The Week That Was 02/24 – 03/02

Tampa Classic Half Marathon Announced

This is a 13.1 mile distance event open to all skaters on April 20th, 2014 at 7:00 AM. It is being held at the super fast Skate Pad in Tampa. Registration is $25. The race is followed by the outdoor portion of the Tampa Classic inline speed meet.

Registration for the Apostle Islands Inline Marathon Is Now Open

Race Date is June 14, 2014. This is some of the best asphalt you will ever skate on. The race is well organized and the island and surrounding areas can be enjoyed by skater and non-skater alike. You can register either by:  downloading a registration form or online registration. Sign up by March 15 and save $15.00. For race information go to www.apostleislandsinline.comLodging information can be found at

2014 Spring Colorado Banked Track Clinic

The dates have been set for the Spring Banked Track Clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The clinic will be held at the United States Olympic Training Center from May 1 – May 4, 2014.

Athletes from across the United States will be attending the clinic in hopes of qualifying for the 2014 Team USA Trials and Outdoor National Championships. Athletes that have already qualified, travel to Colorado as part of their preparation for the trials and championships. – Testing the 3x125mm Set-up

Fox Business – Jordan Malone: an Olympic Entrepreneur

Like all successful entrepreneurs, Olympic short-track speedskater Jordan Malone saw a void in his marketplace, and he filled it. Not happy with the tips skaters use on their fingers when going around turns, he made his own out of carbon fiber.

Allentown Morning Call – Q&A with Chris Creveling, Silver Medal Winner in Sochi

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette –  Local Inline Skater Overcomes Obstacles