The Week That Was 09/28 – 10/04 – Inline Skaters Break Records At Berlin Marathon

Bart Swings

A day before the runners began Sunday’s 26.2-mile journey to the finish line, the men’s and women’s inline skating races took place. Both winners broke the course record in that event.

Belgian Bart Swings skated to a time of 58 minutes, 10 seconds to capture victory in the men’s race. A speed skater, Swings has 11 world championships gold medals on the ice and several silver and bronze medals.

Newton Daily News – West Gate skating rink grand opening Wednesday

A major remodel took place over the past two years at the former Skate Castle, now West Gate, on the west side of Newton. (Jamee A. Pierson/Daily News)