This year's FIRS congress took place the 11th of March in Nanjing, China. This city is organizing the first Roller Games in summer 2017. Sabatino Aracu is the only candidate for the function as president of the FIRS and he will use this occasion to present his new crew and explain his goals for the upcoming four years...
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Powerslide recently entered the world of inline hockey with the creation of the brand Reign, with 4 models to the 2017 collection. We had the opportunity to test the Reign Helios Skates, the top-range model of the brand. Here are the feedbacks of Romain Masson and Eric Perraudin...
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Rollerblade has entered the market of big diameter speed skates with its key-model, the Powerblade 125 3WD, which is, as mentioned in the name, a 3x125 mm skate. Analyze...
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Wheel placing can modify the properties of your skates, according to whether you are looking for reactivity, handiness or speed. Non-flat alternative wheel set-ups are called 'rocker' set-ups...
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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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Mathilde Monneron is part of a little group of skaters that doesn't only compete in one discipline. Every discipline allows her to develop her technical skills and learn more about skating. The interview...
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In 2016 Cadomotus produced a new inline speed skating frame called DualBox 5. Thierry Feutrier did some testing with it and tells us here what he found out...
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Beginner or expert rider the choice of rollerskates that suit you must be a deliberate action. If the "look" may seem important, you must first focus on technical features – which are practice specific : slalom, street, hockey, fitness, speed...
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Sébastien Rastegar is a French inline downhill skater and he is qualified for the first stage of the Redbull Crashed Ice in Marseille (France)...
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The development is going into the right direction, so we try to guess how it will be...
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Powerslide has recently launched its brand-new inline hockey brand: Reign. The German company enters the market with fresh eyes, and intends to shake it up with new innovations. Meeting Matthias Knoll, the boss of Powerslide...
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As an essential part of your skates’ performance, your bearings have to be closely looked after. You don’t always necessarily have to dismantle them. But if this is the only option left, here are a couple of tips to do your best.
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The Downhill Skating scene has a kernel of countries for which the culture of skating is just as extreme as the practice itself. Alexandre Lebrun is lifting the veil...
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Powerslide, Flyke, Cadomotus, Bont, Rollerblade, EOSkates... There are more and more 3x125 mm frame models on the market, and we thought it was time to browse the various forces involved, and compare the existing speed skating frame models...
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The 10th World Championships of Freestyle Skating finished on November 21st, 2016, after 4 days of intensive competition. Here is the sports and organizational recap on the event...
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We had the opportunity to test one of the key-models of Rollerblade's freeride range: the Metroblade 3WD, a 3x110 model designed for freeskating. Feedbacks...
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The Czech Republic has marked the world of roller hockey for many years by its performances in all categories. Sébastien Marpeau explains the strengths of this Eastern country...
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You can hardly talk about inline speedskating without mentioning the Colombian national team. Pascal Briand, ex-world champion, explains this domination...
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Each roller sport is dominated by a few specific nations. In rink hockey, these are the Iberian peninsulas and South America. Explanations by Jean Lassueur...
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Thierry Feutrier and David Detrau had the opportunity to test the Flyke Neutrino 3x125 mm Speed Skating Frames during their training camp in Geisingen. Here are their feedbacks...
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The 2016 World Championships of Freestyle Skating come to an end after four days, with the events of Battle Slide and Freejump...
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During Day 3 at the Worlds of Freestyle Skating in Bangkok, Thailand, China dominated the Junior Categories of Battle Freestyle Slalom, while Russia took hold of the Seniors'...
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The second day of competition at the 2016 Worlds of Freestyle Skating started with the qualification phases of the Senior Men's category, then followed by the Pair Freestyle Slalom Competition, and then back to the Classic finals...
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The opening ceremony of the 10th world championships of freestyle skating (Bangkok, Thailand) took place after the speed slalom finals, at the end of the first day of competition...
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The 2016 World Freestyle Skating Championships officially started on Friday, November 18th, with Speed Slalom. In order to gain time on the Qualification phases, two qualification areas had been set up side-to-side, so that the 140 skaters of the speed competition could all get their qualification time in the morning...
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The 10th edition of the World Freestyle Skating Championship is currently taking place, from November 18th to 21st, 2016. After two European editions, in Paris 2014 and Turin 2015, The WFSC are back to Asia in 2016, in Thailand's capital city, Bankok.
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Victoria Jamieson (aka Winnie the Pow) recently published a new novel from Edition 404 about Roller Derby. She plays Roller Derby herself at the Rose City Roller in Oregon and invites us to accompany the little Astrid on her discovery journey to Roller Derby.
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Long distance skating
Online-Skating had the opportunity to get a pair of Tempest 125 3WD long distance skates for testing. Feedbacks...
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The U20 rink hockey European Championships 2016, which are held in Pully (Switzerland), were continued on Friday with the semifinals. At first they played for the places 5 to 8, then for the places 1 to 4. All semifinals were close duels and even two games ended with a Golden Goal.
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The U20 European roller hockey European Championships 2016, which are be held in Pully, Switzerland, were continued this Thursday with the quarterfinals. The first team that qualified playing against the fourth team that qualified and the second against the third. Results of the games...
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Always looking for skating spots, OLS takes you once more to the other side of the world, in the middle of the desert of Atacama, to visit the skatepark of Iquique, Chile...
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Powerslide has sent us a pair of their latest freeride skate models, the Kazes, mounted on 4x80 mm Trinity frames. Test bench...
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Here is our test of the MPC Big Black Magic 125 mm Speed Skating Wheels, in X-Firm and XX-Firm hardnesses, a model rather designed for marathon skating. Feelings...
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After a week of competition in Iquique, Chile, Spain got the gold at the 2016 Women's Worlds of Rink Hockey, beating Portugal with an overtime win. A first in eight years...
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The semi finals of the 2016 Women's Rink Hockey Worlds took place on Saturday and witnessed the victories of Portugal over France, and of Spain over Argentina. Summary of the games...
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The quarter finals of the 2016 Women's Rink Hockey Worlds will probably go down in history with a couple of incredible scenarios, like those of the Chile-France and the Portugal-Germany games. The four teams going through to the next round, the semi-finals, are now revealed...
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At the end of the last day of group phases, we now know all the teams taking part in the quarter finals of the 2016 Women's Rink Hockey World Championships in Iquique, Chile...
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At the end of the third day of competition at the 2016 Women's Rink Hockey World Championships in Iquique, Chile, we now know some of the teams that will play in the quarter finals...
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Things got serious yesterday in Iquique, Chile, for the second day of competition at the 2016 Women's World Championships of Rink Hockey. The biggest game of the day opposed Spain to Portugal for the first place of group B...
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The 2016 edition of the Women's World Championships of Rink Hockey officially started on September 24th, in Iquique, Chile, with three games: Italy-Egypt, Argentina-Colombia, Chile-USA; and the opening ceremony...
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The 2016 World Inline Speed Skating Championship was held in Nanjing (China) from september 10 to 18. Overview of the nations medal ranking...
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After 8 days of competitions on track and road the world championships Inline Speed Skating 2016 is coming to an end. About the last race...
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The rain had been announced for several days at the World Championships 2016 in Inline Speed Skating ...and it has not missed its appearance. The competitions on Day 2 were held under heavy rain....
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The road competitions of the World Championships 2016 Inline Speed Skating will be held in the surrounding area of the Olympic Park, not far from downtown Nanjing. On the program: the 100m and the long distance races (though not all)...
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The last day of the track competitions of the World Championships in Inline Speed Skating 2016 was full of ups and downs. Tomorrow the skaters will compete on the road in the downtown of Nanjing. Mid-term review ....
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The second day of the World Championships in Nanjing (China) offered a full program and a lot of emotions. The points/ elimination race of the Senior Men caused the biggest emotion, as well as the decision of the jury to restart the race.
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It's no surprise that the Colombians mostly dominated the first day of the World Championships 2016. However, some other nations have won medals...
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Only 2 days before the beginning of the 2016 World Inline Speed Skating Championships in Nanjing (China). Here are the senior men's long distance races pronostics by Scott Arlidge...
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Third article by Scott Arlidge (NZL) about the 2016 World Inline Speed Skating Championships. This time, the former World Champion proposes his pronostics for the long distance races on the track and on the road of Nanjing (China).
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We all know those historic great brands of inline skates such as Rollerblade or Roces... But who of you has heard about Speed, Midonn, Jack, Olympic or Gloria, Chicago or Hustler? Traveling through the history of the industry of skating...
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Second article by former World Champion Scott Arlidge (New-Zealand) about the upcoming 2016 World Inline Speed Skating Championships. Here are the Senior Men's sprinting pronostics
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First up in a series of event previews we will focus on the sprint events for senior women at the upcoming 2016 inline speed skating world championships. These medal positions are a little like a lottery, so if I do well then I'm off to buy a ticket, but since it's sport, anything can happen!
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The best Inline Downhill skaters of the world came to Russia to participate in a double competition: The Inline Downhill World Cup of IIDA and an event of Beton On Fire 2016 on the Bobsleigh track.
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The first stage of the 2016 Beton On Fire was held from 12th of august till the 13th of august in Sigulda (near Riga). Approximately 30 starters competed at this extreme competition where athletes skate down a bobsled run.
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The 2016 World Inline Downhill Championships were held from the 5th till the 7th of august 2016 in Teolo (North Italy). The participants benefited from the 15 years of experience of the organization.
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Like in bike and swim sport, most of speed skaters shave their legs. And we're not only talking about women! The leg hair removal is used for hygienic or functional reasons. Let's discover the various solutions to do it correctly...
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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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Everyone could notice a multiplication of three wheel skates on the market. Every big brand has now produced new skates in all different kinds of skating, like Slalom, fitness, speed-skating and even inline hockey. But what is the real secret behind that configuration? Analyse...
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They are often the pet hates of the spectators and of the (bad) players, they are booed and play a role as ungrateful as essential: the men in black and white! Let's meet Boris Tarassioux, an international referee of Rink Hockey...
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The 2016 Speed Skating European Championships took place in Heerde, Netherlands. Here are a few figures at the end of the track and road races and of the marathon...
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The Powerslide Imperial Megacruiser Pro 125 is the flagship of the German brand for Freeride Skating with three wheels. We tested the model, which is meant to rise the common standard.
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The final day of competition was intense: after the easy victory of England against Austria for the 7th place, it took 5 shoot-outs after the extra time for France to win against Germany and get the 5th place...
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Following the logic of their 3-Wheeler concept, Powerslide launches the Swell range, with skate models designed for intensive fitness skating, available in 3x100, 3x110 and 3x125 mm. We have tested the middle model, the Swell 110. Feedbacks...
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Even the elite skaters lack superlatives to qualify the breathtaking feat of Antoile Lesavre, the winner of the 2016 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Roller, with 611 km, an incredible number that the skater of the PUC Roller Club reached with his unbreakable mindset. Story...
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With its new wheels with aluminum hubs, Bont also launches its new 3x125 mm speed skating frame, the CXXV or 125 in roman numerals. Test…
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The second week of competition at the 2016 Worlds of Roller Hockey was the long-awaited highlight of the season. The best players in the world faced one another in the senior men's and women's categories...
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At the occasion of the 2016 world championship of roller hockey, Powerslide presented its new collections of 3-wheel hockey skates, following the '3 Wheelers' concept they have already developed in freeskate, fitness and speed skating. We had a closer look at these skates...
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The 2016 FIRS Inline Hockey World Championship is currently held in Asiago Roana (Italy). At the end of the first week of competition, Canada got the title in the Senior Women's category and the Czech Republic was crowned in the Junior Men's category...
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Fernando Regueiro has been involved in Roller Derby for almost ten years. He was appointed to become Roller Derby Committee Chairman. Interview...
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Bont has been working in partnership with MPC for many years. The Australian brand has just released a brand new model of 125 mm wheel with aluminum hub. We could test a set and here are our impressions...
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The Breton capital hosted the 34th edition of Rennes sur Roulettes. Bart Swings won the men's race for the 3rd time and Maëlann Le Roux caused a stir in the women's category...
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The OLS team has tested for you a set of MPC Turbo Training speed skating wheels, a dual density wheel at a reasonable price...
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After a quick overview, it's now time to have a closer look at the Trigger Rainbow skates and put them to the acid test. The first tests were promising, what about the long run ? Can this French pro-model compete with the international market ?
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The OLS team goes on with the testing of 3x125 mm speed skating frames. This time, we're focusing on the Powerslide Vi Alu...
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Marine Portet and Nathanaël Fouloy perform at the highest national and international levels in Pair Artistic Skating. After parallel sports careers, they joined forces to offer France some of its greatest medals...
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Julien Cudot is one of the best current French riders in street skating. Since his beginnings, he's known how to stand out with his technical skills. Talent does not depend upon age...
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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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To celebrate the birthday of rink hockey player Edu Fernandez, here is a flash-portrait which never had the chance of being published on a website that doesn't exist anymore...
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Online-Skating is testing today the CR7 Drive hypotonic drink by the well-known brand Herbalife. It is destined to endurance sports, like skating...
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The flawless flow of a skater who passed you by made you feel like taking up skating. Without a second thought, you went to the closest shop and bought a brand-new pair of roller skates. OLS gives you a few hints to start on a sound basis…
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You don't always have pockets to carry the few accessories you need. Back in time you would go for pockets in the back, now there's also a new alternative with the FlipBelt. Testing...
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Ironically enough, the more widespread practices are, the harder received ideas are to die. And skating is no exception. Here is a list of clichés to debunk...
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Massimo Mariotti is of Tuscan origin. He is probably one of the most important figures of rink hockey in Italy and in the world. With Team Italy and within the club circuit, he won all the trophies he could...
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When you practice in difficult weather conditions, rain can drastically deteriorate your skate boots. Using shoe covers is an efficient solution at a moderate price...
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The FIRS has just authorized the use of 3x125 mm frames (and wheels) on marathons, for junior, senior and master categories. This set-up is spreading little by little amongst long distance competitors and lovers. We got hold of Powerslide's latest creation: the Triple X 3x125 mm frame. Feedbacks...
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Winter has come, with its rain and its biting cold. Skating is at the mercy of bad weather. Here are a few solutions in order to skate in the winter-time with total peace of mind...
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Rollerblade has announced on its French blog the launching of its online shop. The event may seem insignificant but this brand strategy could have considerable effects on specialized shops and on the overall skating market...
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There are a few places worth visiting if you are a skating history lover. Museums dedicated to skating are not even a handful in the world...
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Portuguese website Plurisports.com interviewed Ruben Martins, rink hockey player of Noisy-le-Grand who plays in the National 1 Elite French Championship. Interview...
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At the end of the Worlds of Rink Hockey in La Roche-sur-Yon (France) in June 2015, we looked into the evolution or Argentina, who won the world title after a flawless qualification performance, but who still grew stronger, just like the 'veteran' of the team, Daniel Paez, and finished with an amazing feat against unbeatable Spain, in knocking them out 6-1...
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The supporting foot pushes. This gimmick highlights a simple principle to improve your push in speed skating. Christophe Audoire explains in a few videos how to skate more efficiently...
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There is a lot of skateboarding in publicities... but skating is not outdone in music videos! Here are 10 videos with skating in the foreground. Note: this is a random list...
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We are still going around the 2016 collections of big skate brands, with the catalog of Roces, this time. The Italian brand has renewed most of its collections, with a few minor novelties as bonuses...
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A second article on the 2016 Powerslide Collections. Overview of the off-road, slalom and freeride skate models...
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Wintertime is the occasion to take a look at the skate models about to be released in the spring. Powerslide is one of the most dynamic brands on the market, offering a wide variety of models. Here are the speed and fitness models of 2016...
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Whether you are a ref, a speed skater, a hockey player, an artistic skater — or whatever your discipline, your passion inexorably leads you to travel during the weekends to participate in skating events. You can opt for various means of transportation...
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At a time when the almighty automobiles reach their limits in saturated city centers, alternative means of transport carve out their place as urban mobility solutions. Skating, just like cycling, skateboarding or scooting, enters that same logics...
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Gérard Teixidó (Spain) played for two seasons with the SCRA Saint-Omer. At the beginning of the year, he transferred to the rink hockey team of Breganze (Italy). He's just been elected best player of the week in the Italian championship...
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The 2015 edition of the World Championships of Speed Skating came to an end last Sunday in the streets of Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei. 41 national delegations made the trip for the event. Let's compare the results of 2014 and 2015...
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The road competitions of the world championships of speed skating came to an end today with the lap circuits and the relays. Tomorrow will be dedicated to marathon...
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