Justine Blaire, Ice canoeing is in the blood

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Photo: Michael Bourguignon

IF THE SHOE FITS - Beyond paddles and life preservers, an essential piece of equipment in ice canoe racing is a pair of homemade spiked shoes, the better to grip the ice when the going gets tough - as it often does, according to new racer Justine Blair.

Justine Blair isn't one to let a little danger get in the way of a good time. After all, it's in her blood.