Logan City Speed Skating gears up for future Olympians

Article published in Our Logan Magazine, November Issue 2017.

LOGAN CITY SPEED GEARS UP FOR FUTURE OLYMPIANS

Inline speed skating will be part of the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games, and Logan City Speed Skating Club is hoping to train future Olympians.

Club President and Coach, Robert Cook, set the pace finishing third at the International Roller Skating marathon event in China, and was 50th out of over 6000 athletes at the Berlin Marathon Inline-Skating event in September.

Catherine Tucker, the club's Media Officer and Treasurer, said the Logan City Inline Speed Skating Club has been around for more than 20 years and has nurtured state, national, international and world-class skaters.

"We believe the way forward is to make Logan the hub for skating in Australia - but we need an outdoor facility to help ensure that when our new world and Olympic athletes come through, they are prepared.

"Speed skaters compete on an outdoor road track in international event, but there is no international-level banked track in Australia," she said.

Councillor Laurie Smith said he was impressed when he visited the club during one of their training sessions at Hillcrest.

Picture: RICHARD RYAN

"It's a sport for all ages and there's a family-friendly environment at the club, so it's a good way for kids and adults to keep fit and healthy," Cr Smith said.

If you are interested in joining, visit www.logancityspeed.com or contact the club for more details.

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