United Cheer's coaches train aspiring cheerleaders aged 3 and older, teaching skills from basic forward rolls to more advanced back handsprings and standing tumbling. Along the way, they follow a "perfection before progression" approach, ensuring safety by requiring students to perfect basics before moving on to higher-level moves.
Since 1970, only the best and bravest cowboys and cowgirls have dared to tame the wild mares and spur the wrath of raging bulls at C-T Rodeo. The 35th year of the Lubbock Winter Rodeo & Wild West Show kicks off with a cloven hoof and a solid stable of certified PBR (Professional Bull Riding) and PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) buckaroos. These pros vie alongside up-and-coming tenderfoots, all in an attempt to lasso the gold buckle. Watch bucking broncos and wild bulls attempt to toss and vaunt vaqueros. Rodeo clowns, the only clowns that don’t traumatize children, wait ringside to throw pies in case the ride goes awry. Other events include whiplash barrel racing, demanding chute dogging, and the all-new mutton busting, in which small whippersnappers dare to make it eight woolly seconds on sheepback. Children are advised to remember that the cowboys and cowgirls are all trained professionals, so rodeo stunts should not be tried at home, on the family dog, or on dad-back.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Recommended Age Group: Adults
Pro Tip: Come ready to learn and have fun.
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: CHL Classes
Classes take place on a private, outdoor range about 35 miles west of Lubbock.
Students are required to bring their own handguns and ammunition. A limited amount of ear and eye protection is available to borrow.
Owner James Fortner and his certified staff at Elite Lubbock Firearms Training don't just want students to pass the exam that qualifies you to apply for a concealed-handgun license, they want pupils to do so with flying colors. With the goal of producing responsible gun owners, they emphasize safety during concealed-handgun classes. They also teach an NRA pistol class for students less familiar with handguns. And though the subject matter may be serious, each class is infused with a dose of lightheartedness, as the experienced team aims to keep students' attention with an upbeat, fun atmosphere.
A maniacal laugh echoes throughout a dark room. Seconds later a woman screams. Perhaps a demented clown has taken another victim or a group of crazed inmates has finally seized the asylum. It could be anything at Halls of Horror, where psychotic killers and flesh-hungry zombies roam both indoors and out in search of unsuspecting victims. The park encompasses more than 20,000 square feet of terrors and spans four attractions—Halls of Horror, Psych-O-Ward, Trenches of Hell, and Dead Man Hanging—that are guarded by a different scare, from crazed butchers chopping something other than the typical meat to mad doctors performing experiments and unnecessary strep tests. Lucky for thrill seekers, all players are either portrayed by animatronics—some of which tower over visitors at 20 feet tall—or actors who are specifically instructed not to touch customers.
Part color-powder fight and part animal-themed 5K, the Jungle Fever 5K Colorful Run For Your Life Series brings runners of all ages together for a morning of relaxed and fun racing. Volunteer "animals" surprise runners with splashes of color as they leisurely make their way through an untimed 5K race. Outlandish outfits are encouraged—either wild animal-themed outfits or all-white clothing. The whole affair ends in a colorful splash as runners lob handfuls of colored powder at one another in a color fight.
Texas Dive Center's instructors teach basic scuba-diving lessons, but their specialty courses really set them apart from other scuba schools. Divers can learn everything from underwater photography and fish identification to underwater navigation and night diving. The scuba instructors even teach divers search and recovery skills, including how to seek out and bring to the surface lost gear or submarine sandwiches.