indoor en 2018 USA Olympic Long Track Speed Skaters and Social Media Links <p><strong>Athlete - Events - Twitter / Instagram</strong><br /><br /><a href="">Shani Davis</a> 1000/1500 <a href="">@ShaniDavis </a>/ --<br /><br /> <a href=""> Jonathan Garcia</a> 500/Team Pursuit <a href="">@jagarcia23</a> / <a href="">jagarcia_23</a><br /><br /> <a href=""> Kimani Griffin</a> 500 -- / <a href="">kgriff90</a><br /><br /> <a href="">Brian Hansen</a> 1500/Mass Start/Team Pursuit<a href=""> @BrianTHansen </a>/ <a href="">brianthansen</a><br /></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2018 2000s 2010s Gangneung Ice Arena ice speedskating indoor olympics PyeongChang South Korea skating speed Thu, 08 Feb 2018 01:09:23 +0000 timv 1488 at Speedskating Season is Starting and During an Olympic Year it Matters <p>This is a brief note to point to an <a href="" target="_blank">article about pro long track speedkating season</a>. The one that matters to me, at least. No disrespect intended to the short track derby, but I like mostly non-contact sport contests of speed. The first turn of an F1 race is admittedly often an exception.</p><p>This weekend pro long track starts again, and TeamUSA has some experienced skaters leading up to the Olympics. Notably, Shani Davis, a great speedskater over the years, returns. Also Heather (Richardson) Bergsma, from High Point, NC, is back on the ice for another year always being a threat to win the gold. I don't know how or if I'll be able to catch this off the airwaves or streams, but might make an attempt. Former inliner Joey Mantia will also be on the team!&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Thialf</span> <div class="street-address"> Pim Mulierlaan 1 </div> <span class="locality">Heerenveen</span>, <span class="region">Friesland</span> <span class="postal-code">8443 DA</span> <div class="country-name">Netherlands</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="52.938675">52° 56' 19.23" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="5.943217">5° 56' 35.5812" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2017 2018 2000s 2010s Earth Heather Richardson Bergsma Heerenveen NED ice speed skating indoor Joey Mantia Netherlands (NLD) olympics Shani Davis speed speed skaters ice long track winter olympics Europe 52.938675 5.943217 Sat, 11 Nov 2017 03:23:38 +0000 roadskater 1484 at International Skating Union (ISU) Long Track and Short Track Speed Skating Live on the Web <p>Just a quick reminder that ISU's website streams some speed skating, depending on broadcast blackouts. As I write, the long track speed skating men's 500m is on. Soon the short track may be available too.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>The specific link for the long track event on now is...</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>To check schedules, you can use the following site, but be careful with any links there and don't download .exe files or fall for ads which mention you don't have the right codec or video player. Check your downloads directory after you're finished, too! Having said that, sometimes you can find feeds for events that no USA broadcaster has purchased.&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 2000s 2010s Earth indoor Japan (JPN) long track Nagano JPN skating speed skating streaming video world cup live video short track Asia 36.648550 138.194243 Sat, 08 Dec 2012 05:52:19 +0000 roadskater 1461 at Quick Guide to Working Out at the Kearns, Utah Olympic Speed Skating Oval (and more) Near Salt Lake CIty <p>Lots of us dream of touring our way to a speed skating oval, and especially the one where the Olympic Speed Skaters train, ice or not. It turns out it's nice and cool in there, and there are running as well as skating facilities. Rather than repeat it all, I'll say check out this guide. But if you want speed skating, you need to wait until mid-July, when the 400m oval gets ice. For now, it's dryland exercises.&nbsp;</p><p><a href=";fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNFs-YO9bjvyiC6yv4U-1eQcuCA6jw&amp;url=">Kearns' Olympic Oval - Salt Lake City Weekly</a> -</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The Olympic Oval</span> <div class="street-address"> 5662 South Cougar Lane </div> <span class="locality">Kearns</span>, <span class="region">Utah</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.647872">40° 38' 52.3392" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-112.008715">112° 0' 31.374" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href=";csz=Kearns%2C+UT&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href=";country=US&amp;address=5662+South+Cougar+Lane&amp;city=Kearns&amp;state=UT&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s 400m ovals Earth ice hockey ice speed skating indoor Kearns UT Olympic Oval (Kearns Utah USA) running skating speed skating tourism Utah (UT) North America 40.647872 -112.008715 Thu, 03 May 2012 10:07:08 +0000 roadskater 1425 at Dangerous Skating Rinks Another Threat to Society: Weston FL Bans Skating Rinks and Whistler BC Canada Wants You to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 Fri, 20 Apr 2012 10:07:08 +0000 roadskater 1415 at Can a 50-Year-Old Woman Qualify for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Long Track Ice Speedskating? <p>It's a tough combination of teaching rink ice sessions, boardwalk running along the beaches of Long Island, NY, inline skating on multiuse pathways, and all the rigors of training (which is at least fun work), but not much time of 400m world class arenas. Many would like to have such a tough life of skating focus. But after early promise and years of challenges, a former bulemic ice figure skater who qualified for trials in 1984 believes she may have it all coming together after just two years on ice speed skates.</p><p>She may find the 15 seconds of speed to get her 15 minutes of fame to make it into the 2014 Winter Olympics. Even if she doesn't, the pursuit of that dream will keep her life skateyfied and that has to be supersweet, indeed.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 2014 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s bulemia Earth indoor Jackie Munzel Long Beach NY Long Island NY long track ice New York (NY) olympics outdoor winter olympics North America Thu, 19 Apr 2012 11:00:00 +0000 roadskater 1414 at 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. - 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=";feature=related" target="_blank">Speed Skating from my POV</a> (with Phoenix)</p><p><iframe src="" frameborder="0" width="425" height="350"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href=";feature=related" target="_blank">Mr. Jagger Vs. Cindy Klassen 500m</a></p><p><iframe src="" frameborder="0" width="425" height="350"></iframe>&nbsp;</p><p>And for comic relief, discover the <a href=";feature=related" target="_blank">Danish Speed Team's secret</a> to success.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 Tue, 31 Jan 2012 23:55:34 +0000 eebee 1410 at Fun Indoor Inline Speed Skating Video: The NSC Experience <p>Something to get your heart racing...or to get you wishing it were: <a href="" target="_blank">The NSC Experience</a>, brought to my attention on Not sure if this was taken with a helmet cam. At some point I lost the corners. Great song too - more suitable to this type of rink scramble than the usual adrenaline EDM. I'm not sure what those popping sounds are in the video towards the end - the camera skater dragging his wheels? Maybe he's about to lose a frame...or maybe he's wearing <a href="" target="_blank">Bont Gen III's with cracked hubs</a> :-D.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe src="" frameborder="0" width="425" height="350"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>What else can I sit and watch instead of actually going to skate?&nbsp;</p> 2011 2000s 2010s Foo Fighters indoor inline skating skating speed Tue, 29 Nov 2011 03:16:19 +0000 eebee 1408 at Superbetter & Cow Clicker: Games for Recovering From Injury or Just Getting Addicted to a Parody of Addictive Games <div><div id="yui_3_2_0_93_132198905206740"><p>Great weather outside in roadskaterworldplanet, if a bit gray/grey. We have had some really warm days of late, but I've only skated once as I am in that proverbial "off season," ha.</p><p>It's been good in some ways to take a break from always feeling I need to go to the park and skate, and not so great in others, of course. It helps confirm what I so often say, along with so many others, that exercise helps with life, not the least of which are eating well, sleeping well, and lots more.&nbsp;</p><p>Meanwhile, as i delay going to skate today for the regular Tuesday attempt, here is something from one of my favorite radio programs (On the Media) that i can only hear by podcast now (afaik): an interesting idea for an online (somewhat social) use for <strong>recovery</strong> from, for example, a bicycle injury, or other challenge. for this reporter it seemed to be a way to get out of a rut, so to speak.&nbsp;</p></div></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2011 2000s 2010s Cow Clicker Earth games indoor On the Media online games social Superbetter video games Tue, 22 Nov 2011 20:54:00 +0000 roadskater 1405 at Quad Skating Is So Boring: This Couple Makes Skating Steamy in a Very Small Rink <p>Who says skating, especially quad skating, especially among marrie couples, is tame or lame? Check out this video. It's amazing what these two skaters accomplish in such a small space. It would be impressive in any space.</p><p>Of course, it would be nice if skating got popular because it is a nice, boring, healthy pastime, participated in by very ordinary individuals. Well that's true, but you won't hear so much about it and they'll avoid videos mostly! But in this case, it's made for media, so let's hope it inspires some people to get buff and get skating!</p><p>The two skaters talk about a huge factor in any kind of couples or team or group It is one of the great treasures of skating with people you know well, whose motives and skills you know, and are comfortable with.&nbsp;</p><p>This couple clearly love each other and love the speedy spining and being in control amidst the danger. They seem to want to share it, to spread it.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2011 Caesar's Palace indoor Las Vegas NV live shows married couples Nevada (NV) quad artistic skating quad dance skating skating quad skating Sun, 21 Aug 2011 08:42:32 +0000 roadskater 1373 at Teaching Skating and What Skating Teaches in War and Peace <p>This is another piece that ends up leaning toward pimping some brands, but OK, when the brands have put some bucks into helping kids of war learn to skate and least love to skate. What gets me here is how many things Percovich has tried, where he's been, and how exceptionally well he speaks at least in moments of this interview.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2011 Afghanistan (AFG) children indoor skate parks skateboarding skating war Mon, 08 Aug 2011 21:12:11 +0000 roadskater 1361 at Speed Skating and Roller Figure Skating Get Props for Boosting Fort Wayne Economy <p>Here's a brief article giving the speed skating and roller figure skating championships some credit for bringing some money in to a town that can use it.&nbsp;</p><p><a href=";fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNGeAR1twHUG7z_PZGs0w9RDxD081Q&amp;url=">Sports tourism a boon for Fort Wayne - News Sentinel</a> - </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2011 Fort Wayne IN Indiana (IN) indoor inline inline skating national championships quad artistic skating skating USA Roller Sports (USARS) roller Mon, 08 Aug 2011 02:34:18 +0000 roadskater 1356 at Yes People Do Still Figure Skate on Quad Roller Skates and They're Doing it Now on the Internet Free <p>Not much time to comment, but while looking up some results from the USARS speed skating, I noticed that the streaming links for that are still working. The current competition is figures and it appears to be compulsory routines. There's a chat box so you can learn a bit about what's going on. I don't know why but this gave me some encouragement at times today when I needed a short break. It's fun to see people enjoying the various ways of rolling on various kinds of skates. Looks like pairs is beginning as I wrap this. They're a couple of hours behind schedule, it seems!</p><p>Check it out:</p><p><a href=""></a></p><p>or...</p><p><a href=";">;</a></p><p>Here's more info:</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Allen County War Memorial Coliseum</span> <span class="locality">Fort Wayne</span>, <span class="region">Indiana</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.079273">41° 4' 45.3828" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-85.139351">85° 8' 21.6636" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href=";csz=Fort+Wayne%2C+IN&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href=";country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Fort+Wayne&amp;state=IN&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2011 figure skating Fort Wayne IN Indiana (IN) indoor quad artistic skating quad roller skating skating 41.079273 -85.139351 Fri, 29 Jul 2011 02:43:33 +0000 roadskater 1340 at Watch the FIRS Inline Hockey World Championships Online Free TV <p>If you want to see some mad skills by human shelties focused on chasing the moving object, check out the world championships of inline hockey live online. As we've discussed variously, USA cable television seems not to want to show many sports, no matter what they say. They'd rather show whatever gets rankings of course, and is cheap to produce. Some sports jealously guard the rights to their programming, making sure no one in the USA at least can see it. Others realize they need to let people see it to enjoy it (or not) and to build some demand (or not) for watching their sport. </p><p>So here's a link:</p><p><a href=""></a></p><p>MikeB should like this!</p> 2011 FIRS (Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports) free free tv hockey indoor inline hockey inline skating websites world championships skating websites Tue, 12 Jul 2011 14:13:33 +0000 roadskater 1334 at Inzell Outdoor Ice Rink Now Indoors; Kia Speed Skating Academy; Sven Kramer Works Out; Havard Bokko Shani Davis 1500m <p>Alas, a place I wanted to visit no longer exists. Well, not as it was. See m earlier piece,&nbsp;<a href="">Shani Davis Wins Silver and Gold in Speed Skating World Championships; Tyler Farrar leads Tirreno-Adriatico Cycling Stage Race</a>, for a photo of the beautiful outdoor 400m rink in Inzell. But of course, event planners usually don't like to depend on the weather if they don't have to, and an indoor rink probably gets a lot more use and provides a more consistent environment, but wow, what a beautiful place to skate that is now more like all the rest.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" title=""></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Eisstadion Inzell</span> <div class="street-address"> Reichenhaller Straße 79 </div> <span class="locality">Inzell</span>, <span class="region">Bayern</span> <span class="postal-code">83334</span> <div class="country-name">Germany</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="47.752520">47° 45' 9.072" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="12.751360">12° 45' 4.896" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2011 ice Anni Friesinger Earth Germany (DEU) (Deutschland) Håvard Bøkko ice speed skating indoor international skating union (isu) Inzell DEU Kia Speed Skating Academy outdoor Shani Davis speed skating Europe 47.752520 12.751360 Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:48:51 +0000 roadskater 1318 at