Intro Lesson: Rochester has a rich history of professional sports; last year we learned about the Rochester Royals and their road to the NBA championship against the New York Knicks in the 1950/1951 season.
Today, we visited our modern day stadiums – Red Wings (Frontier Field), Rhinos (Sahlen’s Stadium) and Amerks (Rochester War Memorial/Blue Cross Arena). We also learned of the former site of Silver Stadium where the Red Wings played from 1929 – 1996. Silver Stadium was also the home of the New York Black Yankees of the Negro National League for their final season in 1948.
One last piece of Rochester trivia – during his summers off from Ithaca College, former professional wrestler and “voice of the WWF” Gorilla Monsoon worked construction and helped build the Rochester War Memorial.
Word of the Day: stadium – late 14c., “a foot race, an ancient measure of length,” from L. stadium “a measure of length, a race course”; from Gk. stadion “a measure of length, a running track”
This trip was on July 14, 2012
Trip distance: 5.5 miles
Programming time: 3 hours
Participants: Daija Graham (14), Jalen Griffin (10), Tyler Penns (13), De’Kwan Sheffield (13), Arthur Wilson (11)
Leaders: Shawn Brown, Marc Lavender, Jayarr Steiner
Pictures: Daija Graham, Jalen Griffin, Tyler Penns, De’Kwan Sheffield, Arthur Wilson
the funnest part of today was when we went to salhens stadium
The best thing about today was when i went down the hill mad fast and could not stop and when jalen griffin was the only one to fall off the bike in the wierdiest situation
The whole thing was fun. The worst thing was when I tripped.
One good thing that happened was riding to diffrent staimums and having fun. One bad thing that happened was when daquan’s peddle fell off.
The best thing is that Jalen fell off his bike.The wrost thing is that it was too hot out side.It was long.I saw a statue of a Native American lacrosse player.I saw a statue of Morrie Silver.