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For the week of:
Nov. 12-18, 2006

Nov. 13, 2006
Write a Letter for Eddy!
Skate legend Eddy Matzger has done a lot of skating over the years. Now's your chance to help him in his battle to keep skating on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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Nov. 14, 2006
Industry News
Rollerdome Rules the North Country
The founders knew right away that the Rollerdome was a go. But no one could have predicted the long-term success of this "only in Minnesota" phenomenon.
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Product News
Innovation Rolls Into Marathon Market
Bont will heat up the marathon market next spring with a moderately priced line of near racing skates based on its radical 3-point design.
Go to Planet story.

Nov. 15, 2006
Event News
Outdoor Season Heads for Low Key Finale
halfmarathontOnce again this year, the number of skaters headed for the Silver Strand Half Marathon is unremarkable.

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Racing News
Parra to Run Ice Transition Program
Olympic gold medalist Derek Parra will run a program aimed at infusing the U.S. ice speed skating team with inline talent. “This is a great opportunity ... to direct the training and performance of the future stars in both sports," the former inline champion said.
Go to announcement.

Event News
High Roller Invitational Set for March
Want to watch some of USA's top skaters in action? Attend the Las Vegas High Roller Invitational next March. Last year the indoor-outdoor event attracted the likes of Joey Mantia, Jessica Smith and Brittany Bowe.
Go to its spot on 2007 Event Calendar.

Nov. 16, 2006
Group Skates
Early Birds in Tucson
During the summer, Tucson skaters start their Sunday Morning Skate at 7 a.m. to beat the withering heat. But once fall arrives, they sleep another hour. ... The weekly Arizona event is the latest addition to the Group Skate Mapper.
Find it on the Map.
Add Your Group Skate.

Skating With Kam'
kamThis is one of the best skate videos to ever appear on YouTube. Kam is crazy! Skating backwards through a New York City traffic jam. ... Fun stuff!

Go to video

Nov. 17, 2006
Skate Tip of the Week
Cold Remedies
How do you keep rolling when it's cold outside? Skate legend Eddy Matzger shares his cold weather savvy in this week's skate tip.
Go to Skate Tip.

Industry News
Skate Ranger to the Rescue!
skateranger2tHe's the newest action figure on the shelves of FAO Schwarz — and he just might inspire a new generation of skaters.

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Copyright 2006 by Robert Burnson

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