Hot ice action coming to Vancouver!

Olympic Gold Medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will perform with Stars On Ice at Rogers Arena for the 25th anniversary tour.

Olympic Gold Medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will perform with Stars On Ice at Rogers Arena for the 25th anniversary tour.

For the remaining fans of the Vancouver Canucks, this spring sees a decided lack of hot action on ice.

However, figure-skating fans have a reason to rejoice. The traveling ice show Stars On Ice is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a tour that features an all-star roster. And the tour is making a stop in Vancouver at Rogers Arena May 21.

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Hot ice action coming to Vancouver!

Things To Do In Vancouver This Family Day Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
It’s Family Day weekend!  Olympic viewing parties, lanterns, theatre, art, photography, food… So much to do, so little time.  Read on for our top picks for events happening around this special weekend in Metro Vancouver Friday through Monday!

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Family Day Weekend

Vancouver Secrets: Who knew the Richmond Oval was so Cool?

Photo credit: RichmondOval.ca

Almost exactly one year ago, I was inside the Richmond Oval as Canada’s Kristina Groves sped across the finish line for an Olympic silver medal in ladies’ 1500-meter speed skating.  The thousands of Canada fans packed into the bleachers erupted into cheers – cowbells clanging and red mittens waving wildly.  It got so loud that the brand new Oval, thousands and thousands of square feet of glimmering steel, glass and wood, actually shook.

But then what happened?  I was never really sure what became of the Oval after the Olympic crowds left town.  Was this beautiful multimillion-dollar facility on the banks of the Fraser River, paid for at taxpayers’ expense, just sitting there? Was it locked up, opened only on occasion for  skating events?

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Vancouver Secrets: Who knew the Richmond Oval was so Cool?

Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Anniversary Photos

2010 Olympic Light Display- Vancouer

A year ago tomorrow the eyes of the world were on Vancouver, and what a site they saw!

Below is a small collection of photos from the Inside Vancouver Flickr pool to help you relive the memories.

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Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Anniversary Photos

Relive Olympic Glories: One-Year Anniversary Party Feb. 12

Photo Credit: Remy Scalza

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been almost a year since Sidney Crosby scored the goal heard ’round the world, capping Vancouver’s unforgettable Olympic Games.  It sometimes seems like it was a dream, doesn’t it:  the huge crowds on the streets, the endless parties, the days spent glued to the TV and the nightly victory celebrations at BC Place.

If you have fond memories of Vancouver’s moment in the Olympic spotlight, you’ll want to check out the one-year Olympic anniversary party held at various venues downtown on Saturday, Feb. 12.  Here’s a rundown of what’s in store:

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Relive Olympic Glories: One-Year Anniversary Party Feb. 12

Compilation of Canada’s Reactions to Hockey Gold

One of our readers sent us an email with a link to this video that captures the reaction of fans when Canada won the gold medal in hockey. Watch it and relive the excitement!

Free Fun on Vancouver’s Olympic Mountain: Snowshoeing Cypress

VANOC must be turning in its grave.   Cypress Mountain – the Olympic problem child whose barren slopes turned to mud and slush during the Games – has been dumped with meters of fresh snow in April.  Now that the athletes and crowds are gone, conditions are the best they’ve been all year, with a whopping 468-centimeter base.

While all that snow has made for exceptional skiing, it has also created ideal conditions for alpine trekking and snowshoeing.  Cypress maintains dedicated snowshoe trails on the mountain, but – for the budget minded – there’s another option:  a network of free trails that skirt the slopes and plunge deep into the mountains.

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Free Fun on Vancouver’s Olympic Mountain: Snowshoeing Cypress