U2, one of the most popular bands in the world with lead singer “Bono” a well known humanitarian around the globe. Earlier on this month the famous band kicked off their new tour at the Vancouver Rogers Arena in Canada, showing that Canada still has a loyal following for fans for the incredible band. As of right now the band will be traveling across Northern America for the first part of their tour and for the second part of their tour they will be going to Europe. This means that fans of Bono all across the world can listen to him & U2 play our favorite songs.
The tour has already been gaining a lot of spotlight in the musical industry. People thought that Bono wouldn’t allow for this tour to happen as he gave away his new album for free across iTunes, noting that music should be free to the masses. This made people make fun of him badly through the internet and in the media which resulted in Bono revealing that he is blind and believes that music should be free to all instead of costing people money that they might not have.
Truly even to this day Bono is one of the most inspiring musical artists known to the recent generations. He does everything in his power in order to ensure that people get what they need and now he offers his music for free so that people who might not be able to pay for music can experience it for free.
It seems that something unique will be coming to the Las Vegas Strip for the first time in decades. Brett Ewing, a man working for a former NBA Super Star is designing a brand new NBA Sports Arena for the Las Vegas Strip. This has never before been seen in Las Vegas and it’s only an idea that has been proposed as of right now. This new facility would cost a total of $690 Million to make and it would require that an NBA Team move to Las Vegas. This could prove to be a profitable investment though as Las Vegas is a major tourist zone which has been trying to find new ways of entertaining guests other than gambling.
The Eastern Conference in the NBA has expressed multiple times that they are planning to bring two new teams to the league in Las Vegas & Seattle. This wouldn’t only allow for more profit to come to the NBA & the city of Las Vegas but it would also shorten the distance for teams & fans to travel to enjoy the games. There is no confirmation if this will be happening or not, as of right now Las Vegas Government Officials have to approve the structure and the plan before anything can begin.
We shall keep you informed on what it to happen with this NBA Arena. It’ll have a retractable roof and it’ll also allow for multiple sports to be played on the same field due to advancements in technology. This means that multiple professional sports teams could make their way to Las Vegas.
The New York Islanders, a professional hockey team that has won four Stanley Cups throughout the years are playing their final season in the famous & beloved “Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum”. This has upset long time fans of the New York Islanders as this hockey arena has history beyond that of the NHL. There have been people who have proposed in this arena and begun a long happy life in Marriage. There have been dreams that have been accomplished in this arena and though all of these memories took place in this arena those memories will remain in our hearts.
This stadium isn’t being torn down though, it is instead being renovated in order to cater towards minor league hockey players and the home team for the New York Islanders. As of right now the Winnipeg Jets & the New York Islanders are getting ready to play the last and final NHL game in the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. This Coliseum has been the home for the islanders since 1972, for more than forty years this NHL team has bleed, sweat and won on this ice.
The new arena is currently being built a few blocks away from their current arena. Those who beloved this arena won’t have to see it disappear as the New York Islander home games are always free, this means they can still relive the exciting moments they love. We shall keep you informed on the development on their new arena.
Downtown Edmonton is going to become home of one of the best Hockey & Community Arena’s known to the world. Rogers is working alongside the city of Edmonton and the Edmonton Oilers to make one of the best arenas known to the NHL. The new arena is being called the “Edmonton Rogers Place Arena” and it is currently now being built. The first 9,000 Tonnes of Steel arrived on the site last Tuesday and it already seems that their working hard on creating this arena.
The Edmonton Oilers will play at this new arena once it is finished being built, it’ll also have a number of shopping stores and restaurants for people to enjoy. On top of that all there will also be a community rink built into this new arena as well, this means young children will be able to enjoy playing hockey in the same arena that the Edmonton Oilers have.
Those who want to see this marvel of an arena be built can do so as Rogers has created a website called “rogersplace.com” where you can view two twenty four video footage on this arena being built. It’s truly magnificent as you get to see Edmonton for the beautiful city it is if you never have before and you get to see a architectural masterpiece be built as well.
We’ll keep you informed on any changed that might occur in the building schedule or developers of the Edmonton Rogers Place Arena.
Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia has officially visited “Spartak“, Moscow’s brand new stadium that Russia will be using for the 2018 World Cup venue to come. Clearly the President wants to make sure that everything is going well with the stadium, this being obvious as the stadium is roughly three years away from completion. Checking up on the stadium this early on indicates that he wants everything to be perfect for the 2018 World Cup.
The Spartak Stadium will be able to hold a total of forty five thousand people. It’ll be located in the Northwest section of Moscow. There are also other various buildings being built around it to cater towards the forty five thousand people attending the event.
The Russian Media did quote that Vladimir Putin said the following about Spartak, “The stadium is good to look at and is worthy of one of Russia’s favorite football teams.”
Vladimir Putin has also been recently discussing with fellow government officials about imposing a new law which would limit the amount of foreigners who would be able to play for a professional Russian Team. Sports which would be affected by this new law include Hockey, Rugby, Ice Hockey & many more. The President noted the following, “Russian born citizens must play a leading role in their professional sports to, it brings honor to our country.”
You will be able to see the stadium for all of its glory in the upcoming years when the 2014 World Cup Venue dawns upon us.
Southern Ontario went through a series of lightning storms last week that rocked various areas in the province. One of the cities affected by these lightning storms was Pelham, Ontario. The Pelham Arena, a place where the young can go to play hockey or various other sports was struck by lightning. It left a large hole in the roof, damaged the electrical system of the old facility and also left burn marks across the roof.
The Mayor of Pelham, Dave Augustyn spoke to CTV News about the lightning strike. During the interview he noted that the lightning struck the building around 10:30 A.M. He told reporters of the damage caused to the arena. Noting that the telephone system, Internet Connection, Electrical System and the roof were all damaged. At least the damage is repairable, it will just take awhile to repair as it will be digging into the cities funds. Luckily no injuries were reported from the incident, this proving to be the highlight of the storm as lightning can be very deadly.
The Mayor revealed that Pelham has been recently looking to replacing the thirty nine year old arena. He noted that he has pondered to himself that he thinks this lightning strike could very well be a sign from something greater. He said. laughing “Is somebody trying to tell us something”.
The Kitchener based company called “AECOM”, the company responsible for Pelham’s electrical systems and water systems has already assessed the building. The assessment is said to be “Very Damaging” and that the building is now on its last legs. The town of Pelham will now work towards creating a new arena that will cater towards sports such as Hockey, Soccer, Rugby and possibly even Baseball. This will cost Pelham a large amount of money but in the long run it can also bring a mass amount of profit to the city.
The RCMP were sent to the Montreal Lake Hockey Arena after reports of a large group of teenagers entered the hockey arena with various cans of spray paint, crow bars, baseball bats and various other weapons that could cause damage. Once the RCMP went to the hockey rink they were surprised to see that within a fourteen hour period of time these teenagers were able to destroy nearly everything at the hockey rink.
Glass was broken around the rink, windows were broken, nearly everything was spray painted, the lobby was unrecognizable and the walls/ceilings were also damaged with burn marks all around them. This is one of the worse vandal calls that the Mounties, Sergeant Alen Presler said openly that he has never seen so much destruction created in such a short period of time. This incident occurred sometime between Saturday Evening and Sunday Morning.
Sergeant Alen Presler said the following, “These teenagers must of not been very intelligent as they didn’t bother to destroy the security system. We have each one of them on tape, their faces are identifiable and as of right now we are just confirming who these people are before we place anyone under arrest. It won’t take us long to finish the identification process. As of right now we have arrested one adult named Daniel Bruce Henderson and five youths that range from 13 to 15.”
We will keep you informed on all updates revealed regarding the destruction of this ice rink and regarding those who are being charged with this vandalism.
Ben and Courtney Sikkenga are recent newlyweds who took their vows last weekend on Saturday, August 1st. They took their vows at a Michigan Ice Rink where they first met each other at a very young age, they were both only in grade seven when they first met and now at the age of twenty three they finally have married. Ben is a lifelong player of hockey and his now wife is by far is one of his largest fans. When they walked out of the rink they were greeted by each one of their close friends holding hockey sticks above them.
The Brides and groomsmen got themselves dressed in the change rooms at the Lakeshore Sports Center before they skated onto the ice to stand beside their best friends. Guests who attended this unique wedding were granted the choice to either choose to sit on the ice or sit on benches that were placed behind the boards. Obviously the majority of them choose to sit on the ice which proved to be a lot of fun for young children who attended the wedding.
There were hundreds upon hundreds of people who attended this wedding. Throughout the years these two individuals have been able to meet a lot of good people who eventually became all their friends. This is the first time that the Lakeshore Sports Center has ever held a wedding and you can be ensured due to the popularity of this story they’ll hold more weddings
You might not have known this but currently Ireland is hosting the International Skating Union Bi-Annual Conference. The International Skating Union revealed earlier on last months that they are considering ending professional figure skating within Ireland. This made two woman furious and they started to protest the decision to end professional figure skating in Ireland as it proves to be a sport that help young woman and men find their place in this world. When these woman starting protesting it was showcased by a local Dublin news program and this resulted in dozens upon dozens of more people joining their cause.
The Conference is nearly over now after being held for one week and there are now two hundred people protesting the decision to end professional figure skating within Ireland. Parents of figure skaters, young woman and men in figure skating programs with hopes of being a professional figure skater one day and people connected to the Ireland Figure Skating Industry all protested the possibility of Figure Skating being banned in Ireland.
The International Skating Union did say the following earlier on this morning, “We now recognize that Professional Figure Skating within Ireland is something beloved by hundreds of people all around the country. We never realized that Figure Skating still had a loyal following in our country and with that said we have decided that we won’t be banning Professional Figure Skating in Ireland. This is all thanks to those who appeared before the ITS Headquarters and protested the thought of banning Figure Skating.”
Those protestors have now returned to their homes with a smile on their face, realizing that they were able to make a difference for those young skaters looking to enter the professional level.
It has been revealed by the Pasco County Commission Chairman that a $17 million dollar ice skating complex will be built within Tampa Bay. This came as a shock to many as Tampa Bay hasn’t invested in a new ice skating complex for its citizens for nearly two decades. Young figure skaters and hockey players have been forced to use old rinks, old equipment and more due to the lack of funding for these complex centers. When Jack Mariano, the Pasco Country Commission Chairman revealed that Tampa Bay will be spending $17 Million towards building a new ice skating complex everyone in the great city reveled at the idea.
All together creating this new complex will cost Tampa Bay $20 Million. The complex will include four new rinks, a basketball court, a soccer field and a lacrosse field. This means that multiple sports will be able to be played through this Ice Skating Complex. The new complex is being built by the Skinner Brothers Realty, they have been given the rights to create the design plans for this new complex. It has also been revealed that this complex will open their doors in Fall of 2015. This is more than one year away but developers need this time in order to ensure a good design plan, a quality build and their paychecks for if they do a horrible job you can be ensured that Tampa Bay would sue.
Zimmerman, the man heading up the design plans for this complex said the following, “I plan to make this Ice Skating Complex the best that the world has ever seen. I want people to walk into our future facility and think wow a lot of amazing memories will be made here. I am creating an open layout which will allow for everyone in the building to move fluently between one another.”