High Hopes for First Dutch Skating Marathon in 15 Years

High Hopes for First Dutch Skating Marathon in 15 Years

February 12, 2012

The historic Elfstedentocht marathon may finally take place again in the Netherlands this year, according to Reuters. The marathon has not taken place since 1997, but temperatures may finally be cold enough for skaters to take to the ice once more.

The marathon takes ice skaters through 11 Dutch cities and 200 kilometers (or 124 miles) of frozen canals. The skate has only happened 15 times since the 1909 inaugural race.

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Colosseum closed in rare cold snap

Colosseum closed in rare cold snap

February 4, 2012

A rare snowfall blanketed Rome on Friday, forcing the closure of the Colosseum over fears tourists would slip on the icy ruins, and leaving buses struggling to climb the city’s slushy hills. Other parts of the country experienced frigid temperatures unseen in years.

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One Killed, Many Stranded in Heavy Snow in Eastern Europe

One Killed, Many Stranded in Heavy Snow in Eastern Europe

January 26, 2012

Parts of eastern and central Europe were hit hard by blizzards and frigid temperatures for a second day Thursday, which killed at least one person, and left many trapped in vehicles.

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Alberta hit by record lows as arctic air moves east

Alberta hit by record lows as arctic air moves east

Jan 18, 2012

Cold, blustery weather is blowing into much of Ontario and Quebec, leaving behind frigid temperatures that have shattered records across Alberta.

On Wednesday, dozens of communities across the province were hit with temperatures below –30 C, and 13 of them were hit with record lows. In the town of Hendrickson Creek, Alta., it was a bone-chilling –41.4.

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Record-breaking cold chills Western Massachusetts

Record-breaking cold chills Western Massachusetts

January 16, 2009

CHICOPEE – The plunging mercury made for record-breaking cold this morning at Westover Air Reserve base.

“Shattered it,” abc40 meteorologist Eric Fisher said of Westover’s former record of 9 below posted for this date. Westover logged 16 below at 7 a.m., Fisher said.

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