A bunch of thoughts on this kind of thing:The issue with the concept of “Ice Girls” is NOTHING to do with having women on the ice scraping it, running between period on-ice events, doing general fan/community promotional stuff, etc.

The issue with “Ice Girls” is the presentation of these girls in skimpy, unnecessary, impractical outfits that are there to present them not as a valued member/extension of the organization but rather as a little extra bit of sex appeal for the straight bros there watching hockey.

Replacing the Ice Girls with an “Ice Crew” in practical outfits (UnderArmor branded tracksuits in this case) isn’t “fixing” the fans’ issue with this when the Ice Crew is entirely male. This isn’t an all or nothing Ice Girls situation. It’s entirely possible to have a co-ed Ice Crew in these sorts of outfits.

I’m not sure what’s more laughable. The fact that Philly’s idea of fixing this solution involves the complete elimination of female ice crew members or San Jose’s idea of a co-ed ice crew with men in practical outfits and women in the sexualized outfits.

I want to see women on the ice. I want to see more of a female representation in the NHL. If this means having some women scrape ice, run games, wander around the concourse, so be it. The Ice Crew is part of the franchise, it’s an extension of the franchise into the community and the arena. I want to see female ice crew members bonding with little girls when they visit local schools, when a little girl goes to a game with her family. I want that, and that can be done with those female ice crew members wearing a zip-up jacket or wearing a jersey the same cut as the men (rather than those weird cropped messes. If they want the fitted women’s style, fine. Their freedom to choose!)

The “Look, you hate the concept of Ice Girls, we got rid of the Ice Girls.” isn’t the answer. “We got rid of the sexualization of Ice Girls” is the right answer.

Kings Media Note

Members of the LA Kings Ice Crew will be participating in a live feature on KTLA’s morning show tomorrow, May 4. They will begin live tease segments as early as 5:00 a.m. with the feature expected to begin live shortly after 7:00 a.m.

This is being shot on location in Santa Clarita area. The feature is about sunless tanning and Colour Couture, the official airbrush tanning company of the Kings Ice Crew. They’re planning to interview Colour Couture’s owner, Monica Blanco, as well as talk to some of the Ice Crew members about the benefits of sunless tanning, dangers associated with sun/tanning bed exposure, etc. They’ll also be airbrush tanning 2 Ice Crew members (Sande and Nick) live during the segment. Both Ice Crew members will be in swimwear, and the others will be in their uniforms.

zombiemanateegiraffe asked:

I wonder how old are the Ice Crew? Maybe college age?

Well Jade called Ice a Twerp & Uncle called him a teen in an episode… So maybe Ice is somewhere from 17-19 yrs old. MC Cobra could be any where from 18-22 and maybe DJ is the oldest or he could be the youngest…

Since DJ was tricked into getting 2 of the most useless powers…