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The Colorado Ice at The Tri-Cities Fever

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The Colorado Ice have a short week as they travel to Washington State to take on the Tri-Cities Fever at 8:05pm April 26. Now that the Ice have won four games in a row, are leading the Intense Conference and have a bye week next week this is a game that is a must win to keep up momentum for the second half of the season.

The Fever are coming off a win against the Green Bay Blizzard after losing the rest of their games this season. Returning home and coming off that win the Fever will have some fire under their belt. Against the Green Bay Blizzard this past weekend Fever quarterback Houston Lillard threw for 241 yards and had seven touchdowns.

In their last meeting the Ice limited Lillard to only one touchdown and threw three interceptions. The Ice defense has the most interceptions in the league right now with 11 and four defensive touchdowns. They limited the Fever to their lowest point total of the season and offensively the Ice had touchdowns from five different players.

Proving their depth even more in this past weekend’s 69-42 win, the Ice had four injured players: running back Dennis Kennedy, receiver Justin Helwege and defensive backs Corey Sample and Harcourt Farquharson. The Ice were able to successfully do some rearranging and several players stepped up in unfamiliar territory including recently signed quarterback Jake Johnson who started at linebacker and moving to running back and finally quarterback in the last quarter. Defensive back Deante Purvis was moved to the running back spot in the second half of the game and had one touchdown. Hopefully Kennedy, Farquharson and Sample will be returning this week.

As always the game will be broadcasted live on americaonesports or 1310kfka.

Colorado Ice take the Conference lead with 69-42 win over the Texas Revolution

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The Colorado Ice win their fourth straight game beating the Texas Revolution 69-42 and taking top spot in the Intense Conference.

Ice quarterback Willie Copeland (13) had his best game of the season so far with 223 yards, seven touchdowns. Six of those in the first half alone. Copeland’s key redzone receiver Kyle Kaiser (8) had three touchdowns and 62 yards. Kaiser now leads the league with 12 touchdowns this season. Jasonus Tillery (88) was the Ice’s yardage leader with 67 yards and two touchdowns.

Overall the Ice was more effective with their possessions. Colorado scored on 12 of their 15 possessions while Texas had roughly 10 more minutes of possession but was only able to convert on one of seven third downs.

The Colorado Ice continue to dominate in their first halfs considering they have scored at least five touchdowns in the first half in the past three games including this win. They scored six out of their seven possessions in this game.

Runza Player of the Game Dequinta Jones (91) had the best all-around game on defense. He had two solo tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles, and one broken up pass. Jason Jones (54) provided the most trouble for the Revolution offense having three sacks. Joe Thornton (1) also had an interception in the Revolution redzone which he returned for a 51-yard touchdown. Malcolm Williams (24) also had an interception in the last seconds of the first half.

In the second half they had defensive back Deante Purvis (6) in as running back spot with a rushing touchdown. This was after he had a fumble recovery and four tackles in the game, seven total tackles. Recently signed receiver James Davis Jr (17) had one touchdown and 13 yards. Backup quarterback Jake Johnson (10) was also able to provide relief in the fourth quarter after Copeland left the game.

 

The Ice travel to Washington State to take on the Tri-Cities Fever April 26. The Ice’s next home game is at 6:00pm, May 10 against the Texas Revolution.

The Colorado Ice vs The Texas Revolution

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The Colorado Ice’s two-game road trip starts this Saturday, April 19 against the Texas Revolution at 6pm. The Revolution have lost two straight games on the road and returning home they will be craving a win. The Colorado Ice may have more at stake on this win though considering they are a half game away from leading the Intense Conference.

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The Ice defense needs to continue to control the game as they are currently the second best defense in the league, being only .8 average points per game behind leading the league. They will have a tough matchup against Texas quarterback Jimmy Coy who averages 163.6 passing yards per game, second in the league. Coy obviously knows how to connect with receiver Clinton Solomon in the end zone being he leads the league in touchdowns with 10.

Coy was injured this past week against the Nebraska Danger in the beginning of the second quarter and did not return. To replace him were receivers Solomon and later Ramonce Taylor. It has not been announced if Coy is healthy to play this week but if Texas has to use their receiving power behind center expect the Ice to take advantage.

The Revolution cannot seem to find running rhythm with having only 151 rushing yards in total this season. This has hurt them significantly as they average 186 yards per game having the worst offense in the league.

The Texas defense does have decent stopping power while only allowing 191 points this season, leading the league. They also have a league high 10 interceptions

The Colorado Ice’s Kyle Kaiser is just one touchdown behind Solomon, having the second most touchdowns in the league with nine. Kaiser has been a key part of the Ice’s 22 touchdowns and 161.2 yards average which both are ranked second in the league. Both Kaiser and Jasonus Tillery are ranked in the top five receivers in the league averaging 53 and 56.2 yards per game respectively.

For the third straight week a Colorado Ice player has been named an IFL Player of the Week, four total this season including:

  • Philip Welch – kicker – special teams – week three
  • Dennis Kennedy – running back – offense – week six
  • Willie Copeland – quarterback – offense – week seven
  • The Ice have also had honorable mention honors eight times this season.

The Ice will hopefully be able to continue that league dominating play and take over the division lead this week. A win over the Texas Revolution is vital to that goal. Fans can watch the game at americaonesports.com or listen live at 1310kfka.com.

Get your Business in Front of Colorado Ice Fans

Posted by: Cassie Jazmine-Newcomb

Getting exposure for your business online and offline is essential to your success. A few years ago I was working in a phone room and this phone room was making about 2 million dollars…a week. The owner of the company came out to talk to us and he said something that I will never forget. He said, “Marketing is the life blood of a business.”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYou might be wondering’ “What in the world does that have to do with the Colorado Ice?” Well, the Colorado Ice needs sponsors for their team and in return for sponsoring the team they give their sponsors ads in various places on the internet and at the games and other places.

Imagine people all over Northern Colorado Googling phrases like Arena Football Colorado or Colorado Ice and the Colorado ice website comes up. Now as these folks poke around on the website they see the partner’s link. People like to do business with people who support causes and other things that they like. They click on the partner’s link and there is your ad for them to click on and check out your business.

Maybe they do business with you maybe they are just check you out for the moment. That of course is up to the customer. Then they go to a game and as they are watching the Colorado ice play they realize that they recognize a logo down on the walls surrounding the field. Yep, that is right they have found you again.

This sort of thing keeps happening over and over as they are engaged in being a fan and after a while they need your services and decide that since the Colorado Ice can trust you so can they! Now you have acquired a new customer.

But here is the question… Does it really work? Well let’s take a look here at who thinks it does.

Some of the Colorado Ice sponsors include big names like:

  • McDonald’s
  • Qdoba Event’s Center
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
  • Runza
  • Santiago’s
  • Perkin’s
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Subway
  • Rodeway Inn
  • Taste of Philly
  • Jersey Mikes
  • Homewood Suite’s Hilton
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Pepsi

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People look for the Colorado Ice everyday online and off line because the games are fun and when you associate your business with the Colorado Ice you are showing everyone what team you support and people who are looking for your product may choose to come to your business after seeing your business being prominently displayed by the Colorado Ice.

The Colorado Ice often go to their sponsors locations for their own charitable events too! For example, sometimes the Ice will go to McDonald for the McDonald’s McTeacher’s night. The Ice get their pictures taken with fans and they sign autographs at McDonald’s. The event raises money for local schools so they can buy much needed supplies.

Or how about the after parties? After the games the Ice will often head over to the Boot Grill and hang out after the games. That would be pretty cool wouldn’t it? Obviously, this can’t happen at every location that sponsors the team so you will have to talk to us to determine what the Ice can do that will be best for your company and what is available.

To contact the Ice for advertising and get your questions answered head on over to the, advertise with us link on the Colorado Ice website: http://www.thecoloradoice.com/advertise-us/

The Colorado Ice works with business and charities because we are committed to making a difference in the local community. The more folks we can work with the bigger difference that we can make together.

So you’ve got to wonder what difference advertising with the Colorado Ice could make for your business. Are you currently being found in searches online for keywords like Arena Football Colorado or Colorado Ice? I am guessing not but it is powerful to be associated with a powerful brand name such as the Colorado Ice.

You don’t want to go and try to rank your website for keywords like arena football Colorado either, unless you are related to this field, because Google doesn’t like it when you try to rank for keywords that are unrelated to your business.

So come talk to us about advertising your business. At least contact us to see if we can help you. There is no harm in making a phone call or sending us an email.

Here are just a few ways we can help:

  • Social Media – Facebook, Twitter
  • Newsletter
  • Field Logos
  • Dasher Banners
  • Arena Banners
  • Half-Time Sponsor
  • Field Sponsor
  • Radio Ads
  • On Field Promotions
  • Host Team Meals
  • And more…

For an extensive list head over to http://www.thecoloradoice.com/advertise-us/ and contact us today!

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Colorado Ice Defense Continues to Dominate in 55-28 Win Against the Tri-Cities Fever

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Fort Collins, CO – The Colorado Ice defense has been exceptional to say the least in the Ice’s 55-28 win.

Proving why they are one of the top defenses in the league the Ice limited the Fever to just 185 yards and the Fever’s lowest point total this season. Runza player of the game Chancey Aghayere (95) had a key third down sack as well as 3 tackles.

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The rest of the stats speak for itself as almost every player for the Ice had a defensive stop. This included three interceptions by Harcourt Farquharson (18), Malcolm Williams (24) and one by Corey Sample (20), which was returned for a touchdown.

The Ice had a total of six broken up passes, two of which came from defensive back Deante Purvis (6). Dequinta Jones (90) also had two of the three Ice blocked field goals.

Offensively the Ice had touchdowns from a variety of players, including two from quarterback Willie Copeland (13), Donald Fusilier (9), Kyle Kaiser (8), Dennis Kennedy (7) and Jasonus Tillery (88). Kennedy was the team’s leading receiver with 107 yards.

The Colorado Ice have a two week road trip to Texas Revolution followed by the Tri-Cities Fever. The next home game is May 10th against the Texas Revolution at 6:00pm.

Colorado Ice Football in Loveland this weekend

Posted by: Cassie Jazmine-Newcomb

So far this season in Colorado Ice football the competition has been fierce. The team has played 5 total games. Two times now the Colorado Ice has faced the Sioux Falls Storm and both of these times the Colorado Ice has lost. The Sioux Falls Storm is the previous years United bowl Champions.

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As for the other three games this season the Colorado Ice has been coming out on top. They faced off with the Wyoming cavalry twice now coming out the victor both times and they battled it out at the Budweiser event center with the Nebraska Danger for another victory on the field!

If you’re looking for things to do in Loveland on Sunday, April 13th then you are in luck because the Tri-Cities Fever is on their way to play the Ice. The Tri-Cities Fever has not been fairing as well as the Ice has this season. They have had a four game losing streak so far this season and they plan to come at the Ice with everything they’ve got in order to get the win in this game.

The Colorado Ice however is no joke when it comes to playing indoor football so if the Tri-Cities Fever wants to actually take this win home then they better be able to bring one heck of a game to the table.

The offense for the Tri-Cities fever is strong but their defense has been their major downfall so far this season and the Ice are sure to exploit any weaknesses they can find.

Colorado Ice football player Joe Thornton is just on great example of the players on the team that are going to help the Ice dominate on the field this Sunday. Joe has a 34 tackles this season alone. That tells me that he knows where the offense for the other team is heading and that he plans to get their first. It must be the gummy worms that are fueling this man that give him such a great ability to get his job done!

Another great example of a Colorado Ice Football player is wide receiver Kyle Kaiser. Kyle has had a great streak this season when it comes to getting touchdowns for the team and I am sure that we can expect to see this player blasting through the defense of the Tri-Cities fever this weekend.

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For things to do in Loveland going to see Colorado Ice football this weekend is just about the most fun you can have in a couple hour period of time.

This game against the Tri-Cities Fever is just the first time the Ice will be facing them on the field this season. There are going to be three total games that will be played during this season that will involve these two teams. This one will be played right here at home in Loveland, Colorado. The next two however will be played on the road at the Toyota Center in Kennewick Washington.

After the game is over this weekend you might still be looking for things to do in Loveland and you are in luck because after the game you can continue your Colorado Ice football experience by heading over to the Boot Grill.

The team will be meeting there for an after party whether they win or lose. The Boot Grill makes a mean burger and their mango chicken and steaks are to die for, too! You’ll really enjoy this event especially if the Ice wins!

The after party will begin at 6:30pm and you can plan on being there for a couple of hours and then the after party will stop at 8:30pm. There are not too many things to do in Loveland so you won’t want to miss coming to this game and then hanging out with the Colorado Ice as they are celebrating yet another victory on the field (hopefully).

Kids are welcome at the game and at the after party as well. The game will be played in its usual venue, the Budweiser events center which is located at 5290 Arena Cir, Loveland, CO 80538 and you can get your tickets either online or by calling 970-472-0128.

Then after the game you’ll need to know the address of the Boot Grill if you’d like to come hang out with the Colorado Ice so here it is 4164 Clydesdale Pkwy, Loveland, CO 80538 and you can reach their restaurant if you have any questions about their menu at 970-685-4737.

When you come out this weekend remember that there are unique balls for every game this season and you can purchase them at the game or take your chances and maybe one will fall into your hands as you are sitting in the stands enjoying the game! Then you can take your new ball down to the field after the game and have some of the players sign it!

 

Colorado Ice Indoor Football Sponsors Love Your Business!

Posted by: Cassie Jazmine-Newcomb

Did you know the Colorado Ice indoor football team has sponsors? These businesses make sure the Colorado Ice can continue to play. There are several different categories that these sponsors fall into, everything from food to auto repair and in this post we will take a look at them. Maybe you can use one or more of these services and support Colorado Ice indoor football in the process.

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I like to eat so let’s take a look at the places to eat first shall we?

One of our sponsor’s servers up some pretty mean BBQ and that sponsor would be Dickey’s Barbecue and Dickey’s is also one of the locations that we hold our Fort Collins activities. Then for Mexican food we have Santiago’s. There is always the classic hamburgers from McDonald’s or if you are more in the mood for some island style burgers and tacos then you might want to try out the Island Grill in Loveland or Fort Collins.

For Gyros and Burgers head on over to George’s Gyros and Burgers in Greeley. Maybe it is morning and these other options don’t seem very breakfast like. If that is the case then you might try one of the classic restaurants that support us, Perkins Restaurant and Bakery throughout Northern Colorado.

We know there are other sports out there other than Colorado Ice indoor football that you might want to watch and there is no better place to watch those sports and hang out with your friends than Buffalo Wild Wings.

If you are in a hurry there is always a Subway close by that can get you in and out with a delicious sandwich.

Another host of our Loveland activities is Runza. For me this is a nostalgic place because I used to eat there as a kid until I moved to Denver and there weren’t any around. Now I can go to the Loveland location and enjoy the food I had as a kid! Love it!

Yet another great place to grab a beer and watch some sports is the Sport’s Station American Grill in Loveland. You can play some pool and grab a burger over at Steak Out Saloon in downtown Fort Collins.

An option that most people don’t realize delivers is Taste of Philly and their cheese steak sandwiches are delicious. If you prefer a cold sandwich there is Jersey Mike’s too.

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George’s Pizza and Gyro’s in Loveland will make your taste buds happy or if you want a spicy burrito then go to one of your local convenience stores and get a Lorenzo’s burrito.

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is another great option for lunch or dinner!

Another option for getting food right to your door would be Domino’s Pizza or the neighborhood Marco’s Pizza on Lemay and Prospect.

As if these options weren’t enough we still have many more sponsors who are delicious. Serious Texas Bar-B-Q in North Loveland and North Fort Collins and of course another location that we host our Loveland activities at, The Boot Grill on Crossroads by the Budweiser Events Center and now in Fort Collins at Mason and Laurel!

Then there are the non-food items as well!

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Want to listen to some sports on the radio? You will want to tune your radio to 1310 am and listen to KFKA for the Ice game broadcasts and also for the the Coaches show. ESPN 105.5 also has interviews with Coach O’Neal and can get you additional info on local sports.

If you are more in the mood to rock out then 94.3 Loud Wire might be the choice for you. Want some Country check out K99 or Big Country 97.9.  

Do you drive a truck here in Northern Colorado? Keep Iron Mountain Truck and Auto in mind if you need any collision repairs, detailing or  a new paint job.

Agfinity, Inc. offers four scholarships to students of Aims College in addition to supporting the Future Farmers of America.  You have a chance at an Agfinity gift card to use at one of their Gas Stations or Convenience Stores when you purchase an Agfinity Football Toss ball at any of the Ice home games.

The Qdoba Events Center is the home office of the Colorado Ice in South Fort Collins. The Youth Olympic Sports Academy and local Roller Derby teams also call the Qdoba Events Center home. They have drop in skating, inline hockey, volley ball and many other activities.

If you are moving then contact Watson Moving and Storage to help you out and call Mid Western Steam Clean to make sure your upholstery is getting cleaned properly.

Power Apps That Work,  can help you get your business on your customer’s cell phone by creating an app for your business. You can get your short commercial on local television through Local Eyes TV Advertising and get your payroll taken care of by COPAC Payroll.

With all of this driving around supporting our sponsors you might need to get some work on your car. No matter where you are in Northern Colorado we have someone that can help. For the 4 x 4 enthusiast check out CRP 4×4 in Greeley, needs some transmission work and are in Loveland stop by Atlas Transmission. For any Subaru needs you can go to Nice Car, Inc. in Downtown Fort Collins or Subaru of Loveland. B-Town Automotive in Berthoud is the local mechanic you can trust to get you back on the road.

Fill up on gas at Johnson’s Corner and while you are there grab one of their cinnamon rolls too.

Work Well Occupational Medicine can help out both the worker that needs medical attention and the business owner that is looking for a trusted partner to work with on their workers compensation needs.

Need a sign or banner for your business or an event, want to wrap a vehicle or just have an idea of something you would like get printed. Contact Connecting Signs in Fort Collins. They have many options to help you brand a business or to get a Welcome Home! banner for a loved one.

Want to get into shape and are tired of the same gym options? Check out Title Boxing Club for group classes and individual training.

While you read the Thrifty Nickel you can get a tan at Aqua Bay Tans then head over to Scott Family Health for a massage or acupuncture appointment.

Unfortunately I can’t put all of our sponsors in a single article or I would but since I can’t head over to the sponsors page at http://www.TheColoradoIce.com/Partners and see an extensive list of all of them!

Player Profile – Joe Thornton

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After returning a punt for a touchdown, recording 13 tackles, two pass deflections and a forced fumble Thornton was a clear choice for this week’s Runza Player of the Game.
So far this season Thornton has had 34 tackles and ranks third with 9.5 tackles per game. He was listed as an Honorable Mention for the league Defensive Player of the Week award.
Thornton’s football career began at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga in which he started at the end of his freshman year. In his 38 game career he recorded 10 or more tackles in seven games, having 269 career tackles.
In his senior year in 2009 he was named Second Team All-Southern Conference and led the team with 95 tackles. He was given the Scrappy Moore Award which is awarded to an athlete who has succeeded in academics, athletics and socially. He graduated in 2010 with a degree in Criminal Justice.
When he’s not playing football Thornton is a personal trainer specializing in body fitness and sports performance for children and adults ages 8 and above. He also trains the Icicles dance team.

The Colorado Ice vs Tri Cities Fever

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After a last minute 51-50 win against the Wyoming Cavalry the Ice come back home to take on the Tri-Cities Fever at the Budweiser Event Center at 3:00pm.

The Fever are coming off a four game losing streak however they currently have the second best offense in the league having 253 yards per game, they’ve said that this game against the Ice is a “must win.” Quarterback Dante Warren will be one of the Ice’s biggest offensive threats. He is very versatile judging by his 11 touchdown passes in combination with his five rushing touchdowns and he is also second in the league with averaging 48 rushing yards per game. Warren also has a variety of receiving options to throw to including Dejuan Miller and Jackie Chambers who both have four touchdowns this season. They have seven players who have caught at least one touchdown pass.

Their biggest weakness is their defense. They are ranked seventh in the league and are allowing an average 54.2 yards per game.

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The Ice have the best defense in the league while only allowing 35.8 points per game. This past weekend against Wyoming they had a stellar first half with six touchdowns however mistakes, mainly on special teams resulted in three blocked field goals. That is one problem that head coach Heron O’Neal is going to address this week in practice. “We will be working on special teams more diligently this week and correct the mistakes that were made. That will be a point of emphasis.”

The Ice have 231 yards per game however quarterback Willie Copeland is in the top 5 chart of the league for both yards per game and touchdowns with 157.8 and 14 respectively. Kyle Kaiser is also on that board with seven touchdowns so far this season.

This week will be a vital test for both teams as the best defense in the league, the Ice matches up with one of the best offenses in the league, the Fever. After this week the Ice are on a two game road streak in Texas and Tri-Cities so they need to continue the winning momentum.

A Little Bit of the Indoor Football Leagues History

Posted by: Cassie Jazmine-Newcomb

The Indoor Football League (IFL) came about back in 2008. It is a professional indoor football league and there are 2 conferences. The Intense conference and the United Conference.

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The Intense Conference consists of:

  • The Colorado Ice plays in Loveland, Colorado and is coached by Heron O’Neal. They play at the Budweiser Events Center and the team formed in 2006.
  • The Nebraska Danger’s home base is Grand Island, Nebraska. The Danger is coached by Mike Davis and when they are playing at home they are playing at the Eihusen arena. They began playing with the indoor football leagues in 2011.
  • Tri-Cities Fever began playing in the IFL back in 2010. They play in the Toyota Center in Kennewick, Washington where they are coached by Adam Shackleford.
  • Wyoming Cavalry have been playing in the IFL since 2011 up North in Casper, Wyoming at the Casper Events Center. The Cavalry are coached by Ryan Lingenfelder
  • The Billings Wolves who call Billings, Montana home will be coming to the IFL in 2015. They will be coached by James Walton and once they get on the field next year they’ll be playing at the Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark.

The United Conference Consists of:

  • The Bemidji Axemen are coached by Robert Fuller. This team just joined the IFl this year and they are playing at the Sanford Center in Bemidji, Minnesota.
  • The Cedar Rapids Titans are from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They started in 2012 so they’ve been around now for a couple years now and there head coach is Mark Stoute.
  • Green Bay Blizzard came onto the scene back in 2010 and they are being coached by Chad Baldwin. They are from Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin where they play at the Resch Center
  • Sioux Falls Storm were last years United Bowl Championship. They are from Sioux Falls, South Dakota where they play indoor football at the Sioux Falls Arena. The team has been around since 2009 and they are currently being coached by Kurtiss Riggs.
  • Texas Revolution come to us from Allen, Texas, they are coached by Chris Williams. The team started in the IFL in 2010 and they play at the Allen Event Center

If you are looking for tickets to football games in your area then check out any of these team’s respective websites.

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The United Bowl is the indoor football leagues version of the Super Bowl. So far the competition has been fierce on the way to the United Bowl Championship every year.

Back in 2009 the United Bowl was played by the Billings Outlaws and the River City Rage. The Rage are no longer part of the IFL.  The Outlaws won this championship game 71-62 in a sold out Rim Rock Auto Arena.

In 2010 there was another sold out crowd that came to see the Billings Outlaws vs the Sioux Falls Storm. Once again the Billings Outlaws took home the championship 43-34.

Then in 2011 the United Bowl was won by the Sioux Falls Storm when they played against the Tri-Cities Fever. The Storm won this championship game 37-10.

The next year in 2012 both of the previous year’s teams were back again and once again the Sioux Falls Storm dominated the Tri-Cities Fever in the championship game 59-32.

Last year in 2013 the Sioux Falls Storm was back again but this time the Tri-Cities Fever didn’t make it to the Championship. This time the game was played by the Sioux Falls Storm and the Nebraska Danger. It was a close game last year but the Sioux Falls Storm won the championship for the third year in a row this time the storm won the game 43-40.

There have been several teams that have come and gone over the last several years but the IFL continues to experience success over all. I, for one am hoping to see the Colorado Ice get to the United Bowl for the 2014 season.

The team looks pretty solid over all. The preseason game for 2014 was won by the Colorado Ice when they took on the Pueblo Steel. That game was won by a ridiculous spread. The score was 100-7 with the Colorado Ice winning.

The tickets for football games went quickly for the next several games which included the Ice vs The Sioux Falls Storm, The Nebraska Danger and the Wyoming Cavalry.

The Ice won the Nebraska Danger game and the Wyoming Cavalry games but they lost against the Sioux Falls Storm.

If you are ready to get tickets for football games in Colorado then all you need to do is look at the Colorado Ice Schedule here http://www.thecoloradoice.com/schedule/ then pick the game you would like to go to, follow the links on the website and purchase you tickets for the game day.

So head over to get your tickets for football games that the Ice will be playing in and we will see you at the game!

Winter Stifles Most Things to do in Greeley, but Not This Thing

Posted by: Cassie Jazmine-Newcomb

It sure has been a rough winter this year. It just snowed again where I live and I am thinking that if it doesn’t clear up fairly soon we are all going to go insane, unless of course you love the snow for some reason. Fortunately there are things to in Greeley that are both fun and indoors.

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When it comes to Greeley events there are a lot of different things that could be interesting. For example it could be fun and interesting to head over to the Greeley Freight Station museum. If you were to decide to check that out you would notice that it is well a freight museum so it features trains.

You could go and explore the currently freezing outdoors if you wanted too. There are a number of different trails and you can rent bikes to explore these trails. You might even see some wildlife out there on the trails.

If you can even entertain the thought of getting wet, given the weather recently, there is a Family Fun Plex that features an indoor aquatic center or you could head out doors and play mini golf.

There is also skating rink, bowling alleys and the bowling alley even glows in the dark and while these things may be fun during the summer hours I personally wouldn’t want to do most of them in the winter snow we have been getting recently.

Yep, the options of things to do in Greeley are certainly limited. However if you are willing to look outside of the normal Greeley events and look just a little west you will notice that there is a town called Loveland. Loveland provides some other options that Greeley simply doesn’t have.

For example, there is The Loveland shops and the Budweiser event center. For my money I would go with the events at the Budweiser event center.

The things to do in Greeley pale in comparison to being able to go to the Budweiser event center. The Budweiser event center boasts cool events, some of which you can bring your friends to and some of which maybe you shouldn’t. For example there is the Colorado Ice games. These games are a blast.

The games feature 2 indoor football teams going head to head in a very fast paced and exciting game. Recently the Colorado Ice played the Nebraska Danger. The Ice won and everyone there had a great time.

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Some other things that happen at the Budweiser Event Center are monster truck rallies and comedians like Ron White visit and there are also Mixed Martial Arts events. While I love doing all of these things there seems to be only a few of them that I could bring kids to.

I meant here is zero, zip, zilch, nada chance that I would ever bring a child to see Ron White. Although I find him extremely funny myself his humor is not for the munchkins in our lives. I mean maybe if it was Jeff Foxworthy the kids could go but Ron is a bit too adult.

The indoor football games on the other hand are amazingly family friendly. The games keep the kids engaged and the events between the games are entertaining and let kids participate in them.

Given the weather recently these indoor football games are an ideal thing to do with the family too because it is… well…indoors. That’ll keep that wicked snow off of your head.

The Ice games for the rest of the season are featuring some great, unique, custom footballs too. The Footballs will be unique for each game that is being played. As this sport grows you may find that these balls form the early seasons become more and more valuable.

NFL scouts come to watch the Colorado Ice play too. So those balls you get signed by the players could be really valuable if you get the signature of one of the IFL players who gets drafted by the NFL and becomes the next Peyton Manning. Sure it’s a long shot but these sort of things happen. Someone has a Peyton Manning autograph from before he was super famous and it’s now valuable even though it wasn’t when the item was first signed.

How do you get to one of these games? Well you can buy tickets online through the Colorado Ice website or you can head down the road to the Budweiser event center and get your tickets there.

Have you been to one or more of the Colorado Ice games? Have you been a fan for the entire time that the Colorado ice has been around? Or maybe you’ve only been to one game ever but you loved it?

Well, let me know what you thought about the Colorado Ice games in the comments below.

Keep in Touch With the Ice on our Social Networks and Mobile App!

Posted by: Cassie Jazmine-Newcomb

We all are busy in life. Things that are important to us but not urgent often take a back seat to the more urgent demands that life throws at us every day. Obviously, getting the kids to school is a lot more important that downloading your favorite team’s mobile app to your phone so you can follow your favorite indoor football teams, like the Colorado Ice.

1535497_10152335110741328_763569279_nThe indoor football teams make sure to make their mobile app and all of their social networking sites available on our websites because we know it is hard to keep up with what is going on in the world even in today’s society with all of the incredible communication tools we have.

The indoor Football teams all have their various ways to keep in contact with their fans and the Colorado Ice is no exception to the rule. The Ice keeps in touch with our fans through several mediums including:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Google +
  • Web Site and Blog
  • Mobile App

These methods of communication are only good though if you come visit us on them!

It can be very fun when you come to talk about indoor football on our Facebook page. We will respond back to you too!

Facebook

On the Colorado Ice Facebook page you will notice we have all kinds of cool stuff that we post for you.  You’ll know all about the upcoming events, What the score is when the games are being played, Pictures and videos of the action in case you can’t be at the game live and more.

Who knows you might even come over to our Facebook page and see your own picture in the time line. So come on over to Facebook and give our page a like!

Twitter

Twitter is probably the only social network that is as fast paced as the Colorado Ice games. Because of the simplicity of Twitter we can keep you updated on what is happening at a game or on how the team is contributing to the local area. Follow us over on Twitter if that is your preferred platform.

YouTube

head-imageThere is no better way to actually see what happens in a game (other than being there live) than YouTube. If you have never been to a game YouTube s a great way to try it before you buy it. On our YouTube channel you’ll see some football as well as the players interacting with kids and their parents at the games. To me there is nothing cooler than watching child’s face light up when he or she gets to meet one of the Colorado Ice player in real life. The kids just love it and you can see the expressions on their faces for yourself by going over to our YouTube channel and subscribing.

Instagram

When I was a kid we had football player’s trading cards. These cards were cool because they had the image of some of my favorite players on them and I could exchange these cards with my friends. These cards could be traded and sold too. If you have a great card even today you can get some really good money out of them.

Well you won’t be seeing any money out of our Instagram pictures but you can share them with your friends and you can see all of your favorite players and the Colorado Icicles dancers too!

Google +

In many ways Facebook and Google + are very similar. One major advantage of Google + though is they aren’t limiting who can see our posts like Facebook does so you can come over and give us a +1 and get all of the updates right in your newsfeed. Like Instagram there are a lot of photos that you can see on our Google + account too.

Web Site and Blog

Our website and blog are the best ways to keep track of what is going on with the team. We are constantly updating our website and blog to keep you up to date on all of the happenings with the Ice. For example this last weekend the Ice won the game against the Nebraska Danger. The two indoor football teams had a close game but it was the Colorado Ice that came out on top!

Mobile App

Out mobile app might even trump our website and blog for keeping up on the things happening with the Colorado Ice. None of the Social site are even close because all you need to do is look at your phone to see the time and you’ll notice the Colorado ice mobile app sitting right there beside your phones clock. Then with just the touch of the screen you can know exactly what is going on. If you are like me you might even have the app opened when you take your phone out of your pocket because your leg opened the mobile app while still in your pocket!

See you on our Social Networks!

Colorado Ice squeaks out a win against Cavalry, 51-50

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Fort Collins, CO – Malcolm Williams (24) sealed the 51-50 win for the Colorado Ice with an interception from the Cavalry in the last seconds of the game.

In the first half the Colorado Ice dominated with 6 touchdowns by a plethora of players. This included Kyle Kaiser (8), Donald Fusilier (9), Willie Copeland (13), Jasonus Tillery and linebacker Joe Thornton (1) to lead 41-26 at the half. Thornton was named the Runza Player of the Game after running a kick off back for the touchdown and several other key defensive stops he made. He proves to be a vital part of the defense and more importantly the Ice’s success this season.

The Wyoming Cavalry gained some momentum in the last five seconds of the first half by scoring two touchdowns and a two-point conversion and that continued into the second half as the Cavalry went on a scoring run that continued to tie the game at 44 with 6 minutes left in the game.

Colorado Ice receiver Fusilier (9) caught a touchdown pass with 2:16 left in the game to take the lead and gain the momentum back.

Due to technical difficulties stats are unavailable at the time of this release. This game saw the Ice get called for over 100 yards of penalties and a poor showing of the special teams with two blocked PATs that were turned into Wyoming touchdowns.

The Colorado Ice returns to the Budweiser Event Center Sunday, April 13th to take on the Tri-Cities Fever at 3:00 pm for Washington’s Sports Bar and Grills Sunday Fun Day. The Winona Elementary Choir will be singing the National Anthem, the Ault VFW Post 4334 will be the color guard and the Loveland Youth Athletic Association will be fundraising with the Agfinity Football Toss.

Come to the Ice game and meet Sparta Combat League MMA fighters, get signed up to win a Cruzin Cooler or a Signed Helmet and Football courtesy of Nice Car, Inc. Go by Dickey’s of Fort Collins to sign up for a chance to be in the Dickey’s food eating contest at the Ice game.

The Colorado Ice are proud members of the Indoor Football League (IFL).  All home games are played at the Budweiser Events Center located in Loveland, Colorado.  2014 ticket information is available by contacting the Colorado Ice offices at (970) 472-0128. For more information, please visit www.thecoloradoice.com

Positive Role Models at an Indoor Football Game

Posted by: Cassie Jazmine-Newcomb

On any given day in Northern Colorado or for that matter anywhere in the entire country there are news stories that are plastered everywhere about negative things that go on in our communities. Some of these things are really bad.

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To see all of the negative Northern Colorado events all you need to do is turn on the television and you will get your fill of how bad any city in the country can be.

There used to be something people called, “Role Models” A role model is someone that kids wanted to be like. Kids could often be found running around pretending they were John Wayne or John Elway. There were superheroes and kids looked up to their parents. It is not that kids have quit looking up to people. Kids out there are modeling their favorite sports players, actors and even cartoons.

I think that one thing we can do to make sure that kids get good role models is bring them to an indoor football game from time to time. At an indoor football game they will see players like Colorado Ice wide receiver, Kyle Kaiser. Kyle Kaiser is killing it on the field in every game he plays and he is someone who never gives up on his dreams.

Obviously, Kyle is not the only potential role model for your child on the team. I understand that you would hope your kids would look up to you and they most likely do. Kids do like to look up to people who are “larger than life.” Also kids pick all kinds of different role models throughout their lives and if you can expose them to more good quality people then they are more likely to choose good role models than bad ones.

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The role model options within the Ice are not just for boys either and they are not all football players. After the game kids get to meet the players down on the field. They also get to meet the Colorado Icicles. The Icicles are the Dancers for the team. Women like Rehannon Crumb who is the director and head coach of the Icicles.

Rehannon is a leader both on the field and off of the field. She is a special education teacher at Walt Clark Middle School and she is also the director for Just for Kix of Berthoud, which teaches kids to dance.

Rehannon is someone who followed her dreams, makes a difference in the communities that she is committed to and enjoys her life. Hard to beat that when it comes to a role model for the kiddos.

When you bring your kids to our Northern Colorado events such as an indoor football game or a player meet and greet you will quickly find that you have made a good choice. The players, the icicles and the staff are all great people who your kids can look up to from afar.

When I was a boy one of my favorite memories was going to a baseball game. While I was there I had a blast but the best part by far was getting a high five from one of the players that I looked up to. Your kids can have a similar experience to that when you bring decide to take them to an indoor football game.

There is yet another type of person who could look up to. The staff and the owners! The staff positions are not as glamorous as the players or the Icicles but they serve vital functions. Without these folks the games couldn’t even go on.

On this subject I want to tell you a short story. There was a former US president who meets with a retired general. I am not going to get into politics here and that is why I left their names out. Any way the general and the ex-president get to together from time to time. In an interview with the former general was asked what he and the ex-President talk about when they get together.

The General said they talk about football…and what teams they are going to buy.

So that is what your kids might be talking about one day if they can get a spark from meeting one of the Colorado Ice staff or team owners. Coming to a single indoor football game or maybe one of the other Colorado events could be just the thing to light a fire under your child and let him or her really see what could happen in life with just a little motivation from the right people.

For that matter, maybe just maybe it will light a fire under you too and you will go out and start to take action on goals that you haven’t pursued in years.

See you at the game!

Know the Rules of the game and get your football game tickets

Posted by: Cassie Jazmine-Newcomb

Are you excited for the upcoming weekend? Are you online looking for things to do in Loveland? Or maybe you are looking for football tickets? Well, whatever you were looking for you have ended up here and this is the best place you could have ended up for making your weekend a fantastic.

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When you get some football game tickets this weekend and come down to see the Colorado Ice play you will find out that the game is a bit different than standard football and I would like to share some of the things that are different so you know exactly what you are going to and what is going on.

Let’s start with the field.

The Field

The field is smaller than the standard football field. The standard football field is 120 yards long and 53.33 yards wide with goal posts at the ends. The indoor football field is 50 yards long with eight yard end zones and it is only 28 yards wide.

Another thing to note about the field is there is no room to actually go out of bounds. The sidelines for an indoor football team means they have run into a short padded wall.

Goal Posts

The Goal posts are 10 feet wide and they are 18-20 feet tall. Whereas the standard NFL goal posts are placed on poles to hold them up, the indoor football goal posts are hung from the ceiling. This allows for them to be moved when there are other events in the indoor arena. They are hung 10 feet above the ground.

Coaches

Only one coach is allowed on the field at any given time. The offensive and defensive coordinators typically switch throughout the game.

Sidelines

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As I mentioned above the sidelines are different in the indoor football league. The sidelines are called dasher boards. They are about 4 feet in height and padded to make sure the players don’t get hurt.

The dasher boards are made of high density foam that is 3 to 5 inches thick and the teams use them to promote businesses that sponsor the teams.

Team Rosters

Twenty active players dress each game and there are four players on a practice squad.

Time of Play

When you buy football game tickets you might be interested to know how long the game is going to last.

There is no specific definitive answer however there are four 15 minute quarters, there is a 20 minute half time event that includes some fun half time activities. There are 2, 90 second media time outs per quarter and a 60 second warning at the end of both halves. So plan to be at the game for a couple of hours.

Overtime Rules

There is no limit to the number of overtime periods. Each one consists of a series by each offense. Each overtime period will start at the offensive 20 yard line.

Scoring

For every touch down a player makes he will score 6 points. A conversion place kick is 1 point. A conversion pass or run is 2 points. A field goal is worth 3 points. Drop kick field goals are worth a whopping 4 points. A safety is worth 2 points and a rouge is worth 1 point.

Kicking

Kickoffs are from the goal line. The kicker may use a 1” tee. Punting is illegal in the IFL. On a fourth down the teams must either attempt to get a first down or they must kick a field goal.

Defense

The defense consists of 8 players on the field. 3 of them are down line men.

Offense

The offense can have 8 total players on the field. Four of these players can be on the line of scrimmage and 2 players can be in forward motion.

Week One: Conference Finals

The number one conference will host the number two conference and the winners will be crowned the conference champions.

Week Two: League Championship

The higher seeded champion hosts the lower seeded conference champion and the winner of this game will be crowned the United Bowl Champion.

I think this is about all you will need to know when you decide to buy football game tickets to see the Colorado Ice play.

For things to do in Loveland the most fun thing you can do is come on out to see the Colorado Ice play any number of the IFL teams.

I hope this has helped you get a grasp on the game so you will know exactly what is going on when you get your seat.

So now that you know all of this information you will know most everything you need to enjoy the game once you buy your football game tickets.

See you at the game!

Game Preview: The Colorado Ice vs. The Wyoming Cavalry

Posted by: Colorado Ice

The Colorado Ice travel to Casper, Wyoming this Friday to take on the Wyoming Cavalry at 7:05 pm. In their last meeting the Ice dominated the Cavalry 73-22 including nine touchdowns, three sacks and three interceptions.

After a well deserved 38-30 win against the Nebraska Danger this past week the Colorado Ice now have the best defense in the league, limiting opponents to 35.8 points per game and 126.8 passing yards. Offensively the Ice has had some difficulty executing but seemed to gain some rhythm against the Danger, specifically Dennis Kennedy who had three touchdowns during the game. Among the other touchdowns were Kyle Kaiser and Jasonus Tillery.

However this is a different game, especially being in the Cavalry’s house. They are coming off their first game at home and their win of the season against the Texas Revolution 28-24. Quarterback Sam Durley threw for 102 yards and two touchdowns but threw two interceptions. Samuel Charles and Rolan Woodland were among the leading with receivers, each having a touchdown. Anthony Carter and Justin Cooper were the team’s leading rushers with a touchdown each as well.

The Ice’s only away game this season was when the team played the undefeated Sioux Falls Storm in a stadium that is on a 37 home game winning streak. Even though the Ice lost 37-50 having faced an opponent in that kind of venue should have provided the team with great practice to face Wyoming.

The Colorado Ice Schedule for the month of April will knock your socks off

Posted by: Cassie Jazmine-Newcomb

There are several games coming up on the Colorado Ice schedule as well as several events coming up in the next couple months and I thought that today I would share some of these events and what they are all about.

twocs6The first game on the Colorado football schedule is this Sunday March 30th at 3pm. The Colorado Ice will be playing the Nebraska Danger at the Budweiser events center. This game is associated with a couple of different events. The Ice vs Danger game is raising money to help prevent child abuse and to raise awareness about how you can help. When you call 970-472-0128 and mention 28 hours of hope you can get discount tickets and a portion of your ticket will go to the 28 hours of hope cause.

On the Colorado Ice schedule there is an after party over at the Boot Grill in Loveland, Colorado that you can attend. You will be able to meet some of the team members and get some dinner.

The next event on the Colorado football schedule is the very next day on March 31st 2014. There is a player meet and greet at Noodles and Company. The address for this event is 1550 Fall River Dr. right here in Loveland, Colorado.

In April the Colorado football schedule gets even more exciting. To start the month off the Colorado Ice will be celebrating the Runza player of the game. This event will be taking place on the 1st of April at the Runza of Loveland at 2204 North Lincoln avenue 4:30-6:30pm.

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On the 3rd of April from 11am until noon there will be a player meet and greet at Dickey’s barbecue pit. This event will be in Fort Collins and the address is 2721 S. College Ave #2, Fort Collins, CO. Then later that same evening the Ice will be headed over to McDonald’s to support a McDonald’s McTeacher’s night. This event will take place at the McDonalds on Horsetooth and Timber line rd in Fort Collins Colorado.

The next thing on the Colorado Ice schedule is an away game. The Ice will be headed up to Casper Wyoming to play the Wyoming Cavalry at the Casper event center. Kick off for this game happens at 7:05 on April 4th. Casper isn’t too far away maybe you’re in the mood for a short road trip.

On the 8th, 15th and the 22nd the tradition of the Runza player of the game events will continue at the Runza of Loveland. All of these events will be from 4:30-6:30 at the same Runza Restaurant that I mentioned above hopefully we will see you at least one of these events this month.

I also mentioned the player meet and greet event at the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit and it turns out that the previous event is not the only meet and greet at this location in the month of April. There are actually two more meet and greet events both from 11 until noon one on the 10th and the other on the 17th.

Backing up a bit on the Colorado Ice schedule there is another game on the 13th of April. In this game the Ice will be matching up with the Tri-Cities Fever just down the road at the Budweiser Event Center. The kick off for this game is scheduled for 3pm. Then after the game it is back over to the Boot Grill again for another after party from 6:30 until 8:30 pm. So it will be another great full day of Colorado Ice fun.

The Colorado Ice will be facing off with the Texas Revolution about a week later at the Allen event center in Allen, Texas. If you happen to be in the area for this event the address is 200 e Stacy Road on the 19th of April. The kickoff for this game will be at 6:05pm.

The final game for the month of April will be against the Tri-Cities Fever but this time it will be an away game. The game will be played at the Toyota Center at 700 W Grandridge Blvd in Kennewick Washington and the kickoff will happen at 8:05pm.

So Colorado Ice schedule for the month of April promises to be fun and action packed. I am sure that you will have a great time at any of the events this coming month and that you won’t want to miss any of the local events that are going to happen.

Remember to bring a camera with you and get your picture taken with the Colorado Ice players, the Colorado Icicles dancers, and of course Glacier the Colorado Ice mascot.

The Ice and the Icicles will autograph your Colorado Ice gear as well so make sure that you remember to bring anything that you want signed with you!

 

Meet the Colorado Icicles at McDonald’s for McTeacher night

Posted by: Cassie Jazmine-Newcomb

Teachers are a very important part of our society. They teach our kids important things like reading, writing and math. These hard working individuals are rarely appreciated as much as they could be. Sometimes these folks don’t have enough resources through the school that they work for to get their jobs done effectively. That is why the McDonalds on Timberline and Horse tooth will be hosting a McTeacher night on Thursday April 3rd 2014 from 4-8pm. From 6-8pm some of the Colorado Ice indoor football team players and the Colorado Icicles will be there to meet you and sign your Colorado Ice gear!

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You might be wondering what is the McTeacher night all about. Well the McTeacher night is a fundraising event that takes place in a McDonald’s location so there is a lot of people making their way through the event over the course of the evening. You may have noticed that the time frame for the event is from 4pm to 8pm like I mentioned. This time frame makes it the peak hours for McDonald’s dinner time rush. That is why the indoor football team players and the Colorado Icicles show up at 6pm, to maximize the people they get to meet!

The teachers, parents, student and friends are invited to work at the McDonalds and they raise money for their school! The money has a designated purpose. The designated purpose can be things like:

  • Sports Uniforms
  • Band Equipment
  • Theater Needs
  • P.E. Equipment
  • Anything else the school needs!

Everyone associated with the school is encouraged to show up and see their teachers serving up the various different McDonald’s items including hamburgers, fries and shakes. Those shake machines can be quite the handful so who knows what will happen! Maybe the Colorado Ice team mascot, Glacier, will get in on the action!

I do know that Grimace has been known to make appearances at this particular McDonald’s too. I don’t know if it will happen that night but who knows maybe you and your kids can get a picture with Grimace and Glacier. Anything can happen on nights like this.

The best part is all you need to do to participate is show up and get some McDonald’s food. Then you can take your time meeting the Colorado Ice Indoor football team, the Colorado Icicles and Glacier. If you will just do that during the designated times (4-8pm) then you are helping the school raise funds because a portion of the proceeds from all of the food sales goes toward the school.

This is one event that is coming up but it turns out the Colorado Ice indoor football team, the Colorado Icicles and Glacier also support other worthy causes in the community as well. The Ice have supported these non-profits in the past:

  • Tough Enough to Wear Pink- Larimer County
  • Angel Faces
  • Rainbow for Girls
  • Boy Scouts
  • Cub Scouts
  • Loveland Youth Athletic Association
  • Pop Warner
  • High School Boosters
  • PTA’s
  • Loveland Elk’s Lodge number 1051
  • Johnstown/Milliken VFW
  • 4-H Groups
  • Animal Shelters
  • 48 hours of hope
  • And more
Image courtesy of Cassie Newcomb

Image courtesy of Cassie Newcomb

Our indoor football team and the Colorado Icicles love to go out to these events and make the biggest difference that they can in the community. The team is also willing to donate a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales to the causes that they are supporting and they are also willing to donate money from the Agfinity, Inc. Football toss.

If you or anyone you know owns or runs a non-profit and you would love to have some of the Colorado Ice players, the Colorado Icicles dancers and/or Glacier come to your event then here is what you need to do. Send an email to goice@thecoloradoice.com and request to learn more about the fund raising opportunities or get an appearance/donation form.

Of course you are going to want to come see some of the games that are coming up soon. For example before the Ice make their way over to McDonald’s they will be helping to raise money for the 28 hours of Hope campaign in the upcoming game against the Nebraska Danger on March 30th. 28 hours of hope is a radio fundraising campaign to raise money and awareness of Child abuse prevention. You can get discounted tickets for that game and support this amazing cause by calling 970-472-0128.

With all this charity going on it’s almost impossible to go to a game or see the ice without doing something good for the community. So come on out and see the games or just meet us over at McDonalds and remember to wear you Colorado ice gear and bring your cameras. You are going to want to get some autographs and pictures while you are with us at the various charitable events.

We’ll see you at the game!

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The Colorado Ice Control the Game Tempo to Beat the Nebraska Danger 38-30

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Fort Collins, CO – The Colorado Ice effectively control the ball to beat the Nebraska Danger 38-30, limiting the Danger to their 72 yards, their lowest yardage total of their history.

The first half began with a touchdown by receiver Kyle Kaiser (8) early in the game followed by two from running back Dennis Kennedy (7). The Danger were able to answer back with almost every possession in the first half. This included touchdowns from Rainer Rackley (11), Jacob Payne (23) and quarterback Cody Kirby (17). The Ice were able to maintain the lead 24-21 in the first half thanks to major defensive pressure by the Ice, specifically Dequinta Jones (90) and a sack by Chancey Aghayere (95).

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The Ice started off the second half with an impressive interception by Harcourt Farquharson (5) in which he leaped over the wall and caught the ball in the stands. This established the tempo for the rest of the game as the defense continued to perform at an elite level. This included a sack by newly signed lineman Jason Jones (90) and a blocked pass by Farquharson (5). The defense also had the help of the 12th man – the Colorado Ice fans to create some crowd noise, which contributed to at least one offsides penalty against the Danger offense.

Despite a touchdown that resulted from a fumble recovery by the Danger and a field goal the Ice continued to maintain the offensive tempo for the game including Kennedy (7) having his third touchdown of the game along with Jasonus Tilley (88) having an 18-yard touchdown pass.

The Colorado Ice travel to Wyoming to take on the Cavalry Friday, April 4th. The next home game will be Sunday, April 13th against the Tri-Cities Fever.

Things to do in Northern Colorado with the Colorado Ice

Posted by: Cassie Jazmine-Newcomb

I was looking for things to do in Northern Colorado today. You know places like Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland and all of the little communities up here in that make up the northern part of this great state. I found several different things and I thought I would share a few of them with you.

Image courtesy of Cassie Newcomb

Image courtesy of Cassie Newcomb

Some of things to do in Northern Colorado are kind of fun. Things like hiking the Horsetooth falls trail or taking a tour of any of the breweries can be a great time but in my mind one thing stands head and shoulders above the rest. That one thing is going to a Colorado football game featuring the Colorado Ice!

These games are fun and exciting. These Colorado football games are part of the IFL. The IFL started back in 2003 by two business men in Texas. Back then there were only six teams and for 5 seasons every single game that got scheduled got played. The league wasn’t called the Indoor Football League back then they were called the Intense Football League.

There was another league back then too. They called themselves the United Indoor Football Alliance and they had four continuous years of success.

The folks who formed these individual leagues started to take note of each other and over time they became friends because of their mutual respect for each other’s success.

Then in 2008 the two leagues decided to dissolve their former affiliations and merge into the Indoor Football League.

There are two different conferences in within the IFL. The United Conference and the Intense Conference.

The United Conference consists of:

  • Bemidji Axe Men
  • Cedar Rapids Titans
  • Green Bay Blizzard
  • Sioux Falls Storm
  • Texas Revolution

The Intense Conference consists of:

  • The Colorado Ice
  • Nebraska Danger
  • Tri-Cities Fever
  • Wyoming Cavalry
Image courtesy of Cassie Newcomb

Image courtesy of Cassie Newcomb

You might be asking yourself what does this have to do with things to do in Northern Colorado and here is the answer. You could go to one of the Colorado football games or one of the events that is being put on in the near future!

For example you could Go on over to Mcdonald’s McTeachers night that is coming up on April 3rd. The Colorado Ice will be at the McDonald’s on HorseTooth and Timberline Road in Fort Collins from 6pm-8pm. The event however kicks off at 4pm so you can get over there whenever you would like to and make a difference for some of the local schools in Fort Collins.

After the Colorado football game at the Budweiser event center featuring the Colorado Ice vs the Nebraska Danger there is going to be an after party with the Ice.

Both the game and the after party will be on March 30th. The game will begin at 3pm and the after party will start at 6:30 and will go until 8:30pm. You can meet the Ice over at the Boot Grill in Loveland, Colorado for the after party. Here is the address: 4164 Clydesdale Pkwy, Loveland, CO 80538.

Then there is another event where you can meet the Colorado Ice at Noodle’s and Company! This event is a player meet and greet. Just make your way over to the Noodle’s and Company at 1550 Fall River Dr. in Loveland, Colorado from 3:30-5:30pm on March 31, 2014. At this event you’ll be able to meet some of the Colorado ice players.

I am not sure who will be there but you could meet players like The Runza Player of the Game, Dennis Kennedy.

Dennis is a running back for the Colorado Ice. He is committed to making everyone he meets smile and he went to the University of Akron. He is from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and his favorite sports team is the Dallas Cowboys.

Dennis might not be at the event at Noodle’s in company but make sure to grab your Colorado Ice gear to get it signed by all of the player’s that are there.

Speaking of the Runza Player of the game there is another event in the near future that you can go to! It is the Runza Player of the Game event. This event will take place on April 1st 2014 at the Runza of Loveland. The time for this event will be 4:30-6:30pm. This Runza is located at 2204 North Lincoln Avenue Loveland, Colorado.

You will get to meet the player of the game when you come to this event! Again make sure to bring your Ice gear to get your autographs.

Just a side note for those of you who don’t know what a Runza sandwich is. A Runza sandwich is home baked bread with hamburger and other ingredients baked inside of it. I always get one whenever I pass by a Runza. It’s a bit of nostalgia for me. SO come on down get yourself a Runza and meet the player of the game!

Indoor Football Brings Friends Together!

Posted by: Cassie Jazmine-Newcomb

The clash of the helmets. The jump to catch the interception. The strategy unfolding. The utter domination of the other team. Your favorite player and of course the amazing plays that end up in an amazing touchdown. These are some of the things we love about indoor  football!

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I mean seriously there is nothing like looking for things to do in Fort Collins and finding out there is an indoor football game that is happening. Then you get to the game and there is interception after interception. The only thing that is better than complete domination of the other team is a close game.

A game where you are on the edge of your seat. You can’t even take your eyes off the game because every time you do you miss something awesome that you won’t see again ever. These are the games that die hard fans live for.

Who doesn’t love to see Kyle Kaiser make an amazing catch and go running like crazy down the field with the whole other team trailing behind him?

Or how about watching as the defense bull doze their way through the offense and sac the quarterback?

There just isn’t anything better than watching some indoor football in all of its glory on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

If you are looking for things to do in Fort Collins this Sunday then come on out to see the Colorado Ice make their stats even better as they go head to head with the Nebraska Danger.

You will want to bring your whole family along too. The indoor football games are all family friendly.

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Speaking of the games being family friendly when was the last time that you got together with your friends that have kids? My friends started to have kids several years ago and when that happened we all went our separate ways. Not because the kids were a problem their parents were just too busy to see me or I was too busy to see them.

But what does that have to do with indoor football?

Because the games are family friendly they provide the perfect opportunity to start seeing those old friends again. Your kids can finally meet their kids. You and your family can be watching the game with your friends and their families. Just make it a huge party. A family friendly party of course but who says you can’t have a drink or two with your buddies at the game.

If you decide now to get some tickets to the Colorado Ice vs Nebraska Danger game you could be hanging out just like old times but with kids as early as this weekend!

This game coming up is a great game to go to, too because there will not only be unique footballs that will only be used at this game but when you buy one of these footballs you will be helping kids who are in abusive situations.

The money from the balls will be going to the K-99 28 hours of hope campaign. So look at your munchkin right now and make a decision to come on over to the game. To spend time with them and to make a difference for all the kids out there that are not in good homes.

Then after the game is over head on over to the Boot Grill in Loveland for some dinner and to hang out at the Ice after party! I actually don’t know if there could be something that will be more fun this weekend than getting together with old friends, hanging out with the wife and kids, then hanging out with the Colorado Ice. And the best part is you can buy a football and make a difference for the kids in your community!

You’ll love that the Colorado Ice chose to host their after party at the boot grill. The Boot grill has some great food like hand cut steaks and half pound burgers. Doesn’t that sound like a lot more fun that sitting at home or going to watch another movie? I think so.

So here’s what you should do:

  • Head over to the Colorado Ice website
  • Buy some tickets for your family and friends
  • Call your friends and tell them to meet you at the game
  • Go to the game
  • Tell your friends they need to buy a ball to support kids who are being abused
  • Buy your own ball
  • Grab a beer
  • Watch the game
  • Cheer like crazy
  • Head over to the Boot Grill with your friends
  • Eat dinner
  • Spend the rest of the evening talking about the game and catching up

See you at the game!

Looking for things to do in Colorado? How about Colorado Ice Indoor Football!

Posted by: Cassie Jazmine-Newcomb

The kids are bored. They have been at home for the last several weeks because school has let out for the summer and they have been sitting around playing video games. They have been exceptionally good. They’ve been getting their chores done and it is really nice to have them. You’ve been looking for things to do in Colorado but there really hasn’t been too many kid friendly things to do. Especially in the Northern Colorado area.

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The kids are going to start complaining that there is nothing to do really soon. You also realize that it has been several weeks since the kids have gotten outside especially since winter has been such a cold bitter experience this year and the kids wouldn’t go outside to play even if you would have been willing to let them.

But now the sun is shining and the kids are still inside. They’re playing their videos games, their chores are done and they are even playing nicely with each other but you know it isn’t good for them to be sitting inside staring at the television for the entire summer so you decide it is time for them to get some exercise.

You decide video game time is over and they need to get outside and get some exercise and play with their friends. After a short while you look out the window to check on them and you see your kids playing some football!

That is when you get an idea! You decide to jump on the internet and look for Colorado Ice Indoor Football. You quickly find the Colorado Ice Indoor football website. You have found something you think your kids would love to do! After all you just heard your child yell from outside, “I am Willie Copeland. The greatest Quarter back ever!” or at least you think that is what you heard. That is when you decide to take action. You decide you are going to buy some tickets to the Colorado Ice Indoor football game!

You click on the schedule and events tab on the Colorado Ice Indoor football website and you see there is a game this weekend and now you start to notice you are getting really excited because you are sure the kids are going to love going to see the game.

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As the excitement bubbles up inside of you, you have the thought of asking the kids if they want to go to the game but then you remember what you heard just a second ago about Willie Copeland. You know they are going to love it so you decide that you won’t ruin the surprise. You buy the tickets now.

The kids come barreling through the door for water and snacks. Playing football outside has made them all very hungry and thirsty. Now you are almost bursting with excitement you realize the kids are going to love it!

Game day arrives and you go into their rooms to wake them up. You tell them they need to get up because you have a surprise for them and they need to get ready to go! Confused but excited the kids get out of bed and get dressed. You are loving the smiles on their faces and the eager anticipation that comes with getting a surprise. You’re loving hearing their constant questioning of what the surprise is but you aren’t going to tell them a thing. You aren’t going to tell them the thing to do in Colorado that you found. You are a great keeper of secrets, at least this time…

The kids are dressed and ready to go. You chuckle as you realize they certainly got ready for their surprise a lot faster than when you get them up to go to school!

The tension is mounting as you get closer to the Budweiser events center. The kids see the arena now and they now know where they are going! They start to yell, “Are we going to see the Colorado Ice play!?”

You can’t contain yourself any longer so you exclaim, “Yes!” The kids scream and that is when you really get that you did something awesome for your kids and they love it! Best surprise ever!

You and the kids get inside. You buy a beer and some snacks for the kids then you go and find your seats. The fun is just about to begin and the kids couldn’t be any happier. You couldn’t be happier, more excited or more satisfied.

As the kickoff is about to happen your kids look over with a sparkle in their eyes and say, “Thank you! We love you!” You now know that they are going to be really excited when they realize you actually got season tickets to the game and they get to come back and do it again next week! Best idea ever!

Game Preview: Colorado Ice vs Nebraska Danger

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The Colorado Ice (1-2) welcome the Nebraska Danger (4-1) Sunday, March 30 to the Budweiser Events Center at 3:00 pm. The Ice are coming off a bye week after their second loss to the Sioux Falls Storm. The Storm continue to be undefeated for the season and now have 36 straight wins in South Dakota. Going against a team like the Storm twice in three weeks has been a great test for the Ice and has motivated the team for high expectations.

During their week off the Ice have picked up players that will hopefully meet these high expectations. The four players signed include: former New England Patriots’ Markell Carter (LB) and Malcolm Williams (DB), New Orleans Saints’ Louiszell Alexander (OL) and from the University of Mississippi Jason Jones (DL).

The Danger are coming off a late win against the Bemidji Axemen 48-38. The Axemen had a 10 point lead heading into the third quarter but the Danger capitalized on the Axemen’s mistakes including a missed field goal and interception.

The Danger are tied for second in the league in interceptions with six with Jamar Love being their asset with three interceptions for 113 yards; two returned for touchdowns. The Danger also lead the league in sacks with 16 and Linebacker, Pig Brown having five alone.

For the Colorado Ice, receiver Kyle Kaiser and linebacker Joe Thornton lead the team with both being in the top five in the league of their respective positions. The Ice defense is currently fourth in the league limiting opponents to just 37.7 points per game.

The offense has had trouble finding a rhythm being seventh in the league with 228.7 yards per game. Colorado Ice Head Coach Heron O’Neal said so far this season “executing better is the problem. We are getting close to where we want to be with getting a high level of execution of the game plan.”

For this week that execution involves getting the new players “up to speed by practicing those techniques and situations to get them acclimated,” according to O’Neal.

By adding four new players with extensive experience and having time to heal with a bye week the Ice should be able to execute more effectively.

Colorado Ice Indoor Football is helping prevent child abuse

Posted by: Cassie Jazmine-Newcomb

According to visitfortcollins.com Money magazine named Fort Collins the best place in the country to live. There is some very good reasons for that. I am sure one of those reasons is because Fort Collins is an absolutely beautiful place to live. Fort Collins Activities are extremely fun and it is the only place where you can see Colorado Ice Indoor Football.

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With the mountains close by there are plenty of outdoor activities that could be done. You could go hiking, kayaking or even ice skating if you know where to go.

With Fort Collins being the largest producer of beer in Colorado there is a good amount of brewery tours that can be taken. These tours can certainly be fun and there is nothing like getting a fresh brewed beer.

Whether you are an outdoors person or not will make a difference with how much you enjoy many of the Fort Collins activities that are available. You could have a blast climbing any of the mountains just outside of Colorado if you enjoy that sort of thing. Winter in Colorado can be brutal though and if you aren’t prepared to go into the mountains you could get very cold if the weather takes a bad turn, so if you are going to do this sort of thing go prepared.

There is a way to enjoy yourself without having to freeze. Colorado Ice Indoor football is a great way to spend several afternoons or evenings. You’ll just jump in the car and head a few minutes down the road to the Budweiser event’s center in Loveland Colorado.

Here you can watch a game that will just be amazingly fun. Maybe even grab a beer or two and the kids will love to see and interact with Glacier, the team mascot.

And speaking of kids I want to talk about a subject that is very close to my heart. Child abuse prevention. Every day in this country children are being hurt by their parents and other relatives and that is why the Colorado Ice Indoor football team, The Colorado Ice, have decided to do something about it. The tickets you buy for the upcoming game will be going to prevent Child abuse. This means you will receive a discount on your ticket when you call 970-472-0128 and say that you want the 28 hours of hope tickets.

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These tickets would normally cost 23 dollars and they will be reduced to 18 Dollars. $5 of each of these tickets sold will be going to the 28 hours of hope fund raising event. The Colorado Ice football game that you will be buying tickets to is on the 30th of March, which is a Sunday. The Ice will be facing off with the Nebraska Danger that day.

To get these tickets you must call 970-472-0128 because it is the only place they are available.

There is another way that you can help stop the abuse of these kids. The Agfinity football toss funds will be donated to the 28 hours of hope as well. So once you have purchased your tickets to the game make your way to the football toss booth and get your football.

Every game that is played for the rest of the season will have custom balls. The balls for this game will have the B-town automotive logo on it and they will only be used for this game.

Of course everyone will have the opportunity to catch one of these balls if one happens to come their way into the stands but come on we are talking about preventing Child abuse. Stop by the Football toss booth, get your special ball and then after the game head on down to the field, meet the players, and get that custom ball signed.

So where else can you go in Fort Collins on a Sunday afternoon where you can watch a great Colorado arena football game, get a fresh beer, make a huge difference for kids who really need our help and get a special custom football the will be signed by as many players as you can get to?

Kids deserve to be safe in their environment and you can help and do something you will really love with your family.

You might be wondering what charities the money will be going to. A few of the charities that the money will be going to include: A kid’s place in Greeley, Namaqua center in Loveland and the Child advocacy center in Fort Collins.

These charities help kids like Michelle, Michelle’s parents were fighting so intensely that the neighbors called the police. Michelle says that she and her brother would hide in the closet when their parents were fighting to try and stay safe.

Just by going to this game you will be able to help kids like Michelle and their families get what they need to heal and hopefully stay together! Come watch the game with us. Call 970-472-0128 and get your tickets today.

Colorado Ice Football goes head to head with Child abuse

Posted by: Cassie Jazmine-Newcomb

As only four years old. He was sent to bed for the night because bed time had come. He had been pretty good today but as he laid sat in bed with the lights still on he was looking out the window. He knew his dad would be home soon. He knew he had to get to the light before his dad saw it as he drove up to the house. He was scared of the dark and that is why he kept the light on until he saw his dad coming. He was a lot more scared of his dad than the dark though. If the lights weren’t off when dad got home he was sure to get the belt again. His dad was no small man. Weighing at least 230 pounds this man’s belt across a four year old butt was extremely painful.

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The boy hears a noise. The noise of a car’s engine. Then he sees its headlights. He runs for the light but it may have been too late. He shuts the lights off. He runs back to his bed and pretends to be asleep. He hears loud footsteps coming up the stairs. His door opens. He hears his name yelled from the door.

The belt comes off…again.

This sort of thing happens every night somewhere in the country. Unfortunately, most people never even know this happens to the kid’s right in their very own neighborhood. Even the people who do know aren’t sure what to do about it. They don’t want to see the kids taken from their parents but they also can’t stand to see the child hurt and that is why the Colorado Ice football team is taking a stand against child abuse at one of the next Fort Collins Events.

The Colorado Ice football team will be teaming up with radio station K99 as the morning show guys Brian and Todd stay up for 28 hours straight to raise money and awareness for child abuse prevention.

There will be 2 Fort Collins events that will be taking place to help with raise money and awareness for this noble cause. The first event will be the radio event and the other event will be The Colorado Ice football game!

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The game is going to be at the Budweiser event center. The Colorado Ice will be facing off with the Nebraska Danger. To help the kids however you will need to get your tickets over the phone. All you need to do is call 970-472-0128 and tell the friendly person on the phone that you would like to get some of the 28 hours of hope tickets.

For every ticket you buy you will be helping prevent child abuse. As an additional incentive these tickets will be sold at a discount. Instead of paying the normal price of 23 dollars you will be paying just 18 dollars to this worthy cause.

There is more that you can do too. The Colorado Ice football team has made unique balls for every game for the rest of this season. These balls will have unique colors and sponsor logos on the balls. When you stop by the Agfinity, Inc. football toss booth at the game the money you spend will be donated to the 28 hours of hope event.

The staff, team and dancers for Colorado Ice football all care about the community and that is why they support causes like this. No one wants to see a child hurt. Come join us at the game. You will have an amazing time.

Most of the time kids don’t have a say about whether someone is going to hurt them. As a society we do. We get to say that kids can have a happy child hood where they can feel confident that they will be safe in their own homes. That is what the Colorado Ice are doing in the community at this upcoming game.

The charities and organizations that the money will be going to make a difference with this societal problem every day and the Colorado Ice football team is there to help through this and other Fort Collins events. So head on over to the phone, dial 970-472-0128 and get your tickets now.

You may never know what a difference your purchase of a ticket to this game may mean to a child who is being abused. You may never know the difference that you made when you bought that ticket by calling 970-472-0128 but you will know in your heart that you did what you could. You will know that you made some difference in the world just by going to see a football game that you would have gone to see any way.

Mahatma Gandhi said it best:

“It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”

See you at the game.

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Game Preview: Colorado Ice vs Nebraska Danger

Posted by: Colorado Ice

Fort Collins, CO – The Colorado Ice (1-2) welcome the Nebraska Danger (4-1) Sunday, March 30 to the Budweiser Events Center at 3:00 pm. The Ice are coming off a bye week after their second loss to the Sioux Falls Storm. The Storm continue to be undefeated for the season and now have 36 straight wins in South Dakota. Going against a team like the Storm twice in three weeks has been a great test for the Ice and has motivated the team for high expectations.

During their week off the Ice have picked up players that will hopefully meet these high expectations. The four players signed include: former New England Patriots’ Markell Carter (LB) and Malcolm Williams (DB), New Orleans Saints’ Louiszell Alexander (OL) and from the University of Mississippi Jason Jones (DL).

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The Danger are coming off a late win against the Bemidji Axemen 48-38. The Axemen had a 10 point lead heading into the third quarter but the Danger capitalized on the Axemen’s mistakes including a missed field goal and interception.

The Danger are tied for second in the league in interceptions with six with Jamar Love being their asset with three interceptions for 113 yards; two returned for touchdowns. The Danger also lead the league in sacks with 16 and Linebacker, Pig Brown having five alone.

For the Colorado Ice, receiver Kyle Kaiser and linebacker Joe Thornton lead the team with both being in the top five in the league of their respective positions. The Ice defense is currently fourth in the league limiting opponents to just 37.7 points per game.

The offense has had trouble finding a rhythm being seventh in the league with 228.7 yards per game. Colorado Ice Head Coach Heron O’Neal said so far this season “executing better is the problem. We are getting close to where we want to be with getting a high level of execution of the game plan.”

For this week that execution involves getting the new players “up to speed by practicing those techniques and situations to get them acclimated,” according to O’Neal.

By adding four new players with extensive experience and having time to heal with a bye week the Ice should be able to execute more effectively.

B-Town Auto Game Day Sponsor of 28 Hours of Hope at the Colorado Ice

Posted by: Colorado Ice

Fort Collins, CO – The Colorado Ice is proud to have B-Town Automotive of Berthoud as the game day sponsor for this rivalry game between the Ice and the Nebraska Danger on Sunday, March 30 at 3 p.m.

The 16th Annual 28 hour radiothon will take place on March 27 from 5 a.m. through March 28 at 9 a.m. on K99. The Good Morning Guys,Brian and Todd will stay on air for 28 consecutive hours to raise money and awareness for child abuse prevention. Such organizations include A Kid’s Place in Greeley, Namaqua Center in Loveland and the Child Advocacy Center in Fort Collins.

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For “28 Hours of Hope,” the Colorado Ice have a fundraising ticket available to the Sunday, March 30 game against the Nebraska Danger. Call 970-472-0128 and mention “28 Hours of Hope” to get a regularly priced $23 ticket for $18. Five dollars from each ticket sold will be donated to “28 Hours of Hope.” The game starts at 3 p.m., and the doors open at 2 p.m.

Tickets for “28 Hours of Hope” can ONLY be purchased by calling the Colorado Ice at 970-472-0128 or by going to the Ice office at 218 Smokey Street, Fort Collins, CO 80525.

The Ice will also be donating all funds collected from the Agfinity, Inc. Football Toss at the game to “28 Hours of Hope.” Once at the game, guests are encouraged to stop by the football toss booth and purchase footballs to support this great cause.

Ponderosa Elementary School from Loveland will be singing the National Anthem, and the Flatirons Young Marines will be the Color Guard for this event. The footballs used in this game only include B-Town Automotive’s logo. Guests who catch a ball in the stands can keep them.

Currently the Danger are at the top of the Intense Conference standings, but the Ice are ready for another win to climb back to the top spot.

Hang Out with Your Colorado Ice at various Greeley Area Events!

Posted by: Cassie Jazmine-Newcomb

Do you live in Greeley, Colorado? Are you looking for some fun Greeley events? Well then you have come to the right place. In this post I am going to talk about the events coming up in the Greeley area.

I don’t know how much you know about indoor football teams or indoor football itself but they are fun, high impact games in the Greeley, Colorado area.

So who are these indoor football teams? Well the Colorado team is the Colorado Ice. They play at the Budweiser Events Center right down the road in Loveland, Colorado. This makes it the ideal place for you to take your family for a fun day or evening out.

I have been to 2 of the Colorado Ice games this year and they were a lot of fun. I had no idea what to expect when I got there but I am glad I came.

The upcoming game against the Nebraska Danger is going to have a pretty cool. B-Town Automotive from Berthoud is the Game Day Sponsor and the Ice are holding a fundraiser for the K99 Morning Guys “28 Hours of Hope”.

Here is a list of the indoor football teams in the IFL that will be playing this season:

  • The Colorado Ice (Obviously)
  • The Wyoming Calvary
  • Sioux Falls Storm
  • Nebraska Danger
  • Tri-Cities Fever
  • Texas Revolution
  • Green Bay Blizzard

The players are often out in the community doing various charitable Greeley events. These events are a great way to get to know the players because they aren’t focused on the games. Heck you might even want to bring your Colorado Ice gear to these charitable events so you can get some autographs from the players!

I remember when I was a kid. I went to my first game ever and the game was awesome. The players were high energy. The team I was watching actually lost but it was one of the coolest experiences of my young life at that time. At the end of the game one of the players came by to give us a high five. My friend and I got a ball and the player signed it. To me this was a big deal because he was the first person that I ever met that I thought was famous. Going to these charitable events or to the games and meeting the players could be a lifelong memory for your kids.

After the games you will be able to meet the players down on the field which, I think is pretty cool and you will be able to meet the team mascot, Glacier. You can also meet the Colorado Icicles Dance team.

Glacier is a really fun part of the games because he is running all over the field whenever the team isn’t on it and he is keeping the energy up and the kids just love him. Glacier also leads a lot of the games during the periods where the Ice are not on the field.

Games like throwing balls from the stands into a tiny cooler on the field or eating contests are constantly happening throughout the game. There are also cool prizes to be won when you meet the objective of the games. For example, there are several different gift certificates for various restaurants that are given out at every game to the winners of the contests that are being played.

While I was at the game the other day I did get to see a young girl about 5 or 6 years of age who was actually dancing and using pom poms. She was loving it!

That is what I love about going to the games. I can get down on the field get to know the players, the cheerleaders and even the owners and coaches. I also like that if I am planning a trip out of town that I can see if there is a game going on in the town I am going to.

It is always nice to have some things to do already planned when I am going out of town. Maybe you are from out of town and you are looking for some Greeley events to do with whoever you are visiting? A Colorado Ice game might be for you. Maybe you are coming as a fan of a team other than the Ice…not that I understand why you would…just kidding. We love the team we love but you should love the Ice.

So if you are looking to watch an awesome game, hang out with your favorite indoor football teams and entertain your family for the evening or afternoon then these Greeley events might be the exact thing you are looking for! Check out the Colorado Ice website for more information about these awesome events!

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Colorado Ice Look Forward to Danger!

Posted by: Colorado Ice

The Colorado Ice look forward to having the Nebraska Danger come to the Budweiser Events Center on March 30th. The Danger have started with a 3-1 record as the Ice are 1-2 after dropping a two game series to the Sioux Falls Storm.
The Ice and Danger have been rivals since the Danger came into the IFL and the games are always close. With the Danger having their quarterback, Jameel Sewell, healthy the Ice secondary will have their hands full. The Danger quarterback has the fifth most passing and rushing touchdowns in the IFL. The Danger defense has four players in the top five sack getters standings, starting with Pig Brown that has 4.5 sacks, Stanton 3, Davis 2.5 and Wroten, 2.
Looking at the numbers the Ice are represented by quarterback Willie Copeland (13), who is ranked third in passing touchdowns and fourth in yards per game with 162. Kyle Kaiser (8) is ranked third in receiving yards per game with 66.3 and fourth in receiving touchdowns with 6. Defensively for the Ice Joe Thornton (1) is ranked second in tackles per game with 11.7, with Michael Eby (19) ranked seventh with 9.7 tackles per game.
The Ice will need to put together a solid game both offensively and defensively to pull out the win and get their ranking back up in the Intense Conference.

The Colorado Ice Schedule for the season is action packed

Posted by: Cassie Jazmine-Newcomb

This Sunday, March 30th, 2014 a game will be played at the Budweiser events center. The Colorado Ice indoor football team will be playing the Nebraska Danger. The game promises to be exciting, fun and a Saturday afternoon that you will be talking about with your family all week.

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When you come to watch a Colorado Ice indoor football game you will leave the arena pumped and ready to come back for the next game. You will not soon forget the look in your child’s eye when he looks up at you and says, “Thanks! You’re the best!”

After the game is over you might think the fun has ended and that you are going to go home and be bored for the rest of the day but that is simply not the case. First of all after every game you can go down to the field and meet the Colorado Ice players, the Colorado Icicles dancers and Glacier, the Colorado Ice Mascot.

Then after all of that is over the fun still isn’t over for the day. Not at the next game any way. At 6:30-8:30pm over at the Boot Grill in Loveland the Ice will be hosting an after party! If you would like to come to the Boot Grill you will need the address so here you go: 4164 Clydesdale Parkway Loveland, Colorado 80538.

Let’s take a quick look at what the rest of the Colorado Ice schedule looks like for the 2014 season. First the Colorado Ice indoor football team will be going head to head with The Nebraska Danger. This is the game I was just referencing and it will be taking place on the 30th of March 2014. Just a note here, all of the Home games will be played at the Budweiser events center. The away games will be played at their respective arenas. You can get more information at http://www.thecoloradoIce.com

The next game that will be taking place is a short road trip. The Colorado ice will be playing the Wyoming Cavalry on April 4th at 7:05pm. This is an away game so you will want to check the Colorado Ice website for the details and tickets to this game.

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The Ice come back home for their next game vs the Tri-Cities Fever. The game will take place on the 13th of April at 3pm. This game is going to be a blast so you will want to plan on getting to this one with your family. These games are all family friendly so it is a great way to get out and not have to hire a babysitter and you’ll be able to hang out with your friends that you haven’t seen in a while because they are at home with their kids.

For the next game you would need to mosey your way down to Texas, get your cowboy hat ready so the Ice can go freeze the Texas Revolution at 6:05 on April 19th.

If you are in Washington on the 26th of April you can see the Colorado Ice Indoor football team throw an Ice ball at the Tri-Cities Fever one more time!

On the 10th of May the Texas Revolution will be at the Budweiser events center looking to bring the Texas heat to the Colorado Budweiser events center after the first game but I am sure the Ice will send them back to Texas with chills running down their spine.

After the Colorado Ice indoor football team gets done freezing out the Texas Revolution the Wyoming Cavalry will be heading down to try to get their revenge on May 17th at 6pm.

On May 22nd at The Colorado ice will be invading The Nebraska Danger’s home turf when they head out to Nebraska for yet another mind blowing game at 6:05pm.

After the Colorado ice Indoor football team makes sure Nebraska stays there they will be taking a trip to Wyoming to battle it out on the Wyoming Cavalry’s turf in Wyoming. This game will being at 6:05. Don’t miss it if you are in Wyoming.

The next game that you will want to take note of is two very cold teams. The Colorado Ice will be taking over the Green Bay Blizzard on June 7th at home. This freezing cold game will be at 6pm at the Budweiser event center.

How do you get rid of a Fever? Well a Tri-Cities fever needs to be frozen. Frozen on June 14th by the Colorado Ice. Will be the last game of the regular season and you can go to it and get yourself some cheese in Wisconsin!

These games are going to be fun, fast paced and they can bring your family together to have a great time out of the house. It’s a lot more fun than playing monopoly again.

Want something fun to do in Colorado? Check out the Indoor Football League

Posted by: Cassie Jazmine-Newcomb

If you find yourself wondering what to do in Colorado and you don’t want to be outdoors, check out an Indoor Football League game. You can expect to have lots of fun and stay warm!

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Colorado offers so many different activities for people but most of the focus is for the outdoor enthusiast. Skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, mountain biking, hiking, boating, river rafting, camping, hunting, and even hot air ballooning. And that list isn’t even complete! But even outdoor enthusiasts want a break from the out of doors every now and then. So no matter what your usual preference is for activities, you can change up the pace by heading indoors for a few hours. I recommend checking out an indoor football game.

The Indoor Football League is abbreviated as IFL. The local IFL team is called the Colorado Ice. Their home games are played at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland, CO. I make the drive from south Aurora and I find the games are well worth the commute.

You can count on your usual event center amenities and food options so come hungry and ready to have a good time. The IFL is still growing so you can get tickets pretty cheap and can make a rather large group event out of heading to a game. There are usually box seats available so you can live it up for your friends and family. Also a great birthday party solution. Hint, hint.

There is another great reason to check out an indoor football league game when you are trying to find things to do in Colorado. That reason is supporting your local communities. The Colorado Ice do a lot of charity functions around Colorado. A number of local businesses sponsor the team to gain publicity and help local football star hopefuls get a chance to shine and show what they are made of. All of the sponsors are listed at http://www.thecoloradoice.com/partners/ and there are plenty more panel spots for other local businesses to sponsor the Colorado Ice. These local businesses are part of what we all love about living in Colorado. They make our lives easier in general and they have a vested interest in having Colorado succeed as they have made their homes here as well. If you happen to be a local Colorado entrepreneur, please consider supporting your business through sponsoring the team and giving the local young football stars another avenue to make Colorado proud.

CC Image courtesy of Beverly & Pack on Flickr

CC Image courtesy of Beverly & Pack on Flickr

You never have to worry about missing NFL games by going to an IFL game because the IFL season runs on the NFL off season on purpose. So you don’t have to feel like you aren’t being true to your favorite NFL team. The IFL gives football enthusiasts the opportunity to watch great game play all year long. Yes the IFL games are great game play because these young athletes are playing their best in hopes that they will catch the right eyes to go pro in the NFL. Just maybe you will get to watch the next great player at an IFL game and be able to say “I remember watching him play back in…” We all love those kind of bragging rights.

I almost forgot that one of the best parts of going to the game is how much fun the kids have! They get to go play all kinds of games on the field during breaks. They all seem to flock to the mascot named Glacier. A big white …something. Apparently a bear. I had to go look that up! He is always lots of fun though and does a great job of spreading his time around to see and meet as many children as possible. At the end of the game everyone can go down on the field again and meet the players. Some kids bring the live footballs they caught during the game to sign autographs while others just talk to the players about what it is like to play the game as a professional. Some kids just run around like goofy sugar crazed monsters because it has been a few minutes since the last time they got to run around. The point here is that everyone sure seems to have a great time no matter their attention span for the game.

So the next time you are looking for things to do in Colorado, check out an indoor football league game. You can bring the whole family, support your local communities and have a blast while empowering young athletes. Who knows, maybe you can also encourage your own children to follow their dreams no matter what they are by talking to other young people that are following their dreams.

You can find the latest Colorado Ice home games at http://www.thecoloradoice.com/schedule/

I hope to see you there at the next home game!

How to have a great time at Loveland Activities hosted by the Colorado Ice

Posted by: Cassie Jazmine-Newcomb

Have you ever had one of those days when life just doesn’t seem to be going your way? When everything you touch seems to fall apart? I know I have and I’ve found the best way to avoid having one of those days is proper preparation and that is why I am writing this article.

Sioux Falls RematchI want to make sure that when you are planning for fun Loveland activities, like seeing the Colorado Ice play, that you know what to expect and that you know the best ways to have fun at the game!

Getting to the Game

Nothing is worse than scheduling something that you can’t wait to do and then finding out it is your nephew’s birthday or your best friends going away party and that you bought a ticket for something that you can’t attend. So when you are planning to head to one of the Colorado Ice Loveland Events you will want to make sure that the game or event actually works in your calendar.

Buy your tickets

The next thing to do is jump online and buy tickets to event if it is a paid event. When it comes to the Ice they are often around town doing something for the community and you might not need to pay to get in but if you are going to a game you will need to get your tickets.

Eat some food

You will want to allow plenty of time to get yourself some food before the game or Loveland activity that you have decided to attend. Of course you could eat at home but if you are running on a tight schedule you might consider stopping by a Runza or something like that on the way to the game or event.

If you are going to the game then you don’t have to worry so much about this because there is always food available at the Budweiser Event Center. My wife will forego getting food if it means she can have some Dippin’ Dots.

Bring Cash

Sometimes when you go to various Loveland activities you might find that credit cards are not accepted. You’ll want to take a trip to the bank to get a bit of cash in the days head up to the event if you can. This will ensure that if you want a drink or food or even souvenirs, like Colorado Ice Jerseys, that you will be able to get them not matter which of the Loveland activities you decide to participate in.

Bring a Jacket

We live in Colorado. Colorado has some pretty crazy weather. When I was a teenager it was raining in my front yard and sunny in my back yard, no joke. The point is you never know when Colorado weather is going to take a turn for the worse so make sure to bring proper attire in case of a drastic weather change, especially during February, March and April. If you do happen to forget some extra attire then wait a few minutes as the old saying goes it will change.

Binoculars

When you are in the nose bleeds at the Budweiser events center chances are you will still likely be able to see pretty well but if you want a bit better view then make sure to grab your binoculars and throw them in your bag. They will give you a better view and the game itself will be a lot more fun if you can see!

A Small Pillow

Hopefully you won’t be sitting too much and the game will have you up off of your rear end but in the event that you can’t stand too long or whatever team the Ice is playing happens to have the ball and you need a rest then grab a small pillow to put in your seat. You can use it to cushion your rump or you can use it to support your lower back or maybe you’ll want to hit your friend with it if he cheers for the other team…You never know!

Bring a Friend or Family Member with You

All of the Loveland events and activities that the Colorado Ice host are fun by yourself but they are even more fun when you bring a friend or 2 along. You could also bring your family if you want to. All of the events and games welcome kids of all ages. Heck, sometimes even your dog is welcome. Just make sure to check the schedule and make sure that it is a day that you can bring ol’ Fido.

In any case you are going to want to have someone to talk to about the game afterward and someone to celebrate with during the games so bring a friend, family or a date with you!

So there you have it. Several Different ways to make sure that your Loveland activities and Loveland events that are hosted by the Colorado Ice are a great time!

See you at the Game!

Dennis Kennedy #7

Colorado Ice drop series to Sioux Falls Storm, Storm 50 Ice 37

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Fort Collins, CO – The Colorado Ice loss to the Sioux Falls Storm will put them 1 – 2 in the standings. The Sioux Falls Storm Offense was able to win the game 50 to 37. Chris Dixon (2) went 11 of 24 and 4 passing touchdowns leading the Storm to the win.

Ice quarterback Willie Copeland (13) was 15 of 31 passing for 134 yards but the Storm defense held him to 1 passing touchdown and also picked off Copeland once. Dennis Kennedy (7) rushed for just 24 yards and had 2 touchdowns along with 36 receiving yards making him the Runza Player of the game.

The Ice defense was keeping the team in the game after the first half, but slowly in the third quarter the Storm started to pick away at the defensive backs. Joe Thornton (1) led the defense with tackles having 5 solo and 3 assists. Thornton was also instrumental in rushing the quarterback throughout the game.

With no sacks and no interceptions the Ice missed the opportunity to beat the Sioux Falls Storm in their home arena for the first time this season. The Ice are on a bye week and will return to action at home on Sunday, March 30th at 3:00 PM.

The Ice will face the Nebraska Danger who are leading the Intense Conference with a 3 win 1 loss record, after dismantling the Tri-Cities Fever 73 – 46.

The Runza Player of the game meet and greet with Dennis Kennedy will be on Tuesday, March 25th from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

The Colorado Ice are proud members of the Indoor Football League (IFL). All home games are played at the Budweiser Events Center located in Loveland, Colorado. 2014 ticket information is available by contacting the Colorado Ice offices at (970) 472-0128. For more information, please visit www.thecoloradoice.com

Things to Eat before the Colorado Ice’s Northern Colorado Events

Posted by: Cassie Jazmine-Newcomb

Are you looking for Northern Colorado events? Maybe a few good places to eat or some tickets for football games? I was too and I found some really cool things to do and great places to eat!

030814DMAD - 4420So the very first thing that I want to bring up is one of the coolest Northern Colorado events a person could do. I highly recommend getting the family together and heading out to see the Colorado Ice indoor football team play. The games are very fun, fast paced and your whole family will have a great time watching them. Between the periods you’ll enjoy a ton of different types of entertainment and contests that the fans can participate in!

At some point you are going to want to get some food. It might be before the game or it might be after the game depending on which of the games you are going to and we have some suggestions that you are sure to love!

The first of these suggestion is Taste of Philly in Loveland Colorado. If you are a Philly cheese steak lover then you need to stop by Taste of Philly and get yourself a Philly cheese steak sandwich. These sandwiches are huge and taste great. They are thinly sliced steak, all of the sandwiches come with onions unless you say otherwise and white American cheese. I personal like the works Philly. It comes with mushrooms, onions, and green peppers.

Or if you aren’t in the mood for a Philly cheese steak then you should consider getting some Serious Texas BBQ from Serious Texas BBQ! Serious Texas BBQ has a location in Loveland and Fort Collins and they are the perfect place to get some tender barbeque before you go to watch the Colorado Ice dominate on the field!

They have some really good Barbeque Pork and Beef. This stuff will just melt in your mouth as you eat it!

Now that you have a couple of great places to eat you’re going to want to get over to the game! At the game you are going to have an awesome time. You will find the games to be fun and exciting and way beyond anything you would have expected. So when you are looking for Northern Colorado events make sure to include tickets for football games. Go Ice!!

When most people think of the Colorado Ice they think about Indoor Football but there is another side of the team that a lot fewer people know about. The Colorado Ice contribute to Northern Colorado events for charity and events that support the community as a whole.

In fact if you have your own fundraiser or charitable event in Northern Colorado then you can actually request an appearance of one of the team members, the team mascot, Glacier or the Colorado Icicles dancers.

Still need tickets for football games this season? You can get them by clicking on the schedule and events link on the menu bar of our website but before you go let me tell you what games are coming up so you can decide which of the games you’d be most interested in seeing or maybe you just want to see them all. If you are someone who wants to see every game then get some season tickets!

So here are your Northern Colorado Events that the Colorado Ice are currently hosting at the Budweiser events center in Loveland Colorado:

The next team that the Colorado Ice will be meeting on the field is the Nebraska Danger. The Ice will be taking on the Danger on the 30th of March at 3pm.

After that on the 13th of April the ice will be playing the Tri-Cities Fever at 3pm.

The Texas Revolution will be facing the Colorado Ice on May 10th at 6pm. You certainly won’t want to miss this game.

Then in case you missed the first round against the Wyoming Cavalry they will be coming back to meet the Colorado Ice on the field a second time on the 17th of May at 6pm!

And then to end the season The Green Bay Blizzard will be coming to town on the 7th of June and we will see which of these teams in colder, The Ice or the Blizzard…

You aren’t going to want to miss any of these games so you might want to consider getting season tickets instead of just getting a single ticket to an event. The advantage of doing this is that you won’t need to miss any of the events. You’ll be able to see the Ice take on all of these teams right here in Northern Colorado. It will be way better than sitting at home for this football season!

So choose a restaurant and choose a game…or two and get your tickets for the football games and come join the Colorado Ice for an afternoon or evening of fun and games.

Week3POW

Ice Kicker Phil Welch (22) Named Week 3 Special Teams Player of the Week

Posted by: Colorado Ice

In a 73-22 victory over the Wyoming Cavalry, Colorado Ice kicker Philip Welch turned in an
efficient performance. During the game, Welch converted 3 of 4 field goal attempts and 7 of 9
PATs for a total of 16 points. Of the 3 field goal conversions, Welch showed off his range,
drilling a 50-yard attempt late in the third quarter. Last year’s field goal percentage leader, 75%,
seems to be on the right track to defending his title in 2014. The Ice will face a tough challenge
in Week 4 when they travel to take on the Storm.

Offensive Player Honorable mention: Kyle Kaiser #8 WR

Defensive Player Honorable mention: Joe Thornton #1 LB and Harcourt Farquharson #18 DB

Sioux Falls Rematch

Colorado Ice Rematch Against the Sioux Falls Storm

Posted by: Colorado Ice

The Colorado Ice have a second chance to defeat the Sioux Falls Storm in a matter of  three weeks. This time they will travel to South Dakota to play them Sunday, March 16th at 3:05pm (mtn). Ice fans can watch the webstream on American One or listen at 1310 KFKA on air or online.

The Ice are coming off a well-rounded 73-22 win against the Wyoming Cavalry in which the Ice showed their offensive and defensive capabilities. They are hoping that they will have the same result against the Storm.

Head Coach Heron O’Neal hopes that now having two games under their belt they will have a better result than their first showing in which the Ice lost 30-41. Coach O’Neal stated “We are preparing for a similar game plan and the team has a better understanding of what to expect having faced [the Storm] already. We just need to be able to execute better.”

The Storm are coming off a fairytale win against the Tri-Cities Fever 47-40. In the last 30 seconds of the game the Storm’s Tyler Knight tipped a pass by the Fever’s quarterback Dante Warren that he would return for a 36 yard touchdown.

The Ice need to be able to contain this momentum that the Storm has surely gained from this win as well as being on the Storm’s turf.

The next Ice home game is Sunday, March 30th at 3:00 PM.

Things to do in Greeley Colorado that aren’t boring

Posted by: Cassie Jazmine-Newcomb

Are you looking for things to do in Greeley Colorado? Maybe you are a little bored or maybe you are making plans. I don’t know but let’s talk about some of the things that you could do in Greeley.

CC Image courtesy of  danxoneil on Flickr

CC Image courtesy of danxoneil on Flickr

There are several different things that you could do in Greeley. You could go to a movie for example. I mean who doesn’t love a good movie?

There are also several museums. For example you could go to the Greeley Freight museum which features everything railroad oriented. There is also the Centennial Village Museum, the Greeley History Museum and if you really love washing machines…There is the Antique Washing Machine Museum.

And of course as with all small towns you could head on over to the bowling alley and throw a ball down a lane and knock down some pins or if you are like me then you might be throwing gutter balls.

So yeah Greeley has some options of things to do on any given day but in my opinion unless you are a washing machine enthusiast or a railroad lover you are probably looking for something a lot more exciting and fun. Even if you are a washing machine enthusiast it is unlikely to hold your kid’s attention for too long.

So how about we talk about something else. How about we talk about something that is going to keep your kids excited and engaged in the event. Something that will be fun for the entire family not just the railroad enthusiast. Let’s talk about The Colorado Ice!

If you are unfamiliar with the Colorado Ice then you are in for a treat. The Colorado Ice is the Professional indoor football team for Colorado! So if you are looking for things to do in Greeley or the surrounding areas then get your kids and spouse and hop in the car and come visit the Budweiser Events Center which is just down the road in Loveland. You’re going to LOVE the Colorado Ice!

So let’s talk a bit about the Colorado Ice. The team is a group of professional football players. They all have experience that is at least college level and there are even some former NFL players in the league. So the games are amazing.

When you first walk into the Budweiser Events Center you are going to know that you have made the right decision for what you decided to do with your time. You’ll walk through the front door and there will be a lot of other fans on their way in as well but don’t worry you aren’t going to miss any of the game because the lines are short because they move fast.

Someone will take your ticket and then some really friendly folks will help you to find your seat if you are unfamiliar with the venue.

At this point you might want to take a quick moment to grab a bit of food or maybe a beer then get back to your seats before the game gets started!

Once you have found your seat and get all settled in you are going to notice that you got awesome seats! The Budweiser event center is a smaller venue so every seat has a great view of the field.

When you are choosing your seat try to get a seat at the end of the field. I am talking under the field goal posts. Now I am sure that you’re wondering, “Why?” and the answer is because every field goal that gets kicked ends up in the stands. If you want to get a football that was used in the game then this is your best shot at it.

As you look out at the field you are going to notice that the field is small. The field is only 50 yards long and this makes the game very fast paced which adds to the fun.

The players will then be introduced and then the kickoff is going to happen and if you took my advice and got the seats I told you to get behind the goal posts then this will be your first opportunity to get a ball.

The kickoff often goes into the stands at the very beginning of the game.

The game will begin and that obviously is when all of the fun really begins. This is when you will find yourself standing up screaming for the Colorado Ice every time they score and with every great play that you watch!

There are a lot of things to do in Greeley but if you aren’t in the mood to go bowling or if you aren’t a train or antique washing machine enthusiast then you might want to consider going to a Colorado Ice indoor football game even if it is just a short ways down the road.

The Colorado Icicles keep the energy up high at the games!

Posted by: Cassie Jazmine-Newcomb

I love watching the Colorado Ice play on game day. I love to go to the game I love hearing the crowd roar and feeling the energy when a player bulldozes through the defensive line to score a touchdown. I love watching a player dive for the ball and make an unlikely interception.

The interesting thing is that watching the game itself is a huge portion of the fun when you go to the live events but it is not the only thing that is happening to keep the crowd entertained when you get your football game tickets.

There is a lot of entertainment during the down time of the game and who leads the entertainment? The talented Colorado Icicles dancers of course! These ladies keep the energy high at all of the games and they also lead a good portion of the interim events.

Last night I was at the Colorado Ice vs The Sioux Falls Storm game and unfortunately the Ice did not come out on top however you know who did? The little girl that was about 5 or 6 years old who was dancing with the Colorado Icicles! This young lady couldn’t have been happier when she got her little pom poms and was just dancing away. She also was hamming it up as she posed for pictures with the Icicles. This young lady was thrilled that her parents had bought the football game tickets.

So who are the Colorado Icicles? Let me introduce them.

Let me start by introducing you to Rehannon Crumb. Rehannon is he Colorado Icicles dance Coordinator/ Choreographer. Rehannon has been with the Colorado Icicles since the inception of the team in 2006. She has been with the team for 7 years now!

She is a graduate of the University of Kearney in Nebraska where she got her bachelor’s degree in elementary education/Special Education k-12. She uses her degree in her day job at Walt Middle School where she teaches special education classes when she isn’t cheering for the Ice.

The next Colorado Icicle I want to introduce you to in Emily Ullmer. Emily is a structural engineer when she is not on the field cheering for the Ice. Her hometown is Okemos, Michigan. She hopes to continue her career as an engineer and start a family one day. For now though she likes her two golden retrievers, Shelby and Darcy.

Lindsey Willardson has been a Colorado Icicle for 3 years now and her personal ambition is to own her own business. She works as a hair stylist now and loves every minute of it. She says she loves her clients and gets to make them look and feel beautiful inside and out. So between dancing as an Icicle and working on opening her own hair salon this young lady is loving her life!

Described by her team mates as,” The curly haired one” Caitlin Templeton has a huge personal ambition of being a pediatric oncology nurse. Her hometown is Brighton Colorado and she has been a Colorado Icicle for 2 years. Caitlin also has a beta fish named Marley. If you aren’t familiar with this type of fish it is the Japanese fighting fish and you can see them in pet stores in their own separate containers.

From Arvada Colorado originally, we have Chelsea Jones. Chelsea is majoring in health and exercise science at Colorado State University.  Chelsea’s passion is working out and she hopes to one day become a personal trainer and a motivational speaker so that she can inspire other people to reach their full potential. She also would love to be a dancer for the Denver Broncos or the Denver Nuggets.

Heather Jones has a nickname of Jonesy and says her team mates would describe her as completely goofy. Heather’s proudest accomplishment is when she landed an internship in event management for the Pepsi Center and she got to work on filming a reality television show for the History Channel.

Last but not least we have Ashley Schleiger. Ashley had been a Colorado Icicle for 4 years and loves performing at the Ice games and making a difference with the community. Ashley wants to be a successful dancer and event planner within 5 years. She is currently working as the regional and key accounts coordinator for Spyder Active Sports!

Oh and even though he is not an Icicle I did want to introduce Glacier as well! Glacier is the team Mascot and he loves everything about the Ice and the Colorado Icicles dancers!

So there you have it. You have met the Colorado Icicles! The Colorado Icicles are at every Colorado Ice game and if you want to see them perform and the Colorado Ice play some high intensity, indoor football then you should get yourself and your family some football tickets! The best place to get football tickets is by clicking here http://www.budweisereventscenter.com/events/event-category/colorado-ice

Loveland activities that will keep you entertained all spring and summer

Posted by: Cassie Jazmine-Newcomb

If you live in or around Loveland then you know that kid friendly Loveland activities are limited. You also know that many of the kid friendly events are not so adult friendly. There are several different things to do for kids like go to the park. However if weather isn’t being kind you and you’re children will be sitting around in the park freezing and no one will be having fun. If the weather is cooperating you’ll quickly find that you are sitting there waiting for your children to either get tired or get hurt on one of the many pieces of playground equipment.

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You could look for sport related activities such as mini golf. Mini golf can be fun but it can also be super frustrating. You hit the ball and it gets blocked by random stuff in your way and then you and the kids are frustrated unless you just really love that sort of thing.

But what if there were Loveland events that are a ton of fun that will include kids and keeps you as a parent entertained?

What if you could go to an indoor Loveland activity so that weather is not having an effect on whether or not you and the kids are having a good time? What if you could have a drink while you and the kids are watching an indoor football game?

That’s right indoor football! You could be having a great time watching the Colorado Ice play while enjoying a nice cold beer. The kids will be entertained by the game and by the hilarious Polar bear Glacier, the team mascot.

I love to go to the games on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon and watch the games. They are the perfect thing to do on a weekend afternoon with the kids and I don’t have to be bored while the kids play and the kids don’t have to be bored while I am enjoying myself. The kids can also go with me which is way better for a dad or mom than having to leave the kids with a sitter and pay out the nose for the privilege of going out.

Another fun thing to do is after the game is over run down to the field and meet the players. They Colorado Ice players are really nice guys and they enjoy meeting the kids and the adult fans as well.

Over the rest of this season there are even special limited time balls that you and the kids can get.  Then get down on the field and get that ball signed. The new balls are special colors based on the game you go to.

These balls can either be caught at the games while you are sitting in the stands. There is actually a good chance of catching the balls too because the indoor arena is an enclosed space. The indoor arena is a small venue too so the competition for getting these special balls is going to be significantly smaller than going to an outdoor football game.

Imagine how much fun it will be to go to these Loveland events. You get to the game and grab a beer. Sit down and watch a high intensity football game. The kids are cheering, you’re loving the game. Then you catch one of the limited time balls!

The Ice are catching interceptions and making touchdowns. Then half time comes and there is an amazingly fun event that happens. There is an eating contest and you’re wondering…why haven’t I been doing this for years? Now the game is coming to a close but the fun isn’t over yet! Now you and the kids jump out of your seats and run on down to the field and start to meet the players.

You decided rather than take the chance of trying to catch one of the limited time balls you wanted to stop in at one of the shops and buy a ball to get it signed by the players.

So now you are on the filed getting your limited time football signed by the players, the dancers and then you look over to see that your kids are hanging out with the team mascot, Glacier. Glacier is clearly having a great time meeting your kids and you are happy you made the choice to spend your afternoon at the Colorado Ice indoor football game rather than at the park where you’d be freezing.

These Loveland activities are so much fun that you have decided once you get home you’re going to jump online and get tickets for the rest of the games for the entire season. You’ve decided that you’re going to make this a family tradition every year once the broncos are done playing in the winter you’re going to get tickets for the Ice in the spring and summer. Football all year around!

Colorado Ice Dominate the Wyoming Cavalry 73-22

Posted by: Colorado Ice

Fort Collins, CO – The Colorado Ice dominated both sides of the ball Saturday with a 73 – 22 win against the Wyoming Cavalry. Quarterback, Willie Copeland (13) was this week’s Runza Player of the Game with 158 yards and five touchdowns.
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The first half the Ice had a fast start and took advantage of the Cavalry’s penalties as they had three offside calls in there first two possessions. Receiver Donald Fusilier (9) started the scoring run and had a total of 2 touchdowns in the game. Kyle Kaiser had three touchdowns for 134 yards.
 
Defense contributed significantly to the scoring board. The Ice had two defensive touchdowns by Harcourt Farquharson (18) and Corey Sample (20). A few seconds earlier defensive back Deante Purvis (2) had a 10-yard kickoff returned for a touchdown. Purvis also had an interception in which running back Jesse Lewis would have a 13-yard touchdown run. Joe Thornton (1), Darrington Sentimore (93), and Keyun Swiney (99) all had sacks in the game as well. 
 
The Ice defense limited the Cavalry to just 209 yards and two touchdowns by Samuel Charles (4) and quarterback Chris Ware (7). Chancey Aghayere (95) was a key player on the D-line with a fourth and one stop as well as a sack on the Cavalry’s two-point conversion attempt. 
 
The Colorado Ice will have a rematch against the Sioux Falls Storm next week in South Dakota on Sunday March 16th at 3:05pm. 
 
 
The Ice’s next home game will be March 30th against the Nebraska Danger at 3pm. For tickets click here or call our office at 970-472-0128.

Bring Your Dog to the Game Day | A Fort Collins Event

Posted by: Cassie Jazmine-Newcomb

Sometime we all get bored and really need something to do on a Friday, Saturday or a Sunday afternoon. Sometimes an event comes along during those times that is simply irresistible.

Coming soon is one of those events.

What am I talking about?

Read on if you want to know…

If you are looking for events in Fort Collins then you need to know about the Colorado Ice Schedule! As I am writing this there is a very cool event coming up just around the corner that is fun for the entire family…Bring your dog day!

That is right on Saturday at noon, March 8th at the Budweiser events center there is a special Colorado Ice game that you can bring the whole family to including your dog! Of course you won’t want to bring your cat though…

You might want to know who the Ice will be battling it out on the field with, huh? Well I’ll let you know soon but first…

Let’s talk about the requirements for bringing Fido to the game because we want to make sure that it is appropriate for your dog to come so everyone has a great time. Here’s the rules:

  • Your pooch needs to be old enough to be around other dogs. So around six months old. However he should still be young enough to climb stairs. The seating for pet owners is reserved and your pooch will need to be able to do some climbing to get to your seats.
  • Your dog will need all of his or her vaccines. We don’t want your dog or other dogs to get sick
  • Your dog should be nice around other dogs. Last thing anyone wants in for a fight to break out and have your dog or someone else’s dog get hurt.
  • Along those same lines your dog needs to be friendly to people. There will be a lot of people at the game and we don’t want them to get hurt either.
  • Your dog should also be a fan of the Colorado Ice. We’d hate to see him cheering for the wrong team after all
  • Your dog should also be healthy near the start of the game so he or she doesn’t get all of the other dogs sick.

 

You will need to sign a waiver when you get to this magnificent Fort Collins event. The waiver will say that your pup has been vaccinated and that you are responsible for your dog.

If by chance your dog is not friendly in group scenarios with water then you should bring your own water bowl. This will keep him or her hydrated during the game. If your dog is ok with other dogs drinking at the same time and out of the same bowl then there will be water available.

I am sure you are still wondering what team the Colorado Ice will be playing, if you didn’t cheat and go look it up or scroll down the page to this point where I tell you they will be playing the Wyoming Cavalry.

If for some reason you have decided to pass on going to the, “bring your dog to the game” day…like you are allergic to dogs for example then you might want to know about the rest of the Colorado Ice Schedule. Well here goes:

  • Nebraska Danger 3/30 at 3pm
  • Tri-Cities Fever 4/13 at 3pm
  • Texas Revolution 5/10 at 6pm
  • Wyoming Cavalry 5/17 at 6pm
  • Green Bay Blizzard 6/7 at 6pm

If you are not in the area or you are going to be doing some traveling in the near future then you can check out the Colorado Ice website to see when the away games are scheduled by clicking here. http://www.thecoloradoice.com/schedule/

There you have it, the Colorado Ice Schedule for all of the home games. So now you can plan to be at all of the games for the season which will all have their own themes and each one promises to be a night to remember!

These events are all held at the Budweiser events center in Loveland Colorado and each game is fun, fast paced and exciting in its own right.

As for this next game, get your tickets and dress your dog up in his best Colorado Ice gear and make sure he knows that he can’t be cheering for the Wyoming Cavalry. Make sure to potty your pooch before you head indoors for the game and hopefully you’ll make it through the game without incident.

So as long as your dog is laid back, cool and vaccinated then bring him to the game and let him or her meet some new friends. Who knows maybe your dog will introduce you to a few new Colorado Ice fans too.

The Thrill of the Indoor Football Game

Posted by: Cassie Jazmine-Newcomb

As the spring and summer approach it seems that there is nothing on the Colorado Football schedule. Sure there is baseball all summer long but it just isn’t the same as football.

There is nothing like the crash of the helmets as the players run full speed into each other. Nothing is quite like seeing you favorite players catching an interception and the sprinting as fast as they can down the field to score the winning touchdown while the entire opposing team trails behind them in the distance. No…it just isn’t quite the same to watch baseball even though baseball can be enjoyable it just isn’t football.

There is just something about football that brings out the warriors in all of us. Well I have good news for you die hard football fans…

The season has just begun!

Now I can hear you now saying, “What in the world is this guy talking about? Football will not begin until September. This guy is clearly nuts!”

However, I am not crazy. I just am not talking about the NFL. I am talking about the fast paced, high energy world of the indoor football game and the season is just beginning. In fact the first indoor football game of the season in Colorado was just played about a week ago and the next game is coming up fast.

The Colorado football schedule is posted on the Colorado Ice website and you can see it by clicking here

http://www.thecoloradoice.com/schedule/

So gone are the days when you have to spend the entire spring and summer watching baseball. Now you can watch football and baseball too if you like! No more waiting for the sport you love to come back.

You can now head to the indoor football game with your whole family.

Now you can watch as the Colorado Ice barrel down the field to make touchdown after touchdown. Cheer as the Colorado Ice catch yet another interception and that is just the beginning of the fun that you will have when you are watching these high paced indoor football games.

“So what makes these games so great?” you might ask. Well first of all the game is intense. These guys are huge and they are clashing with each other the whole time because the field is smaller than the standard one hundred yard field of outdoor football. In fact it is half as long making for a much more intense game.

You will see amazing plays too. The players are professional athletes who are pushing hard to get into the NFL and some like Deante Purvis who have already been in the NFL and are still enjoying the game!

The games are played at the Budweiser events center so if you are in the Northern Colorado area then you would just need to look at the Colorado Football schedule, buy a ticket and just head over to the Budweiser event center and come join in on the action!

If you are like me then maybe you don’t live in the Northern Colorado area. I get it. You would need to check the Colorado football schedule too. Then you would have to get in the car and drive to Loveland with the whole family. I get it. You might not think it would be worth the hassle. I live in Aurora Colorado and I thought the exact same thoughts and then I made a decision to go anyway. You know what? It was worth every minute of the drive there and back to see the excitement in my wife’s eyes as we watched the game.

It was worth seeing the look on her face when she saw the Dippin Dots stand. It was worth watching each and every play as my wife and I found ourselves jumping out of our seats to cheer for the players as they got a first down with every player on the opposing team chasing them down.

But you know maybe you don’t want to watch the fastest, most intense football game that you have ever seen. Maybe you aren’t interested in seeing your child’s face light up as the Colorado Ice players shake their hand. Or maybe you are the kind of person who wants to go to the game. Maybe you are the kind of person who loves the rush of football all year long not just in the fall and winter. Maybe you are the kind of person who will take action now and go check out the Colorado football schedule and get yourself some tickets for the indoor football game coming up in Loveland. Maybe you are the cool parent who took the time out to spend a Saturday afternoon with your child and found a brand new thing that you can enjoy together.

See you at the game.

Game Preview: Colorado Ice vs Wyoming Cavalry

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This week the Colorado Ice face the Wyoming Cavalry on Saturday, March 8th at 12pm at the Budweiser Event Center.

 
The Colorado Ice are also coming off a 30-41 loss against the defending champions, Sioux 1779293_591286420954087_1538734785_nFalls Storm. This week they plan to show up stronger and improved. There is obviously some adjustments that need to be made after the first game of the season. Head Coach Heron O’Neal said this week the team “needs to execute the game plan better and establish better communication. Also, other players who didn’t get a chance to play last week may have a chance this week in order to find what works.”

 
The Cavalry are also coming off a loss in their first game 69-26 against the Tri-Cities Fever. The Ice need to be able to contain the Cavalry’s dual quarterbacks with the passing abilities of Sam Durley and the rushing abilities of Chris Ware. Durley had 120 yards and one touchdown and Ware had 61 yards and two touchdowns. The key receiving players was Ricardo Johnson who had 73 yards and two touchdowns. What lost the game for the Cavalry was their three interceptions and fumble.

 
This is the Colorado Ice’s first “Bring Your Dog to the Game Day!” The game will take place this Saturday, March 8th at 12pm at the Budweiser Event Center. More information can be found here.

Bring Your Dog To The Game Information

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BRING YOUR DOG TO THE GAME!

The Colorado Ice is inviting man’s best friend to attend their game against the Wyoming Cavalry on Saturday, March 8 at noon! For the first time at a Colorado Ice game, fans can bring their dog to the game. A special seating area will be reserved for dog owners and their pets, and we’ll have fun opportunities for dog owners and pet lovers alike!

Should your dog attend this game?

Yes! If your dog:

-          Is old enough to be around other dogs and people (at least 6 months of age)

-          Is up to date on all required vaccinations

-          Is in relatively good health and can walk up and down stairs

-          Does well on a leash and is not overly aggressive toward other dogs

-          Is friendly toward people

-          Is a fan of the Colorado Ice!

Probably not if your dog:

-          Is still too young to mix with a big crowd

-          Is a senior dog that would have difficulty going up and down stairs

-          Has aggressive tendencies toward other dogs or people while on a leash

-          Is a female dog in season

-          Roots for the Wyoming Cavalry!

-          Is exhibiting any signs of illness close to the day of the game. Any symptoms of illness (cough, nasal discharge, lethargy, etc.) could be signs of infectious illnesses, and it might be best for your dog – as well as other dogs in attendance – if they did not attend.

Dogs and their owners will be asked to purchase tickets in sections A, B or C. Outdoor access will be granted for owners with dogs to use the bathroom from these sections.

Water bowls will be on the concourse courtesy of the Humane Society of Weld County. Water will be served community bowl style, so if your dog requires a separate drinking container, please bring one.

NOTE: Fans bringing their four legged friends will be asked to sign a waiver stating that their dog’s vaccinations from a licensed veterinarian are current. This waiver holds you – the owner – liable in the event of an incident. Waivers will be available at the entrance of the Budweiser Events Center on the day of the game. We recommend you contact your veterinarian regarding other vaccinations that suit your dog’s needs. All dogs must be on a leash (no retractable leashes, please) and licensed. The Colorado Ice and the Budweiser Events Center reserve the right to deny any dog or person entrance to the game and this event for any reason they see fit. Participants are expected to practice responsible pet ownership.

Dogs must be up to date on the following vaccinations:

-          Rabies – given annually, but sometimes can be three per year

-          DHLP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Para influenza) – all given annually, sometimes referred to as the Combo Vaccination, especially when it includes Parvo

-          Parvo – given annually, many times this is included in DHLP and indicated as DHLPP

-          Bordatella – given either every six months or annually. Sometimes referred to as: Kennel Cough, OR Tracheobronchitis

COLORADO ICE ANNOUNCE ‘BRING YOUR DOG TO THE GAME’ DAY ON MARCH 8

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For Immediate Release:

February 26, 2014

 

COLORADO ICE ANNOUNCE ‘BRING YOUR DOG TO THE GAME’ DAY ON MARCH 8

 FOUR LEGGED FANS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND COLORADO ICE NOON GAME AGAINST WYOMING CAVALRY

Loveland, CO – Dogs and their owners are encouraged to attend the Colorado Ice vs. Wyoming Cavalry match up on March 8 as part of the Ice’s first-ever “Bring Your Dog to the Game” day, presented by Horizon Mechanical Soultions. Kick off for the game is at noon.

Tickets to the game are on sale now at ComcastTIX.com, the Budweiser Events Center Box Office, by phone at 877-544-TIXX (8499) or by calling the Colorado Ice office at 970-472-0128. Tickets start at just $10!

The first 100 dogs to come to the game will be given a dog treat, courtesy of D.O.G.S. at The Promenade Shops at Centerra. Throughout the game, fans will enjoy dog-specific promotions, including dog-themed promotions and in-game entertainment. The Larimer County K9 unit will also be on site.

For all fans looking to add a four legged fan to their family, the Humane Society of Weld County will be on hand with their mobile pet adoption unit. The humane society will also be providing water bowls throughout the concourse to ensure that all dogs stay hydrated.

Fans are also encouraged to bring wet and dry cat or dog food to the game to be donated to Larimer County Humane Society, the Humane Society of Weld County Fort Collins Cat Rescue and Animal House Rescue & Grooming. Horizon Mechanical Solutions will have a truck on site for all donations.

Fans bringing their dogs will be asked to purchase tickets in sections A, B, C or D. Outdoor access will be granted for owners with dogs to use the bathroom from these sections. In addition, fans will be asked to fill out waivers confirming that all of their dog’s vaccinations are up to date. Visit www.budweisereventscenter.com or www.thecoloradoice.com for more information.

The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex, located in Loveland, Colorado, opened in 2003 and is owned and operated by Larimer County. The Ranch consists of the Budweiser Events Center, the Ranch-Way Feeds Indoor Arena and Livestock Pavilions, the First National Bank Exhibition Halls, and the Thomas M. McKee 4-H Youth & Community Building. The Ranch hosts more than 2,000 events annually and is home to the Larimer County Fair and PRCA Rodeo. For more information visit www.TREventComplex.com.

Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com), the fastest growing firm in the public assembly facility management field with more than 100 facilities throughout the United States and Canada, manages Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch. The 7,200 seat multi-purpose venue is home to the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL and the Colorado Ice of the Indoor Football League.

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Alissa Cunningham

ACunningham@BudweiserEventsCenter.com

970-619-4106

Indoor Football vs Arena Football – What’s the difference?

Posted by: Cassie Jazmine-Newcomb

Being born and raised in Denver guarantees one thing, you know all things Colorado NFL football. But what about these other football leagues? Indoor Football? Arena Football? And Colorado has teams in both? Yes? No? Why didn’t I get the memo?

I remember being shocked at one point when I was small to find out that people OTHER than John Elway could wear a number 7. On ANY team?! Whether you want to know the Broncos’ schedule or not in Denver, you know it. If only to avoid the headaches of traffic around Mile High. Yes it has sponsor names on it now but it will always be known as Mile High. I had another shocking discovery as a young child to learn that a bronco was simply a kind of horse not all horses of all kinds. Those not from Denver (or just Colorado in general) probably cannot understand what it is like to grow up in a place where being proud of your home team isn’t an option, it is a birth right and somehow you have the duty of passing on this crazy passionate love for your home team to all living species. Growing up like this seems normal until you move somewhere else and realize how bizarre it is. So with all this home team love, how did I miss the fact that Colorado has other professional football teams outside of the NFL?

I have no idea.

Well let’s start with the basics of each.

Arena football came first and is so unique that the creator, Jim Foster, holds the patent on the game. The field is half the size of the NFL field and uses rebound nets that actually keep the ball in active play. Because of this, most of the plays in arena football are passing plays with only a handful of running plays. Arena football is recognized enough as a professional league that it actually gets air time for their games. By 2000 the Arena Football League, also known as the AFL, had become so popular that it started its own minor league called arenafootball2 or af2 for short. Arena football plays in the spring and summer as to not interfere with the NFL season.

Indoor football has not been as steadfast as arena football. Several indoor leagues have started and failed over the years with most not lasting more than a few years. The Indoor Football League, known as the IFL, is currently growing and gaining momentum in popularity. Field size is the same as arena football however no nets are used to keep the ball in play. This play in tight quarters makes for a more balanced play book with running and passing plays. The passing plays have no room for error and requires teams to be really on their game to not end up throwing an interception every throw. Another positive to not having nets required to play allows for IFL teams to play in smaller facilities than the AFL because IFL has no height requirement. The IFL season is 14 games long with playoffs of two or more rounds in addition to the regular games.

There is one primary goal that both styles of football have and that is to give young players more opportunities to be seen for their talents. Scouts are regulars for both types of games in hopes of finding the next great NFL player. With this always on players’ minds, you can expect people to be playing their best in hopes that the right scout for them is in the audience. So even though you aren’t watching the NFL, you can still be watching some great game play.

So now you know the basics.

Denver people may have heard about the Colorado Crush back in 2003 when John Elway put together a team in the Central Division of the American Conference in the Arena Football League until the AFL suspended operations in 2009. Meaning that currently there is not a Denver or Colorado team representing in the AFL.

I was living in Denver most of that time yet I never realized that the Colorado Crush was NOT the same as the Orange Crush nickname that the Broncos had developed for themselves in the 80’s and 90’s. My inner Denver self is saddened by my ignorance. At least I know now and will now hope that a new Denver (or Colorado) team of some sort will reenter the Arena Football League.

There IS a Colorado Indoor Football League team! They are called the Colorado Ice. Currently their home game location is at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland, CO. Games and weekly coach’s show are broadcast on local station KFKA 1310 AM. You can check out their season games at www.TheColoradoIce.com

Now you know the difference between indoor football and arena football AND you know what is happening right here in Colorado!

Meet the Colorado Ice Indoor Football Team

Posted by: Cassie Jazmine-Newcomb

The Colorado Ice are quickly becoming known for their skills on the field as well as their charitable work. Maybe you have even had a chance to work with the team some? Well in this blog post I am going to introduce you to the team and then when you meet them in person at some Fort Collins activities or after the game on the field then you’ll know just a little bit about each of the players.

Let’s start with Joe Thornton. Joe is a linebacker for the Colorado Ice indoor football team and he hails from Atlanta, Georgia. He says is proud to have received the SoCon leadership award and he went to college at the University of Tennessee. Joe also has aspirations to be in the NFL one day!

Next up is #2 Deante Purvis. Deante went to school at the University of Las Vegas in Nevada. Deante is working toward getting back into the NFL where he played for the San Francisco 49ers as a Defensive Back.

#3 Jerell Norton comes to us from Cedar Hill Texas and he really enjoys Barbeque. He set a record for the longest pick return and his favorite football team other than the Colorado Ice is the San Francisco 49ers.

Standing at a massive 6’7” and weighing 240lbs number 4 Nicholas Truesdall plays for the Colorado Ice as a Wide Receiver. Nicholas went to school at the University of Cincinnati and he wants to own his own business as well as get into the NFL and get his college degree.

Court Farquharson is a defensive back and he weighs in at 195lbs. Court’s role model is Champ Bailey and he loves to eat pizza. His favorite football memory is when he was at rookie camp with the Atlanta Falcons.

Terrell Williams is no small man himself at 6’2” and 230lbs you aren’t stopping this Line Backer. His favorite memory so far in his football career is playing in the Sugar Bowl against Ohio State.

Dennis Kennedy is a running Back for the Colorado Ice. Dennis went to school at the University of Akron where he majored in communications. Dennis’s parents are his role models and he loves to make everyone he meets smile. He loves playing on the Ice, his indoor football team.

Kyle Kaiser is a Wide Receiver for the Ice and he comes to us from Broomfield Colorado. He went to college in Kearney Nebraska and majored in sports administration.

Another Wide Receiver on the team is Donald Fusilier. Donald wants to be a coach and he loves fried chicken. When he was in college at Lindenwood University he majored in health and physical education. Is Role Model is Deion Sanders.

TJ Pryor is one of the Quarter Backs for the Colorado Ice and he is 6’2” and weighs 200lbs. He is proud of the time his team came back from being 27 down in the 4th quarter against Jackson State.

Carlos Suggs went to Ole Miss for college where he majored in criminal justice. His favorite football memory so far is when he played in the Cotton Bowl. Carlos is also working hard on his non-profit business that works with under privileged youth.

Quarterback Willie Copeland went to Vadosta State to learn criminal justice and he can’t keep his hands off of the Twinkies.

Michael Eby has won 2 IFL championships and loves steak and potatoes. He plays in the Defensive back position for the Colorado Ice.

Corey Sample is a defensive back for the Ice and he went to school for electrical engineering. Corey’s favorite sports team is the Philadelphia Eagles.

Number 22 Philip Welch is a local man from Fort Collins Colorado though he did go out of state to the University of Wisconsin for college. While in College Philip studied agricultural business management and his role model is his dad. Philip is a kicker for the team.

Jesse Lewis loves spaghetti and Hungarian food. He is a running back for the Colorado Ice and his favorite memory in football so far is playing professionally in the European Football League.

Kyle McManus is one of the Offensive Line players for the Ice. He wants to be a high school coach once his career is over.

Samuel Chester is on the defensive line for the Ice. He is a giant at 6’5” tall and 320lbs. He studied criminal justice in college.

Sanford Banks is on the offensive line and loves mac and cheese. His favorite sports team is the Atlanta falcons.

Roderick Gladney went to Jackson State University and his father is his role model. He is on the offensive line for the Colorado Ice.

Jasonus Tillery is a Wide Receiver for the Ice and was the IFL rookie of the year.

D.D. Jones is on the defensive line. His number is 91. His favorite memory is when his helmet came off his head in the 2012 Cotton Bowl.

Darington Sentimore is number 93 on the defensive line and his favorite memory was winning all of his games in 2009. He loves  his indoor football team.

Chancey Aghayere is from Garland Texas and he is on the defensive line and he really likes lasagna.

Keyun Swinney plays on the Colorado Ice’s offensive line and his role model is Ray Lewis.

So keep an eye out for this great indoor football team while you are doing your activities in Fort Collins.

The Colorado Ice fall to the Sioux Falls Storm 30-41

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Although the Colorado Ice had some major defensive stops they were unable to answer back at key opportunities, giving this one to the Sioux Falls Storm 30-41 in the home opener.

The fast paced first half involved three Colorado Ice touchdowns from Jasonus Tillery (88) and two by Kyle Kaiser (8) and a field goal. The Storm answered back despite several key redzone stops by the Ice.

Joe Thornton (1) was a key defensive player in this game including a fourth down, redzone ball swap and applied major pressure on Storm’s quarterback Chris Dixon (2).

What failed the Ice was their inability to convert redzone and third down opportunities. They were 4/12 on third downs and 0/2 in redzone chances.

In the fourth quarter the Ice gained momentum with a touchdown by Tillery (88) in the beginning of the quarter. In the Storm’s following possession Thornton (1) was almost able get a sack on Dixon (2) however a lucky pass resulted in a touchdown by the Storm leaving the score 30-41. In the last minute of the game defensive back Michael Eby (19) was able to recover a fumble however time was not in the favor of the Ice.

The Colorado Ice will face the Wyoming Cavalry Saturday, March 8th at the Budweiser Event Center at 12pm.

Colorado Ice Open 2014 Season Against IFL Champions

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The Colorado Ice host the three time defending champions Sioux Falls Storm in the Ice’s home opener this Friday at 7:00 PM in the Budweiser Event Center, Loveland, CO.

While the Ice had a bye-week in the first week of the 2014 season the Storm has already made it past their first game jitters, defeating the Nebraska Danger 52-35 at home.

Because the Storm are three-time Champions there is that additional sense of urgency for the Ice aside from the importance of this being a home opener. Not to mention the fact that there will be 15 IFL rookies stepping foot on an IFL field for the first time.

The Colorado Ice welcome back quarterback Willie Copeland (13), receiver Kyle Kaiser (8), running back Dennis Kennedy (7), kicker Philip Welch (22), linebacker Joe Thornton (1), and defensive back Michael Eby (19) and Corey Sample (20).

They also welcome a familiar name in the Indoor Football League, Jasonus Tillery (88). Tillery played in the IFL since 2012 and had 1,051 yards and 27 touchdowns his first year, last year he played for several teams, ending his season with the Wyoming Cavalry.

Running back Jesse Lewis (28) has been one of the highlighted players to join the team and had two touchdowns in the preseason game. After his success with CSU Pueblo and the European League the Ice have high expectations for him to be a playmaker this season.

The quarterback competition has also been heated during camp with the addition of rookie, TJ Pryor (10). Pryor has exceeded expectations and has proved to be a flexible player after throwing four touchdowns and rushing for one touchdown. According to head coach Heron O’Neal, “Copeland has stepped up with the additional competition and has shown an increase in his leadership and performance.”

After the Ice won the preseason game against the Pueblo Steel 100-7 a few weeks ago the Colorado Ice hope to see if the exuberance of talent will be as blatant this weekend.

Colorado Ice Open 2014 Season Against IFL Champions

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Fort Collins, CO – The Colorado Ice host the three time defending champions Sioux Falls Storm in the Ice’s home opener this Friday at 7:00 PM in the Budweiser Event Center, Loveland, CO.

While the Ice had a bye-week in the first week of the 2014 season the Storm has already made it past their first game jitters, defeating the Nebraska Danger 52-35 at home.

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Because the Storm are three-time Champions there is that additional sense of urgency for the Ice aside from the importance of this being a home opener. Not to mention the fact that there will be 15 IFL rookies stepping foot on an IFL field for the first time.

The Colorado Ice welcome back quarterback Willie Copeland (13), receiver Kyle Kaiser (8), running back Dennis Kennedy (7), kicker Philip Welch (22), linebacker Joe Thornton (1), and defensive back Michael Eby (19) and Corey Sample (20).

They also welcome a familiar name in the Indoor Football League, Jasonus Tillery (88). Tillery played in the IFL since 2012 and had 1,051 yards and 27 touchdowns his first year, last year he played for several teams, ending his season with the Wyoming Cavalry.

Running back Jesse Lewis (28) has been one of the highlighted players to join the team and had two touchdowns in the preseason game. After his success with CSU Pueblo and the European League the Ice have high expectations for him to be a playmaker this season.

The quarterback competition has also been heated during camp with the addition of rookie, TJ Pryor (10). Pryor has exceeded expectations and has proved to be a flexible player after throwing four touchdowns and rushing for one touchdown. According to head coach Heron O’Neal, “Copeland has stepped up with the additional competition and has shown an increase in his leadership and performance.”

After the Ice won the preseason game against the Pueblo Steel 100-7; the Colorado Ice hopes to see if the exuberance of talent will be as blatant this weekend.

The Colorado Ice are proud members of the Indoor Football League (IFL).  All home games are played at the Budweiser Events Center located in Loveland, Colorado.  2014 ticket information is available by contacting the Colorado Ice offices at (970) 472-0128. For more information, please visit www.thecoloradoice.com

Press Release Contact: Jackie Montoya or Aaron Freimark, (970) 472-0128