British Skating Legends

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Footage of miscellaneous videos taken through the years that includes technique training or just simply promotional material for this wonderful sport.
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  • 1996 Momenti Di Gloria
    by John C. Fry on January 15, 2020 at 4:17 PM
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    An Italian promotional video of inline speed skating from grass roots to elite. Most of the footage is of the 1996 World Championships in Scaltenigo, Italy. Watch Chad Hedrick in slow motion to the the tune of "Just An Illusion" and tell me it doesn't give you goose bumps! (But cannot be watched in Belgium or Luxembourg apparently due to a copyright claim - sorry my Belgian friends).

  • 1993 Champions Train to Win
    by John C. Fry on January 15, 2020 at 4:13 PM
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    A USARS training video taken at Colorado Springs in the early days of inline speed skating. World Champion Derek Parra is the skater put through his paces who would of course go on to win an Olympic gold medal on the ice.

  • 1987 Wisbech Half Marathon - 29 March
    by John C. Fry on January 5, 2020 at 10:11 AM
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    Footage from the unofficial Wisbech Roller Skating Half Marathon held in conjunction with a local running half marathon. Look out for Leon Goodchild around 3:30 ad the sprint finish between Ronnie Bennett and Kevin Partridge.

  • 1987 Thruxton Roller Marathon
    by John C. Fry on January 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM
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    This unofficial event took place on the Thruxton Motor racing Circuit in 1987. Look out for an appearance by Frank Kitchener.

  • Cruciani Technique Training
    by John C. Fry on January 3, 2020 at 10:28 AM
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    Watch one of the worlds legends take part in the filming of him skating during his time as Australian coach. The footage was used to understand his technique on quads and emulate that which made him a multiple world champion through the 1970's and '80's.

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