Richmond Oval Speed Skating Championships 2009

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This is the first event at the Richmond Olympic Oval. It has been going on since yesterday and tickets have been selling well. Tomorrow and Sunday are completely sold out! That’s great news to see an Olympic facility to generate non Olympic revenue, something critics argued would never happen or if they did it wouldn’t sell well. How does that crow taste?
Here is the full details of the event from richmondoval.ca:

Essent ISU World Single Distances
Speed Skating Championships 2009
March 12 – March 15, 2009

The best speed skaters in the world are coming to Richmond in March for the 2009 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships, the premier event on the speed skating circuit leading to the 2010 Winter Games. Canada took home nine medals in the 2008 World Single Distance Championships held in Nagano, Japan in March, four of them gold, placing the home team second in the world only to Holland.

Competition Schedule:

Thursday March 12, 2009 @ 12:30 pm

Men’s 1,500m
Ladies’ 3,000m

 

Friday March 13, 2009 @ 12:30 pm

 

Men’s 1,000m
Ladies’ 1,500m
Men’s 5,000m

Saturday March 14, 2009 @ 12:30 pm

Ladies’ 1,000m
Men’s 10,000m
Ladies’ 5,000m

Sunday March 15, 2009@ 12:30 pm

Ladies’ 500m (Race 1)
Men’s 500m (Race 1)
Ladies’ 500m (Race 2)
Men’s 500m (Race 2)
Ladies’ Team Pursuit
Men’s Team Pursuit

 


photo courtes of Ilovetheolympics

 
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