This page draws together roller skating-related information for all of Special Olympics.The coaching materials and other links will help you get a good sense of how this sport contributes to Special Olympics.Another major benefit is the sport’s potential for social integration as a recreational activity.People who master basic skills can participate in family, school, church, and community roller skating outings.To promote her directorial debut Whip It, inspired by the true story of a Texan roller derby league, Barrymore and her co-stars showed off their skating prowess in a sexy feature for Vs magazine.Wearing skimpy outfits and roller-skates, Barrymore joins Juliette Lewis, Ellen Page and Zoe Bell as they recreate the action scenes from the forthcoming movie.
Coaching Special Olympics athletes calls for the same skills and experience that many coaches are familiar with.
“Ooohhh, Spanish Eyyyyes …” As she ties the last knot on her skates, Ruthie Johnson quietly sings one of her favorite ’40s tunes piping from the speakers of an electric organ.
She takes to the floor with surprising power and grace, gliding into a tempo-inspired dance that seems to defy the physics of her flight around the rink.
She told Time Out New York: 'What I love about the sport is that it’s real and high stakes.
And by the way, it’s scary as s**t to do.'I wouldn’t have guessed that the first film I directed would have a sports element, but then again it doesn’t surprise me, because I love girls getting to do what boys do.'I love when [women] get to be women and not feel like they have to become a man in order to play in a man’s world.' After 26 years in the film industry in front of the cameras, Barrymore admitted it was difficult to be the one in charge for a change - especially because she naturally rebels against authority.