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For the week of:
November 26 - December 2, 2006

Nov. 26, 2006
Racing News
Mantia, Rice Win Texas Roundup
Joey Mantia dominates (as is his habit) while veteran Debbie Rice gives "the girls" a skating lesson.
Go to Planet story.

Nov. 27, 2006

Skate Coach
Happy Feet, Part 1
kathytWhat to do when your feet are screaming? ... Skate Coach Kathy McSparran prescribes the cure in her latest column.

Go to Kathy's column.

Event News
Minnesota Event Gets a Makeover
inlineBaxterThe Online Inline Half Marathon is history. ... Long live the Baxter Inline Marathon!
Go to Planet story.

Last Week in Review
Race results from Texas and California, the beta release of our Skate Route Mapper, and a new almost-ultra-marathon ... Those stories and more ... last week on the Planet!
Go to last week's news.
Go to News Archive.

Nov. 28, 2006
Industry News
IOC Lowers the Bar
Not to get your hopes up (only to be dashed again) ... but the process of gaining entry into the Olympics has just gotten a little easier.
Go to Planet story.

Matzger Posts Full SkateFarm Schedule
Skate legend Eddy Matzger will bring his popular skate seminars to 13 cities next year, including Dusseldorf. But he'll also spend some time at his SkateFarm in Virginia, where he's scheduled another 10 clinics.

Go to SkateFarm web site.
Go to 2007 Event Calendar.

Event News
Inline to Roll at Hockey's All-Star Festival
The NHL All-Star Celebration in Dallas (Jan. 20) will include a 10K casual skate and a 10K criterium for master racers. Both will loop the American Airlines Center.
Go to more info.
Announce your event!

Nov. 29, 2006
The Weavers!
teammicroJaws reportedly dropped when Team Micro China put on its display of synchronized freestyle
at last week's Asia Pacific Cup in Singapore. You'll understand why when you see the video.
Go to YouTube video.
See more video favorites.

Skaters in the News
Miss Skate Babe Crowned in Singapore
Ace Tay, a 21-year-old business student, was crowned Miss Skate Babe at the closing party of the inaugural Women on Skates event Monday.
Go to Planet story.

Nov. 30, 2006
Industry News
New Company Picks Up the Pieces
With Mogema out of the picture, its innovative skate designer rolls out his own company.
Go to Planet story.

Dec. 1, 2006
Skate Tip of the Week
'Heeling' a Toe Push
We all know we're not supposed to push with our toes, but breaking the habit is not so easy. Skate legend Eddy Matzger provides some "heeling" in this week's tip.
Go to Skate Tip.

Skaters in the News
Abominable Roller Man
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a projectile hairball! ... No, it's Squatch, the Seattle Sonics' mascot, performing a gravity-defying skate stunt at a recent game.
Download video clip.
Go to Squatch web page.





Copyright 2006 by Robert Burnson

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