Virginia has much to offer competitors and spectators this year. Read the news release for additional highlights of what's new in sports in Virginia for 2016.
USA Hockey High School
National Championship March 17-21, 2016 - Ashburn/Reston, VA
Forty of the best high school hockey teams will compete for the 2016 USA Hockey
High School National Championships. The tournament will crown championship
teams in two divisions, with the competition being held at the Ashburn Ice
House and Skatequest ice rinks.
Rugged Maniacs at the Virginia Motorsports
Park, May 7, 2016 - Dinwiddie, VA
Come and test yourself on this 3-mile course with plenty of mud. Climb towers of shipping crates, rocket down
a massive water slide, crawl through underground tunnels and leap over fire
among many BIG obstacles. There are 25
epic obstacles, but when it’s over there is one rockin’ party! Even at the party you are still moving –
mechanical bulls, adult bounce houses and dancing the rest of the day away!
National Field Hockey Coaches Association Top
Recruit Spring Fling, May 13-15, 2016 - Midlothian,
A premier girl’s field hockey recruiting tournament and open to all girls
graduating high school in 2017, 2018 and 2019, the National Field Hockey
Coaches Association Top Recruit Spring Fling is anticipating 125 teams from
across the United States and 5,000 total attendee. The River City Sportsplex
features 12 sport turf fields, nine of which are lighted.
USA Ultimate Beach Championships, May 14-15, 2016 - Virginia Beach, VA
The USA Ultimate Beach Championships are held at the Resort Beach.
The fast pace game combining frisbee with soccer and football takes to the sand
providing a national level ultimate frisbee competition for players of any
caliber. With non-stop movement, athletic endurance and aerial passing, it
makes sense where it got the name.
Air Force Association Cycling
Classic, June 11-12, 2016 - Arlington,
The Air Force Association Cycling Classic is the region’s premier cycling
event, open to cycling enthusiasts of all abilities. Racing will feature the
nation’s top Pro men and women, which are part of the prestigious National
Criterium Calendar. Amateurs of all abilities can participate on Sunday
morning’s Air Force Association Cycling Classic Challenge Ride.
Marksman Competition, June-August 2016 - Manassas, VA
American Marksman is a unique new shooting competition at Elite Shooting Sports
that will pit amateur shooters of all ages against each other for the title of
The American Marksman.
USA BMX ‘Stars and Stripes’ National BMX Tournament, July 1-3, 2016 - Woodbridge, VA
A qualifying event for the 2016 Olympic Games, the 2016 USA BMX ‘Stars and
Stripes’ National Tournament is part of an annual 30 race National Championship
Series, which spans across the U.S. and Canada. The events lead up to the 2016
BMX Olympic Trials on the Supercross track at the Olympic Training Center and
ultimately ending with the August 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.
Premier Girls Fastpitch Elite
Futures Showcase, July 5-10, 2016 - Loudoun
The inaugural Premier Girls Fastpitch Elite Futures Showcase debuts in Loudoun
with an anticipated 175 teams featuring some of their top national talent in
front of college coaches from across the country. Premier Girls Fastpitch
provides a national platform where players can demonstrate their individual and
team-enhancing skills. The event will be played at Philip Bolen Memorial Park,
Potomac Lakes Sportsplex, Claude Moore Park and several other venues in
Great Meadow International & FEI Nations Cup, July 9-10, 2016 - The Plains, VA
The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) and United States Equestrian
Federation (USEF) have chosen the Land Rover Great Meadow International
presented by Adequan®, to host the first-ever FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing
competition to be held outside Europe. The event, the only U.S. leg of the
series, will be held at the picturesque Great Meadow and will also host the
Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team in its final preparation trial prior to next
summer's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
ASA/USA National Softball Championship, July 31, 2016 (Girls’ 12 and under), Sept. 2, 2016 (Men’s Slow
Pitch) - Salem, VA
The Amateur Softball Association (ASA), a volunteer driven, not-for-profit
organization has evolved into the strongest softball organization in the
country. A number of games will be held in Salem.
EVP Beach Volleyball World Championships, Aug. 12-13, 2016 - Hampton, VA
Paradise Ocean Club on Fort Monroe will host the largest beach volleyball tour
in the United States with over 18 events and 5,000 athletes competing each
US Figure Skating South
Atlantic Regional, Oct. 5-9. 2016 - Ashburn, VA
In partnership with the Washington Figure Skating Club, the Ashburn Ice House
will host the US Figure Skating South Atlantic Regional Championships. 10
states and the District of Columbia will be represented in the five-day event,
with the top four place winners in each event advancing to their respective
The Bon Secours Washington Redskins
Training Center sets a new standard in the
NFL for summer training camp facilities. The project provides state-of-the-art
facilities and two natural grass football fields designed especially for the
Redskins during the three-week training period. Bon Secours Health System
operate the building as a full-service sports medicine rehabilitation and men’s
health center throughout the year, in addition to offering men’s health,
fitness and education programs and healthy kids initiative. The fields
are available for youth programming, tournaments and other uses.
Sports World has installed two brand new state-of-the-art indoor fields which
can be used for soccer, lacrosse, field hockey and other sports. Its
business is largely from soccer teams, but the complex also caters to lacrosse
and baseball. Amenities include on-site Sports Cafe & Lounge with
kitchen, premium bathrooms including showers and changing facility and bleachers
for spectator viewing. In addition, they
opened up an XL Sports Tours travel office.
The new 5,108 sq. ft. Tennis
Operations Center at Huntington Park Tennis Center includes lockers, bathrooms, showers,
a pro shop, a conference room, and a multi-purpose room that will be used by
officials for tournaments. The area also features a 60-acre park with a public
beach and public boat ramp, a rose garden, ball fields, and Fort Fun, a 15,000
square foot playground overlooking the James River.
Collegiate School, an
independent, coeducational day school, recently finished an addition of a $2.6
million athletic complex featuring two side-by-side, competition-size
artificial turf fields with lights. This is the only turf facility in the
Hampton Roads region with two side-by-side fields with lights. The artificial
turf fields are pre-lined for soccer, field hockey, women’s lacrosse and men’s
lacrosse and there is spectator seating for approximately 500 fans.
Cregger Center at Roanoke College, a 155,000 square foot facility featuring a fieldhouse with a
200m indoor track and a gym with seating for 2500 basketball fans, will open in
August 2016 and is expected to host regional and possibly state high school
track meets as well as the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Indoor track meet
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