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Old July 13th, 2010, 01:24 PM   #1
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Skaters coming to Atlanta for the 15th Annual NIRA Nationals and the US 10K Outdoor Competition

The National Inline Racing Association proudly announces that the 15th Annual NIRA Nationals will once again be held at the newly remodeled Sparkles Roller Skating Rink, in Smyrna, Georgia. Smyrna, located just minutes of North of Metro Atlanta, will allow skaters participating in the NIRA Nationals the opportunity to also compete in the US 10K outdoor events on Monday September 6th. The NIRA Nationals are scheduled annually over the Labor Day Weekend with this year’s dates set for Saturday and Sunday, September 4 and 5, 2010. The NIRA looks forward to another exciting NIRA Nationals and the opportunity to compete on Sparkles freshly sanded and super fast hardwood maple floor.

The 15th Annual NIRA Nationals combines the International Speed Skating format used for the World Inline Speed Skating Championships and the ‘Olympic Style’ Short Track Speed Skating. Add the voice of speed skating - Mr. Bob Justice calling each exciting race as only he can, and together you have the National Inline Racing Associations ‘15th Annual NIRA Nationals’ also known as the 2010 National Short Track Inline Speed Skating Championships.

The 15th Annual NIRA Nationals will once again provide the hundreds of skaters from across the country an opportunity to compete for Six Individual National Championship Titles. In addition, Three Person Relays will provide skaters the opportunity to win two additional National Championship Titles from the one-hundred thirty one total events being contested.

Competition is scheduled to begin Saturday Morning with the $2000.00 Dash for Cash. In this exciting event, each skater competes individually against the clock (electronic timing) for one lap around the 100-meter oval track defined by sixteen bright fluorescent markers. The skaters are required to use a standing starting position, which is also required for the World Championships. The clock starts when the skater breaks the electronic beam at the starting line. This event allows the skaters to compete and develop their starting and sprinting skills necessary for International Competition. $100.00 cash prizes will be awarded to each designated groups overall fastest time with $500.00 awarded for the overall fastest men’s time and ladies time. The Dash for Cash time also determines each skaters qualifying heat and starting line position for the Individual Age Group events.

Saturday’s Competition will continue with the Individual Age Group divisions consisting of three separate distances for each age group. The distances will vary from 200 meters to 1500 meters depending upon the age of the skaters. Saturdays events will crown forty-four National Champions for each age groups short and long distance events.

Saturday’s events will conclude with the exciting Last Man Out Elimination Races. In this race within a race, the last skater (based on the last point of the last skate crossing the line on each designated elimination lap) is eliminated and must leave the race. When only five skaters remain, a three lap sprint will determine the National Champion and winner of the beautiful Last Man Out Champions Crystal Cup. This challenging and exciting event will crown the Last Man Out Elimination Race National Champion in ten separate age groups.

Sunday’s competition will continue with the Points-Elimination Races and the Individual Age Groups tie breaker middle distance events. With each race in the Individual Age Group division being awarded its own National Championship. Forty-four National Championships will be awarded including each age groups ‘Overall Individual Age Group National Champion’ determined by combining the three Individual Age Group division races.

The Championships conclude with the skating of the ‘Three Person Relays’ events. Based upon the relay formats for the World Inline Championships and Olympic Short Track Speed Skating, the skaters will relay every one lap for the three person relays for each relays required distance. The relay events result in close racing, exciting lead changes and many of the Relay National Championships not being determined until the last push.

In looking forward, the ‘2010 ‘NIRA Nationals’ National Short Track Inline Speed Skating Championships will once again be more than just racing. It will be fun with friends, memories and medals, success and satisfaction, and the championships ultimately bring the Olympic Spirit to life in skaters of all ages, resulting in benefits that go beyond simply winning a race.

For additional information contact the NIRA at 1-800-SK8-NIRA or email at NIRA@aol.com


On Monday, the US10K will be held in marietta, on Cobb Pkwy in the morning. This will be the most challenging 10K you will ever have the oppertuniy to race! You DONT want to miss it! Last year the finish was close with Harry Vogel winning, with Eddy M, and Jonathan Blair right on his heels!

Go to www.us10k.org for more information. sign up now to save a little bit of money!

Dont miss this weekend of fun, and exciting racing!
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 12:20 PM   #2
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Definite agreement on the US10K. Great event! I think this will be my 11th year doing it. Can't wait!
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Old August 6th, 2010, 02:57 PM   #3
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Guys. this is an e-mail I got from a very helpfull gentleman that is involved in the hotel industry. I cant thank him enough!! This hotel is not 1 mile from the start line of the US 10K, and right down the road 2-3 miles from the Sparkles rink for NIRA Nationals!

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We are set up for special Skater’s rates at the Hawthorn Suites for Labor Day weekend.



To book directly go to: www.hsatlanta.com

Enter the dates of your stay

Scroll down to “Promotion Code” and enter LTSK

Next click "Check Availability and Rates" and book your room/suite.



The rates can’t be beat; you can get a standard room for $39 a night or a one bedroom suite with a full kitchen, separate living room and bedroom for $45 a night. Either way you get a free hot buffet breakfast.



Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Atlanta Northwest

1500 Parkwood Circle

Atlanta, GA 30339 US





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770-952-9595
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Old August 31st, 2010, 04:19 AM   #4
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Just a few days away who is ready?
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