ice speed skating http://roadskater.net/taxonomy/term/3521/0 en 53-Year-Old Speed Skater Attempts to Make US Olympic Team http://roadskater.net/53-year-old-speed-skater-attempts-make-us-olympic-team <p>Theron Sands is 53 and he skated in the 10,000 meters at the 2018 US Olympic Trials in Milwaukee on Thursday. I won't give away what happened beyond him reaching the qualifying standard for the trials (it takes about 10 seconds to find out) but here's a video made as part of his <a href="https://www.gofundme.com/theron2theolympics">GoFundMe campaign</a> while working toward it. There's a lot to appreciate about his training and preparation in here, even some wheeled skating.</p><p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/sJQX50hn_jo" width="425" height="350" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://roadskater.net/53-year-old-speed-skater-attempts-make-us-olympic-team#comments 2018 2000s ice 2010s cycling ice speed skating inline skates inline skating long track long track ice olympics outdoor Pettit National Ice Center (Milwaukee WI USA) skating speed skating speedskating winter olympics http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1486 Sat, 06 Jan 2018 06:23:32 +0000 timv 1486 at http://roadskater.net Speedskating Season is Starting and During an Olympic Year it Matters http://roadskater.net/speedskating-season-starting-and-during-olympic-year-it-matters <p>This is a brief note to point to an <a href="https://www.teamusa.org/News/2017/November/10/Five-For-Friday-Speedskating" 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="http://maps.google.nl?q=Pim+Mulierlaan+1%2C+Heerenveen%2C+8443+DA%2C+nl" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/speedskating-season-starting-and-during-olympic-year-it-matters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/speedskating-season-starting-and-during-olympic-year-it-matters#comments 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 http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1484 52.938675 5.943217 Sat, 11 Nov 2017 03:23:38 +0000 roadskater 1484 at http://roadskater.net Inline to Olympic Ice Speed Skates Again! Florida's Brittany Bowe Follows the Example of NC Speed Skater Heather Richardson http://roadskater.net/inline-olympic-ice-speed-skates-again-floridas-brittany-bowe-follows-example-nc-speed-skater-heather-richardson <p>Here's a well-done if brief local piece of writing from Florida, where they are mighty proud of their inline champion, Brittany Bowe. If I have it right, she was at the US Cup when I was there, skating for Verducci (she, not me, ha!)**. I may even have some photos of her skating with the Verducci gals, not sure (might have a photo of Heather Richardson from a US10K too..&nbsp;</p><p>Thus, like many inliners, Bowe must have figured out there's not much glory in being at the top of a non-Olympic sport, and why not give it a go. (I think she may have made an attempt at cycling some time back too.) Anyway, she and High Point's Heather Richardson had raced plenty, and seeing Richardson's success surely was a factor, and likely made it easier to make the decision and follow an example for the switch over to indoor long track ice speed skating.&nbsp;</p><p>This could be a powerful duo for the USA and they could be ambassadors for inline everywhere.&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Ocala</span>, <span class="region">Florida</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="29.187199">29° 11' 13.9164" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-82.140092">82° 8' 24.3312" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=29.187199+-82.140092+%28%2C+Ocala%2C+FL%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Ocala%2C+FL&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=Ocala&amp;state=FL&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/inline-olympic-ice-speed-skates-again-floridas-brittany-bowe-follows-example-nc-speed-skater-heather-richardson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/inline-olympic-ice-speed-skates-again-floridas-brittany-bowe-follows-example-nc-speed-skater-heather-richardson#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s Brittany Bowe Earth Florida (FL) Heather Richardson ice speed skating inline skaters inline skating inline to ice Kearns UT long track ice Ocala FL Olympic Oval (Kearns Utah USA) speed skating Utah (UT) winter olympics North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1458 29.187199 -82.140092 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 22:55:37 +0000 roadskater 1458 at http://roadskater.net Quick Guide to Working Out at the Kearns, Utah Olympic Speed Skating Oval (and more) Near Salt Lake CIty http://roadskater.net/quick-guide-working-out-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="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNFs-YO9bjvyiC6yv4U-1eQcuCA6jw&amp;url=http://www.cityweekly.net/utah/article-15828-kearns-olympic-oval.html">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="http://maps.google.com?q=40.647872+-112.008715+%285662+South+Cougar+Lane%2C+Kearns%2C+UT%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=5662+South+Cougar+Lane&amp;csz=Kearns%2C+UT&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;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="http://roadskater.net/quick-guide-working-out-kearns-utah-olympic-speed-skating-oval-and-more-near-salt-lake-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/quick-guide-working-out-kearns-utah-olympic-speed-skating-oval-and-more-near-salt-lake-city#comments Roadskater.net 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 http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1425 40.647872 -112.008715 Thu, 03 May 2012 10:07:08 +0000 roadskater 1425 at http://roadskater.net Inline Skater Will Not Let Deafness Keep Him from Seeking Olympic Ice Speed Skating Dream PLUS Deaf and Blind Speed Skater! http://roadskater.net/inline-skater-will-not-let-deafness-keep-him-seeking-olympic-ice-speed-skating-dream-plus-deaf-and-blind-speed-skater <p>Oh boy I love my excuses. I need them! But some people have the genetics, psychosis, or whatever it is to overcome the challenges and keep seeking the Olympic dream.</p><p>TWO ARTICLES! FIRST ONE...</p><p>Check out this article on a guy who can't hear the competition, but seems ready to beat them. An inliner, then a swimmer, then to drinks and drugs, back to inline, then he saw a buddy from inline skating on television in the Olympics...</p><blockquote><p><span>It was time to transition to ice, a path already blazed by other inline skaters who'd gone on to race in the Olympics on the ice. He sold everything, including his car, and bought a one-way ticket to the Olympic Training Center in Utah.</span></p></blockquote><p>And yes as we often admit, there can be an addiction there...a good one, we hope...</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/inline-skater-will-not-let-deafness-keep-him-seeking-olympic-ice-speed-skating-dream-plus-deaf-and-blind-speed-skater" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/inline-skater-will-not-let-deafness-keep-him-seeking-olympic-ice-speed-skating-dream-plus-deaf-and-blind-speed-skater#comments Roadskater.net 2012 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s blindness deafness Dumfries Scotland UK Earth France (FRA) Great Britain UK ice speed skating impaired skating championship Kearns UT Kevin Frost Michael Hubbs Olympic Oval (Kearns Utah USA) olympics Orleans FRA Scotland (SCT) UK United Kingdom (GBR) (UK) (UKM) usher syndrome Utah (UT) winter olympics North America Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1422 Thu, 03 May 2012 02:36:10 +0000 roadskater 1422 at http://roadskater.net Inzell Outdoor Ice Rink Now Indoors; Kia Speed Skating Academy; Sven Kramer Works Out; Havard Bokko Shani Davis 1500m http://roadskater.net/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="http://roadskater.net/shani-davis-wins-silver-and-gold-speed-skating-world-championships-tyler-farrar-leads-tirreno-adriatico-cycling-stage-race">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="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4AAdyYwlYI" title="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4AAdyYwlYI">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4AAdyYwlYI</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="http://maps.google.com?q=Reichenhaller+Stra%C3%9Fe+79%2C+83334%2C+Inzell%2C+de" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/inzell-outdoor-ice-rink-now-indoors-kia-speed-skating-academy-sven-kramer-works-out-havard-bokko-shani-davis-1500m" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/inzell-outdoor-ice-rink-now-indoors-kia-speed-skating-academy-sven-kramer-works-out-havard-bokko-shani-davis-1500m#comments 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 http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1318 47.752520 12.751360 Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:48:51 +0000 roadskater 1318 at http://roadskater.net Shani Davis Wins Silver and Gold in Speed Skating World Championships; Tyler Farrar leads Tirreno-Adriatico Cycling Stage Race http://roadskater.net/shani-davis-wins-silver-and-gold-speed-skating-world-championships-tyler-farrar-leads-tirreno-adriatico-cycling-stage-race <p>&nbsp;</p><p><img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/62/Ludwig-Schwabl-Stadion_Inzell.jpg/800px-Ludwig-Schwabl-Stadion_Inzell.jpg" border="0" width="400" height="300" style="float: right;" /></p><p>Just some quick notes here to remind that the World Single Distance Championships are under way in speed skating (they seem to like to have several kinds of world championships, ha!), and the&nbsp;Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race started yesterday with a team time trial. I followed the T2A (as we roadskaters might dub it) in past years and found it very entertaining, through territory reminiscent of the mountains of NC as I recall.&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Ludwig-Schwabl-Stadion (Eisstadion Inzell) </span> <span class="locality">Inzell</span>, <span class="region">Bayern</span> <div class="country-name">Germany</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="47.763069">47° 45' 47.0484" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="12.746958">12° 44' 49.0488" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+Inzell%2C+de" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/shani-davis-wins-silver-and-gold-speed-skating-world-championships-tyler-farrar-leads-tirreno-adriatico-cycling-stage-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/shani-davis-wins-silver-and-gold-speed-skating-world-championships-tyler-farrar-leads-tirreno-adriatico-cycling-stage-race#comments Roadskater.net 2011 cycling Czech Republic (CZE) Germany (DEU) (Deutschland) ice speed skating Inzell DEU Italy (ITA) Perugia ITA road cycling Shani Davis skating speed skating Špindlerův Mlýn CZE Tirreno-Adriatico Tyler Farrar world championships Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1312 47.763069 12.746958 Fri, 11 Mar 2011 23:15:34 +0000 roadskater 1312 at http://roadskater.net First Annual Masters International/USA Masters Single Distance Championships in Speed Skating Milwaukee WI 2011 http://roadskater.net/first-annual-masters-internationalusa-masters-single-distance-championships-speed-skating-milwaukee-wi-2011 <p><span style="font-size: small;">This article is a stem of eebee's fine piece on women who are skating Roller Derby Lite for fun and fitness here...</span></p><p><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://roadskater.net/roller-skating-women-old-enough-know-better">http://roadskater.net/roller-skating-women-old-enough-know-better</a></span></p><p><span style="font-size: small;">...and the discussion, leading to a mention of Milwaukee's 400m speed skating track by timv here...&nbsp;</span></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Petit National Ice Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 500 South 84th Street </div> <span class="locality">Milwaukee</span>, <span class="region">Wisconsin</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.025608">43° 1' 32.1888" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-88.015745">88° 0' 56.682" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=43.025608+-88.015745+%28500+South+84th+Street%2C+Milwaukee%2C+WI%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=500+South+84th+Street&amp;csz=Milwaukee%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=500+South+84th+Street&amp;city=Milwaukee&amp;state=WI&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/first-annual-masters-internationalusa-masters-single-distance-championships-speed-skating-milwaukee-wi-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/first-annual-masters-internationalusa-masters-single-distance-championships-speed-skating-milwaukee-wi-2011#comments Roadskater.net 2011 United States of America (USA) ice ice speed skating indoor masters masters division Milwaukee WI Petit National Ice Center single distance skating speed skating Wisconsin (WI) http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1300 43.025608 -88.015745 Wed, 05 Jan 2011 22:44:10 +0000 roadskater 1300 at http://roadskater.net Heather Richardson Interview After Gold http://roadskater.net/heather-richardson-interview-after-gold <p>Here's a quick interview article with more from the mom than the skater and coach, taken from email and web material as well. Just like going to sit in the stands for a sporting event. You want to know what the athletes are thinking...not the former ones except for maybe the coach...but you hear the parents of course, coaching from the stands and discussing the logistics, because you're not an athlete down there but a spectator up here. Good reason to have an ipod or talk with the person beside you on stereo headset phone calls! :o)</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/heather-richardson-interview-after-gold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/heather-richardson-interview-after-gold#comments 2010 ice Heather Richardson ice speed skating indoor Japan (JPN) Obihiro JAP speed skating worlds cup http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1290 Thu, 23 Dec 2010 15:17:43 +0000 roadskater 1290 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