It’s hard to believe that just two weeks ago we were worried that there wouldn’t be enough snow for the 2015 Canada Winter Games.
My how things have changed. When the Lheidli T’enneh unveiled its downtown pavilion last week, they had been busy the day before shoveling snow off the roof.
Without a doubt, there is enough of a snowpack now that the skiing events for the 2015 Canada Winter Games will have enough snow. The only question mark is the speed skating, slated to take place on the city’s Outdoor Ice Oval. It doesn’t need snow, it needs temperatures to be below freezing. With highs predicted for six degrees Celsius today, Mother Nature is definitely putting some challenges before the Games crew. Luckily, the Games has a contingency plan, (using the oval in Fort St. John), should the local ice oval not be suitable.
Other than that, the Games are ready to go.
For 18 days, starting today, Prince George welcomes the nation. For 18 days the city will be bustling with athletes, coaches, officials, media, volunteers, spectators, and the occasional local trying to get to work.
It will be 18 days of adventure, so hang on to your hat and enjoy the ride.