Olympic speedskater Shirahata coaches kids at Kushiro school rink

National Jan 20, 2015

Olympic speedskater Shirahata coaches kids at Kushiro school rink

Most school playgrounds in Kushiro, Hokkaido, have been turned into ice skating rinks this week as elementary schools began the new term Monday. Kushiro, which has severely cold winters but relatively light snowfalls, is known as the "City of Ice" and has produced several Olympic-class ...