Soccer players and fans will soon have a $3.6 million, 48,000-square-foot indoor soccer facility, which is expected to open in December. Soccer Haus will be located on 2.6 acres at 4845 List Dr., on the city’s Westside. On two indoor fields, the facility will house soccer and flag football leagues and operate a restaurant called […]
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USA Synchro, the national governing body for synchronized swimming in the United States, announced today that it will relocate the organization’s headquarters from Indianapolis to Colorado Springs by the end of the year. “The USA Synchro board of directors made the decision to relocate after careful consideration based on current and future strategies and after […]
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Johnny Walker was born on a rural ranch in Pueblo County, but was well aware of his neighbors, a force thousands strong, to the north. Walker’s family ranch borders Fort Carson, and he grew up in the presence of its soldiers. His respect for the military was ingrained during his youth and, as an adult, […]
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One year ago this weekend the Pikes Peak Hill Climb Experience opened at El Pomar’s Penrose Heritage Museum. The heritage museum originally opened in 1941, blocks from its newest iteration, which is located just across the street from The Broadmoor Hotel. It exhibits a variety of unusual transit modes, from carriages that were once part […]
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The 22nd annual Mountain Metro Rides Bike to Work Day has been scheduled for 6:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 24. Registration is open and available online. The first 1,000 “participants will receive a commemorative pin that entitles them to discounts and deals around town,” according to a news release by Mountain Metropolitan Transit, which organizes the event. […]
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Craig Ochs never met Scott Hall, but the two shared a passion — sports and their impact on area youth. Hall was a Colorado Springs resident, a married father of three and an active youth sports coach. He died unexpectedly of cancer in October 2012. Ochs carries on Hall’s legacy as executive director of the […]
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Dave Burgess is a Michigan native who made his way to Colorado Springs via stops in Chicago and New York. A former high school and collegiate swimmer, Burgess drifted from his athletic passions while pursuing a career in information technology. He said it took a decade to decide that, if he was going to work […]
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Jim Knowlton, the Air Force Academy’s new athletic director, has a lot on his plate moving toward his first season at the helm of all things Falcon sports. Knowlton replaces Hans Mueh, who retired after filling the role since 2004. Knowlton is a graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and his most […]
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After nearly three decades away, the World Corporate Games community is returning to its U.S. roots, according to a news release by U.S. Corporate Games. Kurt Aichele, chief operating officer of Colorado Springs-based fuseSPORT, is president of 2Thrive, a newly established nonprofit which has secured the exclusive rights to stage the Corporate Games across the […]
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The United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation announced this week the launch of the Team USA Registry, a fundraising program aimed at enhancing its annual fund, Team USA Fund. According to a news release issued by the U.S. Olympic Committee, the annual fund serves as the cornerstone of support for U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes. At the […]
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By Chuck Wielgus Volunteerism is as American as apple pie. The notion is born out of need, and the idea that people in a community can come together to overcome that need. Within our swimming community, I often refer to coaches as the essential segment of our club system, but the system requires events, and […]
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Colorado Ski Country USA announced today its 21 member resorts reported an increase in skier visitation in January and February. Skier visits at Ski Country resorts were up by 3.7 percent during the second period of the 2014-15 season (defined as January 1 through February 28), compared to the same period of the prior year. “At […]
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