Toronto’s Sarah Hopkins 2nd In Chicago

A number of Canadian roller speed skaters travelled to support the Chicagoland Inline Marathon. The race was held this past Saturday.

Sarah Hopkins (left) finishing 2nd in the women’s race- photo from Glenn Koshi

Sarah Hopkins, who is set to represent Canada at the upcoming World Roller Speed Skating Championships in Gijon, Spain, finished 2nd overall in the women’s category. Her time was 1:14.25. She was edged out by USA’s Debbie Rice. Rice’s team-mate, Jilleanne Rookard who finished 3rd overall, has World Championship medals to her name.

The top Canadian male finisher was Morgan Williams.

[Results] [Results on SSW] [Candy Wong’s report] [Mike Garvin’s report] [Pictures on Bont Forum] [Tom Dell’Aringa’s pictures] [Inline Planet report]

Canadian World Team & Open Training Camp July 26 & 27

There will be a Canadian World Team & Open Training Camp on July 26th & 27th at the CITC in Harriston-

Alex Perrie will hold a training camp on July 26th and 27th. The camp open to everyone. Alex Perrie & Andrew Hegarty will conduct the programme.

Programme Outline:
Friday– Registration, orientation, campfire & BBQ. People can camp or stay overnight or drive back & forth- whatever is appropriate and suitable for everyone.
Saturday– Skate 8:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday– Skate 8:00am to 4:00pm

The camp will feature: drills & skills on the new pad, technique and race strategies, training and some fun races & activities, international videos, spinning classes, and weight sessions.

Cost for Weekend = $85.00 or One day $45.00

Come to the training camp at the CITC track in Harriston and at the same time help the Ontario members of this year’s World Team raise funds to help them with their expenses.

So that Alex can adequately prepare for this camp, it would be appreciated if you intend on attending please email him a.s.a.p:

Presenting The 2008 Speed World Team

Roller Sports Canada’s 2008 World Team was confirmed at the Canadian Championships, which were held June 28th- 30th.

The team will travel to Gijon, Spain, to represent Canada at the World Roller Speed Skating Championships from the 4th to the 12th of September.

RSC’s Speed World Team- photo from Shannon Hegarty

You can find additional information on the World Roller Speed Skating Championships thanks to Mundo Patin.

The 2008 RSC Speed World Team includes;

Manager: Wayne Burrett
Senior Coach: Alex Perrie
Junior Coach: Tyler Congdon

Senior Men
Alex D’mello
Peter Doucet
Travis Shaw

Senior Women
Morgane Echardour
Sarah Hopkins
Leah Kaluta
Chelsea Parry

Junior Men
Brett Leavens
Jade Pauley

Canada Day Marathon- Results & Pictures

The Canada Day Marathon was held in ideal conditions on July 1st.

Participants enjoyed a fast road course, good competition, and a BBQ before medal presentations.

Martine Charbonneau and Peter Doucet set course records on their way to respective victories in the women’s and men’s overall titles.

Skaters came from out of town to participate, including some from Quebec, Alberta, and the USA.

Next year’s event will take place on July 1st, 2009.

RESULTS- [Click here/ right click to download]

PICTURESMarathon photos by Chelsea Parry and Peter Doucet

Calgary’s Alex D’mello (CRISC) leads the way in the marathon with Dennis Humphrey, Peter Doucet, and the rest of the group in tow- photo from Chelsea Parry

After the marathon- Morgan Williams, Eric Gee, and Dennis Humphrey- photo from Peter Doucet

Fitness/ Recreational Grand Master Men’s podium- photo from Peter Doucet