The speedway motorcycles are very lightweight, volatile machines that resemble mountain bikes with large, powerful engines burning on nitromethane fuel. What separates the bikes from other forms of racing is the NO BREAKS ALLOWED rule! All machines are equipped with razor sharp steel studded tires and are capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under three seconds.
Don’t miss the chance to support your local ATV riders who will have a chance to mix it with the pros and capture the reward from SuperTrapp Industries’ Dash 4 Cash! This $500 reward challenges any local quad racer who can compete against the XiiR Quad Roster and win the main event.
In two hours, fans will see up to twenty exciting races to determine event champions. Racers will earn valuable championship points toward the sport’s most prestigious title, the 2014 XiiR National Ice Racing Champion.
Tickets go on sale Friday, December 13.
Celtic Woman is a unique ensemble that showcases the talent and charisma of four gifted young Irish women, whose dazzling performances combine the sound and sensibility of Irish traditional music with contemporary pop standards and memorable original compositions. Recently named Billboard magazine's #1 World Music Artist, Celtic Woman presents a one-of-a-kind concert experience that also incorporates the talents of a group of world-class musicians, the Aontas Choir, bagpipers and championship Irish dancers.
Celtic Woman has won a particularly passionate audience in America, where their elaborately staged and visually stunning concert tours consistently draw sellout crowds. The group has performed twice at the White House and performed worldwide for nearly three million fans. Singing songs of love, loss, hope and inspiration, Celtic Woman celebrates Ireland's centuries-old musical and cultural traditions, while taking advantage of the limitless options of state-of-the-art stage production. The result is a breathtaking musical and theatrical experience to be enjoyed by multiple generations of concertgoers.
Tickets are on sale November 8.
Billed as the toughest racing on two wheels, EnduroCross in Everett is part of a thrilling seven event X-Games series that pits amateurs and experts versus each other and the various elements of extreme off road racing including rocks, boulders, logs, sand, mud, a water hole and giant tires, all in a Supercross-style setting,
“This was a tremendously successful day of qualifying and evening of racing at Comcast Arena,” said Gary Weikel, EPFD Board President. “Thousands of people were welcomed to downtown to enjoy exhilarating family entertainment in the Arena, with some locals even joining the race, and everyone enjoying Everett’s hospitality.”
Local Everett rider, 24-year old Allyson Johnson, was profiled in several live TV segments on KOMO 4 News on Friday morning. A CPA by day, Allyson offered a sneak peek into the thrills and spills of racing. EnduroCross continues to grow throughout the northwest and offers several amateur classes and women’s events.
Heavy pressure and lots of crashes are another EnduroCross tradition at Comcast Arena at Everett and Saturday was no exception. Cody Webb took a thrilling win to move into a tie for third in points in the series as it moves on to Boise and ends finally in Las Vegas on November 23. Mike Brown held off Colton Haaker for second place, and Taddy Blazusiak salvaged fourth place despite two crashes. Cory Graffunder took fifth place.
In addition to public events and meetings, the Conference Center is also home to many non-profit events annually, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for non-profits through social events. This month’s events included the Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County’s annual Hope within Luncheon, raising more than $32,000. Other notable events include the Senior Services of Snohomish County luncheon, Everett Gospel Mission breakfast, and the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony, where guests enjoyed a dinner banquet and viewed the Hall of Fame display at its home on the Arena concourse.
The Comcast Community Ice Rink has been growing figure skaters, hockey players and skaters of all disciplines for more than a decade and hosted 2,900 skaters during the previous month. Skaters and non-skaters are invited to Try Hockey for Free day on November 2 from 10:45 to 11:45 am.]]>
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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.]]>