Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Meeting Sledge Hockey team

Dear Readers

On the 28th of February Kate and I will be going to Kimberly to interview the sledge hockey athletes. It should be very exciting and I'm excited to meet the athletes.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Paralympics! 23 days!

Dear Readers

As the paralympics draw nearer I'm getting more and more excited. But there is a hint of nervousness deep inside me. Carrying the torch is such a great honor! I remember when Kate and I were just reporters for the winter games in Kimberly and the paralympics were just a distant dream. What a triumph! I'm soooo excited! It's unbelievable. I feel like I'll wake up in a moment! I just want to thank SET BC for getting Kate and I to this point.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hockey Training

Dear Readers

Last night I went to the Fernie arena to get some pictures of the Fernie Ghostriders while they were practicing. I realized it is very hard to take pictures through the glass of the arena. You have to get your camera in the perfect spot. I also learned that they skate REALLY fast and it's very hard to take pictures. The hockey players I saw must have had to practice skating really hard to be able to skate backwards so fast. They have a great coach! His name is Will Verner. He pushes them to do their very best. This is what they do at their practices. They have to skate really fast around the whole rink. They have to score in the goal with pressure. For example, their team mate skates in front of them and tries to steal the puck. They have to score from long distances. Each player either wears a yellow shirt, a grey shirt, or a black shirt. They do this so they can play practice games against each other. It was a great experience!