2017 http://roadskater.net/taxonomy/term/3545/all en 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 37th Athens to Atlanta Road Skate (A2A.net) in Georgia, USA Oct 14, 2018 http://roadskater.net/37th-athens-atlanta-road-skate-a2a-net-georgia-usa-oct-14-2018 <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2018-10-14T11:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2018.10.14 7:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2018-10-14T11:00:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2018.10.14 7:00 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <p>From their website, <a href="a2a.net" target="_blank" title="A2A Athens to Atlanta Home Page">a2a.net</a>, which has lots of information under "TELL ME MORE":</p><p>Athens to Atlanta (A2A) is the oldest and most famous road skate in America. Starting in Athens, Georgia, participants skate through beautiful country roads and quiet suburbia before navigating city streets and triumphantly crossing the finish line in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward Skate Park. The course is challenging and requires experienced road skating ability, courage and stamina. Skaters who may not be ready for the whole 87 miles may opt for the 38-mile event, which also starts in Athens, or the 49-mile event, which starts near Dacula, GA. Inline and quad skaters are welcome and anyone from 8 to 80 years old may enter.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Roadskater.net inline skaters have skated A2A as many as 20 times. Familiar names can be found on the A2A Duraskaters (Distance) records page. </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Classic Center A2A Start Area</span> <div class="street-address"> 300 N Thomas St </div> <span class="locality">Athens</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <span class="postal-code">30601</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.960465">33° 57' 37.674" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.373026">83° 22' 22.8936" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.960465+-83.373026+%28300+N+Thomas+St%2C+Athens%2C+GA%2C+30601%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=300+N+Thomas+St&amp;csz=Athens%2C+GA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=300+N+Thomas+St&amp;city=Athens&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=30601" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/37th-athens-atlanta-road-skate-a2a-net-georgia-usa-oct-14-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/37th-athens-atlanta-road-skate-a2a-net-georgia-usa-oct-14-2018#comments Roadskater.net 2017 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s Athens GA Athens to Atlanta (a2a) Atlanta GA Clarkston GA Classic Center (Athens GA) Dacula GA Earth events Georgia (GA) inline Lawrenceville GA Old Fourth Ward Skatepark (Atlanta GA) open road outdoor quad Scottdale GA skating events speedskating Stone Mountain GA North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1482 33.960465 -83.373026 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:32:47 +0000 roadskater 1482 at http://roadskater.net 2017 36th Athens to Atlanta Road Skate (A2A.net) in Georgia USA http://roadskater.net/2017-36th-athens-atlanta-road-skate-a2a-net-georgia-usa <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2017-10-08T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2017.10.08 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-start dtstart" title="2017-10-08T11:30:00Z"><label>Start: </label> 2017.10.08 7:30 am </div> </div> <div class="event-nodeapi"> <div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>America/New York </div> </div> <p>From their website, <a href="a2a.net" target="_blank" title="A2A Athens to Atlanta Home Page">a2a.net</a>, which has lots of information under "TELL ME MORE":</p><p>Athens to Atlanta (A2A) is the oldest and most famous road skate in America. Starting in Athens, Georgia, participants skate through beautiful country roads and quiet suburbia before navigating city streets and triumphantly crossing the finish line in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward Skate Park. The course is challenging and requires experienced road skating ability, courage and stamina. Skaters who may not be ready for the whole 87 miles may opt for the 38-mile event, which also starts in Athens, or the 49-mile event, which starts near Dacula, GA. Inline and quad skaters are welcome and anyone from 8 to 80 years old may enter.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Roadskater.net inline skaters have done A2A as many as 18 times in a row. Familiar names can be found on the A2A Duraskaters (Distance) records page.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Classic Center A2A Start Area</span> <div class="street-address"> 300 N Thomas St </div> <span class="locality">Athens</span>, <span class="region">Georgia</span> <span class="postal-code">30601</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="33.960465">33° 57' 37.674" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.373026">83° 22' 22.8936" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=33.960465+-83.373026+%28300+N+Thomas+St%2C+Athens%2C+GA%2C+30601%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=300+N+Thomas+St&amp;csz=Athens%2C+GA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=300+N+Thomas+St&amp;city=Athens&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=30601" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/2017-36th-athens-atlanta-road-skate-a2a-net-georgia-usa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/2017-36th-athens-atlanta-road-skate-a2a-net-georgia-usa#comments Roadskater.net 2017 2000s United States of America (USA) 2010s Athens GA Athens to Atlanta (a2a) Atlanta GA Clarkston GA Classic Center (Athens GA) Dacula GA Earth events Georgia (GA) inline Lawrenceville GA Old Fourth Ward Skatepark (Atlanta GA) open road outdoor quad Scottdale GA skating events speedskating Stone Mountain GA North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1478 33.960465 -83.373026 Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:24:47 +0000 roadskater 1478 at http://roadskater.net