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Interviews

The world of skating is living through its champions on wheels, its skating volunteers, thanks to a multitude of public and private actors who invest every day in their passion. These interviews of prominent persons should help you better understand the richness of our practice ...

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Interview: Erika Zanetti (Italy) ends her sports career

Erika Zanetti has shined in the world of international speed skating for many years. The Italian sprinter sponsored by Powerslide has decided to hang up her skates. Interview…

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Interview with Laethisia Shimek (Germany) - member of Powerslide Matter World Team

Laethisia Shimek (Team Powerslide Matter) got a bronze medal during the 2016 World Inline Speed Skating Championships in Nanjing (China). Her next goals: the 2016 World Games in Poland and the Roller Games in China. Portrait...

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Interview with Sandrine Tas (Belgium)

Sandrine Tas (Powerslide Matter World Team) got most of the medals of Belgium during the last European Roller Speed Skating Championships in Heerde (Netherlands). We wanted to know a little bit more about her. Interview...

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Portrait of Speed Skater Francesca Lollobrigida

Italian Francesca Lollobrigida leads a double career, both on wheels and ice. She's part of the most decorated skaters in Europe. In 2016, she enters the Cadomotus team. Portrait...

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Meeting Clémence Halbout (France)

A few weeks before the 2015 European Championships of Speed Skating in Wörgl, Austria, we have interviewed Clémence Halbout, skater for Team France in the senior women's category...

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Portrait of Brittany Bowe (USA)

Brittany Bowe is a skating champion, both on wheels and on ice. In 2015, the American, member of the USA Olympic team decided to go back to her first love and put her inline skates back on...

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Meeting with Spanish Speed Skater Ioseba Fernandez

Isobar Fernandez is one of the most famous sprinters in speed skating. The Spanish world champion is directly concerned with the new race formats initiated by the FIRS. We have collected his thoughts...

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Meeting Venezuelan Speed Skater Alexander Bastidas

Alexander Bastidas is a speed skater from Venezuela. The 2003 world champion has decided to get away from his federation and take part in several European races for the second semester of 2015...

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Interview with Manon Kamminga (Netherlands)

Manon Kamminga is a rising star of the Dutch inline speed-skating team. She is also skating on ice, combining two seasons every year. She will participate in the upcoming World Championships in Oostende (Belgium). Interview...

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Nathalie Barbotin hangs up her skates after 30 years on the tracks

Well, it's over ... On Sunday, September 16, 2012, Nathalie Barbotin finally hung up her skates after an unmatched career of thirty years, including twenty in Senior category ...

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Yann Guyader: from Caracas (Venezuela) to Tulua (Colombia)

The "4ta valida nacional" was held in Tulua near Cali (Colombia) this weekend. New coach, Yann Guyader had his fresh new Venezuelan national team of 30 skaters in tow. ReL is also on site ...

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Interview: Falko Quinger, versatile skater

Falko Quinger (Germany) is versatile skater: he started with street-skating, tried slalom skating, downhill skating, speed-skating and skate cross. Interview ...

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Interview: Nicole Begg (New-Zealand)

In Begg's home, inline-skating is a family affair. Nicole Begg is one of the best and certainly the most reknown skater of New-Zealand. After tough years of pain and injuries, Nicole is coming back...

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Yann Guyader: Homestretch

The 2013 Season has not really started yet, but Yann Gyader has already announced that he would hang up his skates at the end of the year. Back on an exceptional carrier and future perspectives…

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Interview with Michel Mulder (500m 2012 World Champion)

Many of you heard about Michel Mulder at the 2012 Inline Speed-Skating World Championships in Italy. The Dutch skater won the 500m World title on the road of San-Benedetto. As often in Holland, he also practices ice-skating in Winter. Meeting ...

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Interview with Michael Cheek (Powerslide/Matter USA)

Most of you probably already heard about Michael Cheek (Powerslide/Matter USA). You certainly saw a few pictures of Michael skating in the NSC. Interview with one of the most talented skaters in the USA...

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Meeting Gwendal Lepivert (France)

If Gwendal Lepivert has not got himself much talked about until now, the least to say is that he impressed everybody with his results at the last world championships, standing up to the world leaders. And the French skater seems quite determined to strike harder. Meeting…

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Interview with Scott Arlidge (New-Zealand)

Scott Arlidge announced us that he will stop his international career in two races. Scott started skating in 1986 and never stopped training. Back on the career of one of the best skaters in New-Zealand...

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Interview with Katharina Rumpus, Germany (Powerslide Matter World Team)

Katharina Rumpus (Powerslide Matter World Team) comes back from 2012 Inline Speed Skating World Championships with two titles and a silver medal. A nice result! Interview with the German skater...

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Interview with Fabio Francolini (Italy)

In 2012, Fabio Francolini (Italy) has joined the EOSkates brand new team. This specialist of long distances race will compete in the upcoming Inline Speed-Skating Championships in his country...

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Interview with Bart Swings, leader of Powerslide Matter World Team

Bart Swings is a young and talented skater from Belgium. In 2012, he joined Powerslide Matter World Team. You should see him in long distances races at 2012 World Championships in Italy. Back to the future...

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Interview with Felix Rijhnen, Germany (Powerslide Matter World Team)

He is a veteran of Powerslide Matter World Team, he will represent Germany at the next World Championships in Italy in September 2012. Interview with Felix Rijhnen ...

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Yann Guyader: Review at Mid-season with EOSkates

After his departure from Powerslide, Yann Guyader became the leading light for EOSkates, but his responsibilities within the team are not just about sport…

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Interview with Ioseba Fernandez

Ioseba Fernández just beat the world record of 300 m on the track of UDC Txantrea in Pamplona (Navarra, Spain). He set up a new record of 23,938. If you want to learn more about this talented Spanish skater, read his interview...

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Pier Davide Romani is coming back!

The Italian skater Pier Davide Romani recently announced his return on the circuit of the World Inline Cup (World Cup of Marathons). After three long years of break, the challenge will be difficult for the former member of the Salomon World Team ...

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Interview: Cecilia Baena (EO Skates)

After a few years with Powerslide Matter World Team, Cecilia Baena joined the brand new EOSkates team. The colombian followed her famous husband Yann Guyader. We met her to learn more about her past and future...

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Interview with Roger Schneider : “2014 is my ultimate goal!”

Roger Schneider achieved a very strong season in 2011 with the Swiss Skate Team. He captured a podium in Berlin, the biggest marathon of the world, and the team won many titles in the world Inline Cup, the German Inline Cup and other competitions all over Europe and the world...

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Yann Guyader : Change of Course for 2012

The multiple world champion has just broken his contract with Powerslide to join the ranks of the French formation EO Skates, known in the world of skating for its carbon frames. The French skater reveals the reasons of this new engagement…

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Interview : Ewen Fernandez (Powerslide Matter)

Ewen Fernandez skates in the club of his family, the Herbauges Skaters (France). This year, the French went abroad, in Inzell (Germany) to train on the ice. He trains with another famous skater, Alexis Contin. His purpose? To participate in major races and achieve global minima for the Olympic Games ...

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New coaches: the « fighting spirit » of Elisabeth Schrenk

The Austrian Elisabeth Schrenk is not necessarily well known in the world of roller speed-skating. This is probably because she has practiced various activities on her rollerskates, but not always in the same discipline. She has also evolved into the world of downhill. Now she manages the skaters of Denmark ...

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New coaches: Tristan converted to German

He is far from being a stranger in the universe of roller speed-skating. But in recent years, he also completed his resume by skating on the ice. Tristan Loy became coach of Germany early in the season ...

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New coaches: Jorge Botero continues his World Dream

He is one of the most iconic skaters of his era. Jorge Botero (Colombia) has seen it all: the glory of the World Championships and the victories over the marathon World Cup. He was a pioneer in the professionalization of the sport, since he belonged to the first pro teams on the circuit ...

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New coaches: Kalon Dobbin adopted by the Swiss

He is very popular in the inlinr speed-skating world, and it is not nothing to say! Kalon Dobbin went pro in the roller-skating at an age when normally one like to enjoy the little comfort from home. Indeed, The New Zealander has left his island before his 20th birthday, his bag on his back ...

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New coaches: Desly Hill leads the way

This is the rising generation of international coaches. They participated to international competitions of all kinds over the past decade. Most of them have just hung up the skates, though ... We interviewed them on the occasion of the European Championships in Heerde and Zwolle (Netherlands). Deslys Hill opens this serie of portraits ...

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Interview with Peter Doucet

Peter Doucet is the very dynamic skater of Toronto Inline Skating Club (TISC) and the webmaster of the famous website Speed Skate World. Despite a very busy schedule, Peter answered our questions about his roller skater career and his life as a webmaster and a lot more…

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A name, a Brand: Mariani

For lots of skaters, the name of Mariani is a brand first and foremost: quality designed molded boots, but quite expansive. For other skaters, Mariani is a lot more: a former skater, a family, a team... a bit of everything at the same time! This is partly what we are going to deal with in this article...

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SFC : first actions of the association

Here is now approximately one year, Yann Guyader and Cecilia Baena created a non profit association : SFC, to allow the Colombian children to acquire their first speedskates and to practise their passion in better conditions. first actions of the association...

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Bart Swings: "I never expected all this"

With wins in Gross Gerau, Emmeloord and Heerde and good performances in Trois Pistes and Domburg, the season of Bart Swings started incredible. "Pre-season training went well, so maybe I could have seen it coming, but I definitely didn't expect all this". A short interview with Belgium's quiet achiever...

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24 Hours of Le Mans 2009 : questions to Tony Mogis

Henceforth, it is official, The 24 Hours Roller of Le Mans initially scheduled in July 11th and 12th, 2009 will finally take place in June 27th and 28th. The reactions of the Internet users were numerous. Thus, we decided to know more about. Interview of Tony Mogis, director of the organization...

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Mans 2008 : Interview of the Duo LondonSkater 2.0

Online-Skating.com continues its serie of interviews with the winners of the 24 H of Le Mans. We met Merten and Andy, a british team. Both took the second place in the Duo ranking and made more than 590 km. A real performance when you know that the last 8 hours were made alone...

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Mans 2008 : Interview of the London Duo

Online-skating.com met the "London Duo" for you. They took the third place in the "24 Heures du Mans 2008". The members of this team are George Puttner and Craig Austin. Both men had the honor to be trained by Ghizlane Samir. They gave us their feelings on the training and the race...

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