The Tulsa Shock traces its roots back to 1998, when they entered the second WNBA season as the Detroit Shock. In the following decade, the Shock established itself as one of the league's premier franchises, winning titles in 2003, 2006, and 2008. The team took its championship pedigree to Tulsa in 2010, where it fills a basketball-sized void in a city without an NBA team or at least a mayor capable of dunking.
At Star Skate, you might find skaters trailing balloon bouquets or waving glow sticks as they circulate smoothly around the rink. These—along with providing dishes of ice cream, hot dogs, and soda—are a few of the ways the staff helps party guests celebrate birthdays and other events. But whether it’s someone’s birthday or not, guests can always celebrate the joy of frictionless frolicking by outfitting their feet with roller, inline, or speed skates at any of Star Skate’s four locations.
On Saturday, January 25, restaurants from around Tulsa will gather at the BOK Center for Wingapalooza, a showcase to crown Tulsa's best wings. The field includes McNellie's, Rusty Crane, Full Moon Caf?, Lucky?s, Baxter's, and 20 other restaurants known for their outstanding wings, wing sauces, or wing preparation. In addition to feasting on wings all day and pretending to be a food critic for a made-up magazine called The Winger, attendees can also grab drinks from cash bars and listen to live cover music by My So Called Band.
Now in their 86th season, the Harlem Globetrotters continue to entertain millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a trademark blend of athletic precision and razzle-dazzle showmanship. For their 2012 world tour, a rotating roster of Globetrotter favourites takes to the hardwood each game, so spectators might spot Special K Daley sharing a behind-the-back pass with newcomer Jacob “Hops” Tucker, the 2011 College Slam Dunk champion whose 50-inch vertical leap cruelly dashed his dreams of working in a ceiling-fan store. The Globetrotters might also present a study in contrasts with five-foot-two Too Tall Hall and seven-foot-eight Paul "Tiny" Sturgess, the world's tallest professional basketball player.
The Double-A affiliates of the Colorado Rockies, the Tulsa Drillers while away summers at OneOK Field in heated pursuit of the Texas League championship under the tactical leadership of skipper Duane Espy. On July 23, the Drillers welcome the Arkansas Travelers for a Saturday evening tilt, battling their division rivals in a baseball brawl to determine league standings, bragging rights, and which state gets to declare the change-up as its official pitch. From field reserved seats along the third-base line, spectators track every ball and bunt, cheering precision strikeouts from Christian Friedrich and rest of the bullpen or the slugging prowess of homerun threats Scott Beerer and Tim Wheeler. Take a break from the game for a visit with special guests from the Dallas Cowboys cheerleading squad, who promote cross-sport goodwill with five performances, fan photo opportunities, and a pom-pom adoption center.
Miller Swim School's instructors bring their personal flare to lessons. But at the end of the day, there's one unifying cause among all of them: they love teaching water safety and swimming to families. The school's programs fit any and all age groups and skill levels, and the teachers of classes such as Diaper Dolphins and Torpedo Tots understand that introducing kids to water can be tough. So they've cultivated their programs to make that transition easier, eventually sending kids onto more-challenging levels such as stroke development, swim team, and even lifeguard training. The school is no stranger to fun either, as it hosts parties for kids complete with complimentary T-shirts.