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Greater Lansing Area Wins Bid to Host 2015 National Solo Dance Series Finals

Monday, February 16, 2015   (0 Comments)
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For Immediate Release:       February 16, 2015

Contact:
Mike Price, CSEE, CTA
Executive Director
Greater Lansing Sports Authority
(517) 377-1406                                      

mprice@lansing.org

Greater Lansing Area Wins Bid to Host 2015 National Solo Dance Series Finals

LANSING, Mich.The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA), along with the governing body of U.S. Figure Skating, the Lansing Skating Club and Suburban Ice East Lansing are pleased to announce they have been awarded the 2015 National Solo Dance Series Finals, September 23-26, 2015.

This event, being held outside Colorado Springs, Colorado for the first time ever, will bring 235 ice dancers from across the nation to compete in Greater Lansing during this multi-day competition.

“This is a first-rate sports event for the region and for the governing body to select Greater Lansing to host is a huge win,” said Mike Price, Executive Director of the GLSA. “Our resume of past successful ice sports events combined with the strength of our regional ice sports partners was a key to getting this event which will have all kinds of positive impact on the community as a whole.”

The 2015 National Solo Dance Series Finals will include 235 participants, 100 coaches, 20 officials and hundreds more friends and family for an average four-night stay in the Greater Lansing area. During the stay, visitors will have time to get out and explore the community and its many restaurants, shops and attractions. It is estimated the event will fill nearly 1,000 hotel rooms during the stay and have a major impact on the regional economy.

Several Greater Lansing sports entities worked together to help secure this national event, including the Lansing Skating Club, Suburban Ice East Lansing and the Greater Lansing Sports Authority.

Visit www.lansingsports.org for additional event information. If you have specific questions about the event or the GLSA, contact Mike Price at 517-377-1406.

The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA) is a division of the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau.The GLSA’s mission is to be the leading voice of sports tourism in the Greater Lansing area and to promote economic growth by attracting a diverse range of sporting events to the region. The GLSA strives to enhance the quality of life for area residents through the development of local sports and fitness programs for all ages, and to support the continued development and maintenance of safe, high-quality athletic facilities.

 

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