2010Feb 22

More SPAD Students Check in from the Olympic Games!!!

Olympic Speed Skating Oval

Olivia Instance, SPAD 2nd Year Student

It was such a great experience, especially the great events that I got to go to. I saw a Canadian win a gold medal. That alone is something that not very many people get to do, and I will never forget. The amount of spirit that was incredible downtown Vancouver.  I also went to a Canada Women’s hockey game. It was great to see a Canadian team succeed as much as they did in the round robin.  Other events were men’s hockey and curling. Seeing Ovechkin, and many other NHLer’s play was great.  Our seats were great, especially for the shootout. See Olivia’s pictures in the SPAD Flickr Photo Stream.

Sean and Lawren Carroll, SPAD 2nd Year Students

On Wednesday we went to go to see the Olympic cauldron located on the waterfront which was pretty cool to see up close. On Wednesday night we went to see the Czech Rep. vs. Slovakia game which was electric.  The skill level was awesome and the European fans were great to be around.
On Thursday we bought tickets to the Canada vs. Switzerland game, which as many people saw, ended dramatically.  It was amazing to watch Canada play live, and it was a definite highlight of the trip.
Friday we went to a medal ceremony featuring the women’s halfpipe, amongst other events.
These events were all incredible, but the experience in the streets, at the venues, and throughout the city was unbelievable.  So much pride and celebration of Canada made everyone in the city stoked to be around for this great event.

Joe Scheier at Callaghan Valley

Joe Scheier, SPAD 4th Year Student

I was finally able to get some pictures on my computer and send them off to you to post. There are pictures from the Cross Country Ski Events in Callaghan Valley where Canada got their best men’s results ever finishing in 5th, 8th, 9th and 16th. The picture with the silver Olympic rings is from Whistler Village. There is also a picture from the Luge track at Whistler. See these and other pictures from Joe in the SPAD Flickr Photo Stream

Leave a Reply