Keeping cool on the sidelines
June 10, 2011 4:56 AM Subscribe
What is the best way to keep a merry band of seven- and eight-year old girls cool at soccer games?
posted by Doofus Magoo to sports, hobbies, & recreation (15 answers total)
What is the best way to keep a merry band of seven- and eight-year old girls cool at soccer games? We've seen other teams employ a variety of approaches, including:
- Big half-sphere umbrellas that anchor to the ground, like the Sport-Brella. They go fairly large, and the line dividing this from a tent can be blurry at times.
- A couple of beach umbrellas stuck in the ground.
- A 10x10 canopy, sometimes with one side screened (the side the sun's coming in, assuming it's not facing the field).
We would probably only be storing 2-3 girls under it at any given time.
#1 seems the easiest (Costco has one that looks decent for around $40, and it looks pretty portable), but I'd be worried about what it does in the wind. Portability is fairly important, as some of the events at which this will be used are tournaments, where we might be playing 2-3-4 games in a day.
Recommendations for specific models are also enthusiastically solicited!