Silken's Blog

Speed Skating Gold!

Feb
18
Four-time Olympic gold medalist from Norway - Johann Koss with Silken, Kate and William, watching Christine Nesbitt win "gold" for Canada at the Richmond Oval!

Autographs

Feb
18
I was so intent on getting to our speed skating 1OOOM final I wasn't watching my step and slammed right into four-time Olympic gold medalist speed skater Johann Koss. Of course I know Johann well, as the founder of Right To Play , but because we were at the Olympics my daughter wanted his... more

Line-Ups

Feb
18
Ten mintes later we are in a line-up again. Everybody around me is in a good mood but anxious about whether we get in on time. Being somewhat old hand at this I can console them that the line goes pretty fast. Actually my son is giving some Germans advice on how to find a good place in... more

Sky Train and Speedskating

Feb
18
Once again I find myself on the Sky Train en route to the Richmond Oval. Canada's Christine Nesbitt is favoured to win and the Sky Train s is packed with Canada flags. Try blogging on a Blackberry while standing on the Sky Train. My kids are sitting eating their lunch; I gave them eight... more

Olympic Heart Burn

Feb
18
I am experiencing rather intense heartburn after several days of eating Olympic venue food. As a rule, I don't munch on a luke warm hot dog midmorning but, given that you can't bring food into any Olympic venue, I have been left with little choice. So here is what is on the Olympic menu... more

Silken & Ross Rebagliati

Feb
17
Silken and Ross at CBC Radio's Studio 40 in Vancouver!

Interviews and Line Ups

Feb
17
I spent the morning between RTPtv and CBC Radio. RTP is an organization that brings sport and play to the most disadvantaged children in the world. I have volunteered with RTP for a decade and served for years as the Chair of the International Board. You can go to the World Of Play... more

Canada is Hockey Crazy

Feb
17
Ok, it's official. Canada is hockey crazy.  In Canada Place tonight I have never witnessed more screaming red and white grown men and women in my entire life.  And this is the first game. My son was working me hard to get one of the two tickets to the game, but a night out with my fiancée... more

Truck Driver

Feb
16
Last night we went straight from Snowboard Cross to Figure Skating. Sounds easy enough since Snowboard started at ten thirty in the morning. After a lot of hurry and wait, we arrived downtown at four thirty and were told it would take an hour by bus to get to Pacific Coliseum. We started... more

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