Remembering Val Bialas - Utica's Olym...

Remembering Val Bialas - Utica's Olympian

There are 10 comments on the Lite 98.7 story from Feb 7, 2014, titled Remembering Val Bialas - Utica's Olympian. In it, Lite 98.7 reports that:

But do you know the story of the man who is honored with the naming of Val Bialas Ski Center on the Parkway in Utica?.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Lite 98.7.

Nope

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Feb 8, 2014
101 years later and uticans still jerk off to an insignificant Olympian who was born in Boston. You people's are pathetic.
broken nose

Utica, NY

#2 Feb 8, 2014
Nope wrote:
101 years later and uticans still jerk off to an insignificant Olympian who was born in Boston. You people's are pathetic.
How would you like a punch in the nose from me !!
Really

Utica, NY

#3 Feb 8, 2014
Hey Nope, what exactly do you have to bring to the party other than you are the poster child in favor for abortions.
How Revealing

Utica, NY

#4 Feb 8, 2014
Nope wrote:
101 years later and uticans still jerk off to an insignificant Olympian who was born in Boston. You people's are pathetic.
Insignificant?! Hardly. You couldn't be a pimple on his azz!

Valentine Bialas
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Valentine Bialas (January 10, 1903 March 9, 1965) was an American speed skater who competed in the 1924 Winter Olympics, in the 1928 Winter Olympics and in the 1932 Winter Olympics.

In 1924 he finished sixth in the 5000 metres event and eighth in the 10000 metres competition.

Four years later he finished sixth in the 1500 metres event as well as sixth in the 5000 metres competition, and 17th in the 500 metres competition. He also started in the abandoned 10000 metres event.

At the 1932 Olympics he finished fifth in the 10000 metres competition.

Val also won the International Speed Skating title in Detroit in 1926, and established a world record for two miles at Lake Placid in 1929 with a time of 5:35.5.

He qualified for the 1936 Olympic team as an alternate, but could not participate in those Olympics because he was injured in an auto/train collision which occurred in an icy downpour on the way home from a skating meet. He lost his leg in the collision. Fitted with an artificial leg, he continued to skate for recreation, play quite successfully in city tennis tournaments, and coach and guide young athletes. Early morning skating sessions sometimes included shoveling snow off the frozen Barge Canal for a makeshift rink.

He was inducted into the Speed Skating Hall of Fame on May 11, 1963.

The Val Bialas Ski Center is in Utica,New York and is named in his honor.
How Revealing

Utica, NY

#5 Feb 8, 2014
Nope wrote:
101 years later and uticans still jerk off to an insignificant Olympian who was born in Boston. You people's are pathetic.
And you are stupid as well as pathetic. 1924 Olympics were 90 years ago, NOT 101. You better go back to math class. Oh, wait a minute. You're still repeating it aren't you?
Nope

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Feb 9, 2014
How Revealing wrote:
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Insignificant?! Hardly. You couldn't be a pimple on his azz!
Valentine Bialas
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Valentine Bialas (January 10, 1903 March 9, 1965) was an American speed skater who competed in the 1924 Winter Olympics, in the 1928 Winter Olympics and in the 1932 Winter Olympics.
In 1924 he finished sixth in the 5000 metres event and eighth in the 10000 metres competition.
Four years later he finished sixth in the 1500 metres event as well as sixth in the 5000 metres competition, and 17th in the 500 metres competition. He also started in the abandoned 10000 metres event.
At the 1932 Olympics he finished fifth in the 10000 metres competition.
Val also won the International Speed Skating title in Detroit in 1926, and established a world record for two miles at Lake Placid in 1929 with a time of 5:35.5.
He qualified for the 1936 Olympic team as an alternate, but could not participate in those Olympics because he was injured in an auto/train collision which occurred in an icy downpour on the way home from a skating meet. He lost his leg in the collision. Fitted with an artificial leg, he continued to skate for recreation, play quite successfully in city tennis tournaments, and coach and guide young athletes. Early morning skating sessions sometimes included shoveling snow off the frozen Barge Canal for a makeshift rink.
He was inducted into the Speed Skating Hall of Fame on May 11, 1963.
The Val Bialas Ski Center is in Utica,New York and is named in his honor.
Yes. Insignificant. First of all I guaranteed 99% of the people in that region don't know who Val bialis is and 100% of the people out of the region don't know who he is or care for that matter.
Nope

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Feb 10, 2014
Val bialis is a national hero! Lol
Utica Region Trashland

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Feb 10, 2014
Nope wrote:
Val bialis is a national hero! Lol
I was just talking about Val bialis this morning over breakfast in philadelphia. They can't believe he lived in utica. They were pretty jealous.
Wboro Trash Frustrated

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Feb 10, 2014
I saw four Val bialis tshirts tonight in philadelphia. I was so proud.
Wboro Trash Frustrated

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Feb 10, 2014
Programmed upstate fail wrote:
Don't you know? There are statues of him all over Canada and Norway, 2 alone in Sochi!
Only two in Sochi? I'm ashamed!!!

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