Check out pictures taken from various races, events and more on this page.
2017 RACE PHOTOS
Friday's 25k enjoyed brilliant sunshine with cool temps. Saturday's weather was overcast and blustery. Harker repeated as 25k Champion. Dunfee moved up from second year to first this season, and Melissa Dahlmann was the women's winner and finished second overall.
2016 RACE PHOTOS
The American Cup made its annual stop in Roseville on December 2-4 with the state and the nations top skaters competing in mild temps, modest winds, and on nice ice.
Saturday's running of the North Shore Inline Marathon was met with misty and drippy weather, but was not a wash out. At the front, an elite pack of ten skaters pulled away from the field, but at a much slower pace than usual. The big pack made for a close finish, and it took awhile to sort out the results. Eventually Justin Stelly was declared the victor as three skaters cross the line with the same time.
Skaters gathered at Elm Creek on the morning of Saturday, August 13, 2016 to skate, eat, and honor the memory of our departed friends Andy Kostka, and Daryl Dahl who were taken from us far too soon. They are gone, but not forgotten.
Saturday, August 6th along the river in downtown St. Paul.
Photos from various trails throughout the four seasons.
A few photos from the awards ceremony from the Chicagoland Inline Marathon on a very hot and humid July Saturday morning.
U.S. Bank Stadium Tour photos showing that Billion Dollars might buy a football stadium, but it doesn't buy a roller rink.
The Saturday morning of June 25, 2016 was a warm, humid, and windy day that saw Dunfee, Hendrickson, and Larson claim the podium positions.
Weather finally cooperated on Madeline Island for the Apostle Island Inline Marathon.
On the frozen tundra of Lake Calhoun dozens of skaters braved the cold to skate 25k.
2015 RACE PHOTOS
On a brisk but beautiful autumn morning skaters gathered at Elm Creek, Andy Kostka's favorite training ground, for the 3rd Annual Andy Kostka Memorial Skate / 1st Annual Daryl Dahl Memorial Skate. Turnout was great, the food after was good, the time with friends was irreplaceable.
Daryl Dahl passed away on June 19th, 2015 from ALS. He was a great skater, biker, photographer, and friend to many.
Bart Swings missed the course record by a minute and a half on a beautiful September morning along the shores of Lake Superior.
Dunfee and Parker win comfortably on a beautifully sunny morning along the river in downtown St. Paul.
70 skaters started a sunny Saturday morning in Roseville with a quick 10k. Dunfee was once again the quickest of them all.
Rainy conditions didn't deter the majority of skaters on Saturday, June 21, 2015. The show must go on.
Recently rediscovered photos from the 2010 running of the Apostle Island Inline Marathon. Danny Frederick pulled away in the final mile closely followed by Hernan Diaz, Andy Kostka, Thong Nguyen, Andy Uttke, Gary Johnson, Tom Peterson, and Matt Meyer. A couple of the photos are from the 2010 Baxter Marathon.
Skaters of all ages gathered for the mass start championships on a pleasant February Saturday morning.
Photos from the trail - the title of the gallery is really pretty self-explanatory.
2014 RACE PHOTOS
The American Cup stopped in Roseville on the weekend of December 7th and 8th. Skaters enjoyed good weather and nice ice.
September 13, 2014 Two Harbors to Duluth. It was an amazing weekend, a great race, and a fantastic experience. From dinner the night before the race, to last minute equipment issues, to post race festivities, it was a weekend that will not be forgotten.
Collection of photos of the recently departed Cheri Uelmen - a fine skater, but better person.
Twenty skaters gathered at Andy Kostka's favorite trail for the second annual memorial skate. It was only the third time I have been to Elm Creek without Andy.
The morning of August 2nd, a few hundred skaters and many more runners took to Shepard Ave in St. Paul. Kelin Dunfee would get his first win in dominant fashion.
The end of June brought unseasonably cool weather for an early morning skate through Roseville. Dyrud would pass Marfori in the final few hundred meters to win.
Photos from the 2009 Metrodome Inline Marathon. Photos are from both the team time trial and the individual marathon
Inline and Ice World Cup Champion and Olympian Joey Mantia leads a training camp in Roseville on June 7th, 2014.
Melissa Dahlmann returned to bike racing with an impressive podium finish on the steps of the Minnesota Capitol on June 1st, 2014.
Here is a collection of photos from the trail in 2014. Feel free to send your best shots in to add to the gallery.
Throughout January, February, and March 2014 the Metrodome was slowly reduced to rubble at tremendous expense to taxpayers.
February 22nd and 23rd Roseville hosted the U.S. National Mass Start Championships. Pony's, Midgets, Juniors, and Masters battled for 2014 supremacy.
Chris Lomen attempted to qualify for the Red Bull Crashed Ice Event.
The Cup Short Track series came to the Blaine Schwan Super Rink on January 25-26, 2014. Skaters competed in 500m and 1500m events on Saturday and 1000m and 3000m events on Sunday.
2013 RACE PHOTOS
The day started on the Roseville Ice for the John Rose Open - Mass Start Championships. The ice was followed by the annual/final Metrodome 50 miler.
The American Cup on December 7-8, 2013 at the Roseville Oval.
On Saturday, August 24 skaters did their best to navigate the unmarked and unstaffed forks in the road to find the finish line. Diaz knew the course best and made the correct turn to win.
On the morning of August 3rd runners and skaters filled Shepard Road along the river in St. Paul. In a repeat of last season Sarmiento and Peterson took top honors.
Photos by Barby Schulte from the Chicagoland Inline Marathon held on the AT&T campus in Hoffman Estates. David Sarmiento won w/ a time of 1:06.
The soggy early morning hours of June 15th gave way to a fairly dry track at race time. A large lead pack set a stiff pace before sprinting to the finish. The ladies race was one of the closest finishes in recent memory.
Collection of photos from the summer of 2013 trail skates, group skates, and other various inline activities.
Saturday, March 9th may have been the final Metrodome Inline Marathon and it was certainly the fastest. Paul Dyrud broke the individual marathon record by 12 seconds. David, the Petersons, Ron, and Andy then shattered the team record.
The first weekend in February was the U.S. Junior Championships at the Roseville Oval.
On January 19-20th, the Roseville Oval hosted the American Cup & Junior World Championships.
2012 RACE PHOTOS
December 8th and 9th provided two very different days of racing at the Oval. Saturday was a picturesque day with a clear blue sky and the sunshine shimmering off the freshly Zambonied ice. Sunday, on the other hand, brought over a foot of snow - but the show (and the shoveling) must go on.
On the morning of November 17th, our Twin Cities inline community tragically and shockingly lost a true competitor, talented businessman, and dedicated family man. Thirty-two year old Andy Kostka passed in his sleep at his home. Our thoughts and prayers are with Andy Kostka's wife Betsy and his young daughter.
Friday through Sunday in Milwaukee featured the likes of Shani Davis, Heather Richardson, Tucker Fredricks, Maria Lamb, Joey Mantia, Briana Kramer, and many Minnesota inline and ice skaters who battled it out in the American Cup ice speed-skating competition at the Pettit Center. Several course records were flirted with and several more were broken.
October 14, 2012 photos from Athens and then from Atlanta and a contingent of Minnesota skaters make the trek.
2012 Trail photos from the Greenway, the Gateway and a few places in between.
Photos from Andy Kostka's 2012 trip to France.
It was a busy race weekend in late August as skaters first made the rounds through Grand Forks and then skated a few laps around Bird Hill Provincial Park in Winnipeg.
August 4, 2012 Minnesota Inline Half Marathon on Shepard Road in St. Paul, MN. David Sarmiento and Kara Peterson, both of Adam's Test Team, skate to victory.
July 21-22, 2012 Chicagoland Inline Tour & Marathon, held at the AT&T Campus in Hoffman Estates. Sunday was the Full Marathon
July 21-22, 2012 Chicagoland Inline Tour & Marathon, held at the AT&T Campus in Hoffman Estates. Saturday events included the Two-Mile Time Trial and a 10k Circuit Event. Sunday was the Full Marathon
Approximately 70 skaters participated in the Roll for the Roses 10K Race on June 23rd, 2012 in Roseville, Minnesota.
Approximately 300 skaters participated in the 3rd Annual Apostle Island Inline Marathon which took place on June 16th, 2012 on Madeline Island in Wisconsin.
Approximately 150 skaters participated in the Baxter Inline Marathon in Baxter, MN on June 9th, 2012.
A good turnout and fine weather, along with a fight to the finish, marked the 2012 Grand Old Days 8K Race on June 3rd.
St. Patrick's Day Dome Marathon. Marfori and Uttke blistered the track record. Adams won again . . .
January 13th and 14th outside the Basilica brave skaters plunged off ledges, careened about hairpin turns and tried to survive the 30+mph trip down the course.
2011 RACE PHOTOS
10/9/11 A2A photo gallery
September 17, 2011 Two Harbors to Duluth. Photos from the finish line for the Elite Division & Awards for all.
8/28/2011 Birds Hill Provincial Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Images from the August 13, 2011 St. Michael Half Marathon. Matt Meyer got the victory as the morning rain dried throughout the race.
August 6, 2011 on Shepard Road the Minnesota Half Marathon was won by David Sarmiento and his big toe in a close battle with Rob Bell.
Dan Thomson (A/K/A Spider) celebrated his 50th Birthday by skating 50 miles from Minneapolis to St. Paul and back - with the help of a large group of friends.
Over 500 skaters participated in the U.S.' 2nd largest race - the Chicagoland Inline Tour & Marathon events July 23rd - July 24th, 2011 outside Chicago in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Over 60 skaters participated in the Roll for the Roses 10K Race on June 25th, 2011 in Roseville, Minnesota.
Approximately 400 skaters participated in the 2nd Annual Apostle Island Inline Marathon which took place on June 18th, 2011 on Madeline Island in Wisconsin.
150 inline and quad skaters participated in the Baxter Inline Marathon in Baxter, MN on June 11th, 2011.
Over 80 skaters participated in the Grand Old Day 8K Race on June 5th, 2011 in St. Paul, Minnesota.