July 22, 2016
The Toronto Inline Skating Club hosted its first Summer Dash. The competition, which will hopefully become a growing annual event, was created to provide fun and challenging racing opportunities for children and youth, experienced racers, and new skaters!
Thank you to everyone who pitched-in, helped, and volunteered to make the event possible. The event attracted a small but committed group of racers, and the turn-out was definitely better than was organizers hoped.
Crowd favorites included the Dash For Cash and the bike race. Travis Shaw took home the cash prize purse while Candy Wong took home the consolation cash prize for the ‘Most Interesting Race’, completing the Dash For Cash backwards! The Youth obstacle race with 7 elements to challenge young skaters’ skills was also well received.
July 15, 2016
A half dozen TISC skaters traveled to Montreal last weekend to compete in the Laval Marathon, which was organized by VRL Le Club.
The event featured 42km, 21km, and 10km races. The marathon (42km) was held in rainy and wet conditions.
Candy Wong was the top female finisher in the 42km race, claiming the top of the podium. Morgan Williams finished in the top-5 and Peter Doucet finished 7th place after crashing out in a corner and causing 2 others skaters to fall. Long time club member Eric Gee made a return to competition, finishing a sub-1-hour-30 marathon.
In the 21km, Cynthia Head, Larry Magloire, Peter Doucet, and Morgan Williams competec. Williams finished in 4th overall, one step off the podium. Larry Magloire, another long time TISC member since the early 1990’s, made a welcome return to competition, looking at gaining experience and fitness in preparation for this winter’s long track ice speed skating season.
Eric Gee encouraged skaters, keeping them entertained during the 21km with his bucket drumming skills on the sidelines. Congratulations to all who traveled, competed, and skated!
June 28, 2016
TISC will NOT hold a practice on Thursday, June 30th at Christ the King 200-meter track. The venue will be used for a function by another group. This function has been planned for months now. We’ve made announcements about this at practice.
Morgan Williams plans on skating high park on Thursday June 30th. He’ll meet skaters in the parking lot of the Grenadier Restaurant at 6:30pm. Anyone meeting Morgan needs to understand this is NOT a TISC sanctioned practice or activity. We are not organizing this. We are just passing the message along on behalf or Morgan.
June 17, 2016
Hey TISC- we recently received the following message-
Dear inline skaters in Toronto,
I found your email address in the internet when I was looking for skaters in other countries. 13 years ago I founded a global skate event for UNICEF. No travel needed, no fees to be paid. Just skate for one or more hours during the 24 hours of the event – that’s why it is called 24skate. This year the 24 hours of the 24skate will begin on Saturday 18th of June, 07:00 Toronto time. Skaters around the world share these 24 hours together and cover all these 24hours. For each kilometer skated by the fastest skater or relaying skating group in each hour I donate a Euro to UNICEF. So you only need to tell me before which hour you will skate and afterwards how far you skated – and may be add some pictures and a short report, as many others did before.
You find such pictures and more information in several languages about the 24skate at this website.
And as you can see, when you have a look to the timetable of this year’s 24skate, there are still a few hours uncovered. That’s why I hope, that you like the idea and some of your skaters will participate in this year’s 24skate to keep this tradition alive. I would be very happy about it.
As a service for you, here are the uncovered 24skate hours in Toronto local time:
18th June, 11:00-12:00
18th June, 13:00-24:00
18th June, 15:00-16:00
18th June, 16:00-17:00
18th June, 17:00-18:00
18th June, 18:00-19:00
18th June, 22:00-23:00
18th June, 23:00-24:00
19th June, 00:00-01:00
Best regards from Munich, Germany,
looking forward to your reply
June 17, 2016
An opportunity has come around for a student who knows and can teach the basics of inline skating and would be willing to teach campers ages 5 to 12 once a week in the Jane and Wilson area West end Toronto. The campers are all beginners. Lessons will take place in a newly paved parking lot at the campsite, so sessions will be held on site. The plan is to hold the lessons on Tuesday afternoons beginning on July 12th.
June 9, 2016
Great news TISC! We have a committee working on organizing a race for July 16th 2016 at the 400-meter track at Ken Cox, the venue we use for Monday evening practices.
We’ll be inviting skaters from Ontario short track speed skating clubs to come out and join in the racing and skating action!
Stay tuned for more information.