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Catch the Weekend Buzz!  04/25/2014 - 04/27/2014

Catch the Weekend Buzz! 04/25/2014 - 04/27/2014

Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve compiled a list of activities for easy viewing....

These Students Mean Business!

These Students Mean Business!

Young Entrepreneurs File DBA’s with County Clerk’s Office-Local Students Take Steps in Starting...

Frisco CVB to Announce You Be The Tour Guide Winners   at Stonebriar Centre Celebration Saturday, May 10

Frisco CVB to Announce You Be The Tour Guide Winners at Stonebriar Centre Celebration Saturday, May 10

FRISCO, TX (April 18, 2014) – On Saturday, May 10 the Frisco Convention and Visitors Bureau will...

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Armed Robbery At Frisco Jewelry Store

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  • Catch the Weekend Buzz!  04/25/2014 - 04/27/2014

    Catch the Weekend Buzz! 04/25/2014 - 04/27/2014

    Thursday, 24 April 2014 13:47
  • These Students Mean Business!

    These Students Mean Business!

    Wednesday, 23 April 2014 16:04
  • Frisco CVB to Announce You Be The Tour Guide Winners   at Stonebriar Centre Celebration Saturday, May 10

    Frisco CVB to Announce You Be The Tour Guide Winners at Stonebriar Centre Celebration Saturday,...

    Monday, 21 April 2014 14:58
  • Frisco ISD Wins International Award For Process Improvement

    Frisco ISD Wins International Award For Process Improvement

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  • Armed Robbery At Frisco Jewelry Store

    Armed Robbery At Frisco Jewelry Store

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Frisco Police Incident Reports 04/14/2014 - 04/20/2013
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Frisco Police Arrest Reports 04/14/2014 - 04/20/2014
ARREST#    DATE           CHARGE LOCATIONOFFENSE 14000765 04/14/2014 LEGACY DR / STONEBROOK PKWY DWI 14000766 04/14/2014 8600 PRES ...
Armed Robbery At Frisco Jewelry Store
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Frisco Police Investigate Fatality Crash
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These Students Mean Business!
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Frisco ISD eNewsletter: April 16, 2014
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Texan’s Idea Brings Dignity Memorial® Vietnam Wall to National Infantry Museum
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Crimes Against Kids Eliminated! (C.A.K.E! ) Ribbon Cutting
Crimes Against Kids Eliminated! (C.A.K.E! ) Ribbon Cutting will be held on Tuesday April 8, 2014, 10am at C.A.K.E! Office 6500 Preston Road Suite 200 C.A.K.E! is an all volunteer non-profit organizat ...
Come Join the Fun!!!
In April, groups of Kohl’s associates will be volunteering across the country for the National Go Green Event. More than $6 million in grants to nonprofits have been donated in addition to thousands ...
It's Okay to Get Soaked
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Weed Out Landscape Pests Naturally
Spring is in the air! All of nature’s finery is emerging with full force. Ah, the birds, the bees…..the weeds? Arrival of warmer temperatures signals the emergence of both desired and slightly le ...
Squash Water Waste in your Vegetable Garden!
Most garden vegetables are not known for being particularly drought tolerant, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy home-grown vegetables! Taking a few water conserving steps can make ...
The 1st Annual Stonebriar Community Church Spring Sprint 5K & Fun Run
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014, 8:30am Location: Stonebriar Community Church 4801 Legendary Dr, Frisco, TX 75034 Springing smiles on runners, joggers, walkers and supporters of the Stonebriar Missio ...
Williams-Sonoma at Stonebriar Centre Presents April Cooking Classes for Adults and Kids
FRISCO, TX (March 31, 2014) – Williams-Sonoma at Stonebriar Centre invites cooks of all ages to sharpen their culinary skills at in-store classes and demonstrations held during April. In the free J ...
Matt Hedges named to MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week (Week 7)
By Daniel Robertson Matt Hedges is having his best season yet in 2014, earning a new contract extension and drawing calls for USMNT inclusion. He had another fantastic game on Saturday against TFC tu ...
Jackson named Pitcher of the Week
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Kids Easter Pack - Egg Hunt, Easter Bunny Photo, FREE Soccer Ball - $10
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Toyota Stadium to host Ivory Coast vs. El Salvador in Road to Brazil
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Catch the Weekend Buzz! 04/25/2014 - 04/27/2014
Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve compiled a list of activities for easy viewing. If you would like to add an event in future editions, please send it to ...
Frisco CVB to Announce You Be The Tour Guide Winners at Stonebriar Centre Celebration Saturday, May 10
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(Austin, TX) July 2, 2013 -- Frisco is set to land an iFLY indoor skydiving facility, scheduled for opening in late 2013, at the Stonebriar Centre Mall. The facility will be known as iFLY Dallas and will be the 27th indoor skydiving facility built by the Austin-based company. This facility will boast a 14′-diameter vertical wind tunnel featuring an all glass flight chamber capable of speeds of up to 175 mph.

“We are excited iFLY selected Frisco to build its next location and look forward to the project being a success in our city and a draw to North Texas in general,” said Jim Gandy, President of the Frisco Economic Development Corporation. “We anticipate thrill-seekers who live near and far will add this as a ‘must-do’ activity.” 

Why jump out of a perfectly good airplane?

The experience of iFLY indoor skydiving mimics the thrilling experience of free fall skydiving, but without the parachute or the risk. To date, over five million customers worldwide have flown in the company’s wind tunnels.

Customers fly accompanied by a certified instructor and fly at their own level of comfort, from a few feet off the ground, to more aerial gymnastics maneuvers at greater heights based on level of experience.

Beginners receive training as part of their flying experience and all customers get the use of all necessary flight equipment.
 
Safe and fun for children as young as three
iFLY Dallas will cater primarily to entertainment customers out for a day of fun with family or friends, corporate customers looking for a unique team outing, and competitive indoor skydiving athletes.
 
“As Frisco continues to grow, it becomes more and more of a destination city,” said Marla Roe, Executive Director of the Frisco Convention and Visitors Bureau. “iFLY is the kind of unique attraction that will complement the varied sports, shopping and dining experiences Frisco already offers.”

iFLY Dallas will also offer unique science field trips for students from the elementary age all the way up to college level that will include flying time for each participant and a physics lecture and about the math, science and engineering behind vertical wind tunnels.

 The skydiving experience is so realistic, that iFLY also expects professional skydivers and members of the military to come for training, as they do at iFLY’s 26 other locations around the world.

State-of-the-art
All the equipment for the facility was designed and built by iFLY Holdings, the world’s largest and most advanced manufacturer of vertical wind tunnels. The iFLY Dallas tunnel will feature iFLY’s patented wall-to-wall airflow, completely eliminating the risk of “falling off” the air column. It will also be outfitted with a hyper-efficient, patented air-conditioning system that works flawlessly in some of the most demanding environments in the world. The tunnel will also have an automated, state-of-the-art HD photo and video recording system, letting customers take their flight experience home and share online with their friends.

iFLY Dallas joins iFLY Austin as the only indoor skydiving facilities in Texas.  

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About iFLY Austin-based iFLY Holdings is the world leader in the manufacture and sale of wind tunnel systems for recreational indoor skydiving, competitive skydiver training and military training. Under the brand names iFLY, SkyVenture, Airkix, Paraclete and Freezone, the company has 26 facilities operating around the globe, with expansion plans rolling out over the next few years.

 

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