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.

RIP Mom Chaplin

This is a short message to say to those of you who knew Mom Chaplin, of the Chaplin Family in London, Ontario, who were involved in Roller Skating for many years in that city, has passed away.

Mrs. Chaplin passed away in London, Ontario, last Sunday morning. She was cremated and there will be a Memorial Service this Saturday

Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Rd North
London Ontario
N6H 4L1

Visitation at 10am
Memorial service at 11am

The Chaplin family promoted Roller Skating from the early sixties out of the London arena- the London Skateland on Dundas Street east of Clarke Road and another roller rink located on First Street. Doug continues the family tradition by running the roller skating sessions and lessons at the North London Optimists Community Centre.

Sincere sympathy is extended to her son Doug Chaplin, relatives, and friends.