Monday, October 12, 2009

Open House/Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony October 14th

Press Release

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders will hold an Open House / Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, October 14th at The Stable. The open house is being held to give the public a chance to view the upgrades and renovations which have been put in place at The Stable over the past few months by the RoughRiders new ownership group, Newco Riders, LLC.

The doors to The Stable will open at 5:30 PM on the 14th. The first 500 people through the door will receive a free ticket voucher, good for select RoughRiders home games. At 6:00 PM, the ribbon cutting will take place. The ribbon will be cut by Tammy Carlson, wife of Head Coach and General Manager Mark Carlson. Ricochet, the team’s mascot, as well as Coach Carlson, President/CEO Jeff Jauch, and the rest of the coaches and office staff will be present on behalf of the RoughRiders. The Cedar Rapids Area Chamber Ambassadors will also be in attendance, representing the Riders. After the ribbon cutting, a ceremonial
puck drop will take place on the ice.

The remainder of the evening will consist of a Meet & Greet with the RoughRiders coaches, players, Ricochet, and staff members. Players will be signing autographs and talking to fans. The Riders will also be giving away a pair of season tickets, and will draw for the winner that night. The season tickets are designated for the Green Zone – and are valued at $360 a piece, so $720 is the total value for the pair that will be given away. To qualify for this drawing, each attendee will simply need to fill out a card and provide their email address.

This ribbon cutting ceremony will be the only opportunity for the public to view the new Stable before the Riders’ home opener weekend on October 17th and 18th. Saturday the 17th the RoughRiders will take on The Chicago Steel at 7PM, and Sunday the 18th they battle The Des Moines Buccaneers at 4PM. Happy hour begins one hour and fifteen minutes prior to each game.

(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at

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