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March 9, 2010

The closing ceremony may have been on Sunday, but the Olympics Fat Lady most certainly hadn’t sung until the “Congratulations Team New Zealand” party on the Monday. The party was hosted by Icebreaker, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise and Tourism New Zealand at Sciue café, downtown Vancouver. read more »

February 26, 2010

A few months ago, when the Olympic Volunteer Uniforms were first announced I was worried about staying warm and dry slogging it out on the Menʼs Alpine Downhill Course. Most of my base layers were synthetics that had a tendency to get pungent after a day of wearing and were tricky to layer depending on what the conditions were. That was fine for day skiing, but not for the Games. I needed to make a big change. read more »

February 24, 2010

Eight months ago I heard a radio advertisement saying that Coca-cola was running a contest where Canadians could be selected to run with the Olympic Torch. I completed the basic application and was required to write an essay on how I live a green and sustainable lifestyle that aligns with the core values of Coca-cola and the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Working for a company like Icebreaker provided a portion of my essay but the real content of my essay came down to my everyday practices such as living in a high density, geo-thermal building, using a car share program, taking public transit, a being a board member for an alternative transportation organization. I submitted my essay in mid-August and by October I received the amazing news that I was selected to be a Torch Bearer in Oliver, a small town in interior British Columbia. read more »

February 23, 2010

Everyone at the Icebreaker Canada Office would like to give a big congratulations to Daria “Dasha” Gaiazova for a great performance at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. As a first time Olympian Dasha finished 22nd in the Ladies Individual Classic Sprint and 7th in the Ladies’ Team Sprint Free. Dasha has worked hard over the past 4 years preparing herself for the Olympics here in Canada. To help her train for the Games Icebreaker provided her with a complete set of Icebreaker gear to wear! Her Bodyfit leggings and tops kept her cool and warm when needed depending on the conditions of each event. read more »

February 22, 2010

One of the highlights from the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler was a special TEDx Event on Tourism’s Role in a Sustainable World. This event was held at the Whistler Centre for Sustainability on February 18th and featured speakers including; Paula Mendes from Adventure Travel Trade Association, Bruce Poon Tip from Gap Adventures and Wade Davis, Explorer-in-Residence for National Geographic. read more »

February 16, 2010

The Olympics truly came to Downtown Vancouver last night in the form of the Welcome New Zealand event, hosted by Icebreaker, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise and Tourism New Zealand. read more »

February 12, 2010

A good friend of mine mentioned that the Much Music VJs (Jesse, Liz, Sarah and Tim read more »

February 12, 2010

We’re stoked here at Icebreaker to be the official base layer supplier of the 2010 New Zealand Olympic Team. Here are some messages of support from our guys and gals at the IB offices read more »

February 12, 2010

The Winter Olympics begin today in Vancouver and Whistler.  We might be basking in sun here, but we are wishing Team NZ read more »

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