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  • Professional Roughstock Series
    4/14/2014

    The Professional Roughstock Series features the world’s best cowboy athletes alongside handpicked, world-class stock. This family friendly event at Comcast Arena on May 17 will leave fans in awe as cowboys compete for eight breathtaking seconds at a time.

    The series showcases three of the most exciting and dangerous rodeo disciplines: Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding and Bull Riding. In Bareback Riding, the cowboy must keep one hand in the rigging and one hand in the air. In Saddle Bronc, the cowboy must keep both feet in the stirrups, one hand on the bronc reign and one hand in the air. In Bull Riding, the cowboy must have one hand in the bull rope and one hand in the air.

    For each of the three disciplines, half of the score comes from the cowboy’s ability to ride well while the other half comes from the bucking performance of the animal. The most successful cowboys anticipate and follow the movements of the animal to perfection.  
    Since Professional Roughstock Series’ foundation in 2001, it has become one of the fastest growing rodeo sport series. Everett is just one stop on their nationwide tour that leads up to the World Finals in November. Competition between riders is fiercer than it has ever been which is sure to create an unforgettable show. 

    For more information visit www.proroughstock.com.  
  • Learn to Skate Open House
    3/12/2014

    Comcast Community Ice Rink - Learn to Skate Open House

    Sunday, March 16 – 2:15 pm – 5:15 pm


    Coaches and skaters will be performing at the beginning of the open house. Afterward, guests can skate and participate in a mini group lesson. Admission and skate rentals are free (skate sizes are limited).

    Each skating participant will receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes including a free Learn to Skate package, valued at $120, public skating passes, discounts on Learn to Skate classes and more. Current Comcast Community Ice Rink Learn to Skate students and Everett Figure Skating Club members will get an additional ticket for every friend they bring. Guests are encouraged to wear St. Patrick’s Day green to earn a bonus raffle ticket. 

    This event is free and open to the public.  



  • Wedding Expo Returns March 22-23
    3/6/2014

    Brides will find everything for their special day at the Spring Wedding Expo in the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center!  

    Bridal Expos allow brides and grooms to see several wedding professionals in one place, gather ideas for their wedding, pick up literature, book services, and spend a few minutes talking with the wedding professionals who will ultimately make their wedding day a success.

    Saturday and Sunday 
    11 am - 4 pm 

    Purchase two admissions in advance and receive a third for free at bridesclub.com.
  • Tilted Thunder Rail Birds March 1 Bout with Cocoon House
    2/21/2014

    The Tilted Thunder Rail Birds are ready to bring a fast-paced, action-packed bout to the Comcast Arena at Everett on March 1. All four of the Rail Birds home teams are anticipating a fresh start with the fourth season’s debut. The Saint Hellions look to defend their season three championship title while the Sugar Skulls, Royal Crush and Rolling Blackouts look to take that title away from them. 

    The Rail Birds have partnered with Cocoon House to become the featured charity for the March 1st bout. Established in 1991, Cocoon House has been Snohomish County’s only resource exclusively serving homeless and at-risk youth ages 13-17. The non-profit’s mission is to foster personal growth and healthy relationships to strengthen and empower at-risk and homeless youth and their families.  Cocoon House provides youth housing and other critical community -based services to youth, caregivers, families and the community. For more information on Cocoon House visit http://www.cocoonhouse.org/index. 

    Collections for items at the event include: gift cards to McDonalds, Subway, Fred Meyer, Target etc. ($10-$20), boys swim shorts (M, L, XXL, XXXL), girls swim suits (S, M, L, XL), art supplies (drawing, painting, etc. ), new boys socks and boxers, new girls’ underwear, ankle socks for girls and big bottles of shampoo and conditioner. 
  • Professional Roughstock Series
    2/17/2014

    The Professional Roughstock Series features the world’s best cowboy athletes alongside handpicked, world-class stock. This family friendly event will leave fans in awe as cowboys compete for eight breathtaking seconds at a time.

    The series showcases three of the most exciting and dangerous rodeo disciplines: Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding and Bull Riding. In Bareback Riding, the cowboy must keep one hand in the rigging and one hand in the air. In Saddle Bronc, the cowboy must keep both feet in the stirrups, one hand on the bronc reign and one hand in the air. In Bull Riding, the cowboy must have one hand in the bull rope and one hand in the air.

    For each of the three disciplines, half of the score comes from the cowboy’s ability to ride well while the other half comes from the bucking performance of the animal. The most successful cowboys anticipate and follow the movements of the animal to perfection. 

    Since Professional Roughstock Series’ foundation in 2001, it has become one of the fastest growing rodeo sport series. Everett is just one stop on their nationwide tour that leads up to the World Finals in November. Competition between riders is fiercer than it has ever been which is sure to create an unforgettable show.

    For more information visit www.proroughstock.com.  


  • Sesame Street Live Make a New Friend
    2/4/2014

    Who: Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend”

     

    When: Friday, May 2 – 10:30 am, 7:00 pm

                Saturday, May 3 – 10:30 am, 2:00 pm

                Sunday, May 4 – 1:00 pm, 4:30 pm  
                                

    Where: Comcast Arena at Everett
     

    What: No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special - so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! The all-new Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend” visits Comcast Arena from Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4.

    Chamki is from far away and she’s visiting Sesame Street for just one day! Grover has a long to-do list for his friend, from kayaking to hot yoga, but Chamki is busy enjoying cookies with Cookie Monster, singing with Abby Cadabby, and doing ‘The Elmo Slide.’ Will an appearance from Super Grover get Chamki’s attention? Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family!

    Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend” offers a fun-filled, interactive learning experience, including up-close and furry interactions on the audience floor! Like television’s Sesame Street, each Sesame Street Live production features timeless tunes and lessons for all ages. The universal appeal of each Broadway-quality musical production continues long after preschool. Adults will appreciate the high-tech stagecraft, cleverly written script, and music they’ll recognize and enjoy sharing with children, such as “Count Me In,” and fun new parodies of “Hot and Cold,” and “Moves Like Jagger.”
     

    Tickets: Reserved tickets ($16, and $23) are on sale Wednesday, February 5 at Comcast Arena at Everett Box Office, online at www.comcastarenaeverett.com, or charge by phone 866.332.8499. A limited number of $33 Gold Circle and $63 Sunny Seats** are also available.  Tickets for the Kids’ Matinee Special (Friday 10:30 am performance only) are $10 (excluding Gold Circle and Sunny Seats) and are open to school and daycare groups with more than 10 children.  Regular ticket prices apply for the general public.  Opening night, all seats (excluding Gold Circle and Sunny Seats) are just $12. Additional fees and special offers may apply. 

    ** Sunny Seat Packages include premium show seating, pre-show photo opportunities, music, plan, and a pre-show Meet & Greet with two Sesame Street Live friends, including Elmo!  

    Group discounts and VIP seating available, call 425.322.2629.  Tickets are subject to agency convenience fees, except when purchased at the Box Office.

  • Super Sunday Skate
    1/30/2014

    The Comcast Community Ice Rink is celebrating the big game with the 12th Man this Sunday! Admission is free and skate rentals are just $3 during both public skate sessions.

    Skaters are encouraged to dress in their best Seahawks attire with free skating passes being awarded to the fans with the most spirit! There will be a big screen TV broadcasting the game and the pre and post-game action. 

    The Power Play Café will be open and serving up signature sandwiches, popcorn, candy, coffee and more.  

    Whether football is on the priority list or not, the entire community is welcome! 

     

    Sunday, February 2 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm


  • EPFD Board of Directors Re-Elected
    1/22/2014

    The Everett Public Facilities District, owners of the Comcast Arena at Everett, renewed the five-member Board elections at the January 16 EPFD Board Meeting.  The positions remain as follows:  EPFD Board President Gary Weikel, Vice President Gigi Burke, Treasurer Thomas Gaffney, Secretary Lanie McMullin and Board Member Bob Bavasi.  

    “Global Spectrum is pleased to work with the members of the Everett Public Facilities District and congratulate them on the extension of their roles,” said John Page, Chief Executive Officer for Global Spectrum.  “With the leadership of the EPFD Board and Global Spectrum’s general manager Rick Comeau, we look forward to continuing to serve the Board and the community.” 

    Gary Weikel has served on the EPFD Board since 2005.  Weikel retired from Snohomish County after more than 20 years, where he served as Snohomish County’s Deputy County Executive.  Weikel’s public service has included positions with the YMCA, Providence General Foundation, Washington State Labor Council, and Senior Services of Snohomish County. 

    Gigi Burke, former Owner of Crown Distributing, was appointed to the Board by the Mayor of the City of Everett in 2009.  Burke is the Chair of Everett Community College Board of Trustees, serves on AAA Washington’s Board of Trustees, and is a member of the South Everett Mukilteo Rotary Club. 

    Thomas Gaffney continues his long-standing role as Treasurer, where he has served since 2004.  Gaffney is a retired Partner and past Managing Partner in the Everett office of Moss Adams. Gaffney also serves on Boards for Providence Regional Medical Center and EverTrust Foundation.  

    Lanie McMullin is Executive Director of Economic Development for the City of Everett and was involved in the original concept of the venue, including focusing on the feasibility study and operational plan for the Arena.  McMullin is a former member of the Washington State Arts Commission, former Chair of the King County Arts Commission, and is a member of the King County Advisory Task Force for Cultural Facilities.  

    Bavasi is a partner in Bavasi Sports Partners LLP, a consulting group in the sports business, and is an active community member, attorney, and baseball club owner.  Bavasi and his wife, Margaret, were owners and operators of the Everett AquaSox, an affiliate of the Seattle Mariners and is the creator of the Horizon Air Summer Series, and owner of the Marysville Gold Sox of Marysville, CA.  He has served as Chair of the Board of Everett Community College, the Washington State Community Colleges, and the Washington State Tourism and Economic Development Board.

    Comcast Arena at Everett was developed and is owned by the Everett Public Facilities District.  The Everett Public Facilities District is a municipal corporation managed by this five-member Board of Directors.  Board members are appointed by the Mayor of Everett and elected to serve four-year terms.  

    Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages the Comcast Arena at Everett, as well as more than 115 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 23-million people attended more than 15,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies.
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