Hockey Mom invents new revolutionary one-piece equipment that takes
the hassle out of hockey
TORONTO, Nov. 13 /CNW/ - European hockey equipment manufacturer Torspo
has developed an innovative new one-piece hockey protection system for kids
called Ice Armor that is now available in Canada. Ice Armor was invented and
inspired by Minnesota hockey mom Kristi Harris who was tired of losing stray
pieces and struggling to dress her kids in hockey gear.
In 2005 Kristi Harris, a mother of three hockey-playing boys and herself
a regular player in a "Chicks with Sticks" league, approached Torspo with the
idea and a prototype for a one-piece hockey suit that she coined 'Ice Armor'.
Harris created the first suit by sewing all of her son's equipment into a
one-piece garment. "It was out of complete necessity that I came up with the
idea of Ice Armor," says Harris. "I was fed up with the pre-game dressing room
mayhem. It was stressful and costly and I felt there had to be a better way to
keep track of the gear."
"We were extremely impressed by Kristi Harris' innovation," says Dave
Soderquist, President, Torspo International. "Not only is Ice Armor protective
and comfortable for the player, but it adds convenience and simplicity to the
process of dressing and reduces the need to shop for individual pieces of
Containing all the traditional pieces of hockey equipment: shin pads,
cup, shoulder pads and elbow pads, Ice Armor zips up the front and each piece
is secured into place with Velcro. The one-piece suit extends from the ankles
to the handcuffs and neck with straps for attaching gloves. Hockey pants are
worn over the suit and are included. Ice Armor contains breathable material
that acts as a wick for moisture; the individual pieces can be removed and are
machine washable and safe for the dryer. Ice Armor is available for both boys
and girls (sizes small, medium and large) and retails for $129.00 at Canadian
Tire and select sporting goods stores across Canada.
Torspo Hockey International, Inc. was formed in 2006 to reintroduce
TORSPO(R), a high quality, authentic European brand of ice hockey and
recreational products. TORSPO(R) originated in Finland in 1970 and developed
into one of Europe's most recognizable brands. Torspo provides consumers with
innovative, high quality ice hockey products, and has obtained an exclusive
license to make and sell K2(R) recreational ice skates.
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