Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Thank You, Axels, Loops, and Spins!

Thank you, Aaron, of Axels, Loops, and Spins,  for the $100 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card. Ice Girl won the $100 Labor Day weekend in an Axels, Loops, and Spins contest and she went shopping on Sunday.

As you can see from the mock Charlie’s Angels photo (left), Ice Girl bought a super warm zip-up fleece jacket from The North Face and the pair of Under Armour gloves she’s had her heart set on.

Ice Girl plans to wear the fleece jacket for teaching Learn to Skate. She says she’ll wear the gloves all the time.

I tell you, the gloves are nice: they’re that same ColdGear dry fabric that UA uses for their Cold Gear running tights. However, I’ve resisted buying them: they’re $30. It’s not bad, but think about it: $30 for one glove? Sure, they’re a pair now, but Ice Girl’s going to lose one of them soon… I’m resisting starting a betting pool on the date that she’ll lose one of the gloves. Don’t tempt me. Well, if I were running a pool, which I’m not, my money’s on September 25, the first day of the Madison Open.

Anyway, if you haven’t checked out Aaron’s fantastic blog, Axels, Loops, and Spins, you should. He’s my go-to guy for all that’s happening in haute figure skating.

Update, 9/29/09: I so lost the non-bet. Ice Girl still has her fabulous Under Armour gloves. She waved them at me in a taunting fashion yesterday at the rink. Very smug, Ice Girl.


Aaron said...

I could go on and on and on about how happy I am...but I'll simply say "You're welcome!"

Anonymous said...

I have those gloves. They rock.

Anonymous said...

congrats to ice girl! You've said pre-teen and teen when talking about your DD how old is ice girl? Mine is 8.

Ice Mom said...

Hi, Anony! Yeah, Ice Girl is pretty pumped about the gloves and the jacket. She's 13, so she was a pre-teen when I began this blog and is officially a teen now. :)