Ice Breaker – Winter Olympics

Ice Breaker

Each week on The Stretched Blog, I ask an ice breaker question. The questions are designed to help us get to know each other here in The Stretched Community. I’ll provide my answer to the question here in the post, and then you can leave your response in the comments. While you’re in the comments section, see how others answered the ice breaker question.

The Winter Olympics are coming to a close this weekend.  I’ve enjoyed watching the competitions, seeing the athletic efforts, and hearing the stories of hard work and determination.  I’ll be sad to see them go.  This week’s Ice Breaker is inspired by the Winter Olympics.  Maybe your answer will lead to a new sport for future Olympics.

(I’m always looking for Ice Breaker question ideas.  If you have an idea, send me an email at jon@jonstolpe.com.  If I use your question, I’ll give you credit and share your links.)

Question:  What’s your favorite Winter Olympics sport?  What sport would you like to see added to the Winter Olympics?

My Answer:  I like most sports represented in the Winter Olympics which it makes it challenging to pick just one.  One of my favorites is short track speed skating.  I stink at ice skating, but there is something amazing about watching others who have the agility to stand on two thin blades of medal while whipping around an ice rink at high rates of speed.  It amazes me there aren’t more crashes as these speed skaters are practically on their sides going around the tight turns.

If I were going to recommend a sport for the Winter Olympics, I would pick something like basketball (isn’t that a winter sport?) or ice fishing.  In ice fishing, contestants would have four hours to drill their ice hole, build their ice house, and catch the biggest fish possible.  Contestants would be judged on the size of their fish, the quality of construction of their ice house, and technical skill level in drilling their ice hole.  It would kind of be like Grumpier Old Men meets the Olympics!

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