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  • Girl Scout Night
    2/24/2015

    For the first time, the XFINITY Arena and the Everett Silvertips are teaming up with the Girl Scouts of Western Washington to support the largest girl-led business in the world. Not only are the Silvertips kicking off the first day of the Girl Scout Cookie Sale, which runs through March 15, but game night attendees will be among the first in western Washington to celebrate the 40th birthday of the Samoas Cookie.

    Seattle’s hottest new County-Rock group, Jones & Fischer, will perform before the game and during both intermissions. Darin Jones (Seattle, WA) and Caleb Fischer (San Antonio, TX) are the two powerhouse front men. They combine Texas with Seattle, and this makes for a fiery new and dynamic sound that is all their own in country music.

    Girl Scouts will be selling cookies throughout the game and media are invited to interview a Girl Scout. When a Girl Scout sells you cookies, she's building a lifetime of skills and confidence. She learns goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics—aspects that are essential to leadership, success and life.


  • Sparta Combat League presents AVM WA
    2/11/2015

    Sparta Combat League takes the epic military rivalry national as they pit elite soldiers against one another for the first time here in Everett. The event will not only feature military rivalries, but will also incorporate professional super bouts. Sparta Combat League will feature up to 12 mixed martial arts fights. A portion of the proceeds will benefit wounded soldiers.

    The impressive card of fighters has been announced for the February 21 event.

    • Jared Torgeson (Moses Lake, WA) vs. Cory Devela (Tacoma, WA)
    • Rob Cann (Tacoma, WA) vs. Eduardo Torres (Yakima, WA)
    • Paul Hoffman (Auburn, WA) vs. Richard Foster (Yakima, WA)
    • Fernando Heredia (Portland, OR) vs. Chris Aparicio (Lake Stevens, WA)
    • Taki Uliulakepa (Tacoma, WA) vs. Adam Walkemeyer (Mineral, WA)
    • Manny Mesa (Auburn, WA) vs. Mason Roe (Kirkland, WA)
    • Alan Gutierrez (Burlington, WA) vs. Ryan Schecterson (North Bend, WA)
    • Josh Reyes (Moses Lake, WA) vs. Mike Brady (Everett, WA)
    • William Miller (Warden, WA) vs. Carl Gaul (Woodinville, WA)  

    *Fight card subject to change

     Based in Colorado, Sparta Combat League has been producing Mixed Martial Arts events since 2012. Through the organization’s events, they are able to not only create entertainment, but also raise donations and awareness for local families and communities in need.

  • Canned Food Drive at X-treme International Ice Racing
    1/9/2015

    Global Spectrum, management for the XFINITY Arena at Everett, today announced their partnership with Cocoon House at the January 24 presentation of X-treme International Ice Racing.  Fans are asked to bring canned food or non-perishable items in order to purchase a ticket at a $5 discount.

    Donated items will go to Cocoon House here in Everett. Established in 1991, Cocoon House has been Snohomish County’s only resource exclusively serving homeless and at-risk youth ages 12-24. Canned food and non-perishable donations will be collected at the XFINITY Arena Box Office now through the event. Cocoon House will be at the event with more information on their organization and to collect donations.

    “We are pleased to support the efforts of Cocoon House by creating this opportunity for our generous community to give back,” stated Rick Comeau, Global Spectrum’s General Manager for the XFINITY Arena at Everett. “Any time we get the chance to help out citizens in the surrounding area, we are glad to do it.”

    Cocoon House’s mission is to empower young people, families and the community to break the cycle of homelessness through outreach, housing and prevention. The organization is committed to helping youth build meaningful relationships and grow into unique, independent young adults. For more information, visit http://www.cocoonhouse.org.

    X-treme International Ice Racing features lightning quick Speedway Motorcycles and ATV racing on a thick, oval track of ice. Top professional riders from all over the world will be competing for national championship titles. The motorcycles are very lightweight, volatile machines that resemble mountain bikes with large, powerful engines burning on nitromethane fuel. What separates the bikes from other forms of racing is the no brakes allowed rule. All machines are equipped with razor sharp steel studded tires and are capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under three seconds. Tickets are priced at $10, $17, $22 and $32, all prices increase the day of the event. Select seats available, limit one $5 discount per donation. 


  • Free Vaccination Clinic and Public Skating for the Community
    12/30/2014

    Once again, the Everett Public Facilities District and Global Spectrum are putting flu season on ice at XFINITY Arena! Uninsured and low-income adults are invited to a vaccination clinic to receive free shots for flu, whooping cough and pneumonia. 

    The entire community is invited to skate for free on the Main Ice at XFINITY Arena, where the Everett Silvertips play. Vaccinations are not necessary to skate! Guests should enter the Arena through the XFINITY Community Ice Rink entrance on Broadway.   

    Washing hands, covering your coughs, and staying home when you are sick are effective ways to reduce spreading and getting diseases. The best way to prevent illness is vaccination. 

    Thanks to sponsorships from Walgreens, XFINITY Arena, Snohomish Health District, South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club, Medical Reserve Corps, and The Daily Herald, this clinic is free.

    Skating is free to the public. Vaccinations are for low-income and uninsured adults only and are available on a first come, first served basis. 

  • Global Spectrum Appoints New Director of Sales and Director of Operations
    12/19/2014

    Global Spectrum, management for the XFINITY Arena at Everett, has named Steven Liedlich to the Director of Sales role and Sean Young to the position of Director of Operations.

    Liedlich will directly oversee the corporate sponsorship and advertising sales for the Arena as well as suite sales and premium seating. Liedlich most recently served as Associate Director of Sales and Service for the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, where he was responsible for individual and subscriber ticket sales and customer service. A long-time Everett resident, Liedlich’s career in Everett began with the Everett Symphony Orchestra and he spent five years with the Village Theatre. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and received his MBA from the University of Colorado.

    As Director of Operations, Sean Young will direct the daily maintenance and operations of the XFINITY Arena, Community Ice Rink and Conference Center, including event setup and production. Prior to joining XFINITY Arena, Young was Operations Manager at the Rose Quarter in Portland, OR, supervising two venues including the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, home of the Silvertips WHL rival Portland Winterhawks, and the Moda Center where the Portland Trailblazers play. In nine years with the Rose Quarter, Young was responsible for overseeing the conversion of the facility countless times from hockey to concert to tradeshow and other events, sometimes within hours.

    “We are pleased to welcome Steven and Sean to our team,” said Global Spectrum’s Rick Comeau, General Manager of the XFINITY Arena at Everett. “Sean’s experience will play a key role in this multi-function facility. Everett has long had the reputation of making the ‘best ice in the WHL’ and we know Sean and his team will carry on this tradition. With Steven’s background in performing arts and his network throughout Snohomish County, we look forward to his positive impact on growing our business.”

     


  • R Kelly to Perform at XFINITY Arena
    12/16/2014

    Grammy Award-winning artist, R. Kelly, is a popular R&B singer-songwriter and record producer that makes music of epic proportions.  An impressive force in the world of R&B and pop music, Kelly got his first big break in 1990 when he released his first album and shot up the charts with the singles “Honey Love” and “Slow Dance (Hey Mr. DJ)”. He scored his first number one single in 1993, with “Bump N’ Grind” and earned three Grammy nominations with “I Believe I Can Fly” in 1996. In addition to creating his own music, Kelly has worked with artists such as Jay-Z, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Celine Dion, Gladys Knight, Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson. He remains a sought-after collaborator, working with Snoop Dogg, T.I., Usher and Ja Rule amongst others.

    It is his uncanny ability to compose classics and deliver electrifying live performances that define everything that is essential R. Kelly. It’s why he is the recipient of multiple Billboard, BMI and American Music Awards and has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. 

     


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