Prairie Fire Spring Half Marathon
Prairie Fire Marathon
2017 Greater Wichita Sports Banquet featuring the Johnny Bench Award
Welcome to the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission
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Wichita Selected for 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Qualifying Season
WICHITA, Kan. (Nov. 3, 2016) — U.S. Figure Skating announced last week the selection of host cities for the 2018 regional and sectional championships and synchronized sectional championships. Wichita, Kansas, was selected for the 2018 Midwestern and Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships, which are slated for January 24-28, 2018, with all competitions being conducted at INTRUST Bank Arena and practices taking place at the Wichita Ice Center
The qualifying teams from the Midwestern/Pacific Coast sectional championships will take on the qualifying teams from the Eastern competition being held in Fort Meyers, Florida.
“After years of conversation with Wichita, U.S. Figure Skating is thrilled to bring the synchronized skating sectional championships to the community for the first time,” said U.S. Figure Skating Events Manager Mia Corsini. “We look forward to hosting our athletes, coaches, officials and fans in one of the Midwest’s preeminent cities. INTRUST Bank Arena is a premier, award-winning venue, and we are confident our entire athletes will have a great competitive experience there.”
Providing local support to host the competition is the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission, Visit Wichita and the Wichita Figure Skating Club.
“Wichita is very excited to welcome U.S. Figure Skating to the community in 2018,” said Bob Hanson, President & CEO of the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission. “In collaboration with Visit Wichita, INTRUST Bank Arena and the Wichita Figure Skating Club, the Sports Commission is thrilled to have these athletes compete in our city.”
The competition will attract more than 160 teams and 6,000 athletes, coaches and their families to Wichita and is estimated to generate more than $3.4 million in local economic impact. Those competing will range in age from 7 to 70.
2016 Prairie Fire Races
Congratulations to everyone that participated in the 2016 Prairie Fire Races! We also want to give a huge thank you to our sponsors and volunteers. Without them, the Prairie Fire Races would not be possible!
We would like to send a special congratulations to our race champions!
|Prairie Fire Marathon||Prairie Fire Half Marathon||Mayor's 5K|
|Robert Gititu||Hillary Too||Asher Fusco|
|Morristown, NJ||Morristown, NJ||Long Island City, NY|
|Svetlana Pretot||Tonya Nero||Cindy Blakeley-Camero|
|Morristown, NJ||Wichita, KS||Westwood, KS|
Sports Commission adds two to staff
The Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission announced that Josh Howell has been named the Director of Development, Events & Marketing and Carson McAfee is now the Volunteer and Event Coordinator.
Howell joins the Sports Commission after a three-year stint at INTRUST Bank Arena. He also has experience working in the athletic departments at the University of Arkansas, Wichita State University and the University of Arizona. He received his Masters of Education in Sports Management from Wichita State University.
McAfee began his duties as the volunteer and event coordinator on September 6th. He is a recent graduate of Wichita State University, earning his B.A. in Sports Management. The Wichita native is a graduate of Wichita Northwest High School.
Welcome to the team!
Welcome Home Nico!
Congratulations Olympian, Nico Hernandez, on your bronze medal!