Sun Valley Suns: Sun Valley, Idaho
The Sun Valley Suns Men’s Ice Hockey Team provides a raucous good time on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the winter at the Sun Valley Indoor Ice Arena. As a National Amateur Hockey Association club, the Suns rule the ice in their conference. They went nearly undefeated in their 2006 season with a championship record of 23-1. This tough, competitive team is made up of “25 local heartthrobs who range in age from 19 to 50.” Adding to their notoriety, Ketchum-resident Bobby "Kingpin" Farrelly, one of the Farrelly brothers filmmaking duo (There's Something About Mary and Dumb & Dumber), has graced the ice on more than occasion, playing goalie for visiting Boston teams. Rowdy fans also add to the rip roaring fun. In games against archrival the Jackson Hole Moose, fans have been known to throw duck heads on the ice when the Suns score. Why duck heads? Because moose heads are too big.
Please visit the Sun Valley Suns for their current game schedule and much more!
The Concierge Questionnaire: Sun Valley Suns, Ice Hockey Team
What is your favorite word to describe Sun Valley? Secluded.
What word best reflects the people of Sun Valley? Friendly.
What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in Sun Valley?
The burn on the backside of Baldy.
Bald Mountain or Baldy is the primary mountain of Sun Valley Ski Resort and has over 2050 acres of skiing terrain.
Please visit Sun Valley Resort for a Bald Mountain map.
What is your favorite outdoor activity in Sun Valley?
Pond hockey and jumping in the swimming hole on New Year's Day.
A traditional outdoor Pond Hockey Tournament is held each winter at Atkinson's Park in Ketchum.
Please visit Idaho Pond Hockey Classic for tournament dates and more!
What is your favorite indoor activity in Sun Valley? Ice Hockey!
What is your favorite sound or noise in Sun Valley?
Ketch‘em Alive is a free summer concert series held at Forest Service Park.
Please visit Ketch’em Alive for the concert schedule and more!
What is your favorite smell or taste in Sun Valley?
Steak at the Pioneer Saloon on Friday nights in the winter.
The Pioneer Saloon is a landmark steak house in the heart of Ketchum, Idaho. “The Pio”, as it is affectionately known, "recalls an earlier Idaho when ore wagons rattled down Main Street and business was done with a handshake and a drink."
The Pioneer Saloon: 308 Main Street North, Ketchum
Hours: Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-10pm, Friday-Saturday 5pm-10pm
What drink best reflects Sun Valley?
A Schooner at Grumpy's.
A schooner is the 32 ounce draft beer served at Grumpy’s, the Ketchum institution that has been serving burgers and beer for 30 years.
Grumpy’s: 860 Warm Springs Road, Ketchum
Hours: Daily, 11am-9pm
What song or type of music best reflects Sun Valley? The Gourds.
If Heaven were Sun Valley, what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates? No friends on a powder day!
Sun Valley Suns: Sun Valley, Idaho • Sun Valley Indoor Ice Arena, Sun Valley, Idaho • Phone: 888-389-SUNS