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MALLARDS' TRAINING CAMP OPENS NEXT MONDAY PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Kersten   
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 13:46

MOLINE, Ill. (October 1, 2013) – The Quad City Mallards will open their 2013 training camp next Monday, October 7, the Mallards announced today.

The Mallards will begin training camp with double sessions next Monday and Tuesday at the iWireless Center.  The team will hit the ice from 9:00 a.m. to noon and from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. both days.  Camp will shift to the River’s Edge in Davenport for single practices from 8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  The Mallards enjoy an off day next Saturday, October 12.

The second week of camp kicks off at the River’s Edge when the Mallards return to the ice on Sunday, October 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Camp returns to the i wireless Center October 14, 15 and 16.  The Mallards will skate at the River’s Edge again on October 17 and 18 before opening the regular season on home ice against the Rapid City Rush on Saturday, October 19 at 7:05 p.m.

All training camp sessions are open to the public free of charge.

Tickets for the season opener and all other Mallards regular season home games are now on sale at Ticketmaster outlets, through ticketmaster.com, through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000 or at the iWireless Center ticket office.  The ticket office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period.

The 2013-14 season will be the Mallards’ seventeenth- and their fourth in the Central Hockey League.  Season tickets as well as half season tickets and flex packs are still available.  The Mallards offer ticket packages to meet any budget and season ticket holders also receive a host of additional benefits, including a unique season ticket holder Mallards jersey.  More ticket package information is available by calling the Mallards at 309-277-1364 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

About the Quad City Mallards
A proud affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild and the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild, the Quad City Mallards are approaching their seventeenth season and their fourth in the Central Hockey League.  One of the winningest teams in all of minor league hockey, the Mallards competed in the United Hockey League from 1995 through 2007 and in the International Hockey League in 2009-10.  The Mallards’ proud history has seen them capture the UHL’s Colonial Cup Championship three times (1997, 1998, 2001) and secure that league’s Tarry Cup four times (1998, 2000, 2001, 2002) for the best overall regular season record.  In 2001, the Mallards made professional hockey history, recording their sixth consecutive season with 50 or more wins, a feat that has yet to be matched.  For more information on the Quad City Mallards or for Mallards tickets go to www.myqcmallards.com.  Fans can also follow the Mallards via Twitter at twitter.com/myqcmallards and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/quadcitymallards.

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Support the Iowa State Fairgrounds PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Drew Norton   
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 13:02

DES MOINES, IA (09/30/2013)(readMedia)-- The seventh annual Fairgrounds 5K will take place on Sunday, November 3, 2013 on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Runners, joggers and walkers will have the opportunity to experience the Fairgrounds' park-like setting without the hustle and bustle of the Fair. Nothing compares to an Iowa State Fair corndog and this is your chance to enjoy one guilt free.

The 5K run's scenic race route will take you down the Grand Concourse, around the livestock barns and through the hills of the Campgrounds. Awards will be given to winners in different age groups and to the overall male and female runners. Official RFID timing will be used for the race.

Fair-lovers can also participate in the one mile walk. Take a nice stroll through the beautiful Fairgrounds. All participants in the walk will be entered into a drawing for prizes.

Just like the Iowa State Fair, the 5K event is for the entire family. Kids are able to participate in the Chase the Cow Kids' Run. All kids will receive a participation ribbon and a t-shirt. To make it even more fun, the kids will chase a cow mascot to the finish line!

"In August, the Fairgrounds are filled with great people, music, entertainment, rides and the best food we all look forward to every year. The 5K is the perfect opportunity for Iowans to see how one of a kind our Fairgrounds are while the Fair is not going on and also support its preservation and renovation," said Peter Cownie, Blue Ribbon Foundation's new Executive Director. "I encourage all runners, walkers, and avid Fair-goers to take part in this special event."

Volunteers will be needed on race day to help with route directions, water stations, at the finish line and other areas. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Drew at 515-262-3111 Ext. 675 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Online registration for the Fairgrounds 5K is available at www.BlueRibbonFoundation.org. For more information about the Fairgrounds 5K or the Blue Ribbon Foundation, please visit our website or call 1-800-450-3732.

The Blue Ribbon Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Since its inception in 1993, the Foundation has generated more than $95 million for renovations and improvements to the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

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AHL’s Iowa Wild, Milwaukee Admirals Play Exhibition Friday at iWireless Center PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 12:34

MOLINE, Ill. (September 30, 2013) – The American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild and Milwaukee Admirals will play an exhibition game this Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the iWireless Center in Moline, the Quad City Mallards announced today.  Admission to the game is free.

The Mallards last month entered into an affiliation agreement with both the Iowa Wild and the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild.  The Iowa Wild will open their first AHL regular season on October 12 against the Oklahoma City Barons.  The Admirals will begin their campaign on October 11 against the Abbotsford Heat.

The Mallards will open their season on Friday, October 19 at 7:05 p.m. against the Rapid City Rush at the iWireless Center.  Tickets for the season opener and all other regular season home games are now on sale at Ticketmaster outlets, through ticketmaster.com, through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000 or at the iWireless Center ticket office.  The ticket office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period.

The 2013-14 season will be the Mallards’ seventeenth- and their fourth in the Central Hockey League.  Season tickets as well as half season tickets and flex packs are still available.  The Mallards offer ticket packages to meet any budget and season ticket holders also receive a host of additional benefits, including a unique season ticket holder Mallards jersey.  More ticket package information is available by calling the Mallards at 309-277-1364 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

About the Quad City Mallards
A proud affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild and the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild, the Quad City Mallards are approaching their seventeenth season and their fourth in the Central Hockey League.  One of the winningest teams in all of minor league hockey, the Mallards competed in the United Hockey League from 1995 through 2007 and in the International Hockey League in 2009-10.  The Mallards’ proud history has seen them capture the UHL’s Colonial Cup Championship three times (1997, 1998, 2001) and secure that league’s Tarry Cup four times (1998, 2000, 2001, 2002) for the best overall regular season record.  In 2001, the Mallards made professional hockey history, recording their sixth consecutive season with 50 or more wins, a feat that has yet to be matched.  For more information on the Quad City Mallards or for Mallards tickets go to www.myqcmallards.com.  Fans can also follow the Mallards via Twitter at twitter.com/myqcmallards and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/quadcitymallards

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Olympian joins in Luther College Aquatic Center dedication PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Julie Shockey   
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 08:00

Medalist Christine Magnuson will help dedicate the new pool Oct. 4, swim in alumni meet Oct. 5

DECORAH, Iowa – Christine Magnuson, world champion swimmer and Olympic medalist, will travel to the Luther College campus for the dedication and official opening of the college's Aquatic Center at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4.

In addition to the ceremony, Magnuson will be on hand during the college's homecoming weekend, speaking to the swimming and diving teams, interacting with students and swimming in Luther's alumni meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.

The dedication and alumni meet are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Magnuson is a two-time Olympic medalist, winning silver medals at the 2008 Olympic games in the 100-meter fly and 400-meter medley relay. She qualified for the 2013 FINA World Championships with a win in the 50-meter fly, and won gold as a member of the 400-meter medley relay team at the 2011 FINA World Championships. Hosted by the International Swimming Federation, these competitions are the world championship for aquatic sports.

In her collegiate career at the University of Tennessee, Magnuson earned 23 All-America honors and was named the 2008 SEC Women's Swimmer of the Year, posting eight school records.

The David E.G. and Patricia Miller Natatorium is the centerpiece of the Luther Aquatic Center and was featured in the August 2013 edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education. "It's a great boost to know that the pool was built using LEED design standards. Sustainability is extremely important to Luther College, so the additional investment in energy efficiency will pay off in reduced operating costs over the life of the pool," said Lance Huber, Luther head swimming and diving coach.

The 17,700-square-foot facility features an eight-lane, 25-yard competition pool, a 13-foot-deep diving well with one- and three-meter springboards, state-of-the-art timing equipment, a large LED scoreboard and seating for 280 spectators.

The pool uses Myrtha technology with a panelized, stainless steel structure, PVC waterproofing and ceramic tile finishes.

The Aquatic Center pool also includes a new shallow area for swimming lessons, adaptive physical education classes and water aerobics.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,500, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the bachelor of arts degree in 60 majors and preprofessional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: www.luther.edu.

 
Mallards Announce 2013-14 Promotional Schedule PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Monday, 30 September 2013 15:09

MOLINE, Ill. (September 25, 2013) – The Quad City Mallards today announced their 2013-14 promotional schedule, a slate headlined by the return of $1 Beer/$1 Dog Fridays presented by 97X and MetroLINK, a pair
of Genesis game worn jersey auctions, the introduction of Winning Wednesdays presented by T.G.I. Friday’s, a Terry Ruskowski bobblehead giveaway and a special appearance by Duck Dynasty’s Mountain Man.  The Mallards, in conjunction with the iWireless Center, today further announced the introduction of an array of iWireless Center concession offerings new for the 2013-14 season detailed in the attached document.

Each of the Mallards’ 11 Friday night home games will again this season be $1 Beer/$1 Dog Fridays presented by 97X and MetroLINK.  The return of this popular promotion provides fans with the chance to purchase $1 beer and $1 hot dogs during each of those Friday evening contests, starting with the Mallards’ November 1 match-up with the St. Charles Chill.

Winning Wednesdays presented by T.G.I. Friday’s will no doubt also prove exceedingly popular.  If the Mallards win a Wednesday night home game, all fans attending that contest will receive a free ticket to the next Wednesday home game.  Another Wednesday victory in succession would mean all in attendance again win free tickets for yet another Wednesday tilt.  It would be possible, if the Mallards were to go 7-0 at home on Wednesdays, for fans who attended the first of the seven Wednesday contests- January 8 against the Brampton Beast- to receive free tickets for each of the following six.

Fans will also have the opportunity to purchase $2 hot dogs and beer during each of those Wednesday evening games.  After each Wednesday game, fans are encouraged to join the Mallards for a post-game party at T.G.I. Friday’s adjacent to the iWireless Center.

The Mallards once again will team with Genesis Health System for a pair of game worn jersey auctions to benefit the Genesis Health Services Foundation.  On Saturday, January 11, the Mallards will celebrate their affiliation with the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild by wearing special limited addition jerseys modeled on those worn by the Wild in the Mallards’ meeting with the Arizona Sundogs.  Those one-of-a-kind jerseys will go up for bid in a live auction immediately following that game.  A second game-worn jersey auction will follow on March 8 when the Mallards again host Arizona.  Auction winners will not be the only fans leaving the iWireless Center with Mallards jerseys after those two games.  The first 1,000 fans 12 and under to arrive on January 11 will receive free Mallards youth replica jerseys courtesy of the Scott County Family Y and Two Rivers YMCA.  The first 1,000 children 12 and under through the gates on March 8 will also receive free youth replica jerseys.

Bobblehead Night, a traditional Mallard favorite, returns when the Mallards tussle with the Rapid City Rush on Saturday, February 15.  The first 1,000 fans through the doors for that game will receive free Terry Ruskowski bobbleheads.  Ruskowski, who is entering his second season as the Mallards’ coach, is not only one of the winningest bench bosses in Central Hockey League history but also skated in 999 career games while captaining four teams- including the Chicago Blackhawks- over a 15-year playing career in the NHL and World Hockey Association.

One duck dynasty will collide with another when, courtesy of Genesis Health System, Mountain Man- otherwise known as Tim Guraedy- of A&E’s hugely popular reality series Duck Dynasty, comes to the Quad Cities for the Mallards’ battle with the Beast on Saturday, March 1.

The Mallards will also host a series of promotions to benefit those in need.  On Saturday, November 2, when the Mallards take on Brampton, the club will partner with Operation Christmas Child.  Fans who bring new school supplies, children’s clothing, small toys and wrapped hard candy to that game will receive a discount on their tickets.  The items donated will be distributed by Operation Christmas Child to children in need around the world.

The Mallards will recognize those who have served in the armed forces with Military Appreciation Night when the team plays its last home game before Veterans’ Day on Saturday, November 9 against the Denver Cutthroats.  All current and former members of the military and their families will be able to purchase tickets to that game for just $5.

One of hockey’s unique traditions, the Teddy Bear Toss, will make its annual return to the iWireless Center on Saturday, November 30 when the Mallards do battle with the Tulsa Oilers.  Fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped stuffed animals to that game and throw them on the ice immediately after the Mallards’ first goal.  Those teddy bears will then be donated to children in need in the Quad Cities area just in time for the holidays.

The Mallards will again join in the spirit of the holiday season by accepting Toys for Tots donations at their games against Brampton on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8.  Fans will receive $3 off a ticket to either of those games for each new toy they donate at the iWireless Center.

Two weeks later, the Mallards will team with Great Clips to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa.  Great Clips stylists will provide haircuts for fans attending the Saturday, December 21 match-up between the Mallards and Chill throughout that game.  All proceeds from the cost of those haircuts will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House.  Also on December 21, the Mallards will help fans prepare for the onset of winter by giving away Mallards knit caps to the first 1,000 patrons to enter the iWireless Center.

On Saturday, March 1, Cobham Mission Systems will present Blades For Grades when the Mallards square off with Brampton.  Local elementary and middle school honor roll students will be rewarded for their achievements by receiving free tickets to that game courtesy of Cobham Mission Systems.

The Mallards will conclude the campaign on a high.  The second to last home date of the regular season- Saturday, March 22- is John Deere Community Night.  Courtesy of John Deere, fans will be able to purchase tickets to the Mallards’ clash with the Missouri Mavericks at a significant discount.  On Sunday, March 30, the Mallards will close out the season- again against Missouri- by offering their thanks to the fans of the Quad Cities on Fan Appreciation Night.   The March 30 game, like the Mallards’ other Sunday game- December 8 against Brampton- will also see all fans in attendance receive a voucher good for a free bag of popcorn.

Further promotions for the 2013-14 season will be announced in the weeks to come; the promotional schedule is subject to change.

The Mallards will open their seventeenth season- and their fourth in the CHL- when they host the Rapid City Rush on Saturday night, October 19.  Mallards 2013-14 season tickets as well as half season tickets and flex packs are now on sale.  The Mallards offer ticket packages to meet any budget and season ticket holders also receive a host of additional benefits, including a unique season ticket holder Mallards jersey.  More ticket package information is available by calling the Mallards at 309-277-1364 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

About the Quad City Mallards
A proud affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild and the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild, the Quad City Mallards are approaching their seventeenth season and their fourth in the Central Hockey League.  One of the winningest teams in all of minor league hockey, the Mallards competed in the United Hockey League from 1995 through 2007 and in the International Hockey League in 2009-10.  The Mallards’ proud history has seen them capture the UHL’s Colonial Cup Championship three times (1997, 1998, 2001) and secure that league’s Tarry Cup four times (1998, 2000, 2001, 2002) for the best overall regular season record.  In 2001, the Mallards made professional hockey history, recording their sixth consecutive season with 50 or more wins, a feat that has yet to be matched.  The i wireless Center provides a unique environment for hockey and features one-of-a-kind seating areas such as the Nest for groups and functions and the exclusive Drake Club.  For more information on the Quad City Mallards or for Mallards tickets go to www.myqcmallards.com.  Fans can also follow the Mallards via Twitter at twitter.com/myqcmallards and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/quadcitymallards

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Date

Time

Opponent

Promotion

Sat., Oct. 19

7:05 p.m.

Rapid City

Opening Night! $10 Tickets available at Mallards Preseason Party

Sat., Oct. 26

7:05 p.m.

St. Charles

Scout Night

Fri., Nov. 1

7:05 p.m.

St. Charles

$1 Beer/$1 Dog Friday presented by 97X and MetroLINK

Sat., Nov. 2

7:05 p.m.

Brampton

Operation Christmas Child: save on tickets with donation

Fri., Nov. 8

7:05 p.m.

Denver

$1 Beer/$1 Dog Friday presented by 97X and MetroLINK

Sat., Nov. 9

7:05 p.m.

Denver

Military Appreciation Night

Fri., Nov. 29

7:05 p.m.

St. Charles

$1 Beer/$1 Dog Friday presented by 97X and MetroLINK

Sat., Nov. 30

7:05 p.m.

Tulsa

Teddy Bear Toss

Fri., Dec. 6

7:05 p.m.

Brampton

$1 Beer/$1 Dog Friday presented by 97X and MetroLINK

Sat., Dec. 7

7:05 p.m.

Brampton

Toys for Tots: save on tickets with toy donation

Sun., Dec. 8

4:05 p.m.

Brampton

Toys for Tots: save on tickets with toy donation; Free Popcorn

Sat., Dec. 21

7:05 p.m.

St. Charles

Great Clips/Ronald McDonald House: haircuts to benefit RMH; Mallard knit cap giveaway

Fri., Jan. 3

7:05 p.m.

St. Charles

$1 Beer/$1 Dog Friday presented by 97X and MetroLINK

Wed., Jan. 8

7:05 p.m.

Brampton

Winning Wednesday presented by T.G.I. Friday’s; Postgame Party at Friday’s; $2 Beer/$2 Dogs

Fri., Jan. 10

7:05 p.m.

Wichita

$1 Beer/$1 Dog Friday presented by 97X and MetroLINK

Sat., Jan. 11

7:05 p.m.

Arizona

Genesis Jersey Auction; Youth Jersey Giveaway/Scott County YMCA & Two Rivers YMCA

Fri., Jan. 31

7:05 p.m.

Tulsa

$1 Beer/$1 Dog Friday presented by 97X and MetroLINK

Wed., Feb. 5

7:05 p.m.

Allen

Winning Wednesday presented by T.G.I. Friday’s; Postgame Party at Friday’s; $2 Beer/$2 Dogs

Fri., Feb. 7

7:05 p.m.

Allen

$1 Beer/$1 Dog Friday presented by 97X and MetroLINK

Sat., Feb. 8

7:05 p.m.

St. Charles

February Fun

Fri., Feb. 14

7:05 p.m.

Rapid City

$1 Beer/$1 Dog Friday presented by 97X and MetroLINK

Sat., Feb. 15

7:05 p.m.

Rapid City

Terry Ruskowski Bobblehead Night

Wed., Feb. 19

7:05 p.m.

Missouri

Winning Wednesday presented by T.G.I. Friday’s; Postgame Party at Friday’s; $2 Beer/$2 Dogs

Wed., Feb. 26

7:05 p.m.

Missouri

Winning Wednesday presented by T.G.I. Friday’s; Postgame Party at Friday’s; $2 Beer/$2 Dogs

Fri., Feb. 28

7:05 p.m.

Brampton

$1 Beer/$1 Dog Friday presented by 97X and MetroLINK

Sat., Mar. 1

7:05 p.m.

Brampton

Duck Dynasty’s Mountain Man/Genesis Health System; Blades for Grades/Cobham Mission Systems

Wed., Mar. 5

7:05 p.m.

Missouri

Winning Wednesday presented by T.G.I. Friday’s; Postgame Party at Friday’s; $2 Beer/$2 Dogs

Fri., Mar. 7

7:05 p.m.

Arizona

$1 Beer/$1 Dog Friday presented by 97X and MetroLINK

Sat., Mar. 8

7:05 p.m.

Arizona

Genesis Jersey Auction; Youth Jersey Giveaway

Wed., Mar. 12

7:05 p.m.

Denver

Winning Wednesday presented by T.G.I. Friday’s; Postgame Party at Friday’s; $2 Beer/$2 Dogs

Wed., Mar. 19

7:05 p.m.

St. Charles

Winning Wednesday presented by T.G.I. Friday’s; Postgame Party at Friday’s; $2 Beer/$2 Dogs

Sat., Mar. 22

7:05 p.m.

Missouri

John Deere Community Night

Sun., Mar., 30

4:05 p.m.

Missouri

Fan Appreciation Night; Free Popcorn

 
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