Monday, September 15, 2014

See the Stanley Cup Sept. 30

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Hockey lovers, here's your chance for the ultimate Christmas card picture. Lord Stanley's Cup will make a stop at the Broadmoor World Arena on Tues., Sept. 30 from 4-6:30 p.m. for a free photo opp.

The Stanley Cup, unlike a lot of other trophies, lives a pretty eventful existence, often going on tour for publicity visits and, per NHL rules, a day with each player on the championship team. Its personal handler, Philip Pritchard, keeps a lively Twitter account of its travels.

I will take this moment to say, that back in 2001 — the year the Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup, mind you — it made a last-minute visit to that year's Territory Days. I was in high school then, and had spent pretty much the entire school year watching games and being the best fan I could be.

(Then, as now, I had no social life and hated extracurriculars, i.e. "Why be at school longer when I could go home and be by myself?")

Anyway, the four of us went down to Old Colorado City and queued up, somewhat serendipitously, near the front of the would-be line and waited the next four hours for the Cup to arrive.

But it came, and we got a great photo of the four of us — big smiles and hot palms pressed against that beautiful shiny silver — gathered around it.

Worth it.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

THE ICONIC STANLEY CUP STOPS AT BROADMOOR WORLD ARENA SEPT. 30
IN PREPERATION FOR THE BATTLE AT THE BROADMOOR FACE-OFF

SIR STANLEY IN THE SPRINGS 2014; FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC SEPTEMBER 30 FROM 4 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.

Colorado Springs, CO – The Broadmoor World Arena welcomes the Stanley Cup in Colorado Springs in preparation for the Battle at the Broadmoor face-off between the Colorado Avalanche and the Los Angeles Kings.

‘Sir Stanley in the Springs 2014’ is a free event. The general public will have the opportunity to take a memorable picture with the Stanley Cup and partake in numerous family friendly activities.

Centerplate, the in-house catering company at The Broadmoor World Arena will have Silver Dollar Stanleys randomly placed on food and beverage items during the open house, good for special prizes redeemable at the Box Office. (Guests are encouraged to look for these special Silver Dollar Stanley stickers on the bottom of all concession items in order to win.)

The Colorado Avalanche take on 2014 Stanley Cup winners, the LA Kings for the official Battle at the Broadmoor, October 2 at The Broadmoor World Arena. Tickets are still available at all TicketsWest locations, www.BroadmoorWorldArena.com or by calling 520-SHOW.

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