Enjoy a slice of our new site. Get the full apple soon.

It was back in 1998 (when I was a young person) that I first tried my hand at arctic sports. It was very rewarding and I excelled in the sport at the 1998 Arctic Winter Games. That was the first and last time I competed until I received a phone call this past January.

It was now12 years later, and I was being asked to perform and demonstrate arctic sports at the 2010 Paralympics in Vancouver, along with other participants from the Yukon and Northwest Territories. It was an amazing opportunity to showcase the North and a sport that I really enjoy.

Very few people know what the arctic sports are and where they originate. We demonstrated this northern sport for one week in the very popular Canada’s Northern House in downtown Vancouver to visitors from around the world.

The arctic sports are quite intriguing and compelling and they capture an audience’s attention. There are a variety of different events and games that were created to demonstrate one’s strength, agility, flexibility, endurance, and pain threshold while hunting and surviving out in the very cold and northern arctic. The events and games have been passed down from generation to generation and are still played to this day.

Here are just a few of the events that were demonstrated at the 2010 Vancouver Paralympics:

 

ONE-FOOT HIGH KICK

 

THE SWING KICK

 

THE ALASKAN KICK

 

HEAD PULL

THE TOE HANG

 

hahaha….that’s me testing my pain threshold at the Toe Hang!

 

1 comment




by margriet Aasman

These are amazing… especially the toe hang. Ouch. I am just curious what our Heather did. Any photos of you demonstrating a sport?

04.06.2010

Most Read Articles

Aasman celebrates 25 years

Aasman is 25! We think that is a fine reason for a party, so last night,… Read more

Name that designer: answers revealed

Have you visited our 25th anniversary art show at Baked Cafe yet? Please do—we’re very proud… Read more

Inspiration comes from strange places

Like the other day when I was in the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens,… Read more

aasome new site for aasman

Aasman just turned 25. Celebrations for our anniversary have been dominating life in the office, but… Read more

Feeling emotional?

Self-expression, personality, relationships, communities: collectively these concepts form the foundation of how we live and interact… Read more

Happy Halloween!

....From everyone here at aasman. Office mutt Nellie is getting into the spirit of things, and… Read more