Skate Farm Virginia 2011

Eddyさんの地元で主催されている SkateFarm のホームページが更新されていました。今年の予定など、以前より分りやすくなったように思います。ただ、6月中の workshop に日本から参加したくても、今からではエアチケットなどハードルが高そうです。

Eddy Matzger SkateFarm workshop

Posted by Mark A. Sibert (May 23, 2011)

Since Eddy's not doing any US 'roadshow' workshops this year, I thought it would be a good opportunity to finally go up and take the workshop up at his home in Floyd, VA. Anyone else interested in going?

The workshop runs Friday-Tuesday. If I go, I'll likely drive up Thursday evening. (I still need to get approval for the time off from work...) I haven't decided if I'm coming back Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. I can comfortably take 2 more people in my truck, so we can save on gas money...

More information on the workshop can be found at:

For anyone that hasn't been to Eddy's workshop before, you're missing out! I highly recommend them. I've never been to the workshop in Virginia, but I've attended his shorter "roadshow" workshops here in Greensboro and Georgia. Hopefully we'll get on his US schedule next year, but there's no guarantee.

Anyway, if you're interested and want to carpool, let me know...

One downside -- the workshop is the same weekend as the "MS Fits Ice Cream Ride" here in RTP. (Which is a nice event that we've skated in the past.) So I won't be able to attend that. If you can't devote the whole weekend to the workshop, I recommend the Ice Cream Ride if you want to get a good roadskate in...

- Mark

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Skate Farm Virginia 2011

World class athlete and international coaching sensation Eddy Matzger invites you to his home in Floyd, VA, to soak up some old-time mountain culture and bone up on your skating skills. Most come for 5 days and don't want to leave, but a 3-day option is also available.

Winning races on inlines since 1988 and running acclaimed instructional workshops since 1995, Eddy is ready to help you get excited about learning and improving, no matter what your age or ability. For 5 days, he'll expose you to essential skating techniques such as stopping, turning, pacelines, body alignment and the "double push," and be right there with you when the light goes off!

The proof is in the pudding.
As 2010 NYC 100K champion, Eddy will show you up close how the hills and "hollers" of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains are essential fodder for his exploits. You'll have an opportunity to train on the very terrain that provided Eddy with success at the races, and in so doing improve your confidence and preparation for any of your own challenges.

Summertime in the mountains will agree with you. At 3000 feet elevation, Floyd offers a cool respite from the heat of the city, with summertime highs in the low 80's and nighttime lows in the 60's. Sit on the deck and let the stream serenade you. Jump in the Little River and picnic on her banks. Gaze at the blaze of the Milky Way across the night sky.

Food and lodging, TWINCAM bearings, a performance t-shirt, and a DVD recording of your experience are all included in the price of instruction.

The SkateFarm Welcomes All!
Please explore our site with the links at the top of each page to see how this all-in-one vacation is right for you. Feel free to ask us any questions on the "contact us" page or email us at

SkateFarm Virginia dates are as follows:
#1: May 27-31
#2: June 3-7
#3: June 17-21
#4: June 24-28

Songkran Skating

the Songkran New Year's festival at Eddy Matzger's Skate Farm Thailand.