Get Your Winter Sports Fun While You Can

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You might be a person that likes the summer more because there are more sports to do in the summer. That makes sense. But did you know there are so many awesome winter sports you can also do? Well, obviously you knew that already, but has anyone reminded you to go out and get some winter sports fun while you can this winter? I didn’t think so.

If you don’t live near the snow but always wanted to try snowboarding, sledding or skiing, then why not have a winter holiday in Vancouver or Seattle where many skiing resorts riddle the mountaintops?

My message here today is you don’t have to wait for the weather to get nice before getting back to sports. Even if you don’t like the snow, there are still many indoor arenas around to practice and play, but yeah I get it–nothing beats playing sports outside in the sun.

Well until summer is back and we can have audiences in the NHL again, I remind you that winter is still the season for sporting fun!

Thanks to Landscaping Winnipeg Pros


Today we’re giving a shot out to Landscaping Winnipeg Pros of Winnipeg, MB, Canada for their amazing work with our new soccer field. Grass turf installation is a major service needed by many sports arenas, stadiums and fields to upkeep the health of the grass to have a quality field for playing sports on. That’s where our friendly Winnipeg landscaping companies comes into play.

We’re hoping 2021 will be a great year for sports as we look to move ahead from the lull we had in 2020. Now that we have our soccer field ready and professionally turfed by a landscaping company, we can get back to soccer practice for the tournaments this summer. We couldn’t be better set or more excited for this.

So once again, thank you Landscaping Winnipeg Pros! You guys rock and do a quality job well done. If you also need landscaper services near Winnipeg then call this amazing company at (204) 900-8725. They’ll get your landscape looking wonderful.

Staying Active in the New Year

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I know it’s winter because 2021 just started but there’s still ways to stay active and stay warm in the process. 5 things I’m doing to keep active in the new year so far are:

  1. Going for walks everyday
  2. Hiking on the weekend
  3. Push ups and sit ups in the morning
  4. Gym with the friend on Wednesdays
  5. Sports 3 times a week

I don’t play sports as often as I used to but I do other things to remain active in the new year too. Among these things I also take the elevator less and don’t drive when I don’t have to.

It’s great to stay active and I hope this inspired you to stay active too.

Good news: Are you excited for NHL hockey to be back in a few days?

Be a Good Sport this Christmas

After 2020 we have to come to grips with knowing that it won’t be every year that we get to see our missed loved ones. In years like this, the best we can do is see our family and friends over Skype. But I’m not here to let that get you down. I’m here today with a friendly holiday reminder to remain a good sport. By being a good sport this Christmas, despite how difficult things are, means you’re making this season better for everyone near you, not just yourself.

We may not be able to practice good sportsmanship on the pitch right now, but we can be a good sport during the holidays, to help people around us feel that holiday cheer. With what the pandemic did to our economy, it’s easy to mope around and complain. But however strong your urge to be negative is, we must be the positive force others need this time of year.

So can you do this for me? For my Christmas gift all I want is for you to be a good sport. Thank you so much.

On the NHL being Cancelled due to COVID-19, my thoughts

I bet you hear a lot of complaining about this in social media. Yes, the NHL 2020 season was postponed to help in the fight against the corona virus spreading. Here at we are sad. We are sports fans who love watching sports but we aren’t going to do any complaining here. In fact, we think the NHL (National Hockey League) did the right thing. All the schools shutting down and the sports pausing for us shows a civilization working together. If we can lessen this bug from spreading to the elderly, its the younger generation’s responsibility. COVID-19 is more infectious than most flues or cold bugs and if one person in an NHL game had it then most people in the stadium would be at risk, and the virus could spread to old folks’ homes within days. Schools are even riskier.

Those are my thoughts, and my colleagues agree. We’re going to do the right, manly thing and isolate ourselves if we catch the bug. This isn’t a slight matter. NHL will be back soon enough and as men we’re willing to take this sacrifice in order to save lives!

Calgary Appliance Repair Technician Moves to Vancouver to Cheer for the Canucks in the NHL

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This is a story of our new favorite hero, Gary Jones.

Earlier today we gave a quick shot out to the Vancouver Canucks, and now we want to extent that celebration with a breaking news story from Calgary we think other fans of the Canucks might find humorous.

This is a true story that just came in from a friend of ours. One Gary Jones, after being disappointed by the Calgary Flames and being invited to take care of his aging grandparents in their Vancouver home, decided to make the move the British Columbia. This decision, however, was a lot harder than it sounds thus far. Let’s take it from the beginning.


Gary Jones, an African Canadian who’s been a Flames fan for as long as he can remember, never played sports himself much but always loved watching them on the television, especially hockey in the NHL. He grew up in Calgary, Alberta doing appliance repair services and that fact alone would make it hard for anyone to move away to a foreign land, at least I would like to think, having grown up in a homeland myself. But Gary Jones has a strong heart and when his aging grandparents said they could really use an energetic young man to help around their home, he just had to consider. He had visited his grandparents’ home before, and knew well it was no ordinary home. Now, after making the mentally difficult move, he enjoys a luxury suite in the basement with many windows that look out to several acres of forest with a miniature lake all to himself (his grandparents are too old to use the lake anymore).

The fact that his grandparents needed help made the move a lot easier, and so did the fact that he now supports the Vancouver Canucks and they’re doing so well in the NHL this year. But these are the factors that made the move very difficult:

  1. He couldn’t find work as an appliance repair technician in Vancouver BC until well after he moved there, and the fear of having no work really made him consider never moving.
  2. The appliance repair Calgary company he had been working for already had just given him a major Christmas bonus and was about to give him a raise and a promotion! Such an opportunity was hard to leave behind, but he managed.
  3. He had a lot of personal belongings that were heavy and expensive to move, but after some negotiation his grandparents decided to advance him the money needed to move all his stuff from Calgary to Vancouver because they were planning to give him a good sum of money for helping them around the house anyways.

Nonetheless, despite the odds, Gary Jones made the big move and now you can find him today attending every Canucks game cheering his face off. We here at Skifriscosports celebrate this hero because he did what others are too ashamed to do. Arguably it takes honor to support your home team even after you move, but we argue it takes even more courage to openly announce your betrayal. Not to say that Gary Jones is a traitor for switching from a Flames fan to a Canucks fan… We, as avid Canucks fans ourselves, prefer the term “convert.”

We hope this article was as much as a joy for you to read as it was for us to write, and if you too are out there right now cheering for the Canucks than we cheer for you!

Quick shot out to the Vancouver Canucks! You can make the Playoffs in 2020!

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The city of Vancouver BC isn’t a new subject to us, neither are sports, of course, and so today, after being highly impressed with the Vancouver Canucks in the NHL (National Hockey League) we want to give a quick shot out to our favorite hockey team…


This amazing hockey team has one the best chances of winning the playoffs since 2011, and we can’t wait to see Pettersson, Miller, Markstrom, Edler, Stecher, Beagle, Roussell, Boeser, Hughes and all the other superstars on the Canucks prove what they got brewing inside in the finals, especially after watching them waste the Bruins 9 to 3 recently.

One last time, join us in a cheer for our favorite hockey team: GO GO GO CANUCKS!!!!

How Can Repaired Appliances Help Your Sports Team?

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After watching a sport movie the other night I learned something amazing, something that benefited my friend’s sport team immensely. The movie showed a sports team that had a broken fridge in the gym they liked to meet in. And since the fridge was broken no one got to have cold beverages, besides tap water that was the default cold temperature. Someone asked how better they’d be able to perform if the fridge was fixed but it never was. The movie covered this in quick passing but I had to pause it to really think…

“How could a repaired fridge benefit this sports team?” I thought.

Then after thinking long enough I remembered by friend’s hockey team had a water cooler that didn’t work for cold water because the refrigeration element was broken. The water only ever comes out at room temperature. As an experiment I offered to pay to have the water cooler fixed by a professional appliance repair company because no one else wanted to pay for.

To make a long story short, the working water cooler increased the team’s performance by at least 18%. I judged this on how much they scored in the last season compared to history, and they scored 18% more! I really believe it had to do with the working appliance, and so do most of the hockey players because they get to practice with ice-cold water now and they’re more inclined to practice harder.

So if your sports team could use an 18% increase in performance, consider repairing some of the broken appliances they could be using. Even if it seems like it’s just a luxury they don’t really need, because it’s those luxuries like a working microwave for a lunch, a dishwasher that works properly and so on that make those small differences resulting in a better sports team!

So good luck! And check out our blog for more cool posts.

Finally Getting Interested in Sports at a Late Age!

It’s assumed that older people who love a certain sport, whether they practice or just watch it, have always loved sports. But this isn’t true. Occasionally older people slowly fall in love with something they never expected to,  and a sport can be that thing.

So if you find that this is the case for you, you’re not alone. I know several old papas who grew up as tech nerds and now they’re suddenly addicted to watching football. It’s funny because they clearly remember making fun of sports in college.

I love sports and skying, which is why my blog has the name it does, but as you already know I don’t limit my content to that. For me I never thought I would get into blogging when I first heard about it. It’s the same way one of my uncles never thought he’d like UFC when it first came out. But now he can’t miss a fight.

This is a funny topic to ponder and write about. I believe that people can lose interest in a sport over time as well. I know this happens for a lot of golfers. And of course at a certain age any sport is out of the question. I just find it really funny when the one guy you knew in college is an all out scrawny comic book reader and then 30 years later he’s a jacked up athlete. I think it’s a very positive transition, not that forgetting old habits is always a good thing. Some old habits are good, like reading comic books.

Anyways, I hope you learned something or at least had a chuckle. Thanks for reading and depending on how busy I get I might post more frequently.

Is the “Family Room” the Kitchen or the Living Room in Your House? A Blog Post About Home Appliances

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Guest Post by Kimberly Bouchamp:

If you live on a farm and your grandma plays the banjo than perhaps the front patio is your family room.

The reason I ask this question is because you can learn a lot about the personalities of a family by noting which room they spend more time in. Not all houses have a “dining room,” but the families who do tend to be more upper-class and hold more white collar careers, as they set the table and convene like families on TV.

Most families I know spend a lot of time in the kitchen, and I use the word “family” fairly loosely as sometimes you can consider your student roommates your family. People who drink alcohol and have lower etiquette standards find themselves in the kitchen where all the resources lie. And families who don’t cook conventional meals but instead allow each family member to make their own separate dinner may coalesce in the kitchen while things are taking place.

My family spends a lot of time in the kitchen, which says a lot about them. I kind of wish we had proper dinners at the table but everyone seems to eat in their room, each watching a different Netflix show as they do so. While in the kitchen we’re fighting over appliances. Mom will hog the oven as she does her baking. My brother will hog the microwave and toaster as he cooks his frozen food. My sister will always crowd around the fridge and the blender because she loves to make fruit smoothies and I’ll usually be at the stove top frying eggs and vegetables.

This kind of family kitchen dwelling can lead to problems sometimes. As we fight over who gets to use certain appliances at different times, we tend to overuse things and a lot of appliances break down. We’ve had to order appliance services from our favorite appliance repair mechanic on many occasions: My sister broke the fridge door once trying stuff all her ingredients where they didn’t fit, and my brother had to get our Panasonic microwave rewired when he accidentally hit 2 hours instead of 2 minutes while cooking noodles and then forgot about it. He’s fairly forgetful, playing mindless shooter video games all the time.

Our neighbors are the opposite of us. They keep their kitchen appliances in top-notch condition as you’ll never see anyone but the mother cooking as the father works late in his office. Their daughter sets the table and the their two sons usually play pool over beers in the basement as they wait for dinner to be ready. I kind of wish my family was more like them, but I’ve seen enough Disney movies to know it’s unwise to wish for a different family. I shouldn’t take what I have for granted.

I truly believe that if you live in a family that eats in the living room around the TV, you’ll have less lawyers and doctors as children, but at lease you won’t have mindless retailers like mine does. Eating in the living room isn’t as bad as eating in your own separate rooms, in my opinion, because at least you’re still eating together.

Perhaps you caught the common theme in all this: technology is driving family apart. To end this off I want to add a little more insight into domestic Canadian living by asking young parents to continue the family dinner tradition. To young girls like me who get jealous seeing families eat like normal people, the traditional set table seems to be a relic of the past that you only see in restaurants. Many people don’t even pay a thought to which room in the house they eat.

So if you’re having kids and want a healthy family, please, make the practice of eating at the dining table! Your children might complain in adolescence but as they get older and leave the house they’ll think back and be grateful to have this habit ingrained in their lives. Thank you!

If you’d like to submit a guest post, contact the blog admin. We love posts about home stuff like appliances and kitchen equipment. We’re specifically looking for a writer with expertise in appliance repair to write a post for us about the life of an appliance repair mechanic. Thank you!