by Eileen Viglione
Come this fall, ISI Adult Championships heads to the foothills of the breathtaking Rocky Mountains for a special competition that is all about our wonderful, inspirational adult skaters (ages 18 and over)!
The event is set for Oct. 8-9 at South Suburban Sports Complex in Littleton, Colo., just a few miles south of the capital city of Denver, where urban sophistication meets outdoor adventure. Test and entry deadline is Sept. 1. Stay tuned for registration information to be announced shortly.
Consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the country, Littleton offers a special charm all its own, including a vibrant, historic downtown featuring tree-lined streets, turn-of-the century buildings, locally-owned eateries, coffeehouses, antique shops and art galleries.
This Denver suburb is also brimming with parks, lakes, rivers and trails, making outdoor adventure a breeze. You can walk, run, bike or blade South Platte River Trail, stopping off at various attractions along the way, such as Carson Nature Center, Hudson Gardens and Breckenridge Brewery Farmhouse.
Experiencing Colorado in the fall is truly a treat, as the Centennial state transforms into a kaleidoscope of warm colors. You’ll want to make sure you build enough time into your trip for some exhilarating excursions (envision scenic hikes or drives) and a whole lotta fun with skating friends while off the ice. Your options for adventure in the “Mile High City” and surrounding area are literally endless!
Top 10 Places to Visit in Denver
- Colorado State Capitol
- Denver Art Museum
- 16th Street Mall
- Denver Botanic Gardens
- Union Station
- United States Mint
- Larimer Square
- City Park
- Sports Venues*
Suggested day trips include: Golden, Idaho Springs, Red Rocks Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Roxborough State Park, Mount Evans Scenic Byway, Estes Park, Garden of the Gods, Boulder and Blackhawk/Central City.
* Colorado boasts six professional sports teams: Colorado Rockies, Denver Broncos, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Rapids and Colorado Mammoth.
‘Hostess with the Mostess’
Adult Champs participants will be more than pleased by this year’s competition venue. The new, state-of-the-art South Suburban Sports Complex opened January 2021 and boasts three spectacular sheets of ice. Colossal in size (206,000 square feet to be exact), the impressive facility features a figure skating warm-up room, five locker rooms, a skate rental shop and a pro shop.
Weather Is Divine!
In most years, Denver averages 22 days of sunshine in October and a maximum temperature in the 60s.
Established in 1959, the Ice Sports Industry (ISI) — creator of America’s first learn-to-skate curriculum — is an international trade association encompassing all aspects of the ice sports industry. Our goal is to promote ice skating as a participant sport and recreational activity for everyone — all ages and abilities. For more information, visit skateisi.org.