The arrival of spring means that in city parks across the country hordes of in-line skaters will be hitting the pavement—figuratively and literally. More than 30 million Americans own in-line skates. May 17-23 is National Inline Skating Week, so you still have time to gear up and join in. Here are some sites to help you get rolling and share your tales with newfound skating friends.
The International Inline Skating Association home page has a certified-instructor directory, reviews of the most roller-friendly public parks, and details about National Inline Skating Week festivities, which begin with the Skate of the Union at the Pentagon.
This comprehensive web-zine, Blur, is a one-stop source for training tips, upcoming events and features on skating stars. Check out the profile of skating shutterbug Jack Gescheidt, whose photos (left) include a series of nude skaters on city streets.
Share skate sites, shopping tips and even wipeout tales in this page's chat rooms.
sites we'd like to see
Updates on Michael Jordan's retirement waffling (with link to Reggie/god.com).
Gil Morgan Fan Club's home page.