15th February 2009: Vancouver

Olympic One year countdown celebrations continued with some events at Richmond Olympic Oval including ice scultptures. It was nice to get in to see one of the new venues built for next years speed skating. The way tickets are going this could be the closest we'll get ;)
Richmond Olympic Oval  Outside the newly opened venue - shiney :) Richmond Olympic Oval Richmond Olympic Oval  Ice dragon Richmond Olympic Oval  Ice Inukshuk
Richmond Olympic Oval  the dragon being worked on Richmond Olympic Oval  Heart .. photo taken very quickly between people posing! Richmond Olympic Oval  One of the artists work in a new sculpture Richmond Olympic Oval  Ice fish, lotsa fish
Richmond Olympic Oval  Ice fish Richmond Olympic Oval  Ice fish Richmond Olympic Oval  Ice fish Richmond Olympic Oval  an ice turtle on the waves
Richmond Olympic Oval  skating folks - we didn't try it Richmond Olympic Oval  Metal sculpture for a change.  Bit more permanent I'd have thought :) Richmond Olympic Oval Richmond Olympic Oval  Sun shines on the building
Richmond Olympic Oval Richmond Olympic Oval  Street sign of venue Richmond Olympic Oval  more shineyness Richmond Olympic Oval  Nice sun catching art.  Watched the Curling final on the television too - quite disappointed that our semi-finalist lost in the final. The winning team will represent British Columbia at the 2009 Tim Hortons Brier in Calgary.