The Ruptured Duck is a patch and lapel pin given to Honorably Discharged military personnel which started during WWI. A lit up sign bearing the same name hung in Veterans Memorial Auditorium above a concession stand as one of the buildings’ many tributes to military. Once the building was renovated, the sign was taken down. […]
The story of how Lola’s Fine Hot Sauce became a reality is one that comes straight from the heart of my family. A story born in West Des Moines, IA; my inspiration on how to bring Lola’s Fine Hot Sauce to life started back in August 2015. My mother entrusted me with her secret hot sauce recipe that […]
Did you know that this year we will have the most sponsor logos on the ice than we have ever had? 18 to be exact! We caught up with #ToddTheIceGuy last week to get some insight on what the ice installation process looked like. “The whole process of starting the refrigeration system to building ice […]
MEET PAYSON Q: If you could pick one donut to eat the rest of your life, what would you choose? A: I love apple fritters so I’d have to say those. I know technically it isn’t a donut but its always in the same case as the donuts so in my mind I see it […]
How Haleigh Biancalana went from playing on the court to managing the event Of all of the events that I have done at the Iowa Events Center and Wells Fargo Arena, the Girls State Basketball Tournament is a special one for me. I look around at the excitement, nervousness, and pride on the faces of […]
If you’re looking for a way to spice up your celebration, check out these recipes provided by our own Spectra Food Services & Hospitality here at the Iowa Events Center! Jalapeño Margarita Makes 1 20 oz. cocktail Rim mason jar with lime juice and lightly dust with sea salt In the bottom of the 20 oz. […]
The Iowa Events Center had a “fetching” good time celebrating National Dress Up Your Pet Day! Check out our furry friend’s outfits and share yours with us!