2012-12-10 21:13:30 - Barbara Armstrong, President of Ice Halo Ltd., wins prestigious business awards. Armstrong is the inventor and producer of the Ice Halo headband that protects against concussion and head trauma.
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Inventor of headband that protects against concussion big winner at awards gala
Barrie, ON - Dec. 10, 2012 - Barbara Armstrong, President of Ice Halo, Ltd., was the big winner at the 2012 Barrie Business Awards Gala. She took home the OLG Retail Business Excellence Award and the prestigious Arch Brown Entrepreneur Award of Excellence. Armstrong is the inventor of the Ice Halo, a headband that protects against the painful and debilitating consequences of head trauma and concussion.
Armstrong invented the Ice Halo in October 2007 after falling and hitting her head on the ice during her first curling match. “I slipped on the ice and suffered a serious concussion,” says Armstrong. “It was a full three months before my
vision returned to ‘almost’ normal.”
Forced off the ice for two weeks, Armstrong used her time to invent the Ice Halo protective headband and to apply for its patent. Her invention garnered immediate interest. “As soon as I was back on the ice, wearing my homemade Ice Halo for the first time, the representative of the Barrie Special Olympics curling contacted me to see if they could purchase eighteen Ice Halos for their members,” says Armstrong.
Originally designed as a protective headband for curlers, the Ice Halo was quickly adopted by the skating world, before spreading to athletes in other winter sports, and is now being used to protect toddlers and seniors from the harm of head injuries caused by falls and collisions. “I’m proud to have been able to maintain the quality of my invention over the years and to be able to work with experts in the field of concussion science in order to help reduce brain injuries,” says Armstrong.
About the Ice Halo
The Ice Halo protective headband is available in four adjustable sizes and over thirty different colours and fabrics. It can be custom fitted, matched with outfit or team colours, personalized with corporate logos, and even incorporated into the costumes of competitive skaters. The Ice Halo was tested by Biokinetics, a top blunt impact injury test facility, and proven to reduce impact force by 250G. Curlers and ice skaters from Newfoundland to California have hailed the Ice Halo as, “The most fashionable piece of safety equipment you’ll ever own.”
About Ice Halo Ltd.
Ice Halo Ltd. is the Barrie, Ontario-based producer of the Ice Halo, the Halo Hat, and the Arena Cushion. Ice Halo Ltd. sells and ships its products globally with more than forty retailers and sales in fifteen countries around the world. It has grown exponentially over the years and even increased sales during the recession by maintaining its focus on promoting safety. For more information about the company and its products, please visit icehalo.ca/
Barbara Armstrong, President
65 Cedar Pointe Drive, Suite 283
Barrie, Ontario, Canada, L4N 9R3