CITC hosts free skating for Sport Day In Canada on September 18th

The CITC is hosting free roller & inline skating on September 18th. This is in celebration for the Sport Day in Canada event.

On September 18th 2010 Participaction and True Sport will call on Canadians to get into the game and participate in the first ever Sport Day in Canada. Come out and join us at the Canadian Inline Training Centre for a free afternoon of inline and roller skating. Lots of good tunes food and games for the whole family. Skating runs from 1.pm until 4.30pm. So bring your skates and a helmet and we will see you there.

North American Series heating up, Register for Ottawa Inline Skating Festival

With big events coming up and big points up for grabs, the 2010 NROC season is heating up.

Headed into the September 5th Ottawa Inline Skating Festival & September 11th Northshore Inline Marathon, a number of Canadian skaters are either atop of their division or in the running for strong placements.

CAN Fund supports Peter Doucet

Mississauga’s Peter Doucet is among 190 Canadian athletes who recently received $6000 in support from Canadian Athletes Now Fund.

The organization has been critical in supporting Canadian athletes in their Olympic journey. Past recipients include Olivier Jean and Canada’s famous skeleton racer Jon Montgomery.

The fund, which supports Canadian amateur athletes, has raised over $11 million since its creation. All donations to CAN Fund are tax deductible.

A number of roller speed skaters & roller figure skaters applied for support from CAN Fund and are currently on the waiting list.

Canadian Master score NROC points at Eastern Seaboard Series race

Canadian Master & Veteran skaters Herb Gayle & Constant Montpellier posted excellent results at this past weekend’s Eastern Seaboard Series #4 in Trexlertown, PA. The competition was also part of the NROC, a series of North American races. Both skaters competed in the Pro Master/ Veteran’s race, with Gayle finished 2nd and Montpellier finishing 4th overall in the race.

Peter Doucet (in 3rd) skated an aggressive race and was involved in breaks and attacks. He ended up in 8th place- photo by Herb Gayle

In the Pro Junior/ Senior Men & Women’s races, Morgane Echardour finished one spot shy of the podium in 4th place while Peter Doucet finished in 8th place. Echardour redeemed herself in the 1000-meter time-trial, finishing 1st amongst female skaters while Doucet claimed 2nd overall in the time-trial.

Herb Gayle (2nd place) challenged Jeff Foster in the 10+ skater final sprint in the Pro Master/ Veteran Men’s race, coming a few meter shy of the victory- photo by Peter Doucet