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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

2017 Ski & Snowbird Film Calendar

Warren Miller, Teton Gravity Research, Matchstick Productions and more.
One of the surest harbingers of Utah winter is the arrival of the annual surge of winter sports films—those high-energy showcases for skiers and snowboarders to show their stuff in locations around the world. As you start waxing your own gear to prepare for the inevitable snows, here are your opportunities to get into the right frame of mind in a theater seat.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Gordon Hayward and the Fan's Lament

What do pro athletes owe us, and why do we assume it's anything?
For approximately six hours on the Fourth of July, Twitter completely lost its collective mind. Those who spend much time on Twitter will respond with "so what else is new," but the subject of the mind-losing for once wasn't political, or even something a celebrity said or did.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Loyal Cycle Co.

Chatting with the founder of the Farmington bicycle shop.
The cycling season may be coming to a close for the average rider, but for those who bike as their primary mode of transportation, setting it up for the winter will become a necessity in the next few weeks. Most every city has a shop they can turn to, and when we get a chance, we like to focus some attention on the smaller independent stores around the state.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Morales' Way

Real's Javier Morales fashions his own departure.
In the 2009 MLS cup, Real Salt Lake midfielder Javier Morales was brutally tackled and barreled to the ground by then LA Galaxy's David Beckham. This was the final that then-coach Jason Kreis and his team of hard-fighting misfits cobbled together from the U.S., South America and Europe had fought so hard to  reach and after just 20 minutes the typically stoic Argentine was tearfully limping off the field to watch the rest of the game from the sideline.

Friday, September 9, 2016

The Holy War Cometh

Utah-BYU rivalry dawns anew.
The ’70s and the ’80s: Mention these two decades to BYU and Utah fans, and different memories come to mind.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Downtown Yoga Festival

A brief look into the eighth annual festival at The Leonardo.
On Saturday, Sept. 3, The Leonardo will host the Eighth Annual Downtown Yoga Festival, turning their entire space into one of the largest gatherings of yogis and students in the state. Dozens of teachers and thousands of students will gather to learn new techniques and try out classes, along with cool entertainment and food to enhance the experience.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Beehive Skate Revolution

Exploring one of Utah's biggest recreational roller derby leagues.
Roller derby season may be wrapping up for most of the leagues over the next two months, but for recreational leagues, they've still got the winter to look forward to. Those who love derby, and either want to stay in shape and have fun during the offseason, or don't care to be competitive and just want to skate in an open bout, there are options around the Wasatch Front for everyone.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Boardwalk Longboards

A look into the longboards made by this Lehi-based business.
Before summer finally goes away and it gets too windy or cold to do anything, people are getting in their last good licks for skateboarding of every variety, from a few lingering competitions to causal events. This is also roughly the time you see some people buying new boards if their current ones are worn out, do a little testing and get some time in before they go to the closet for six months.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Half & Half Skate and Snow

A chat with the owner of what's becoming SLC's most popular skate shop.
Ever since The Shred Shed was forced to vacate its comfy, awesome home on Exchange Place, the former music venue was looking like an empty hole on what was becoming a revitalized side street in downtown SLC. Earlier this year, the long vacancy was filled with one of the best possible additions to the area we've seen in a while: a skate shop.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

SaltAir Cycles

A look into the cyclocross bikes coming from this SLC shop.
If you haven't had the chance to check out a cyclocross race, you might kick out of the competition. These races are usually held in the colder months (originally in Western Europian countries and then catching on hard in the U.S. in the '60s), with long obstacle courses involving heavy-duty bikes and racers carrying their cycles through sections and then speeding through the hard terrain.

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