Riders launch first-ever USHL Coach's show
The renovations at The Stable will not only be viewable to fans during home games - you can also get a glimpse on local television. The Stable will be the set for the Riders' new show - RiderTownUSA Hockey, which premieres this Saturday, October 10th on CBS2.
The 30 minute, weekly show is the first of its kind in the United States Hockey League. RiderTownUSA Hockey will be hosted by CBS2/FOX28 news anchor Jack Miller, and will feature Riders Head Coach and General Manager Mark Carlson. Each episode will include several special guests, from players and Riders staff, to assistant coaches, and other local hockey enthusiasts.
Special segments such as “Off the Ice” will give an inside look at the team – so viewers can really get to know the players and coaches, and find out what their lives are like when they aren’t at games or practicing. President/CEO Jeff Jauch commented, “RiderTownUSA Hockey will really teach people about who we are, and give fans a unique perspective on the team. You are going to see some things on the show that you wouldn’t typically see on the ice. So we are very excited about it, and it’s a great way to kick off the season.”
RiderTownUSA Hockey will air Saturdays at 11am on CBS2 – starting October 10th and running all the way through March 2010. Each episode will also be available to view online at Ridertownusa.com, immediately following the television broadcast.
Open House & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at The Stable on Wednesday, Oct. 14th
The Riders will hold an Open House / Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, October 14th at The Stable.The purpose of the open house is to give fans a chance to view all of the upgrades and renovations which have been put in place over the past few months by the team's 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 Mark Carlson, President/CEO Jeff Jauch, and the rest of the coaches and office staff will be present on behalf of the Riders. The Cedar Rapids Area Chamber Ambassadors will also be in attendance. After the ribbon cutting, a ceremonial puck drop will take place on the ice.
The remainder of the evening will include:
- 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. To qualify for this drawing, each attendee will simply need to fill out a card and provide their email address.