**Below is information about 2018 Race Expo. We will update Expo information in mid-2019. 2019 Race Expo and packet pickup will be on Friday, September 13, 2019.

The Expo will be held in conjunction with packet pickup. Representatives from the skate and fitness industry will be there to exhibit, answer questions, and sell the latest in products and services. The event is free and the public is welcome.

The Expo is on Friday, September 14th from noon until 9:00 pm and on Saturday, September 15th from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm.

Race Expo Schedule – FRIDAY, SEPT. 14. NOON-9PM

Noon to 9pm – Packet pickup and Expo
DECC Arena Expo Area (350 Harbor Drive, Duluth MN)

Noon to 2pm – Open Skate
Activities Arena (DECC South Pioneer Hall)

1pm – Sk8 Farm Inline Skating Clinic with Eddy Matzger
Activities Arena (DECC South Pioneer Hall)

2pm – Dynamic Warmup and Stretching with Kacie Cleveland
DECC Arena Expo Area, Rollerblade Booth

2:30pm – Aggressive and Skate Cross Demo
Activities Arena (DECC South Pioneer Hall)

3-9pm – The Sports Garden Pasta Buffet – all you can eat
The Sports Garden – 425 South Lake Avenue

4pm – Registration for Kids Sprints & Pro Speed Skating Demonstration
Activities Arena (DECC South Pioneer Hall)

4:20pm – UMD Dance Team Opening Ceremonies for Kids Sprints
Activities Arena (DECC South Pioneer Hall)

4:30pm – Kids Sprints & Pro Speed Skating Demonstration Races Begin
Activities Arena (DECC South Pioneer Hall)

5pm – LIVE MUSIC: NorShore Summit
DECC Arena Expo Area

6pm – LIVE MUSIC: JamesG
Activities Arena (DECC South Pioneer Hall)

6pm – Sk8 Farm Inline Skating Clinic with Eddy Matzger
DECC Arena Expo Area

6-9pm – Roller Derby Scrimmage
Activities Arena (DECC South Pioneer Hall)

7pm – Canine Unit Demonstration
DECC Arena Expo Area


OPEN SKATE
Noon-2pm

The Activities Arena is wide open. It’s smooth, the music is going… Let’s skate! Whip out your skates and helmet and jam out inside the DECC South Pioneer Hall. It’s super smooth concrete and the perfect time to test your race day setup.


SK8 FARM INLINE CLINIC WITH EDDY MATZGER
1 & 6pm

An annual classic! Meet inline legend Eddy Matzger and get some great tips on how to maximize your inline speed skating performance.

Eddy runs the sought-after Sk8 Farm instructional camp in Virginia, USA and Thailand, and has skated the NSIM every year for decades! Get more info here: http://skatefarmvirginia.weebly.com/

The hour-long interactive demos are free to attend and held at 1 and 6pm. Bring your skates and learn from the best!


NEW KIDS SPRINTS EVENT FOR 2018!
4pm

The 19th Annual Kids Sprints will be held in the Activities Arena (DECC South Pioneer Hall) on Friday, Sept. 14th. Registration starts at 4 p.m. The kids sprints are free to all kids 13 and under. All kids can register for FREE with their parents at the race site.

New format for 2018: Indoor Oval Speed Skating

There will be both boys and girls heats of 7 skaters each. The number of kids in each age group will determine the number of heats. The top 3 places in each heat will challenge each other in the finals for overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Each age group will compete in the following distances:

  • 5 and under: 1 lap
    6-7: 2 laps
    8-9: 3 laps
    10-11: 4 laps
    12-13: 5 laps

Free t-shirts and goodies for all participants! Medals are given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place boys and girls in each age group.

September 14 – Kids Sprints Schedule of Events:

Activities Arena (DECC South Pioneer Hall)

4pm – Free registration begins near skating oval

4:20pm – Opening ceremony with UMD Dance Team

4:30pm – Races begin with Pro Skater Speed Skating Demonstration

  • Pro Skater group
  • Age 5 and under group – 1 lap
  • Age 6-7 group – 2 laps
  • Age 8-9 group – 3 laps
  • Pro Skater group
  • Age 10-11 group – 4 laps
  • Age 12-13 group – 5 laps
  • Pro Skater group

5:45pm – Awards

 


DYNAMIC WARM-UPS WITH KACIE CLEVELAND
2pm

Join Kacie Cleveland, Rollerblade® Ambassador, for a nice dynamic warmup to help loosen up tight muscles from travel and warm everything up for the big race the next day! Kacie herself is racing the Combined 39.3 Mile event on Saturday!

Join at 2pm for the group workout:

  • athletes can wear athletic shoes
  • light warmup will last around 20 minutes
  • some examples of the drills are: high knees, froggies, walking toe touch, single leg swings, arm swings, lunge combinations to open up hips and raise heart rate, and karaoke drills

AGGRESSIVE AND SKATE CROSS DEMOS

2:30pm

Check out some action on skates!

Skate Cross is an up-and-coming sport that takes aggressive inline skating and inline racing and blends them into one. Think Crashed Ice on inlines… athletes navigate a course full of obstacles and can go head-to-head to determine the fastest skater. Experienced skaters will be doing demos, and if you have a pair of skates and helmet, you can join in and try a run, too!

Our aggressive inline skating demonstration will feature boxes, rails and a few other obstacles. We’ll have some experts showing you how it’s done so stop by and watch! Want to try it out? Grab your skates and helmet and give it a shot!


NORTHSHORE OUTTALINE DERB-A-THON – ROLLER DERBY WEEKEND (all Roller Derby events are FREE!)

Friday 9/14 6pm

Scrimmage: Fans new and old can come watch skaters from around the region team up and battle it out for FUN!

Saturday 9/15 9am-3pm

Round Robin Tournament: Don’t miss the hard hitting derby action as Harbor City Takes on North Star Roller Derby (Minneapolis), AND a rag tag team made up of skaters across the north land from Babe City (Brainerd), Iron Range Maidens (Grand Rapids area), And Roller Underground (Eveleth).Who will win this battle and take home the coveted NorthShore Outtaline Derb-A-Thon Trophy?!


If you have any questions, or to register as an expo vendor, contact Raheem Khalid for more information at raheem@northshoreinline.com / 218.723.1503 OR click here to fill out our Expo Vendor Form.

BOOTH FEES:
  • One 10’x20′ Booth: $550: Price includes one 10′ X 20′ booth with 2-8 foot banquet tables, pipe and drape and 2 chairs.
  • One 10’x10′ Booth: $375: Price includes one 10′ X 10′ booth with 8 foot banquet table, pipe and drape and 1 chair.
  • Custom booth space: Please contact us for pricing and information.

Send Checks To:
NorthShore Inline Marathon
ATTN: Expo
P.O. Box 22
Duluth, MN 55801

THANK YOU!