Spend Christmas watching Sasha Cohen, Brian Boitano, Todd Eldredge, Yuka Sato, Michael Weiss, and more figure skating superstars perform with The Cleveland Pops Orchestra and singing legend Peter Cetera.
And then come back here, to 5 Minutes for Mom and enter to win one of five gift baskets packed with Smucker’s goods as well as autographed items from the ice skaters and musical guest Peter Cetera from the band Chicago.
But this year, as children play with new toys, husbands check warranties, and turkeys roast, moms like me will be enjoying a Christmas present of our own – “Smucker’s presents Hot Ice, Cool Sounds,” – an incredible performance of Olympic and world-class figure skating superstars such as Sasha Cohen, Brian Boitano, and, Jamie Sale and David Pelletier, accompanied by singing legend Peter Cetera and The Cleveland Pops Orchestra.
Even if you have to dash back to the kitchen between numbers to baste your turkey, (or perhaps you are lucky enough to have a TV in your kitchen!) this magical musical performance will be great family friendly viewing to keep everyone entertained on Christmas afternoon.
Smucker’s supports several ice skating programs, including “Stars on Ice,” which starts its national tour in January. (BTW — at the Smucker’s site, you can enter to win tickets to an all-expense paid trip to a city to see “Stars on Ice” in 2009.)
I love watching figure skating. One of my favorite ways to spend time with my Mom, (who was a figure skater herself,) is watching figure skating events together. Every time a skater takes us off for a jump, goes into a spin or stretches into a spiral, I can feel her body tense as she relives her past.
Whether we are watching on TV or attending live events like the World Championships or Stars on Ice, sharing our love of figure skating is one of the special bonds between me and my Mom. (My mom and I used to go to Stars on Ice every year back before I had babies to put to bed at night!)
So, I know without a doubt, as we relax on Christmas afternoon, we will have the TV tuned to NBC to catch the unforgettable Hot Ice, Cool Sounds.
My mom and I will ooh and aww over Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen’s impossibly perfect spiral (seriously — her spiral is just gorgeous!) and of course as Canadians we will be making sure we don’t miss Olympic pairs champions Jamie Sale and David Pelletier, (yes, they ROCK and they are Canadian!)
But, if you’re too busy peeling potatoes and mashing yams between 3 to 5pm, no worries! Just set your TIVO (or, for people like me, slide a tape into the old VCR) and indulge once your guests have said goodbye and your tots have given in to exhaustion. It will be the perfect way to unwind as you sip some eggnog and nibble on one more piece of pumpkin pie.
But just make sure you come back to your computer and email your answers in to our trivia questions for a chance to win one of five fabulous gift baskets.
How to Enter:
To enter to win one of five very cool gift baskets full of Smucker’s goods as well as autographed items from the ice skaters and musical guest Peter Cetera from the band Chicago, EMAIL us your answers to at least two of the three questions below
- How many skaters performed (couples count as two)?
- What song did Peter Cetera sing with his daughter?
- What is your favorite Smucker’s product and why?
Please EMAIL your answers to 5minutesformom at gmail dot com with SMUCKERS as the subject.
This giveaway is open for entry from Thursday, December 25th through Friday January 2nd. The winners will be announced on Saturday January 3rd. This giveaway is only open to US shipping addresses.
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PLEASE do NOT leave your answers in the comment section. EMAIL answers to 5minutesformom at gmail dot com with SMUCKERS as the subject.