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125mm Wheels at USARS Events

*** AS POSTED ON THE USA ROLLER SPORTS WEBSITE ***

Lincoln, Neb. – December 23, 2014

The use of 125mm wheels is currently permitted at Indoor Nationals and at Outdoor Nationals (in non-qualifying events). This guideline will also apply to the Pan American Championships. The current rule states:

SR371.5 The use of speed wheels, 110mm or smaller, is also required at any outdoor speed skating event designated as the USARS sanctioned National Trials for the FIRS World Championships and/or the Pan American Games. At the present time, this includes both the National Banked Track Championships and the National Road Championships.

Please note: 125mm wheels ARE NOT permitted in the Junior and Senior World Class event at Team USA Trials/Outdoor National Championships. Competitors may use 125mm wheels in Juvenile, Freshman, Junior, Senior and Masters (non-qualifying events) at Outdoor Nationals.

This is not a new rule; however with the introduction of 125mm wheels, clarification is needed.

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