Monday May 6, 2013
This Skate-tv video shows event highlights from kids' events at the past 33rd Vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon and the atmosphere in the inline village at the Berlin Vital expo on April 7th. Julien Levrard and Katharina Rumpus were the winners of the race, and in keeping with the motto the best start into the spring, the participants were greeted by 200,000 spectators and plenty of bright sunshine.
There are more German race events this season:
These SCC Events in Germany are just a few of many large marathon race events that recur annually. In addition to North American and International marathon events, there are fundraising races, festivals and local marathons that raise awareness and money for a lot of good causes. Many enthusiastic inline skaters use these activities and other competitive speed events as the foundation for vacation trips, especially since many of the destinations are good ones.
Friday April 26, 2013
Gloria Drebes is an inline figure skater from Germany. She says on her profile website that at first glance inline figure skating looks a lot like ice figure skating - only without the ice. Gloria loves it because you can do this sport on any hardwood, tile, concrete or paved surface - indoors or outdoors.
She wrote to ask for a shout out on About Inline Skating's Twitter and invited me to check out some of her skating event videos on YouTube. Looks like she is having a lot of fun with the competitive end sport, so let's share her adventure:
Wednesday April 24, 2013
If you are seriously interested in speed skating, don't take the self-help route. Many potential new speed skaters learn to skate in all the wrong places. And they will need to re-learn many techniques before they can move into inline racing.
If you feel the need for speed, join a speed team first. The coach will point you toward basics, if you need them, set up a training plan and will be the best ones to determine the inline speed skate manufacturer or equipment setup that is right for you based on skill level, weight and the details of your foot shape and other physical needs.
The speed events that interest you, indoor vs. outdoor and even skating surface information will also determine you speed skate training needs. Inline racing is more than just going fast and turning left:
Friday April 5, 2013
How often does a travel adventure giveaway also include the airfare to get you to the starting point?
I'm not sure, but this Idaho Skating Adventure from Zephyr Adventures, which takes place this year from September 8 - 12 includes free airfare from anywhere in the United States. What else do you get?
- Spend three days on the 73-mile-long Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, a repurposed and mostly flat rail trail located in the wilderness of northern Idaho. Skaters will see wildlife, views of forested mountains, clear lakes and teal-colored rivers.
- Skate along the historic 53-mile Centennial Trail and the short-but-sweet Fish Lake Trail which are flanked by quaint towns, natural beauty and lots of history.
- This Idaho Skating Adventure is appropriate for advanced beginners or higher skills levels, since the trails are mostly smooth and there are few hills on the routes.
You can enter here to win this skating tour or book your adventure the traditional way at the Zephyr website.
Photo © Zephyr Adventures