Frozen Ropes Omaha's professional instructors channel their own base-nabbing experiences during private 30-minute lessons to train students on baseball and softball techniques using a slew of integrated teaching methods. Pupils of all ages can heft their gloves on 20,000 square feet of indoor field turf as they practice hitting, fielding, pitching, catching, or kicking dirt on an umpire's shoes. Specialized sessions on fast-pitch pitching can power up throws, and video analysis allows sports scholars to scrutinize their form and isolate problematic pivots. For attendees brandishing bats, a squad of pitching machines launches countless curveballs, emulating left- or right-handed pitchers using programmable speeds and taunts yelled in a booming monotone. Frozen Ropes welcomes players of all experience levels to its tailor-made courses, and can accommodate brimming agendas with scheduling flexible enough to accommodate students that only exist on Tuesdays.
During BounceU's parties, kids bound through inflatable play structures—and occasionally glow in the dark. At the center's Cosmic bounce parties, the main lights are replaced by special-effects lighting, which coaxes light from glow-in-the-dark accessories. The center's new location, in operation since May 2013, complements its shindigs with open-play sessions and more structured classes, appropriate for kids aged 2 and older.
While Doug Barrett was earning his engineering degree, he needed money to make ends meet. But unlike most college students, Doug didn't just go find a job; he made one. Executive Cleaning Services was born from this marriage of necessity and entrepreneurship. After three years of hard work and financial success, Doug ditched engineering and opted for the rugged path of the business owner. Today, Doug shares his 20 years of experience with his technicians as they perform both interior and exterior cleaning services on carpets, household fixtures, air ducts, and gutters. His techs also install air-purification systems and protect gutters from damage caused by skydivers breaking for a nap.
The tigers, lions, and jaguars at Henry Doorly Zoo may not realize it, but the professionals at Lumbermen’s Hearth & Home expertly laid the brick walls that surround their cat complex. Constructing brick and stone exteriors for exotic animals is just one of the ambitious projects Lumbermen’s has tackled since 1932, when they opened their doors with the mission of serving local lumberyards. After eight decades of hard work, the fourth-generation family-owned operation gradually expanded the scope and size of their business, which now houses four sprawling showrooms. These spaces showcase myriad options for customizing their customers’ decks and outdoor landscapes, such as grills from brands including Napoleon, patio furniture, and fire pits. Lumbermen’s also makes interiors cozy, tricking out living rooms with fireplaces and stoves capable of burning fraudulent tax documents rolled into logs.
In the days before kegs and bottles, beer enthusiasts would have to cart a bucket to their local brewery, fill it up, and carry it (gently) home. Lucky Bucket Brewing Company pays tribute to brewing history both in its name and its traditional brewing techniques.
Lucky Bucket’s flavorsome creations are crafted inside an 18,000-square-foot brew house. Gleaming silver tankards give birth to bottles of a pre-Prohibition-style lager, a pleasantly floral IPA, and the dark, malty imperial porter Certified Evil.
The facility operates a craft brewery, as well as Nebraska's only craft distillery, which turns out hand-crafted spirits such as Cut Spike Single-Malt Whiskey and Cut Spike Premium Vodka. The distillery ages it's whiskey for two years in brand new American oak barrels.