TISC Trio Take on World’s Best Over Two Weekends in Duluth And New York City

October 1, 2015

TISC skaters Peter Doucet, Morgan Williams, and Candy Wong competed and fared well against some of North America’s and the World’s best racers over two weekends of racing in Duluth, Minnesota and New York City.

On September 19th, the trio competed in the Northshore Inline Marathon in Minnesota. This event, in its 20th year, takes skaters over 42km’s from Two Harbours to the center of Duluth along the scenic shore of Lake Superior and attracts some of the world’s best racers and bounty hunters- with $20,000 offered to the skater who sets a course record. The scenery was the last thing on the TISC racers’ minds as the flew along the route in large packs (groups) of skaters.


Candy Wong and Kara Peterson working together- photo from Maureen Steltz Photography


Morgan Williams near the from of the Master Men’s 50+ race- photo from Maureen Steltz Photography


Open Men’s lead group, Doucet tucked in a good position- photo from Maureen Steltz Photography

Williams managed to finish 3rd in the Master Men’s 50+, after rival Alex Fedak from Oklahoma managed to breakaway from the group. Doucet’s result was a respectable 21st overall in the Open Men’s race. What’s impressive about Doucet’s performance is his finishing time, slightly above 1 hour 05 minutes- and this while his group faced a head-wind. Eventual winner (and multiple time World Champion & long track Olympian) Bart Swings from Belgium finished just shy of the course records (and the $20,000 prize for breaking the record) with the support of 2014 10km Long Track Olympic Champion Jan Blockhuijsen (Germany)! Candy Wong faced some tough racers, and after settling in after a fast start, she skated a good part of her race with Kara Peterson.

The trio then traveled to Brooklyn, NY the following weekend to compete in the grueling New York 100km. This race challenges participants in the 100km with 19 laps, each lap featuring a brutal climb in Prospect Park. Candy Wong competed in the 42km Pro Elite. She came through with a time just under 1h33, good enough for 3rd overall! Doucet and Williams both competed in the 100km race. Williams skated well and maintained good positioning in the group, and held on to the leading pack for 16 of 19 laps, ending up in 8th place. Doucet instigated a lot of action against legendary Eddy Matgzer and the super fast Francisco Ramirez, but these two bested Doucet’s quest for a victory, with Doucet coming in 3rd overall in a sprint finish!


Morgan Williams (right) kept a watchful eye on the race favourites- photo from Brian Holton


Peter Doucet leads the way. Doucet scored his second ever 100km podium, with his first back in 1997- photo from Jen Markham

TISC Year End Party- October 2nd- Please RSVP for Potluck!

September 21, 2015

The Toronto Inline Skating Club will hold its End of Year Party on Friday, October 2nd 2015 at 7pm.

Please RSVP to shaloheat@hotmail.com 

This will be a pot-luck style dinner. When you RSVP, you’ll be contacted to confirm what you can provide for the potluck.

The End of Year Party will be held at 652 Santee Gate, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, L5A 2B7

Pictures- Working on Technique With Cables (Bike Tubes) at TISC

September 13, 2015

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Volunteers Needed for Short Track World Cup in Toronto in November

September 13, 2015

We are incredibly pleased to inform you that Toronto is the host City for the ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup. This amazing competition is planned for November 6th to 8th at the Mastercard Center off Kipling, just North of Lake Shore near the 400-meter track at Humber College/ Father Redmond.

Numerous volunteers are needed to deliver this event. If you would like to be involved and help support this rare opportunity involving our kindred sport and the World’s best short track speed skaters- many of whom have earned hardware at the Olympics and World Championships, please e-mail torontoinline@yahoo.com and we will forward your information to the organizers.


TISC Skaters on the Podium at the Montreal 24 Hour Relay Race

August 31, 2015

A dozen TISC members joined hundreds of other skaters in Montreal to skate at the Montreal 24 Hour Relay. The event, featuring 6-hour, 12-hour, and 24-hour relay races, allows for teams of up to 10 skaters to skate a relay race on the 4.2km Formula One race track, which is closed off to traffic for the event.

C Is For Cookie Claims Silver in the 12-Hour

“C Is For Cookie” was an all-women’s team, featuring TISC’s Morgane Echardour and Candy Wong as well as two other skaters. The four girls placed 2nd overall in the 12-hour relay.


The foursome skated 6 hours on day-1 completing about 175km’s from 1pm to 7pm. The 12-hours resumed at 7am on day 2, and the girls once again completed about 185km’s to claim second overall. What makes this result special for this team is the skaters were competing with teams with 10 skaters!


Strong 3rd Place for Toronto Inline Skating Club

Toronto Inline Skating Club, an entry composed of current and ex-TISC members, ended up finishing 3rd overall in the 24 hour, coming in with 790km’s. The team suffered important set-backs in the first 12 hours of the race, being lapped multiple times by the leading teams and being given a 2-lap (8km) penalty for a race infraction.


Despite being 6 laps down on the 2nd place team at 2:30am on day 2, Peter Doucet led the come-back charge by hooking up with the Rockets- eventual race winners, pushing the team to unlap themselves from the 2nd place Optimal/ Gadbois team. The TISC squad saw clutch performances by all members- Marco & Leo Frusteri, Adrian & Alex Rudy, Daniel Meza, Morgan Williams, Georg Nikodym, Andres Medina, Camilo Echeverri, and Peter Doucet. The team closed the gap to the 2nd place team down to 1 1/2 laps, with each lap taking roughly 7 1/2 minutes to complete.


The City of Toronto is now accepting nominations for the Toronto Sports Hall of Honour

August 21, 2015

The City of Toronto is now accepting nominations for the Toronto Sports Hall of Honour. These awards will celebrate exceptional sport contributions and accomplishments in the City of Toronto. Get the nominations forms here and submit today!

Sk8Skool’s Sutton Atkins Delivers Technical Workshop

August 19, 2015

This past Monday, TISC members & guests were treated to a workshop from Sk8Skool’s Sutton Atkins. Atkins demonstrated and ran participants through technical & tactical drills.

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