Skater – Speed Skating http://speedskating.org/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 19:32:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://speedskating.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Skater – Speed Skating http://speedskating.org/ 32 32 Game 4 NHL Stanley Cup win over Colorado Avalanche sees viewership rise for ABC – Deadline https://speedskating.org/game-4-nhl-stanley-cup-win-over-colorado-avalanche-sees-viewership-rise-for-abc-deadline/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 18:30:00 +0000 https://speedskating.org/game-4-nhl-stanley-cup-win-over-colorado-avalanche-sees-viewership-rise-for-abc-deadline/ Game 4 of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final ended up being a win for the Colorado Avalanche and ABC on Wednesday night. A goal by Avalanche center Nazem Kadri in overtime against the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning put Colorado one win away from winning its first Stanley Cup since 2001. All that drama on […]]]>

Game 4 of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final ended up being a win for the Colorado Avalanche and ABC on Wednesday night.

A goal by Avalanche center Nazem Kadri in overtime against the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning put Colorado one win away from winning its first Stanley Cup since 2001. All that drama on the ice at the Tampa’s Amalie Arena last night also saw the Disney-owned network win the prime-time evening among adults 18-49 and overall viewership in early numbers.

The Avalanche’s 3-2 win 0.9 rating in the key demo and 3.6 million viewers in the 8-11 p.m. time frame, according to Nielsen.

Tied with the 8 p.m. The price is right per night on CBS for total eyeball sets, Game 4 was up just over 11% in viewership compared to the first results of Game 3 on June 20. That 6-2 Lightning win went on to reach around 4.1 million viewers and a 1.2 rating. in the final data.

Looking back on the 2021 Stanley Cup, ABC sees stratospheric leaps from NBC’s coverage last year. Only the second Game 3 of a Stanley Cup to air on a broadcast network in more than a decade and a half, the final Game 3 numbers of the 2022 NHL Showdown increased 65% in total viewership and an incredible 83% in the odds.

Played on July 2 last year, Game 3 of 2021 saw then-defending champions Lightning School the Montreal Canadiens 6-3 in the Quebec metropolis. Seeking a four-game sweep, the Lightning were blocked by the Canadiens in Game 4 on July 5 in Montreal. This battle drew 2.92 million viewers for the Comcast-owned network. It all ended on July 7, when Tampa beat Montreal 1-0 to win the Cup. In a very East Coast-centric finale, this 2021 Game 5 was viewed by 3.51 million viewers and had a 1.9 demo rating.

Elsewhere in primetime, The CW’s penultimate episode of the flashThe eighth season sped things up a bit. With a two-month audience record, the superhero series attracted nearly 620,000 viewers. As for the 18-49 year old crowd, Glow again scored 0.1

NBC was all in rehearsal Wednesday, while Fox Chef (0.4, 2.2M4) and So you think you can dance (0.3, 1.51M) are down a notch in audience, but identical to last week among 18-49 year olds.

After a night of both new and repeated strong TV game performances, CBS’ callback to second place overall One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga special probably suffered against hockey competition with 1.65 million viewers and a 0.2 rating.

Colorado and Tampa Bay meet for Game 5 Friday on ABC in what could be the end of this year’s Stanley Cup. In the meantime, take a look at our chart below for a look at last night’s prime time:

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MTN DEW’s new skateboarding campaign featuring pro skaters will ‘unblock’ off-limits spots around the US for skaters https://speedskating.org/mtn-dews-new-skateboarding-campaign-featuring-pro-skaters-will-unblock-off-limits-spots-around-the-us-for-skaters/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 22:50:29 +0000 https://speedskating.org/mtn-dews-new-skateboarding-campaign-featuring-pro-skaters-will-unblock-off-limits-spots-around-the-us-for-skaters/ DES MOINES, IOWA – MAY 22: Mariah Duran practices before the women’s park semifinals at Dew … [+] Filmed May 22, 2021 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) Getty Images Tuesday, June 21 has been celebrated as Go Skateboarding Day since 2004, a movement that encourages skateboarders around the world to […]]]>

Tuesday, June 21 has been celebrated as Go Skateboarding Day since 2004, a movement that encourages skateboarders around the world to get out on their boards and bring members of the sport together.

However, in many places around the world, including the United States, skateboarding is still frowned upon at best and illegal at worst. with the video going viral on YouTube.

Skateboarding may have made its Olympic debut in 2021, affirming its status as a legitimate sport to millions of viewers who might have thought otherwise, and programs around the world are receiving unprecedented support and resources to help countries develop their next professional skaters and potential future Olympians. .

However, access to places to skate is still difficult in many cities, especially among street skaters, who often skate public feature films and film video games at well-known landmarks rather than skating in sanctioned parks.

In its new summer skateboarding campaign, MTN DEW
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which sponsors a professional skate team and is the designated sponsor of the annual Dew Tour action sports competition, is trying to “unlock” some of these spots in the United States for skateboarders.

The campaign, Skateboarding Is Unstoppable, was announced on Tuesday and will lead into the Summer Dew Tour at Lauridsen Skatepark in Des Moines, Iowa on July 29-30. Lauridsen, now the largest skatepark in the United States, will host the Dew Tour for the second year in a row and will be free to spectators.

Beginning in July before the Dew Tour, the tour will hit four spots across the United States that represent the hometowns of MTN DEW Pro Roster athletes: Burlington, Vermont, with Chris Colbourn; Inglewood, Calif., with Theotis Beasley; Albuquerque, New Mexico, with Mariah Duran; and Kansas City, Missouri, with Sean Malto.

Each spot will “unlock” skate spots for locals that are otherwise off limits. Content creators and locals will also be filmed at each spot on the “Unlock the Spot” tour and interviewed about what inspires them to skate, culminating in a Skateboarding Is Unstoppable video montage.

Social media images will be shared on the Dew Tour and MTN Dew channels along the way, and information on when the tour will arrive at each location can be found at dewtour.com.

Other events and competitions have attempted to open spots otherwise off-limits to local skaters. In October 2021, the first-ever Streetstyle Open was held in Des Moines in partnership with Red Bull, working with the local government to allow skaters to compete at venues such as the Iowa State Capitol People’s Plaza and Railroad Park.

The skateboarding community is a microcosm of the larger population in the United States. Rather than criminalizing skateboarding, local governments across the country should work with their recreation organizations and other advocates to find ways for skateboarders to safely enjoy the public features of their cities.

It’s one of the few sports that can be played almost anywhere and requires very little equipment, and the sense of community it fosters can be as important to those involved as the physical activity.

When Des Moines hosted the Dew Tour and then, a few months later, the Streetstyle Open, there was “a lot of politics involved in showing people all the good things about skateboarding,” the chairman of the board told me at the time. Skate DSM, Norm Sterzenbach. Acknowledging that “this gets bad press, especially among business owners who have had to evict children from their facilities,” by working with the local Chamber of Commerce and Board of Supervisors, Skate DSM was able to show business leaders local business skateboarding events in the city would have a positive social (and economic) impact.

Other cities can use Des Moines as a model to make skateboarding more accessible – and soon they will have more examples in Burlington, Inglewood, Albuquerque and Kansas City.

Duran, who grew up skating with his brothers in Albuquerque, was among the very first group of athletes to compete in skateboarding at the Tokyo Olympics. But as a street skater, filming local spots is still an integral part of her identity.

“I will never stop learning new tricks and filming on the streets with my friends,” Duran said. “It really brings me joy, and I can’t wait to unlock a no-go zone in Albuquerque to skate with my childhood friends and the ever-growing skate community back home.”

“Even though it is now an Olympic sport, skateboarding is still banned in most public spaces and many prominent skate spots are off limits,” said Matthew Nielsten, Senior Marketing Manager at MTN DEW. “Skateboarding Is Unstoppable was designed to celebrate what makes the sport special for over 9 million active skateboarders in the United States and find ways to make it more accessible.”

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Review: Diana Degarmo and Ace Young in Roller Rink Coming-of-Age Story Skates https://speedskating.org/review-diana-degarmo-and-ace-young-in-roller-rink-coming-of-age-story-skates/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 14:36:38 +0000 https://speedskating.org/review-diana-degarmo-and-ace-young-in-roller-rink-coming-of-age-story-skates/ Team wife and husband Christine Rea (book and lyrics) and Rick Briskin (music and lyrics) doubled as lead writers and producers for the world’s first musical skates. If it was an off-loop show in a small non-profit room, it would go very well, but it is going through a difficult period in downtown Chicago as […]]]>

Team wife and husband Christine Rea (book and lyrics) and Rick Briskin (music and lyrics) doubled as lead writers and producers for the world’s first musical skates. If it was an off-loop show in a small non-profit room, it would go very well, but it is going through a difficult period in downtown Chicago as a commercial production in the Studebaker historic of 1 000 places, only until June 26th. instead of all summer, as originally announced. The question is whether Rea and Briskin see a future for skatesand do they have what it takes to make it a stronger show?

The vision for skates is Rea, with a storyline that reflects some of her experiences as a teenager in the southern suburbs of Chicago, where Saturday at the local ice rink was a big night away from rents, and the ice rink hosted a large swath of teenage society . skates opened in 1994 with heroine Jacqueline Miller (Diana DeGarmo) as a rising rock singer-songwriter on a national tour. Within minutes, however, the show jumps back to 1977 Chicago where Jacqueline meets her 12-year-old self, Jackie (Emma Lord). The flashback – which dominates most of the show – reveals that Jacqueline’s forces and insecurity was largely formed by the adolescent culture of the Windy City Skates skating rink. To wrap up the 1994 story, Windy City Skates is about to reopen after being closed for a few years, and rock star Jacqueline has agreed to appear.

The greatest strength of skates is the pleasingly mainstream rock score, with nods to doo-wop, R&B, soul and punk. Many songs work rather well – like the love duo “i’m crushin ‘on you” and the penultimate rocker of Jacqueline “you say you’re sorry” – but several songs should be cut, including “The Ouija Song” in Act I. Oddly enough, one really good song is in the wrong place: “Someday,” a mellow late ’50s rocker sung to confuse Jackie by her mom and dad (Cory Goodrich and Jason Richards). Placed late in Act II, it slows down the action just when it needs to speed up, and it needs to come earlier in the show. Skillful orchestrations for two keyboards, bass, drums and guitar are by Briskin and Daniel A. Weiss, who also serves as musical director.

A scene from skates at the Studenbaker Theater in Chicago
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There are also issues with the book, like a completely unnecessary intermission. Act II begins precisely when Act I ends, so why bother? Cut intermission and two or three songs and “Skates” could last 100 minutes. Also, there’s a roller-skating character, Jack (an energetic Kelvin Roston Jr.), who has plenty of stage time and a few songs, but has no role in the story. Why is he there? Make it count or cut it. Ensuite, l’action physique majeure de la série est une intrigue secondaire dans laquelle le frère aîné de Jackie (Zach Sorrow) affronte l’adolescent intimidateur local et, inutilement, le trafiquant de drogue (Ace Young). Cela fait des observateurs passifs de Jackie et Jacqueline, ce qui n’est pas une bonne position pour les héros de l’émission. Enfin, la fin heureuse semble collée et non méritée – le véritable amour de Jacqueline en 1994 s’avère être un garçon qu’elle n’a pas vu depuis qu’elle avait 12 ans en 1977 – ce qui ne fait que souligner le développement of the missing character.

“Skates” boasts a diligent cast with great voices. The star goes to the real couple, Degarmo and Young, both well known to american idol and various theater credits. As good as they are, the most remarkable is Lord as a young Jackie. Except for these strangers, the 10 cast and most of the production crew are talented Chicago theater veterans, including director Brenda Didier and choreographer Christopher Chase Carter, whose pseudo-skating work is impressive. Elizabeth Flauto is credited with a “personalized craft work on skate boots”, which look like skates but are not, but allow dancers to slip and slide (with more control than they do would have on real skates).

skates had a difficult pregnancy. It came under fire from the pandemic just as it opened two years ago at the smaller Royal George Theatre, which then folded its tents. The landscape, already constructed, had to be adapted (by Chris Merriman) for the Studebaker (the program does not otherwise credit a picturesque designer). In addition to star salaries, the bigger loop venue meant a considerably higher weekly nut, which the show did not generate.

Of course, Rea and Briskin still have the vehicle itself with its solid score, and it could have a future life if they’re willing to make the necessary changes to keep skates rolling.

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Skateland hosts inclusive sensory skating https://speedskating.org/skateland-hosts-inclusive-sensory-skating/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 21:49:37 +0000 https://speedskating.org/skateland-hosts-inclusive-sensory-skating/ CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — If you’ve been to a skating rink, you can imagine the party scene that often takes place there. But for a few hours on Saturday, things were different at Skateland, providing a sensory-friendly experience. Parents said it made all the difference to their children. “Parents really appreciate it. Have a safe […]]]>

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — If you’ve been to a skating rink, you can imagine the party scene that often takes place there. But for a few hours on Saturday, things were different at Skateland, providing a sensory-friendly experience.

Parents said it made all the difference to their children.

“Parents really appreciate it. Have a safe place and our children can skate and meet new friends,” said Bettina Garza. She attended the event with her son and daughter.

Saturday morning you couldn’t find any flashing lights or loud music.

“They really love it because sometimes it can be overwhelming when they walk into a place that’s sometimes noisy or the lighting is different,” Adrienne Garza said. “So they come here and it’s just normal. They may not care. It’s one less thing they have to worry about.

Adrienne brought her twin sons and daughter. She said her boys love to skate because you can usually find them skating around their house.

“It’s really appreciated, especially with an autistic child,” Bettina said. “Sometimes it can (aggravate) their sensory issues. And so having that special moment and accommodating them to their special needs is really appreciated.

Someone behind the idea is Skateland manager Lexi Kovarek, who is also a special education teacher.

“I think it’s great,” she said. “I want to be inclusive and provide people with disabilities the same as other people who don’t have disabilities. And, I just think it’s really important to provide, just those accommodations.

This is the second friendly event organized by Skateland. Kovarek saw more sensory events and also wanted to be inclusive.

“Some of my former students are here and their parents tell me they’re having such a great time being able to come here and not be over-stimulated by the environment here,” Kovarek said.

“We don’t live very far from here so it’s amazing to see more companies doing sensory events where we don’t have to worry about following the majority of the rules. Boys don’t always go in the common sense like in regular skating,” said Adrienne

Skateland has received good feedback and hopes to make it a monthly event.

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An ephemeral skate park arrives at Bde Maka Ska https://speedskating.org/an-ephemeral-skate-park-arrives-at-bde-maka-ska/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 21:56:00 +0000 https://speedskating.org/an-ephemeral-skate-park-arrives-at-bde-maka-ska/ A statement from the MRPB says the temporary skate park will be built in a section of the North Parking Lot, located off West Lake Street. MINNEAPOLIS — As the area around Minneapolis’ Maka Ska Boulevard continues to transform, the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board (MRPB) announced Friday that it will now begin construction on […]]]>

A statement from the MRPB says the temporary skate park will be built in a section of the North Parking Lot, located off West Lake Street.

MINNEAPOLIS — As the area around Minneapolis’ Maka Ska Boulevard continues to transform, the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board (MRPB) announced Friday that it will now begin construction on a new pop-up skate park.

A statement from the MRPB says the temporary skate park will be built in a section of the North Parking Lot, located off West Lake Street. The construction will take place in the coming weeks.

The project began as a response to “unlicensed skateboarding”, which the MRPB said interfered with vendors in the area. Because the makeshift park has been removed, the MRPB says it has worked with a local skateboarding advocacy group to find space within Bde Maka Ska Park for a suitable, temporary solution.

In collaboration with the City of Skate group, the MRPB agreed to use furniture and pieces salvaged from the park’s old infrastructure to make the pop-up park a reality.

According to the MRPB, the park is expected to be completed in the coming weeks and remain in place until at least 2023, when its future use will be assessed.

Construction has also begun on a new $8 million pavilion at Bde Maka Ska, which is on the same spot where the old pavilion burned down in 2019.

The MRPB says it hopes the new pavilion will become a gathering space for locals and visitors who want to experience Bde Maka Ska.

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White lies: Daily Telegraph’s excitement over bumper snow season skates over facts | Graham Readfearn https://speedskating.org/white-lies-daily-telegraphs-excitement-over-bumper-snow-season-skates-over-facts-graham-readfearn/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 03:49:00 +0000 https://speedskating.org/white-lies-daily-telegraphs-excitement-over-bumper-snow-season-skates-over-facts-graham-readfearn/ It’s been cold in parts of eastern Australia for the past few weeks and with heavy snowfall on ski resorts that must mean this whole global heating issue is a misfire, right? not ? Sydney’s Daily Telegraph said an early start to the snow season had come ‘despite dire global warming predictions of snow vanishing’ […]]]>

It’s been cold in parts of eastern Australia for the past few weeks and with heavy snowfall on ski resorts that must mean this whole global heating issue is a misfire, right? not ?

Sydney’s Daily Telegraph said an early start to the snow season had come ‘despite dire global warming predictions of snow vanishing’ with a headline stating ‘Alarmists had a cold snap’.

The report juxtaposed conditions in a snow-covered village of Thredbo with excerpts from CSIRO reports from 2003 and 2008 and past quotes about snowfall.

Let’s look at what history has said, and hasn’t said, about snowfall trends.

The story included a caption that read: ‘Children just won’t know what snow is – University of East Anglia experts 2020.’

The quote referred to is actually from the year 2000 (the main text of the story was the year) and repeated the phrase about children and their experience of snow.

The origin of this quote is a 2000 report in the British newspaper The Independent, when Dr David Viner, a scientist from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit, was talking about future winters in Britain (which apparently we have to point out is on the other side of the world and has nothing to do with Australia).

But putting that aside, the Daily Telegraph only published part of the quote. In the story, Viner also said winter snowfall would become “a very rare and exciting event” in the future. The Daily Telegraph certainly seemed excited.

So what happened to snowfall in the UK? The most recent UK climate assessment found 2020 to be “one of the least snowy years on record” and the number of heavy snowfalls has declined since the 1960s.

The Daily Telegraph said CSIRO had warned Australia to ‘prepare for shorter ski seasons’ with ‘snow cover reduced by 54% by 2020’.

In fact, the report included a range and referred to the area of ​​the Australian Alpine region that would have at least 30 days of snow cover, and that this area would decline by as little as 14% and as much as 54%.

The Daily Telegraph report did not include a response from CSIRO, but Temperature Check approached Kevin Hennessey, who was co-author of the reports referenced by the newspaper.

Hennessey, along with current CSIRO climatologist Dr Michael Grose, compiled a summary report of the impacts of climate change on Australian snowfall for Temperature Check.

The summary indicates that the projections are based on an average over a 20-year period (2011 to 2030) with 2020 as the median year. So to make a fair comparison between projections and actual snow conditions, we will have to wait until all data is available after 2030.

But as a 2012 CSIRO article pointed out – and not mentioned by the Daily Telegraph: “These projected trends will be superimposed on a large natural variability from year to year. The number of good snow seasons should decrease while the number of bad seasons should increase.

But that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been more research done since 2012 or that we can’t say anything about snowfall trends.

A UN climate report earlier this year, also not mentioned in the Daily Telegraph, said annual maximum snow depth at Spencers Creek had fallen by 10% and the length of the snow season had shortened by 5% between 2000 and 2013, compared to 1954-1999. . Snow depth had also decreased at Rocky Valley Dam, Mount Hotham, Mount Buller and Falls Creek.

The Australian government’s official state of the climate report, compiled by CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology, said maximum snow depth had fallen in Australia’s alpine regions since the 1950s.

Sky Climate News

Earlier this week, The Guardian covered a UK report which identified Sky News Australia as a central global hub for video content attacking climate science, climate policy and renewable energy.

As if to prove the point, Sky News Australia aired segments on YouTube juxtaposing the snowfall with these CSIRO reports. Many have gained over 10,000 views.

They also made a point of blaming the ‘greens’ for the current energy crisis in Australia rather than, say, Russia’s war on Ukraine, the rising cost of coal and gas, blackouts at coal plants or the cold snap.

Sky presenter Andrew Bolt delivered a rant titled ‘Global warming is not the big threat we’ve been told’, which has been viewed over 190,000 times on YouTube.

“If the global warming alarmists and carpetbaggers were right, none of this would be happening,” Bolt said, pointing to the cold snap and heavy snowfall.

What about the weather?

Cold spells are often used by climate change “skeptics” to attack climatologists or to claim that the risks associated with global warming are exaggerated.

Dr John Cook, of the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub, was co-author of a study last year that used special software to track the opposing climate arguments of 33 blogs and 20 think tanks.

He told Temperature Check that there was “a transition away from science denial arguments” but, he said, “the cold weather argument is a gatekeeper.”

“It’s a persistent argument and it’s not going away,” he said, and the stiffness of the argument was due to its simplicity.

He said: “Simple myths like ‘cold weather disproves global warming’ are easier to understand than talking about the second law of thermodynamics.”

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Nazem Kadri and Andrew Cogliano return to skating, but not training with full team https://speedskating.org/nazem-kadri-and-andrew-cogliano-return-to-skating-but-not-training-with-full-team/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 21:54:38 +0000 https://speedskating.org/nazem-kadri-and-andrew-cogliano-return-to-skating-but-not-training-with-full-team/ Before the Avalanche’s healthy players practiced at a brisk pace for an hour on Sunday, coach Jared Bednar said injured center Nazem Kadri and wing Andrew Cogliano went through a skate session. Kadri and Cogliano suffered finger injuries in Games 3 and 4 of the Edmonton series, respectively. Kadri was checked from behind by Evander […]]]>

Before the Avalanche’s healthy players practiced at a brisk pace for an hour on Sunday, coach Jared Bednar said injured center Nazem Kadri and wing Andrew Cogliano went through a skate session.

Kadri and Cogliano suffered finger injuries in Games 3 and 4 of the Edmonton series, respectively. Kadri was checked from behind by Evander Kane of the Oilers (who was suspended one game) and Cogliano was injured blocking a shot.

Bednar said Kadri and Cogliano did not carry sticks while skating.

Are Kadri and Cogliano ruled out for Wednesday’s opener against Tampa Bay in the Stanley Cup Finals?

“Not yet,” Bednar said with a smile.

The two days off between games 1 and 2 could benefit both players. Kadri will be two weeks out from injury for Saturday’s second game and Cogliano will be 12 days up.

Winger Andre Burakovsky (maintenance) did not train either.

Happy for EJ Defenseman Erik Johnson is the Avalanche’s oldest player (12th year) and played in all 14 playoff games after missing the playoffs last year.

“He worked a lot, he had bad luck with injuries over the last few years, but he just kept his head down and kept working,” captain Gabe Landeskog said. “He led by example, he’s been a good guy for Cale (Makar), Bo (Byram) and ‘G’ (Sam Girard) and all those guys to lean on. I know that means a lot to him .

Says Byram: “EJ is obviously a big part of our dressing room. He’s a great guy and he’s been great with me since I’ve been here. I learned a lot from him, the most important thing is how he stays stable. Doesn’t bother him too much, whether it’s a mistake or we’re down (in a match). He is the same.

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Pro skateboarder Ryan Sheckler to film TV show at Woodward Copper https://speedskating.org/pro-skateboarder-ryan-sheckler-to-film-tv-show-at-woodward-copper/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 20:30:00 +0000 https://speedskating.org/pro-skateboarder-ryan-sheckler-to-film-tv-show-at-woodward-copper/ Woodward and pro skateboarder Ryan Sheckler recently announced that the upcoming season of “Camp Woodward” will travel across the United States while filming the show’s 12th season. For the past 11 seasons, “Camp Woodward” has been filmed only in Woodward, Pennsylvania, but season 12 will flip the script of the skateboard-themed reality show as it […]]]>

Woodward and pro skateboarder Ryan Sheckler recently announced that the upcoming season of “Camp Woodward” will travel across the United States while filming the show’s 12th season.

For the past 11 seasons, “Camp Woodward” has been filmed only in Woodward, Pennsylvania, but season 12 will flip the script of the skateboard-themed reality show as it visits all five Woodward locations over the course of the season. ‘summer.

The tour includes a stop at Woodward Copper at Copper Mountain Resort July 25-26 when Sheckler and the show’s crew will spend two days filming the most recent season.



Other stops include Tehachapia and Reno, CA; Park City, Utah and State College, Pennsylvania.

Sheckler first dated Woodward as a camper at age 7 and has been part of the Woodward family for 24 years, including hosting the show last season.



In addition to hosting the next season of ‘Camp Woodward,’ Sheckler will promote the Sandlot Times Tour with his foundation’s “Skate for a Cause” mission, which supports various organizations at Woodward’s five locations.

Recipients include Stoked MentoringLifetime projectHigh Fives FoundationChill Foundation and Max’s mission. The Sheckler Foundation will also provide an Athlete Adaptive Equipment Grant to the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

To watch previous seasons of “Camp Woodward” or season 12, visit Woodward’s YouTube channel.

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Woman Finds Skates After 40 Years in Modern Cinderella Story | Canada https://speedskating.org/woman-finds-skates-after-40-years-in-modern-cinderella-story-canada/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 13:49:00 +0000 https://speedskating.org/woman-finds-skates-after-40-years-in-modern-cinderella-story-canada/ When Renée Forrestall slipped her feet into the worn pair of ratty white roller skates, it was like stepping into the past. It had been decades since she had last roller skated, but as she approached 60, she thought she was going to do it again, exercise and celebrate her milestone birthday. Forrestall, a high […]]]>

When Renée Forrestall slipped her feet into the worn pair of ratty white roller skates, it was like stepping into the past.

It had been decades since she had last roller skated, but as she approached 60, she thought she was going to do it again, exercise and celebrate her milestone birthday.

Forrestall, a high school art teacher in Halifax, Nova Scotia, bought a more modern pair, but the fit wasn’t quite right, so she put up a Facebook Marketplace notification for him. ping when older skates went on sale.

A few days after her birthday, she received a notification: a man named James Bond was selling a pair of vintage skates for $40. He didn’t know the shoe size – it had been worn out for a long time – but held up a ruler measuring the boot: 10 inches.

Forrestall measured his own foot: 10 inches.

She arrived at Bond’s two days later, sat down on the step and put on the skate. It was strange. The skates fit just like the skates she owned when she was a teenager.

It is because they were his skates.

Forrestall wrote his name in capital letters – R. Forrestall – inside the leather tab of each skate using a Marks-A-Lot permanent marker. Photography: Renée Forrestall

Forty years earlier, she had sold the Excalibur roller skates at a garage sale. Now, sitting on a step outside a stranger’s house, Forestall has pulled the tongue off the skates to see her name still inscribed.

“The guy [Bond] stood there and when I looked at him and peeled my name my eyes filled with tears because I literally had my life in front of my eyes,” Forrestall told the Guardian.

She gave Bond his asking price – $40 – slipped the skates into his car and drove the 30 minutes home in awe of the coincidence.

She remembers her mother buying her the skates when she was 16 or 17, at a time in her life when she was dealing with a significant personal loss.

The ad that brought Forrestall together with his roller skates.
The ad that brought Forrestall together with his roller skates. Photography: Renée Forrestall

At the time, she used the skates to spend time alone. Remembering those times has been bittersweet, she said. “It is very moving.”

Coming from a large family, his father had always insisted that his children write their names on their own things so they wouldn’t fight.

So she wrote her name in all capital letters – R Forrestall – inside the leather tab of each skate using a Marks-A-Lot permanent marker.

When she found them, the old skates were dirty and needed updating. Forrestall cleaned them up and took them to a skate shop in Halifax, where she bought new red wheels and matching laces.

She and her daughter put together a TikTok video featuring them, which has been watched by over a million people.

One commenter wrote, “Oh my god the universe finally worked for once!”

Forrestall is touched by the interest in her reuniting with roller skating, but is very excited to practice her skating this summer with her old pals.

“I’m not trying to get fanciful. Look, if I can move forward and stay upright without hurting myself, that’s all I want,” she said. “I wish I could spend time with them again.”

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Ryan Hagedorn attempts a trick during the advanced skate jam competition held at the Pleasanton Skatepark on May 21st. CADE ANDREWS | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Avid skateboarders of all ages were welcome to show off their skills at the skate jam on May 21 at the Pleasanton skate park. The event, organized by The Navigators, started in the morning with a build your own board competition and continued through the afternoon with a competition for beginners and advanced. Bob Byrd of the Navigators helped organize the event with the City of Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department. It saw an increase from their previous skate jam event in February.

“I would say our main focus is getting new starters,” Byrd said. “And we succeeded. Probably 95% of these kids are beginners. We have a mix of beginners, intermediate and advanced. The advanced skaters that we have here, a lot of them come from out of town, which is part of our strategy to bring these outlying areas that don’t have skate parks, to send their people here and we’ll do a home for them.”

After the build your own board contest, beginner skaters had the opportunity to learn from the best of the best. Former pro skateboarder Stephanie Person made an appearance and offered tips and advice for ambitious skateboarders.

Between classes, a lunch of hot dogs, fries and drinks was served thanks to gracious donations that were provided. Byrd expressed his gratitude to the sponsors of the skate jam event and has big ambitions for the future of the skateboarding community.

The Navigators will host another event at the Pleasanton Civic Center on July 12 from 5-8 p.m. The event will feature a cameo from Tony Hawk in his latest HBO documentary “Until the Wheels Drop.” Additionally, members of the skateboarding community will talk about what the skatepark has meant to them. The public is invited to attend the event.

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