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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 »

March 4, 2010

Cheers to everyone who participated in our “What’s Next to Your Skin?” Vancouver 2010 competition!

Helen Danglmaier from Irdning, Austria, Europe (pictured below), is the lucky winner of the limited edition Icebreaker Whistler ‘10 gear, which includes a set of Bodyfit+, an Icebreaker “Whistler” Toque hat, Skier Mid Socks, the AC Glacier Scarf and the Long Sleeve Chase Crewe. Nice one Helen! read more »

February 28, 2010

Paua (Haliotis spp) – edible univalve mollusks of rocky shores that have flattened, ear-shaped shells with a row of small holes for breathing. They have a strong grip on rocks but move about at night grazing on seaweed. It is an important traditional food source for New Zealand’s indigenous Maori people and it is now considered a scarce delicacy throughout New Zealand and the world.

New Zealand based Soul Paua are currently in Vancouver playing at events running alongside the XXI Winter Olympic Games. This Music Award nominated group was founded in 2001 and its compositions are strongly influenced by Maori and Polynesian culture. In fact, the band sings a contemporary mix of English and Maori language. Soul Paua is also well known for performing some of the best contemporary Polynesian music. read more »

February 25, 2010

Our Canadian Operations & Finance Manager Cass has been volunteering at the Olympics doing course maintenance on Whistler’s Alpine course. Here’s an excerpt from what it’s been like for her…

Today was day 9 and this whole experience has flown by sooo quickly!

I’ve been up at the crack BEFORE dawn most mornings, and although it’s hard to get out of bed, arriving at the venue always lifts my spirits. We’re an army of blue. Little smurfs as far as the eye can see. We’re served breakfast and lunches are provided. It’s nothing fancy, but always sooo tasty! 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

Fact: Montreal hosted the Summer Olympics in 1976, but most of the staff at the Icebreaker Montreal Touch_Lab_ weren’t alive long enough to remember that, and even if we had been, Summer Olympics aren’t nearly as exciting for a snow-obsessed nation as the Winter games are! Montreal might be on the other side of the country, but we’re very excited about the Vancouver Olympics! read more »

February 20, 2010

My name is Emily Mckissock and I am a sales associate at the Touch Lab in Portland, OR. I am at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games working with the USA Women’s Ice Hockey Team as the Video Coordinator.

For the past 5 years I have worked as a consultant for USA Hockey coaching at various player development camps and serving on the USA Hockey Goal tending committee, while coaching for a Division 1 Women’s hockey program at the University of Vermont. read more »

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