Speedskater Cindy Klassen wins the Lou Marsh Award
Speedskating has come a long way since its roots over 1,000 years ago in Scandinavia and the Netherlands, when people laced animal bones to their footwear and glided across frozen waterways. Long metal blades, indoor frozen ovals, and very fast gliders have transformed the sport. Few Canadians have become legends of speedskating but among them are ferocious competitors named Boucher, Le May Doan, Klassen and Hughes.
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: Dec. 11, 2006
Guest(s): Cindy Klassen, Silken Laumann
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Tom Harrington
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Last updated: February 15, 2012
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