Growing up, I can remember being glued to the television every other summer and winter to watch the Olympics on television. I remember being mesmerized by ice queens Michelle Kwan, Nancy Kerrigan and my forever favorite, Kristi Yamaguchi. These were the kind of athletes that inspired me to work (and play) hard. They’re also the kind of athletes I want my own children to look up to and aspire to be like.
That is why I was so excited when NBC reached out to me to get our family into the spirit this year by planning a fun and adventurous Winter Olympics-inspired family outing! Before the 2014 Olympics air on NBC this winter, we’re have some Olympic Adventures of our own. We started with some ‘trials’ at the local sledding hill where the kids got to practice some downhill luge (aka sledding). Even dad got in on the fun when he got air over a bump in the hill. Be sure to come back in January when we share our race to the finish line and see who takes home the gold, silver and bronze medals!
Until then, check out this Pinterest board I put together. It’s packed full of ideas for your Olympics Adventures at home. If snow is hard to come by where you live, there are still plenty of ways to join in on the fun. The Olympics themed BINGO game is my top pick. Also, check out the food ideas for your own little party.
For the first time ever, the 2014 Winter Olympics will kick-off February 6th on NBC, one night before the opening ceremonies, featuring new Olympic sport Snowboard Slopestyle! Will you be watching? What’s your favorite winter sport?
NBC has asked me to help promote the 2014 Winter Olympics. I am being compensated for my participation in the program but all opinions expressed in the post are my own and not those of NBC.