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So nice we wanna do it twice ,The Bowness IceBreaker is back!!

January 11, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

BCA icebreakerOur neighbourhood’s friendly little winter warm up returns with free food, drinks, kid’s activities and new musical guest, Bowness’s own DJ Rice (of Sunday Skool at the HiFi fame).  Fun and activities for the whole family include Bounce castle, face painting, Airbrush Tattoos, Balloon animals, Family Skating, and the popular ICe Trike Races from last year’s event.

Rice will be “on ice” this year, spinning tunes from the penalty box as our featured event “All Ages Ice Trike” takes centre stage on the rink surface. Prizes, ribbons, glory!!! Come on out, meet the neighbours, bring a helmet, and play it like you feel it, baby!

The Icebreaker will take place:
Sunday, January 31st, 10 am to 1 pm
Bowness Sportsplex and Community Hall

Community volunteers who’d like to help steer our event can all Scott at 403- 217- 5832.

  1. Scott
    January 17, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Races start at 11 am at the penalty box side of the rink. Helmets provided. This is an all ages event (7 years old to seventy year olds).Races features 6 wacky trikes at a time, winner of each heat advances to the finals at 12:30. First, second and third place prizes and ribbons wil be awarded.

  2. Scott
    January 18, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Why IceTrike?
    The community hall and arena are largely occupied by bingo and hockey concerns and little else. With due respect for both these activities and the income they provide, it often feels that this “community run” building is anything but.
    Apart from a one hour public skate on Sundays, the ice rink is out of bounds to community users. and frankly I feel like as stranger in my own hometown whenever I step into the Sportsplex any given day of the week.
    So Ice Trike is my own little inside joke, my own icebreaker to strike up a conversation about how Bowness can win back ownership and usage of their own building for programs, recreations, and services that benefit residents first and foremost.
    IceTrikeand the IceBreaker are small steps at ultilizing our building for something that is resolutely not hockey, not bingo, not outside of our own interests.
    Instead, it’s some simple dumb fun with tricycles on ice, anyone can play, anyone can win and for a coupla hours every year, Bowness belongs in their own building .

  3. Scott
    January 19, 2010 at 9:38 am

    How can I win Ice Trike?
    A great question. Championship Ice Triking rewards patience as well as speed. Furious pedaling will reduce traction on ice, leaving you spinning yr wheels in one place, exhausted, while a smirking, unsweating nine year old glides past you to a first place finish.
    Last year’s champion, Benoit Boudreau , employed the combination of a slow, measured start to””get a grip” at first,
    full speed down the straightaways, and some controlled turning and braking thru the corners.
    However, this year’s edition of IceTrike features 6 riders per heat allowing for a whole other set of variables to come into play. Boxing out, head games, elbowing for position, blown tires, trash talk. Anything goes, all at the exhilarating pace of 5-7km per hour.

  4. Sullivan Oddly
    January 19, 2010 at 10:03 am

    When was IceTrike first invented?

  5. Sullivan Oddly
    January 19, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Glad you asked Sullivan. IceTrike’s first historical reference reach way back to the Viking’s arrival in Newfoundland. Also,Ukranian immigrants in Northern prairies of Alberta and Manitoba had something to do with it, and there’s a distant link to Chinese labour camps along the CPR rail lines.
    Whatever, as a young kid of seven in Oromocto, NB I climbed onto a classic three wheeler on an ice rink in CFB Gagetown and finished squarely in the middle of the pack but completely sold on the notion.
    Today, IceTrike thrives wherever anybody with too much time on their hands and no better ideas has the courage to put Trikes on ice and call it exactly what it is.

  6. B.Favre
    January 21, 2010 at 5:44 am

    Is there anything better than IceTrike?

  7. Scott
    January 21, 2010 at 5:53 am

    Yes and no.
    Everything is better than IceTrike because IceTrike is an absolutely pointless manufactured distraction created only with the intent of producing a few simple laffs for those few who can’t make small talk at well intentioned community events.
    Nothing is better than IceTrike because nobody else has offered up a better alternative among the many million superior ideas we know to be out there in the community.
    Please someone, save us from IceTrike!!

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