For the next two weeks, Team USA's ice hockey team will be in Lillehammer, Norway, playing at the Youth Olympic Games. Every day, team leader TC Lewis will be blogging about the team's experiences as they gear up to try and bring home the gold. This is an insider's view that readers won't be able to find anywhere else. For more information on the Youth Olympic Games, click here.
The most exciting part of today was another USA win, this time against Norway. A solid 8-0 victory for the boys in front of over 2,000 fans.
Today was also nice because we finally got out of the Olympic village and got to see the village of Lillehammer, which is quite a nice little town.
After breakfast, we decided to give the boys a morning treat by heading down to the village instead of having practices. As we walked down, we did some stretching about every 5 minutes. We must have been quite a site because many people were taking photos. We saw a 7-11, and it might have been the only place that was open on a Sunday morning. Go figure, huh?
It is quite interesting walking around as I don't think we have seen pavement yet. All roads and sidewalks are covered with snow and ice. We haven't seen much salt or sand as they don't seem to use that but there is gravel everywhere. It would be treacherous walking without it.
When we got back from the walk, it was back to the normal schedule: food, rest and more food.
Next up, a day off from competition but we will have practice at 2:45 p.m.. If all goes well, we will head to the luge competition in the morning and then play Canada on Tuesday at 2 p.m. local time.
The weather hasn't been above freezing yet but also it's not terribly cold. Right now at 11 p.m, it is 12 degrees. But the odd thing, according to our Norwegian host, not a drop of snow has fallen since we got here.
Go Team USA