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April 26/05 9:04 am - Official Grand Opening of the Forest City Velodrome

Posted by Editoress on 04/26/05

Saturday April 30th at 7pm, the lights will shine brightly at the new indoor velodrome in Canada. "We planning for a full house of over 1,000 spectators for our Grand Opening", said Albert Coulier, the 87 year old who put the track into the London Gardens an old ice hockey arena, with his two sons Bob & Ron Schelstrate.

"The racing last week was our trial run. Now we have the race day jitters out of system, the event this week will be a more compact show lasting 2 hours". said Coulier. "If our first show was exciting, our second will be full of the same action packed racing.

The Official Grand opening of the Forest City Velodrome with the ribbon cutting ceremony will take place prior to the first race of the night at 7pm. Many out of town riders have been invited to take part. The racing cyclists will come from the United States, Province of Quebec, and of course Ontario.

The events that are scheduled are Lap record competition, the time to beat is 9.02 seconds, 10 and 25 lap scratch races, Unknown distance, and Madison.

Many of the Ontario Masters are attending an Open training camp on the weekend which will keep them at the track for the evenings races.

Gates open at 5:30, warm-up at 6pm, racing sharp at 7pm. General Admission is $10.00, Seniors is $5.00 (with or without coupon) Children under 15 Free when accompanied by an adult.

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