Archive for the category "vancouver2010"

Robson Square Ice Rink Now GE Ice Plaza

November 23rd, 2009 @ 9:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

After closing in 2004, the Robson Square Ice Rink is now renovated, re-surfaced, and covered with ice in time for some winter fun and 2010 festivities — of Olympic proportions. “Before” In 2006 I profiled the rink, which was in limbo — looking for sponsors and ways to reconstruct the skating surface without damaging the […]

Switzerland: St Moritz

November 22nd, 2009 @ 10:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

After a night of good food in a wood-paneled room above the world’s largest whiskey bar we set out from our Hotel Waldhaus Am See to explore St Moritz on foot. Our guide for the morning was John Webster, an Australian who traveled the globe and decided that there was no place better for him […]

Vancouver 2010 Medals Unveiled

October 15th, 2009 @ 11:43am by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning the gold, bronze, and silver medals for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games were unveiled at the athlete’s village. The imagery is distinctly British Columbian with First Nations engravings along the front and back. © VANOC The symbols are based upon master works by Corrine Hunt, a Vancouver, BC-based artist of Komoyue […]

Tourism Vancouver 2010 Video Contest

October 14th, 2009 @ 9:15am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Tourism Vancouver’s blog, Inside Vancouver is currently hosting a video contest called Inside Your Vancouver. To enter, they want you to shoot and upload a 1-2 minute video profiling your favourite places, things or activities in the city. Prizes include tickets to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games closing ceremonies, men’s hockey, and freestyle skiing. So […]

LiveCity Vancouver 2010 Public Live Sites

October 8th, 2009 @ 3:34pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

LiveCity for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games is the name for the public celebration sites that will be hosted around downtown Vancouver. Back in March cutbacks were announced but today the City revealed that it’s all about the party. LiveCity Vancouver includes two dynamic celebration sites in downtown Vancouver that will be open to the […]

Molson Canadian Hockey House

October 6th, 2009 @ 4:27pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Molson Canadian Hockey House will be a refuge, a retreat, a party zone, and a hub for all things hockey during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. The House will host players, teams, fans, VIPs and delegates throughout the course of the Olympic activities in 2010. The facility will be located at Concord Pacific Place, in […]

2010 Canadian Olympic Team Retail Apparel Launch

September 30th, 2009 @ 4:56pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Tomorrow afternoon the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games Canadian team retail apparel will be revealed. Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr Hbc is once again the apparel designer of the official clothing (for both the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Teams) and they’re hosting a free public event that will feature the following: 12:00 – 12:15 DJ […]

Free Family Skates at Trout Lake and Killarney

September 18th, 2009 @ 1:28pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Photo credit: sherlock77 on Flickr Two new ice rinks are opening next week and to celebrate, the Vancouver Parks Board is hosting free family skating events. Trout Lake Ice Rink (3350 Victoria Drive at East 15th Avenue) Official Opening Ceremonies Thursday, September 24 – 5:15 to 5:45pm Free Public Skate 6:30 to 8:00pm The Trout […]