Planet News Archive ...
... for the week of Jan. 29 - Feb. 4, 2006
Big Apple Roll Scheduled for Late July - The fourth annual Big Apple Roll will take to the streets of New York City from July 28-30 this year. The weekend event features group skates, dining and parties. It is organized by the Empire Skate Club. (Go to more event news.)
Who Knew Indoor Was So Fun! - Indoor races aren't all serious and somber. They also often include one or more nonstandard events that are more about fun than winning. One such race is the three-person time trial, in which the goal is to get your team across the line together, preferably before the other teams. (Vote for your favorite nonstandard event.)
Leaping Lizards? ... Iguana Cozies Up With Volleyball - Iguana Think Tank, the organizer of the World Inline Cup, has merged with Global Sports Marketing, the organizer of European beach volleyball tournaments. What does this mean? That's hard to sayand impossible to discern from the hieroglyphs of the joint press release. Probably it's a sign that Iguana mastermind Coni Altherr is looking for ways to a.) Keep the World Cup from stalling; and b.) Employ his genius for event promotion in other areas. (Go to the Iguana press release.)
Inline Remains in U.S. 10K - Inline racing will once again be part of the U.S. 10K Classic in Atlanta, Ga. Organizers had reportedly been unhappy with the dwindling number of skaters signing up for the Labor Day event. But they were apparently content with the 102 skaters who raced last year. And they found an inline sponsor: T-Mobile. They have scheduled the skate race a little earlier this year: 7:25 a.m. (Sept. 24th), five minutes after the start of the women's cycling sprint. (Go to event web site.) (Go to more event news.)
Toronto Skate Blues - Money woes have scuttled the 2006 Toronto Inline Race Weekend. The event ended up $6000 in the hole last year, and organizers have been unable to find new sponsors. But don't panic, says event founder Peter Doucet. "We just need to figure out a way to organize races that cost less and put together (or find) a source to fund them." (Go to Peter's announcement.)
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