Poloback: Grandview Park

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The world’s first (and only, still) polo-specific court was built in Vancouver, B.C. in 2011. I took a trip up to Vancouver for the East Van Crown after Worlds in Seattle that year, and even though the tournament wasn’t held here, we made sure to drop by and get a game in before heading off on a jaunt down the coast through the Polo Belt of North America, Cascadia.  DSC01229

 

The East Van Crown returns on September 12. Sarah had to jump through a few hoops to get an expedited passport to make the trip.

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Alas, I will be at Interbike. So much bike life, so little time. Hopefully I can get a few games in with the Vegas crew and any other polo folks in town for I-bike. LVBP has some sweet side-by-side rinks to play on. They are pretty slick, and the walls are low – it just takes a little getting used to and some smart braking.

Here’s a final shot of Grandview for all ya’ll who got crushes on nice courts. I see you.

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