Category Archives: Youth sports

Alternate Plans for Kansas City’s Kemper Arena sound like, well, what I said

So, did you see the Business Journal’s story on the proposal for Kemper Arena? Developer has plan for Kemper Arena; American Royal not interested Steve Foutch confirmed Tuesday that Foutch Brothers plans to buy the West Bottoms arena, which largely … Continue reading

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Kansas City gets 11/2 additional ice rinks — Winter only

I’m a but slow to write about this one. I encourage you to visit the Lost City of Bettman blog since he wrote about it first. Basically, the people that now operate Johnson County’s only ice facility are f’n geniuses! … Continue reading

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New rink possibly coming to the KC area?

A story in yesterday’s Lawrence Journal-World mentions that the proposed rec center in Northwest Lawrence may include an ice rink. On the indoor facility, Schumm said it is still envisioned to have at least eight full-length basketball courts that could … Continue reading

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What of Kemper Arena?

Kemper Arena sits empty. Once the home to the Kansas City Blades — AAA-affiliate of the San Jose Sharks and, for a short time, the Vancouver Canucks. The arena sits in the West Bottoms with virtually zero events. Oh sure, … Continue reading

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The difference between KC hockey and soccer fans — it’s all good news for soccer fans — hockey, not so much

I’ve had about a week to think about the closing of EPIC Indoor Sports and the possibility of the facility returning to an ice rink. My initial thought is that the Kansas City hockey community is desperate for good news. … Continue reading

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EPIC Indoor Sports Fails — KC ice community Move on and Rally

Kansas City ice hockey and ice skating community. You are vindicated. EPIC Indoor Sports will close. When the one-year anniversary of the “mechanical failure” comes around on January 13 of 2012, there will be a new owner of the facility. … Continue reading

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“Ice” Midwest is no longer

As stated on this blog on January 18, the facility which formerly housed Ice Midwest has been re-purposed for other sports. There’s a press release, but there is nothing new in it. We knew all this on January 18. Pepsi … Continue reading

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Ice Midwest “evaluation” reaches 71 days

Today is the 71st day (10 weeks) — (give or take a day or two) — since the owners of Ice Midwest began “evaluating” what they are going to do with their broken chiller. Remember, this was the quote in … Continue reading

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Ice Midwest — Midwest’s premier facility for Taekwondo

Midwest Sports and Performance — or as they still seem to be called “Ice” Midwest, will host the 2011 Kansas State Taekwondo championships this weekend. Kansas State Taekwondo Championships Still some people out there that think this place is ever … Continue reading

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A month turns into two…for Ice Midwest

Well, it’s been two months since Ice Midwest said that a return of the ice rink is at least a month away. Does anyone really believe, outside of members of the media, that this facility will return as an ice … Continue reading

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