Cabin fever sets in soon after the first snow, and it's not long before the wind sounds like were-cats and the snowmen start creeping closer and closer to the door. Escape the house for an enjoyable wintry treat with today's deal to the opening round of the 35th Annual World Championship Ice Racing Series at Wells Fargo Arena, taking place November 13 at 7:30 p.m. Choose from two ticket options:
- For $20, you get two adult 100-level tickets (a $40 value online or $44 at the door)
- For $5, you get one children's ticket (an $8 value online or $10 at the door)
Competitive ice racing combines the no-holds-barred action of motorsports with the acrobatic leaps and fiery crashes of ice dancing. Motorbikes and four-wheel ATVs race around the frozen donut over the course of more than 20 different races that span around two-and-a-half hours, spraying ice chips and amazing spectators with high-octane excitement. For every zamboni that's cleaned up after a hockey game, dreaming of their very own moment in the spotlight, this pulse-pounding spectacle is the fruition of those petrol-powered hopes.
Iowa Events Center
Since 2007, foodies have flocked to Iowa's Premier Beer, Wine & Food Expopresented by Hy-Vee each year to check out food and drink booths, watch cooking demonstrations, and meet chefs and wine makers. Guests explore more than 100 booths filled with samples of wines, craft beer, food, and cheeses they may purchase and store at a complimentary drop-off location until they’re ready to leave. Expo-goers may also enjoy cooking demonstrations and meet-and-greet sessions with local and regional chefs and brewmasters, including Dick Leinenkugal, Bruce Nissen of Crispin Cider, and more. Not to be outdone, local chefs share the secret techniques, ingredients, and facial expressions they use to make popular regional dishes.