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  • Curling - Our Favorite 'Frozen Watersport'

    Shawn Tait|Jan 15, 2015

    The Coyotes Curling Club is a "howling" Arizona success story. All one has to do to see that the group is a busy and dedicated sport club is to view a few examples of their ongoing activities. You will see that this club "rocks"! Winter Leagues Winter Leagues have started but we still have a couple of openings left to fill. The open spots left are Tuesday, three individual spots; Thursday, four individual spots, and Friday, one individual spot. If you would like to play in one of these leagues,... Full story

  • Coyotes Curling Club Kudos

    AZBW|Jan 15, 2015

    After 11 years of teaching Valley residents and visitors how to curl, hosting tournaments, and offering all types of leagues, the Coyotes Curling Club relocated this past April from their Scottsdale, Ariz., "home" to their very own dedicated curling facility in Tempe, Ariz. Since the move and the creation of Arizona's first dedicated curling facility, the Coyotes Curling Club have been a beacon for curlers and non-curlers alike who want the opportunity to curl in the desert. The saying, "Freeze... Full story

  • Watersports Ride On Science, History, Innovators

    Bryan Hughes|Jul 15, 2014

    It's All Just Science Sometimes we take for granted all of the science and engineering that goes into the watersports we love. Whether it's the way our skis or wakeboards are shaped, the variables that affect our boat waves, or even how our boat hull, engine, and instruments come together - we are riding on the backs of years upon years of research and development all dedicated to giving us the best riding experience. As much as I dislike science classes, there is no doubt in my mind that... Full story

  • A Salute To Swimming

    AZBW|Jul 15, 2014

    It may be a desert state, but Arizona has many great swimming holes. Nestled here and there near mountain springs and along tributaries of rivers, these natural spas are popular with hikers, picnickers and just about anyone who enjoys time in and around the water. Some of the following entail a drive; others require a short walk or a bit of a scramble. A few can only be reached after a long, hard hike. Keep in mind, though, that you are not the only one who wants to cool off in the water; there... Full story

  • Pools Are The New Balconies - Literally, It Seems

    AZBW|Jul 15, 2014

    A skyscraper under construction in Mumbai (previously known as Bombay), India, not only includes more than 200 apartments, three levels of car parking, a gym and sauna, but it also features pools on the edges of several balconies. Called the Aquaria Grande, the two 37-story towers were designed by architect James Law and the real estate company Wadhwa Group. It's just the latest building to push the boundaries of conventional homes in India. With 228 apartments, the Imperial in Mumbai has two... Full story

  • Good Luck Willie!

    AZBW|Jun 15, 2014

    Willie Schultz, a graduate of Arizona State University and now a resident of Ketchikan, Ala., is a marathon swimmer who trained for ocean swimming in La Jolla, Calif. The week of June 20, depending on weather conditions, he will attempt to swim the English Channel. Cheering him on will be his wife of 25 years, Cathy, and their children Adrianne, Brennen, and Sullivan. All of us here at Arizona Boating & Watersports/Western Outdoor Times join his family and friends in wishing him good... Full story

  • Arizona Aqua Stars Synchronized Swimming Team

    AZBW|Apr 15, 2014

    Masters Star for a Day Ladies, have you ever seen synchronized swimming on TV? Maybe you have seen the spoof from Saturday Night Live. Or perhaps you have always wanted to be a water ballerina? The adult athletes on the Arizona Aqua Stars have the perfect opportunity for you! A fun filled clinic, in a heated pool, where participants will learn the basics of synchronized swimming, complete with a routine. A light breakfast and healthy snacks are included. Saturday April 19th Kino Pool 848 N.... Full story

  • Congratulations, Curlers!

    AZBW, Shawn Tait|Mar 15, 2014

    We are almost there. The final tasks are being completed and the ice is being prepped. After several months of hard work and long hours, we are in our final few days at our new dedicated curling facility in Tempe, Ariz. See you on the ice! Let's Curl Spring Training Bonspiel: March 21-23 - This will be an open bonspiel, for all to enter. You can find out the details at www.springtrainingbonspiel.com and register online. You can sign up as a team, or send an e-mail if you are interested in... Full story


    IWWF|Feb 15, 2014

    Snowboard certainly showed the World some of the most exciting contests ever seen in the Winter Games. The IOC focus on more new youth focused sports has certainly been successful. When it comes to the Summer Olympic Games, Wakeboard is almost identical to Snowboard – but on the water which is available worldwide. With floating obstacles and high altitude gymnastics in the air, it pushes the athletes to the limit. Fans will have an opportunity to see this for themselves at the 39th WORLD CUP Sto... Full story

  • It's In The House!

    Darryl Horsman|Oct 15, 2013

    The Coyotes Curling Club is proud to announce we’ve leased property to institute Arizona’s first and only dedicated curling club — in Tempe, Ariz. Yes, the Olympic sport on ice! The ribbon cutting is planned for January 2014, just in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics. As we’re a completely volunteer-driven 501c3 organization, we are looking to the community to join us in driving excitement for our beloved sport. Coyotes Curling Club Leagues have been popular in Phoenix, being practiced by over... Full story

  • Congratulations, Coyotes!

    Darryl Horsman|Sep 15, 2013

    Through tremendous member and community support, the Coyotes Curling Club has reached an agreement to construct Arizona’s first dedicated curling facility at 2202 W Medtronic Way, Tempe! It will be the first dedicated curling facility in Arizona and the only Curling Club in the Southwest. The Coyotes Curling Club was formed in 2003 shortly after curling grabbed the hearts and imagination of everyone who tuned in to curling during the 2002 Winter Olympics. For the past ten years, the Coyotes C... Full story

  • Parasailing Operations

    USCG, United States Coast Guard|Sep 15, 2013

    A series of parasail incidents resulting in fatalities and injuries have occurred over the last few years. Since 2006, there have been 11 deaths and 52 injuries as a result of parasailing activities. There have been several common factors in all of these incidents that are unique to parasailing. The following mnemonic 'Know Your ROPES' was designed to remind parasail operators of important safety issues that may help prevent future casualties: • Remember that most parasail fatalities and injurie... Full story

  • Yuma River Tours - Cruise The Colorado

    WOT|Aug 15, 2013

    Step into the history, beauty and wildlife of the mighty Colorado River. Join Yuma River Tours for an unforgettable journey. Spend the day on the cool waters of one of the world’s greatest rivers and view the wildlife that thrives along its banks. Yuma River Tours runs through parts of the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge wilderness only accessible by boat. Cruise in comfort with our Coast-Guard-certified captain and crew as they delve into river lore surrounding Native Americans, pioneers, m... Full story

  • World Waterski Racing Championships

    IWWF, International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation|Aug 15, 2013

    Waterski Racing is one of the most spectacular extreme sports ever created! For the third time, Spain will host the World Waterski Racing Championships following Spain’s highly successful events in 1985 and 1999. The location will be Puerto Colon at the coastal town of Adeje in the south of Tenerife where the very popular Racing tradition dates back to the 1970s. To describe Waterski Racing as an Extreme Sport is an understatement. It demands enormous skill, concentration, stamina, team focus a... Full story


    International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation|Jul 15, 2013

    Thursday’s spectacular Opening Ceremony involved hundreds of dancers from Salsa Schools, Afro and Folk Groups, Musicians, Acrobats, one million watts of light, plus 60,000 watts of sound and 2,000 sq.m of colorful projections! As the athletes from 101 nations entered the arena, the atmosphere was extraordinary. Now all is set for a perfect World Games 2013. The thirty countries represented by the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation include Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Belarus, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, E... Full story

  • Calling All Curlers! - It's A Frozen Watersport

    Darryl Horsman, Coyotes Curling Club|May 15, 2013

    First of all, the Summer League has been announced! We are looking for a minimum of 32 curlers who want to get out of the heat and have some fun curling, regardless if you are a newbie or veteran of the game. With the exception of two dates, the nine-week league will be at 10 a.m. on Saturdays (See schedule below). This leaves you the rest of the day and all day Sunday to enjoy your weekends. As you know, we are working at building our own dedicated facility. We are confident that there shouldn'... Full story

  • Scottsdale, Ariz.

    Jan 15, 2013

    “Flowboarding” is not just a ride, it is a sport — a 21st Century alchemy that has the look of surfing, the ride of snowboarding, the tricks of skateboarding, and boards derived from wakeboarding. The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona adds Kierland FlowRider as a part of a major expansion to the Resort’s Adventure Water Park, bringing an additional 58,400 gallons of water to the water park, which currently boasts 575,000 gallons of water fun, including the 110-foot watersl... Full story

  • Coyotes Curling Club Hope For Dedicated Facility

    Jan 15, 2013

    Dear Editor, The Coyotes Curling Club has been in business for over eight years and has been built on a solid foundation of membership enthusiasm, dedication, and spirit of volunteerism. Our club’s mission is to Promote access to and participation in the sport of curling, and commit to its international traditions of fellowship, sportsmanship, and team competition. The club is experiencing record interest and is generating year-after- year membership growth. We are happy to report that the o... Full story

  • Two Ways

    Dec 15, 2012

    The Coyotes Curling Club invites you to enjoy and/or promote the "frozen watersport" of curling in the Southwest by participating in the winter "Learn To Curl" classes and leagues or joining in the sponsorship opportunity of Team Horsman. Details are available at theskip@coyotescurling.com. With over 30 years of curling experience, Carl Nelson (shown here), originally from Meaford, Ontario, Canada, is one of the mentors for Team Horsman.... Full story


    IWWF|Nov 15, 2012

    Taking place just 400km from the Equator at Palembang City in Indonesia in constant 33C / 96Fh temperatures, this 35th World Cup Stop of the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) was one of the most spectacular of the current series. The 24 Countries whose athletes qualified for invitations included Australia, Belgium, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, France, Great Britain, Greece, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand,... Full story

  • At Bartlett Lake

    Arizona Boating & Watersports|Oct 15, 2012

    Is your state getting too cold to ride? Well, here in Arizona, we ride all year round! AZ WakeGirls is an organization in Arizona that produces ride days at least one day a week at Bartlett Lake. We have an initial fee of $75 per year that includes a swag pack, and then each time out to ride all day is $35. All skill levels are welcome and we enjoy having new riders out with us! Our club promotes women's wakeboarding and brings together the women's wakeboard community in Arizona. We have many... Full story

  • Let's Curl! --

    Carol L Allen|Sep 15, 2012

    with the Coyotes Curling Club. Our favorite "frozen watersport" begins again on Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29. We are still accepting registration forms and have extended the early cut-off date. If you have not yet sent in a form, please get it in as soon as possible. We are also still accepting registration forms for the golf tournament at Troon Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 22. It will be a fun event and is a good fundraiser for the building fund. Forms can be found at... Full story

  • Star Swimmer --

    Carol L Allen|Sep 15, 2012

    Olivia Ekberg, 14, of Gilbert, represented her local synchronized swimming team, and Team USA by competing in the Pam American Games in Cali, Columbia, last week. Ekberg stomped the competition, bringing home gold in the team competition, gold in the duet competition, gold in the solo competition, and silver in the figure competition. She is the most decorated 14-year-old athlete in USA synchronized swimming today. After training at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, and also in... Full story

  • A Salute To All Olympic Athletes

    Carol L Allen|Aug 15, 2012

    A Salute To All Olympic Athletes The Summer Games in London 2012 have kept many of us mesmerized by and in awe of the skill, stamina, commitment, and perseverance of the athletes from all participating countries. This montage of boating and watersports photos is credited to www.london2012.com. Congratulations to all who “played” in the Games, both U.S. and other countries’ athletes. They are all amazing! (Results and medal counts are available at www.london2012.com/schedule-and-results.) And,... Full story

  • Bartlett Lake Jet Skis

    Carol L Allen|Aug 15, 2012

    Bartlett Lake Jet Skis Fun On The Water: Why Go Anywhere Else? Bartlett Lake Jet Skis offers the largest personal watercraft rental fleet in the area. Just like our boat fleet, you can be assured that all our units are professionally maintained to ensure reliability and performance. And we’re the only rental operation that offers current, state-of-the-art four-stroke performance models up to 1500 cc’s and 160 hp. Whatever your speed or need, we’ve got you covered. All units are launched direc... Full story

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