Have you ever seen penguins skate?
This website previously had some nice information about Speed Skating Training Camp which was organized by veteran skater Barry Publow and his buddy Aaron Arndt for the Canadian skaters through Breakaway Sports Group (BSG) popularly known as Breakawayskate (more info about this can be found below).
The skating events were scheduled to be held in Mallorca, Spain and various skaters from all over Europe, USA & Canada and entirely the whole world were expected to be there hence it was a must-go skating event. The site was used to help skaters with their bookings and other information pertaining to overseas travelling and more information about the events to be held.
But who is Barry Publow?
Here is some information about Barry that was previously published on this site;
Barry Publow is the founder of the Breakaway Sports Group (BSG), and has been running weekend workshops for inline speedskaters since 1997.
Barry started speed skating at the age of 22 while studying sport science at McMaster University (Ontario, Canada). An avid cyclist and marathon runner at the time, Barry started inline skating and ice speed skating to alleviate nagging shin and back injuries.
He fell in love with the sport immediately, combining his knowledge of biomechanics and knowing that it is such great exercise, to researching and writing about various training and technique-related topics.
Today Barry is considered a leading authority in the areas of sport-specific technique, biomechanics, and training application. He is well known for his early study and writing on the “double-push” [in-line speed skating technique], and in 1997 began to coordinate a series of instructional clinics on the subject.
He is the author of Speed on Skates, a highly detailed training and technical manual of all aspects of speed skating, both in-line and ice. Barry is also a senior columnist for Fitness & Speed Skating Times, the most popular and respected publication for the sport of speed skating.
He and his fabulolus book was a part of many fundraising and charity events such as Red Cross and Breast Cancer Awareness Associations to help women get into shape as well as making them feel happy, and help them feel better about themselves by gaining confidence etc.
An accomplished skate in his own right. Barry is a former National Champion and still holds Canadian records in the 300m and 500m. He has competed for Canada at both World Championships and Pan American Games, and is currently a member of the Bont North America Racing Team.
Barry is currently the National Team coach with Roller Sports Canada, and has led Canadian skaters to both Pan American Games and World Championships. Through Breakawayskate Workshops, Barry coaches and trains more than 500 athletes per year, as well as a select few through e-train online coaching. In his hometown of Ottawa, he was the head coach for the Ottawa Inline Speedskating Club from 1995 to 2000, and served as the director of the Miller and Mogema Canada Racing Teams.
In addition to coordinating weekend speed workshops, Breakawayskate produces instructional DVD’s, training material, consults with equipment manufacturers, and offers high performance athlete testing services to cyclists and other multi-sport athletes.
What about Aaron?
Aaron Arndt has been a coach with Breakawayskate since 2003, and is a co-instructor with Toronto Inline Skating Club, Canada’s largest speed club. Also a member of Bont North America Racing Team, Aaron is a former National Champion, record holder, and member of the Canadian World Team who competed at the 2004 World Championships in Italy.
While only 24 years of age, Aaron possesses a wealth of experience as both athlete and coach, and contributes greatly to the successful hosting of Breakawayskate Workshops.
Aaron currently lives in Brampton, Ontario, just outside of Toronto.
How wonderful and thrilling is it to glide across ice blocks and surfaces? That’s the beauty of skating which is taken as a sport or for recreational purposes. Participants have fixed blade (skates) fixed at the bottom of their shoes. As they skate, there is this unique sound produced like that of knives being sharpened and it’s known to induce one to try various skating tricks and moves.
This site has posts about various forms of ice skating both for recreational or sports purposes…