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Speed Skating and Roller Figure Skating Get Props for Boosting Fort Wayne Economy

Here's a brief article giving the speed skating and roller figure skating championships some credit for bringing some money in to a town that can use it. 

Sports tourism a boon for Fort Wayne - News Sentinel -

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Yes People Do Still Figure Skate on Quad Roller Skates and They're Doing it Now on the Internet Free

Not much time to comment, but while looking up some results from the USARS speed skating, I noticed that the streaming links for that are still working. The current competition is figures and it appears to be compulsory routines. There's a chat box so you can learn a bit about what's going on. I don't know why but this gave me some encouragement at times today when I needed a short break. It's fun to see people enjoying the various ways of rolling on various kinds of skates. Looks like pairs is beginning as I wrap this. They're a couple of hours behind schedule, it seems!

Check it out:

http://skatersplace.com/Streaming.html

or...

http://www.justin.tv/tvmr?utm_campaign=live_embed_click&utm_source=skatersplace.com#/w/1534434384/14

Here's more info:

Location

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Fort Wayne, Indiana
United States
41° 4' 45.3828" N, 85° 8' 21.6636" W
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Hilly Hundred 2007, Bloomington, IN

2007.10.13 7:00 am
2007.10.14 3:00 pm
Etc/GMT-5

Danny's InlineNC write-up, after skating this Bloomington, IN, cycling event back in 2005, got me dreaming about taking part in 2006. Well I completely missed it. It was the weekend right after A2A. However, I'd like to try to make it in 2007, because the course sounds and looks outrageously hilly, and hilly = fun, right?! If you go to their homepage and click on "2005 photo contest winners" you will see what I mean about the hills. By the way, what a great idea to help promote an event: a photo competition.

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