Speed Skating (Feb 20)

My dad and I experienced the Men’s 1500m Speed Skating event on Saturday at the Richmond Oval. What a beautiful venue! For such a large and cavernous building, there is remarkably no echo. The roof is made from the wood salvaged from the Pine Beetle infestation.

Unfortunately, we didn’t witness a Canadian win a medal. Nonetheless, Speed Skating is quite interesting and VERY fast. During the ice resurfacing a traditional Dutch band played, called Kleintje Pils.

There were 19 races with the Netherlands capturing the gold. Even though Canada didn’t win a medal, whenever they raced the crowd went nuts.

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