Trillium Run 10k (Mount Forest) and Montreal Festival Roller Marathon

Canadian skaters were busy this weekend with two races on the calendar- the Trillium 10k in Mount Forest, Ontario on Saturday and the Festival Roller Marathon in Montreal on Sunday.

The first race- the Trillium 10k- took place on Satuday. Toronto Inline Skating Club‘s Sarah Hopkins won the women’s race well ahead of club-mate Melissa Maas. Paisley Perrie finished 3rd in the women’s category Peter Doucet beat out Jesse Pauley for the overall win. Placing 3rd was Morgan Williams. The top-3 overall finishers are from the Toronto Inline Skating Club. [Trillium 10 results]


Sarah Hopkins on her way to victory at the Trillium Runs 10k in Mount Forest- photo from Peter Doucet- Speed Skate World

Hopkins won her second event in as many days on Sunday’s Montreal’s Festival Roller Marathon. Montreal’s Morgane Echardour placed 2nd. Bailin Xie topped off the top-3 women. On the men’s side, it was short track speed skater World Cup medalist Olivier Jean who took top honours with a time of 1 hour 13 minutes, beating out national team member Mathieu Giroux. Rounding off the top 3 is Ottawa’s Benoit Letourneau. [Montreal Festival Roller results] [Pictures]

RSO Outdoor Series Information

The Roller Sports Ontario (RSO) Outdoor Series is kicking off next weekend in Ottawa. The first of four events is taking place on Sunday, May 18th at the Aylmer track in Hull, right across the bridge from Ottawa.

Visit the RSO website for all the updated forms and information sheets.

World Outgames 2009 Registration Open

The 2009 World Outgames are taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark. Click here for information on roller racing. You can now register for the event.

The Outgames take place from July 25th to August 2nd 2009. There will be tournaments and competitions in 38 different sports disciplines for competitors at all skill levels. There will also be a wide variety of cultural events including performances, exhibitions and parties.

RSO Series Dates

The Roller Sports Ontario Outdoor Series will soon open its 2008 season- here are the series dates;
-#1- May 18th- Ottawa (Aylmer 400-meter flat track)
-#2- June 15th- Harriston (CITC 200-meter banked track)
-#3- July 20th- Toronto (Christ the King 200-meter flat track)
-#4- August 24th- Toronto (Christ the King 200-meter flat track)

Click here to find information on each stage.


2007 RSO Outdoor Series #3- Toronto- kids race


2007 RSO Outdoor Series #1- Aylmer/ Ottawa- group-1 10k


2007 RSO Outdoor Series #2- Toronot- group-3 500-meter sprint