‘Canadian champion Kailah Macri competes at the Pan American Games. She placed 5th.‘- photo and caption from here
I’ve been a figure skater for 17 years, so when I learned that one of the sports competing at these Pan American Games was artistic roller skating — figure skating on wheels, I was told — I had to check it out.
(Apparently, Canadian and World champion Elvis Stojko was thinking the same thing. Stojko, who lives in a small village outside of Guadalajara, was in the stands today to watch the event.)
What can I say about this sport…
Athletically, it is impressive. But I can’t say I really understand why anyone living in a country with ice rinks would bother.
Read more: Some biased thoughts from a figure skater on artistic roller skating