## Saturday, December 29, 2007 ... //

### Ice skating on Hracholusky dam

It is being said that only once in a decade, it is possible to ice skate on the Hracholusky dam (map) near Pilsen. Most of the time, the ice is either melted or covered by snow. The exceptional time occurs this month. The ice was very smooth so we could skate almost 10 miles without any interruption.

Tomorrow, the Prague Castle - I really mean the Hradčany Square pictured above - will host a cross-country skiing competition organized by Ms Kateřina Neumannová, our 30-kilometer freestyle 2006 Olympic winner. 60 trucks of snow from Šumava were needed to improve the skiing conditions. ;-) See photographs of the transfer.

Update: Pictures from Tour de Ski itself