Archive of Planet skate news

For the week of:
June 4 - 10, 2006

June 4, 2006
Carvell, Robinson Win at Road America
Matt Robinson of Madison, Wisc., won the inaugural Road American 20K Saturday in Wisconsin. Matt Meyer was second; Thong Nguyen, third. Team Rainbo's Margo Carvell won the women's race. About 80 skaters raced in the event, which included a 13K. Skaters were challenged by the roller coaster-like road course. "This is one of the toughest courses around," said Tru-Rev's Greg Major.

June 5, 2006
Inline Slips in 2005
Inline skating declined in popularity in 2005, falling to 24th place on the list of most popular U.S. sports, according to a new report.
- Go to Planet story.

Skate Bytes ...
Road America Report
"The consensus of skaters was that it was a very hard course but one of the most unique and fun they have ever raced." So says race director Peter Starykowicz.
- Go to his report.

Rink Void Filled
A new roller rink is planned for Indianapolis, near the home of the former Avon skate center. Rock & Rollers is scheduled to open in October. It will be 18,000 square feet.
- Go to IndyStar story.

June 6, 2006
Prois Captures Road America
thumbDid you miss Saturday's Road America 20K in Wisconsin? Don't worry about it. Darlene Prois' photos are almost as good as being there.
-Go to photos.

Skate Bytes ...
Skate NYC
barollRegistration is open for the Big Apple Roll (July 28-30) in New York City. Organizers say the event is "a weekend to explore NY, party with friends, and feel the rush of NYC street skating."
- Go to more info.

Black Ice for Hoyt Lakes
The road course for the Hoyt Lakes Skate has been repaved, so expect smooth rolling for this open-road half marathon (July 23).
Go to more info.

June 7, 2006
Skate Bytes ...
Long Track on the Oval
The STR8 SK8 race series starts today at the Roseville Oval in Minnesota. About 40 skaters a week compete in the Wednesday night series, which runs through August. Tonight racers will skate 800-meter time trials to determine division placements. On following weeks, they will skate two pack races a week at distances up to 6000 meters.
- Go to STR8 SK8 web page.

42K Backwards!
LeeJH001Ji Ha Lee of South Korea skated the entire Incheon World Inline Cup on Saturday backwards. A skate buddy told Lee when to turn right or left. His time was not too shabby: 1 hour and 37 minutes, which would have kept him ahead of most of the rec skaters ... even if they were in front of him!
- Go to Dr Spark web site.

June 8, 2006
Rollerblade Rolls Out New Problade
probladethumbNew Problade same as the old Problade? ... Not quite: The new Limited Edition gets a sleek Euro color scheme.

- Go to preview.

Skate Bytes ...
Roll for the Roses
This 10K (June 24) starts and ends at the Roseville Oval outside St. Paul, Minn., but in between it takes in the scenery of the surrounding parks and neighborhoods.
Go to more info.

June 9, 2006
How to Climb Hills
Getting up those hills on hillthumbinline skates doesn't have to be so hard. Just follow a2a champ Kim Perkins' advice and remember your mantra: "I love hills."
- Go to Planet story.

Skate Bytes ...
Houston, We Have a Marathon!
The inaugural Houston Inline Marathon will be Sunday, Oct. 15, in Katy, Texas. The marathon will be held on the grounds of the sprawling Katy Mills Mall. Race organizers expect to win final approval from the city council on June 26. Aside from a full and half marathon, the event will include a 5K team time trial.
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