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13 août 2019

Significant increase in registrations at Canadian Roller Championships

It’s too early to know if the interest for roller in Canada is clearly on the rise or if it’s presently at the top of wave like it happened in the past, but Canadian athletes and aficionados have many reasons to smile this summer. 

By Carl Savard
Photos by Carl Savard and Jordan Belchos /Instagram

It’s at the aspalted track of the Centre de la Nature in Laval, Quebec that were held the 2019 Canadian inline championships on the weekend of August 10. If the capricious weather made things a bit more complicated on Saturday, Sunday’s weather was flawless offering a perfect opportunity for skaters to try and collect one of the national titles available during the competition. It was not a surprise to see skaters such as Julien Armand and Jérôme Comtois-Urbain fight each other to climb on the highest step of the podium, but it may not have been the highlight of the weekend. After down years in 2017 and 2018, about sixty athletes registered for the Canadian championships in 2019. Skaters from different age groups and coming from Quebec, Ontario and Nova-Scotia battled it out during the competition. Words at the event were that the sport is also presently developing in Alberta and British-Columbia. With the first edition of the Canada Roller Marathon coming up in less than a month and the success of this year’s national championships, it would be hard for Pierre Laurent and the entire team of the VRL Club not to be happy about this 2019 season.

For the results of the 2019 Canadian championships, click HERE.

For pictures click HERE

Great  news for the Canada Roller Marathon

After presenting Valérie Maltais as their ambassador a few weeks back and confirming the presence of Pascal Briand, Darren De Souza, Anaïs Laurent and Pierre Laurent, the organizing committee had other names to announce in the last few days. Nicolas Laborde Sanchez who represents Colombia on ice in short track on the World cup circuit will be there. Hugo Gerard who finished in the top 10 of the marathon at the World inline cup in Dijon this year and 20th at the World championships will also compete. Last but not least, silver medallist on ice at the 2015 World championships in long track and bronze medallist on wheels at the 2015 Panam games, Jordan Belchos will also fight for gold in September. Belchos used his Instagram account yesterday to invite athletes to register for the first edition of the Canada Roller Marathon.

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