North America's newest indoor track, the Forest City Velodrome at London Gardens, Ontario, Canada, will have its grand opening this Saturday, April 30 at 7pm. The venue's inaugural race took place last Friday.
"We are planning for a full house of over 1,000 spectators for our Grand Opening", said Albert Coulier, the 87 year old who put the track into the London Gardens an old ice hockey arena, with his two sons Bob & Ron Schelstrate.
"The racing last week was our trial run. Now we have the race day jitters out of system, the event this week will be a more compact show lasting 2 hours". said Coulier. "If our first show was exciting, our second will be full of the same action packed racing.
Events scheduled include a lap record competition (the time to beat is 9.02 seconds), 10 and 25 lap scratch races, Unknown distance, and Madison.
Many of the Ontario Masters are attending an Open training camp on the weekend which will keep them at the track for the evening's races.
For more details see www.ForestCityVelodrome.ca