—An NHL game at Nationals Park in Washington D.C.; Getty Images
By The Numbers
2 ~ Ice thickness, in inches, needed to withstand the elements (indoor rinks are closer to one inch thick)
20,000 ~ Approximate gallons of water required to make the ice
350 ~ Gallons of water-soluble paint used to whiten the surface of the ice
200 ~ Workers needed over...
—Courtesy of Parsons Brikerhoff
Without any big-ticket bouts between Republicans and Democrats, the November 3 election is mainly about the state and city governments asking to spend your money. The costliest wish on Denver’s list: turning the National Western Complex and Denver Coliseum into a year-round tourism and educational...
Nolan Arenado talks to Denver media after a Colorado Rockies victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks, including MLB.com writer Tracy Ringolsby.
After a Colorado Rockies victory, it’s a common sight—Nolan Arenado holding audience with the assembled media in the clubhouse. In his third Major League season, Arenado’s maturity at the plate is reflected in his thoughtful answers to questions about unbelievable fielding plays and rising home run...
June 29 2015, 11:00 AM
—Photo Credit: Pete Eklund
As 5280’s Summer Guide has pointed out, this season offers plenty of opportunities to get outside and be active. But the warm-weather months are also a good time to kick back, relax, enjoy a cold beverage, and watch the pros play. With that it mind, here are a few summer sports highlights to check...
June 15 2015, 11:00 AM
—Photograph by Madison Carroll
As the mercury soars, so does the fun. With new festivals and farmers’ markets, backyard barbecues, and perfect patios, there’s always something going down in Denver when things turn hot.
> Dine & Sip
PATIOS: An Hour-By-Hour Guide to Catching Rays (Or Avoiding Them) ...
—Photograph by Jon Rose
Step into the Colorado Rockies’ clubhouse, and you’ll see about 50 lockers—each a reflection of its owner’s personality. As baseball enters the heart of the season, we checked out the cubby of 24-year-old third baseman Nolan Arenado. Here’s some of what the two-time Rawlings Gold Glove winner—the...
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After the first pitch is thrown at Coors Field each year, downtown Denver seems to wake up. Patios are packed. Sunburns proliferate. And pedestrians pound the pavement on the 16th Street Mall.
Strangely, though, game days are not always the busiest days for foot traffic according to the “State...
April 15 2015, 11:10 AM
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The beginning of the baseball season has always inspired optimism, rejuvenation, and a ton of sappy cliches.
Everyone's in first place on Opening Day!
It's a marathon, not a sprint.
Wait 'til this year!
And so on.
As Denver gears up for the Rockies' home opener on Friday—yet...
April 10 2015, 9:00 AM