Archive for March, 2011

REBOOT Outdoor Skating 2.0 San Francisco

Sunday, March 6th, 2011
Logo for California Outdoor Rollerskating Association

California Outdoor Rollerskating Association (C.O.R.A.)

Join a weekend of rolling fun and help Reboot Outdoor Skating on April 8, 9 & 10, 2011 in San Francisco!

C.O.R.A. the California Outdoor Rollerskating Association, is presenting a weekend of skating activities intended to mark a new beginning in the development of recreational and fitness skating in the San Francisco Bay area and beyond. Planned activities include the infamous Friday Night Skate, Saturday seminars, Saturday Night Roller Disco and Sunday Streets. To top it off, there will be a Guinness World Record attempt: the World’s Longest Skating Serpentine (a line of skaters linked hand to hand).

Zephyr Adventures Guides Get a Training Weekend

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

In February, I joined my fellow Zephyr Adventures guides (here’s a complete list with bios) for our semi-regular guide training weekend, where we brainstormed ideas for giving even better customer service while skating the local trails and goofing off between meetings. To find out more about why we met, read Zephyr owner Allan Wright’s blog about the weekend.

I can say without reservation that nobody else I know can beat the charisma and antics of the “life-of-the-party” mates I find myself so lucky to be associated with!

Sponsoring Ghana’s Hidden Stars Dreams

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Last summer I introduced my followers to Paul Korankye, a skating enthusiast from the InlinePlanet shater’s network. We keep in touch by email and the social network from time to time. Here is a recent training shot of the Hidden Stars Skaters Dream Club.

11 speedskaters from Ghana
Members of the Hidden Stars Skaters Dream Club

As a 2010 Christmas present, Get Rolling donated $200 for gear and international shipping fees to Ghana. I selected the following items from Paul’s wish list at Inline Warehouse, one of my favorite skating retailers:

  • 2 sets of Rollerblade 90mm wheels with SG9 Bearings