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Old October 18th, 2007, 09:50 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

The Ken Sutter Memorial speed skating competition was held over the past two weekends in Melbourne, Australia. The 'Ken Sutter' is one of Australia's major annual speed competitions, and is open only to registered speed club members (Interstate and International competitors are most welcome).

The event commemorates the untimely passing of Ken in an industrial accident some 25 years ago; Ken was a quad skater who's ideals, values, enthusiasm and energy for the sport have never been forgotten.

The following links are two two photo galleries for the track and road events, respectively.

Track: http://www.elthamskate.com/photos26/
Road: http://www.elthamskate.com/photos25/

For those who are curious, I'm the guy in second place in this picture...


Melbourne is the home town of some of the better known Aussie speed skaters e.g. Daniel Greig, Andy Finster, Brooke Lochland and Michael Byrne. I consider myself very lucky to be able to skate with these guys on a regular basis!! (Play spot the world champion, below...)


Anyone interested in Speed Skating in Australia is welcome to contact me here or via PM...
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Old December 27th, 2007, 08:12 AM   #2
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Merlin:

There was a Ken Sutter who skated in the US back in the 70's he competed at the 5 US Outdoor Meets we put on in Staten Island NY, is it the same racer or is this fellow an Australian skater? In any case sorry to hear of his passing.

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Old December 27th, 2007, 09:30 AM   #3
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I'd just about guarantee it is not the same person.

Ken was just 18 years of age when he passed away in 1982; although Ken skated all through his teenage years, I am not aware of him ever doing so overseas.
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Old December 27th, 2007, 04:15 PM   #4
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Thanks Merlin for your reply, but you did not tell me was he an Australian or a US Racer?

If he was from the US he could be related to the Ken I knew, perhaps a son??

Do you know where the Ken that passed away came from, City etc? Which Club he skated for??

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Old December 30th, 2007, 12:13 AM   #5
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Ken Sutter was from Melbourne, Australia. He started with the Frankston club and was skating for Noble Park when he died (both very strong clubs back in the day...but now sadly defunct).

http://www.elthamskate.com/mbfiles/2...erSanction.doc

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Old January 3rd, 2008, 09:36 PM   #6
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Thanks all for explaining to the rest of us who Ken Sutter was, and where he was from. May he rest in peace.....

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Old May 8th, 2008, 08:43 AM   #7
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Oh, gosh I miss Brooke
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Old September 15th, 2012, 05:53 AM   #8
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Default I think you are talking about Ken Sutton.......Here

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Merlin:

There was a Ken Sutter who skated in the US back in the 70's he competed at the 5 US Outdoor Meets we put on in Staten Island NY, is it the same racer or is this fellow an Australian skater? In any case sorry to hear of his passing.

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he skated all around the U.S in the 70's and 80's......And in 79 was part of the U.S. PanAmerican Speed Team.....
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he skated all around the U.S in the 70's and 80's......And in 79 was part of the U.S. PanAmerican Speed Team.....
Think your right, I've got a book and saw this name in it.
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