Sports and Recreation

Q&A: Indoor ski center's Saddler Merrill

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An indoor snow sport idea imported from the Netherlands has carved into its Centennial home. BusinessDen asked Merrill why he thinks ski bums will jump at the chance to hit her indoor slopes.

Sigmon says: Denver startup connects leagues with refs

iRef

Rob Sigmon knows his pitch sounds a little cliché. “Everybody wants to be the next Uber,” said Sigmon, the founder of Centennial-based startup iRef, which has just raised $200,000. “But we’re kind of designed around that concept of being an Uber for referees.”

Topgolf eyes second Denver location

Topgolf, which opened its first Colorado location in Centennial in August and boasts a several-hour wait on weekends, has a deal in the works to put its high-tech range in Thornton, according to a source familiar with the deal.

Another mobile bike repair brand rolls into Denver

Velofix

The vans are equipped with all the tools and inventory of a regular bike shop ad have a built-in TV, WiFi and a coffee maker to entertain clients while the mechanics work.

Comedian mixes punches and punchlines

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Stepping straight from the ring to the stage, a local comedian is launching a new series of boxing matches between Denver comics followed by stand-up routines.

Ski resort slides into Chapter 11

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A recently reopened ski area west of Evergreen has filed for bankruptcy to stave off a creditor’s push toward foreclosure.

Parker golf club scores USGA championship

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The golf association is bringing one of its biggest amateur tournaments back to the Colorado Golf Club, which will play host to the championship in 2019.

Amid upgrades, country club to open Littleton restaurant

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Not wanting to lose its dining component during a $20 million overhaul, a country club is taking over a downtown Littleton bar space and will use it as a restaurant during the renovations.