meet the champions
The stadium has an athmosphere that makes the champions feel at home - you'll find them mix with the public for a chat or to write their signature in your programme book.
In this case it's US Olympic goldmedal winner Derek Parra.
Heerenveen - speed-skating capital of NL?
The town itself has some nice quarters, there is a whole new industrial and housing development, and it's close to a nice forest as well as the famous Frisian lakes.
It hosts a football club ... but most famous is it's speed skating rink!
The World Champion of 2002, Jochem Uijttehaage
This way the champions are welcomed: by skaters in traditional customs (and a horse-driven sleigh!)