Jessica Gregg, speedskater
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: Canada Now
Broadcast Date: Jan. 13, 2005
Guest(s): Jessica Gregg, Kathy Gregg, Sarah Gregg
Reporter: Jorgen Nielsen
Last updated: August 30, 2013
Page consulted on September 10, 2014
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