The Fresno Monsters hockey team is returning to Selland Arena. The club announced Tuesday at a news conference that it will be playing seven three-game home weekends at the arena between October 2018 and January 2019. Monsters General Manager Jeff Blair made the announcement. He said season tickets are available right now. They range in price, according to the Monsters’ website, from $231 to $441, depending on seating selection. Generally, season tickets will go up in cost the closer to the ice fans want to be. Blair said single-game tickets will go on sale beginning Sept. 10. The team website currently has no pricing information for single-game tickets. More information can be found on the team’s website: www.fresnomonsters.com. He added each game will be an integrated experience for fans, with community groups participating. He said there will be themes for each game, including Agriculture Night, Raiders Blackout and Veterans’ Night. Fresno mayor Lee Brand … [Read more...] about Fresno Monsters hockey is returning to Downtown Fresno
Perhaps the biggest no-no in air hockey: Do not place the mallet on the top of the puck and move it around.Arcade air hockey players do that.Not professionals.And this weekend, the Chapel Hills Mall has been filled with players who take the sport seriously, with some who practice hours every day on their own air hockey table — which can cost up to thousands of dollars. Participants from 10 states and Singapore are competing in the annual Air Hockey Players Association world championships, affiliated with the Rocky Mountain State Games.They come equipped with their own mallets. Some are dressed in shorts and T-shirts, so they can move around better. They scream and yell when things aren’t going their way. They sweat, they fist pump, they congratulate their opponent.They know all the rules and come up with strategies, and those are some of the things that separate them from someone who plays the games with quarters. A true air hockey competitor, for example, doesn’t … [Read more...] about Air hockey, not just an arcade game, brings out world’s best in Colorado Springs
Colorado College recently announced that they're building a new hockey arena north of their downtown campus. Parking and facility usage have been subjects of conversation among fans, but no topic has been hotter than the size of the proposed arena itself.CC's new home for hockey will seat around 3,000 fans, significantly less than their old home, the Broadmoor World Arena. What do you think the seating capacity should be? Have your voice heard in our poll below. If you feel strongly one way or another, please comment as well. What is your preferred seating capacity for a new CC hockey arena? Back … [Read more...] about Poll: What is your preferred seating capacity for a new CC hockey arena?
Colorado Springs father and son Ryan Rodgers, left, and Zach Rodgers, 14, hug after finishing a game at the Rocky Mountain State Games Air Hockey Tournament at the Chapel Hills Mall in Colorado Springs on Saturday, July 28, 2018. Zach was disappointed after his father won their overall match, but the two still enjoyed playing together. Ryan is the creator of R2 Sports, which is a software the Rocky Mountain State Games uses for their bracketing systems for both racquet ball and air hockey. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner/The Gazette) … [Read more...] about Rocky Mountain State Games Air Hockey World Championship
click to enlarge City of Colorado Springs Digital rendering of the proposed outdoor downtown stadium. The city's new stadium project, which has been in the works for years and generated debate over funding, will consist of two separate facilities — an outdoor downtown stadium that will host the Colorado Springs Switchbacks soccer team and an event center for the Colorado College ice hockey team, the city announced July 25. The Colorado Sports and Events Center project, one of four elements of the City for Champions plan, will be funded by a mix of public and private money. State Regional Tourism Act sales tax dollars to the amount of $27.7 million are designated for the stadium. The Colorado Springs Switchbacks will contribute $10 million, and Weidner Apartment Homes will pay $40 million to build an adjacent mixed-use development project, according to a statement from the city. The total cost for the stadium and development is estimated at $60 million. The indoor … [Read more...] about Colorado Sports and Events Center stadium, arena to host Switchbacks, Colorado College hockey downtown