"Supports Green Initiatives" designates a hotel's participation in an optional environmental program that includes the use of energy-efficient lighting, guestroom towel/linen re-use, and on-premise recycling. "Supports Green Initiatives" does not represent an official certification of any kind.
Jolly Holiday Lights is a spectacular light display all in a 3.3 mile route through Water Works Park. This annual Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa fundraiser has raised millions of dollars, granting wishes to numerous children in Iowa.
The Canadian-bred Nickelback, led by raspy vocalist Chad Kroeger, is an updated grunge outfit. The band combines hoarse yet passionate vocals and distorted guitars with radio-friendly hooks and catchy choruses to create a style of music that individuals who don't like to think too hard about what they're listening to tend to like. The band is often labeled as Canada's answer to Creed, another fairly successful post-grunge band, but while Creed gained popularity with a huge sound and enigmatically pious led singer, Nickelback embraces its small North American town roots with a bit more heartland-style vulnerability.
Battlecross is a metal band from Canton, MI that was formed in 2003. Though the band went through some major personal changes during its formative years, the group settled into a sonicallytangibleoutfit in 2010, when it released its debut LP, Push Pull Destroy. Having grown into a stalwart fixture of the Mid-West metal scene with a sound that the band likes to refer to as "blue collar thrash metal," Battlecross has earned a fan base will no doubt continue to grow.
Brenton Skating Plaza is a unique outdoor ice skating facility and family entertainment venue. The Plaza is located conveniently along The Principal Riverwalk on the Des Moines River waterfront. From November to March, the venue offers people of all ages the chance to ice skate in the open air, amid the snowflakes and under the stars.
The Des Moines Buccaneers is a hockey team that competes in the United States Hockey League's Tier 1. The team was founded in 1980 and since its inception it has played all its home games at Buccaneer Arena in Urbandale, Iowa. Displaying an adept knack for winning games (taking home itsfirst of several Anderson Cups in 1994), the Buccaneers has served as a platform for players to go on to play in the NCAA and eventually the NHL.