Throughout the Netherlands and Scandinavia nearly 1,000 years ago, animal bones were laced to the footwear of those looking to travel on frozen lakes and rivers. In 1592, a Scotsman developed an all-iron skate. For the Dutch, this innovation lead to a surge in traveling on blades between villages as well as an efficient and popular means of transport beginning in the 1600’s. On the Fens in England in 1763 the maiden speed skating race was launched, one hundred and twenty one years prior, the first Skating Club was established in Edinburgh in 1642.
North America was introduced to speed skating shortly after 1763. By 1850 and nearly eighty five years into being introduced to the sport, the U.S. had developed a lighter, sharper, all-steel blade. Americans have without question embraced the gamete of sporting events and pastimes offered within the realm of ice skating since its inception within our country.
The average daily degrees in Southern California reaches 75 farenheit. The temperature required in order for a lake to begin to freeze from its perimeter inward is 32 degrees. During this process, the air must remain colder than the water. Southern Californian’s are not deterred easily and in this instance climate is not a factor. Listed below are six of many ice skating rinks throughout our adventure seeking, health conscious County. From public skate to figure skating to ice hockey to broomball, the sport of ice skating is thriving in the O.C.
As California enters into its rainiest season in five years, O.C.’s Hair Police thought it just might be good karma to assist in furthering this pattern by encouraging participation in a genuine winter sport established almost 10 centuries ago. In a sense, performing our very own rain dance!
Regardless of the reason, O.C.’s Hair Police hopes you will enjoy a wonderful family outing by accessing one of the many skate rinks in the O.C. Enter into the same temperate atmosphere that ensures snow capped mountaintops along the Sierra Nevada mountain range which produces 95% of our water source in California. May your winter wonderland excursion within the rink foster fond family memories and just maybe through osmosis the continuance of a rainy So Cal winter! anaheim Ice family fun!!!
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Carry It In Your All About Summer Bag…
“In summer, the song sings itself.”
William Carlos Williams
Let It Happen In A Summer Sort Of Way…
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“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” Hippocrates
Anika Ortiz is 11 years of age. Within these first precious years of life she has experienced tragedy on a level that one would hope to never be exposed to in a lifetime. From the depths of despair, Anika has continued to soothe her heartache through helping those that are struggling emotionally and physically also. Anika has established a “pop-up” boutique with a portion of the proceeds being donated to low-income women and families challenged with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, domestic violence, and other difficult life altering issues.
The name of her boutique is Anika’s Pink Closet. It is located at the Mariposa Women and Family Center on West Town and Country Road in the city of Orange. One time per month the boutique will be open at the Center spanning over the course of one year. Each time the boutique is open, there will be a speaker discussing topics that are relevant to young girls such as bullying and setting healthy boundaries. Anika herself will also offer her personal fashion tips while engaging her audience with mounds of self-confidence.
Items in the boutique for purchase include clothing, accessories, toys, and other goods for girls. Anika has cleaned her closet out as well as purchased on Craigslist to round out her initial line of product. 10% of all proceeds will be donated back to the Mariposa Women and Family Center. Anika also encourages donations of items to be dropped off at the Center in order for her to sale.
Anika lost her sister, Alejandra Hernandez, a couple years ago to domestic violence. Alejandra was murdered by her estranged husband, John Rand Agosta. Agosta is currently serving 50 years to life for this horrific crime. Maria Ortiz is Anika and Alejandra’s mother. She had wanted to honor her daughter while reaching out to others with similar experiences. Anika’s desire to create a boutique was the catalyst to assist those that are looking to heal.
O.C.’s Hair Police would like to honor Anika, Maria, Alejandra, and the Mariposa Women and Family Center for the enormity of their hearts and the difference they are making within their community as our current “In It To Win It” recipients. It is the unsung heroes amongst us that are able to provide strength to those in despair so that they may shed the past for a better tomorrow. O.C.’s Hair Police is proud to assist in this process with a donation provided to Anika’s Pink Closet as well as the Mariposa Women and Family Center.
“How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it!” George Elliston