Invitation To 2010 Namwon Korea Open

Dear all of the teams, clubs and individual skater from all over the world,

Korea Roller Sports Federation with the joint auspices of Namwon city is pleased to host and hereby cordially invites you to 2010 Namwon Korea Open in Namwon, Korea from May 11th to May 17th , 2010.

This fascinating event is the third time after 2008. In order to greet you more and promote roller sports we add the new variation on 2010 Namwon Korea Open. We expand this year’s event by means of adding road category and freestyle skating so as to join the event more than last years from many countries. That is to give you an opportunity to participate in the competitions of road races and freestyle(slalom) skating as well as track. You can also find some alterations as to race programs and rules. Such an attempt will make this annual event energetic and vigorous. Total prize money over USD60,000 (70,000,000 Korean won) for track, road and freestyle is arranged to encourage participants in doing their best.

Continue reading

Canada Day Marathon ready to roll

Details for the Canada Day Marathon, which is taking place on July 1st in Cambridge, can be found in the following documents;

Online registration will soon be ready.

Sergio Almeralla & Alex D’mello lead the way during the 2009 Canada Day Marathon

Il Peloton’s January Newsletter: The Best Wheels For The Montreal’s TAZ

Montreal’s 200-meter indoor skating facility, le Taz, offers skaters a change to train during the winter without freezing their feet.

Since the opening of the  Taz in March 2009, skaters have been trying to see which wheels are the best to skate on. Skaters need grip so they don’t slide as they push and also keep control in the turns. They also require a wheel that rolls well, so they keep skaters’ legs fresh.

Il Peloton has taken almost a whole year to determine the best wheel for the Taz indoor skating track in Montreal. Why has it taken so long?

Well, because there are so many wheels to try. There are 4 major wheel brands, all of which make at least 6 different types of wheels. Do the math, and that’s a lot of wheels to try. We tested over 20 different makes and models of wheels at high speeds on the Taz surface. Plus, conditions vary from day to day, depending on how clean the track is and the level of humidity inside the facility. So it was extremely difficult to get consistent conditions.

Read more by going to Il Peloton’s January newsletter.

Rapport du Championnat VRL

À la veille du temps des fêtes, le 19 décembre, des patineurs de 5 à 59 ans ont chaussé leurs plus beaux patins pour prendre part au Championnat VRL à la Récréathèque de Laval au nord de Montréal.

Nous avons eu droit à de magnifiques duels sur cette piste de bois entre les clubs VRL, Taz et de Toronto. La compétition était composée d’une courte et d’une longue distance ainsi qu’une course à élimination. De plus, pour terminer le programme, la course à relai a permit aux patineurs de fraterniser. Les organisateurs du club VRL se disent très fiers de l’événement et espèrent en faire un rendez-vous annuel.

VRL le club, souhaite à toute la communauté du « roller » une bonne année 2010. Roulez prudemment!