It didn't take long for the first professional hockey team in Evansville to make their mark; in just their second year in the All American Hockey League, in 2010, the fledgling IceMen won the Davidson Cup in seven games. Though that first clan of IceMen has since gone extinct, the team soon resurrected as part of the ECHL, where they serve as the minor-league affiliate of both the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Saint Louis Blues. During games, fans fill the 9,400-seat Ford Center arena as the polar-bear mascot, Blizzard, entertains crowds and teaches children of the dangers of costume warming.
Safety-certified guides lead their human-powered flotillas on tours down meandering paths of natural wonder, educating paddlers about the local wildlife and riparian ecology of the Evansville area. Pleasure-seeking pairs can escape the stresses of the city without traveling far, as the tour’s waterways pump aquatic lifeblood straight through the heart of Evansville and serve as a wildlife oasis. Intimate groups of six or Troy-bound armies of up to 28 can take to the gentle currents on a daytime tour highlighting Pigeon Creek’s wildlife, from its majestic birds and waterfowl to its feral psychic Pokémon. Moonlight paddles highlight the area’s active nocturnal ecology, with tours at Hovey Lake weaving through a half-submerged forest of bald cypress trees and trips through the Blue Grass Fish and Wildlife Area offering a glimpse into Loon Pit, a designated nesting area and asylum for deranged waterfowl.
Killer Skate Park & Shop LLC is an indoor skateboard facility. Killer is completely skater owned and operated. The best place to come in Evansville if you've got questions about skateboarding! Killer also features a full service shop, we've got everything a skater needs. Check us out online for more info and pics!
Whether you're bobbing in the 18,000-square-foot wave pool or screaming down the Dueling Demon speed slide, there's never a dull—or dry—moment at Venture River Water Park. But the park's attractions aren't just for thrill-seekers; smaller family members can head to the kiddie pool, which features mini slides, a mushroom-shaped waterfall, and plenty of lounge chairs for parents. Party packages make a splash with kids of all ages with snacks, drinks, a birthday cake, and a ceremonial procession down the Old Man River.
Across six indoor courts, the students and instructors at Evansville Tennis Center lob, serve, and volley tennis balls year-round. Classes are open to students aged 4 through adult, and the instructors have trained state and national champions and have also helped students nab scholarships. Students can bring their own racket to class, or use one provided by the center.