On Monday we watched the Men’s Canada-USA Curling game at the Olympic Curling Centre. It was an intense game.
Of course, no curling blog post would be complete without a photo of the famous Norway curling pants. They have two different variations… these red ones and also the white ones with blue/red checkers. Awesome.
We had a blast. I honestly think that it’s almost more fun to watching curling live than hockey. *gasp* Yep, I said it.
It was great watching Kevin Martin and his team beat the US, especially after losing the hockey game the previous night to the US team.
Afterwards we headed over to the Hockey House where we spent the entire day with a group of 9 friends.
We managed to take tons of group photos, including this one with the hosts of the Hockey House. Awesome white suits. P.S. Check out my awesome 2010 commemorative hockey stick (I got it signed by a ton of people!)…
Cam Neely was also there… what a legend!
We spent most of the afternoon watching the on-stage entertainment and wandering around the pavilion taking photos of everything.
Oh, and lots of bubble hockey was played.
We made sure to get clappers, and took this group photo…
… which we loved so much that we got them made into 9 souvenir pins! Haha.
I loved getting a photo with the sexy Hockey House babes.
It was so much fun to watch the women’s Canada-Finland semifinal there… we won handily, but every goal was a huge celebration.
And the main event… we got to watch the Triple Gold Club celebration on stage. The Triple Gold Club presentation is for the 22 players who have achieved the three most important accomplishments in hockey… winning the Stanley Cup, winning Olympic gold, and winning the IIHF world championships. As you can imagine, this is an extremely prestigious award and very, very few players ever win this.
I love this photo of Vladislav Tretiak, Rene Fasel, and Gary Bettman. It’s kind of ominous… but cool. They did the presentation to all the players.
Peter Forsberg was there..
… and Alexander Mogilny…
And Joe Sakic!
Sakic is one of my faves. My old bedroom at home still has his posters plastered all over the place.
Rob Blake too..
Here’s Brendan Shanahan, Joe Sakic, and Rob Blake on stage.
Allan and I posed inside of the hockey mask…
At the end of the night, the band Five Alarm Funk took the stage and they seriously blew the roof off the place. They were a lot of run.
We made sure to take lots of photos with them when they came off the stage and partied with us.
DJ Skratch Bastid closed off the night and he was really good. He was great at reading the crowd and reacting accordingly.
The view of our group from the stage.
Yeah, we had a ridiculously good time.