SkiFreak

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  1. In addition to my previous post, in the news 4 days ago: CTV News: Province puts up $10 million to upgrade WinSport’s sliding track
  2. The Corral, the old arena right next to the Saddledome, is slated to be torn down as the Calgary Stampede wants to turn the convention centre into a class 1 facility and expand the exhibition space. I can see Stampede taking over the Saddledome if a new arena was built directly to the north. They use it anyway during the stampede for the heavy horse pull competition and concerts. Some tidbits in the news around here recently: 2026 Bid: In the news today: CBC News: Majority of Calgarians and Bow Valley residents support Olympic bid, according to new poll Infrastructure: C-Train: In the news yesterday: CBC News: 1st phase of Green Line LRT approved by city council Phase 1 was approved yesterday. Construction start date is 2020, with a completion date of 2026. Hmmm, coincidence? There's talk if we get the games, the blue line would be extended to the airport, which is badly needed. Bobsled track: CBC News: $20M renovation will dramatically change Calgary's bobsled and luge track Construction is supposed to begin in the summer of 2018.
  3. According to this article, looks like BC wants to host again in Victoria: Alberni Valley News: Ferry tax break, Commonwealth Games bid among BC Liberals promises for Vancouver Island
  4. The bobsled track is getting an upgrade/reno regardless if we get the Olympics again: CBC: $20M renovation will dramatically change Calgary's bobsled and luge track
  5. Some initial numbers are in, and people are in favor of hosting again. Latest article today on CTV with video clip: CTV News: Calgarians weigh in for and against Olympic bid
  6. Eddie the Eagle is back in town this weekend, and will be jumping with a local club at Canada Olympic Park, from 11:30 to 12:30 tomorrow. Autograph session to follow. CTV News: Eddie the Eagle slated to soar again at Canada Olympic Park
  7. If anyone is in town, Eddie the Eagle is back, and he'll be jumping with the local club tomorrow at Canada Olympic Park from 11:30 to 12:30. Autograph session to follow. CTV News: Eddie the Eagle slated to soar again at Canada Olympic Park
  8. Was it just my eyes or did I see the Rio 2016 Olympic cauldron moving around in the background? Kinda looked like the cauldron.
  9. The bid exploration committee is running a survey. Link at the bottom of the page: https://www.shouldcalgarybid.com/
  10. Yup. Things are pretty bad here. Downtown is like a ghost town. My job situation is iffy. I bailed on the oil&gas industry before it tanked. Been a seasonal worker for the last couple of years. Now back in school taking a fast track program. If this generates jobs, I say go for it. All our 88 facilities are still being used in their original format and the reason being is Calgary is pretty much the designated winter sport training city of Canada. And this is also good incentive to upgrade and improve the facilities. The bobsled track is slated to get some rehab work done regardless if we get the winter games. But there's also other infrastructure like the much needed C-Train line out to the airport. One thing that's currently being worked on is a big new overpass/interchange on the Trans Canada Hwy into Olympic Park. This is something that should've been in place back in '88. We'll see what happens. And like I said, if it generates jobs, do it. I'm keeping a close eye on the bid exploration committee happenings for potential work/job postings.
  11. Yikes. And it's only been 6 months!
  12. The bid exploration committee's website went live last night. Here it is: https://www.shouldcalgarybid.com/
  13. Get your bats or clubs ready, the Tonya Harding biopic I, Tonya is clubbing its way to a theater near you in 2018! Margot Robbie is starring in the lead. Marie Claire: Margot Robbie Is Completely Unrecognisable As Tonya Harding
  14. I thought it was. Team Zissou's guitar playing Bowie song singer!
  15. Who was the singer at the end? Looked familiar. I just caught the last quarter of the OC so gonna have to watch on Youtube.