Antwerp, like much of the rest of Europe, is under the influence of a Siberian cold spell. Light snow pairs with temperatures close to - 10º C to make life hard on those who choose to get out of the coziness of their homes - and even harder on the few who opt to travel great distances.
As the WDSF Communications team converges on Antwerp from different parts of Europe, we should soon hear their stories of delayed flights, stalled traffic, etc. So far, only Heidi Goetz made it to the hotel and from there on to the venue of the Antwerp Stars Cup. Just to make the last portion of her trip, which usually takes no more than 15 minutes, she spent in excess of an hour in the shuttle bus.
At the "Extra Time" sports hall, Heidi was informed that the organisers' phones were ringing of the hook virtually all day, with couples calling to say that they would be late. In a Senior III competition scheduled for earlier this afternoon, only 36 of 60 couples who had entered made it to the floor for the first call.
We will keep you informed on all future developments. And here are some pictures of a wintery Antwerp.