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Destinations -- Skaters' Portals -- Gear Online -- Safety -- Instructors Other Good Stuff
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I use and recommend Rollerblade brand in-line skates. You should too! I have never had a bad skate from K2.
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Inline Planet - Timely articles and interviews with skate luminaries, and home of the best social network for skaters, the Inline Planet Skater Network.
Visit the Inline Skating Resource Center to learn all about the who, what, when where and how of inline skating today.
Find just about every skate-related product on the planet at Skates.com, folks I know and trust.
Want to try before you buy? Inline Warehouse has a very wide selection of inline skates and the best return shipping policy around (Tip: stay indoors on clean floors or carpet)
Zephyr Adventures offers international skate, trekking, biking, wine and beer tasting, and self-guided tours plus learn-to-skate mini-vacations at Camp Rollerblade.
Kathy Fry's Skatelog.com is full of amazingly organized links to a wealth of skate-related info and images.
Destinations (return to top)
- Boston: The Inline Club of Boston (ICB) not only has fun weekly skates, but also moves and shakes for its members.
- California: Find excellent write ups of the East Bay Regional Park District trail system.
- California: California Outdoor Rollerskating Association (C.O.R.A) Great stuff for San Francisco Bay Area .
- California: The San Diego Street Elite site offers training opportunities, events and a Yahoo group.
- Chicago: Visit GetInline Chicagoland for the latest activities and mailing list or check out weekly in-season group skates and lessons listed on http://www.thirstydog.net/.
- Czech Republic: The BeInline! newsletter and trail listings may not be in English, but Google maps and photos show why you must bring your skates!
- Seattle, WA: Trish Alexander's Later Skater site offers aricles, events, photos and lessons.
- Texas: See the Pegasus Flyers Inline Skate Club.
- Spain: Learn how to use your taco de freno at the popular Escuela de Patinaje in Barcelona .
- France: The famous Paris Friday Night Fever attracts 15,000 skaters and full city support.
- Holland: Amsterdam City Tour wrote pamphlets for in-line skating tours.
- Slovenia Ljubljana (why not?): Visit www.rolanje.eu for fitness, aggressive, downhill, and off-road happenings there.
- Switzerland: Join certified instructors Debbie and Linda on a week-long, guided Skate-Escape in the Rhone area.
- UK: Citiskate Inline UK Find lessons, shopping advice, and how to join the Friday Night Skate.
- UK: SkatesCool offers lessons in London's Hyde Park, corporate team building events and much more.
- UK: London Skaters offers great info and a reviews page for its very active community.
- UK: Urban Skaters serves Londoners as a Street Skating Portal (as in group rolls) and Inline Skate School.
- UK: LondonSkate with hundreds of others each Wednesday, starting and ending at Hyde Park.
- UK: London Friday Night Skate and Sunday Stroll have become so big they have their own web site.
- USA Trails: To find skating destinations across the US, see the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy trail locator, TrailLink.
- Worldwide: Zephyr Adventures Skating, trekking, wine tasting and more plus one- and five-day Camp Rollerblade experiences.
Skaters' Portals (return to top)
- Eddy Matzger's Skate Central Photos and articles by a world-class adventurer and ambassador.
- Kathy Fry's SkateGRRL.com and Skatelog.com are the place to go when searching for skate info..
- The Inline Planet owned by Robert Burnson, offers skate tutorials, reviews, a community and the latest news.
- Inline Skate Resource; up-to-date help and info for skaters, wherever you may roll!
- Skating the Infobahn Historically, one of the most dependable and up-to-date lists of skaters' links.
- InlineLinks.com Organized navitation and great information and links for the avid skater.
- Skating Inline Skate FAQ The Source! Managed for a decade by originator Tony Chen.
Gear Online (return to top)
- Best Bets: Inline Warehouse, Weber Sports, Skates Dotcom, and Inline Sports for recreational skates, gear and accessories.
- Gear and more: InlineSkates - online since 1990 - helps buyers with video reviews, buying guides and articles.
- eZeefit ankle booties prevent bruises and blisters and improve your fun!
- BungaPads - Bruised ankles? Search on almost any body part and up pops a list of braces and pads designed to relieve or prevent pain!
- Skate Authority - Committed to great selection, service and prices -- for skaters by skaters.
- Pair Skates - A new line of inlines worth notice; the home page logo and music are mesmerizing!
- SkatingFitness.com: Fitness benefits, tips and gear for several disciplines.
- Kid Skates: From resizable rec. to speedskates at MyRollerskateWorld.com
- K2 Parts: Find brake pads, buckles, axels, spacers and more at K2 Skate Parts online.
- Helmets and Pads: Decent selection at AllStarSkates.com, nice ABEC ratings definition
- Insoles: I love my Superfeet! Visit the Premium Insole Outlet to upgrade both comfort and performance.
- Ice and Inline Gear: 'the skate shop' by SkateNow has adult and kids gear across all skate disciplines.
- Off Road: Rockville All-terrain Sports offers and promotes innovative skating-related products.
- Well-Stocked: Try SkateBuys for a wide variety of inline, quad and ice skates and accessories.
- World Wide Sports sells skates and Mountain Bikes, too.
- Speed: Nett Racing and SWAT Skate Sales specialize in high performance racing equipment.
- Heelys, why not?: All-Heelys - The Complete Internet Guide to Heelys and Heelers.
- Sunglasses: Great selection of Oakly and Prada sports sunglasses, and more.
- Sunglasses: Search Peepers.com for Bolle, Adidas and Rayban sport sunglasses.
- Australia: Skater HQ is your online inline shop. If you're into multi-discipline quad skates, shop skatepro.com.au.
Safety (return to top)
- Helmet for sports fans: Visit Team on Top to protect your brains while declaring your team allegiance.
- Bicycle helmet standards from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
- More information on helmets.
Skate Instruction (return to top)
- Skate schools across the USA (Instructor search tool and folks I know)
- More instructors can be found outside the US and at the Inline Skate Resource.
- Eddy Matzger's Skate Central - Photos and articles by a world-class adventurer and ambassador, plus weekend clinics across the states.
- Trish Alexander's Skate Journeys offers aricles, events, photos and lessons in the Seattle area.
- Skate Great USA School of Skating: Owner Debbie Merrill is "instructor to the stars" in Santa Monica, CA.
- SkateNOW is Salt Lake's Premier Inline Skate School. Utah certified instructors Kimberly and Eric Kraan offer instruction and much more to their students.
- Check out California Skate School in Southern CA.
- Operating as SkateOwl, currently in Germany, Susan Sabin teaches all forms of skating for all skills, including Roller Derby. Be sure to check her Links page for hours of great skate reading!
- Skating America brings instruction and gear into Arizona K-12 schools and colleges.
- Don Morton now teaches skating in Scotland. Visit his web site and Try skating!
- Lessons in London are offered by SkateInstructor.com, CitiSkate and SkatesCool.
- Also in London, my pal Mike welcomes you to Learn How To Rollerblade.
- Naomi's Crazy Freestyle Slalom Tutorial is for skaters with happy feet! Naomi Grigg teaches in London's Hyde Park.
Other Good Stuff (return to top)
- Apres skate footwear: Visit BayAreaKicks.com for the latest sneaker news, reviews and information.
- Artistic: See the PIC artistic skate if you love to leap and spin.
- Artistic: Read the Figure Skating Journal of a grown woman who took up ice figure skating in 1992.
- Aggressive: Find the Beginner's Guide to Aggressive Skating on Grindside.com!
- Skate-to-Ski in Germany: Macinline the world of Inlineslalom. Click Action Bilder for great photos.
- InLineNow.com points to events, EZines, articles, books, vidoes, skate locations and more.
- Outdoor clothing and equipment: Outdoor gear at USOutdoor.com specializes in high quality performance outdoor clothing and equipment.
- Romania: Alexandru Dragos' Road Runner inline skate site is funny, animated and well written.
- Fitness: Read about the Aerobic Benefits of inline skating.
- Fitness: SkatingFitness.com, advice and equipment links for all types skating.
- LandRollers: Two big, tilted wheels? Read the LondonSkaters review here.
- Journal: Dan's Journal of his 1999 7-day Zephyr Skate tour in Holland.