Photo by AML photography
On a breezy Saturday afternoon, Danny and I made a mad dash from Buffalo to join our friends at a park in Markham to play Bubble Soccer! (We were a bit late so there's bubbleless Danny racing onto the field to snatch up a bubble. He would then proceed to knock down everyone within his range.)
If you have never heard of bubble soccer before, here's a hilarious video you could watch to give you an idea of what it's about. Basically, you go inside a huge inflated bubble. There are straps for you to hold the bubble up (kind of like a back back) and two hand holds to keep your face from smashing into the interior of the ball (but judging from the lipstick mark inside my bubble, which was not mine, it happens anyways.)
Our organizer found this company called Bubble Soccer Toronto that rents out the bubbles. We found the park and they delivered the bubbles to the park, inflated them and then came back 3 hours later to deflate and collect the bubbles. It was all a very simple process and at $30/per bubble for 3 hours, it was a very reasonable price for such an insanely fun, funny and unique experience.
A close-up shot of the bubbles prior to the game. (Photo by AML photography)
Photo by AML photography
We started off with a lot of giggling and just plain horse-playing with not much soccer being played at all. I mean, obviously if you're in a giant plastic bubble, you'd just want to bump into others and try to make them fly as far as possible. Sometimes that failed though, and you ended up flying instead of your target.
After some mindless rear-ending and head-butts, we ended up dividing up into 3 groups of 4 and got some actual games going. The first team to score three goals won (I must boast a little here and say that my team was really good thanks to Danny!) Playing a game up to 3 might not sound difficult, but trust me, running in that bubble is tiring and it's more difficult to kick the ball than you'd imagine.
Overall, bubble soccer was such great fun. I would definitely do it again!
Here are some tips if you decide to rent some bubbles, get a bunch of friends together and try bubble soccer out yourself:
1. Do NOT wear your glasses (wear contacts if you can) as you may face-plant into the interior of the bubble and destroy them.
2. Make sure the bubble isn't too high up of too low by adjusting the straps accordingly.
3. Put a band-aid on your knuckles or wear gloves to prevent getting scratched by the holds. (The latter might make you really hot though.)
4. Get your own bubble if you can afford it as it does get pretty gross in there.
5. Play on a day that isn't too hot. Trust me, you will sweat.
6. Get a big enough group so that you can make 3-4 teams. This way, you'll be able to rest in between games.
7. Don't forget your cameras.
9. Bring plenty of water!
What do you think about this new activity? Would you try it?
Have fun and sleep well!
We spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping, and one of the reasons, as determined by the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School is because: "Sleep provides an opportunity for the body to repair and rejuvenate itself." A good night's sleep can determine how you feel the next day, and if you'll have energy to do all the things you want to do. Since Danny and I enjoy doing a variety of things, including: traveling, sports, hanging out with friends, and exploring the great outdoors, so it's very important for us to get good quality sleep, and buckwheat pillows provide us with the proper support to do that!
Every now and then, we will blog about places we've visited or things we've done either in Toronto or on one of our travelling adventures. We will share tips, and give information and reviews so that you may experience such adventures yourself!
In this special, we explored the hilarious fun of playing Bubble Soccer. Hope you enjoyed it!
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