A Squad with a Purpose

Introducing the Icy Hot® Squad: a team of standout athletes from different professional sports who embody what it means to rise from pain and overcome adversity. By joining forces, our Squad has the power to inspire everyday athletes across the country while making an impact through initiatives that help young athletes get back in the game by building safe places to play.

Meet the Squad

Shaquille O’Neal

Sports Analyst
Newark, NJ

Known for putting his all into everything he does, Shaq's fun-loving, down-to-earth energy comes through whether he's stepping onto a court, onto the mic, or onto the pop-culture stage. Icy Hot® and Shaq – two icons – have partnered together for 20 years to help people rise from pain and communities rise up to get back in the game.

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Shaquille O'Neal, sporting a vibrant blue t-shirt, grinning warmly towards the camera while confidently holding a basketball.

In 2021, the Shaquille O'Neal Foundation and Icy Hot created the "Comebaq Courts" initiative, which aims to refurbish basketball courts in underserved areas and provide youth programs with the necessary resources to thrive. The initiative was inspired by Shaq's own experiences growing up playing basketball on poorly maintained courts and his desire to give back to communities that may not have access to quality facilities. Through the Comebaq Courts program, Shaq and Icy Hot hope to inspire and empower young people to pursue their dreams both on and off the court.

Learn more about the 2023 Comebaq Courts.

Rose Lavelle

Soccer Player
Cincinnati, OH

Rose, a 2019 Women’s World Cup Champion, knows what it’s like to work hard, train harder, and win big. From her storied college career to the world stage, she steps up to meet every challenge on or off the soccer pitch. Tenacious and fiery on the field, Rose keeps her cool and gives her all even after the final whistle blows, committed to helping those who hope to follow in her footsteps.

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A frontal picture of Rose Lavelle, staring at the camera.

Rose is now gearing up to play in the 2023 Women's World Cup, and she has been using Icy Hot PRO to help alleviate sore muscles and joint pain. Despite the demands of the game, Rose's determination and fighting spirit will undoubtedly help her rise to the occasion once again. We wish her all the best as she prepares for this exciting event!

Darren Waller

Football Player
Las Vegas, NV

Darren, Pro-Bowl tight end, knows a thing or two about finding the strength to overcome obstacles and injuries. It's equipped him to tackle whatever life throws his way, whether it’s on the field or in the community. Giving by nature, his work ethic and ability to encourage others to rise up and be the best version of themselves is truly inspiring. 

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Darren Walker standing in front of a black background, with a football under his left arm and holding his helmet over his right shoulder, while he stares at the camera.

Darren Waller teamed up with IH to host the "Recover like a PRO" event, which provided editors with a unique opportunity to experience a day in the life of a PRO player's post-game recovery routine. Waller demonstrated various recovery techniques and shared his secrets for maintaining physical and mental well-being during the grueling football season.

In addition to this event, we wish Darren all the best in his transition to New York. Undoubtedly, he will continue to make a significant impact on and off the field.

Sloane Stephens

Tennis Player
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Warmhearted off the court, Sloane is always cool and collected in every match she plays. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Sloane knows what it takes to stage a comeback and won’t let anything stop her. Committed to both physical and mental health and wellness, she is actively engaged in her foundation’s community-based work.

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Sloane Stephens, standing in front of a black background, holding a tennis racket in her hands and posing as if she's about to play, while she stares at the camera.

Recently, Sloane participated in an event with Icy Hot called the "Pickleball Recovery Event." At the event, editors were treated to a fun game of pickleball with Sloane and other athletes at the Sportime Tennis Center on Randall's Island. As an Icy Hot Squad member, Sloane reinforced Icy Hot PRO as an essential part of her recovery and success. Her endorsement of Icy Hot PRO speaks volumes about its effectiveness and reliability as a pain relief solution for athletes and anyone seeking relief from sore muscles and joints. 

"If you've used Icy Hot, you know what it's like, but this version is just little bit stronger, it works faster. It's for that everyday person who's training, getting massages with their trainer,” Stephens told SportTechie at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy.

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