Families frequent Boulder Valley Ice to glide across their NHL-size rink, participate in beginner skating lessons, and get their hockey fix with adult and 3 versus 3 leagues. They also hit the ice to celebrate birthdays and events complete with add-ons such as cake, ice cream, and reserved tables adorned in balloons and confetti made from the lost teeth of pro hockey players.
Framed by the distant peaks of the Rocky Mountains, Coal Creek Golf Course twists and turns 6,879 yards of fairways and greens through a gauntlet of ponds and mature trees. One of 10 different holes in which golfers encounter water, the par-4 6th is regarded as Coal Creek's most difficult hole, featuring the layout's narrowest fairway, a pond to gobble up drives that veer left, and towering trees to block out any shot that strays to the right or gets adopted by a hungry squirrel. The par-4 18th hole offers a fitting end to the round with a tricky, 425-yard dogleg right crisscrossed by the waters of Coal Creek. The course also boasts a staff of PGA professionals who can help clients add length to their drives or learn how to change a golf cart's tire in lessons offered for players of all ages and abilities.
Course at a Glance:
Some runners race for the thrill of victory while others just want to escape from the living dead. Half traditional 5K, half horror movie come to life, the Zombie Run 5K has something for everyone. At the starting line, the human racers—known for their ability to enunciate, give warm handshakes, and appreciate paprika—are tipped off that horror looms as they embark from a flipped tanker that has spilled zombie-birthing toxic goo. After a 1K warm-up, the tension ratchets as contestants enter the second K's militarized zone, where the walking, lurching, and jogging dead begin to give chase.
Now since zombies are a fictional creation, they're played by fellow racers clad in bloody makeup and trained in zombie choreography. And since eating people is still illegal in the U.S., humans wear flags that the zombies grab in lieu of chomping. Zombies multiply like zombie rabbits across three more running zones, including a vaccination hydration center reprieve and a heart-pounding 2K free-for-all to the finish. Alive or "dead," everybody gets to finish the race, which is followed by the Quarantine Party—featuring live DJ music from alive DJs, snacks and refreshments, and movie-quality zombie makeovers for people who want to nail the job interviews they have the next day.