The photo of the week features master skater Reg van Drecht of the Fredericton Speed Skating Club. Reg is lacing up the skates for a training session on Kelly Creek in preparation for the 12th International Masters Speed Skating Games in Inzell, Germany, February 27-29, 2004.

Reg set personal bests in all of his races at the competition. Congratulations! Final results were not available at publication time.

The photo was taken by John Beal of the Fredericton Speed Skating Club.

John will receive a pair of Adidas glasses for the selection of his photo.

The “Photo of the Week” initiative seeks to promote speed skating grassroots activities and competitions. The speed skating photos can be of children or adults at play, during training, at competitions or even at a fund-raising event.

If your photo is selected you could win one of the following prizes: SSC vest, Louis Garneau helmet, a pair of Auclair national team racing gloves or a pair of Adidas sport glasses.

At the end of the season, all weekly winners will be automatically entered into a final draw for a Timex watch.

This initiative is reserved exclusively for Speed Skating Canada members.