Well we are still waiting for any trace of real snow to show up here in Canmore. Luckily Frozen Thunder (the loop at the nordic center) is getting longer by the day, and the snow guns have been going like crazy whenever it's cold enough, so soon we should be able to ski around a loop that takes more than five minutes!
It's a little more lonely these days as most of my teammates have taken off to Scandinavia to battle the darkness and take on the world. If this past weekend is any indication (which I think it is) our team is looking pretty good. They had a great first weekend of racing, and the World Cup starts next weekend, so lookout!
This year I'll be sticking around North America tackling the Nor-Am circuit, starting in Silverstar in a few weeks!
For now, the lack of snow has made some pretty awesome skating conditions! We got a hockey game going yesterday afternoon in Banff.
Chris Butler checking out the ice... it must have been safe enough, no one fell in.
The gang, which later grew substantially to over 20 skiers (skaters I suppose)
And a few canine friends- one of which was Blitz who is quite the hockey fan -or maybe just puck fan.