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The third weekend of October was a moment many Polish skaters were waiting for. As some of you may know, this year all the biggest skatepark competitions in Poland were linked together to form an official Polish Rolling League. Top skaters were working hard to show up at every stop and place high, so they could gain points for the overall ranking. The main organizer, Green Association, co-operated together with the Polish Federation of Roller Skating, which meant that the winners of the league could be titled as the official Polish Champions in Aggressive In-line Skating. Not to mention the prizes, which were good enough to motivate skaters for their highest performance.
Written by Bartek Sadura
Photography by Bartek Sadura & Piotrek Gackiewicz
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The Jutrzenka skatepark has been a notable spot for skaters since the old school days. Located in the capital, it hosted many competitions and helped many talented rollerbladers develop their skills. The regular set-up was changed a bit by adding some new obstacles just before the finals, which brought more possibilities for some fresh tricks. It was a cold day, but the weather didn't stop over 80 skaters from competing; and a broad audience from showing up and having a good time.
The competition, just like the whole league, was divided into 4 categories: Girls, Junior, Senior and Masters. One notable thing is the number of competitors in the Junior category as it was quite big. The organizers chose to do a single run contest, which favored a fluent and consistent use of the whole skatepark. The skaters didn't disappoint, it was a pleasure to see everyone push their limits. The competition, and the whole league was won by Piotrek Combrzynski in the Masters category. Knowing that he spent a good portion of his childhood at that skatepark, it wasn't a surprise. The girls' champion turned out to be Grazyna Wratny and Eryk Muszynski took the Senior category. They can all be recognized as National Champions now, which surely helps our sport look more legitimate. The league is now over for this year and it left us all with a feel of accomplishment and anticipation for the next year. Hopefully things will grow even further next year, as it seems we are on the right track.
Polish Rolling League Final 2011 Results
Polish Champions in Aggressive In-line Skating 2011
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