Roller Blading in Vancouver: Yes, Fun!

Summer 2000 Report


You can also read about my roller blade experiences from previous years.

Besides skiing during the winter months Vancouver has a lot of outdoor sports to offer. Like roller blading (skeelers) in the summer. There a plenty of opportunities around to practice the sport. A couple of rounds in Stanley Park is our favorite (10 kilometers of blade-able tracks). Ton bought himself a couple of real cool awesome pair of Fila F70 roller blades (with Abec 5 bearings and aluminum frame) and body protection gear. No rental blades for him anymore ... below you will find an overview of when and where we went roller blading. The are also pictures available of some of the events.


 
Date Details Where?
01) Sa 09-Apr-2000 First time on the roller blades this season. It was Tim Zillmer's first time on blades. We rented them at Kitzco ($ 18 for 2 hours) near English bay. Michel Oicle and Michelle completed 'the Team'. We also made some pictures. Stanley Park, Vancouver
02) Sa 29-Apr-2000 Ton bought himself a pair of real cool awesome pair of Fila F70 roller blades and body protection gear. No rental blades for him anymore. He tested them out with Michel Oicle. Stanley Park, Vancouver
03) Sa 06-May-2000 Blading with Neill Adam, Michel Oicle and Colleen Ladds (first time on roller blades). We finished with some snacks and drinks at Milestones restaurant on Robson Street where Gyongi joined us. Stanley Park, Vancouver
04) Sa 13-May-2000 Michel Oicle, Neil Adam and Michelle joined for a couple of rounds. We had lunch together at the Boat House at English Bay. Stanley Park, Vancouver
05) Mo 22-May-2000 Victoria Day we spent on our blades, being Neil Adam, Michel Oicle and Ton. Stanley Park, Vancouver
06) Sa 10-Jun-2000 Went blading with my brother Henk, who was in Vancouver for the first time. We went all around Stanley Park and to Yale Town. Afterwards we had dinner at restaurant Bridges on Granville Island. Stanley Park, Vancouver
07) Sa 17-Jun-2000 We went around Stanley Park twice. Michel Oicle, Neil Adams, Karin Hoyrup, Scott Freeman and Michelle. The weather was just great. Stanley Park, Vancouver
08) Su 18-Jun-2000 Michel Oicle and I went around Stanley Park. Great weather. Stanley Park, Vancouver
09) Sa 25-Jun-2000 Neil Adam, Stephanie, Michel Oicle. Michelle and Ton went blading in Stanley Park. Stanley Park, Vancouver
10) Su 26-Jun-2000 Neil Adam, Stephanie, Michel Oicle. Michelle and Ton went to Stanley Park for a couple of rounds. Ton brought the small BBQ we used to have a dinner in the park afterwards. Stanley Park, Vancouver
11) Sa 01-Jul-2000 Canada Day. Michel Oicle, Michelle and I did one round around the whole Park and another half round using the shortcut route that runs next to the Vancouver Aquarium. Stanley Park, Vancouver
12) Sa 08-Jul-2000 Another perfect day which we (Michel Oicle, Neil Adam, Michelle and I) spent in Stanley Park. With a rewarding quesedilla and Irish beer at the end (Milestones on Robson Street). Stanley Park, Vancouver
13) Mo 10-Jul-2000 After dinner at Michelle's place we went blading for about 1 hour at English Bay and the False Creek area. English Bay / False Creek, Vancouver
14) Sa 05-Aug-2000 Michel Oicle, Neil Adam and Michelle and I did Stanley Park again with temperatures around 28 degrees. Pfffffffffff ... Stanley Park, Vancouver
15) Mo 07-Aug-2000 (BC Day). Michelle and I went blading around False Creek to Granville Island where we had a drink + pizza at Bridges restaurant. We took the ferry buses back from Granville Island. False Creek and Granville Island, Vancouver
16) Su 20-Aug-2000 Neil, Michel, Jerome and Ton went blading in Stanley park (cloudy day). After the workout we had a beer at Milestones on Robson Street. Stanley Park, Vancouver
17) Su 03-Sep-2000 Ton went to Stanley Park for one round with Michel Oicle. Stanley Park, Vancouver
18) Mo 04-Sep-2000 Labour Day Monday. Ton went to Stanley park by himself and met: Michel Oicle and Augustus and the Luit Family. After blading he went to the Brazilian Party with Silvia and Bernie (late afternoon). Stanley Park, Vancouver
19) Sa 28-Oct-2000 Probably the last time on roller blades this year. With Bernie Glemas around False Creek to Granville Island and with the water taxi back home. False Creek and Granville Island, Vancouver
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