Olympic Ads: Mao Asada Airplane!

Are you excited for the ladies short program tomorrow?

Anyways, I was wandering the intertubes when I found this! JAL unveiled an airplane with Mao on it sometime before Christmas. In the video, I think Mao said that this was a nice Christmas present. I don’t think she owns the plane but I think she was honoured (and surprised) that her face was on a gigantic airplane. (I believe it’s the 777 model.)

There’s a pop singer there too, Tatsuya Ishii. I have a few of his songs on my iPod. He sounds way better than in this video. So as a treat…


Have you seen any ads featuring figure skaters in your country? If so, link me in the comments or via Twitter (@LanternBell).

~The Rinkside Cafe

On the Street: Meaghan Duhamel & Eric Radford

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of these “We Are Winter” ads on the street and it turns out it’s an ad campaign by the Canadian Olympic committee to get people excited about Sochi. Since I don’t believe in nationalism or particularly care about other sports, I don’t recognize most of the athletes but I did come across an ad with people I did recognize…


A very understated but regal looking ad and pair. I’m surprised that I came across Meaghan Duhamel & Eric Radford’s ad before, let’s say, Patrick Chan or Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir’s ad.

What do you think of these ads? Let me know in the comments!

Also, if you see a “We Are Winter” or other ads featuring figure skaters, either link me to the picture in the comments or tweet them to me (@LanternBell). I’ll put the ad in a new post or add it to this post!

~The Rinkside Cafe