Members of the public attending are encouraged to park at 10th Street Boat launch, bus riders can expect bus service impacts in downtown area
The City of Everett is advising drivers that downtown streets and lanes will be temporarily closed Thursday throughout the day for Washington State Patrol Trooper Sean O’Connell’s memorial service, which is planned for 1 p.m. at Comcast Arena.
The City of Everett is encouraging members of the public who want to attend the service to park at the 10th Street Boat Launch, which is located at W. Marine View Drive and 10th Street on the city’s waterfront. Everett Transit will provide a free shuttle service from the 10th Street Boat Launch parking lot to Comcast Arena approximately every 15 minutes, between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Return shuttles to the 10th Street Boat Launch will start at 3 p.m. and continue to 5:30 p.m.
How to get to the 10th Street Boat Launch:
- For travelers driving north I-5, exit at Pacific Avenue in Everett and drive westbound to W. Marine View Drive. Turn right onto northbound W. Marine View Drive to 10th Street. Take a left into the 10th Street Boat Launch parking lot.
- For travelers driving south I-5, use State Route 529 (exit is just south of Marysville). Take SR 529 into Everett. Veer right onto W. Marine View Drive. Follow W. Marine View Drive to 10th Street. Take a right into the 10th Street Boat Launch parking lot.
Due to street closures and traffic conditions around Comcast Arena, Everett Transit and Community Transit regular bus and paratransit services in downtown Everett will be severely impacted. Paratransit customers are encouraged to limit their trips to and from downtown if possible, as pickup and drop off times may be delayed due to traffic conditions.
Bus service in north Everett, particularly on Wetmore, Hewitt, and Everett avenues will be affected significantly and many bus stops on these streets will be closed. Temporary bus stops on detour routes will be installed.
Route information, detours, and stop closures will be posted on the Everett Transit website at www.EverettTransit.org and Facebook page www.facebook.com/Everett.Transit, and details will be updated periodically. Everett Transit customers are strongly encouraged to verify their commute online or call 425-257-7777 for detailed information, and plan accordingly.
Offering a full-immersion experience, the group is introducing itself to the public in a splashy way during “Local Liquid Arts Weekend”, a three-day libation celebration, taking place May 31 through Sunday, June 2. The roster of events includes facility tours, an exclusive gourmet dinner with pairings from each beverage category, and the grand tasting festival on Saturday night in the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center.
“The Snohomish County Craft Beverage Guild is an innovative, county-wide organization designed to promote artisanal, craft beverage producers and other businesses that support our industry,” explained John Bell, owner of Willis Hall Wines and Chair of the guild’s new Board of Directors. Further information on the events and the Guild can be found at LocalLiquidArts.com.]]>
"We are pleased to renew our lease and continue to be a part of the fabric of the Everett community,” said Silvertips President Gary Gelinas. “We have a community that supports us both on and off the ice, a market where we have built a loyal hockey following and the best fans in the WHL. The Silvertips are committed to meeting the needs of our fans and Arena partners and to continue establishing the Silvertips as a top program in the WHL.”
“We are very excited about the years ahead and will do our very best to continue to make this community proud. We wish to thank the EPFD, Global Spectrum and Comcast Arena for their continued support and look forward to working as a partner over the term of this lease and beyond."
The Silvertips recently completed the 10th Anniversary season of WHL hockey in Everett, a season which culminated in our 10th consecutive WHL playoff appearance. Since the first home puck drop in franchise history at the then-Everett Events Center on October 4, 2003, the ‘Tips have played over 400 regular season and playoff home games in downtown Everett. The team has also hosted scores of preseason contests, tournaments and other team events at Comcast Arena and the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center.
"The Everett Public Facilities District is pleased to renew our partnership with the Everett Silvertips Hockey Club, to be able to continue to provide the ultimate game day experience for their fans," stated EPFD's Board President, Gary Weikel. "The Silvertips organization has done a tremendous job building a solid fan base and community support in the area over the past decade. We know their fans will be thrilled to continue enjoying first-rate hockey competition for years to come right here in Everett at Comcast Arena.”
Comcast Arena has presented one of the WHL’s toughest environments on the ice for visiting teams over the past ten years. Nearly 2.4 million fans have enjoyed Silvertips hockey in the building since 2003, good for an average attendance of 5,840 fans per game over the life of the franchise. That fan participation has contributed to the team’s performance, where the Silvertips have enjoyed a .600 all-time winning percentage on their home ice.
With their 10th Anniversary season concluded, the Silvertips are now preparing for their 11th year in the WHL in 2013-14. Visit their website throughout the offseason for updates on the head coaching search, the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft, WHL Entry Draft and more.
“Jeff has done a tremendous job for Global Spectrum in Trenton, increasing the profile of the venue, booking new events and generating positive revenue for our client,” said Global Spectrum Chief Operating Officer John Page. “His experience will be an asset to the Everett Public Facilities District in bringing in successful events to Comcast Arena at Everett.”
Under his leadership at the Sun National Bank Center, he expanded booking relationships within the facility and confirmed multiple first-time events for the facility. He managed a naming rights partnership with Sun National Bank and attracted the Southern Indoor Football League’s Trenton Steel team to the venue.
"We are pleased to welcome Jeff on board,” stated Gary Weikel, President of the Everett Public Facilities District. “We look forward to his leadership at the helm of the Comcast Arena at Everett, and his demonstrated enthusiasm and ability to attract new events. The Everett Public Facilities District Board of Directors conducted a thorough recruitment and interview process in the selection, and we are confident we have selected the individual best suited to fulfill the goals of the position.”
Prior to his move to Trenton, Schumacher served as General Manager for the Androscoggin Bank Colisée (Lewiston, ME), and Dodge Arena (Hidalgo, TX). He began working in the facility business in marketing and public relations with Wicomico Civic Center (Salisbury, MD), as a promoter with Feld Entertainment, marketing director for Firstar Center (Cincinnati, OH), and as director of soccer operations for Philadelphia Charge and KIXX.]]>
Beginning December 5, guests who donate a new or gently used coat or jacket will receive a $5 discount on General Admission tickets to the FIRE on ICE World Championship Ice Racing event taking place at Comcast Arena at Everett on December 15, 2012. General admission tickets will be $10 with a donation, while the Child’s ticket price will be just $3. Tickets increase $2 day of show.
Coats of all shapes and sizes will be accepted, with all donations benefiting the Salvation Army’s Everett chapter. Donations can be dropped off at the Comcast Arena box office through Saturday, December 15.
The FIRE on ICE World Championship ICE Racing series features North America’s top motorcycle and quad ice racers competing in two Professional Divisions. The thrilling racing excitement starts at 7 PM. Also planned is a death defying Quad jump through the Ring of Fire. This stunt has never been seen before this special World Championship race weekend.]]>
The lightning fast state-of-the-art Manufacturers World Cup Motorcycles and the wild and unpredictable ICE Unlimited Outlaw Quads (highly modified 4-wheel ATV’s). All of these high powered machines will be equipped with razor sharp steel studded tires allowing for them to achieve incredible speeds on ice but also adding an element of danger not present in dirt track racing. The First Lady of ICE Racing, Mandy “Wild Child” Brodil Cervantes, will defend her five World Championship titles, more than any other rider in either pro division.
Select Amateur Classes will also be competing giving local racers a chance to compete in the spotlight, on ice, in front of their hometown fans.
The event is presented locally by Lynnwood Motoplex, the new home of Lynnwood Kawasaki.]]>
For the first time ever, during the Globetrotters’ 2013 “You Write the Rules” World Tour, your family’s smiles will begin before you even get to the show. Fans will decide the rules for the game that could affect the final outcome. This could be anything from playing with two basketballs at once, to getting double the points for each basket made.
Go online with your kids to www.harlemglobetrotters.com to vote for which ground-breaking rule you want to see implemented in the game. Then, get your tickets, and see the winning rules in live action at the Globetrotters’ world championship game.
Before the game, take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your family where you get to actually spend time on the court with the Globetrotters one-on-one – shooting, trying out ball tricks, autographs and photos. The unique 30-minute pre-show, “Magic Pass,” will create memories of a lifetime.
This year's Globetrotters roster features stars such as Hi-Lite Bruton, Dizzy Grant, Ant Atkinson, and female star Mighty Mitchell. Rosters vary by market and are subject to change.
The North American leg of the 2013 “Your Write the Rules” World Tour will tip-off on December 26, 2012, and will run through April 2013. The team will play over 270 games in nearly 240 cities in 45 states and nine Canadian provinces.]]>
Look for the band to perform their critically acclaimed album OCEANIA--which entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 and earned the #1 spot on the Independent Albums Chart this past June--in full and for the second half of the show they’ll play classics and deep cuts from their body of work. The PUMPKINS will be backed by visuals prepared by Sean Evans, whose most recent project was assisting Roger Waters on the newest staging of “The Wall.” THE PUMPKINS will be using new technology in video-mapping to create something new and previously unseen.
OCEANIA (Martha’s Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution) was created by the band at Corgan’s private studio in Chicago as a true album experience for listeners to fully immerse themselves in. The powerful 13-song collection was produced by Corgan and Bjorn Thorsrud and mixed by David Bottrill. Marking THE SMASHING PUMPKINS’ 7th studio record and 7th Top Ten album, it is “an album within an album,” part of their 44-song work-in-progress TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE. Of OCEANIA, USA Today said Corgan’s “creative engines are roaring with an intensity and creative pluck unmatched since his mid-'90s classics” (6/19/12); the Los Angeles Times said it is “the best thing the Pumpkins have done since the ‘90s” (6/19/12); and the Chicago Tribune called it “Corgan’s best work since the ‘90s” (6/15/12).]]>
Also scheduled to appear: The Miz, Santino Marella, Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, Zack Ryder, the WWE Divas, and much more. This is one show you don’t want to miss!
*Lineup subject to change.]]>
WHEN: Thursday, August 9 and Friday, August 10
MEDIA ADVISORY: ADVANCE INTERVIEW AVAILABILITY
In Studio or On Location
WHAT: World Champion Professional Bull Rider Cord McCoy will be arriving in Seattle Thursday, August 9 in preparation for Lucas Oil Professional Bull Riders tour hitting Comcast Arena at Everett Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11. McCoy has a lifetime of experience and is approaching his next showcase at the future weekend’s bull riding competition. Meet the World Champion rider in person and get an insider’s perspective on a lifetime in Professional Bull Riding.
RIDER BIO: McCoy has been a Professional Bull Riders fan favorite for years and is no stranger to the media. The CBS hit “The Amazing Race,” selected him along with his brother Jet to compete on their show in 2010. The brothers finished fifth on “The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business.” Three years running, McCoy has hosted his annual invitational in Ada, Oklahoma, benefitting Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society giving back to his community and support local charities.
McCoy competed in Built Ford Tough World Finals in 2011, riding 3-of-6 bulls, and winning $33,000. He faced the top two contenders for World Champion Bull, riding top-ranked bull Bushwacker for 3.39 seconds in Round 3, and Asteroid for 1.7 seconds. He finished second in the Built Ford Tough Championship Round with 85.5 points on Commotion. He came back from that competition and won back-to-back Touring Pro Division events in 2011.
World Finals Qualifications: Four
Hometown: Tupelo, Oklahoma
Residence: Ada, Oklahoma
Born: August 19, 1980
Riding Hand: Left
BFTS Season: Seventh
High-Marked Ride: 92.25 points on Big Bucks at Worcester, Massachusetts
The fun begins as soon as the audience enters Ringling Bros. Presents BARNUM BASH with a rockin’ Pre-show party happening directly on the arena floor. Party-goers can learn fresh dance moves from Ringling Bros. clown DJ Dean, style in glitzy costumes, learn balancing and juggling skills, meet and take photos with circus stars, and even step behind the curtain for an exclusive backstage experience which includes an up-close look at the most exotic animal menagerie only at BARNUM BASH.
Ringling Bros. Presents BARNUM BASH has assembled the most amazing international acts including the Mighty Dmytrio, Motorcycle Mania, Epic Asian Elephants, Wheel of Steel, and Hand Balancers. All are tricked-out for the circus party and ready to perform wild feats of wonders and strength, to contemporary pop music and in 21st century Barnum style. Everyone who is anyone is invited to the party, except Anton, a loveable, goofy hipster clown, who just wants to be part of the fun. Ringling Bros. Presents BARNUM BASH is all the rage with outlandish thrills, hilarious high-jinks and majestic animals, but can Anton, with his non-stop laughable antics, persuade us all that there’s not just one right way to party!?!]]>
When:Wednesday, July 4, 2012 – 8:15 am- 4:45 pm
Where:Comcast Community Ice Rink
The Comcast Community Ice Rink will be participating in this year’s City of Everett’s Fourth of July 2012 parade celebrations and festivities. Global Spectrum staff will offer cool, reasonably priced, and family-friendly events to encourage community members to spend their Fourth of July downtown Everett.
The City of Everett’s “Colors of Freedom” parade will begin at 11:00 am and visitors are welcome at the Comcast Community Ice Rink before and after the parade for a 4th of July $4 ‘Fire & Ice’ skate. Take advantage of discounted public skating rates being offered all day from 8:15 am until 4:45 pm. A family of four can participate in public skating for only $16.
In addition to The Power Play Café’s already jam-packed menu, they will be offering a fixed barbeque menu for all community guests from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm to enjoy. Stop by for lunch on the patio and exceptional barbeque from Centerplate. The Power Play Café will feature top-notch hamburgers, mouthwatering brats, delicious hot dogs, and slow cooked barbeque fried baked beans.
For guests watching the City’s parade, be sure to keep an eye out for members from the Everett Figure Skating Club, Global Spectrum staff from the Comcast Community Ice Rink, and ‘Lincoln’ the Everett Silvertips mascot, who will be participating in the parade handing out Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey clown noses, skating passes, and much more.]]>