Dress Like an Olympian
Once again, The Hudson’s Bay Company is carrying official Team Canada Olympic apparel — and will also supply the Olympic athletes with their outfits for the opening and closing ceremonies. Find Team Canada apparel like sweaters, coats, scarves, and, of course, the famous Olympic red wool mittens. See the styles on display at the Dress to Win: Olympic Fashion Show at City Centre Mall on Friday, February 7 — shows at 12:10 pm and 12:40 pm.
Play Like an Olympian
Adidas will be providing the official high-performance sportswear for Canadian Olympic athletes, and you can purchase your own set (as well as Team Canada sports equipment at Canadian Tire and Sport Chek locations.
Watch the Team Canada Men’s Hockey Games in Edmonton
Don’t miss a second of the Olympic action — all the Team Canada Men’s hockey games (February 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 21) will be broadcast live at Central Social Hall. They will open at 9:30 am for the 10 am games with a full menu, an additional brunch menu, and liquor (with an extended liquor license), featuring $7 Molson Canadian Olympic Bottles and $9 Molson Canadian Schooners. If Canada makes it to the gold medal men’s hockey game (they will, right?!) Central Social Hall will open at 4:30 am on Sunday, February 23 for the 5 am game.
Cheer On Edmonton Athletes
There are 16 athletes from Edmonton and area representing Team Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Find out which events they’re competing in and track their progress at www.edmontonsport.com/media_centre/sochi_2014_olympic_games.
The 2014 Winter Olympics have garnered a lot of political attention, and Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics has created a campaign to support everyone’s right to love. LUSH is encouraging the public to show their solidarity by posting selfies wearing a pink triangle symbol to their social media networks using #signoflove. The “sign of love” pink triangle is seen as a global symbol of LGBTQ rights. The photos will be compiled as a petition to give to the Russian government in an effort to stop fueling anti-gay violence. Visit www.lush.ca/signoflove for more information.
Skate Like an Olympian
Well, maybe you can’t perform a triple lutz jump, but you can skate on the same size ice rink as the professionals do! The Ice Palace at West Edmonton Mall is a NHL-sized rink, and Olympic figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond, from Sherwood Park, had her official Olympic Send-Off on this rink before heading to Sochi!