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Inline Skating Web Sites and Resources
Rollerbladers are a close net community, if you know where to look. Here I've tried to add the sites I know of to help you find Chicago and international inline skating, speed skating, teams, clubs and races. Let me know if you find broken links. Thanks, and good skating.

Personal Skater Sites
Andrew's Inline Skating Resoures (John)
Skate Owl (Susan)
Roadskater (Blake)
The Bobarazzi
Skater Blogs
Me (of course)
Urbanskaters A Brit-based blog

Chicago Skate Shops
Help! We need a skater focused sports shop!

Certified Skating Instructors in Chicago
carl Michael rossi
Clubs, Teams and City Sites
Both and, listed below, have links to clubs around the country. Many are outdated but these lists are always a good place to start if your going skating out of state. Here are a few clubs that I know of or have visited.

Atlanta Peachtree RoadRollers (APRR)
Chitown Sirens Roller Derby
Empire Skate Club of New York
Farmington Inline Skate Club
Inline Club of Boston
Inline Insomniacs Skating Club University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Philadelphia Landskaters
Portland Inline Skate Association
San Diego Skate Club
SOBE Rollers
Team Rainbo
The Windy City Rollers
Washington Area Rollerbladers (WAR)

OPD search for Skate Clubs and Organizations
Everything Speed, OPD Speed Skating Search

North American NSP Chapters

United States
California:Sacramento Skate Patrol
California:San Francisco Skate Patrol
Georgia:Atlanta Skate Patrol
Hawaii:Honolulu Skate Patrol
Illinois:Chicago Skate Patrol
Michigan:Detroit Skate Patrol
New York:New York City - Central Park Skate Patrol
New York:Syracuse Skate Patrol
Pennsylvania:Philadelphia Skate Patrol
Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Skate Patrol

NSP in British Columbia: Vancouver Skate Patrol

NSP in the UK
London Chapter

EU and UK Sites
London Friday night skate
Learn to skate - In London!
U.K. News and Photos
Citiskate Inline UK
Inline Adventures Around the World Careful it's in Dutch.
More Dutch Skating but this one is translated to English

Manufacturers (those with active Bulletin Boards marked with "BB")
Bont (BB)
Hyper (BB)
Powerslide USA

Pubs and Sites with Info for skaters (those with active Bulletin Boards marked with "BB")
Beginner's Guide to Inline Skating
Race & Roll Magazine
News and features with coverage of speed and recreational skating

Inline Planet (BB)
Articles, news, one of the best event calendars on the web. Plus forums where you post your reviews or war stories of the events you've attended.

Fitness and Speed Skating Times Magazine (Not updated since 2004)
Lots of fitness articles for the very dedicated skater plus race results and standings. Another listing of clubs, mainly speed clubs? I don't know; Chicagoblader is there, so take a look.

Race Reports•Net (BB)
Calendar of events worldwide and reports by the participants. Inline Skating

Jim Safianuk has been active in the sport for the last eight years as a skater, online writer, and site developer. Jim has written articles about the sport, lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced skaters, a module about skate maintenance, and tips and tactics for trail skaters via his online newsletter entitled ON THE TRAIL.

Kathie Fry's site is a great resource and is kept very up to date. She has a lot of general information and adds a personal touch to all of her articles.

Frequently Asked Questions
A general inline skating reference, as well as an answer guide to some of the more common questions that inline skaters ask.

Eddy Matzger's Skate Central, with workshop dates, plus photos and videos of events the world over.

World Wide Race Schedule
Athens to Atlanta 87 Mile Road Skate
Team Rainbo Race Calendar
Duluth's "Northshore Inline" Race
Freedom Skate
Zephyr Inline Skate Tours

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