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For the week of:
February 4-10, 2007

Feb. 5, 2007
Planet Archive
Whole Lot a Something Going on!
Don't tell us skating is in the doldrums. Last week was full of excitement with stories about a new marathon, innovative new skates (both inline and quad) and lots more.
Go to Week in Review.

Feb. 6, 2007
Skate Adventure
Return to Kilimanjaro
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Skate legend Eddy Matzger tells the tale of his returns to Mount Kilimanjaro, nine years after he climbed its fabled slopes on inline skates.
Go to Planet story.

Event News
California Gets Its Own Inline Cup
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The Dan Burger Points Series has a new name: the California Cup. The cup will be awarded to the team that racks up the most points in a series of four races from March to October.
Go to web site.
Go to 2007 Event Calendar.

Feb. 7, 2007
Event News
Mixing Skaters and Skateboarders
This year's Bridge to Breakwater in San Pedro, CA, includes a 12K event for inline skaters and skateboarders. The scenic route hugs Los Angeles Harbor.
Go to event web site.
Go to Sept. Event Calendar.

Feb. 8, 2007
Industry News
Is the Future Wearing Running Shoes?
rollerbladespokesmodelIn its search for new skaters, Rollerblade is hanging with a new crowd: marathon runners.

Go to Planet story.

Event News
New Race Series for Canada
This summer's Coupe Quebec Roller will consist of four events for recreational and elite skaters. Distances will vary from short sprints to 20K half marathons.
Go to event web site.
Go to 2007 Event Calendar.

Health News
Drink What's Right For You
The American College of Sports Medicine's new hydration guidelines stress the need to tailor hydration regimes on individual differences and environmental factors.
Go to announcement.

Feb. 9, 2007
Skate Tip of the Week
Commute on Skates!
This week's tip is actually two. First Eddy Matzger turns your commute into a rolling workout. Then he offers two quick fixes for ankle pain.
Go to Skate Tip.

Racing News
Colombians Rule at Pre Worlds
Reigning World Champ Joey Mantia (USA) has to settle for silver as Colombians dominate the first day of racing in Cartagena.
Go to race report.

Event News
Philly Skate Rolls On
Last year was to have been the end of the line for the Philly Freedom Skate. But it will roll on (June 29-July 1), albeit with a new name: the Philly Free Skate.
Go to event web site.
Go to June Event Calendar.

Feb. 10, 2007
Racing News
Mantia Roars Back
USA's Joey Mantia wins both events (the 200m road and 1000m track) at the second day of Pre Worlds in Cartagena, Colombia.
Go to race report.





Copyright 2007 by Robert Burnson

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