Olympic Mascots on Ice

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 :: 12:26 am

Shortly after viewing the torch passing through downtown Vancouver, the Olympic mascots were scheduled to perform their ice routine at 3pm. They perform 3 times a day at the GE Plaza daily at 1pm, 3pm, and 6pm for the entire duration of the Olympics – I can imagine how tired they would be! Since this was the first day though, the crowd was manageable and I was able to get a good spot earlier on – the second time I came to see this, I could only stand tip-toed behind 3 or 4 lines of children/adults!

This was definitely a must-go attraction for parents to take their children. All I heard when the mascots came onto the ice were kids screaming “MIIIGAAA!! QUAAATCHI!! SUUUUMI!”, and holding the matching keychain mascots. They would go crazy just to get a hug :-) Who can resist a big living furry mascot after all :-)

Hello Sumi… oh there you are!

Sumi on Ice

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Warming up

Olympic Mascot on Ice

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Olympic Mascot on Ice

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More performers

Olympic Mascot on Ice

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Sumi steps onto the ice!

Sumi on Ice

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Quatchi!

Quatchi on Ice

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Hugs and high fives for the children

Olympic Mascot on Ice

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Olympic Mascot on Ice

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Shy laugh! <3

Olympic Mascot on Ice

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Olympic Mascot on Ice

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Olympic Mascot on Ice

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Olympic Mascot on Ice

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Miga the seabear starts the story!

Olympic Mascot on Ice

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One day… a sasquatch named Quatchi appears from the forest…

Olympic Mascot on Ice

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Olympic Mascot on Ice

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Quatchi loves playing hockey

Olympic Mascot on Ice

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Olympic Mascot on Ice

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Olympic Mascot on Ice

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Olympic Mascot on Ice

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Olympic Mascot on Ice

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Olympic Mascot on Ice

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Olympic Mascot on Ice

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Olympic Mascot on Ice

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Quatchi on Ice

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Awww :-)

Miga Hugging

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Big group hug from Quatchi!

Olympic Mascot on Ice

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More zipliners – actually looks fun!

Robson Square Zip Line

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Robson Square Zip Line

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Robson Square Zip Line

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2 Responses to “Olympic Mascots on Ice”

  1. Whitney Says:

    Quatchi needs more hair…

  2. a70 Says:

    I agree! The Quatchi plushes were quite furry, and when I first saw the human-sized ones I was like… they don’t look as cuddly!

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