Jump to content

IceRings

Members
  • Posts

    39
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by IceRings

  1. Edinburgh's are colour. They are silver in Glasgow though. Interestingly (or not) they are silver on the back of the Edinburgh ones. Probably so you can't take a photo with the colours the wrong way round!
  2. went to Vancouver and liked what he saw so has applied for London too!

  3. Hi Is the video they showed at the start of every event with the countdown then the sakting over the frozen loch and the swooping shots of the venues etc available anywhere? I thought it was great and really got the crowd going for the action to follow. Cheers
  4. Congratulations to Sweden in a tight game. The Canadian Women have had a few extra end wins and this is the first to go against them. At least the crowd were a bit more respectful for the last Swedish stones unlike the games against Denmark and Britain I was at. They were probably just a bit shocked at the game going down an 11th! Just to add to the debat about Eve having the experience to skiop at the Olympics... I agree that bringing a team together like we do does nothing for team harmony, but Eve was never going to play anywhere else but skip. Having won 3 Junior Worlds as skip I think this Olympic Bonspiel was to give her more experience at this level to build for the future. Hopefully she can do it with her own team next time!
  5. Hmmm... I haven't seen the pics but if it's the same as the World Juniors then I'm not a fan. It does fit in with the overall look but I'm sure the red line for ice hockey won't be changed to green!
  6. I've just seen today that Hack Radio will be available for commentary during the curling. There was no mention of a frequency, just the official $20 radio Does anyone know if I could just tune in to an FM frequency on my phone or is it some sort of closed shop system?
  7. Sportsworld has had good availability for all the Vancouver Victory Ceremonies for ages, so I don't understand why CoSport customers have had such a bad deal. Nothing for the Whistler Ceremonies though
  8. How about this from Andrea at 2010vanfan... http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=118117958028219192217.000477fa3ed078df285f5&z=8
  9. I've just been on and it looks like you can buy as an international visitor and pick up your tickets from the box office. Looks like they add a 10% premium to whatever price the seller is asking too.
  10. Thanks for the link! I'm glad there is the option to leave from Lonsdale Quay for all venues! Much better when staying downtown. Time to apply for that VISA card...
  11. Actually... For the Olympics, Britain does select individuals to form a squad and creates a team from these players. There are many mixed views in Scotland just now about whether this squad based drive for Olympic success is spoiling competitive curling. I think forming your own team and having playdowns, as in most countries, is the fairest way to select the team for the Olympics. It just so happens that the GB Murdoch rink selected for Torino have largely stayed together, with good international success (as Kevin Martin knows ), and have been selected again for Vancouver. It's a pity they don't seem to be playing so well this season (yet). The GB Womens team has been brought together from different rinks resulting in a reduced entry for the Scottish Championships this year. They seem to have gelled quickly though and have had good results so far this season. I still don't like the squad system though!
  12. No... The Olympic Bus Network The Olympic bus network is the quickest way for spectators from Metro Vancouver to be transported to Cypress Mountain and Whistler venues from a network of departure hubs. After each competition, you will be transported back to your originating departure point. To reserve a seat on the bus, you must purchase an Olympic bus network transportation ticket. Only Olympic event ticket holders may reserve seats on the Olympic bus network.
  13. Yes... http://www.vancouver2010.com/whistler-medals-plaza/
  14. There is no Olympic Bus Network for the Whistler Victory Ceremonies so you'll need to make your own way back.
  15. I was disappointed to find out that the Olympic Bus Network whisks you straight back down to Vancouver after your event. I was hoping to spend a few hours in Whistler after the Ski Jumping and maybe even go to the Victory Ceremony that night. You can book your own alternative transfers here... http://www.ridebooker.com/shuttle/ You can even get a downtown pickup instead of having to go out to the Olympic Bus Network Hubs.
  16. A similar story from the UK today... http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/oly...icle6898802.ece
  17. Not long now... October 15: Unveiling of the Olympic and Paralympic medals
  18. Looks good, but very short platforms! Could there be a crush when it gets busy?
  19. Looks very nice - I'll be taking it most days during my visit for the Curling and Speed Skating. It certainly seems more popular than the new tram system currently being built to Edinburgh Airport!
  20. Looking forward to my first Olympic Games... They're going to be great!!! No summer holidays for me this year so six months still seems like ages away.
  21. Only one event for me so far... SS005 - Men's 1,000m Speed Skating
×
×
  • Create New...