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April Skater of the Month

Name: Kelly Robb

Nickname: Crash

Age: 38

Marital Status: Married

Have been skating for how long: Roller skating since 3, inline skating a few times in my 20's and just recently purchased my first speed skates. Last year was the most I had ever inline skated in my life.

Equipment Brand and Type: Bont

Life Philosophies: Experience life, don't just exist.

Favorite Time of Day to Skate: Sunset

Favorite Skating Event: Wednesday skate nights at the Veloway.

Most Memorable Incident: Inline - most memorable incident is breaking my buckle first day out on my new skate. :( -- In roller skating, most memorable event was racing and beating my Mom when I was a kid. (She was a competitive pairs dance skater so racing her and winning was quite an accomplishment for me).

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What do you get from Skating: I enjoy skating because it is a fun way to get exercise and be outdoors. I love feeling the breeze on my face that my own momentum creates.

Would like to do this Year in Skating: Complete 1/2 marathon at the Road Rash & feel comfortable on my new skates.

Coolest Accomplishment: Reaching the summit of Seneca Rocks, West Virginia, (1,000 feet), the first time rock climbing outdoors.

Other Sports/Hobbies you Enjoy: Rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and kiting.

Favorite skating gadget/tool: My brake, when it arrives!

Helpful advice to other skaters/ Beginners: Don't get discouraged,and always wear your helmet and wrist guards!

Favorite Quote: Wherever you go, there you are!