Two TISC Teams Put in Stellar Performance at Montreal 24 Hour Relay

August 28, 2014

The Toronto Inline Skating Club was extremely well represented at this past weekend’s Montreal 24 Hours Roller. The event, a team relay held the 4.2km Gilles Villeneuve Formula 1 track, attracted hundreds of skaters from Quebec, Ontario, and the U.S.A.

TISC entered two 10-skater teams, appropriately named Toronto Inline Skating Club #1 and Toronto Inline Skating Club #2. Every single skater was a member or guest of TISC! These home-grown teams met and exceeded expectations by finishing 2nd and 17th overall, completing 791km’s and 623km’s in the process!

Managing the teams was a challenging task. Even though only one team member gets to skate on the track at a time and eventually give a relay to a fresh and new member, a few volunteers had the difficult task of ensuring team members were ready and on deck when their turn came up. We would like to thank Bill Halushak, Sherry Tickner, Marco Frusteri, Brian Rudy, and Judy Penner for their effort, support, and encouragement!

This is the first year in TISC’s history that all TISC members skating in the Montreal 24 Hours are doing so within the TISC umbrella. This is a very promising signal for TISC’s future! There is definitely the possibility of registering 3 TISC teams for 2015! We have the depth, quality, and interest too!

The great thing about the two line-ups for 2014 was both teams were composed of a mix of experience and new, younger and older, and female and male skaters! O’Brian Campbell and Cynthia Head experienced this event for the first time. Both newcomers agreed this is an experience they’d like to enjoy next year.

A part of TISC’s success can be attributed to Georg Nikodym’s efforts with organizing out-of-practice training sessions at the “Max Ward” loop on weekends. Many skaters logged quality miles that helped with their speed and endurance at this year’s 24 hours. Also, Candy Wong offered an amazing meal plan at a very reasonable price, keeping team members well fed and energized.

Congratulations skaters- your efforts were amazing and your teamwork was top-notch.


Video from TISC at Montreal 24 Hours

August 27, 2014

RSO #3 Pictures

August 19, 2014

TISC skaters came out to skate and compete at this year’s final RSO Series on Aug. 9th. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped put on the events, especially Eric Gee, Alain Quintard, Georg Nikodym, and Judy Penner. See you in 2015!! You can view some pictures at the following link, with a few of the shots coming from Jacky Shu.

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RSO Series this Saturday August 9th @ Ken Cox (Humber) 400m Track, Come out and Race!!

August 5, 2014

TISC is pleased to host the next RSO Series this Saturday August 9th at the Ken Cox 400m track.

Come on out and race!!

Registration opens at 9am.

Information available here: http://rsoseries.wordpress.com/


TISC Practice Cancelled due to Rain and Thunderstorm

August 4, 2014

The track is soaked and the forecast isn’t favorable for tonight’s program. This evening’s activities are cancelled. See you Thursday.


RSO Series: August 9th in Toronto

July 28, 2014

The next RSO Series will be held on Saturday August 9th at the 400m track in Toronto next to Humber College.

Registration opens at 9am. Everyone is invited to come out and join the racing action.

More info available http://rsoseries.wordpress.com/

2014-06 RSO


Welcome Back from Mexico Peter Doucet and Morgane Echardour

July 22, 2014

TISC’s Morgane Echardour and Peter Doucet were back at practice last night after spending 9 days in Mexico representing Canada at the Pan American Festival. TISC duo joined Christopher Fiola, Valerie Maltais, and coach Simon Clement at the competition on a 200m banked track in Puebla.

Canada’s selection earned three top 5 placements! Unfortunately for Echardour, she battled stomach ailments and suffered a shoulder and arm injury after falling during the 10km points and elimination race.

Doucet put up his best efforts with his best placement being 14th place. He is starting to make a comeback to the international scene after suffering a concussion last year and also spending a lot of time supporting a close family member’s 3 year battle with cancer.

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Morgane Echardour following her Canadian team-mate Valerie Maltais

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Peter Doucet leads a international star-studded field


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