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2014

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Can a 50-Year-Old Woman Qualify for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Long Track Ice Speedskating?

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.

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.

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Glasgow Scotland UK 2014 Games Bring Inline Skating and Cycling Velodrome

As part of the Commonwealth Games in 2014, Glasgow, Scotland, UK will be getting an indoor cycling velodrome which will also house an "inline skating facility." I wondered if that might be a banked track within the velodrome like they have in Florida and Colorado (outdoor tracks, both), or if it will be just some area to skate in while cyclists fly by on a wooden track. That's not so bad! I wondered if there's any chance inline skating will be included as a demonstration sport, but the list of sports, while including netball, fails to include skating as far as I could tell.

Locations

Brian Piccolo Park Velodrome
9501 Sheridan Street
Cooper City, Florida 33024
United States
26° 2' 6.2016" N, 80° 16' 8.5116" W
Celtic FC
18 Kerrydale Street
Glasgow, Glasgow G42 9BA
United Kingdom
55° 50' 58.8696" N, 4° 12' 20.8404" W
7-11 Olympic Velodrome Park
250 S Union Blvd
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910-3138
United States
38° 49' 45.2928" N, 104° 47' 44.88" W
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