A born deaf and uses sign language. A Speed Skater, Michael Hubbs, is aiming high for 2014 Winter Olympics. He is determined to achieve his goal and nothing can stop this young man to meet his dreams. He is devoted in his game and working hard every day to achieve his goal of making it big in the forthcoming Winter Olympics.
Michael was introduced to speed skating at a very young age. As a young boy, he became fascinated with skating and since then there was never looking back. He worked hard day and night and overcame all the obstacles he had to face during his teenage years.
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Debbie Bowe, Brittany Bowe’s mom, shares her excitement about her daughters gold in the 1000m last weekend
Photo from US Speedskating
Photo from Peter Haeussler
Please support our team skater Ewen Fernandez-
“After my first World title I decided to make a skinsuit to remember this wonderful time. You can see on the skinsuit the World Champion bands, my number during the championships, location, the race I won, Powerslide logo, my signature and a photo of the race. But this is not all, the most important is the NEUROFIBROMATOSES logo. The main goal of this skinsuit is to donate all the money to the association for RESEARCH to help people who suffer of that disease.
So why do I support this association? My brother suffered from neurofibromatoses Type 2, and because of that he has lost thehearing in one ear. So together with the help of my parents we are doing our small part to help.
There has been a lot of preparation leading up to the Long Track World Sprint Championships on January 26- 27. Team USA competitors– Heather Richardson, Brittany Bowe, Sugar Todd, Jonathan Garcia and Mitch Whitmore– have been training round the clock and the staff at the Utah Olympic Oval have been paramount in planning and preparing for this weekend. But would you think that the Short Track Team was a big contributor in preparing the venue for complete site-line of the long track athletes while racing?
Continue reading: Short Track helps prepare for World Sprints
Photo from SkateLeft
Happy New Year!! 2013′s here!!
I scheduled this post a few days ago- I’m celebrating in Cuba right now with no internet access.
Photo from Bizu Montreal Photobooths
Photo from Bizu Montreal Photobooths
As part of a final year engineering course, Nick and his team undertook the design and construction of a linear particle accelerator. It was a task that was well above their means, collectively and individually, especially since they were mechanical engineering students, not physicists. In the end, the science was the least of their worries as the team surmounted one obstacle after another. Eight months after the initial proposal, and much to everyone’s surprise, the team turned on a working electron accelerator. Now with the benefit of hindsight, Nick presents what he learned about accomplishing lofty goals, which are way over your head.
Coach of the Year went to speed skating guru Bill Begg.
Begg has coached a new generation of young South Canterbury skaters to Oceania titles but it was the first time he has ever won the award..
The South Canterbury Roller Skating Club also received a special award, which was accepted by Mark Lowen, for the development of their world class facility on Caroline Bay.
Over two years the club has managed to lay a new $400,000 track and has built up huge depth in their young skaters.
Continue reading: Paddon scoops top sports award
The following is from Andrew Love-
During my ride into work, waiting at a stoplight on a very busy street, there was a moment where the riders in the bike lane outnumbered the waiting cars.
I pointed this out to the cyclists, and everyone smiled & started chatting. Change is happening–