SOCHI, Russa -- Dave Wagner stopped by Adler Arena Thursday to check out the venue where Rock Hill’s Lauren Cholewinski and High Point’s Heather Richardson will compete in long track speed skating.
Ahead of the games, media packed the house. This includes gold medalist Dan Jansen of Mooresville who’s in Sochi as a commentator for NBC.
The track inside the arena is at sea level. Heather and Lauren usually practice in Salt Lake City, so times will be slower.
Olympics.com says the exterior of arena is designed to look like an iceberg. The track is 400 metres.