We're Boned....

February 20, 2009

Well we are boned...

VANOC/IIHF released the official hockey schedule today, and its not to our benefit. The six Team Canada games we had are now down to one, as they've pushed most of the Team Canada games to a 4:30 PT start so that they're afternoon starts on the east coast.


I suppose I should have expected this, but its still not cool at all.

So, with the schedule now 'official' we're at:
Day 2 - Women's - Canada vs Slovakia
Day 4 - Women's - Sweden vs. Slovakia
Day 5 - Men's - USA vs. Switzerland
Day 6 - Women's - Slovakia vs. Switzerland
Day 7 - Men's - USA vs. Norway
Day 10 - Men's - Russia vs. Czech Republic

The first and last are still decent, and we should be able to move the two USA Men's games....but what I'm gonna do with 4 tickets to the Women's SVK-SWI game....I have no friggin' idea....


One Year Countdown...

February 13, 2009

Well as of today, there is less than one year to go till the Olympics. Kinda weird to think that in 365 days, Pammers and I will already be out there, gearing up for our first event....Women's Hockey - Canada vs. Slovakia.

We're currently starting to feel out what the marketplace is like in terms of places to stay. I'm going to be putting in an application for the YWCA across the street from GM Place, and apparently Ben has a line on a house we might be able to get. I'd really prefer to do the whole house thing I think, but having other plans is never a bad thing.

One year out, there has been a lot of talk about the 'Own The Podium' program, and what Canada's chances are of topping the medal podium out there. Although Canada has been totally kicking ass on the World Cup this winter (30 Medals this past weekend alone) I think that actually beating EVERYONE might be a little ambitious. Though, just today Canada swept the podium in Men's Aerials for the 2nd time this year....so who knows what is possible?

Now this is obviously a long shot, but what'd be just this side of amazing is, that with the Men's Gold Medal game being on the last day of the Games, if Canada went into the games tied with someone for the overall lead....needing the Win and Gold Medal to put us at the top. Canada winning gold in hockey AND getting the overall medal lead all at once?


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This blog is the online chronicle of our adventures leading up to, and including, the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. We hope to give you a little insight into what went into planning our trip and a first hand look at the Games from the ground in Vancouver.

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