NEWS
Rollercoaster dedicated to Pittsburgh Steelers opens at Kennywood
POSTED 15 Jul 2019 . BY Tom Anstey
A great deal of time and effort has been put into the design, engineering and construction of this terrific ride that we are confident will be worth the wait
– Tim Timco
A new record-breaking ride dedicated to American Football team the Pittsburgh Steelers has come to Kennywood in Pennsylvania, US.

Named after the legendary Steelers defensive line from the 1970s, the Steel Curtain is the signature attraction for Steelers Country – a new area of the park which features football-themed games, food and merchandise.

Reaching speeds of up to 75mph (121kmph) with nine inversions, Steel Curtain breaks multiple records, including the most inversions of any ride in North America and the highest inversion of any rollercoaster in the world at 197ft (60m). It's also the tallest rollercoaster in the state.

With a black and gold track designed to look like a football, the S&S-designed, 1220m (4,000ft) long attraction anchors Steelers Country. A group of Pittsburgh Steelers players past and present, including star defensive end Cam Heyward and Mike Wagner and John Banaszak were in attendance for the ride's opening.

"A great deal of time and effort has been put into the design, engineering and construction of this terrific ride that we are confident will be worth the wait," said S&S Worldwide President Tim Timco. "It's a tremendous addition to this celebrated amusement park."
 


CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
Leisure Management - Rollercoaster dedicated to Pittsburgh Steelers opens at Kennywood...
19 Aug 2019 Leisure Management: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

15 Jul 2019

Rollercoaster dedicated to Pittsburgh Steelers opens at Kennywood
BY Tom Anstey

Steel Curtain breaks multiple records, including the most inversions of any ride in North America and the highest inversion of any rollercoaster in the world

Steel Curtain breaks multiple records, including the most inversions of any ride in North America and the highest inversion of any rollercoaster in the world
photo: Kennywood

A new record-breaking ride dedicated to American Football team the Pittsburgh Steelers has come to Kennywood in Pennsylvania, US.

Named after the legendary Steelers defensive line from the 1970s, the Steel Curtain is the signature attraction for Steelers Country – a new area of the park which features football-themed games, food and merchandise.

Reaching speeds of up to 75mph (121kmph) with nine inversions, Steel Curtain breaks multiple records, including the most inversions of any ride in North America and the highest inversion of any rollercoaster in the world at 197ft (60m). It's also the tallest rollercoaster in the state.

With a black and gold track designed to look like a football, the S&S-designed, 1220m (4,000ft) long attraction anchors Steelers Country. A group of Pittsburgh Steelers players past and present, including star defensive end Cam Heyward and Mike Wagner and John Banaszak were in attendance for the ride's opening.

"A great deal of time and effort has been put into the design, engineering and construction of this terrific ride that we are confident will be worth the wait," said S&S Worldwide President Tim Timco. "It's a tremendous addition to this celebrated amusement park."



Connect with
Leisure Management
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Four Seasons to open resort in Los Cabos with Oasis Spa
Four Seasons to open resort in Los Cabos with Oasis Spa   19 Aug 2019

Four Seasons will open a resort in Los Cabos, Mexico this November, featuring a 15,855sq ft Oasis Spa. Designed by Guerin Glass Architects, the .... more>>
Arts Council England allocates £17.5m to local culture projects
Arts Council England allocates £17.5m to local culture projects   19 Aug 2019

Arts Council England has named 13 new additions to its Creative People and Places (CPP) project, which it says is about local people choosing, .... more>>
'Anti-franchise franchise' Fit Body Boot Camp plans 200 new locations
'Anti-franchise franchise' Fit Body Boot Camp plans 200 new locations   19 Aug 2019

Fitness franchise Fit Body Boot Camp has revealed that it has more than 200 new locations under development. Founded in 2009 by entrepreneur Bedros .... more>>
Emma Darby named COO of Resense
Emma Darby named COO of Resense   16 Aug 2019

Leading wellness consultancy Resense has announced the promotion of Emma Darby to the position of chief operating officer (COO). Darby benefits from .... more>>
Australian Museum closes for year-long AUS$57.5m renovation
Australian Museum closes for year-long AUS$57.5m renovation   16 Aug 2019

A major renovation project that will expand touring exhibition halls and create several new facilities at the Australian Museum in Sydney will see the .... more>>
ISPA research: More men visiting spas than ever before
ISPA research: More men visiting spas than ever before   16 Aug 2019

Research by the International Spa Association (ISPA), has revealed that more men are going to spas than ever before, with stats indicating that 49 per .... more>>
Company profile


TOR Systems Ltd

TOR Systems have been in this business since 1981.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Hand Picked Hotels launches The Hive to improve work/life balance for employees

Hand Picked Hotels launches The Hive to improve work/life balance for employees

Independent country house hotel group, Hand Picked Hotels, has partnered with Reward Gateway to launch a new bespoke interactive platform. More>>




in this issue

• Bridges acquires énergie Fitness
• Huw Edwards named CEO of ukactive
• Horniman Museum revamp plans unveiled



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Kidderminster, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Colliers Wood, London, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £10.55 per hour
Location: Kentish Town, North West London
Company: GLL
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




03 Sep 2019

Spa Business Bootcamp Course

Laico Hotels & Resorts Regency, Nairobi, Kenya



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Profile: Stephen Hulme
We look back on the career of Everyone Active CEO Stephen Hulme More>>
  Environment: Back to nature
British wildlife is being attacked on many fronts. Stephanie Hilborne, CEO of The Wildlife Trusts, wants to involve everyone in preserving nature More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  On the cover: AJ Hackett
Bungy, New Zealand More>>
  Disruption: Rule breakers
Leisure architecture that’s pushing boundaries and upturning expectations More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd