This is the best video of a skating tour that I found as its shows the requisite shots of windmills in the background (for this American), tour cards getting stamped at the checkpoints, and "kluning", or "portaging", around obstacles or weak ice spots on the canal by walking over carpet or plywood. (Click on the video below or better yet, the URL link and then view in high quality at YouTube.)
Molentocht Alblasserwaard 2009 See it at http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=QLO3cf0TNOo and click on the 'watch in high quality' link as the video quality is better.
Editor - Jim
This blog weighs in on topics such as long-distance skating, the Illinois canals, cycling, and a variety of related (and occasionally not-so-related) topics. I'd like to correspond with others interested in skating the Hennepin and I&M canals.