Please view the 1997 events list below to see our most recent list of in-line skating events. As we are continuously being notified of new events and information changes, please visit this page often! If you need additional information on any event, please contact CIRSA.
Welcome to the CIRSA Programs, Activities and Events Page, a sneak preview of the best organised skating opportunities the new year has to offer.
As a national non-profit amateur sports organization and registered charity, CIRSA has been working alongside in-line skating volunteer ambassadors, laying the foundations for in-line sport across Canada. Part of this process includes the organization of events which provide enjoyable public skating opportunities, benefitting the community two-fold: skaters enjoy the open air skating alongside fellow skaters, and charities enjoy the goodwill and financial support that results.
One fine case in point is the MacKenzie Challenge, an annual charitable skate event that allows skaters to burn in-line rubber around the Molson Indy track, mere days before the actual race!!
Each event in which CIRSA is involved is listed below:
1998 Apotex Wonder Run, Walk, Skate. The 12th annual 1998 Apotex Wonder Run, Walk, and Skate is a fun event for the whole family! This 5K Run/Walk/In-Line Skate and 10K Competitive In-Line Skate event takes place at the York University Campus. For more information, call the hotline at 416-747-3859.
1998 CHALLENGE FOR CHARITY. Run, walk, skate, or wheel for children's charities and rehabilitation centres. Molson Indy Race Circuit, Exhibition Place, Toronto at 5:30 pm. The O'Donnel Challenge for Charity provides you with the opportunity to compete on Toronto's most exciting race course in support of Children's Charities and Rehabilitation Centres. The running events are a 3K family challenge and a 8K run. The inline skating events are a 3K family skate, an 8K recreational skate, and an 8K competitive speed skate. For additional information, please contact the Molson IndyFest '98 Hotline at 416-966-6213.
STRIDING AGAINST CHILD ABUSE FUNDRAISING EVENT. Shelley Halcro and Dave Deptuck, members of the IOF Foresters, will be inline skating from Thunder Bay, leaving June 14, 1998 and arriving June 27, 1998 in Sault Ste. Marie. They will be raising money for the IOF Foresters Prevention of Child Abuse Fund, a national registered charity (Registered Charitable #0522664-09-13). We hope you, as an avid inline skater, will consider helping with a donation. You're also welcome to join up with Shelley and Dave and skate some of the distance with them! The goal set by Dave and Shelley is to raise $25,000 for this worthy cause. For more information or to make a donation, please call 1-705-942-7041 and ask for Bernadette. Anything you can do to support Shelley and Dave in their "Striding Against Child Abuse" Campaign will be greatly appreciated.
On June 21-22, Paul Hedrick will be conducting the 3rd annual Canadian Inline & Roller Skating Association inline speedskating clinic in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
CIRSA is responding to the need for safety in in-line skating by developing national safety standards for in-line/roller skating, plus a new national public program entitled Hit the Pavement - The National In-line Skating Safety Program. Aimed at existing and future in-line skaters, the program will consist of a series of workshops and a public awareness campaign designed to:
* develop and implement national safety standards and curricula,
* increase knowledge of in-line/roller skaters' safety/injury prevention, and
* improve in-line/roller skating skills.
The Hit the Pavement program is a series of in-line skating events that will be held at various locations throughout Ontario this summer. There will be 15 different events taking place. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, hosting an event, or participating in an event, please see Delta's sponsorship package, or contact CIRSA.
A highly anticipated annual event that witnesses both competitive and recreation skaters tearing up the Molson Indy Racing Track. The race is hotly contested, drawing speed skaters from around the world. Proceeds from these skates go to children's charities.
Skate along the scenic shoreline of the Niagara River, straight through to the Falls. Awaiting you after 42 Kilometres is entertainment and a mouth-watering barbeque.
The best of the best go toe to toe to in-line skate during the Nova Scotia Roller Hockey Championship, looking to claim provincial dominance in the sport.