Artistic Inline Skating ...
Inline Planet news and articles about artistic inline skating, listed in reverse order of publication:
Google to Feature Skatetrix in Video Blog - The Skatetrix web site is likely to be swamped by users in the next few weeks. According to the site, Google plans to feature it on its popular video blog. Skatetrix is a Swiss-based web site that features video clips of artistic and speed skaters. Google plans to feature a clip of Swiss artistic champion Nathalie Biedermann performing at a Zurick train station. (Go here to download the clip. ... Note: Mac users may have to download an avi player, like VLC, to view the clip.) (Dec. 2, 2005)
Can You Dance, Dracula? - Get your costumes and routines ready for Halloween Inline Dance 2005. The contest is an all-digital affair organized by the Holiday on Inlines web site. Just suit up, videotape your two to four minute dance routine, and upload it to the site. A jury of your peers, along with anyone else who submits a form, will evaluate your routine. Points will be awarded on the basis of skill, transitions, execution, composition and interpretation. You can enter alone or in the pairs or group categories. (Here's the Halloween Inline Dance web site!)
Taipei Wins Asian Roller Championships; India Finishes Second - The island nation of Taipei -- with strong performances in all disciplines -- rolled to a commanding victory in the 11th Asian Roller Skating Championships in Jeonju, Korea. Taipei skaters finished first in artistic skating, second in speed skating and tied for first (with Macao) in roller hockey. ... India came in second overall with a second-place finish in artistic skating and a tie for third in hockey. ... Japan came in third with a third-place finish in speed skating and a tie for third in hockey. ... Korea's dominance of speed skating was only enough for fourth place overall. It claimed 11 of the 12 speed skating gold medals, but finished sixth in hockey and did not compete in artistic skating. (Here's an Excel file of the results.) (May 16, 2005)