Roller Sports Ontario’s Indoor Series took place this past Sunday in Mississauga. This was the second of four events. Skaters competed in distances ranging from 300-meters to 1000-meters. The RSO Series is a co-ed ability based series; skaters complete a time trial and are placed in ability groups. Final series age category rankings will determine trophies and cash prizes for skaters. The next competition will take place on March 16th. [300-meter time trial results, 500-meter results, 1000-meter results, stage 2 standings, Peter Doucet's photos]
2006-2007 RSO Indoor Series awards were distributed this past Sunday- pictured are some of the top-3 age category finishers- seated left to right; Morgan Williams, Jesse Pauley, Sarah Hopkins, standing left to right; Jacky Shu, Alex Maas, Jake Maas, Eric Maas, Peter Doucet, Aaron Arndt, Scott Pauley, Andrew Hegarty- photo by Phillip Morris
You can view some photos of indoor training in Ottawa/ Hull in the post called Indoor Recap thanks to Road Rash Chronicles.
Benoit’s Lamarche in the lead- photo from Road Rash Chronicles
The Toronto Inline Skating Club (TISC) will be holding its Annual General Meeting on the 16th of March. TISC’s long-time president, Gillian Clarke, will be stepping down as President of the club. The club’s membership will be voting on a new board of directors. [more]
TISC’s President, Gillian Clarke, leads her group at the 2007 Ottawa Inline Skating Festival. Clarke is stepping down from the TISC Presidency- Photo from Peter Doucet
You can view a CBC clip on Roller Derby from this January. The clip, which was aired on CBC News Sunday, includes fine commentary and competition footage. The clip features Gillian Clarke, who is currently the RSC Vice President of Roller Derby. [Roller Derby Revisited]
‘Starting with the 2007 tax year, the Government of Canada allows a non-refundable tax credit based on eligible fitness expenses paid by parents to register a child in a prescribed program of physical activity‘ [read more in Children's Fitness Tax Credit]
Members of the Calgary Rollercade Inline Skating Club recently competed at the 2008 Auburn Winter Invitational Speed Meet in Washington, USA. Mark Virtue from the USA took pictures of the races. [view the Auburn photo gallery]
A CRISC skater in the senior men’s long distance final in Auburn- photo by Mark Virtue
You can view a photo album of one of CRISC‘s practice this past January. [click for photo album]
The dates for the RSC Speed Nationals & RSO Speed Provincials are now confirmed.
Roller Sports Canada will hold its annual speed championship at the Canadian Inline Training Centre in Harriston, Ontario. The 200-meter banked track will play host to the Canadian Championships from June 27th to the 30th. The official practice will be on Friday and racing will take place on Saturday and Sunday. Monday will be held as a rain date.
The Canada Day Marathon will take place in Cambridge on July 1st.
Roller Sports Ontario will host its annual provincial speed championship May 30th to June 1st. The Ontario championship will take place at Christ The King 200-meter flat track, the training venue used by the Toronto Inline Skating Club. Friday will serve as the official practice day. Racing will take place on Saturday and Sunday.
More details on these events will be posted at a later date. Forms and information will be posted in the information bar on the left-hand side.
The Roller Sports Canada website mysteriously re-appeared on the internet earlier today.
There will be a number of update throughout the next few weeks- stay tuned for more news.
We have no idea why the RSC site has been down. We are looking into the problem. Thank you for understanding.
The North London Optimist Community Centre (NLOCC) located in London, Ontario opened its doors on January 2nd. The venue features a beautiful wood floor.
The NLOCC is an important addition to Canada’s far-and-few roller skating facilities. Every facility has the potential of being home to a club- Could this rink be the future home of a new speed, roller figure skating or roller derby team?
If you live in the London area and you’re interested in starting up a club, contact us if you would like help.
RollerSkatin.ca has more photos & details about the grand opening.
Photo from RollerSkatin.ca