The start of the 10K race for Skate the Common Marathon.

The Canada Winter Games are coming to Halifax from February 11-27, 2011. I’m one of the volunteer photographers for the event and like any of the athletes it takes preparation to capture successful images. The speed skating is open to the public and Saturday was the Skate the Common Marathon. There were 100 skaters registered for both the 5K and 10K events. I spent the morning with another photographer Joyce who is good friend mine, photographing the races. It was a great warm up for the games.
I’ll be shooting at more preliminary events and during the games. You can see more of my images in my Winter Games collection on Flickr.