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74 mile Skate Tour
Coeur d'Alene Idaho
JULY 4-JULY 8 2006
Get Rolling, Salt Lake City!! The Fri Nite Roll has a new blogspot!! Visit the BLOG SPOT site for more details on the SLC Fri Nite Skate. This is an adult social skate, youths are welcome with parental supervision. This skate is for experienced skaters. Helmets Required.
** All SKATERS SKATE AT THEIR OWN RISK.**Important Disclaimer Note: The Friday Night Skates are informal skaters' get-togethers and are not sponsored by Skatenow, SLIC, or any of its members/affiliates. SkateNow and those SLIC skaters who generously volunteer to lead and/or map out skate routes assume no liability for any accidents, injury, or deaths, or any dangerous or illegal behavior of the participants on the skate.
Uncertain of your stopping or skating skills? Contact SKATENOW for a lesson on Basic Inline Instruction. SkateNow can get you rolling safely!
Meeting Time: 7:45pm-ish, Skate starts at 8pm
Location: North Entrance to Liberty Park (600 East & 900 South).
Parking: Liberty Park, north side. (Enter 600 East & 900 South).
WEATHER: Rainy weather = No Skating, event cancelled. Dry weather = Yes, Skating!
The Race to End Domestic Violence.
SATURDAY, SEPT 23, 2006: 8:00am
INLINE SKATING EVENT! "BREAK FREE 5K SKATE" Thanks to the 32 skaters, SkateNow, the Salt City Roller Derby Team, and the City of West Jordan for another sucessful skating event. Proceeds from the event go towards helping put a stop to domestic violence, a fundraiser for the West Jordan Victim Assistance Program.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd: Sure we all wish we were back at home in the comfort of our cozy thermal jammies. Cold temps aside, 32 brave skaters came out to enjoy the event. The dark morning skies of 6:30 am over West Jordan started with a chilly Utah 38º 's, (Q: hmmm, should I wax the skis or go skate? A: SKATE!!!) Skies were crips n' clear by 8:00am, and as soon as the sun popped over the Wasatch front things began to warm up fast. Skaters arrived smartly dressed for the occassion, in thermal digs, including: mittens, hats, fleeces, or anything to keep 'em warm out on the 5K course.
The race started at 8:00am promptly, with Uel Achulette, Eva Rodansky, Eric Lineback, and Inacio Lopez busting off the line and teaming up through the entire course, with skaters in hot persuit. From my vantage point (as course sweeper) I could see they were still sticking together when they passed us by just south of the start point. Either they were frozen in place and too cold to make a break away, or keeping warm in the comfort of the pace line. Inside the park loop road things got a little interesting, skaters had to get creative as they dodged thru runners standing in line for registration that crossed the loop road (oops), followed by veering around a few trucks that were on the course, making passing an challenging experience. Hey, these guys are pro's and, no worries everyone made it saefy thru the unexpected obstacles. A few skaters took a wrong turn inside the loop road, while others sought out waht seemed to be the never ending finish line...was it here?.... here?...okay, here it is! Granted the 5K course was a few 10th's or so longer than the normal 5K(3.1 miles), so skaters times were longer as result. All in all everyone made it to the finish safely and had more fun that a barrel of monkeys tubing down the icey slopes of the wasatch.
A special thanks to the City of West Jordan, Victims Assistance Program, and West Jordan City Motor Patrol for their support of the skating event, and their gracious help in making this event happen. And, many more thanks to our event Sponsors: RAPs, BONE's Bearings, and Mogema Sports for their kind donation of raffle items.
And, a meg- thanks to you, the skaters, for continued support of our sport, your sport. Keep rolling!
See you skating next year in West Jordan!
Kimberly & Eric Kraan
owner's SkateNow, llc
WEST JODARN INLINE RACE: 5K
SEPT 23, 2006 RESULTS
Overall Place TIME BIB # Last First Age Category Div Place 4 11:11:94 66 Rodansky Eva 20-29 F 1 11 15:18:44 69 Kutsulis Amy 30-39 F 1 13 15:44:03 93 Molloy Sarah 20-29 F 2 17 21:57:15 95 Palmer Jaime 20-29 F 3 18 23:27:47 96 Bloomquist Jenny 20-29 F 4 19 24:03:29 78 Frost Carlys 40-49 F 1 21 24:11:38 83 Cereska Teresa 30-39 F 2 22 26:14:40 84 Okamura Annemieke 30-39 F 3 20 24:09:76 77 Leasure Kendyl 20-29 F 5 23 35:13:96 93 Jack Lisa 30-39 F 4 24 DNF 87 Heise Brittany 20-29 F 6 29 DNS 72 Foley Sarah 20-29 F 31 DNS 81 Hurtado Amanda 20-29 F 32 DNS 76 Samuelsen Janasea 20-29 F
DNF = Did not finish
Overall Place TIME BIB # Last First Age Category Div Place 1 11:04:58 90 Archulette Uel-sr 30-39 M 1 2 11:07:79 89 Lineback Eric 40-49 M 1 3 11:09:08 86 Lopez Inacio 30-39 M 2 5 12:01:82 82 Fogdall Kirk 30-39 M 3 6 12:14:16 70 Garton Greg 50-59 M 1 7 12:36:78 88 Olsen Austin 11-19 M 1 8 13:03:34 94 Green Mark 20-29 M 1 9 13:44:38 85 Mutter Tom 40-49 M 2 10 15:05:93 79 Johnson Steve 30-39 M 4 12 15:41:69 68 Atkinson Kevin 20-29 M 2 14 16:36:23 91 Archulette Uel -jr 11-19 M 2 15 16:44:83 73 Miner Shane 11-19 M 3 16 19:17:05 97 Steel John 30-39 M 4 26 DNF 80 Johnson Eric 11-19 M 4 25 DNF 67 Cowan Jamie 50-59 M 2 27 DNS 71 Foley David 20-29 M 30 DNS 75 Hytry Sean 30-39 M 28 DNS 74 O'Hara Terrance 40-49 M
DNS = Did not start
Race Results: If you notice and discretions with times, placement, etc., please contact SkateNow. Afterall, we are only human. Also, if you were not present to receive your award division medal, or you registered, but were unable to attend, you may still pickup a t-shirt by contacting SkateNow. We also still have t-shirts and medals for many of the Draper race skaters, be sure to collect those as well. Enjoy the pics.
Thank you everyone for a fun-filled day of skating. Please contact SkateNow if you would like large format copies of any of the pics posted here.
Your race host,
Eric & Kim Kraan
....and, the fun continued Saturday afternoon with:** Kid's Skate & Skate Demo's **
Kid's just wanna have fun!! Big and little kid's alike tested their skating skills in competition. The afternoon was delightfully warm and sunny, and led way to lots of fun skating games and some cool prizes (thank you, Steve)! The youngest of speedskaters, 2-1/ yr old Ethan, stole the show, presenting the best crab-walk on skates.
Thank you, and See you Skating in West Jordan 2007!
** PARK CITY SHORT TRACK **Ice, Ice Baby!
Don't miss the first short track ice speedskating competition for the season to be held at the new Park City Ice Arena, in Park City, Utah. Fast Ice = Fast Skaters!
Date & Time: Saturday, September 30, starting at 3:00 p.m.Novice Category for all First Year skaters.Medals awarded to all age classifications and novice class.
Registration forms will be available at the Park City Ice Arena and Utah Olympic Oval.
3:00pm - 3:15pm Warm-up
3:15pm - RaceBegin
5:00pm - Awards Ceromony.
Contact Park City Speedskating Club event organizer David Harris for more event details: email@example.com
Park City Speedskating Club
P.O. Box 1480
600 Gillmor Way
Park City, UT 84060
After the race, grab yourself some grub then bust a move down to the Salt Lake valley
to catch even more skating action that evening with the Salt City Derby Girls!!
** SALT CITY DERBY GIRLS **
Saturday, Sept 30th: 7:00pm
"Sisters of No Mercy" vs "Leave it To Cleavers" - derby skate event
Not too miss, and Not for the Whimpy!! Come out and support roller sports, and the official Salt Lake City, UT all female Flat Track Roller Derby League. This event promises to keep you on the edge of your seat with excitement!
Doors open on September 30th at 7PM
Location: Utah Olympic Oval [map it]
5662 S 4800 W SLC
Bout starts at 8PM
Tickets $10 Online, or $15 at the door (cash only)
* TRASH DAY - Let's Clean Up our Pathways" **
IT'S WHAT's COOKIN'!!
Thanks to those brave weather enduring skating souls who came out and enjoyed the BBQ despite the 100% chance of rain. It was cold, windy, wet n' rainy, but we had fun under cover of the pavillion where skaters demo'd their skills in small spaces!
NEXT BBQ FUN-ROLL: TBA
TIME: 12 noon - 4pm
Helmets are required to participate in any SKATENOW activity. Protective gear recommended.
"Let the Good Food and Good Times Roll! "
Saturday's Race was fast, as promised! Salt Lake Long Track Sprinter Andrew Love made no exception to the rule; crossing the finish in a Draper Course Record time of 8:24!! ANDREW, You GO!! Visit Andrew's blog for personal insight to the his world of speedskating: andrew love Hot on Andrew's trail were Uel Archulette (8:27) and Eva Rodansky (8:29), both with very impressive finishes. Uel's pro-racing expertise delivered him an exceptionally fast finish, squashing 17 seconds off his previous time of 8:44 from 2005! It's no surprise Eva took first in Women's division, slamming her previous course times of 9:05(2005) and 8:50(2004) into the ground! Visit Eva's blog for personal insight to the skating world: eva rodanasky. Shane Minor and Eric Johnson took it to the line, battling it out wheel-to-wheel across the finish in the 11-19 yr division! Our youngest skater, 7 year old Alec Evans completed the 5K course in 22:24 with a strong sprint at the finish!
Morning temps hovering in the high 70's were comfortable. The downhill along 13800 South was extra fast as sections had been re-paved since last years event. This made for an intense high-speed 90 degree turn for racers. Then it was smooth skating along the slight dowhill on Fort street. The right turn on 13200 south led skaters into a slight headwind and "almost" imperceptible uphill. Then is was a quick left onto 1300 East with a straight shot into the finish gate, where Eric awaited timing skaters.
We saw a few skaters from the states of California, Oklahoma and Wyoming were among the local crowd. All had a great time! Medals were awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places in both Men's and Women's Divisions. The event wrapped up with a raffle of skating goodies from event sponsors: BONT, POWERSLIDE, K2 and 'the SkateNow shop'. Everyone received something - it was like Christmas in July. Following was a panccake breakfast in the park hosted by the local Lion's Club.
T-SHIRT Pick up: If you still did not get your event t-shirt, please keep you bib stub and contact SkateNow.
MEDALS Pick up: If you did nto receive your event medal, please contact SkateNow to pick it up.
Special thanks to skate event volunteer Melissa Johnson for her help with Registration and doing finish line photos!!
A HUGE Thanks goes out to Fred Ross, Draper Days volunteers, and Draper police motor cycle patrol for another sucessful year of inline rolling fun!
DRAPER DAY's "5K INLINE RACE" RESULT:
AGE DIV BIB # NAME finishing time overall age div award
30-39 421 andrew love 08:24.6 1 1 30-39
uel archuletta 08:26.9 2 2 40-49 433 eric lineback 08:45.1 4 1 20-29 432 marc green 09:03.6 5 1 20-29 434 mikael greenawald 09:23.9 6 2 30-39 430 charles konopa 09:39.5 7 3 20-29 420 michael jarvis 09:54.3 8 3 20-29 426 robert c johnson 10:00.0 9 4 11-19 450 tony sergent 10:20.1 10 1 30-39 435 steve johnson 10:40.3 11 4 30-39 431 arnim ruelas 10:53.8 12 5 40-49 437 tom mutter 10:57.0 13 2 40-49 445 brent fullerton 11:38.5 14 3 40-49 438 tim peck 12:16.4 15 4 30-39 427 john steel 12:43.4 17 6 30-39 428 mike h loeser 12:43.6 18 7 50-59 425 jaimie cowen 13:41.8 19 1 50-59 424 robert staker 14:08.6 22 2 11-19
shane miner 15:15.2 23 1 20-29 439 kevin atkinson 15:15.3 24 5 11-19 436 eric johnson 15:15.4 25 2 40-49 451 david grunwald 17:15.4 26 5 < 10
alec evans 22:24.2 27 1 40-49 446 brian golding dnf
20-29 429 eva rodansky 08:29.6 3 1 20-29 422 laura b cannon 12:19.7 16 2 30-39 423 jenny billings 13:41.8 20 1 11-19
channel archuletta 13:58.2 21 1
Please notify SkateNow of any errors or discrepencies with race results (we are only human!)
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2005 YEAR RACE PICTURES CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING HERE. GO to RACE PICS
2005 YEAR RACE RESULTS CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING HERE. GO to RACE RESULTS
Thanks to our event sponsors and to you the skaters!
SEE YOU SKATING in DRAPER 2007!
74 miles of Rail Trail Skating Pleasure in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
TRIP DETAILS: The trip involves a total of 74 miles of skating over 3 day, averaging 25 - 50 miles of skating per day, with rest stops, photo oportunities, and water breaks along the way. Overnight stays will include motels with ammenities. We will be meeting up with skaters from other areas of the country. Participants in this skate tour should be in good physical condition, be experienced skaters, and have strong skating skills: including basic skating strides, turning, and stopping, and be comfortable with grades (slight downhills). Skaters must be able to skate a minimum of 25 miles per day. Cyclist are welcome to join skaters. Helmets are required for all skaters participating in any SkateNow organized activities. Other protective gear recommended. This skate tour is an informal skating get together, whereas skaters will assume full responsibility for their own costs for lodging, meals, transportation, incidentals, etc.
LODGING: Skaters will stay in nearby hotels with access to trail head in Kellogg, ID. Rooms are still available at any of the following places.
TRANSPORTATION: Airfare or other transportation are to be arranged individually by particiapnts. Drive distrance from the Salt Lake area is aprroximately 714 miles(approx 10 hours driving), all highway. Those who carpool to share on gasoline, expenses, etc. are on their own to coordinate themselves. For air travelers, fly into Spokane, WA - approximaltey a 1 hour drive east to Kellogg. You will need to secure transportation from the airport to Kellogg, ID.
MORNING STAR LODGE: Studios, 1 Bdrm units, 2 Bdrm units.
These are condos located right along the pathway.
Baymont: 1-208-783-1234 / 800-785-5443
River Walk Condos: 1-800-435-2588
1/2 mile from Gondola.
Silver Ridge Mt Lodge:
Silverhorn Motor Inn & Restaurant: 208-783-1151 (pet friendly place)
Trail Motel: 208-784-1161
Located only 1/2 mile from Silver Mountain's Gondola Village
June 30 - July 4, 2006
WEATHER: Link: WEATHER KELLOGG Last season weather ranged from mid to high 70's, with mostly sunny skies. We cannot guarentee a repeat of last years perfect weather. In event of change of weather conditions, please be prepared. Pack accordingly. As an alternate activity, we will plan to do some hiking on Silver Mtn when skating is prohibited by weather.
OTHER STUFF TO DO IN IDAHO: Hiking, Cycling, Fly Fishing, Camping, Golfing.....you name it!
MORE TRAIL and AREA INFO:
General Information Links:
2 more very good links:
** All PARTICIPATS ASSUME THEIR OWN RISK.**
Disclaimer: This event is considered an informal skaters' get-together and is not sponsored or paid for by Skatenow, or any of its members/affiliates. SkateNow skaters, who generously volunteer to organize and coordinate this trip (lodging, transportation, route planning, etc.), assume no risk or general liability for any accidents, injury, losses, or death of the participants who choose to particiapte on this skate tour. Skaters assume full repsonsibilty for themselves getting to and from the event location and while participating in this event.
JULY 2006 IDAHO TRIP REPORT:
Hi All!Whew!! ....74 miles just begging you to go the distance!!
It was an awesome trip, as usual....the weather got a bit hot (low 90's).....okay, okay, we cannot say Doug did not warn us, but local focast said otherwise (until we realized they took readings at 7,000'!!). We averaged 25-50 miles per day on the trail, covering all 74 miles, and then some!! We met up with skaters from Salt Lake, Tucson, Seattle, Portland, Van couver, and other points (there were about 30-35 skaters between the groups) Most skated, some cycled, others did the combo skate-cycle thing and mixed it up...with scenery too awsome to describe! Fruit smoothie stops in the quaint little mining town of Harrission, located along the trail, hit the spot in 89 degree temps! Saw a few moose, bald eagles, and religously did bbq's and hot tubbing every night....yeah, good times!!
Florence & Michael (from Tucson) challenged the afternoon heat and took the gondola up to the top of the local ski resort and did a bit of hiking - even at 6,700' the temps were still hot in late afternoon. The Silver Mtn. Resort (where we stayed) was really nice, very reasonable, and even dog freindly!!
Overall, no major injuries or mishaps, a few blisters that skaters worked out by re-heating their boots. Though Doug, unfortunately, did get into it with (presumably)a rock, which took him out of commission temporarily- he is doing fine, and here's to a speedy recovery our skating freind!! And, a huge THANKS for planning things on your end.
Next year we will do the same trip over 4th of July weekend (dates TBA), so skaters plan to grab your skates or bike, or both and come join us!! Its great to skate tour, not having to think about racing and scrambling to make the start line. Nope, here skate-life is geared down....days are relaxed, you get up, enjoy breakfast, then head out to log some miles, and just soak it all in!!
Keep tuned into our skate school web page for updates next season....the trail goes on forever, and the skating never ends!Kim & Eric KraanHere are links to the Idaho skate trip:
PICS: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ss42k/ (you will see many shots of Vulture boots!)
For more info contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
**NEWS!! "HEY SALT LAKE, ARE YOU READY to SKATE a MARATHON "?
You've got 26 MILES to ROLL, BABY!Okay, you've skated a few 5K's, but what's next you ask?? How about 26 miles of inline skating through streets of Salt Lake? We're planning inline events and we need your help and feedback. If you are up for the miles contact us at Skatenow and let us know. If you like the short stuff, please let us know that, too. We're going the distance to put skating in SLC on the map!
We need you to make this event happen!! Please call, write, or email us with your support.
**NEWS!! "LEARN to SKATE like the PRO's with the PRO's!"
BREAKAWAY SKATE Inline Clinic.We will bring you the very BEST Speedskating has to offer, the legendary Barry Publow, author of "Speed on Skates". Barry will conduct a special 2 - 1/2 Day Breakaway Skate Clinic. This one-time inline clinic is custom designed for skaters of all levels of ability: from novice to speedskaters alike looking to improve their skating skills. The clinic is open to both inline and ice skaters, and will provide skating technique concepts which will benefit skaters of both disciplines to fine-tune their skating skills, including hours of personal instruction, technical sessions, and video analysis. If you are interested in participating in the clinic, please contact SkateNow to reserve your spot. Specific Dates and Times for either summer 2007 will be announced once we have commitment of participants, however, the clinic will be limited in size. Let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in enrolling. Financial commitment of $50.00 (non-refundable) is required to hold a spot in this clinic.
ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED - RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!
The clinic will be held over a single weekend: including a Friday evening, and from 9-4pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Cost will be approximately $150 per particpant, includes electronic clinic workbook, t-shirt, nice discounts on Bont products, and discounted copies of Barry's book 'Speed on Skates'.
** We need a minimum of 15 skaters to conduct the clinic. If you are interested, please contact SkateNow.
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