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Robson Square Ice Rink Opens Today and the Torch Travels to N.B. after Visiting Anne of Green Gables Farm: Today's Olympic Round Up
Day 24 - Alternative Mode of Transportation:
The Olympic Flame rode yesterday on a two-horse carriage in Cavendish, P.E.I., held by the torchbearer Cassie Campbell-Pascal. She is the former captain of Team Canada's women's hockey team, the winner of two Olympic gold medals and an Olympic silver medal. Cassie is a direct descendant of Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables.
Olympic Torch Makes Its Way Across N.B. and Helps to Open New Stadium in Moncton:
Today the Olympic flame will cross the Confederation bridge today and arrive to New Brunswick after spending the weekend at P.E.I. It will be carried by Special Olympian Chris Briggs and become a part of the opening ceremony for the new stadium at Univeristy of Moncton. The ceremony is promised to be a remarkable event by the municipal authorities of Moncton, with fireworks and reflecting the city's cultural diversity.
The Robson Square Ice Rink Will Be Open to the Public Today at Noon:
Thanks to the upcoming winter games the Robson Square ice rink will reopen today for the first time since 2000. It will host holiday activities in the months before the Olympics and performances during the Games in February and March. The new ice rink will provide the public with the opportunity to skate for free and to rent skates for $3 a pair. GE and the Province of British Columbia partnered to renovate the GE Plaza, which consists of the ice rink and surrounding area on the lower level of Robson Square in the heart of downtown Vancouver. As part of GE’s sponsorship agreement with the Province, GE will own the naming rights to the GE Plaza until the end of the Paralympic Winter Games. The total cost to upgrade and expand the ice rink was $2 million, of which GE contributed $700,000.
Canucks Win Four Medals at Skate Canada:
Canadians finished with two gold from Joannie Rochette and two bronze medals from Fessica Dube and Bryce Davison.
Canada Suffers Bobsleigh Setback:
Pierre Leuders, our Canadian athlete of Edmonton finished fourth in Saturday's two-man race, which was won by Napier.
Former Olympian Rebagliati’s Foray into Politics:
Team Canada snowboarder Rebagliati from 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics edges his way into politics. Could his previous history with Marijuana taken during the Games affect his entry into politics?