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ISU

Salt Lake and Calvary to Host Part of ISU Competition in 2020

February 12, 2020

The International Skating Union (ISU) has published its 2019-2020 calendar for speed skating and short track speed skating competitions. more >>


GatineauLoppet

International Winter Competition, Gatineau Loppet, Announces Details of Quebec Event

February 3, 2020

Gatineau Loppet will be held February 14- 16 in Quebec, with eight cross-country ski races, three snowshoe races and three fat bike races. more >>


CurlManitoba

CurlManitoba Hosting 2020 Viterra Championship

February 3, 2020

CurlManitoba is hosting the Viterra Championship, Februay 5-9 , 2020 at the Eric Coy Arena in Winnipeg, Manitoba. more >>


NCAA

Last Call: NCAA Championships Host Bid Deadline Approaching

January 31, 2020

Deadline is imminent for bids for NCAA's preliminary and final host sites for the 2022-23 through 2025-26 academic years. more >>


ECHL

ECHL Announces Jacksonville as Host of All-Star Classic

January 20, 2020

The ECHL announced that it has chosen Jacksonville, Florida, to host its 2021 All-Star Classic, in conjunction with its local franchise. more >>



Sports_PNW

Play PNW Sports: Snohomish County, Washington

January 21, 2020

Welcome to PNW Sports! In Snohomish County, Washington, dedication to your successful event is our badge of honor. Located in northwest Washington... more >>


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Burlington, Washington: Where the Grass is Greener

October 28, 2019

Burlington, Washington, situated between islands, mountains – and even Canada – is the greener side of the PNW, where tulips and daffodils bloom... more >>


Snohomish

Play PNW Sports: Snohomish County, Washington

January 23, 2019

Welcome to PNW Sports! Snohomish County, Washington, is where dedication to your successful event is our badge of honor. more >>


SnoCo

Open Up to Adventure: Snohomish County

January 19, 2018

Open yourself up to adventure in Snohomish County, Washington. It’s the perfect backdrop for any sports event, and it’s perfectly accessible as... more >>


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Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center

September 26, 2017

Located in beautiful sunny Redmond, Oregon, the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center is the perfect location for virtually any type of sports event.... more >>



SDM_2019

Sports Destination Management Announces the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

November 4, 2019

Sports Destination Management proudly introduces the 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. more >>


VBR

VBR Sports Releases New Promotional Video

July 22, 2019

Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge (Visit VBR) and VBR Sports unveiled a new video showing that sports tourism is alive and growing in the region. more >>


49_DegreeNorth

Washington Ski Area 49° North Mountain Resort Sold

May 20, 2019

CMR Lands LLC has announced the acquisition of 49° North Mountain Resort, a ski area located on Chewelah Mountain in Northeast Washington. more >>


SportManitoba

2018 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro Create Major Economic Impact in Thompson

March 18, 2019

Thompson, Manitoba played host to the 2018 Manitoba Games and Sport Manitoba has released the economic impact assessment report. more >>


SFIA

SFIA Announces 2018 Sports, Fitness and Leisure Activities Topline Participation Report

April 2, 2018

Every year, the SFIA releases the participation topline summary tracking activity participation study in the country. more >>


Destination Spotlights

TriCities Case study | December 17, 2019
Southeastern Washington State’s Dry Region Providing Year-Round Athletic Opportunities   

By: Michael Popke

There’s a dry desert region in the Pacific Northwest (yes, really). It has plenty of space for water sports, sports fields that stay green... More>>


blank Case study | September 4, 2019
‘City for Champions’ Project Taking Olympic City USA to New Levels   

By: Michael Popke

No other destination in the U.S. is as deserving of the nickname “Olympic City USA” as Colorado Springs, Colorado. Want proof? It is home of the... More>>


blank Case study | February 28, 2019
Orange County’s Great Park Continues Epic Evolution   

By: Michael Popke

In the early days of 2019, the new Great Park Ice facility opened in Irvine, California, with a series of public skates that provided a preview of... More>>


White Papers

SportManitoba Whitepaper | April 1, 2019
Economic Impact Assessment of the Manitoba Winter Games in Thompson: March 4-10, 2018   

The 2018 Manitoba Games in Thompson has released its economic impact assessment report with impact to Canada, Manitoba and Thompson. More>>


NFHS Whitepaper | January 1, 2019
National Federation of State High School Associations Sports Participation Survey   

For the 29th straight year, participation in sports at the high school level has increased. This paper has a breakdown of all sports. More>>


POW Whitepaper | July 1, 2018
The Economic Contributions of Winter Sports in a Changing Environment   

This analysis discusses what changes we can expect in the future of the winter sports industry under high and low emissions scenarios. More>>


RedTorch Whitepaper | May 1, 2018
#SportOnSocial2018   

This report ranks the social media performance of 35 international federations of the IOC from March 2017 to February 2018. More>>


Articles

Sochi Article | January 24, 2018
Russian Renaissance: Sochi Striving to Become a Successful Resort City Four Years After Winter Olympics

By: Michael Popke

Russia spent $50 billion to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, and nearly four years later, that investment might be paying off. Sochi, although...   More>>


Hacker Article | January 24, 2018
‘Hacking is the New Juicing:’ Even the Olympics Have Fallen Prey

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The biggest latest threat to the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang isn’t North Korea/South Korea tensions. It isn’t doping. It isn’t even...   More>>


VolcanoBomb Article | January 10, 2018
Snowed Under: The Toll of the ‘Bomb Cyclone’ on Sports Events

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Snowmageddon. Bombogenesis. Bomb Cyclone. Whatever handle or hashtag you choose to hang on it, the weather is brutally cold and the precipitation has...   More>>


SkiJumpTraining Article | January 10, 2018
Warmer Temperatures Impacting Winter Olympic Athletes' Choices of Training Sites

By: Michael Popke

Whatever your stance on climate change, there’s no denying that Olympic athletes have been chasing snow all over the map in order to train. Some...   More>>



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