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Free Beer & Hot Wings: A Ride Down the Scary Winter Olympics Snowboarding Course [Video]

The Sochi Winter Olympics open Friday in Sochi, Russia.

It seems like every news story that we see points to everything being awful. Hotels, as well as portions of the Olympic village aren't yet complete. There are stray dogs all over the place.

We haven't heard much about the actual event venues themselves. So, hopefully, they're at least ready. Let's face it: That's really all that matters.

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Photo: Paul Gilham, Getty Images
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Poll: Many Americans Say Sochi Was Poor Choice for Winter Olympics

In a new poll, almost half of Americans surveyed say the decision to hold the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, was a poor one.

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Michigan Olympians on Twitter in Sochi, Russia

The world will be watching as hundreds of athletes compete at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Team USA is sending 230 athletes, including 18 with Michigan ties.

Follow our Michigan Olympians through all of their triumphs and heartbreak in Sochi.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Ski Ballet – Your WTF Sport of the Day [Video]

It's 1985 and people are getting tired of the traditional, run-of-the-mill sports.

It's not the '90s yet, so extreme sports aren't really on the radar yet.

What to do?

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Michigan Olympians at Sochi Winter Olympics

The XXII Winter Olympic Games are Feb. 7 to 23 in Sochi, Russia.

Among the 230 athletes representing Team USA at the Sochi Winter Olympics are 19 Olympians with Michigan ties.

Here is who to watch in Sochi.

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Schuss in for Radio Night Every Thursday at Cannonsburg Ski Area! [Video]

Want to take the whole family or a group of friends out skiing or snowboarding, but you just can't foot the bill for all those lift tickets?

Maybe you just want to head out and enjoy the fresh powder.

Either way, head over on Thursday evenings for Radio Nights at Cannonsburg Ski Area.

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Niki Bloem
Niki Bloem
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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic: More Highlights from Championship Sunday

Thirty-eight teams playing on five rinks over three days on the frozen surface of Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids.

That's the Cliff's Notes version of the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, which wrapped up Sunday

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic: 2014 Championships Coverage

The third annual WGRD Pond Hockey Classic came down to three championship games Sunday afternoon in which the title-clinching teams had plenty of familiarity with each other.

The Dematic Wolves, with a core of former players from Davenport University's American Collegiate Hockey Association Division II national title teams from 2008 to 2010, squeaked out a 10-8 win over the Wolfpack in the Gold Division championship.

Beer 30, with a nucleus of players with experience on Kenowa High School's varsity team, ran away with a 26-9 win over the Cold Ones in the Silver Division championship.

The Grifters defeated Maroon Union 12-9 in the Bronze Division championship. The game was a match-up mostly of players from the same team in a Grand Rapids men's rec league.

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WGRD Pond Hockey: Instagram or Tweet Pics with #GRDPondHockey; & See HERE!

Share your pics from the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic this weekend from the frozen surface of Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids!

Just use the hashtag #GRDPondHockey to get your photos in our 97.9 'GRD Rocks gallery!

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Ceremonial puck drop (Photo John Walker)
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Polar Vortex Doesn’t Stop WGRD Pond Hockey Classic on Reeds Lake [Video]

Friday night was the first round of games for the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, thanks to Labatt, Dematic and 97.9 WGRD, and everything was fantastic!

It was freezing b***s, though.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic: It’s Game Day! [Video]

97.9 ’GRD Rocks hosts the 2014 WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, presented by Labatt Blue and Dematic this weekend.

Thirty-eight teams will play on the frozen surface of Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids starting tonight, with play over three days concluding with the three division finals on Sunday afternoon.

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East Grand Rapids’ Reeds Lake Frozen and Ready to Rock WGRD Pond Hockey Classic [Video]

The lake is in final prep for this weekend's WGRD Pond Hockey Classic.

The rinks are being finished, the tents are going up and the teams are gearing up for some hard-core pond hockey action on Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

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