A month and a half ago, 21-year-old Daniel Cloutier strapped on his inline skates in Vancouver, B.C., and began heading east.
Later today, he’ll roll into Greater Sudbury today, three years to the date of his uncle’s death following a four-year battle with cancer. His girlfriend, Chantal Courcelles, estimate they will arrive in the city between 2 and 3 p.m.
Greater Sudbury is a stop on the way to Halifax, N.S., where Cloutier will end his trek at the end of July.
Read more here: Student skates across Canada to raise awareness
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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, 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.
The 4th World Freestyle Skating Championship will take place in Jeonju City, Korea from September 7th to the 9th, 2010.
Cross-Canada trip on rollerblades helps visually impaired kids–
Some 5,000 kilometres – and four pairs of blades – later, he reached the finish in Vancouver on Oct. 16. More importantly, he had reached his goal of raising money and awareness for hockey for the visually impaired.
(Ottawa, Ontario – October 8, 2009) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) would like to issue a correction to its August 18, 2009 Advisory Note. No athlete has received a four-year sanction for the use of the prohibited substance Geranamine. The CCES regrets this error.
Read more here; CCES Issues Warning against the Use of Supplements, including Geranamine.
There is a very strong bid from Toronto to host the 2015 Pan American Games. The bid’s website, Toronto 2015, includes information on the venues for roller speed skating and roller figure skating.
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