There’s hope for Friesland and every ice-skating lover in and outside of the Netherlands. Despite the milder climate, an Elfstedentocht is still possible.
The Elfstedentocht is a very appealing event in the Netherlands, which features a long-distance skating route through the eleven historic Frisian cities.
“Within seven years there will be another Eleven City Tour,” announces weatherman, Piet Paulusma, on Radio 538. According to the Leeuwarden Courant, he announced this provisional forecast for the coming winter on Friday morning. So far, he predicts a very cold winter, however, he will make his final prediction either on November 30 or December 1. He’s not certain yet, and says he still has some doubts.
Although temperatures are still going to improve considerably in the coming days, Paulusma thinks it could already become very cold in November. Paulusma already made a strong prediction on Radio538 on Friday morning, ”I still believe that really cold winters are still possible, despite global warming. The Elfstedentocht will happen again within seven years”.
For more information (in Dutch), see: https://www.lc.nl/friesland/Piet-Paulusma-doet-voorlopige-wintervoorspelling-en-blijft-hopen-op-Elfstedentocht-24954967.html