Summer Ice in Berlin

This year we had again the opportunity to train on ice during the summer. For that reason they made ice for 3 weeks on the speedskating track in Berlin-Hohenschönhausen. There we had the chance to test our equipment for the next season. Besides ice training, weights, jump training and running we also had to cycle a lot. Unfortunately I wasn´t able to skate the competition at the end of the camp, because I had to write my final exams for this year at the Federal Police.

Because cycling is always a big problem in Berlin, I rescheduled my bike rides to the Grunewald. It wasn´t very easy for my mind keep cycling while passing the beach of the “Wannsee” where all the people were swimming and hanging out in the sun. While passing them in the afternoon at temperatures above 30 degrees (Celsius), I knew that the next morning I had to skate on ice at -5 degrees. It was really a nice change to the traditional summer training. And it was a really good feeling to be back on the ice!


© 2005 Stefan Heythausen