The Arnold SportsWorld Kids & Teens EXPO will be held March 4-5, 2017 in the Bricker Building at the Ohio Expo Center. Admission is included with the Daily EXPO Ticket.
Arnold SportsWorld serves as the activity core for youth sports competitions and family activities at the Ohio Expo Center. Located in the Bricker Building, the 2017 Arnold SportsWorld is a fun-filled, two-day festival of sports, talent and fitness designed for families with children of all ages. It will feature more than 20 sports areas with an action-packed schedule of challenging contests, games, hands-on demonstrations and drills, a fun zone with zorb balls, bounce houses, bull riding, face painting and virtual reality video games.
The Ohio Expo Center will also host a variety of youth and adult competitions in archery, baton twirling, cheerleading, lacrosse, gymnastics, table tennis, taekwondo, XPC Powerlifting and Power X. (The Daily EXPO Ticket includes admission to the Arnold SportsWorld Kids & Teen EXPO and all events at the Ohio Expo Center, plus most events at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.)
Arnold SportsWorld features 155,000 square feet of space dedicated to sports demonstrations and clinics. Demonstration areas will be hosted by organizations such as the Columbus Blue Jackets (hockey), Columbus Clippers (baseball), Columbus Crew (soccer), 2nd & Seven Foundation and Pro Football Hall of Fame (football), former Ohio State basketball star Scoonie Penn (basketball), Ohio Machine (lacrosse), Royal Arts Fencing Academy, Cyclone Gymnastics, Ohio State Chess Club, United States Tennis Association/Midwest Section (tennis) and Spartan Race, and YMCA of Central Ohio. ZipZone Canopy Tours and Hocking Hills Canopy Tours will offer “zip lines” at the Kids & Teens EXPO.
Arnold SportsWorld, in partnership with Sunny95 and Mix 107.9, will also feature the Arnold’s Quest For Talent Presented by Sunny 95 Talent Competion. Finals will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Arnold SportsWorld. Registration for auditions begin November 1. Go to www.sunny95.com/contests to enter. Awards include a $2,500 Rotary Scholarship, lunch with Arnold, iPad and more.
Arnold SportsWorld will also host the Miss Arnold Teen Fitness Pageant at noon on Sunday, March 5, 2017. For more information, go to www.arnoldpageant.com. Participants compete for a $10,000 prize package.