This weekend is the official start of both ice hockey and
snowboarding seasons. Starting Friday and going until Sunday, the
Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Center, home of the new
Budweiser Events Center, will hold the 2003 Rocky Mountain Winter
Colorado Ski Country USA, TeamSage Productions of Fort Collins
and the CSU Snowriders club has collaborated to help the nearly
20,000 attendees and 5,000 students exhibit and promote their new
winter sports products at the 2003 Rocky Mountain Winter Sports
Spectacular. Some of the vendors that will be running booths are
Copper Mountain, Vail, Eldora, Aspen, Snowmass, Arapahoe Basin,
Burton, Outpost Sunsport, Precision Mountain Wear, Dry Guys and
more. This is Northern Colorado’s largest winter sports show and
promoters expect about 100,000 winter sports enthusiasts to
Doug Larson, principal of Team Sage Productions, said that
Northern Colorado is a unique area with almost a million people and
65,000 college students that go unnoticed by the winter sports
industry almost every year. CSU students can purchase tickets for
only $9 for the entire weekend event.
The Rams’ ice hockey team plays its first regular season game
Friday night against the University of Denver Pioneers at 7:30 p.m.
The game is at EPIC, located off of Prospect and Riverside.
Saturday the team heads to Denver for a rematch with DU, which is
followed-up by a match against the Naval Academy on Sunday
Erik Neperud, vice president of marketing for the Snowriders
club said he is excited for Thursday night at the Aggie Theater for
the premiere of the new ski and snowboard film, High Life, produced
by TetonGravity. This is a one-night showing and tickets for
students can be picked up at the Snowriders’ office in the basement
of the Lory Student Center.