Sunday, February 28, 2010

Hockey today: Canada vs. U.S. Do you have tickets?

Sunday's Winter Olympics Schedule

Sunday's Winter Olympics Schedule

Sunday, February 28
All Times Pacific

Cross-Country Skiing
At Whistler Olympic Park

 Men’s 50Km Mass Start Classic, 9:30 a.m.

Ice Hockey
Men
At Canada Hockey Place

U.S. vs. Canada, 12:15 p.m.

Closing Ceremony
 5:30 p.m.


ski like a girl will be watching Hockey.  Yes, you heard it right, hockey.  U.S. vs. Canada.  Last medal of the games.  How can you miss it?  In 2002 the U.S. vs. Canada final was the most watched TV event in Canada's history.  I think today will surpass that.  Don't you?

xoxo,
ski girl
p.s.  Winter Games: Medal Count




Gold Silver Bronze Total 
1.  United States 14 13 36 
2.  Germany 10 12 29 
3.  Canada 13 25 

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Hawaii Tsunami Warning in Effect until 12pm 2/27/2010

I have friends and family living and vacationing in Hawaii right now.  My parent's live on the Big Island.  My brother and his family are on Oahu.  My Olympic watching and coverage has been preempted by this impending natural disaster.

Click HERE for live Coverage.

For Hawaii's Red Cross click HERE.

People in Hawaii can register at Safe and Well so loved ones know they are okay.


These are ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIMES for the first set of waves to Hawaii (all times listed are for Hawaii):

11:05AM HILO at 8.25 FT

11:26AM MAUI at 7.22 FT

11:37AM OAHU at 1.6 FT


11:42AM KAUAI at 2.95 FT

Stay off the roads. Only use 9-1-1 for Emergencies.

City and county roads in evacuation areas, coastal areas ARE NOW CLOSED (as of 10am). This is ONE HOUR Prior to estimated arrival of first set of waves to our islands (see above).

Waianae coast: The Bus has 3 additional buses running. Look for "EVACUATION" on bus and you will be taken to Nanakuli High School. You are allowed ONE piece of luggage per person; Pet allowed WITH LEASH.

Remember if you live in an apartment building, maybe staying in a hotel, head to the THIRD FLOOR or higher. Follow directions provided by the manager of property.

Going to a shelter?
What to bring per person - 5 to 7 days worth of food, water, clothing, personal i.d. card, cash. PETS must be accompanied with pet crate or carrier to be allowed in shelter; also, pet id tage, collar and a leash, 3-5 day supply of pet food, medications, litter (for cats).

Remember: ALL BEACHES, PARKS, MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSES, ZOO are CLOSED

Board of Water Supply asks you to Conserve Water. Even if you are in unaffected evacuation areas, if you are uphill, "think twice" before you shower, bathe, wash clothes, wash car, wash dishes. Please conserve until we have an all clear.

HECO said you CAN leave appliances plugged in and please unplug unnecessary appliances.

REMEMBER THAT BUSINESSES, SCHOOLS AND EVENTS IN EVACUATION AREAS WILL BE CLOSED/CANCELED.


"All coastal or low-lying state parks are closed, campers are being notified to evacuate. Oahua coastal parks have been evacuate and secured.
 
Civil Air Patrol will assist DLNR this morning to fly over the coastline from Mokuleia to Kaena Point to Makua area to notify people to evacuate or get to higher ground.

"Campers at remote campgrounds such as Na Pali Coast State Park on Kauai and Waimanu Valley on the Big Island will be notified to evacuate or get to higher ground.

Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve on Maui is also closed.

Boaters in state small boat harbors are being advised to vacate 2 hours prior to the anticipated time of arrival of possible waves approximately 11:19am, IF they do not plane to take their boats out to sea.

Further updates will be issued as information is obtained. Do not return to coastal areas until the all clear has been announced by emergency officials."

Click HERE for live Coverage.


For Hawaii's Red Cross click HERE.



People in Hawaii can register at Safe and Well so loved ones know they are okay.

Saturday's Winter Olympics Schedule

Saturday's Winter Olympics Schedule


Saturday, February 27
All Times Pacific

Alpine Skiing
At Whistler Creekside

 Men’s Slalom First Run, 10 a.m.
 Men’s Slalom Second Run, 1:45 p.m.

 Bobsled
At The Whistler Sliding Centre

 Men’s Four-man Run 3, 1 p.m.
 Men’s Four-man Run 4, 2:15 p.m.

 Cross-Country Skiing
At Whistler Olympic Park

 Women’s 30Km Mass Start Classic, 11:45 a.m.

 Curling
At Vancouver Olympic Centre

 Men’s Bronze Medal, 9 a.m.
 Men’s Gold Medal, 3 p.m.

Figure Skating
At Pacific Coliseum

 Exhibition Gala, 4:30 p.m.

 Ice Hockey
Men
At Canada Hockey Place

 Bronze Medal, 7 p.m.

Snowboard
At Cypress Mountain

 Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom Qualification, 10 a.m.
 Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom Elimination Run, 10:34 a.m.
 Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom First Round, 12:15 p.m.
 Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom Quarterfinals, 12:51 p.m.
 Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom Semifinals, 1:13 p.m.
 Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom Finals, 1:27 p.m.

Speedskating
At Richmond Olympic Oval

 Women’s Team Pursuit Semifinals, 12:30 p.m.
 Men’s Team Pursuit D Final, 12:51 p.m.
 Men’s Team Pursuit C Final, 12:57 p.m.
 Women’s Team Pursuit D Final, 1:13 p.m.
 Women’s Team Pursuit C Final, 1:19 p.m.
 Men’s Team Pursuit B Final, 1:49 p.m.
 Men’s Team Pursuit A Final, 1:55 p.m.
 Women’s Team Pursuit B Final, 2:12 p.m.
 Women’s Team Pursuit A Final, 2:17 p.m.

ski like a girl will be following and hopefully watching the Men's Slalom.  (Fingers crossed that Justin.tv and EuroSports can hold on until Bode Miller and Ted Ligety ski!)  They are 16th and 17th in the first run line up.  If that doesn't work follow along HERE and join in on the facebook link (to the right of the event info) to make new friends from around the world, who are really into ski racing and just as annoyed as you that they don't have live coverage!  The peeps on facebook will come up with new live video links as they become available.  All (okay, some) of the excitement of ski racing without leaving your home!

xoxo,
ski girl
p.s.  Winter Games: Medal Count




Gold Silver Bronze Total 
1.  United States 13 13 34 
2.  Germany 11 27 
3.  Canada 10 21 

Friday, February 26, 2010

Canada's Bad Girl's of hockey vs. Scotty Lago



Canada's Women's Hockey team is in trouble for a champagne-swigging, cigar-smoking, gold medal celebration. Not to mentions the drunken Zamboni driving! Officials said that kind of behavior is common in Canada.  Really? Okay if this is common then bring back Scotty! 

Snowboarder, Scotty Lago was sent home after "racy" pictures of him were taken with his bronze medal on while wearing a Team USA t-shirt.  Someone snapped a photo of a woman kneeling below Lago's waist to kiss his medal. That picture, and another showing the medal in the woman's mouth while teammate Greg Bretz looks on, appeared on the TMZ Web site.

Check out the slide show of the Canadian Hockey Team as they party down on the ice HERE.  Click HERE if you want to check out Scotty's shots.

 If the  Canadians can party and stay at the Games then bring back Scotty Lago!

Scotty was in a T-shirt    vs.   The Hockey Team in full uniform
Random Girl had medal in her mouth   vs.  Hockey Team Girl's with medal in their mouth 
        Scotty was at an after party    vs.   Hockey Team on the Ice at Olympic Venue
Scotty's photos vs.  Hockey Team slide show

ski like a girl says let it go.  How can you hold the closing ceremony without Canada's Gold Medal winning Women's Hocky team?  And if the "bad girls" of Hockey can be there then shouldn't Scotty Lago be there too?
xoxo, 
ski girl









Lindsey Vonn is hurt but still competing in Ladies' Slalom



Lindsey Vonn broke her pinkie in this crash during her 1st GS run but that won't stop her from racing today.  Team doc's have  diagnosed her injury as a cracked proximal phalanx of the little finger.  This is at the base of the pinkie, where it connects to the hand. Do you ski?  Think about how you grip a ski pole.  Now think about Lindsey's injury..... Ouch!

What would you do if you broke your pinkie?

Go skiing?  What about competing?  Lindsey isn't known for letting injuries hold her back, think back to the "shin".   A broken pinkie will make it tough to grip a ski pole, but Lindsey has overcome this sort of thing before.  She raced the end of the season with her pole taped to her glove after slicing her thumb open on a champagne bottle last February.

lindsey vonn Just got off the training hill. SL training was OK, I still feel pretty beat up after my crash in GS yesterday. I was able to modify one of my gloves and make a brace for my right hand. It seemed to work without too much pain, so I will try and race tomorrow in the SL. Thanks for all of the support I appreciate it! xoxo LV

With duct tape, a mitten, a brace, some pain reliever, and that Lindsey Vonn grit, she will take to the hill today in the Ladies' Slalom.  Go Lindsey!  ski like a girl is cheering for you.  If you are anything like me and can't wait for NBC's coverage tonight then follow along HERE.

xoxo, 

ski girl

Friday's Winter Olympic Schedule

Friday's Winter Olympics schedule


Friday, February 26
All Times Pacific

Alpine Skiing
At Whistler Creekside

 Women’s Slalom First Run, 10 a.m.
 Women’s Slalom Second Run, 1:30 p.m.

 Biathlon
At Whistler Olympic Park

Men’s 4X7.5Km Relay, 11:30 a.m.

Bobsled
At The Whistler Sliding Centre

 Men’s Four-man Run 1, 1 p.m.
 Men’s Four-man Run 2, 2:30 p.m.

 Curling
At Vancouver Olympic Centre

Women’s Bronze Medal, 9 a.m.
 Women’s Gold Medal, 3 p.m.

 Ice Hockey
Men
At Canada Hockey Place

 Semifinal, Noon
 Semifinal, 6:30 p.m.

Short-Track Speedskating
At Pacific Coliseum

Men’s 500 Quarterfinals, 6 p.m.
 Women’s 1000 Quarterfinals, 6:14 p.m.
 Men’s 500 Semifinals, 6:45 p.m.
 Women’s 1000 Semifinals, 6:53 p.m.
 Men’s 500 Finals, 7:16 p.m.
 Women’s 1000 Finals, 7:26 p.m.
 Men’s 5000 Relay Finals, 7:52 p.m.

 Snowboard
At Cypress Mountain

 Women’s Parallel Giant Slalom Qualification, 10 a.m.
 Women’s Parallel Giant Slalom Elimination Run, 10:34 a.m.
 Women’s Parallel Giant Slalom First Round, 12:15 p.m.
 Women’s Parallel Giant Slalom Quarterfinals, 12:51 p.m.
 Women’s Parallel Giant Slalom Semifinals, 1:13 p.m.
 Women’s Parallel Giant Slalom Finals, 1:27 p.m.

 Speedskating
At Richmond Olympic Oval

 Men’s Team Pursuit Quarterfinals, 12:30 p.m.
 Women’s Team Pursuit Quarterfinals, 1:20 p.m.
 Men’s Team Pursuit Semifinals, 2:07 p.m.

ski like a girl will be watching the Ladies' Slalom.  Yes, Lindsey Vonn is hurt but she is racing!  The Women's  Parallel Giant Slalom should be awesome!  And Apolo Ohno is at it again tonight.
Ohno will skate in the 500 m and the 5,000 m team relay final, in what may be his final Olympic competitions.  You don't want to miss it!

xoxo,
ski girl
p.s.  Winter Games: Medal Count




Gold Silver Bronze Total 
1.  United States 12 12 32 
2.  Germany 11 26 
3.  Norway 19 

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xoxo, 
ski girl

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Julia Mancuso moves to 8th overall in GS



Julia Mancuso came back  from yesterday's unfortunate restart with today's third-fastest giant slalom run, moving up from 18th to eighth. Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg won gold.  With Tina Maze of Slovenia taking silver and  Austria's Elisabeth Goergl the bronze.



 
NBC Olympics is interviewing Julia Mancuso shortly. Have a question for her? Ask HERE.

What’s in store today for Team USA

Now that the Giant Slalom is over I need to decide what to do with the rest of my day.  Here's what Team USA is up to:

  • Four-time Olympians Angela Ruggiero (Simi Valley, Calif.) and Jenny Potter (Edina, Minn.) lead the U.S. Women’s Hockey Team into the gold medal game against Canada Thursday at Canada Hockey Place.
  • Men’s aerial finals include a pair of Olympic veterans, Jeret “Speedy” Peterson (Boise, Idaho) and Ryan St. Onge (Winter Park, Colo.), who will jump for medals on Cypress Mountain.
  • Rachael Flatt (Del Mar, Calif.) and Mirai Nagasu (Arcadia, Calif.), who currently sit fifth and sixth respectively, will look to pull up to the podium when they compete in the ladies free skate at the Pacific Coliseum.
  • The women’s cross country and men’s nordic combined teams will also vie for medals at Whistler Olympic Park.
To find out about upcoming events and results click here.

Olympics: Judging Fashion over Form





Norway's curling team pants have over 6,000 facebook fans. There's a second fan page with another 6,000 fans.  The pants, not the team.  I'm a fan.  Are you?





Team USA Snowboarding pants.  Nirvana on tour?  I like them. Casual is in.

Julia Mancuso is called an under dressed prom queen.  I  love Julia's Tiara, every ski girl should have one. 






What do you think of the Olympic fashion?

xoxo,
ski girl

Julia Mancuso's GS Times: Can she hold on to 3rd?!



 
Int 1
Int 2
Int 3
Finish
Run 1
Time (Diff)
18.63 (-0.04)   
39.13 (+0.40)   
56.33 (+0.84)   
1:16.42 (+1.30)   

 
Int 1
Int 2
Int 3
Finish
Run 2
Time (Diff)
17.71 (+0.30)   
37.37 (+0.63)   
52.13 (+0.20)   
1:11.24 (+0.09)      

Ladies' GS 2nd run on EuroSport Live

I have no idea what the announcer is saying but maybe you are more bilingual than me.  Click HERE right now to watch the Ladies Giant Slalom 2nd run live!!!!!

Lindsey Vonn & Julia Mancoso, frienemies?


A lot is being made of Julia Mancuso and Lindsey Vonn's relationship.  Teammates, friends, former friends, frienemies, out right rivals, which is it?

JuliaMancuso on twitter:

"been hearing lots of people thinking I'm mad at Lindsey for crashing... thats just ridiculous! bummed about the situation...not Lindsey"




Julia Mancuso from  facebook:

"I just want to share with everyone a little insight on the story about mine and Lindsey's relationship. Here is a profile where Lindsey says "We're friendly, but not friends" and you know what?? I don't really care, Lindsey doesn't really care.. I know I can speak for us both when I say we are both stoked when there... is an American on the podium, no matter who that is. Of course we both want to win.. but the truth is, everyone else seems to be more concerned about how we get along than we even think about it. We are all out there to ski fast and have fun. So save the drama for your mama!"

Frienemies:  a blurred friendship; a friend and a rival or enemy.  Julia and Lindsey, frienemies?  Do we care?  Not really. I'm with Julia leave the drama behind and focus on the skiing. They are both incredible skiers.  Shouldn't the focus be on that? This isn't The Real World Whistler it's the Olympics. Sorry about that broken finger Lindsey. Good luck today Jules! 

xoxo,
ski girl

Julia Mancuso talks GS & ...

Were you following the Ladies GS yesterday?  You should have been.  A combination of bad weather and the luck of the draw lead media to speculate that Lindsey Vonn's crash in the GS ruined Julia Mancuso's chances for Gold.  Julia is the Gold medal winner of the 2006 Ladies Giant Slalom.  Yesterday's mishap has her heading into the 2nd run 18th.






From Julia Mancuso's twitter following her second run down the GS course:


"that yellow flag in the GS was such... I just want to scream. I'm really miffed. Anyway, gotta take that energy and focus it for 2nd run."

It has since been removed from twitter due to some IOC violation.  No talking smack about course officials?  There was a rumor yesterday that a fine may be levied.  I don't see a problem with the tweet. Do you?


Julia Mancuso on facebook:
"1/2 of the race done. tomorrow morning 2nd run... I know thats strange... but i guess thats what is happening here cause the weather! I'm in 18th. only 1.3 out, anything is possible.. bummed about the yellow flag this morning, just watched my (2nd) run.. ran out of steam.. imagine running a 400 meter sprint, and them missing your time and making you run it again after 5 minutes... not easy."

This facebook note is okay by IOC rules?  An athlete can be bummed about a yellow flag but not say a yellow flag was such ...?   What does ... actually mean? 

I know what I think it means but I'll just leave it at ...
Leave your thoughts about ... in the comments. 

xoxo,
ski girl

Thursday's Winter Olympic Schedule

Thursday's Winter Olympics Schedule

Thursday, February 25
All Times Pacific


Giant Slalom (rescheduled from 2/24)
At Whistler Creekside
Ladies' 2nd run, 9:30 a.m.

Cross-Country Skiing
At Whistler Olympic Park

Women’s 4X5Km Relay Classic/Free, 11 a.m.

 Curling
At Vancouver Olympic Centre

 Women’s Semifinals, 9 a.m.
 Men’s Semifinals, 2 p.m.

 Figure Skating
At Pacific Coliseum

Women’s free program, 5 p.m.

 Freestyle Skiing
At Cypress Mountain

  Men’s Aerials, Final-Jump 1, 6 p.m.
 Men’s Aerials, Final-Jump 2, 6:28 p.m.


Ice Hockey
Women
At Canada Hockey Place

 Bronze Medal, 11 a.m.
 Gold Medal, 3:30 p.m

 Nordic Combined
At Whistler Olympic Park

 Individual jump (large hill), 10 a.m.
 Individual 10Km, 1 p.m.

Julia Mancuso from facebook 

"Run #2 at 930. These 2010 Olympics are almost done for me. This last run is for CR Johnson. Gonna rip it for you!!! CR was in Salt Lake City at my first Olympics, cheering for me. I know your here now and with everyone when they ski and push their limits. RIP."

Julia is heading into the second run 18th after yesterday's drama and disappointment.  She finished 1.3 seconds behind race leader Elisabeth Goergl of Austria. That's a lot of time to make up on the second run but not impossible.  Elizabeth took the bronze in the Ladies' Downhill on February 17th, to Julia's silver medal.

ski like a girl is cheering for you Julia!  I'm looking forward to you rockin' the podium in your tiara once again.  Click HERE to follow along or wait 10 plus hours for NBC's coverage tonight.  Your choice.  You know what I'll be doing.

xoxo, 

ski girl

p.s.  Winter Games: Medal Count




Gold Silver Bronze Total 
1.  United States 12 28 
2.  Germany 10 24 
3.  Norway 18 




Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Has Lindsey Vonn lived up to expectations?



Yahoo! Sports Alpine ski analyst Bryon Friedman gives his strong opinions on the topic.

Exclusive: U.S. women's ski team condo tour




U.S. Alpine skier Sarah Schleper takes our cameras on an inside tour of the living quarters of some Alpine skiers in Whistler Village.

Inside condo of US skiers Julia Mancuso & Sarah Schleper. Check it out!   Anyone up for an ice bath?

Lacy Schnoor one of MSN's Hottest Olympians

Check out Lacy's Sports Illustrated photo shoot.  And more importantly watch her compete tonight in the Women's Aerials competition at Cyprus Mountain.

She may not win tonight but MSN has included her in their Hottest Female Olympians.

Emily Cook on NBC's Today Show



Emily Cook is the United States' best hope of winning Olympic gold tonight in the freestyle aerials final, but it has been anything but easy for her to get to this point. Back on New Year's Eve in 2002, Cook qualified for the Games in Salt Lake City, but soon after, she suffered serious injuries in both her feet and she missed the 2002 Games and couldn't compete on the World Cup circuit for three years. But now she's back and healthy, and ready to win. Check her out on NBC's "The Today Show," and make sure to cheer her on tonight!

3 from US Freestyle Team at Women's Aerials Finals Tonight

Lacy Schnoor

Emily Cook (Belmont, Mass.), Lacy Schnoor (Draper, Utah) and 16-year-old Ashley Caldwell (Hamilton, Va.) have qualified for the finals in the Women’s Aerials competition, tonight at 7:30 p.m. PST.

If NBC started coverage of the Aerials during the Olympic Zone at 7:30 it would almost be live.  Imagine that....   Follow along HERE because we know that isn't going to happen.


xoxo, 
ski girl

News from the team doc about Lindsey


Lindsey Vonn has a non-displaced fracture of the proximal phalanx of the small finger on her right hand.  A decision whether she will take part in Friday’s slalom has not been made. 

Information from Dr. Jim Moeller, chief medical officer US Olympic Team.
For more information on Team USA at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, visit http://pressbox.teamusa.org.

Julia Mancuso on Ellen today!

 

US Olympic Medalist Julia Mancuso Talks to Ellen

Ellen talked via satellite to three-time US Olympic medalist Julia Mancuso about her wins so far, and her upcoming event. Julia opened up about what keeps her motivated and the honor of representing her country.






Drama on the GS course at Whistler


Lindsey Vonn crashes on the GS coarse this morning in Whistler.  Julia Mancusco was the next in the gates to ski. Due to weather conditions the skiers were starting one minute apart.

Julia was forced to stop and restart the race because Lindsey was still on the side of the course. Julia, the defending champion, then had to make her way back up to the top of the course for a later start.  She finished 18th after her first run..

From Julia Mancuso's twitter:

"that yellow flag in the GS was such... I just want to scream. I'm really miffed. Anyway, gotta take that energy and focus it for 2nd run."

Vonn said she felt terrible for her teammate.
"She's mad. She's frustrated. She's probably mad at me," Vonn said of her teammate. "I feel terrible, and I hope she understands. I definitely didn't want that to happen."


Stay focused Julia!  ski like a girl is rooting for you.

xoxo, 
ski girl

Lindsey Vonn on The Colbert Report

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
America's Olympic Wins - Lindsey Vonn
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorSkate Expectations

Wednesday's Winter Olympics Schedule

Wednesday's Winter Olympics Schedule

Wednesday, February 24

All Times Pacific


Alpine Skiing
At Whistler Creekside
Women’s Giant Slalom First Run, 10 a.m.
Women’s Giant Slalom Second Run, 1:15 p.m.

Bobsled
Women’s Run 3, 5 p.m.
Women’s Run 4, 6 p.m.

Cross-Country Skiing
At Whistler Olympic Park
Men’s 4X10Km Relay Classic/Free, 11:15 a.m.

Curling
At Vancouver Olympic Centre
Men’s and Women’s Tiebreaker Games (if necessary), 9 a.m.
Men’s and Women’s Tiebreaker Games (if necessary), 2 p.m.
Men’s and Women’s Tiebreaker Games (if necessary), 7 p.m.

Freestyle Skiing
At Cypress Mountain
Women’s Aerials Final-Jump 1, 7:30 p.m.
Women’s Aerials Final-Jump 2, 7:58 p.m.

Ice Hockey
Men
At Canada Hockey Place
Quarterfinal, Noon
Quarterfinal, 4:30 p.m.
Quarterfinal, 9 p.m.
At UBC Thunderbird Arena
Quarterfinal, 7 p.m.

Short-Track Speedskating
At Pacific Coliseum
Women’s 1,000 Preliminary Heats, 5 p.m.
Men’s 500 Preliminary Heats, 5:47 p.m.
Women’s 3,000 Relay Finals, 6:26 p.m.

Speedskating
At Richmond Olympic Oval
Women’s 5,000, 1 p.m.

ski like a girl  will be watching Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso in the  Women's GSDid you know Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso are tied in FIS GS rankings going into today's race? What do you think will happen? 


xoxo, 
ski girl

p.s.  Winter Games: Medal Count




Gold Silver Bronze Total 
1.  United States 10 26 
2.  Germany 23 
3.  Norway 17 

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Julia Mancuso pulls out of Friday's Slalom

Julia Mancuso pulls out of Friday's Winter Olympics Slalom  (The Ski Channel)

 

 

Julia Mancuso, sitting pretty with two silver medals, has opted out of Friday's Winter Olympics slalom.  Mancuso will be defending her giant slalom gold medal on Wednesday.

Visit link:  Julia Mancuso savors silvers, to sit out slalom (The Ski Channel)

US Ski Team on the Cover of Sports Illustrated



Another Sports Illustrated cover for Team USA!  Check out Julia Mancuso, Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller, and Andrew Weibrecht!


Nice display of  the hardware there!  That's 8 of USA's 25 medals in one picture.

xoxo,
ski girl

Ted Ligety 8th after morning run in GS



Run 2 of the GS starts at 1pm. Follow along HERE.

One on one with Lindsey Vonn


Check out more videos with Lindsey and other US Ski Team athletes HERE.

No Medal today for Bode Miller



In today's Giant Slalom at Whistler Creekside, Bode Miller arm-hooks gate panel & skis out.  He is out of the running for a five for five medal streak in the Winter Games. Bode will have another chance to podium in Saturday's Slalom. 

USA Ski Team member Ted Ligety is 8th after the first run.   Go Ted!  21-year-old, Tommy Ford earns a second run, and sits in 26th position. Tommy is on his way to becoming USA's next great ski racer.  Follow along HERE.

By the way, Canada's TV coverage may be just as bad as NBC's.  Found this on twitter, "Best thing heard on CTV coverage: "We ran out of time to show you the Bode Miller race because of all the exciting curling action."  

xoxo,
ski girl


 

Langely McNeal's Ski Cross Challenge | Skiing Magazine

Langely McNeal's Ski Cross Challenge

Enter for a chance to win a trip to Whistler at the end of the game! ONE GRAND PRIZE: Trip for two (2) to Whistler, B.C. during the 2010/2011 ski season: Three days of skiing, totaling six (6) full-day lift tickets, lodging: One room sleeps two (2) for three (3) nights, and domestic airfare for two (2). CONTEST ENDS: 11:59 PM (ET) on February 28, 2010

Langely McNeal's Ski Cross Challenge | Skiing Magazine


I was really bad at the game but I still got to enter the contest for the trip to Whistler! No penalty for being bad. Give it a try.

xoxo,
ski girl

Juila Mancuso Rippin' It on ESPN's Sweat Spot



Olympic skier, Julia Mancuso cross trains on Maui with stand up paddle boarding.

“I feel like everything I do contributes to my ski racing. Whether it’s surfing in Hawaii, exercising in a gym or letting my creative side out in some fun way, it’s all part of it... I love to free ski, I love being let loose.”

Jim Tracy, the head women's coach, said he would not mind if Mancuso did not spend her summers in Hawaii.

“Hawaii is a great place,” he said. “I’m not sure if it’s the best training ground for a ski racer.”

I don't know about that Jim, training in Hawaii seems to be working for Julia!  ski like a girl wants to get a stand up paddle board. I tried one out over Thanksgiving at Waialea Bay, on the Big Island.  It was fun.  I'm all about cross training and spending my summers in Hawaii!  Maybe I can train with Julia?!


In an interview with Rizzosports Julia says:

"I  just love that I can do whatever it is I desire on Maui and not have too many obligations. Yes, I need to sacrifice and hit the gym at a certain time, but other than that I choose what I want to do and when I want to do it. Are there waves? I’ll go surf. Is there wind? I’ll go kite surf. Is it a beautiful day for a bike ride? I’ll do that. Living from inspiration to inspiration, now that’s living and that’s the best part of my summer.

Sounds great to me!  Three time medalist, Julia has one more chances to podium this week in the Ladies' Giant Slalom.  Go Jules!

xoxo,
ski girl
p.s.  Oooh I just found this...maybe I really can work out with Julia!!!!!  She and her trainers, Scott Sanchez and Stephan Boeker are planning a 9 week online and telephone consulting Gold Maximum Performance Training Program that will culminate in a 10 day Maui intensive life-changing camp. They’re looking to gear this program towards the aspiring amateur athlete, the competitive athlete looking for the ultimate edge, the master class athlete and the person who is looking to change her life around in profound new ways. Stay tuned by signing up to Julia's newsletter on her website http://juliamancuso.com 

Tuesday's Winter Olympic Schedule

Winter Olympic Schedule

Tuesday, February 23
All Times Pacific

Alpine Skiing
At Whistler Creekside

 Men’s Giant Slalom First Run, 10 a.m.
 Men’s Giant Slalom Second Run, 1:45 p.m.

Biathlon
At Whistler Olympic Park

 Women’s 4X6Km Relay, 11:30 a.m.

Bobsled
At The Whistler Sliding Centre

Women’s Run 1, 5 p.m.
 Women’s Run 2, 6 p.m.

Curling
At Vancouver Olympic Centre
Women

Japan vs. Sweden, 9 a.m.
 Switzerland vs. Germany, 9 a.m.
 United States vs. China, 9 a.m.
 Canada vs. Britain, 9 a.m.
 Men China vs. Canada, 2 p.m.
 Sweden vs. Denmark, 2 p.m.
 Britain vs. Norway, 2 p.m.
 Switzerland vs. France, 2 p.m.
Women Switzerland vs. United States, 7 p.m.
 Canada vs. Russia, 7 p.m.
 Japan vs. Denmark, 7 p.m.
 Sweden vs. Germany, 7 p.m.

Figure Skating
At Pacific Coliseum

Women’s short program, 4:30 p.m.

Freestyle Skiing
At Cypress Mountain

Women’s Ski Cross Qualification, 10:30 a.m.
 Women’s Ski Cross First Round, 1 p.m.
 Women’s Ski Cross Quarterfinals, 1:33 p.m.
 Women’s Ski Cross Semifinals, 1:52 p.m.
 Women’s Ski Cross Final, 2:03 p.m.

Ice Hockey
Men
At Canada Hockey Place

 Classification, Noon
 Quarterfinal classification, 4:30 p.m.
 Quarterfinal classification, 9 p.m.
At UBC Thunderbird Arena
 Classification, 7 p.m.

Nordic Combined
At Whistler Olympic Park

 Team jump, 10 a.m.
 Team 4X5Km relay, 1 p.m.

Speedskating
At Richmond Olympic Oval

 Men’s 10,000, 11 a.m.


Today ski like a girl is all about Ladies' Ski Cross and the Men's  GS!  Go Bode!  Miller's first Olympic gold in the Super-Combined was the United States' eighth medal (two gold, three silver, three bronze) out of a possible 18 from six alpine disciplines raced so far.

Can Team USA add to it's medal count today?

I think so.  Today, USA has another chance to add to the medal count when skiers Ted Ligety and Bode Miller compete in the Men's Giant Slalom at Whistler Creekside.  The Men's GS is a race where each skier make two runs down two different courses on the same slope.  This could be another big day for the U.S. skiers.  Miller has been the star of the Games, with a gold in super-combined, a silver in super-G and a bronze in the downhill.  He has a chance at an unprecedented 4th medal today (plus his two silver medals from Salt Lake City).  Ted Ligety  is the current World Cup leader in the GS.  Things are looking good for USA!

What will you be watching today?

xoxo,
ski girl
p.s.  Winter Games: Medal Count




Gold Silver Bronze Total 
1.  United States 10 25 
2.  Germany 21 
3.  Norway 14 

Monday, February 22, 2010

Shaun White talks tricks



Shaun White talks with Kelsey Hubbard about his gold medal win at the Winter Olympics, building his own halfpipe, and why  his innovative Double McTwist 1260 won't be the last new trick.

Shaun will be 27 in 2014.  Sochi!!!!!

xoxo,
ski girl

ski like a girl and lululemon's Be Ready for Anything Challenge Day #22

lululemon's be ready for anything challenge
Day #22

Challenge #22: Hold downward dog for 5 minutes!  on Twitpic

Challenge #22: Hold downward dog for 5 minutes!

ski like a girl is going to do this.  I'll be the first to admit I lost focus of this challenge for a few days.  Okay, it was a whole week but I was busy watching the Olympics.  Maybe not the best excuse, it's just what happened.  So now I'm back on track and groovin' in my down dog.  This may be a bit tough on my shoulder but I'm gonna give it a try.

How long can you hold down dog? Click HERE for yoga journal's wonderful step by step guide to getting the most from your down dog.

xoxo,
ski girl

Julia Mancuso at the US SKI Team SI shoot

SI shoot! on Twitpic

Julia Mancuso flashing her bling at the Sports Illustrated photo shoot today in Whistler.   Go USA!!!!!!

ski like a girl says the US Ski Team Rocks!



Bode Miller talking about his gold medal win at the Men's Super-Combined.

Other US Ski Team news:




 Julia Mancuso on facebook:

"Nice day off, early morning again... to get ready for the cover shot of SI. because our ski team kicks ass! Then GS training. then taping live for Ellen. busy as a bee!"




Check out this week's shows on Ellen.  Let me know if you can figure out when this is airing.  Can't wait to see it!

xoxo,
ski girl

Monday's Winter Olympic Schedule

Monday's Winter Olympic Schedule
February 22, 2010 


All Times Pacific

Cross-Country Skiing
At Whistler Olympic Park

 Women’s Team Sprint Free, Semifinal 1, 10:45 a.m.
 Women’s Team Sprint Free, Semifinal 2, 11:10 a.m.
 Men’s Team Sprint Free, Semifinal 1, 11:35 a.m.
 Men’s Team Sprint Free, Semifinal 2, Noon
 Women’s Team Sprint Free, Final, 1 p.m.
 Men’s Team Sprint Free, Final, 1:25 p.m.

Curling
At Vancouver Olympic Centre
Men

 France vs. Norway, 9 a.m.
 Canada vs. United States, 9 a.m.
 Germany vs. China, 9 a.m.
 Switzerland vs. Sweden, 9 a.m.
Women
 Russia vs. China, 2 p.m.
 Japan vs. Switzerland, 2 p.m.
 Sweden vs. Canada, 2 p.m.
 Britain vs. Denmark, 2 p.m.
 Men
 Germany vs. Britain, 7 p.m.
 France vs. Denmark, 7 p.m.
 China vs. United States, 7 p.m.

Figure Skating
At Pacific Coliseum

Ice Dance, free dance, 4:45 p.m.

Freestyle Skiing
At Cypress Mountain

 Men’s Aerials First Qualifying Jump, 6 p.m.
 Men’s Aerials Second Qualifying Jump, 6:50 p.m.

Ice Hockey
Women
At Canada Hockey Place

 Semifinal, Noon
 Semifinal, 5 p.m.
At UBC Thunderbird Arena
 Seventh Place, 2:30 p.m.
 Fifth Place, 7 p.m.

Ski Jump
At Whistler Olympic Park

 Team First Round, 10 a.m.
 Team Final Round, 10:45 a.m.

ski like a girl will be watching the Men's Freestyle Aerials.  I'm sad that Argentina's Clyde Getty isn't allowed to compete.  What's up with that IOC?  Watch for Team USA's Scotty Bahrke. He's Shannon Bahrke's little brother. Shannon won Bronze in the women's Moguls. Click HERE to follow along with the Aeriel Qualifications today.

A big congrats to Bode Miller for yesterday's Gold in the Men's Super-Combined.  Yeah, Bode!

xoxo,
ski girl

p.s. Winter Games:  Medal Count





Gold Silver Bronze Total 
1.  United States 10 24 
2.  Germany 18 
3.  Norway 12 

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunday's Winter Olympics Schedule

Sunday's Winter Olympics schedule

Sunday, Feb. 21
All times Pacific

Alpine Skiing
At Whistler Creekside

Men’s Super Combined (downhill), 10 a.m.
Men’s Super Combined (slalom), 1:30 p.m.

At Whistler Olympic Park
 Men’s 15Km Mass, 10:45 a.m.
 Women’s 12.5m Mass, 1 p.m.


Bobsled
At The Whistler Sliding Centre

 Men’s Two-man Run 3, 1:30 p.m.
 Men’s Two-man Run 4, 2:45 p.m.

Curling
At Vancouver Olympic Centre
Women

 Britain vs. Switzerland, 9 a.m.
 Germany vs. Denmark, 9 a.m.
 Canada vs. United States, 9 a.m.
 Russia vs. Japan, 9 a.m.
 Men
 United States vs. Britain, 2 p.m.
 Norway vs. Sweden, 2 p.m.
 Switzerland vs. Canada, 2 p.m.
 Denmark vs. Germany, 2 p.m.
 Women
 China vs. Canada, 7 p.m.
 Japan vs. Germany, 7 p.m.
 United States vs. Sweden, 7 p.m.

Figure Skating
At Pacific Coliseum

Ice Dance, original dance, 4:15 p.m.

Freestyle Skiing
At Cypress Mountain

 Men’s Ski Cross Qualification, 9:15 a.m.
 Men’s Ski Cross First Round, 12:15 p.m.
 Men’s Ski Cross Quarterfinals, 12:48 p.m.
 Men’s Ski Cross Semifinals, 1:07 p.m.
 Men’s Ski Cross Finals, 1:18 p.m.

Ice Hockey
Men
At Canada Hockey Place

 Russia vs. Czech Republic, Noon
 Canada vs. United States, 4:40 p.m.
 Sweden vs. Finland, 9 p.m.

Speedskating
At Richmond Olympic Oval

 Women’s 1500, 3 p.m.

ski like a girl will be following the Men's Ski Cross  and the Men's Super CombinedBode Miller's perfect race is to win both the Downhill and Slalom portions of the super combi.

"It's been a goal of mine since I was a little kid to win a combined where I won the downhill and I won the slalom. I just think that is the overall measure of an overall skier." 


 Good luck Bode!  

What will you be watching? Leave a message in the comments.

xoxo,
ski girl
p.s.  Winter Games Medal Count



Gold Silver Bronze Total 
1.  United States 10 23 
2.  Germany 14 
3.  Norway 11