From figure skating to ice hockey: It’s a small step in Sweden. But Staf Coppens (40) isn’t comfortable when he steps into the ring tonight with a bunch of lockers-On–ice. “I’m afraid to get a tablet like this in my face.”
It’s almost time for the Staf Coppens family Camping CoppinsSix other Swedish cabins are prepared, and their dream camp site is ready for its first visitors. But there is no effort without relaxation, parents have already shown in recent weeks. This time also immerses himself in the local culture: Cobain’s goes for an introduction to ice hockey with a local team. “I’m more than just a snowboarder,” he admits. In 2006 he won dancing on Ice With his wife Monique van der Velden, who was still just his skiing partner at the time. Hockey players reassured Cobins until someone showed his front teeth. “They are artificial teeth thanks to sports.”
After visiting Matthias Cobins, older brother Martin also comes to Sweden. Together with the Dutch couple Inez and Richard, friends of Monique, he intervenes. The camp site should open its doors for the first time 48 hours after last business.
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