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Articles About Skating in Belgium
Articles about skating events in Belgium, interviews
of Belgian skaters,
events abroad attended by Belgian skaters, and one sad story
about a young Belgian skater who died.
History of the Zwaantjes Roller Club
Flanders Belgium is well known
for its canals, beautiful flat landscapes, and rich cultural heritage
in art, music and architecture, but not many people outside of skating know
it is also the home of one of the oldest speed roller
skating clubs in the world.
Theresa Cliff Ryan Skating for the ZRC in Italy
Keshia van Gaeveren and Tine Jonckheere needed a 3rd team member
to participate in the Padova Grand Prix women's relay race
so Keshia invited
the legendary Theresa Cliff Ryan to step in as a member of their
team. And guess what - Theresa accepted!
How Lieve Lissens Broke Her Arm Skating
Belgian skater Lieve Lissens broke her arm on May 5, 2003
during a routine training session at the banked skating track
in Tienen, Flanders, Belgium. In this August 2003 interview,
Lieve describes what the experience was like, and why she is
still not able to skate four months later.
An Interview With Britta Vantournhout
In December of 2002 I interviewed Belgian inline speed
skating champion Britta Vantournhout.
In the last part of this 3 part interview Britta
shares what it was like to win the 2002 Rome Marathon
with a plaster cast on her injured arm.
More Articles About Belgian Skaters
Bio and Photos of Dimitri Deboel
Bio and Photos of Stijn Van Hove
Bio and Photo of Sven Depoorter
Gale Force Winds Kill Belgian Skater
In 2002, a 13 year old boy was killed in the
Belgian coastal town of Wenduine when he was blown
into the mechanism of some construction machinery
by gale force winds.
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