The Week That Was 12/07 – 12/13

Springfield News-Leader – Local inline skaters fulfill need for speed

Most people’s memories of roller rinks probably include snack bars, couples skate and disco balls.

But the scene at Springfield Skateworld on Sunday looked more like an Olympic meet.

Inline speed skaters from as far away as Tennessee, Texas and Louisiana made the trip for a competition that features skaters ranging in age from 4 to 60.