CC Week: Colorado Springs At-A-Glance
After this Friday night's hockey game at Magness Arena, the Pioneers will head south to Colorado Springs to take on Colorado College at 7:07 pm. CC will be ready to play the "evil empire from up north" so they will put everything they have into this weekend. Coming off two heartbreaking losses in Boston, the Pioneers (read: Coach Montgomery) are likely to be in a bad mood - and ready to go.
Aside from the obvious attractions in the Springs - tattoos, pay-day loans, and massage parlors - there are several cultural activities according to Roadside America that you must visit before heading to the Broadmoor World Arena.
The first stop for any Springs visitor is to "Herkimer" the worlds largest (metal) beetle, He was built as a roadside attraction in the mid-1950's. Unfortunately, over the years, he was vandalized with graffiti and had its legs ripped off. He is now repaired and repainted, but upon close inspection he shows the wear and tear of age. It stands behind a barbed wire-topped fence hung with signs that warn of 24/7 video surveillance.
Directions:Southwest edge of the city. I-25 exit 135. Drive west (toward mountains) for two miles. Turn left (south) onto Hwy 115 and drive five miles. Look for the water tower on the left; the big beetle will be on the right.
If you want to see something that is really broken, drive ten minutes to the south to World Arena and see the Tigers play.
Altitude TV announced that they will not be broadcasting Saturday's game so the only way to watch this one will be at the Broadmoor World Arena.