|One of the missions of the
California Outdoor Rollerskating Association has been to strongly raise awareness of the
positive aspects outdoor skating can bring into the lives of youth and adults and to give
people a fun, healthy outdoor skating experience they can enjoy. Over the years, we have
been consistent in our efforts by promoting hundreds of skating events, races,
competitions, parades, parties and much more to help make the San Francisco Bay Area a
great skating city.
As we look forward to skating in 2006, C.O.R.A. stands solidly
behind that same commitment. We also recognize there is a real need to expose people to
the social and physical benefits skating can bring into their lives. Obesity is an ever growing problem that can be measured by the
waistlines of youth and adults alike. All across the age spectrum, people are getting
fatter. Serious diseases like heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes are
on the rise. We must come up with innovative ways to help combat these growing trends. We
must find ways to get people out to work that body and live a healthier lifestyle.
Outdoor skating is a fantastic way to get a great workout while having a great time.
The California Outdoor Rollerskating Association would like to invite you to join with us
as we prepare for a fantastic season of skating races and adventures. We would like
to give youth and adults alike an opportunity to experience what a great sport and fun,
healthy activity inline skating and roller skating can be.
The C.O.R.A. Speed/Fitness Development Program is designed to introduce new
skaters to outdoor fitness and recreational skating and to provide a fitness challenge to
other skaters looking to practice and train for inline races. The program will begin in
the spring and will be built around the Dan Burger Points Race Series.
The Speed/Fitness Development Program is based on the Presidential Sports Award Program
developed by the Presidents Council on Physical Fitness & Sports. The challenge
of the program is to make a commitment to physical fitness through active and regular
participation in outdoor skating activities.
Earning the CORA SkateFit Award means that you have put in time and effort to meet the
challenge of personal fitness through skating. To earn the award a participant must
at least skate minimum 50 hours; no more than 1 1/2 hours credited daily.
Participants can accumulate those hours through training sessions on Saturdays and
Sundays in Golden Gate Park, on Wednesdays evenings in the Embarcadero and on Friday
evenings on the San Francisco Friday Night Skate.
JOIN CORA NOW!!!!! The program is free, but it's membership that makes the
program possible. The annual membership fee is $35.00 for adults and $20.00 for
youth 17 and under. This membership gives skaters discounts on skates, wheels,
bearings and other skate equipment. It also gives skaters a discount on entry fees in CORA
inline races for of 2006.
Along with the CORA SkateFit Award program, we will present the following inline road
races in 2006
April 9, 2006 (DB Points Series #1)
THE GREG LEVIEN 50 K MEMORIAL
Sun. May 14, 2006
THE CRYSTAL SPRINGS INLINE MARATHON
DAN BURGER POINTS SERIES #2
Sun. June 18, 2006 (DB Points Series #3)
THE NAPA VALLEY ROADSKATE
INLINE MARATHON AND HALF-MARATHON
Sun. Aug. 13, 2006 (D. B. SERIES #4)
GODFATHER'S 100 KILOMETER CHALLENGE
Sun. October 29, 2006 (DB SERIES #5)
CAL ROADSKATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Who wants to get rollin'? The first race is April 9. Please send me your