Monday, March 31, 2008

1959 Request to Add Roller Skating to the Olympics

On July 9, 1959 the United States Federation of Amateur Roller Skaters (USFARS) and the Roller Skating Rink Operators Association (RSROA) sent a formal request to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to roller skating added to the Olympic Games. Here is a copy of that letter and the IOC's reply.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Roller Derby Girls: Tell Us About Your Other Life

What do you do when you're not skating?

I Just Found Out Skating Is Not Cool

From TCarlisle: "I suggested my wife invite her friends to skate with us and no one wants to go. They even laughed at the idea of skating!"

Best Gym Workout for Skating Muscles

From CindyinAtl: "I'm starting from ground zero and will be going to the gym 3 times a week while learning to skate. What exercises or weights at the gym will do the most to prepare my skating muscles?"

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Photo of the Infamous Skinsuited Weenie

This picture says it all!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Pack Skating and Other Race Tactics

From oferyko: "When skating in a pack, if the front skater kicks the back skater's leg, who's fault is it?"

Never Too Old To Skate

From likeflying: "I am a 63 yr old retired woman with a husband, two grown sons, three cats and two dogs who is finally skating like I have thought about doing for 23 years..."