This is a direct copy of my story as found on the ATV Sports blog. I wrote, interviewed, edited and voiced the Internet version of this piece with a good bit of help from A News’ sports guys, Norman James and Brent Lale. Video credit belongs to Mr. Lale.
It’s an event not exactly for the faint of heart. Thankfully for its sponsor and those who love a thrilling show, there are many brave enough to challenge this extreme winter sport, a London man included.
This story was also anchored by Mr. James on last night’s 6 p.m. news show. He went out of his way to make sure I had this opportunity and gave me examples to work from, good advice and smart critique. A true gentleman. With more practice, I’ll get it yet.