Archive of Planet skate news

For the week of:
July 2 - 8, 2006

July 3, 2006
Blades du Soleil
Inline skating shares the spotlight in Cirque du Soleil's new Beatles-inspired show, Love. "The rollerblading virtuosity displayed during 'Help' is an eye-popping knockout," coos the critic for the Toronto Star. But you don't have to leave home to see rollerblading in the spotlight this summer. Guess who's skating in Steve Martin's "The Pink Panther," recently released on DVD?
- Here's the answer.

July 5, 2006
Reno May Relax Skate Ban
City councilors in Reno, Nev., are considering loosening up their ban on skating downtown. They are scheduled to vote today on a proposal that would allow skating in the downtown business district along the Truckee River.
- Go to Reno newspaper story.
- Go to Skate Law page.

New Time Slot for Social
The Send the Best Social has been pushed back two days and moved into an evening, rather than afternoon, time slot. The new date for the fundraiser is Wednesday, July 19th.
- Go to more info.

July 6, 2006
Canadian to Attempt Solo Marathon Record
Posting a world record time may be the easy part of Meaghan Buisson's assault on the 9-year-old record held by USA's Kim Ames.
Go to the Planet story.

July 7, 2006
Skate Tip of the Week
Assume the Position
You can't devote too much time to technique, says World Inline Cup champ Jorge Botero. And the best place to start is with an aerodynamic position.
- Go to Skate Tip of the Week.

Core U.S. Team Members to Get Fat Checks
Core members of the U.S. World Team will have most of their travel expenses paid when they attend this summer's World Championships in South Korea. But their teammates won't be quite so lucky.
- Go to Planet story.

July 8, 2006
Buisson Sets Solo Marathon Record
Canadian Meaghan Buisson set a new world record today in the solo marathon. Her time of 1 hour, 18 minutes and 15.73 seconds chopped ten minutes off the old mark.
- Go to Planet story.

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