The Week That Was 11/09 – 11/15

MPC – Erin Jackson Controversy At Worlds There is a huge controversy surrounding the 1000M senior ladies race, after American Erin Jackson easily defeated all the competition to get the gold, unfortunately she was unfairly disqualified about 5 minutes later, supposedly by pushing a Korean girl into the ground. – Kiwi speedskater claims fourth

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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

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The Week That Was 02/17 – 02/23

First Loser – Renee Hildebrand: Skaters First Well, the making of an Olympian is a long process and often begins years before the athlete even realizes it. The most difficult thing to do is to keep children and teenagers involved in a particular sport for the ten to twenty years required to reach the top. Ocala

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The Week That Was 02/10 – 02/16

From the New York Times – To Go Further, Speedskaters Had to Let Go of Their Wheels Rollerblading is back. Well, at least among American Olympic speedskaters. Of the 25 long- and short-track American competitors, 14 started out as inline skaters. They are split between long and short track, according to U.S. Speedskating. KC Boutiette

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Unlikely Bond Of J.R. Celski And Macklemore

Short track medalist and former inliner J.R. Celski and Grammy Award winning hip-hop artist Macklemore forged an unlikely bond on mutual respect and belief in dedication to their crafts. Celski’s “Ten Thousand Hours” started on wheels. Post by NBC Olympics.

The Week That Was 01/20-01/26

Results for the first stop in the National SpeedSkating Circuit, NSC, have been posted. 16 year old Thomas “Tom Tom” Goff was crowned the Grand Champion in his debut event on the circuit. World class inline speed skaters Michael Mulder, Joey Mantia, Heather Richardson, Brittany Bowe,  Shane Dobbin, Jilleanne Rookard, and Eddy Alvarez all made the news

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Prepare for the Sochi Bounce

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games kick off in just over one month. Long Track competition starts on February 8th. Short Track begins on February 10th. For the next six or seven weeks the sport of inline speed skating is going to get more TV, newspaper, and social media coverage in the United States than it

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Theresa Cliff-Ryan Injured in Training Accident

The former inliner and professional cyclist received a concussion after a scary training accident. She was standing on the side of the track when a crashing speedskater crashed into her sending her falling and landing on her head. The full story is available from ESPN at

2014 U.S. Olympic Trials Speedskating TV Schedule

NBC Sports has announced its initial schedule of coverage for the 2014 U.S. Speedskating Olympic Trials in Salt Lake City, Utah. Many of top the favorites have transitioned to ice from inline including Joey Mantia, Heather Richardson, and newly minted 1000m World Record Holder Brittany Bowe. Long track and short track event tickets and details

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