World Freestyle Skating Championships set for Jeonju, Korea, September 7th to 10th

The World Freestyle Skating Championships will take place in Jeonju, Korea from September 7th to the 10th.

Prior to the Wold Championship, the 2010 Haining International Skating Festival will take place in Haining China from August 20th to the 29th.

  • Haining International Skating Festival (track & marathon, banquet, street skating, freestyle) [Document]
  • World Freestyle Skating Championships [Document]

Daniel Cloutier skating across Canada to support Canadian Cancer Society

Daniel Cloutier, as 21 year old university student from Winnipeg, started a journey on May 1st to skate across Canada to help raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society (since mesothelioma explained officially, as well as some other types of cancer).

There seems to be a large stretch of no internet in Ontario. Here is a twitter update sent from Chantal’s phone: “Stopped in Wawa for 2 interviews and lunch! Now back on the road!”

He is now 40 days into his cross-country tour, skating in Northern Ontario.

You can follow his blog here: Don’t Stop Believing: Daniel Cloutier’s rollerblade trek across Canada for Cancer

Today was another great day for two big reasons. I’ll start with the good and then move on to the great news. The good news is that we’re back in Winnipeg! WOOOO! You should of heard the scream of joy I let out when I had asked Eric and Chantal, “are we officialy in Winnipeg?” and they replied with a “yes”. It was the greatest feeling up to now throughout this whole journey across western Canada. I have to say that it went by so quick, it’s unbelievable. It’s really crazy to think that 4 weeks ago we were getting ready in Stanley Park in Vancouver. Some people say that Winnipeg is not the halfway point of this trek but it sure feels like it is.

Canadian skaters take on top racers in Wisconsin & Pennsylvania

Canadian roller speed skaters competed in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, and in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania this past weekend.

Toronto skaters Herb Gayle & Morgan Williams competed over two days of racing at the Great Midwest Marathon in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. They faced legendary skaters & World Champions- Colombia’s Jorge Botero & USA’s Tony Muse. Morgan Williams placed 2nd in the criterium race and finished 3rd in the finishing sprint in the marathon the following day. Herb Gayle finished 7th in the marathon.

Colombia’s Jorge Botero skates to the marathon victory at the Great Midwest Marathon in Elkhart Lake. Morgan Williams (center in black & green with white sunglasses) on his way to 3rd place- photo from here

The season’s first Eastern Seaboard Series race took place in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania.

Montreal’s Constant Montpellier surprised many skaters, finishing first in his category- Pro Veteran Men’s 15km race and finishing 2nd overall of all Master & Veteran skaters.

Peter Doucet and Morgane Echardour  took on the Pro men & women- both finishing 9th.

Constant Montpellier, one of Canada’s rising stars in the Veteran category, sits comfortably in 5th place (black & red skin suit) at the season’s first Eastern Seaboard Series race in Trexlertown- photo by Peter Doucet/ SpeedSkateWorld.com