Here at The Pink Puck, we love the clothing designs over at Rink Rocket! Not only do we love their line of clothing, but we’ve teamed up for our Pink Giveaways to bring some of their designs to you. For the remainder of July and all of August you can enter for your chance to win some awesome gear courtesy of Rink Rocket. It’s easy, click the link below, fill in some information and include your favorite hockey related photo, perhaps it’s one of you or one you’ve taken. We want to see as many hockey photos as possible to keep us going during the non hockey stretch. Enter daily, we’ll pick three winners on September 1st.
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Want to know more about the line? We caught up with the lady in charge Dollie, who answered a few questions about Rink Rocket.
The Pink Puck: Were you always a hockey girl?
Rink Rocket: I started playing field hockey when I was 10, and at the time I was also a “skater chick”…I roller bladed every day. You would think I would have made the connection then, that I liked hockey and skating, so naturally ice hockey should have appealed to me! But the reality is, I wanted to be a professional dancer, so I really didn’t pay attention to sports until later in life.  Hockey in particular came into my life fairly recently, and I am SO grateful that it did.The Pink Puck: What inspired you to start a clothing line?
Rink Rocket: A few companies that had seen designs I had done just for kicks contacted me, but deals with those companies ultimately fell through.  I was left thinking, “Hey? What am I waiting for? I can do this myself.” And so, RINK ROCKET was born! I had been designing for years under the Dollierocker brand, but Rink Rocket is my first serious venture. I wanted to make a line of clothes for girls that were as psycho about hockey as I am, but that didn’t look like the typical “fan apparel”.

The Pink Puck: Where do the ideas for the clothes come from?

Rink Rocket: I’m always looking out for what’s trendy. I pay close attention to cuts, fabrics, and what designs look best on which garments. Sometimes I’ll be watching a game and the commentators will say something really clever and a form of it will end up on a shirt! Most of the time, though, I just get out my photoshop and illustrator and collect ideas that inspire me.  It’s the lifestyle and passion of the sport that makes it pretty easy to have an unlimited amount of ideas.

The Pink Puck: Where do you see the line going?

Rink Rocket: I’m looking to get into more retail outlets.  This season was pretty tough with the lockout and all.  I’ll be working this summer on connecting with all the great contacts I’ve made in the short time I’ve been in business to really expand.  Like I mentioned, I have an unlimited amount of ideas and inspiration for hockey apparel, so the sky is the limit!

The Pink Puck: Did you plan to target a certain type of girl with the clothes?

Rink Rocket: I make things that I know I would wear (and I do!), and my friends as well.  I’m the kind of person that wants to please everyone, which can be very difficult.  I know that I’ve sold to everyone from the hardcore hockey player chick, to the puck bunnies, to the superfans- I don’t really want to target just anyone.  I’d like to target EVERYONE! I’m always open to ideas that girls come to me with, and even if I can’t execute each one, I take them very seriously.  Really, though, the fashion-forward hockey chick is the girl I can most relate to and who can most relate to RINK ROCKET.
Winter was hooked on hockey by age 6, when she first witnessed a bench clearing brawl between the Boston Bruins and the Ottawa Senators. Growing from hockey fan to hockey player, Winter followed her passions by founding The Pink Puck. While she also loves fashion and the outdoors, hockey will always be her center ice. Email: winter@thepinkpuck.com Twitter: @Winter_Adams

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