I consider myself lucky to have gained experience in several industries and exposure to diverse people during the last 20+ years as a CPA in corporate finance. Driven and passionate, I loved helping business by leading initiates that created impactful changes. If I was honest with myself, my life was all about work. That changed after getting the opportunity to watch a figure skating competition when Vancouver was preparing for 2010 Winter Olympic. Watching the figure skaters, it reminded me of how much I enjoyed skating as a child and how when I was old enough to babysit, saved up enough money to pay for lessons for one season.
So with that memory I pulled out my skates that I had held on to all those years and went to the adult lunch time skate near my office. It was not like riding a bike. It took me three times out before I no longer needed to hold on to the side boards. I was having fun and kept with it and even invested in new figure skates, lessons and joined the local figure skating club. Each time out, with practice and perseverance, I was rewarded with improved skills, new friends and a skating family.
Once I found myself skating more, I wanted something different to wear than black leggings and fleece jackets. I scoured the internet and only found more of the same. Where were all the feminine, fun and flirty skirts and sweaters. I was able to piece together outfits, but with a lot of effort and some how they did not achieve the look I was hoping for. I decided if I can’t find what I want, I’ll just create my own line of adult figure skating practice wear that focuses on warmth, fit, functionality and quality.
Over Ice Apparel will aim to represent the values figure skating brought into my life: love for ourselves and one another, embracing joy, and the importance of friends and family. I look forward to sharing my Over Ice journey with you and how the joy figure skating has impacted my life in such a positive way. I would love to hear how skating has impacted you.
With love and warm regards,
CEO and Founder