2019 A Memorable Year

Economic impact from sports tourism in the Wenatchee Valley again reached its highest total in history in 2019, with an estimated $10,483,680 in tourism spending. This grew by $434,517 over 2018 spending. Impressively, seven different youth sports appear in the top 10 events of 2019. Add to that events like the Washington State Special Olympics … Continued

Wenatchee Wild Surge Toward Playoffs

Undefeated is a great term to throw around when it comes to sports teams. For the Wenatchee Wild being undefeated even if just in February will suffice. The third place Wild have surged up the standings as they near the playoffs with a 65% winning percentage since Christmas. The white-hot Wild are being led by … Continued

Bringing the Mountain to you

Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort has had 20 inches of new snow in less than two weeks and it is primed for skiers and snowboarders. Mission Ridge is not only known for having the best powder, conditions and views but also for fun programming like Fireside Friday, Mountain Music Series, Companion Rescue Workshop, Thursday … Continued

January 24-26 Weekend Preview

This coming weekend of Friday, January 24th to Sunday, January 26th is packed with local sports action. Check out the following for your opportunities: The weekend’s festivities will begin with the top 11th and 12th grade youth ice hockey players in Washington State traveling to Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee for Team Washington tryouts. The … Continued

2020 Pacific Coast Sectional Single Final -November 13-16, 2020

Over three years ago, the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee, Washington was named by US Figure Skating as the venue location for the 2020 Pacific Coast Sectional Single Final. The sectional competition is a qualifying event before the U.S. Figure Skating National championship. This is the highest level of figure skating competition the arena has … Continued

Weekly update: 10-11-18

The Eastmont High School Wildcats football team will be hosting Sunnyside to Eastmont Stadium on Friday night at 7PM. Eastmont will be looking to stay hot and keep pace with the Wenatchee Panthers in Big 9 League standings. Finally…the Wenatchee Wild will be holding its home opener on Friday as they host the Nanaimo Clippers … Continued

Apple Blossom Festival Sports

There are several events for participants and spectators over the main Apple Blossom Festival weekend. The Tour de Bloom Cycling Race is a three day event that includes a Leavenworth Road Race on Friday May 5, The Mission Ridge Hill Climb and the Downtown Wenatchee Criterium on Saturday, and the Waterville Road Race on Sunday. The 26th … Continued

Full Calendar for Spring Sports

In the sports tourism business, there often is a gradual transformation from one season to the other. Some ‘downtime’ between the end of seasonal sports, and the beginning of the next round. I am always reminded this time of year that is not the case when going from winter to spring in the Wenatchee Valley. … Continued

Area Sports Tourism Spending Rises in 2016

2016 was a record-setting year for sports tourism spending in the Wenatchee Valley. Bolstered by economic impact in a wide variety of categories, an estimated $8.35 million was spent here by visitors participating in or attending tournaments and events, according to analysis compiled by Wenatchee Valley Sports. This is up 9.7% over the previous high, … Continued

February Newsletter

Find out what’s happening in the Wenatchee Valley in February!

Youth Fair is Saturday January 21!!!

Families and individuals in the Wenatchee Valley interested in connecting with local youth sports organizations will once again have that opportunity Saturday, January 21st. The Wenatchee Valley Youth Sports & Activities Fair will take place in the lower level of the Wenatchee Convention Center from 10am-2pm. Last year, over 30 organizations were on hand with … Continued

Mission Ridge Night Skiing and Mountain Music Series Schedule

Mission Ridge opens for nine consecutive Saturday nights of Night Skiing and the Mountain Music Series this Saturday night 12/31. Night Skiing runs from 4pm-8pm on Chair 4 while the Mountain Music Series kicks off around 6pm inside the Hampton Lodge on the Ka Wham Cafe side. Music and dinner specials can be enjoyed from … Continued

NCW Basketball Showcase

Presented by Gesa Credit Union, this 4-day event  (Dec. 20-23) showcases boys & girls high school teams from Everett, Lynnwood, Lake Stevens, Camas, Yakima, Wenatchee, Eastmont, Moses Lake, Chelan, Cashmere, Waterville, Wilson Creek,  Entiat and Almira-Coulee-Hartline. showcase-schedule

2017 AppleSox Youth Camps Scheduled

WENATCHEE– The Wenatchee AppleSox have expanded and updated their 2017 Youth Camps, the organization announced, Wednesday. AppleSox players and coaches will conduct three-day camps, three times in 2017, and the team is excited to announce two one-day mini camps for separate age groups. “Youth Camps have always been a staple of our organization, and head coach … Continued

December Newsletter

Find out what’s happening in Sports & Rec in December!

Mission Ridge Opens Friday, Dec. 2

Wenatchee, WA — Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort will open for its 50th anniversary season with limited operations this Friday December 2, 2016. The start of December looks to bring cold temps and increasing chances of natural snowfall and with that expanded terrain openings as well. The mountain will open with Chairs 1, 2 and … Continued

November Newsletter

Check out what’s happening in sports & rec in the Wenatchee Valley in November!

US Figure Skating Regionals at Town Toyota Center

This week, for the 2nd time in 3 years, the Wenatchee Valley will be host to the United States Figure Skating Northwest Pacific Regionals. This prestigious event is hosted by the Wenatchee Figure Skating Club, and will take place at Town Toyota Center Thursday thru Saturday. A total of 279 skaters representing 6 western states … Continued

Survey on Outdoor Recreation Open to the Public

In 2014, a study prepared for the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) found that outdoor recreation statewide generates $21.6 billion a year in spending on trips and equipment. Over $477 million of that was attributed to Chelan and Douglas counties. That study quantified what had already been widely acknowledged… that outdoor recreation has … Continued

Sports Tourism Update

Numbers for the first half of 2016 have been crunched, and when those are coupled with the schedule ahead, it’s becoming obvious that 2016 is shaping up to be a record-breaking year in the world of sports tourism in the Wenatchee Valley. There are a number of factors that have contributed to the fast start. … Continued

August Newsletter!

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July Newsletter

Check out what’s happening in July sports & rec  in the Wenatchee Valley.

April a Record Breaker for Sports Tourism

Matt Kearny – Wenatchee Valley Sports A wide variety of sports events in April has resulted in a record breaking month in terms of sports tourism economic impact in the Wenatchee Valley. With one event still to be verified, sports tourism spending estimates for the month are expected to surpass $1.7 million, breaking the previous … Continued

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