Roller Figure Skating Finds a Place in the Limelight
- The Brandon Sun
- Sympatico Sports
- Yahoo! News - Canada
- MSN Sports
- Winnipeg Free Press
- KENS TV 5 - San Antonio
- Taiwan News
- Yahoo Sports
European and South American roller figure skaters get a little more media attention than skaters in North America. But, it is still not nearly enough to get the participation numbers, press coverage and fan base needed to slide roller sports into the Olympic circle of sports.
We all do what we can to promote our sport and dispel the myths. One of the best recent efforts was a short edited by Jaymee Mason, a Michigan USARS competitor and coach. Her "Anything You Can Do: Roller Propaganda" video expresses and shows how we all feel. Many skaters and skating enthusiasts have websites, newsletters and other promos for our sport, but what we really need is more timely viral articles by the big news services to spread the word as well and as quickly as this AP Asian Games report. Now, lets find some more media darlings like Shingo Nishiki, continue to fire up your laptops and let the media feel the strength of our worldwide numbers. The digital media is beginning to put us in the limelight.
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