Provo mulling fate of Peaks Ice Arena

Utah County and Provo together have owned and operated the Peaks Ice Arena — built for the 2002 Olympics — since 2008, when they took over operation from a private company. Since then, the annual subsidy has consistently gone down while revenue and usage has increased. But last month Utah County decided it wanted out. […]

Utah Valley’s Olympian Jared Ward finishes 10th in Boston Marathon

The finish line is crossed, the stats are in and Utah Valley’s Olympian took 10th place overall in the 2017 Boston Marathon. Jared Ward, former BYU athlete and current BYU statistics teacher, ran the race in 2:15:28. He was the sixth American to finish the race. Geoffrey Kirui of Kenya won the race in a time […]

Weekend best bets: Multiple outdoor shows to end your summer vacation

From the Point of the Mountain all the way down to Santaquin, Utah Valley has a lot to offer — especially in weekend activities. There are no excuses for staying in all weekend when there are these quality events happening around Utah Valley. Here are five of our picks for the upcoming weekend: Salem Days […]

12 signs you are obsessed with the 2016 Summer Olympic Games

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games are in full swing, meaning endless sports coverage of the world’s best athletes — and you don’t want to miss a minute of the action. You live for the Olympics. And when the final day of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games come to a close on Aug. 21, you will have […]

Mormons to watch at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

The whole world will be tuned in to watch more than 10,000 athletes go for gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics. And although the games will take place thousands of miles away from Utah, a few of these athletes have close-to-home Mormon ties. 1. Maka Unufe : Rugby : U.S. For the first time since […]

Noelle Pikus-Pace announces everyone is well after twins birth

Former Olympian Noelle Pikus-Pace announced the delivery of her twin boys on her Facebook page Tuesday. “OUR BOYS ARE HERE!” Pikus-Pace wrote on Facebook. “Payton and Makai have arrived! They weighed 5 pounds 12 ounces and 5 pounds 4 ounces. We are all healthy, happy, …sleep deprived… but doing really well! I can’t believe they […]

Picking up the Pace: Noelle Pikus-Pace packs and prepares for twins

Noelle Pikus-Pace packs up her silver medal and her family to slide from Eagle Mountain to Costa Rica. Next Olympic-sized event? Giving birth to twin boys in July. Mountain View High and UVU grad Noelle Pikus-Pace is a mother to two — Lacee, age 7 and Traycen, age 4. She’s due to deliver two baby […]

13 signs your Russian alter ego is preparing for the Sochi Olympics

As you prepare for your Russian-themed parties for the opening ceremonies Thursday night, here are just a few signs that your Russian alter ego might be taking over. 1. You drink tea all the time. There just shouldn’t be any other beverage that even exists, especially not cold drinks.   2. You’ve stopped putting ice […]

Cartoon: Frolicking in a Winter Wonderland

  Utahns take one of two approaches to winter: They either bundle up and dream of balmy early spring weather OR they embrace the snow and create adventures. Here are eight locals we’d like to spend an afternoon with out in the winter wonderland. 1. Noelle Pikus-Pace and Shauna Rohbock Prepare for Noelle Pikus-Pace and Shauna Rohbock to […]

3 Local Olympians

By Jeanette Bennett Although the official Team USA won’t be named until mid-January, three Utah Valley winter athletes are racing to represent their country — and our state — at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. For them, this isn’t an every-four-years event. This is an everyday-for-four-years event. And whether they hit a gold mine […]