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

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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

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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

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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

Some ‘Shoulder’ Seasons!

Those involved in the world of tourism, be it of the vacation, convention or sports variety, have always struggled with having a major drop-off once the robust periods begin to slow down. Because when that happens, there is a significant ripple effect that impacts a number of sectors in the community, led by lodging, restaurants … Continued

Local Sports Tourism Spending Solid in 2015

Preliminary estimates show tourism spending on tournaments and events in the Wenatchee Valley in 2015 will show a slight increase over the previous year. This is encouraging news considering that the year started off with significant hits due to low snowfall throughout the state. Even though Mission Ridge Ski & Board resort was ready, willing … Continued

Local Pop Warner Team Qualifies for Super Bowl!

Wenatchee Valley Hawks Jr. Pee Wee football and cheer team has qualified for the Pop Warner Super Bowl at ESPN Wide World of Sports located in Disney World, Florida. Only 8 teams in each age divisions across the nation qualify for this prestigious event. The Hawks are comprised of 9-11 year old boys and girls … Continued

Women’s Hockey Hits the Ice

It’s always a key  indicator that winter is close by when the annual Hot Autumn Ice women’s hockey tournament comes to Town Toyota Center. It’s this weekend (Nov. 20-22) and features 22 teams, making it one of the largest women’s hockey tournaments in the Pacific Northwest. Entries hail from British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, including … Continued

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