The COC Triumphs Canadian Athletes with 'Ice in Our Veins'

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jun 7, 2016
References: adweek
Before the start of the Olympic Summer Games in Rio, the Canadian Olympic Committee released the 'Ice in Our Veins' campaign in order to introduce the nation to some of its tough athletes that will be competing.

In the minute-long commercial for the Canadian Olympic team, a variety of athletes are shown not in a summer setting, but an icy tundra with glaciers, caribou and wolves that is described as "our beach." This 2016 campaign for Team Canada was shot in Ontario's Georgian Bay over the course of two days.

A voiceover in the commercial remarks: "The cold steels our resolve. The wind thickens our skin, so that, in the heat of the fight, all we feel is the fire in our hearts and the ice in our veins."