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]

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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: speedcoach@highspeedfx.net