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  1. Catch Ben! *throws the ball his direction*
  2. *cheats on accident by reading Rhea's history post* Norway. :P
  3. Sumo wrestling on PBS? I didn't know they did that. Very interesting. Bobsledding is such an interesting sport, I think. It seems such an odd concept--let's put two to four people inside this metal contraption and push them down an ice-slide. What could go wrong? Curling is also strange. Winter sports are definitely odd compared to their summer counterparts.
  4. You got it, Rhea! You won this round. I'll PM you your word and you have 24 hours to post your picture. A sit spin is one of the three basic spins in figure skating. It's performed in a squat position, with less than 90 degrees between the skater's thigh and calf. Adding it to a jump can make a flying sit spin.
  5. I agree, Lily! We saw the Penguins play the Coyotes in December and it was so amazing! I'd never seen a live game before but I loved it! If tickets weren't so expensive, I'd love to go more often!
  6. I haven't watched more than a snippet or two in years! As a child--so in the 1990s--I remember watching all the ice skating events. I guess that was my favorite, by default. *lol*
  7. You started off with a really tough one, Ben! I'm going to guess St. Petersburg.
  8. @BFG Good work! You won that round. I will PM you with your word and you have 24 hours to post your drawing here. A triple toe loop is a type of jump in figure skating. A skater uses the toe pick of the opposite foot to help lift them off the ice. They start the jump backwards, for a triple they need three rotations, then they land on the same foot.
  9. Close, BFG! It’s something a bit more specific!
  10. You sure know your skiers, Rhea! What about the sport draws you to it? I should have included it in my OP, so here’s a list of current winter sports played at the Olympics. Basically: Winter Olympic Sports for 2018 The 15 sports of the Winter Olympics are categorized into three main categories: (1) ice sports, (2) alpine, skiing and snowboarding events, and (3) Nordic events. In each of these sports categories there are more specific events as listed. Ice Sports Bobsled (Two-man, Two woman and Four-man) Luge Skeleton Ice Hockey Figure Skating (Men's singles, Ladies' singles, Pairs, Team and Ice Dancing) Speed Skating Short Track Speed Skating(500m, 1,000m, 1,500 m and Relays) Curling Alpine, Skiing and Snowboarding Events Alpine Skiing (Downhill, Super G, Giant slalom, Slalom, Super Combined) Freestyle Skiing (Aerials, Moguls, Ski Cross, Ski halfpipe and Ski slopestyle) Snowboarding (Parallel Giant Slalom, Halfpipe and Snowboard Cross and Slopestyle) Nordic Events Biathlon (combining cross-country skiing and target shooting: individual, sprint, pursuit, mass start & relay events) Cross-Country Skiing (individual and team sprint, freestyle, pursuit, classical and relays) Ski Jumping Nordic Combined (ski jumping and cross country skiing)
  11. Welcome, Dar’Jen! Can I offer you a drink? Something to eat? Or a friendly arm wrestling competition?
  12. I’m sure more will come along so let’s get this started. Rhea! I’m PMing you your word. You have 24 hours to post it here. Good luck!
  13. Please share how the macarons work! I'd love to try to make some, too! They are so delicious!
  14. Welcome to the White Ajah Winter Ball! I just finished up at the kiss and cry, so give me a minute to change into my gown. Here we are! The Winter Ball is a place for athletes to relax in between their sports, and to mingle with those of other countries (or Ajahs/Disciplines). So come in and have a seat. Eat some delicious food. Or hit the dance floor!
  15. Welcome to the White Ajah's Winter Carnival! Our theme this year is the Winter Olympics, which beings in real life next month! We're going to celebrate all things athletic with games, quizzes, and discussions. Winter Ball Games: Ice Skating Pictionary Hangman Trivia Discussions: Favorite Winter Sport Winter Olympic History
  16. Welcome one and all to the White Ajah Winter Olympics event! This game is PICTIONARY, a game where you get to show off your drawing skills. We need 3+ players to begin. RULES: Player 1 is given a ice skating term/topic/person from ME. They have 24 hours to draw a picture and post it here. Drawings can be digital, or real (with pen/pencil/etc.). A picture can be taken of a real drawing and it can be posted here. If you need directions on how to do this, PM me. As soon as Player 1 posts the picture, the other players are able to guess what the picture is. Player 1 or myself can chime in and say yes or no to the guesses. The Player who guesses correctly will be the next to draw. As the game progresses, new players can join in at any time! Just add your guess! Any questions? PLAYERS: 1. Rhea - 1 2. Kukasö - 1 3. BFG - 2 4. Chaelca -
  17. What is your favorite winter sport? When I was a child, I loved to watch figure skating, fueled on by films such as The Cutting Edge. This was about the time Nancy Kerrigan became famous, and not long after, Tonya Harding became infamous. I gravitated toward Kristi Yamaguchi and Oksana Baiul. As I grew up, I stopped watching the sport. Flash forward to 2016 when the anime Yuri on Ice came into being. My love for ice skating drew me to the show, and I'm glad it did! It's amazing, a show many real life figure skaters love because of how accurately it portrays the sport and the relationships established within it. Last weekend, my husband and I saw the movie I, Tonya, a retelling of the events between Nancy Kerrigan and her attacker, but told through Tonya Harding's eyes. It's was a phenomenal movie, and it was actually quite sad seeing it from her perspective. After ice skating, my next favorite is hockey--thanks again to The Cutting Edge. Watching hockey is very cool and exciting. Seeing the players throw their equipment to the ground and begin to punch each other, or roughly pushing another into the protective, plastic divider makes your heart skip a beat. It may be a tad bit violent--much more so than most other sports--but it's wonderfully entertaining! So, what's your favorite winter sport? Will you be watching the event this year and cheering on your team?
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