Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Annual Manual

Posted March 25, 2015in Locker Room

Tires that light the fires

If you’ve got the need for speed or are simply a glutton for auditory punishment, make your way to the Iowa State Fairgrounds this Friday and Saturday. The Prairie Tractor Pullers Spring Shootout has all kinds of crazy Mini Rods running on two side-by-side tracks that are sure to please

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Posted March 18, 2015in Locker Room

Fight for Air Climb

When faced with the choice of taking the stairs or riding the elevator, most will opt for the latter. If you work on a higher floor, you might make the excuse that you don’t want to get sweaty before sitting in the office, or that you’re in a hurry. On

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Posted March 11, 2015in Locker Room

The road to Wrestlemania

World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) biggest superstars — including John Cena, Seth Rollins, Big Show, Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns, Kofi Kingston and Kane — are headed to Des Moines for WWE’s Monday Night RAW Road to WrestleMania that will be broadcasted live to the world from Wells Fargo Arena on Monday,

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Posted March 04, 2015in Locker Room

Game On

The question is simple: Is it a sport or isn’t it? This month’s Mixology Night at the Science Center of Iowa will play host to 21st Century Gaming on Friday, March 6. “Mixology events are the first Friday of the month and are focused on engaging ‘lifelong learnings’ and bringing

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Posted February 25, 2015in Locker Room

New tournament, new experiences

You can’t really know someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes…or, in this case, ridden in their wheels. This weekend at Courage League Sports (4405 121st St. in Urbandale) offers the chance to experience a moment confined to a wheelchair and gain an understanding that limitations are often

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Posted February 18, 2015in Locker Room

Punch, punch, kick, kick

Don’t let the word “amateur” fool you — the guys who will be stepping into the ring are some of the area’s best boxers and kickboxers. On Feb. 21, 7 Flags Event Center will host the Combat Championship Series, and, like gladiators entering the Coliseum, one thing is for certain:

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Posted February 11, 2015in Locker Room

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

There are two types of people in the world: those who like shoes, and those who wear New Balance to their job. But how about for this Valentine’s Day: Surprise the person in your life with a day exploring new kicks and new activities. The Sweetheart Snowshoe Hike combines a

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Posted February 04, 2015in Locker Room

See red and smile

A little bit of exercise goes a long way. Whether you’ve been sedentary for years or just found yourself in a bit of a lazy patch, today is the day you can begin to make healthy changes in your life. And you can even start small. Not ready for the

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Posted January 28, 2015in Locker Room

Go in the snow

Slow-pitch on ice. Combining the athleticism found at the bottom of a beer, the grace of a derailed train and the camaraderie of a night on the town, snoball may just be the sport of the Midwest. Now in it’s 22nd year, the Adult Snoball Softball Tournament has been attracting

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Posted January 21, 2015in Locker Room

Battle at the Barn 2015

With floors sticky enough to remove the shoes from your feet, you might think you’re in a low-rent movie theatre. But this is just how they like it on the racetrack. The roar of tiny engines is sure to impress even the causal spectator, as everything from motorcycles to lawn

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