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SkateLog Newsletter 2005-01

February 10, 2005

Skatelog News: FIRS President + Wall Calendar + Asian X Games
 SkateLog Newsletter #2005-01 . by SkateLog Editor Kathie Fry 
February 10, 2005 
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Newsletter Contents
  • A Note from Kathie
  • Extreme Downhill Ice Skating in Prague
  • Why Valerie Leftwich is Not Running for FIRS President
  • Asian X Games Are Moving to Korea
  • 2005 Wall Calendar of Artistic World Champions

  • Extreme Downhill Ice Skating in Prague
    In January there was an extreme downhill ice skating competition in the Czech Republic city of Prague. The event was sponsored by Red Bull and the top 3 finishers were from Sweden, the Czech Republic, and Austria. Here is a report and 22 exciting photos.

    Article and Photos »

    Why Valerie Leftwich is Not Running for FIRS President
    Why Oceania Roller Sports Confederation president Valerie Leftwich is running for 1st Vice President of the International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) instead of president, and who she has publicly endorsed for the position of president. (Pictured on the right are FIRS Speed President Roberto Marotta, Valerie Leftwich, and Inline Hockey President George Pickard.)

    Article and Photos »

    Asian X Games Are Moving to Korea
    In 2005 the Asian X Games will move from Malaysia to South Korea, and the competitions will include inline skating, skateboarding, BMX stunt bike, climbing, and wakeboarding. Motocross will also be included, but only as a demonstration sport (Pictured on the left is Japanese female champion Ayumi Kawasai).

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    2005 Wall Calendar of Artistic World Champions
    Italian photographer Raniero Corbelletti was the official photographer for the 2001, 2003, and 2004 Artistic Roller Skating World Championships, and he has just released a 2005 wall calendar with 12 beautiful photos of world class roller figure skating men, women, pairs, and dance teams (Pictured on the right are gorgeous and talented bother and sister dance team Gabriele and Enrica Gasparini of Italy, who were an absolute joy to watch at the 2004 Artistic World Championships)

    2005 Wall Calendar »

    A Note from Kathie
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