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Skating articles, skating news, skating reports, and other special features about bout inline skating, roller skating, and occasionally ice skating and skateboarding.

Skating Socks - 3 Rules to Remember
Three rules for buying skating socks and when to break those rules.

How to Skate Off 20 Pounds in 3 Months
How to skate 20 pounds in 3 months without altering your eating habits. A weightloss plan that really works.

Daniel's Wild Week in Mallorca
A Swedish skater's story about skating for a week on the island of Mallorca off the coast of Spain.

How to Buy a Skate Bag
Some features and issues you should consider when you are shopping for a skate bag.

40 Naked Skaters in Golden Gate Park
An interview with Sandy Snakenberg about the naked group skates he organized in San Francisco and other parts of the world.

Does Your Skating Stink Or Is It Your Feet?
Foot odor can be an embarrassing problem, but it is completely normal and natural for perspiration, dead skin cells, and bacteria to cause some degree of foot odor. In most cases odor problems are preventable, and when they are not preventable they are almost always treatable.

Make a Skating T-Shirt Memory Quilt
Are skating t-shirts filling up your closet? Turn them into a beautiful memory quilt or wall hanging

How to Stay Cool in a Helmet
How to keep your head cool in a helmet, and what kind of helmet you should wear for warm weather skating

A 40 Year Old Speed Skating Club in Belgium
Flanders, Belgium is well known for its canals, beautiful landscapes, and rich cultural heritage, but not many people know that it is also the home of a speed skating club that is more then 40 years old.

Skate Camp on Hilton Head Island
The story of 16 people who joined two instructors at the Zephyr Learn-to-Skate Camp on beautiful Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. The skate campers ranged in age from 33 to 73

Skating the Palma de Mallorca Trail in Spain
Photos of skating on the waterfront bike path that runs along the beach and through the small boat harbor in the Town of Palma, on the Island of Mallorca in Spain

Wheel Rotation Strategies
An explanation of why it's important to rotate your skate wheels and when to do it, plus three different approaches for rotating your skate wheels.

Skating the Silver Comet Trail
This country trail in Georgia runs through forests and meadows, and it has several interesting tunnels and bridges to cross. When construction is completed, it will connect with the Chief Ladiga Trail in Alabama, and those trails will have a combined distance of more than 100 miles.

Skating the Duluth Lakewalk Trail
Photos of inline skating on the beautiful Duluth Lakewalk Trail that runs along the shore of Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesot

Jesus Roller Skating With Friends
Pictures of a mural on the First Lutheran Church in Venice, California called "Jesus Roller Skating with Friends in Venice Beach".

Skating the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge
Photos of skating across the Duluth Aerial Lift bridge that connects Point Park to the city of Duluth in Minnesota.

Feed Your Skate Bearings
Cliff Chi, the owner of Sonic Sports, talks about lubricants for skate bearings, including the difference between grease and oil based lubricants, and the difference between petroleum based and synthetic lubricants.

Skating the Dikes of Holland
Daniel Edman's story about skating along the dikes of Holland where he encountered smooth pavement, strong winds, and absolutely beautiful scenery

How to Skate on Wooden Planks
Skating on a surface made of wooden planks can be a bit tricky, but here are three techniques that make it safe and easy to skate on a boardwalk or a wooden bridge

Fred and Ginger on Roller Skates
In the 1937 RKO Pictures film, "Shall We Dance", Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers perform one of their dance routines on roller skates.

Indoor Speedskating 101
Jim Fink of teh Seattle Skate Patrol shares his experiences at his first indoor speed skating practice sessions.

Inline Hockey vs. Hardball Hockey
An introduction to the differences between inline hockey, which is played on inline skates using a puck, and traditional hardball roller hockey which is played on quad roller skates using a ball.

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