SportsEvents Magazine

MAR 2018

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hio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands is a leading regional sports destination, conveniently located just a short drive from Cleveland and Detroit, which is especially loved by families who find themselves combining sports travel with a family vacation. Home to world-famous Cedar Point Amusement Park, consistently voted as the one of the best amusement parks in the world, the region also delights with a variety of indoor and outdoor water parks, recreational opportunities, islands and coastal communities to explore, amazing freshwater fishing, and more. So much is happening in Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands this year, with bold new attractions and community celebrations. You won't want to miss the fun! Check out a few of this year's coming attractions: Hyper-Hybrid – An entirely new classification of roller coaster will debut at the world-famous Cedar Point Amusement Park in 2018. Steel Vengeance – the tallest, fastest, and longest hybrid coaster in the world – not only combines a hybrid construction of smooth steel track set atop a wood support structure, but also reaches a height of over 200 feet! The wildest ride Cedar Point has ever built will include multiple airtime hills, twists and dives, overbanked turns and surprise maneuvers. Splashing Storm – Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, home to America's Largest Indoor Waterparks, has introduced an all-new waterslide experience at its Sandusky resort. The Storm Chaser Slideboarding Adventure integrates gaming, skill, speed, and competitive sports into an experience that will define the waterparks of the future. Storm Chaser features an interactive multi-level game built within a waterslide. Also coming to Kalahari Resorts & Conventions' outdoor waterpark this summer is Bugs Burrow. The community of Bugs Burrow features a myriad of lovable cartoon insects and critters that welcome Kalahari's smallest guests to splash, play and have fun. A Celebration 200 Years In The Making – In 2018 the City of Sandusky celebrates its Bicentennial with a once-in-a-lifetime year of commemoration and festivities. The entire year will be packed with events, history exhibits, community activities, and more. Pillar events include July's Festival of Sail and Street Fair, August's Founders' Day observation, and a Holiday Festival. What a View! – Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial will re-open its popular observation deck, after a year off for cleaning and restoration of the 300-foot column. The $1.8 million project was completed near the end of the 2017 season and the observation deck will once again be in full-service for 2018. You won't want to miss the best view on the Great Lakes! These first-class attractions combined with a stellar line-up of event venues, like Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center, make Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands an ideal place to play this year. Lake Erie Shores & Islands: America's Sports & Family Fun Capital® Visit to learn more and find out why we are America's Sports & Family Fun Capital!® Sponsored Content O Lake Erie Shores & Islands CVB Amanda Smith Rasnick, CMP Director of Group Sales (800) 255-3743 Valravn at Cedar Point

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