Milwaukee WI + Petit National Ice Center en Davis Junction doctor pursues his speed skating passion - Rockford Register Star <p><a href="">Davis Junction doctor pursues his speed skating passion - Rockford Register Star</a></p> <blockquote><p>Sure, there were skating parties in Retzer’s childhood, but his true love affair with skates didn’t come until he was in his 30s with young daughters at home. Then, he bought Rollerblades for himself and his daughter.</p> <p>“Something clicked in me,” he said.</p> <p>It wasn’t long before Retzer’s competitive side weighed in, and he began doing inline speed skating competitions. He trains with the Rockford Road Scholars and has competed for the past 20 years in places from Minnesota to Georgia. Some races are marathon-length.</p> <p>Others are nearly 100 miles over hilly courses.</p> <p>In good weather, Retzer skates daily and logs about 2,000 miles a year. He’s been clocked as fast as 43 miles an hour.</p></blockquote><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United States of America (USA) Athens to Atlanta (a2a) Davis Junction IL inline skating Milwaukee WI outdoor roadskating Wisconsin (WI) North America Wed, 09 Mar 2011 07:01:14 +0000 timv 1310 at First Annual Masters International/USA Masters Single Distance Championships in 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=""></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="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href=";csz=Milwaukee%2C+WI&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href=";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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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) 43.025608 -88.015745 Wed, 05 Jan 2011 22:44:10 +0000 roadskater 1300 at Chad Hedrick back after a rest <p><a href=";ct=us/7-0&amp;fd=R&amp;url=;cid=0&amp;ei=mQA8Raq8OJvSHOmd_a4B"></a>Chad Hedrick is back on the ice after several months off, and this article shows he has some new attitudes, at least for now. He seems to be planning to do less in hopes of doing better (since he didn&#39;t win all gold) and may be actually following the example of others a bit. He&#39;s in with the team this year, including their coaching (as his former coach is now in Germany). This article is an account of what for Hedrick was a warm-up race, and it has some good quotes of note. --Blake<em><table border="0" cellspacing="7" cellpadding="2" width="valign=top"><tbody><tr><td valign="top"><a href=";ct=us/7-0&amp;fd=R&amp;url=;cid=0&amp;ei=mQA8Raq8OJvSHOmd_a4B">Chad Hedrick shaking off the rust</a><br /><font size="-1"><font color="#6f6f6f"> -</font> 16 minutes ago</font><br /><font size="-1">MILWAUKEE _ It has been a long time since Chad Hedrick showed up at a <strong>speedskating</strong> race willing to settle for anything but victories and track records. <strong>...</strong> </font><br /></td></tr></tbody></table></em></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2006 ice speedskating long track ice Milwaukee WI Wisconsin (WI) Tue, 24 Oct 2006 17:34:01 +0000 roadskater 319 at