Balls tumble down 24 synthetic lanes at Pinz Bowling Center, where automatic scoring tracks each strike, spare, and gutter ball on 32-inch flat-screen monitors. The monitors get a workout: The facility's open bowl accommodates rollers until 2 a.m. every Friday and Saturday, adult and youth leagues face off every Saturday morning, and tournaments take place each Saturday night, beginning with strongmen poking holes into round rocks until everybody has a ball. Tournament play continues with biweekly horseshoe competitions at Rodz Lounge, where guests can watch the game on a big-screen TV, sink 8-balls at the billiards table, and test their aim at the dartboard. For music fans, Rodz hosts Friday-night rounds of karaoke and performances from live bands on Saturday night.
For more than 10 years, King's Deer Golf Club's challenging Scottish-style, Redstone Golf–designed course has challenged the swings and putts of all levels of linksmen. A scenic backdrop, featuring 200 acres of rolling hills, lush wetlands, Pike's Peak, and the Rockies, is visible from nearly every corner of the course, which is open year-round. Teach your ball proper travel etiquette on King's Deer's large elevated practice range, putting station, or chipping area, then drive your electronic rickshaw to the well-kept course, its tee yardages averaging 5,054 yards from forward tees and 7,000 yards from professional tees.
Helmed by fourth-year head coach Jeff Reynolds, the Air Force Falcons men's basketball team defends Clune Arena's home maple from Mountain West marauders—and is looking to knock its rivals, the San Diego State Aztecs, off of their powerhouse pedestal during the February 19 rematch. Anchored by seasoned sharpshooters Tom Fow and Evan Washington, the Falcons confound visiting opponents with fast-paced ball handling, well-crafted plays, and the military's latest dunk technology as cheers rain down from the blue and white rafters of Clune Arena. The results of this high-altitude Saturday afternoon matchup could determine conference seeding, affecting the yield potential of next year's basketball harvest.
Instructors at The Painted Parrot believe in the artistic potential of every person who picks up a brush. To prove it, they travel around town with paint, aprons, and 16"x20" canvases, teaching participants to create pre-selected works of art with step-by-step instructions. At the end of the party, every fledgling artist walks away with a painting that's ready to hang.
With 36 years of experience as a horsewoman, many of the facets of Tammy Chance’s history are familiar; active with 4-H and FFA, rode junior barrels at Cheyenne Frontier Days, and rode speed events in gymkhanas. This breadth of experience makes her well adapted for teaching riders of all ages and skill levels how to safely ride in the Western style. During lessons and day camps, students at Prairie Winds Horsemanship kick up the red dust of the ranch’s practice areas, and then comb it from their steed’s silky mane during postlesson grooming sessions.