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The sun has just set. From where I sit, up on a ridge, I hear music from two simultaneous song sessions filling the Valley below. When campfires turn to embers, youngsters will peel themselves away from the festivities and make their drowsy way to their bunks. Their dreams will no doubt be filled with obstacle courses and tie-dye, hikes and ropes courses. Another day at summer camp is done.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, who has said he would "have to think long and hard" before letting a son play football because of the risk of head injuries, is planning a summit this month on youth sports safety and concussions.
Four months after receiving permission to complete the deal, the town of Gilbert finished its sale of the 6-year-old Polar Ice facility to new owners AZ ICE.
Glendale will not be getting help from the rest of the state to cover the cost of public safety at next year's Super Bowl.
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Expanding a child’s mind and body are the two tenets Connect5 takes to heart.
After his company’s acquisition of the former Polar Ice facility in Chandler last month, Coyotes Ice LLC president Mike O’Hearn quickly changed the rink’s name to Ice Den Chandler and promised upgrades.
In the weeks leading up to Saturday, Lyndsey Fry tried to prepare herself for the excitement and emotion of stepping on the Olympic ice for the first time. Proudly wearing the U.S. jersey on her sport’s biggest stage was, as Fry said, what made it all real.
DETROIT — Enough with all the downtrodden-Detroit talk: Green Dot Stables, a bustling sliders joint in an industrial area not far from downtown, may restore your faith in the city's future. It also will give you a whole new vision of the lowly slider.
Lyndsey Fry with the jersey of deceased friend and former teammate Liz Turgeon. As a tribute to her late friend, Fry brings the jersey with her on the road, to games and events involving the U.S. women's national team. [Nancie Battaglia/USA Hockey]
The once cloudy futures of two Southeast Valley ice rinks are headed for brighter days.
Chandler will be represented in next month’s Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
The kids can play in more than 20 tons of snow at Children’s Museum of Phoenix, where the Phoenix Coyotes will also have an ice rink, hockey activities and special guests. Kids can get pictures with Santa or make Christmas ornaments, paper snowflakes or glitter tattoos with Make Meaning.
It’s a place where cultures clash but also where sports and comic memorabilia collectors can converge.
Gary Husk, then a spokesman for the city of Glendale, departs U.S. Bankruptcy Court after a hearing on the Phoenix Coyotes hockey team bankruptcy Tuesday, May 19, 2009, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
So with the NHL regular season beginning its long, winding regular season this last week I spent a lot of time recently perusing the pundits to compare analysis of who will be fighting for the Stanley Cup in June.
Kids are going to change our world for the better. We can count on it. As per my last column (“Next generations resetting our world,” Tribune, Sept. 15), I reported on the idea that as certain society systems collapse, the next generations will step forward and “reset” our trajectory. (See The Fourth Turning by historians William Strauss and Neil Howe.)
The minute the words left general manager Kevin Towers lips — the Arizona Diamondbacks need to add a power-hitting outfielder next year — the second-guessers of the Justin Upton deal shifted into high gear.
Two futures await hockey player Lyndsey Fry. There’s the immediate future, the one defined by the months the Chandler native and Harvard forward will spend in Massachusetts training with her Team USA teammates as they aim for gold at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, this February. There’s still one last tryout session left in December — only 21 players will join USA and Harvard coach Katey Stone for the Eurasian trip — but she’s taken a year sabbatical from Harvard to give this rare chance, one that would make her the first Arizonan to play Olympic hockey, her best shot.
KANATA, CANADA - APRIL 5: USA vs Switzerland - Preliminary round action at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images)
The Phoenix Coyotes spent four years looking over their shoulders as numerous potential owners came forward then fell away.
Oh, those boring school days of old. Basic backpacks, plain pencil cases, spirals and staplers with so little snap they might as well have been destined for mom or dad’s office.