9/30-The 22nd Athens to Atlanta race was run last Sunday at distances of 87, 52, and 38 miles. Article, results, and pictures at petersinlineracing. Results and pictures at a2a.net.
9/29-With over 200,000 spectators lining the course of the Berlin Inline World Cup Marathon our own Jessica Smith and Theresa Cliff finished second and third. This was the last of the 10 events that made up the Inline World Cup, which was held over a six month period in 7 different countries. Congratulations to Jess and Theresa for their first and fifth place overall finishes. Article and pictures at teamrollerblade.com. Article at world-inline-cup.com. Article and final rankings at patincarrera.com (in Spanish).
9/25-A statement released by USA Roller Sports (USARS) concerning the 2003 Federation Internationale de Roller Sports (FIRS) World Roller Speed Skating Championships from November 1 through November 9 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. Read it here. The Wolverines will have two members representing the United States, Theresa Cliff and Jessica Smith. See the World Speed Skating Championships web site here.
9/25-2003 USA Roller Sports Fall Banked Track Clinics - November 12 - 15, 2003. Information here.
9/24- A 10km race in Downtown Toronto on Monday October 13th. Prize money for women and men top 5 plus winner of 35 and over and winner of 16 and under as well as preemes. Entry is only $40 Canadian (about US$30). The course is in downtown Toronto and is a certified 10k. There will be many festivities. Info here.
9/18-Jessica Smith takes over 1st place in the World Inline Cup rankings with her 2nd place finish at the Northshore Marathon last Sunday. Theresa Cliff moves up to 7th place with her 3rd place finish. Report at worldcupinline.com. Current World rankings here.
8/27-Annette Stapleton (and her husband, Justin Heywood) had a baby girl!!! Her name is Jove' (pronounced Jo-Va (long A) Annette Heywood and was born May 29 in Texas. Perhaps yet another champion skater!!!
8/27-There will be no indoor practice at The Great Skate this Sunday, August 31.
8/23-Until further notice every Friday, from 5:30 p.m until 7:00 p.m., is a practice for J. O. and Beginning Skaters while our other team mates are still to take advantage of a little "r & r" from a job well done throughout the entire past season.
Even though J. O. skaters who've competed at Regionals and Nationals are able to attend this practice, it is simply geared toward the beginner and J. O. skaters, who haven't been skating as long. If this is you......please attend for a pre season "warm up". It's a nice way to ease back into the beginning of a new season with new aspiration for yourself as a speed skater. Hope to see you on Fridays!
8/21-We have linked to a skating site in the Chicago area called Get Inline...Chicagoland. They are a group of rec, fitness, and speed skaters that have grown from 4 skaters in 2001 to over 500 today. Check them out at Get Inline...Chicagoland.
8/13- Julie Glass and Joey Mantia representing the United States win gold at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo. Report from USA Roller Sports here. Report (in Spanish) and point totals from PatinCarrera here.
8/12- Julie Glass and Joey Mantia representing the United States got off to a good start at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo. Report from USA Roller Sports here. Report (in Spanish) and point totals from PatinCarrera here.
8/11-Due to our spectacular Wolverine annual picnic scheduled for Sunday, August 17th, INDOOR PRACTICE HAS BEEN CANCELLED! The picnic will start at 12:00 noon, but if anyone would like to come earlier and skate or bike, please do. If you have any questions please call Kathy Scianna or Lorraine Colasanti. This message is from Larraine Colasanti.
8/8-Information on the Banked Track Clinic at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado Sept. 25 - 28, 2003
8/7-Kathie Fry has resigned as editor of the About.com inline skating Web site effective Thursday July 31, 2003. Her reasons why here.
7/24-The Annual Wolverine Team Picnic will be held Sunday, August 17th at Lower Huron Park, Tulip Tree North. It will start after indoor practice at The Great Skate (10-12:00). Directions from The Great Skate are 94 West to Haggerty Road Exit (192). Make a left (south) onto Haggerty Road and it ends at the toll booth for the park. Ask for the Wolverine pavilion. It's the first picnic area on the right. Map here. The party is pot luck. The club is providing the meats so we need side dishes and desserts. Please see Kathy or Lorraine to sign-up for pot-luck. Bring your own beverages. We are trying to organize a softball game, so if you have any softball equipment please bring it. Also, there is a public pool within walking distance so bring your bathing suits!
7/22-This is from Pam who teaches the beginners program: I have 2 adult male beginners who are in immediate need of equipment. One is a size 9 1/2 and the other is a 8 1/2. Please bring in anything/all you have for them to try on and check out at their lessons on Sundays. Much appreciated, -Pam