Archive of Planet Skate News

For the week of:
August 20-26, 2006

Aug. 20, 2006
Joey, Jessica Win Again in St. Paul
Joey Mantia cruised to an impressive victory in today's St. Paul Inline Marathon. Jessica Smith used one of her trademark hawks to win at the line.

Go to Planet story.
Top Finishers: St. Paul Inline Marathon

Aug. 21, 2006
Skate Bytes
Cliff Conquers Cycling
theresacliffTheresa Cliff-Ryan, the winningest woman in inline history, is finding success in cycling. She won Sunday's USPRO criterium in Downers Grove, Ill. The 29-time world inline champion quit skating last year to train for a berth on the U.S. Olympic cycling team.

Go to VeloNews race report.
Go to more Skaters in the News.

Aug. 22, 2006
Jessica's Hawk
How narrow was Jessica Smith's margin of victory in Saint Paul? ... One wheel, maybe two, as you can see from the photo taken by Stephen Kenney (who finished 14th in the pro veterans division.)
Go to photo.

Skate Bytes
'Til I Collapse'
Inline racing meets hip-hop in a new video by Antoinette Wood (daughter of Junior World Team coach Linda Wood). The results are thrills and lots of spills. Rated R for language.
Go to video.

Aug. 23, 2006
Prois Photos of St. Paul
Darlene Prois shoots great photos wherever the skate world takes her. But on her own turf (St. Paul, Minn.), she takes it to another level.
Go to her photos of the Saint Paul Inline Marathon.

Skaters Dropped From Ottawa Marathon
Global warming claims an inline marathon! Organizers of the Ottawa Race Weekend say warmer weather makes it necessary to start the running marathon earlier, which leaves no time for inline.

Go to announcement.

Skate Bytes
Retirees Roll On in Florida
Thriving skate clubs don't just happen in big cities. The Villages, a retirement community in Florida, has a club that organizes three weekly group skates and excursions to area trails and rinks. Yet its population is only 8300.
Go to DailySun story.
Go to more Skaters in the News.

Aug. 24, 2006
Skate Bytes
Rollerblade Founder to Skate Northshore
Scott Olson organized one of the first inline marathons in history: the North Star Rollerblade Marathon, circa 1985. Recently, he has returned to skating. Last weekend, he raced in Saint Paul; next month, he's headed to Duluth.
Go to announcement.

Social Rolling in Sacto
The thing that Bernie Scoville likes most about inline skating is rolling with a crowd. "It's a great way to meet people," the 68-year-old skate instructor told the Sacramento Bee. The Bee featured Sacto's Monday Night Skate as its "Adventure of the Week."
Go to Sac Bee story.
Go to Group Skate Mapper.
Go to Skaters in the News.

Aug. 25, 2006
Skate Tip of the Week
Putting in the Time
Wanna skate better? The first step is getting comfortable on your skates. World Champ Joey Mantia explains how in this week's skate tip.
Go to Skate Tip of the Week.

Matzger Faces Tough Field in New York
Twincam's Eddy Matzger has his work cut out Saturday when he defends his title in the New York 100K. Among the 30 pro men will be Colombia's Luis Carlos Mejia, World Cup skater Mikael Lannezval and course record holder Philippe Boulard, leading a team of five Frenchmen.
Go to earlier story.
Go to more Racing News.

Aug. 26, 2006
Frenchman Wins NY 100K
Julien Levrard of France won today's New York 100K. Canada's Steve Robillard was second. K2-Empire's Karin Gabriel won the women's race.

Go to list of top finishers.

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