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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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