Friday, December 31, 2010

Historic Sandy Museum

8744 South 150 East
Sandy, UT 84070

801-566-0878

Museum Hours:
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 1:00pm-5:00pm, and by appointment

Cost:
FREE admission, but they do accept donations if you choose to do so.
Make sure you sign their guest book, because the city counts how many visitors they get.

They also have a very cute little gift shop where you can buy an assortment of items, so make sure you plan for that!

Not many people know that the Sandy Museum even exists, or even much about the history of Sandy, Utah. The Sandy Museum is located on historic Center Street in Sandy, and close to historic Main Street. The building the museum is in has served many purposes over the years: In 1890, it was a co-op mercantile store and social hall; in 1912 it housed the Knights of Pythias; at one time it was Jenkins Funeral Parlor; 1939 it was a fire station; October 1987 it opened up as the Historic Sandy Museum.  The tour guides are very knowledgable about the building and everything in it. They are very good to answer your questions, tell about the personal items donated to the musuem, and the history of Sandy. In an engaging way, they peek your interest to want to learn and hear more.


I was amazed at the artifacts and historic items that are at the Sandy Musuem. They have the flag that was flying the day Utah became a State, original field glasses from Kit Carson, beds and musical instruments that survived crossing the planes when the pioneers came to Utah, a teapot from Hotel Utah,and countless pictures and original newspaper clippings. They even have the very first published issue of the Deseret News.
 
One item in particular we enjoyed hearing about was the handlit street lamp. Our tour guide told us about the marshall that would walk the streets at dusk lighting the street lamp. Fuel was added to the lamp to light it. When the children playing in the streets saw the marshall making his rounds lighting the lamps, they knew it was time to head home; back in those days it was illegal to be out past curfew. A bell would also ring to tell the residents it was time to be in their homes and off the streets.
 
Their collection of war memorabilia is definitely impressive. They have military uniforms and hats dating from WWI through Desert Storm. Hearing about war rations was very unimaginable compared to how we live and waste things today. Also on display is a "test bomb".



An old-fashioned sled
They have the cutest collection of old toys! To the right is a picture of an old-fashioned sled like you see in the old-fashioned holiday pictures. Look closely and you will see some mittens as well. My son was amazed to see what Tinkertoys used to look like (formerly known as "erector sets"), and my daughter loved the old-fashioned dolls and carriages. My favorite thing at the museum was the collection of old clothes and hats they have. (I originally took lots of video to post with this article, but in editing them they accidentally got deleted! Those videos had the tour guide talking about many articles of clothing. I guess that's a good excuse to take a second trip to the museum......who wants to come with?!)



In the gift shop, they have an excellent little booklet called "Walking Tour Of Historic Sandy". It has priceless pictures of historic Sandy, and many of the people that called Sandy home. I am excited for Summer, as we will definitely be taking a second trip to the musuem, and to do the walking tour of Sandy. Stay tuned for details, as I will definitely post them here! We would love for many of you to come with us!

Thanks again to our tour guides for teaching us about the history of Sandy, the history of the building, and many great stories behind the historic collection they have at the museum!!
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TODAY: Countdown Party For the $1 Million For Utah Food Bank

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:         Jessica Pugh
PR Specialist
C: 801-870-7079
JessicaP@utahfoodbank.org

Countdown Party for the $1 Million Held Today in Sandy
Public Welcome to Join the Celebration & Vote

SALT LAKE CITY, December 31, 2010 - A Cinderella story in the making, Salt Lake City has a substantial lead over Fresno, Cal. in Walmart's "Fighting Hunger Together" Facebook campaign. The competition ends today and a Countdown Party will be held to track the standings at the Jordan Commons Megaplex Theatres at 9400 South State Street, Sandy. The public is welcome to join Walmart, Utah Food Bank, GiftCard Bäks and other supporters for a countdown to the $1 million prize.

Because the city with the most support will be awarded $1 million for its hunger fighting charities, and the next five cities with the highest support will be awarded $100,000, Utahns have been actively voting and recruiting family and friends to "Like" Salt Lake City and Ogden.

The past 24 hours have been exciting for Utahns as Salt Lake City overtook the #1 position around 5 p.m. yesterday and currently has 4,991,459 "Likes" compared to Fresno, Cal.'s current "Like" total of 3,975,569. Ogden is ranked #4 with 275,512 "Likes".

WHAT:          Countdown Party for Walmart's "Fighting Hunger Together" Facebook Competition - Public & Media Welcome
                        Laptops will be set up for voting and a big screen will show the current standings

WHERE:       Jordan Commons Megaplex Theatres, 9400 South State Street, Sandy, UT
                        Arcade area behind the ticket booth

            WHEN:          Today, Friday, December 31, 2010
                                    3-5 p.m.

            WHO:             Representatives from Walmart, GiftCard Bäks & Utah Food Bank.
                                    All-star Facebook campaign supporters
           
 Walmart, GiftCard Bäks and Utah Food Bank are encouraging all Utahns to vote for Salt Lake City and Ogden from a list of 100 communities where hunger rates are the highest. The city with the most support will receive $1 million in grants and the next five cities with the highest support will receive $100,000 each.

Each person can vote multiple times for multiple cities by (1) "Liking" Salt Lake City and Ogden each at fightinghunger.walmart.com, (2) Commenting after "Liking" each city, (3) Sharing the link on the user's Facebook page and (4) "Liking" other users' postings. Utah Food Bank is encouraging supporters to repeat those steps as many times as possible.
 
Right now, 1 in 7 Utah children is at risk of hunger and Salt Lake City and Ogden both have a food hardship rate twice the national average with approximately 20 percent of families not able to afford regular meals. Utah Food Bank, which serves 150 food pantries statewide, would receive a significant portion of the funding if Salt Lake City earned the most votes.

Photo and Interview Opportunities Available.

About Utah Food Bank
Utah Food Bank provides food to a statewide network of 150 emergency food pantries and agencies statewide. Last fiscal year, Utah Food Bank distributed 30.8 million pounds of food, the equivalent of over 23 million meals for families and individuals in need. Utah Food Bank also served 221,237 Kids Cafe meals, delivered 26,472 senior food boxes and answered 114,994 calls through its 2-1-1 Information & Referral service. For more information about Utah Food Bank call (801) 978-2452 or visit www.utahfoodbank.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UtahFoodBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/UtahFoodBank.
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Years Eve At Home Music!

We all know that music can make or break a party!
If you know of a song that would be great for New Years Eve, email me at contact@enjoyutah.org and I will add it to the list!
Here is a playlist of songs that are great for a New Years Eve party at home:

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Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count

Saturday January 1st - 8am
Antelope Island State Park

(Click HERE for other Utah dates and locations)

Wasatch Audubon Society and friends will take part in the annual bird count/survey of bird species in the park. Meet at the park entrance station. Be sure to bring binoculars, scopes, and weather appropriate clothing.

About the Christmas Bird Count:

From December 14 through January 5 tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in an adventure that has become a family tradition among generations. Families and students, birders and scientists, armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists go out on an annual mission - often before dawn. For over one hundred years, the desire to both make a difference and to experience the beauty of nature has driven dedicated people to leave the comfort of a warm house during the Holiday season.

Each of the citizen scientists who annually braves snow, wind, or rain, to take part in the Christmas Bird Count makes an enormous contribution to conservation. Audubon and other organizations use data collected in this longest-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations - and to help guide conservation action.

From feeder-watchers and field observers to count compilers and regional editors, everyone who takes part in the Christmas Bird Count does it for love of birds and the excitement of friendly competition -- and with the knowledge that their efforts are making a difference for science and bird conservation.

Click HERE to read more about the Christmas Bird Count, and click HERE to go to their main website.

Thanks Now Playing Guide for the information!
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Sundance Full Moon Cross Country Ski or Snowshoe


Cost:  $27 per couple
Includes equipment rental and use of the trails.

Time:  Begins at dusk until 9:00 pm

2011 Dates:
January 18 & 19
February 17 & 18
March 18 & 19 

information
801.223.4170

information
(2 miles up Hwy. 92 from the Resort)


 Thanks Utahvalley.com enewsletter for the info!
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Peteetneet Annual Wood Carvers' Exhibit

Head to the Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center in Payson for their annual Wood Carvers' Exhibit. The Wood Carvers' Exhibit is a yearly exhibit, but new pieces are on display each year along with many old favorites. Don't miss out on seeing these beautiful pieces carved in such unique ways.

January 2 - February 28, 2011
Days of the Week: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri

Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center
10 South 600 East, Payson, UT 84651
801-465-4940
Hours of Operation: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Price: Free
Website

Thanks UtahValley.com enewsletter for this info!
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Spending New Years at Home

If you are like me and like to spend a nice quiet New Years Eve at home with a small gathering of family and friends, here are some great ideas to make your News Years party successful:

Little things make the night-in special
  • The Dating Divas have posted a great idea called "Celebrate the New Year.....Family Style!". They have created an hour by hour countdown box. The idea behind this is that the kids get to open one bag per hour up to Midnight. Click HERE to read the full post, instructions, and download the projects.
  • Music - Music can make a great party greater! Click HERE for a playlist of songs for your at-home New Years Eve party!
  • eHow has created a step by step guide to making the New Year celebration at home more spectacular. By doing the little things, it can make a big difference for you and your family. Click HERE to read the article.
  • Party hats, noisemakers, and other decor. This makes the difference between a home New Years party, and any other home party. You can buy these for very inexpensive at the dollar stores, party stores, everywhere! Good Things Utah had a segment on how to make really cute hats, noisemakers, banners, everything! Click HERE for the noisemakers craft for the kids, and click HERE for the other decorations. Videos are included!
Make it a movie night!
  • Netflix is a great option of you are planning a movie New Years Eve party. With many instant watch titles, you don't need to wait for a disc to come in the mail. If you are not yet a member of Netflix, don't worry! For New Year Eve, you don't need to be! Click HERE to start a 1-month, no obligation free trial.
  • Redbox is another great option of you are wanting to watch movies at home. Because many other people will probably have this same idea, it's probably best if you reserve online ahead of time to make sure the movies you want are available to you!
  • Movies on TV - There are always a few good movies on TV the night of New Years Eve. Here are a few that I have found. If you know of more, please let me know!
    • Rocky Balboa - Channel 13 at 7pm
    • Wild Hogs - Channel 4 at 7pm

Make it a Game Night!
  • Board games are always fun for New Years Eve, whether it's a large gathering or a small intimate crowd. Have each guest or family bring their favorite game, and take turns learning and playing each other's games.
    • Studio 5 did a great segment where they tested out a bunch of new games, and give their feedback on which ones they enjoyed the most. Click HERE to view that entire segment.
    • Click HERE for a list of the top board games of 2010.
    • Click HERE for a list of the top board games of all time.
    • My favorite board games are Pictionary, Dictionary Dabble, Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus (not suitable for kids), and many others!
  • Video Games are also a fun option.
    • You can also get many traditional board games as a video game, like Pictionary. Bargain Divas did a review about the Family Game Night 3 for gaming consules. Click HERE to read that review.
    • New this year is Michael Jackson The Experience. We have it for the Wii, and laugh hysterically every time we play it. It is a lot of fun trying to dance like Michael Jackson, and even more fun watching others trying to dance like Michael Jackson!

Watch The Ball Drop on TV
This is always a must have for a New Years Eve party at home. You need to have a way to synchronize with the rest of the world when exactly 12Midnight is. Here is a list of local channels that will have New Years countdowns and specials:
  • Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest (ABC channel 4 beginning at 10pm)
    • Jenny McCarthy handles the street duties in Times Square, while Fergie covers the L.A. festivities. New Kids On The Block with Backstreet Boys, Natastha Bedingfield, Jason Derulo, Drake, Far East Movement, Jennifer Hudson, La Roux, Avril Lavigne, Mike Posner, Ne-Yo, Willow Smith and Train Confirmed to Perform During the 39th Annual Broadcast on December 31.
  • Local Coverage of Downtown Salt Lake City (KUTV Channel 2, 10:30pm)
    • Channel 2 will be live downtown Salt Lake City to cover the EVE celebration. Enjoy your favorite local news anchors as they cover different parts of the Utah celebration.
  • New Year's Eve with Carson Daly (NBC channel 5, 10 p.m.)
    • Once again, Carson welcomes some of the biggest names of music on the show to perform and help ring in 2011. Grammy Award-winner Lil Wayne, Grammy nominee Nicki Minaj and Reprise Records rock band My Chemical Romance will help ring in 2011 on "NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly." Additionally, U2's Bono and The Edge talk with Daly about writing the score and lyrics for the new Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" during the holiday special.
  • New Year's Eve Live (Fox channel 13, 11 p.m.)
    • As 2011 nears, host Nancy O’Dell and FOX cameras will capture every electrifying moment from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and the heart of New York City as the world-famous New Year’s Eve Ball makes its descent into Times Square. Multi-platinum recording artist Travie McCoy and AMERICAN IDOL finalist David Archuleta will take the stage to perform their latest hits on NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVEAdditional performers to be announced soon.
  • New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin (CNN, 11 p.m.)
    • Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin host coverage of the New Year's Eve celebration in New York City's Times Square and across the country. Gary Tuchman reports from Central Park for the annual Midnight Run; John Zarrella reports from Key West, Fla.; and Brooke Baldwin reports from the Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville.

Ideas From Our Readers
What are some of your favorite memories or traditions of New Years Eve at home? Email us at contact@enjoyutah.org and we will list yours here! Here are some traditions and things that others do to make New Years Eve at home more special than just an ordinary night at home.
  • A tradition we have is we have a sleep over (our family sleeps in the front room on mattresses) - Sheri, West Jordan UT
  • Fondue, games, and banging on pans outside at midnight - Angela, West Valley City UT
  • My husband's mom always starts a food fight with the party food (like the M&M's) - Jacqueline, Kaysville UT
  • We always buy sparkling cider and "special" glasses (from the dollar store), and have a special toast witih the entire family at midnight. We also bang pots and pans and watch the neighbors light fireworks. - Michelle, West Valley City UT
  • For years my family has all come together to watch movies and eat lots of junk food.  We put in the movie "Silverado" every year at some point in the night before midnight.   Then we have unwritten challenge that we try and pass midnight without noticing what time it is.  If someone notices in time to watch the ball drop then we'll watch it.  If not, we've been able to ring in the new year without even noticing it!!! - Davie, West Valley
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Help Ogden and Salt Lake City Fight Hunger

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:         Jessica Pugh
PR Specialist
C: 801-870-7079

Ogden reaches 6th Place: Help Needed to Keep Salt Lake City & Ogden in Walmart's Top 6 to Win at Least $100,000 Each


SALT LAKE CITY, December 28, 2010 - Rarely can two Utah cities win at least $100,000 with just the click of a mouse. But that is exactly what is happening through Walmart's "Fighting Hunger Together" Facebook campaign as Salt Lake City is currently ranked #2 and Ogden is ranked #5. Overnight, a huge surge in votes lifted Ogden from #15 to #6. But more votes for Salt Lake City and Ogden are needed to ensure each city wins at least $100,000 each.

Walmart, GiftCard Bäks and Utah Food Bank are encouraging all Utahns to vote for Salt Lake City and Ogden from a list of 100 communities where hunger rates are the highest. The city with the most support will receive $1 million in grants and the next five cities with the highest support will receive $100,000 each.

Each person can vote multiple times for multiple cities by (1) "Liking" Salt Lake City and Ogden each at fightinghunger.walmart.com, (2) Commenting after "Liking" each city and (3) Sharing the link on the user's Facebook page and (4) "Liking" other users' postings. As of Wednesday, December 29 at 9:45 a.m., Salt Lake City is ranked #2 with 177,325 votes and Ogden is ranked #5 with 29,509 votes.

"Both Salt Lake City and Ogden have almost 1 in 5 families who can't afford regular meals," said Jim Pugh, CEO of Utah Food Bank. "It takes the entire statewide food assistance network to help meet the needs of low-income individuals and families. We are asking every Utahn to take a few seconds to vote for both Salt Lake City and Ogden so that we receive the critical funding necessary to provide for Utahns at risk of hunger."

Supporters of Salt Lake City's quest to the $1 million include:
·         Scott Anderson, CEO, Zions Bank
·         David Archuleta, pop singer-songwriter
·         Thurl Bailey, former NBA player
·         Kurt Bestor, Emmy-award-winning composer, arranger and performer
·         Amanda Dickson, co-host of Utah's Morning News (KSL)
·         Orrin G. Hatch, senior United States Senator for Utah (R)
·         Gary R. Herbert, 17th and current Governor of the U.S. state of Utah (R)
·         Mike S. Lee, junior United States Senator-elect for Utah (R)
·         Ethan Millard, co-host of the Nightside Project (KSL)
·         Nathan Osmond, singer-songwriter
·         Nu Skin Jazz Dancers, NBA
·         Kyle Whittingham, head football coach of the University of Utah Utes
·         Doug Wright, host of the Doug Wright Show (KSL)
·         Steve Young, former NFL quarterback
·         Utah Jazz, NBA
·         www.Connect2Utah.com (KUTV)
·         www.Fox13Now.com (KSTU)

Right now, 1 in 7 Utah children is at risk of hunger and Salt Lake City and Ogden both have a food hardship rate twice the national average with approximately 20 percent of families not able to afford regular meals. Utah Food Bank, which serves 150 food pantries statewide, would receive a significant portion of the funding if Salt Lake City earned the most votes.

Photo and Interview Opportunities Available. 
About Utah Food Bank
Utah Food Bank provides food to a statewide network of 150 emergency food pantries and agencies statewide. Last fiscal year, Utah Food Bank distributed 30.8 million pounds of food, the equivalent of over 23 million meals for families and individuals in need. Utah Food Bank also served 221,237 Kids Cafe meals, delivered 26,472 senior food boxes and answered 114,994 calls through its 2-1-1 Information & Referral service. For more information about Utah Food Bank call (801) 978-2452 or visit www.utahfoodbank.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UtahFoodBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/UtahFoodBank.
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Monday, December 27, 2010

Salt Lake City Fighting for $1 Million Dollars For Hungry

Salt Lake City Currently in First Place for $1 million

Walmart, GiftCard Bäks and Utah Food Bank Team Up

to Encourage Votes for Salt Lake City


SALT LAKE CITY, December 27, 2010 - First place equals $1 million in Walmart's Fighting Hunger Together Facebook campaign, and Salt Lake City is currently leading the charge. But more votes for Salt Lake City are needed as Fresno, Cal., currently in second place, is receiving tremendous support while vying for the top position.

Walmart, GiftCard Bäks and Utah Food Bank are encouraging all Utahns to vote for Salt Lake City from a list of 100 communities where hunger rates are the highest. The city with the most support will receive $1 million in grants and the next five cities with the highest support will receive $100,000 each.

Each person can count as three votes by (1) "Liking" Salt Lake City at fightinghunger.walmart.com, (2) Commenting on Salt Lake City's page and (3) Posting the link to the user's Facebook page. As of Monday, December 27 at 4:40 p.m., Salt Lake City is ranked #1 with 60,489 votes.

Supporters of Salt Lake City's quest to the $1 million include:
·         Scott Anderson, CEO, Zions Bank
·         David Archuleta, pop singer-songwriter
·         Thurl Bailey, former NBA player
·         Kurt Bestor, Emmy-award-winning composer, arranger and performer
·         Amanda Dickson, co-host of Utah's Morning News (KSL)
·         Orrin G. Hatch, senior United States Senator for Utah (R)
·         Gary R. Herbert, 17th and current Governor of the U.S. state of Utah (R)
·         Mike S. Lee, junior United States Senator-elect for Utah (R)
·         Ethan Millard, co-host of the Nightside Project (KSL)
·         Nathan Osmond, singer-songwriter
·         Nu Skin Jazz Dancers, NBA
·         Kyle Whittingham, head football coach of the University of Utah Utes
·         Doug Wright, host of the Doug Wright Show (KSL)
·         Steve Young, former NFL quarterback
·         Utah Jazz, NBA
·         www.Connect2Utah.com (KUTV)
·         www.Fox13Now.com (KSTU)

"We have seen a startling increase in the requests for food assistance over the last year and every bit of funding helps," said Jim Pugh, CEO of Utah Food Bank. "We can turn $1 into $7 worth of food and services, so this gift of $1 million would radically help those less fortunate throughout our state. It only takes a few seconds to 'Like' Salt Lake City and that vote could help change the lives of Utahns statewide."

Right now, 1 in 7 Utah children is at risk of hunger and Salt Lake City has a food hardship rate twice the national average with 18.2 percent of families not able to afford regular meals. Utah Food Bank, which serves 150 food pantries statewide, would receive a significant portion of the funding if Salt Lake City earned the most votes.

Photo and Interview Opportunities Available.

About Utah Food Bank
Utah Food Bank provides food to a statewide network of 150 emergency food pantries and agencies statewide. Last fiscal year, Utah Food Bank distributed 30.8 million pounds of food, the equivalent of over 23 million meals for families and individuals in need. Utah Food Bank also served 221,237 Kids Cafe meals, delivered 26,472 senior food boxes and answered 114,994 calls through its 2-1-1 Information & Referral service. For more information about Utah Food Bank call (801) 978-2452 or visit www.utahfoodbank.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UtahFoodBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/UtahFoodBank.
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Snowmamas at Park City Mountain Resort


While looking at the details of the Start NOW ski and snowboard program, I came across the Snowmamas.

Let’s face it: Taking your family to the mountains for some fun in the snow can be overwhelming! What to pack? Where to go? How to get kids from the condo to ski/snowboard lessons on time? The questions are endless!

That’s exactly why Park City Mountain Resort created Snowmamas.com, a unique online community of snow-loving parents, where real parents provide all kinds of tips, tricks and deals that make planning winter vacations fun and easy!

Click HERE to read more about each Snowmama.

The Snowmamas are with Park City Mountain Resort and know all there is to know about bringing your family skiing or snowboarding.

Snowmamas was created to serve as a valuable resource for family winter travel planning. Are you a lover of winter sports? You are a snowmama...or snowpapa!

Click HERE to go to their site and read more about them, including:
You can find the Snowmamas on Facebook HERE.
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Learn To Ski Or Snowbird for $25!

Thanks to our co-author, Angela Johnson, for seeing this on a Coke bottle and passing it on!



Click HERE for full program details.

Click HERE for the answers to all your questions about this deal, and HERE to register.

Click HERE to learn more about Park City Mountain Resort.
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Monster Jam!

Advance Auto Parts
Returns To Salt Lake City
February 18-19, 2011

More High-Flying, Car-Crushing Explosive Monster Truck Action
Playing Three Shows at the EnergySolutions Arena


Click HERE for details on entering to win a family four-pack of tickets!
Click HERE to learn more about the trucks.
Click HERE for Monster Jam Fast Facts.

(December 14, 2010) - Feld Motor Sports announced today that tickets are now on sale for the Advance Auto PartsMonster Jam® shows at the EnergySolutions Arena on Friday, February 18 and Saturday, February 19, 2011. Tickets are available for purchase at the EnergySolutions Arena Box Office, all Smith's Tix Outlets, online at www.smithstix.com, or charge by phone at (800) 888-TIXX.

One of the most popular touring family entertainment sporting events in the world, Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® events are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at just $20 for adults and only $5 for kids (advance purchase only).  In addition, Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® also offers fans the unique opportunity to enjoy unprecedented access to the drivers and their amazing machines during the "Party in the Pits" pre-show experience on Saturday, February 19.

Motor sports fans will witness 8 trucks competing at the EnergySolutions Arena in the ultimate event of intense speed, racing and demolition.   Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® fan-favorite truck icons, including world champions Grave Digger® and El Toro Loco®, in addition to other truck powerhouses such as Black Stallion, Iron Warrior, Michigan Ice Monster, Ground Pounder and Titan along with Maveric (driven by local Utah driver Ron Duncombe) will be electrifying crowds with the breathtaking stunts and awesome power of the world's most popular monster trucks.

The ultimate experience for any die-hard Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® fan, the "Party in the Pits" pre-show experience on Saturday, February 19 provides fans with unparalleled access by giving them the opportunity to get a view of the trucks up close and meet the drivers of the massive monster trucks.
Friday, February 18                7:30pm
Saturday, February 19            2:00pm and 7:30pm
                                                **Pit Party scheduled from 11:30am - 1:00pm

 
Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster trucks can fly up to125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.
Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, sanctioned by the United States Hot Rod Association®, is the most popular monster truck tour, performing to over 4 million fans in more than 325 performances annually at the most prestigious arenas and stadiums throughout the world. Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® shows consist of three main fan-favorite elements - the pit party, side-by-side racing and freestyle competition.

For media requests, on-site photo opportunities or to arrange advance interviews, please contact Lulu Hart (435) 467-0833.
 
To learn more about Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, log on to www.MonsterJam.com.


About Feld Motor Sports
Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment.  Feld Motor Sports, Inc. productions include Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, Monster Energy® Supercross, AMA Arenacross Series, Freestyle Motocross, Nuclear Cowboyz and IHRA® Nitro Jam®.  Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world's largest producer of live family entertainment.  For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit http://www.feldentertainment.com/.

About the United States Hot Rod Association®
The United States Hot Rod Association® originated in 1978 as a sanctioning body for truck and tractor pulling events, later expanding to produce mud and sand drag racing. The USHRA® grew steadily and within its first decade emerged as the premier Monster Truck racing organization. Today the USHRA®, together with Feld Motor Sports, produces quality events and involves coordinating competition, defining regulations and technical requirements, setting safety standards and officiating at each event. Whether the USHRA® event entails Pro Race Trucks, QUAD WARSTM, or Monster Trucks, you can be sure the event will be the highest quality show motor sports has to offer, creating unmatched excitement and spectacular memories.







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