Best of the Springs 2012: Sports complex
Gold: World Arena
3185 Venetucci Blvd., 477-2100, worldarena.com
World Arena has the macro and micro of sports complexes handled. The main building hosts Colorado College hockey, concerts, graduations, Hall of Fame inductions — anything requiring a large crowd. The World Arena Ice Hall takes care of Olympic training (just named an official figure skating training site), skating, hockey, etc., for the masses, from top athletes to ordinary Janes and Joes.
Silver: Sportz Skillz
Jim O'Connell's expert pick: El Pomar
2212 Executive Circle, 630-0168, csyouthsports.org
The complex has lots of room for soccer, baseball, softball — you name it — in a nice setting by a river but also near to major roads, including Interstate 25.