Planet News Archive ...
... for the week of Feb. 12 - 18, 2006
Great EsSkate Runs Hot and Cold - Two days of perfect weather followed by a cold snap. That's how the weekend's Great EsSkate in Miami may be remembered. But it was still a blastat least, that's what Skate Coach Kathy McSparran tells us. (Go to event photo and recap.)
Skate Alliance Looks for Structure - The recently formed North American Skating Alliance is trying to figure out how to structure itself to foster its goal of fortifying the inline industry. Meeting Saturday in Miami during the Great EsSkate, the group formed a committee to consider its structure and other issues, including whether it should adopt bylaws and how to choose leaders. The committee is expected to report back to the full group, through its newsletter, in a few months, said founder Allan Wright of Zephyr Adventures. (Go to more skate industry news.)
NBC Affiliate Salutes Inline - NBC 11 News in San Francisco paid homage to inline skating last night in a piece titled, "Speed Dreams: How one of the Olympics' most popular sports caught on." The story details inline's contribution to the U.S. Olympic team and features interviews with three-time a2a champion Kim Perkins and D. Miles Jr. of the California Outdoor Rollerskating Association. The two-minute piece points out that the U.S. speed skating team is "dominated" by former inline skaters. ... Sure, we knew that. But it's great to see the message spreading. (Go to the video.)
Skaters Join Tour de Cure - Skaters will join cyclists in this May's Tour de Cure Santa Monica. Participants can choose from three distances: 5 miles ("short, sweet and flat"), 25 miles ("relatively flat") and 50 miles (on the beach bike path). The tour (May 13th) raises money for the American Diabetes Association. Everyone is invited to a kickoff reception next Tuesday (Feb. 21st) at the Viceroy Santa Monica hotel. (Go to press release.) (Go to Planet event calendar.)
Go to the Planet News Archive
Copyright © 2005 by Robert Burnson
Subscribe to the Planet RSS News Feed
Podcast with World Champ Joey Mantia
2006 Skate Previews
Full Coverage and Photos of the Northshore Inline Marathon
Interview with skate legend Eddy Matzger
Planet News Archive!
Planet Event Photos