Have you had a chance to see the best basketball team in town play live? With today’s Groupon, you can because $22 gets you one ticket to see the New York Liberty take on the Indiana Fever at Madison Square Garden on June 26 at 7:30 p.m. That's half off the normal ticket price! You'll also get cheer sticks and access to a post-game autograph session, where the players will write acrostic poems on basketballs and glossy photos.
Relive your childhood fantasy of playing goalie in the NHL with seats behind the net for one of three LA Kings games. With today's Groupon, $31 gets you a seat in the 200 level of the Staples Center ($62 value), that's far enough to give you a full-rink view, yet close enough to hear lonely mumbles of the Zamboni driver.
The story of the Los Angeles Dodgers begins in 1884 in Brooklyn, New York, where the team tried out such names as the Bridegrooms, the Superbas, and the Robins before finally settling on the Dodgers in 1932. A scant 15 years later, the club played a vital role in the American civil-rights movement, as Jackie Robinson became the first African American to don a Major League uniform. When Robinson retired after the 1956 season, players such as Don Drysdale and Duke Snider picked up the torch and, along with owner Walter O'Malley, led the team on a cross-country move to Los Angeles in 1958. The club settled into its new home four years later, erecting the stadium in which it's since won four World Series titles. Unlike most modern fields, which use giant green screens to appear surrounded by city skylines, Dodger Stadium sits in the shadow of the real San Gabriel Mountains, and the 56,000-seat ballpark was selected by MLB players as the best stadium in baseball in a 2003 Sports Illustrated poll.
Reflecting their zeal and do-it-yourself confidence, the LA. Derby Dolls zip around a 100?x60? banked oval track that they built themselves with the help of friends and family members. The track?s customized slope and elevation enables them to hit breakneck paces normally reserved for cheetahs that can afford their own cleats. Bout attendees can wander over to the factory?s Doll Mall for Stila Cosmetics, apparel and jewelry, food from the likes of Garage Pizza, and visit the Mohawk Bend Bar for craft beers from Golden Road Brewing or a Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum cocktail.
Although fans keep the air moving, the Doll Factory doesn?t have air conditioning or heating, so audience members should dress according to the season. Bout attendees can park their cars for $10 at Silver Lake Medical Center or their motorcycles and scooters for $5 at the Westlake entrance.
Recognizing the opportunities that having such a large track gives them, the Derby Dolls have expanded their community involvement by offering the venue for events such as the TwentyWonder fundraiser for the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles.
In the words of his colleague Michael Phelps, Kevin Clements is "a great training partner and a wonderful friend." But in the words of Kevin's trainees at SSC Day Clinic, he's an effective coach with a one-of-a-kind training style. He may have earned the official distinction of being the world's third-fastest swimmer in 2003, but at the clinic, Kevin slows down, teaching swimmers different techniques in focused two-hour sessions. Students of all ages and experience levels are welcome at the clinics, which can be taken individually or in sequences of five to round out a swimmer's repertoire.