The Ontario Winter Games roll into Muskoka March 5 - 7, 2010. While events are spread throughout the District of Muskoka, and as far flung as Sudbury and Mt. St. Louis, there will be plenty of action here in Muskoka. Check the schedule to see which events are happening where.
Huntsville, very close to us, is hosting the Figure Skating. That's always a big crowd pleaser. And it's fitting, since Olympian Bryce Davison lists Huntsville as his home town! There will be plenty of locals out cheering when he takes the ice with his partner Jessica Dube in VAncouver
Here in Lake of Bays, the Women's Hockey tournament is taking place at the Baysville arena.
Now, everyone who follows hockeys knows that the Canadian National Women's Team is a powerhouse. They have only lost a total of four games in both the Olympics and the World Championships , all against their rivals, the Americans . Two of those losses came at the 1998 Winter Olympics and one came at the 2005 Women's Ice Hockey World Championships. Evidently, those were unusual "off nights" for the girls!
In fact, when the Men's team was struggling in the last Olympics, the encouragement shouted from the stands was the rallying cry, "Play Like A Girl!"
Over 62,000 girls play hockey in Canada, and probably all of them dream of Olympic gold at some point. One of the big stepping stones to the Canadian National team is the Winter Games, so the competition should be fierce, and -- since they play like girls -- the hockey will be outstanding.
If you're looking for accommodation, Bondi Village is offering a 3 night special, $500 for up to 4 people in a 2 bedroom cottage; $600 for up to 6 people in a 3 bedroom cottage. That will let you take in the entire three days of play -- and, if you have some spare moments, let you relax at our place, check out other winter sports like skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing and wildlife and birdwatching. If you're still hungry for hockey, you can let off some steam on our rink on the lake. Or just 'chill' between the competitions.
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