National Cheer and Dance Championships Set for April in Erie

5 Nov, 2014

Champion Cheer Event Returns as a US Finals Qualifying Meet

The Erie Sports Commission is pleased to announce a cheer and dance national championship will be held at the Erie Insurance Arena in 2015. The Splash into Spring Lake Erie National Cheer and Dance Championships will be held on Sunday, April 12, 2015. Three full paid bids to the U.S. Finals will be awarded at the meet.

The event is the final competition in the “Battle of Lake Erie,” a series of six Cheer and Dance events in cities along Lake Erie. Champion Cheer Central, which will host the event, expects approximately 100 teams and more than 1500 athletes to participate in the meet.

Registration for the event is now open at

Registration for all-star cheer and dance teams is $55 per participant if registered by February 10, $60 before March 13, and $65 for registrations made after March 14, 2015. Registration for school and recreational cheer and dance teams is $50 if registered by February 10, $55 by March 13, and $60 per participant for registrations made after March 14, 2015.

Admission to the event is $12 for adults, $6 for children, and free for those 5 and under.

“With the help of the Erie Sports Commission, our 2014 event exceeded our expectations, bringing over 800 athletes to Erie,” said Heather Petz of Champion Cheer Central. “By making it a national event, our hope is to exceed expectations once again and provide these cheerleaders with both a fun and highly-competitive event.”

“Having a national meet in Erie is huge for our region,” said Ron Sertz, Executive Director of the Erie Sports Commission. “More than a thousand athletes will converge on Erie that weekend, and we can’t wait to show them all we have to offer.”

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The Erie Sports Commission is committed to promoting the Erie region as a prime destination for sports and recreation. The major goals of the ESC are to attract, create, support, and host sporting and recreational events that have a positive economic impact on the region, and assist in maximizing the potential of all regional sports facilities and venues. The ESC strives to enhance the image of Erie by showcasing the community, promote wellness through healthy lifestyles, and improve the quality of life for community members of all ages.


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