On Feb. 23, Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs, part of North America’s largest family of indoor water park resorts, saluted its first anniversary with cake, balloons, pictures with Great Wolf Lodge’s signature characters, button making, a lemonade stand and more. With a conference center that features more than 20,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space spread out over eight configurable meeting rooms, as well as an adjoining patio, the property is an especially good option for groups with kids along for the outing.

Here are some fun facts from the property’s first year of business.
» Number of guests: 361,000+
» Number of Wolf Tail slide riders: 237,342+
» Number of pizzas made: 60,000
» Number of Ben & Jerry's scoops served: 90,000+ 

An excursion to southwest Colorado with several other journalists this fall demonstrated the wide variety of experiences groups can access in Durango, Cortez and Mancos.

 

The International Live Events Association Denver Chapter held its May meeting at WhirlyBall in Colorado Springs. WhirlyBall combines lacrosse, hockey, basketball and bumper cars into a game that is both skill and chance. Attendees also enjoyed 12 lanes of bowling, craft beer and cocktails, and a chef-driven menu. 

 

The National Association of Catering & Events Denver Chapter gathered in May at Dry Dock Brewery – South Dock in Aurora. Tasty burgers and Dry Dock beers set the stage for learning about the history of photo booths and how they can be used creatively at events.