AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Logo

16 posts categorized "Sports"

May 22, 2016

AskPatty.com is Celebrating Our 10 Year Anniversary

APBirthday10

February 10, 2016

Hyundai's "First Date" Wins Super Bowl 50 at USA TODAY Ad Meter

Hyundai_Genesis-First_date-Kevin_hart_superbowl_adHyundai became the first automotive company to win USA TODAY's coveted Ad Meter when its spot "First Date" beat out 63 other Super Bowl 50 commercials. Hyundai's impressive performance also included a fifth and sixth place finish for "Ryanville" and "The Chase" respectively, meaning Hyundai finished with three of the top six highest-rated ads.

Continue reading "Hyundai's "First Date" Wins Super Bowl 50 at USA TODAY Ad Meter" »

February 08, 2016

Go Behind-The-Scenes of Mini Cooper's Big Game Ad #DefyLabels

Mini #DefyLabelsMini Cooper debuted a new advertising campaign for its 2016 Clubman model during Sunday's Super Bowl, called "Defy Labels." The new campaign stars such iconic celebrities as Serena Williams, T-Pain, Randy Johnson, Harvey Keitel, Tony Hawk, Abby Wambach, and Michael Whinnett – Motorers who thrive on defying convention, sharing their perspective on overcoming labels, and fueling your passions.

As MINI fans, we thought you'd appreciate the chance to see behind-the-scenes footage. It includes some pretty compelling conversations with the participants in an entire series of short videos highlighting each person involved in the campaign. Learn more about how these motoring icons and MINI #DefyLabels here: MINIUSA.com/DefyLabels. And remember: Only you can define you.

Continue reading "Go Behind-The-Scenes of Mini Cooper's Big Game Ad #DefyLabels" »

January 22, 2016

AskPatty's Guide To Great Winter Family Escapes 8: Go Ice skating

AskPatty_Guide_To_Great_Winter_Family_Escapes-Jan2016-08-ice_skating
You can go winter ice skating outdoors, even if it's 90 degrees outside!

Outdoor ice skating rinks are the perfect place to hang out with friends and family, enjoy a first date, or sign up for skate lessons. Many even have private cabanas where you can hold a special event. Maybe you're lucky enough to live near a frozen lake for ice skating, but if you don't, just do a google search for outdoor ice skating rinks to find one near you.

How do outdoor ice skating rinks stay frozen in the warm weather?

It has to do with a substance called propylene glycol, says Willy Bietak, president of Bietak Productions. His company has installed outdoor rinks at Pershing Square in Los Angeles, California, and by the Queen Mary in Long Beach.

According to an interview at SCPR.org, the propylene glycol is chilled to anywhere from 5 to 15 degrees below freezing using a large refrigeration system. Then, Bietak says, it's run through pipes housed in aluminum panels that sit directly under the ice itself. The glycol cools these panels to very cold temperatures and the panels in turn cool the ice above them. Bietak says these warmer daytime temperatures create a "soft, smooth, soapy surface where you have a good edge."

Get all 12 Winter Family Escapes here at AskPatty.com

 

January 18, 2016

When You Can’t Find the Words, Talk Sportsball Trash with #FanMojis

 Toyota_Fan_mojisSome of the best sportsball games of the season are coming up in the next couple weeks as the final teams play to determine who's gonna make it to the SuperBowl in February.

You could talk trash to your friends using words. But this is the digital age, and to some, using real words is like a throwback to the days when Big Games were denoted using Roman Numerals and an arbitrary bowl system decided football's reigning team.

And Toyota isn’t about moving backward, even for fandom. No, Toyota is about going forward, and giving sports fans a new way to talk smack when their favorite team thrashes their opponents.

Continue reading "When You Can’t Find the Words, Talk Sportsball Trash with #FanMojis" »

January 13, 2016

AskPatty's Guide To Great Winter Family Escapes 4: Go Ice Fishing

AskPatty_Guide_To_Great_Winter_Family_Escapes-Jan2016-04-ice_fishing
Ice fishing has long been a favorite winter sport.

Though some might think the idea of sitting over a hole in the ice waiting to catch a fish might seem a bit crazy, the activity can be quite a bit of fun -- from the planning to the party atmosphere your family can have once there -- making it a favorite winter sport all across the northern reaches of this country.

Drive The Nation has gathered a few of the top spots in the U.S. to get out and try ice fishing, so check them out here.

Get all 12 Winter Family Escapes here at AskPatty.com

 

January 11, 2016

AskPatty's Guide To Great Winter Family Escapes 3: Go Sledding

AskPatty_Guide_To_Great_Winter_Family_Escapes-Jan2016-03-go_sledding
A winter tradition for both young and old to enjoy.

If you'd like something with the same amount of speed but without the noise of the snowmobile engine, then consider these great sledding locations suggested by USAToday that offer specially groomed courses with ramps and hills for urban sledding, snowboarding, and tubing.

Sledding can be great fun, but it can also lead to serious injuries. Research shows over 20,000 emergency room visits per year were a direct result of sledding injuries in patients 19 and younger, so don't let injuries get in the way of your family's winter fun. Make sure you all wear helmets and proper sledding gear. And NEVER sled head first!

Get all 12 Winter Family Escapes here at AskPatty.com

 

January 08, 2016

AskPatty's Guide To Great Winter Family Escapes 2: Go Snowmobiling

AskPatty_Guide_To_Great_Winter_Family_Escapes-Jan2016-02-go_snowmobiling
If you’re looking for high-speed thrills and don’t want to spend your whole vacation on a mountain resort (and half of it in a chairlift), go snowmobiling.

This fun sport can be a great way to explore new places, but with the added bonus of an engine. Here are 10 great snowmobile destinations, courtesy of Snowmobile.com.

If you're new to snowmobiling, be properly prepared for your ride: The Snowmobile Safety Awareness Program has an entire "Safe Rider" website, where you can learn the importance of proper riding apparel starting with under layers, eye protection, and headgear along with boots and outer layers; gear to pack including personal items, safety equipment, tools, and emergency kits; good trip planning practices; a pre-ride checklist; and much more.

Get all 12 Winter Family Escapes here at AskPatty.com

Related articles

AskPatty's Back-to-School Tips 1: Buy a Dependable Car
Coastal California Travel Adventure in a Mitsubishi Mirage
Ski, snowmobile groups hoping for snow
Snowmobile clubs prepare for season

January 06, 2016

AskPatty's Guide To Great Winter Family Escapes 1: Go Skiing Or Snowboarding

AskPatty_Guide_To_Great_Winter_Family_Escapes-Jan2016-01-go_skiing_snowboarding

Whether the kids are bunny-slope-bound or ready for snowboard tricks in the terrain park, you'll want to find ski resorts that are perfect for families to enjoy.

The Travel Channel has carefully evaluated these destinations to be especially family friendly for their easy access from the airport to the quality of their ski schools to how well a mountain is suited for little skiers.

Get all 12 Winter Family Escapes here at AskPatty.com

 

January 28, 2015

Tips for Tailgating Indoors for Sunday’s Big Game

Super_Bowl_Football_Food-87548709Sit back, relax, and imagine you’re at the Big Game. You can hear the screams of the crowd go wild as your team scores a touchdown, breaking a tie in the game and putting them ahead. This year, AskPatty is sharing some tips to help you forget you’re in your Lazy Boy and feel like you’re really at the game when you bring your tailgate indoors.

Whether you’re looking for a couple tasty recipes, or an alternative to the game itself, we’ve got a few ideas here to help you enjoy Super Bowl Sunday even more.

 

Continue reading "Tips for Tailgating Indoors for Sunday’s Big Game " »




comments powered by Disqus


Find Cars For Sale

Car Advice

Ask The Experts!

Help Our Charities