) On Demand and Live with Highlights and Recaps http://roadskater.net/watch-hours-free-internet-tv-speed-skating-long-track-and-short-demand-and-live-highlights-and-recaps <p> Oh I am so sorry I didn't look this up before, even when I saw press releases earlier this year. I just never quite got to it until now. But now is good too. If you wish you could see long track and short track ISU world cup events on your television, well you might sometimes, but on your computer, you can see many hours of video from this year's world cup season in both track formats. I've only watched a bit but it looks and sounds and feels great! </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Locations</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Moscow</span> <div class="country-name">Russia</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="55.755786">55° 45' 20.8296" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="37.617633">37° 37' 3.4788" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Berlin</span> <div class="country-name">Germany</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="52.523480">52° 31' 24.528" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="13.411494">13° 24' 41.3784" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+Berlin%2C+de" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Heerenveen</span> <div class="country-name">Netherlands</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="52.956529">52° 57' 23.5044" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="5.926219">5° 55' 34.3884" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.nl?q=%2C+Heerenveen%2C+%2C+nl" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Nagano</span> <div class="country-name">Japan</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.648550">36° 38' 54.78" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="138.194243">138° 11' 39.2748" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Changchun</span> <div class="country-name">China</div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Kolomna</span> <div class="country-name">Russia</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="55.094559">55° 5' 40.4124" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="38.775768">38° 46' 32.7648" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Hamar</span> <div class="country-name">Norway</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="60.799158">60° 47' 56.9688" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="11.056095">11° 3' 21.942" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Dresden</span> <div class="country-name">Germany</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="51.050958">51° 3' 3.4488" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="13.733658">13° 44' 1.1688" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+Dresden%2C+de" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Vienna</span> <div class="country-name">Austria</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="48.209206">48° 12' 33.1416" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="16.372778">16° 22' 22.0008" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/watch-hours-free-internet-tv-speed-skating-long-track-and-short-demand-and-live-highlights-and-recaps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/watch-hours-free-internet-tv-speed-skating-long-track-and-short-demand-and-live-highlights-and-recaps#comments Skate Events 2008 2009 ice Austria (AUT) Berlin Canada (CAN) Dresden free free tv Germany (DEU) (Deutschland) Hamar Heerenveen NED international skating union (isu) Kolomna RUS long track long track ice Moscow Netherlands (NLD) Norway (NOR) Russian Federation (RUS) Salt Lake City UT short track ice skating Vancouver BC Vienna world cup world level short track http://roadskater.net/crss/node/954 55.755786 37.617633 52.523480 13.411494 52.956529 5.926219 36.648550 138.194243 55.094559 38.775768 60.799158 11.056095 51.050958 13.733658 48.209206 16.372778 Wed, 04 Mar 2009 17:50:25 +0000 roadskater 954 at http://roadskater.net Vote for Your Favorite Ice Speedskating Video in Contest from Canada http://roadskater.net/vote-your-favorite-ice-speedskating-video-contest-canada If you have a few minutes to watch some videos about ice speedskating stories indoors and out, check out this contest where you can vote on which ones go to the next round. I assume United Statesians can vote! Check out the video from Canada's skaters... <a href="http://www.ingspeedskatingchallenge.com/video.php" title="http://www.ingspeedskatingchallenge.com/video.php">http://www.ingspeedskatingchallenge.com/video.php</a> Methinks thou must yield thine (or someone's!) email address to vote...or at least something that looks like an email address. But watching the videos is fine for me. <h3 class="location-locations-header">Locations</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Ottawa</span>, <span class="region">Ontario</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="45.423494">45° 25' 24.5784" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-75.697933">75° 41' 52.5588" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=%2C+Ottawa%2C+ON%2C+%2C+ca" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://ca.maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Ottawa%2C+ON&amp;country=ca" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=CA&amp;address=&amp;city=Ottawa&amp;state=ON&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Calgary</span>, <span class="region">Alberta</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="51.055149">51° 3' 18.5364" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-114.062438">114° 3' 44.7768" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=%2C+Calgary%2C+AB%2C+%2C+ca" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://ca.maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Calgary%2C+AB&amp;country=ca" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=CA&amp;address=&amp;city=Calgary&amp;state=AB&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Kamloops</span>, <span class="region">British Columbia</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="50.676609">50° 40' 35.7924" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-120.338988">120° 20' 20.3568" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=%2C+Kamloops%2C+BC%2C+%2C+ca" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://ca.maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Kamloops%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=&amp;city=Kamloops&amp;state=BC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Mississauga</span>, <span class="region">Ontario</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.588208">43° 35' 17.5488" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.641721">79° 38' 30.1956" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=%2C+Mississauga%2C+ON%2C+%2C+ca" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://ca.maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Mississauga%2C+ON&amp;country=ca" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=CA&amp;address=&amp;city=Mississauga&amp;state=ON&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Portland</span>, <span class="region">Ontario</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="44.698430">44° 41' 54.348" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-76.189772">76° 11' 23.1792" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=%2C+Portland%2C+ON%2C+%2C+ca" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://ca.maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Portland%2C+ON&amp;country=ca" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=CA&amp;address=&amp;city=Portland&amp;state=ON&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Varennes</span>, <span class="region">Quebec</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="45.686915">45° 41' 12.894" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-73.432032">73° 25' 55.3152" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=%2C+Varennes%2C+QC%2C+%2C+ca" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://ca.maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Varennes%2C+QC&amp;country=ca" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=CA&amp;address=&amp;city=Varennes&amp;state=QC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> http://roadskater.net/vote-your-favorite-ice-speedskating-video-contest-canada#comments Skating 2009 ice Calgary AB Canada (CAN) contests ice speedskating indoor Kamloops BC Mississauga ON Ottawa ON outdoor Portland ON skating speed Varennes QC videos rink http://roadskater.net/crss/node/939 45.423494 -75.697933 51.055149 -114.062438 50.676609 -120.338988 43.588208 -79.641721 44.698430 -76.189772 45.686915 -73.432032 Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:47:16 +0000 roadskater 939 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