Serious Cedar Valley Sports
on Friday, July 1, 2016
Photo courtesy East Iowa Storm Facebook page
Sports teams are alive and well in the Cedar Valley!
Americans embrace local sports teams and the Cedar Valley is no different. We think many visitors would be surprised at the variety of teams that make their home in and around the Cedar Valley. We have fast-paced, competitive action that equals year-round fun!
East Iowa Storm Football
Now in their second season, the East Iowa Storm and Coach Tim Cummings are looking at continuing their current winning streak of 7 games in the Unified Football League. This amateur football team will be on the road and then returning home to “The Stormcell” in Independence to close their regular season on July 23, 2016, against the Omaha Outlaws. Is the 2016 UFL Championship Game in their future? We hope so!
Season: May - July
Cedar Valley CourtKings Basketball
Our youngest sports team in the Cedar Valley is the Cedar Valley CourtKings. They’re currently in their first season with the Midwest Basketball League’s west division with 6 wins and number 2 in division standings. This is a minor league basketball team and you’ll want to check out their website to find out MBL standings, recent news and how to purchase a ticket for their next home game on July 24, 2016, at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex in Waterloo.
Season: mid April – July
Photo courtesy Waterloo Bucks Facebook page
Waterloo Bucks Baseball
For decades, Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo has been the home of Bucks baseball. With family-friendly activities, it’s also been a place where parents and kids can enjoy a memorable, summer evening together. Catch their next home game July 1 as they take on the Mankato MoonDogs and be one of the first 500 fans to enter the gate to receive a free Angry Birds t-shirt. On July 4, they play the Rochester Honkers in two games and the first 1,000 fans will receive a Military Heroes Baseball Card set. In between the games, the Bucks will honor military heroes. Enjoy post-game fireworks July 1 and July 4!
Season: June – mid August
Cedar Valley Derby Divas Roller Derby
The Push-Up Brawlers closed their 6th season at McElroy Auditorium in Waterloo on June 18, 2016. The Derby Divas is an all-female flat track roller derby league. The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association describes the sport as, “a fast-paced contact team sport that requires speed, strategy and athleticism.” Make plans to see them this coming January when their season opens!
Season: January – mid June
Photo courtesy Waterloo Black Hawks Hockey
Waterloo Black Hawks Hockey
If you’re looking for USHL (United States Hockey League) action and a rewarding game experience, look no further than a home game with the Waterloo Black Hawks. Talent abounds and we look forward to their season opener in September. And, we ask ourselves, “2017 Clark Cup Playoffs anyone?” Find out all the events taking place during their off-season by visiting their Facebook page.
Season: late September – early April
Photo courtesy Waterhawks Ski Team Facebook page
Waterhawks Ski Team
Summer fun has to include a trip to Eagle Lake in Evansdale to see our local water ski team in action. On July 1, the ski team kicks off the holiday weekend with a show at 7pm and free admission. Visit their website to find out where they’re competing when they’ll have ski shows at home.
Season: June – August
University of Northern Iowa Athletics
All you have to say is “purple and gold” and anyone in the Cedar Valley will ask if you’re a fan of the University of Northern Iowa. Panther pride is evident throughout the area and best seen when you attend any of their athletic events.
Season: all seasons. Visit UNI Panthers.com to find schedules for all their teams
There are a lot more sporting events, activities and leagues in the area that we couldn’t include in one blog post. If your sporting event isn’t on our Upcoming Events calendar, Contact Us or submit your event to our Cedar Valley calendar.
If you’d like more information about restaurants, places to shop and places to stay, feel free to contact us at the Cedar Falls Visitor Center. We can be reached at 319-268-4266 (800-845-1955). Or, stop by the Cedar Falls Visitor Center at 6510 Hudson Road. We’re open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm and Sunday, noon until 4 pm.
We’d be happy to help you!