Swish, swoosh, swish. People in Holland love to skate. But did the “Eleven Towns Tour” speed skating race happen this year? Was the ice thick enough? Could people meet in groups?
Read More: The 125-mile race is held on the canals and lakes that link together the cities in Holland’s province of Friesland. One hundred men and women raced for the first time in 1890. The ice might not have been thick enough this winter. But the coronavirus also meant that people could not be close together in groups. You might like to read Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge. It’s a story of sacrifice and an exciting skating race. Job 37:10 tells us, “By the breath of God ice is given, and the broad waters are frozen fast.”