Friday, January 29, 2010

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Olympic Edition!

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Did you know it’s only 14 days until the Opening Ceremonies for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics?!  Crazy!!  I can’t believe how quickly the time has approached!

Here’s some linky love for following along:

1 – Olympic.org – official website of the Olympic Movement.

2 – Vancouver 2010 – official source for all things related to this year’s Winter Olympics…including schedules, results, and medals.

3 – CTV Olympics – for a Canadian perspective on the entire event, eh.

4 – NBC Olympics - for an American perspective on the entire event, y’all.

5 – Cheer Gear – show your support wearing something cute and patriotic from lululemon (I might have a tee on it’s way!)

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Now, how ‘bout a little Olympic giveaway action ? 

Got your attention?

I searched high and low around Halifax but came up empty handed multiple times while trying to get my hands on a pair of the much coveted red mittensAmy offered to send me a pair from Ottawa, but her hubby kinda “borrowed” them.  haha.  So I sent out a Twitter plea, which Tarilyn answered…and 2 days later I had not one, but two pairs of these awesome mitties at my door!

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Two pair?  Why would I need two pair, you ask? 

Well one for me, and one for you silly people!!  :)

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Want to sport some cozy red Olympic mittens (size: S/M) while watching the opening ceremonies and all your favorite events next month?  Here’s how!

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite Winter Olympic sport(s).
  • For a second entry, Tweet “@balanceblog is giving away #Olympic mittens: http://bit.ly/d6LYvv
  • And for a third chance, post a link to this giveaway on your blog and email me to let me know about it.

Easy peasy!  Contest open to US and Canadians (although I suspect you silly Americans might not want gloves supporting us Canucks!).  Contest closes Sunday, Jan-31-10 at 11:59pm Atlantic time.  I will post a winner Monday morning using a random number generator.

Yay!

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49 comments:

RunDiRun said...

FUN!!! Well if we're talking winter olympics I would say hockey is my favourite although I will be watching some of every event, I'm sure.

Sallie said...

Cute mittens!

Can't wait for the winter Olympics - if I had to pick a favorite, off the top of my head, I'd say downhill skiing. Whichever kinds - moguls, jumping, the back and forth stuff with the flags... whatever the technical name for that is! I'm in awe of the athlete's skills.

chocolateramblings said...

Men's Ice Hockey! But don't let me win the mittens... I already own a pair of those!

Cat said...

Obviously Men's hockey.... (u know me)

I already have a pair too, so don't let me win!!

Syl said...

love the gloves and I also love fiqure skating

H-woman said...

I have to pick just one? Hmmm....downhill skiing. I'm in awe of how fast they fly down the hill. I'm more of a blue square run, slow-swooshing kind of skier! But I also love curling. That's what happens when you grow up in a small Alberta town!

I want the mitts!
H =)

jennifergollop said...

i watch any of the sports but the opening and closing ceremonies are my favorite.

Krista said...

Well, Jaime, the mittens are absolutely adorable! My favorite part of the Olympics is the bobsled, speed skating, snowboarding and yes, figure skating... Living in Colorado, I kinda have to like the snowboarding. My youngest daughter met Shaun White in college.

Espressomama said...

I don't have a favourite, but I would <3 me some mittens!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

HOCKEY! Hands down, hockey!! I'm so excited for the Olympics!!

And I TWEETED :D - http://twitter.com/AmberYake/status/8380176984

Chic Runner said...

Hockey is my favorite! I love all the boys! ha ha true life right there and these are simply ADORABLE!!! I would love to win! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Kara said...

It's gotta be hockey, both men's and women's!

Annnnd tweeted here: http://twitter.com/karachow/status/8380338398

:D

Tara said...

I adore these mittens! I'd have to say hockey is my fav 'cause well the hot guys ;) plus it's an intense sport!

I Love Your Whole Face said...

Oh my god, I love them and I NEED THEM! HA HA SO CUTE

Jenn said...

Those are awesome!!! I love watching skiing and ice staking :)

And I sent a tweet about this...
@jenn_if_er

Marian said...

Wow, these mittens are SO incredibly hard to find! And I've heard knock-offs are popping up in Vancouver too!

My favourite Olympic sport is definitely watching the hockey finals (with Canada playing, obviously!). I also like the speed skating.

runningforwine said...

I'm getting a lot of tweets about these mittens. I have a pair, so I won't enter, but I'm sitting at my desk, looking out over the "Hockey Night in Canada" street hockey tournament happening outside the BC legislature, and there is a team in playing in Canadian Olympic jerseys and people wearing the mittens... I can see them from across the inner harbour.

Oh, and I'm so looking forward to Ice skating and all the drama that goes along with that!

Sarah Levy said...

My favorite winter olympic sport to watch is either Speed Skating or Alpine Skiing. My favorite winter olympic sport to do is nordic skiing. Either way, these mittens would keep me warm.

ellmyruh said...

Olympic mittens?! I want these!!!
I love the Olympics, so it's hard to narrow it to one sport. I think I'd go with pairs figure skating, though, because it's so cool to see them in synch. Speed skating and skiing are pretty fantastic, too, though.
OK, now I'm off to Twitter this.

Shari said...

My favorite winter olympic sports are speed skating (LOVE Apollo Ono), luge and bob sled.

Embrace the World said...

I hate that Iove following your blog without commenting and that it's this awesome giveaway that draws me to comment!!!! Hehe.
Men's hockey by far is my favourite!!

Natalie said...

I LURVE those mittens and don't have a pair yet! I love figure skating and hockey both men's and women's events.

My work is one of the official broadcasters for the Olympics so I'll be in the thick of it all. Exciting! Those mitts sure would help me look more Olympic. LOL...

Dagne said...

I love cross country skiing!

Jessica said...

I love ice skating!!!! And I love my local boy, Apollo!

Mon said...

Of course I love the hockey...but my ultimate favorite is curling. I love me some curling :)

Angie All The Way said...

I NEEEEED those mittens!!!!!

I'm a huge fan of the aerials...I love watching them do tricks on skis!

Nadia said...

My new favourite event is speed skating - I have tickets to see Cindy Klassen in the 1,500 and 3,000m!!

Jenny said...

I'd have to say that my favorite olympic sport would have to be figure skating.

Crystal said...

I have been looking for a pair of these for weeks now!!

My favourite winter olympic sport would have to be The Luge ... crazy, super fast, scarey and wicked all wrapped in one :)

Crystal said...

Tweeted this giveaway :)

christyf5 said...

LOL, those mittens really ARE hard to find so I'm throwing my name in too ;).

I was going to say my favorite olympic sport was couch surfing but..I've always liked aerials and snowboarding. I do watch a bit of hockey too.

I wish it was cold enough here to wear those mittens, everyone send some cold snowy thoughts this way or its gonna be a wet Olympics ;)

Facebooked ya (if that counts, nobody reads fish blogs :P) and tweeted, for what its worth, I suck at that :p

misssarahlou said...

I love bob sledding - is that in the winter olympics? must be! :o)

Anne-Marie T said...

My favorite Winter Olympic sport is figure skating.
email (amt at telus dot net)

Anne-Marie T said...

I tweeted. http://twitter.com/amt946/status/8401144651

email (amt at telus dot net)

Katherine said...
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Katherine said...

One word: Skeleton!
I can't imagine how anyone could throw themselves head first on a track like that. Always exhilarating to watch since it's not something I'd ever have the guts to do. And of course, I love Olympic hockey as well!

Cheers

Also have RT'd (@KatherineChu)

andrea. said...

Speed skating! Actually one of the things that cemented my love for Shaun when we first started dating was finding out he used to speed skate when he was younger. So cool!

Lori said...

Hi Jaime! Figure skating is one of my favourites but I do love to watch all of the Olympics! :)

Jennifer said...

Can I enter if I am in the U.S.? If not, that is ok. I love watching mens hockey! My son plays snowbelt hockey.. his number is 87 so he actually thinks that he is Sid the Kid. lol.

I also like watching the snowboarding.

:)

Susan said...

First, I love that you talk in Atlantic time :D

I want these mittens!!!! I've been longing after them in all the advertisements. They look super cute and comfy. Oh, and my favourite sport is figure skating. When I was a kid I thought I was going to marry Elvis Stojko.

Katie said...

I would have to say that my favourite Winter Olympic sports are...the figure skating, bob sledding and the skeleton.

Get giveaway. Those mittens are great!

Ali @ Fat to Fit said...

I'm an unapologetic fan of figure skating!

Julie said...

I too have tried to find these around here... hard to come by.
So winning a pair would be fantastic :)

My favorite olympic sport has to be anything with skates.
hockey and figure skating. I love the dance figure skating the most.

Tricia said...

Snowboarding!

I'd love a pair of mittens. If I won I'd probably have the only pair in this whole state. (Florida)

Pink said...

I love any winter olympic sport, even curling. My fave is prob bobsled or luge, or any crazy fast sport that i'd never be crazy enough to try.

Sybil Hebert, RD said...

I'm so excited! I've been trying to find a pair for so long! I almost bought a child-size pair... even though it didn't fit at all!
If I had to choose just one favourite winter Olympic sport... I'd say x-country skiing- it's a tough sport! Of, course, I'll be watching hockey too... and love downhill skiing, speed skating...
I tweeted and blogged about this great contest- and nominated you for an award - I love your blog! :)
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Cindy said...

My favorite Olympic sport is the ski jump! it looks so scary and know it is dangerous - just awe inspiring.

Love your blog!!

cindyscottage

jgreenwood said...

I have to say Men's Hockey!

iRunlikeagirl said...

Men's Hockey!