WHO: Members of the Canadian National Womens Hockey Team
WHERE: The skating rink outside the Roundhouse Lodge
WHEN: Friday, April 11, 12:30 p.m.
Only Canadians would put an ice rink in the middle of a ski area at 6,065 feet. With all the snow falling this week, workers have had their hands full shovelling it out, but it was a labour of love.
Now that its built, the Vancouver 2010 Bid Corporation and RBC Financial Group are inviting the public to meet members of the Canadian National Womens Hockey Team including three members of the gold medal team from the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
The confirmed athletes are Cassie Campbell of Brampton, Ontario; Danielle Goyette of St-Nazaire, Quebec; Correne Bredin of Warburg, Alberta; and, if she has recovered from illness, Hayley Wickenheiser of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan.
The action will start at 12:30 p.m. as the national team members hold a skills competition with students from Myrtle Philip Community School.
That event will be followed by a game of shinny between members of the media and members of the womens hockey team at 1:45 p.m.
In between and afterwards there will be an opportunity for members of the public to meet the players and maybe get a few autographs.
The event is being held to promote Vancouvers bid for the 2010 Winter Olympics and the LegaciesNow program to foster future Olympic champions.