Clara Hughes' passion for the fast ice
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.
• Hughes is the National spokesperson for the Bell Canada "Let's Talk" mental health initiative, which promotes breaking down the stigma of mental health and depression issues.
Program: Sunday Report
Broadcast Date: Jan. 13, 2002
Guests: Peter Guzman, Clara Hughes, Maureen Hughes
Host: Alison Smith
Reporter: Ben Chin
Last updated: March 17, 2014
Page consulted on March 17, 2014
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