UPDATE (1:34 pm): I heard from a oval ticket seller that there are tentative plans for a 4-6 speed skating session today. Not sure if it will be split or not. The ice is rather wet as it is raining.
ICE CONDITIONS (1 to 10 with 10 being the best) FOR 9 am – 11 am session (thanks Mark for the “ice report”!): 7
Ice was relatively smooth and fast but layer of water on top. A few rough spots.
ICE CONDITIONS FOR 4 pm – 6 pm session: 6
Ice was not as smooth as in the morning and still some rough spots.
Despite what I was told by crew and management, the speed skating sessions (at least tomorrow, but probably the rest of the week as well) are 9 am – 11 am.
The second scheduled speed skating session is 4 pm – 6 pm, which is usually split with public skaters. The speed skaters skate on the inner lane, the public skaters on the outer lane.
I will post more information as it becomes available.