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For the week of:
October 22-28, 2006

Oct. 23, 2006
Racing News
Who Says You Can't Do Both?
Canada's Jean Olivier is putting the lie to the notion that serious racers must choose between inline and ice. On Saturday, he won a silver medal in the first short-track ice World Cup of the season. Over the summer, he competed on inline skates, winning the Wolverine Inline Marathon in Detroit and finishing fourth in Saint Paul.
Go to Canadian Press story.

Skaters in the News
10 Years After
In 1996, after her mother was diagnosed with leukemia, Christine Ichim skated across Canada to raise money for cancer research. Today, she is one of the scientists doing the research — and thanks to the drug Interferon, her mother is still alive.
Go to Varsity news story.
Go to Skaters in the News.

Oct. 24, 2006
Skate Preview
Rollerblade Goes Sugarfree
New inexpensive fashion skates will feature designer colors and, on two models, a low-profile frame for improved stability.
Go to Planet preview.

Event News
Calif. Race Series Ends Sunday
Team Safe's Dana Eads hold the lead in the California Roadskating Championships, which conclude Sunday with a 100K ultramarathon in San Mateo. Less stalwart skaters can choose shorter distances, starting at 10K.

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Oct. 25, 2006
Racing News
Smith Earns Spot on U.S. Ice Team
jessicasmithtOne of the world's top inline racers, Jessica Smith will be starting at the bottom in this fall's ice World Cup. But that doesn't bother her. She'll take it one race at a time as she pursues her Olympic dream.
Go to Planet story.

Event News
Mark Your Calendars!
Here's the latest additions to the fledgling 2007 Event Calendar: Texas Road Rash, March 25; Napa Valley Inline Marathon, July 8; Saint Paul, Aug. 19; Northshore, Sept. 15.

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Oct. 26, 2006
Event Crazy in the USA
Naomi Grigg reports that U.S. freestyle skaters are hard at work on plans for their first competition. They'll call it BattleUS.
Go to Naomi's column.

Oct. 27, 2006
Skate Tip of the Week
Get Low for More Speed
You'll go faster if you skate in the "down position." Former U.S. champ Patrick Creveling teaches you how in this week's tip.
Go to Skate Tip of the Week.

Group Skates
Rolling Down Under
Skaters in Brisbane, Aus., beat the summer heat by starting their Brekkie Club skate at 6:30 a.m. Afterward, they breakfast at Poppy's. ... The Brekkie is one of three new Brisbane additions to the Group Skate Mapper
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