A new roller skating association in Tahiti "Ta'ui Moe Na" hosted the first
Papeete Friday Night Skate in downtown Papeete on the island of Tahiti.
On September 29, 2000, more than 60 skaters, mostly on inline skates, went
swooshing in, around, and out of the city, and alongside the newly renovated docks.
Ta'ui Moe Na has more than 100 members, and one of the main goals of the
group is to work with low-income families, teaching them the value of
discipline and hard work through skating and other activities. Salomon
Sports and speedskater Eddy Matzger have provided a great deal of support
to this group, donating both time and skating equipment.