The Arnold SportsWorld Kids & Teens EXPO will be held March 7-8, 2020 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 Arnold SportsWorld Kids & Teens EXPO 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.
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*Arnold's Strongest Teen
*Central Ohio Youth Ballet
*Celebrity Meet & Greet
*COSI Rat Basketball and Opening Cloud Burst
*Dart N Dodge
*Educational "STEM" Stage
*World Body Painting Models
*Arnold's Strongest Teen
*High School Weightlifting
2020 Arnold Sports World Kids & Teens EXPO Floor Plan
The Ohio Expo Center will also host a variety of youth and adult competitions including baton twirling, cheerleading and dance, futsal, gymnastics and martial arts. (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 area professional sports teams including: Hockey (Columbus Blue Jackets), Baseball (Columbus Clippers), Soccer (Columbus Eagles), Futsal (Columbus Futsal) Also featured are Archery, Baton Twirling, Disc Golf, Fencing, Foosball, Football, Footgolf, Gymnastics, Jump Rope, Martial Arts, Spartan Obstacle Course, Speed Cubing, Tennis, Weightlifting and Wrestling.
Arnold SportsWorld, in partnership with Sunny95 and Mix 107.9, will also feature the Arnold’s Quest For Talent Competition. Finals will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Arnold SportsWorld Kids & Teens EXPO. Awards include a $2,500 Rotary Scholarship, lunch with Arnold, iPad and more. Chris Kirkpatrick of NSYNC and local radio announcer is Andre Styles of Mix 107.9 will host the Talent Competion.
Celebrity Meet & Greets at the Arnold SportsWorld will feature military veterans and elite athletes Saturday, March 7 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Scheduled guest appearances include, for the first time, the entire 2020 induction class of the International Sports Hall of Fame. Inductees include: Kirstie Ennis – Former Marine and Paralympic Extreme Athlete, Forrest Griffin – Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Johnny Damon – 2X World Series Champion Outfielder, Lesley Visser –Highly Acclaimed Sportscaster and Sportswriter, Eddie George – Former NFL & OSU Running Back. Also, on hand will be, Randy Couture – Army Sgt./MMA Legend/Actor, Rocky Bleier – NFL Football Legend, 4 Super Bowls, Pittsburgh Steelers, Frank Shamrock – Former MMA Champion and Rich Graham – Navy Seal.
Highlighting the stage events at the Arnold SportsWorld on Sunday is the Arnold Miss Fitness Pageant. For the first time, teen and miss divisions will compete for the coveted crown and prizes Sunday, March 8, 2020 from12:15-2p.m.