USA Roller Sports Press Release
Here's a press release from USA Roller Sports.
INLINE HOCKEY - USA WORLD INLINE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS TO CALL COLORADO SPRINGS HOME
LINCOLN, Neb. - USA Roller Sports (the National Governing Body for Roller
Inline Hockey as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee) and the
Skating Rink Inline Hockey Association (SIHA) are proud to announce that the
Tour Inline Hockey Arena in Colorado Springs will become the training base
for the current USA Inline Hockey Men and Women's World Championship Teams.
George Pickard, the President of the International Federation of Roller
Sports Inline Hockey Committee, praised these facilities in Colorado
Springs, which are now made available to USA Teams, stating: "The USA World
Men's Team has won eight gold medals in FIRS World Championships during the
ten years since these events were first held by FIRS in 1995. Accounting
for the other two years, the USA Team had to settle for a silver medal. The
Women's USA Team has been involved with World Championships for three years,
winning one gold and two silver medals. Teams of this quality deserve
quality facilities and USA Roller Sports is pleased to now be able to enjoy
the accommodations of this world class hockey facility in Colorado Springs."
In July of this year, in Paris, France, the men will seek to defend their
gold medal and the women to avenge their 2004 World Championship final game
defeat by Canada.
USA Roller Sports (USARS) and the Amateur Athletic Union of the United
States (AAU) have teamed up to produce an extraordinary inline hockey
developmental program in this country. Many of these events will now be
scheduled for the Tour Inline Hockey Arena in Colorado Springs.
C.J. Yoder, USA Men's Team Captain, said of the move to Colorado Springs, "I
am really excited about training at Tour Arena. I have played in most of
the inline hockey facilities in North America, and the Tour Arena is the
best inline-only facility I have seen. It is going to be a joy to play
Chad Seibel of Tour Hockey states, "We here at Tour Hockey are proud to have
the USA World Championship Teams training at the Tour Inline Hockey Arena in
Colorado Springs. The Tour Arena is an elite venue for inline hockey and
the USARS World Teams are, year in and year out, the best in the world. We
feel that the combination of a first class inline hockey team and a first
class hockey facility can only help secure the future of inline hockey in
the United States."
Jeff Ingrum, owner of SIHA and the Tour Arena, said, "We are extremely proud
to have the USA World Teams train at the Tour Inline Hockey Arena. We here
at SIHA feel we have a championships caliber facility and are pleased to
welcome the USA World Champions to Colorado Springs.
The Tour Inline Hockey Arena is located in Northern Colorado Springs,
Colorado. It plays host to inline hockey events 330 days each year,
including the R.C. Sports Roller Rink National Championships; the Rocky
Mountain High School League; club hockey tournaments and the State Games of
America. The management looks forward to involvement with the USARS/AAU
regional and national inline hockey events during the coming years.
For more information, go to <A HREF="http://sihahockey.com/TourArena.php" target="_new">http://sihahockey.com/TourArena.php</A>
USA Roller Sports is recognized by the Federation Internationale de Roller
Sports (FIRS) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) as the National
Governing Body for Competitive Roller Sports in the United States. For more
information, log on to <A HREF="http://www.usarollersports.org" target="_new">http://www.usarollersports.org</A> or contact the
Director of Media and Public Relations, Kellie Habeeb, at 402.483.7551 or
via email at [email protected].
USA Roller Sports is dedicated to creating, enhancing and conducting the
best competitions and programs for roller sports. We instill the drive to
win and be the absolute best...in sport and in life."
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