Enjoying the Olympics from your warm living room? How about getting out of the house, releasing your cabin fever and enjoying Vancouver 2010 Highlands style?!
Where to watch:
Buffalo Wild Wings: Surround yourself with sports fans of all kinds. With massive projection TVs and many other HDTVs- you won’t miss any Olympic events! Highlands location: 1055 Bardstown Road.
Boombozz Taphouse: The beer is never warm here as the Frost Rail ice bar makes it a perfect place to watch the icy sports with your icy drinks, with 21 beers on tap. Watch a hockey match or cheer on the curling team at BoomBozz Taphouse, 1448 Bardstown Road.
What and where to eat:
Ice Cream, Pie Kitchen Style: With 33 flavors to choose from, including seasonal favorites peppermint and pumpkin, it’s the perfect opportunity to shove your face in ice without wiping out skiing downhill or snowboarding the halfpipe! Two Highland locations: 2525 Bardstown Road & 1041 Bardstown Road.
Canadian-ish Cuisines: Jack Fry’s: A regular to the “Best of Louisville” lists, Jack Fry’s offers several dishes considered to be Canadian favorites including Salmon and Lobster Campanelle. Visit them at 1007 Bardstown Road.
Baxter Theater: Need a little bit of a winter sports break? Check out Avatar before it leaves theaters. Canadian director James Cameron broke his own record from Titanic with this blockbuster, now the biggest movie of all time! Now showing daily at Mid-City Mall.
Train like the athletes:
Alpine Ice: Located at 1825 Gardiner Lane, Highlands residents don’t have far to go to practice becoming the next Olympic hockey or ice skating star! Open on the weekends until midnight (5:30 PM during the week), it’s a perfect chance to channel your inner Apolo Anton Ohno.
Visit www.alpineicearena.com for more information on times and schedules.
Luge: This can be practiced anywhere there’s a flat surface and provides the perfect form for watching all sports! Lie head down, facing the TV, feet straight out in front of you. Some may call it lazy, we’ll call it “multi-tasking” as not only are you enjoying your favorite TV, but we say you're also practicing perfect form and training for the luge!
However you enjoy cheering on the red, white and blue at this year's Olympics, there's a Highlands activity for you... Remember- Spring is just around the corner!
Photo Courtesy of: www.nbcolympics.com