The Notre Dame Invitational got underway Thursday, February 9, 2012, at Notre Dame high school for the sixth time since its inception in 2007. This year's edition features the toughest competition to date, with 10 top-ranked teams in attendance, stemming from six provinces across Canada.
Calgary hosted the 2012 World Sprint Speed Skating Championships on January 28 and 29 at the Olympic Oval.
The best from around the world competed at the event including Canadian superstars Christine Nesbitt and Denny Morrison.
For Monica and Jeanette de Jonge, their first visit to Canada was a memorable one.
Renting a car upon arriving in Calgary from their native Netherlands, the sisters visited Lake Louise, Banff, and Kananaskis.
The Brentwood Sportsplex Centre, in northwest Calgary, was forced to close its ice surface for the remainder of the hockey season due to a mechanical issue with the arena's chiller.