USA Roller Sports

Mar 07 Rolling art: Woodinville skater expresses himself on little wheels, preparing for the World Games in Taiwan

Jan. 30, 2009, 8:17 p.m. (ET)

Joshua Rhoads inhabits two worlds united by one thing: roller skates.

Overseas, the 28-year-old has competed in stadiums for thousands of fans, some holding banners expressing adoration for the artistic roller skater.

In Snohomish County, though, Rhoads toils away in relative obscurity. The Woodinville resident works 55 to 60 hours a week as a manager at Lynnwood Bowl & Skate. He plans to train 15 hours a week at the same facility, preparing for the World Games 2009, scheduled for July in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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