, Vancouver, Canada
Conny was born and raised in Switzerland but now lives at the west coast of Canada.
She is a member of the Candian National Speed Skating Team, proudly holding second
place nationally at the age of 47. Below she shares her last year's 24hr skate
"Hi 24hr Skaters!
As I was sitting on the side of the road today, strapping on my skates, I reflected over
my fast and enjoyable life. My thoughts trailed through some of my favourite moments
of last year. I realize that everything I love to do takes place on wheels, well almost
everything.....and even those activities could be performed on wheels.
One momentous day was without a doubt the 24hr skate on October 23, 2004. I remembered
how I fevered toward the 10am start when I was due to skate two consecutive hours to
make sure the link of the 24 hour skate around the world did not break. I was excited
and nervous even though I simply needed to show up punctually and skate for two hours,
which really was not a big deal. What was a big deal was that I was part of the big
inaugural SKATE AROUND THE WORLD movement. To know that somewhere in the world,
someone was skating for the cause of Unicef, for the cause to show unity, to grow the
sport of inline skating and bring us all together in our passion for those small wheels
under our feet, that made life worth living.
I want every skater to experience this feeling of satisfaction, support and unity on
skates across the globe. It is a true marvel that is only possible through our
participation and passionate support for Unicef.
Spread the word! See you all on June 11 & 12, 2005.
Find more about and by Conny at STRUB Sports Designs