Oct 082003
Authors: Justin Goldman

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

Sports Spectacular.

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.





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