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  • MercyMe Brings Lifer Tour to Everett on May 12
    2/7/2017

    MercyMe is an American contemporary Christian music band founded in Greenville, Texas. The band consists of vocalist Bart Millard, keyboardist James Bryson, percussionist Robby Shaffer, bassist Nathan Cochran and guitarists Michael Scheuchzer and Barry Graul. The band formed in 1994 and released six independent albums prior to signing with INO Records in 2001. The group first gained mainstream recognition with the crossover single, "I Can Only Imagine" which elevated their debut album, Almost There, to double platinum certification. Since then, the group has released six additional studio albums (four of which have been certified gold) and a greatest hits album, 10. The group has also had 13 consecutive top 5 singles on the Billboard Christian Songs chart, with 7 of them reaching No. 1. MercyMe has won 8 Dove Awards and has had many Grammy Award nominations.

    Hawk Nelson is a Canadian Christian rock band from Peterborough, Ontario. The band has become very popular in the Christian music scene and was voted "Favorite New Artist" by CCM Magazine in their February 2006 Reader's Choice Awards. In 2006 Hawk Nelson won a No. 1 spot on VH1's top 20 video countdown with "The One Thing I Have Left" music video. The band recently released their most current album Diamonds in 2015.

    Micah Tyler is from Buna, Texas and is now the latest pop artist to sign a national record deal and release his debut EP, Different. The lead single from that project, “Never Been a Moment”, is not only one of the biggest radio singles from a breakout act in 2016, it turned out to be more autobiographical in context than he even planned.

  • 2017 USA Curling Nationals Sweep into Everett
    11/10/2016

    The best men’s and women’s curling teams in the country will compete over eight days in Everett to determine who will be crowned the 2017 USA Curling National Champions.

    The 2017 USA Curling National Championships are hosted by the Granite Curling Club of Seattle, a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit, and a Seattle fixture since 1951. The Granite Curling Club is the home club of more US National Championship teams than any other curling club in the country, including the 2016 US Mixed National Champions and 2016 US Men’s National Champions. Curling is rapidly growing in the US, and the Pacific Northwest has a long history of producing championship teams.

    More information can be found at www.usacurlingnationals2017.com.

  • Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment - Coming To XFINITY Arena at Everett November 10 – 13
    8/4/2016

    Rev up for non-stop family fun with four of your favorite Disney stories when Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment comes to Everett! This action-packed ice spectacular showcases beloved characters from Disney•Pixar’s Cars, Toy Story 3, Disney’s The Little Mermaid plus the enchanting Academy Award®-winning Frozen. Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment is playing November 10–13 at XFINITY Arena at Everett.

    Thrill to high-speed stunts and high-octane fun, as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice. Dive into adventure with Ariel, from Disney’s The Little Mermaid, as she explores her undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz, Woody, Jessie and the Disney•Pixar Toy Story gang escape Sunnyside Daycare in a daring adventure to get back to Andy’s room. Plus, enter the wintery world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love comes from within.

    Get warmed up for the show right in your seats with exclusive dance moves taught by the mouse that started it all during Mickey’s Dance-Along Pre-Show Party, as the Disney On Ice skating athletes remind everyone that getting active can help you be your best!

    Thursday, November 10             7:00 PM
    Friday, November 11                 7:00 PM
    Saturday, November 12             11:30 AM, 3:30 & 7:00 PM
    Sunday, November 13               11:30 AM & 3:30 PM

    Tickets start at $27 and are on sale now at the XFINITY Arena at Everett Box Office, online or charge by phone at 866-332-8499. Group discounts are available by calling 425.322.2609 or 425.322.2629. Tickets are subject to agency convenience fees, except when purchased at the Box Office. Ages 2 and older must have a ticket. 


  • XFINITY Arena Hosts Over 60,000 Guests for 2016 Commencement Ceremonies
    6/30/2016

    Graduation symbolizes the end of an era and celebrates the hard work, dedication and persistence put forth by students over the years. This month, graduating seniors of nine local school districts as well as one community college gathered at XFINITY Arena with their family, friends and loved ones to commemorate their accomplishments while turning their tassels from left to right.

    “Each year, XFINITY Arena at Everett is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this special time for graduates and their families,” said Spectra Venue Management’s Rick Comeau, General Manager of XFINITY Arena. “This year, we were especially excited for graduates to see our new scoreboard in action during the commencement ceremonies.”

    Combined attendance for all 18 graduations was 63,200 guests. The list of schools that held their graduations at XFINITY Arena is as follows:

    • Kamiak High School
    • Mariner High School
    • Lake Stevens High School
    • Edmonds Community College
    • Monroe High School
    • Arlington High School
    • Snohomish High School
    • Glacier Peak High School
    • Bothell High School
    • Inglemoor High School
    • Woodinville High School
    • Marysville Getchell High School
    • Marysville Pilchuck High School
    • Jackson High School
    • Everett High School
    • Cascade High School
    • Shorecrest High School
    • Shorewood High School

    The Everett Public Facilities District and the staff of Spectra at XFINITY Arena are proud to be a part of this memorable time for graduates and their families and would like to congratulate the Class of 2016 on their achievements and wish them the best of luck with what the future may hold.

  • World Series of Fighting Brings MMA Fights to Everett
    5/3/2016

    In the world bantamweight championship main event of WSOF32, live on NBCSN at 7:30 PM at XFINITY Arena in Everett, Wash. on Saturday, July 30, Marlon Moraes (16-4-1) will defend his coveted title for the second time against Josh “Gentleman” Hill (14-1) while, in the co-main event and a second world championship rematch, Alexandre “Capitao” Almeida (18-5) will put his featherweight belt on the line against the fighter he took it from - Lance Palmer (10-2).

    In other action on the live NBCSN telecast, costumed crime fighter Phoenix Jones (6-1-1) aka Ben Fodor of Seattle, Wash. will look to settle his rivalry with adopted brother Caros “The Future” Fodor (10-5) of Seattle in a 162-pound catchweight affair.   

    Unbeaten featherweights Hakeem “Mean” Dawodu (5-0-1) and Marat Magomedov (7-0-1) will square off in a preliminary card. 

    “We are excited to make our debut in the great state of Washington with such a spectacular affair that will feature one of the most anticipated and well-deserved rematches of the year, as well as something that you rarely see in combat sports – a matchup between family members whose competitive rivalry is so intense that, after so many years, it has resulted in the two agreeing to settle their differences in the cage,” said World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo.

    Main Cards
    World Bantamweight Title Fight 

    Marlon Moraes vs Josh Hill

    World Featherweight Title Fight 
    Alexandre Almeida vs Lance Palmer
     
    Catchweight: Phoenix Jones vs Caros Fodor
    Middlewight: Phil Hawes vs Louis Taylor

    Prelims*
    Hakeem Dawodu vs Marat Magomedov
    Rex Harris vs Nicolai Salchow
    Andrews Nakahara vs Travis Doerge
    Alfonso Gonzales vs Thomas Hoeper
    Matt Kovacs vs Bill Widler
    Patrick Benson vs Brett Malone
    Matt Coble vs Colt Hausauer
    Justin Hugo vs Tycen Lynn
    Jon Marc Cortez vs Joe Elzea 

    *Bouts subject to change 

    For more information, visit WSOF.com

  • R. Kelly Announces New Date for Everett, WA
    4/19/2016

    R. Kelly’s “The Buffet Tour”, that was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 14, has now been moved to Sunday, October 30. The date is being moved due to scheduling conflicts and the new date will ensure that fans of R. Kelly will have every opportunity to see this new spectacular show as envisioned with the complete production and staging. The tour is set to be one of R. Kelly’s most entertaining of all time incorporating elements his fans have never seen live before!

    Those who have already purchased their tickets for the previously scheduled May 14 date of “The Buffet Tour” at the XFINITY Arena are automatically guaranteed the same seats for the new date on October 30. However, if fans are unable to attend the rescheduled concert date, refunds are available for those who already purchased tickets directly from point of purchase until May 27. For more information, call 1.866.332.8499.

    Lauded as an R&B legend, R. Kelly is one of the most successful artists of all time with over 40 million albums sold worldwide, three Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards, and eight Soul Train Awards. His chart-topping hits range from “Bump N’ Grind” and “Your Body’s Callin” to Grammy Award winning “I Believe I Can Fly” and everything in between. In addition to recent collaborations with Lady Gaga (“Do What U Want”), Justin Bieber (“PYD”), Phoenix (“Trying To Be Cool" remix) and Bruno Mars (“Gorilla” remix), R. Kelly has scored hit songs for Michael Jackson (“You Are Not Alone”), Celine Dion (“I’m Your Angel”), Maxwell (“Fortunate”) and countless others. With a music career spanning over 25 years, R. Kelly has proven time and time again he's the “King of R&B.” 

  • Rockstar Energy Drink Presents Taste of Chaos - July 9
    3/16/2016

    This summer marks the return to the road for the Taste of Chaos Tour, which features some of alternative rock's defining acts. The Early November and Saosin with Anthony Green will kick off an evening full of alt rock favorites, followed by Taking Back Sunday, who are currently beginning work on their seventh studio album. Dashboard Confessional closes the evening with the unmistakable sounds and charismatic stage presence of Chris Carrabba.

    Originally launched in 2005 by Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and John Reese (co-founder of Mayhem Festival, Oddball Festival), Rockstar Taste Of Chaos went on to hit 20 countries around the world over its five-year run, helping to launch the careers of bands like Thirty Seconds To Mars, Paramore, My Chemical Romance, Chiodos, Saosin, and more, while highlighting such fan favorites as The Used, Deftones, Avenged Sevenfold, Rise Against, Thrice, Story of The Year, and Taking Back Sunday.

    About the 2016 tour re-launch, Kevin Lyman says, “It has been awhile, but I had always hoped that the Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour had a chance to come back. That time is now, and I am excited that the artists thought it was time too.”

    John Reese adds, “After the very successful Taste of Chaos destination festival in San Bernardino, CA in October 2015, we felt that we wanted to bring a number of those amazing bands around the country.”

    Propelled by Chris Carrabba’s intimate and emotionally raw lyrics, sweeping acoustics, and his charismatic presence, Dashboard Confessional stands as one of the biggest alternative bands of the 2000s. Critically acclaimed and embraced by a legion of fans, Dashboard’s brand of alternative rock swept through a generation who embraced their albums and sold out arenas. “One is reminded of Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks, only stripped down to the bare essentials,” praised PopMatters about their debut, The Swiss Army Romance, setting the tone for the band’s massive impact on both their fans and the media alike, including SPIN, Alternative Press, and MTV, among many others.

    Their breakthrough second album, 2002’s The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most, included the trademark single “Screaming Infidelities,” yielding their first gold-certified album and peaking at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200. Later that same year, the single won the MTV2 Award at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards. Their third album, A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar, gave them their first Top Ten Modern Rock single, “Hands Down,” and reached #2 on the Top 200. To date, Dashboard Confessional has a platinum album with their live release MTV Unplugged, three RIAA certified gold-selling albums (Swiss Army RomanceThe Places You Have Come to Fear the MostA Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar), and has had numerous songs featured on TV (Cougar Town, One Tree HillScrubsAll My ChildrenLaguna BeachNCISCold CaseClone High) and in movies (Shrek 2Spider-Man 2, Made of HonorSydney White).

    Taking Back Sunday have also just embarked on the recording of their seventh studio album and follow up to their 2014 Top 10 Billboard-charting Hopeless Records release, Happiness Is. Working with experienced producer and frequent collaborator Mike Sapone and engineer Mike Pepe, the band feels right at home recording in Charlotte, NC.

    "During this process we've been discovering and surprising ourselves in realizing how good of a band we've become. Not to go full Kanye but none of us can believe, when we're listening back during tracking, that this is our band. It's incredible. The timing also worked perfectly, we'll basically be going straight from the studio to Taste of Chaos where we'll have the opportunity to let these new songs out of their cages," the band explains.

  • Simone Biles Confirmed for ’16 Pacific Rim Championships
    12/18/2015

    USA Gymnastics today announced three-time World all-around champion Simone Biles of Houston/World Champions Centre will lead Team USA at the 2016 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships at the XFINITY Arena at Everett, April 8-10.

    “2016 is going to be an important year for USA Gymnastics and all of our athletes,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics.  “The Pacific Rim Championships is an important event on our calendar and will be a true showcase for some of the world's best gymnasts.”

    The remaining U.S. athletes and the international field for the Pac Rim Championships will be announced in 2016.  
  • Disney On Ice Presents Frozen Shatters Attendance Records
    11/24/2015

    Spectra by Comcast Spectacor and the Everett Public Facilities District today announced that Disney On Ice presents Frozen – Presented By Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt set a new attendance record at the XFINITY Arena at Everett from Wednesday, November 18 through Sunday, November 22. With a capacity of just over 5,500 at the XFINITY Arena, the 10 performances of Disney On Ice presents Frozen drew a record-setting 40,000 plus in overall attendance. 

    Disney On Ice is produced by Feld Entertainment, a worldwide leader in live family entertainment, who also bring both Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and Disney Live shows to the XFINITY Arena. Feld Entertainment continues to make Everett an annual stop on every tour since the venue opened in 2003. The Disney On Ice presents Frozen engagement also set a new venue record for most performances during an engagement (10 shows) – with shows added to the schedule due to popular demand.

    “The magic of Disney this past week has invigorated Everett with more than 40,000 guests visiting XFINITY Arena, including more than 16,000 through the doors for the three performances on Saturday alone,” stated Spectra’s Rick Comeau, General Manager for XFINITY Arena. “The support the venue receives from our community continues to be outstanding. This year has been phenomenal in terms of attendance and fan engagement in downtown Everett.”

    Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is the provider of Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Ticketing & Fan Engagement to XFINITY Arena and more than 300 clients at more than 400 properties around the world. 

    “On behalf of the EPFD Board of Directors, I would like to congratulate Spectra and Feld Entertainment on this record-setting engagement,” said EPFD Board President, Gary Weikel. “Spectra continues to achieve new levels of operational excellence. Through their relationship with Feld Entertainment, combined with their outstanding marketing abilities, Spectra consistently enhances the customer experience and drives profitable growth here in Everett.”

    In addition to the guests visiting downtown Everett, Feld Entertainment’s tour travels with over 40 performers and 30 staff/crew that spent seven days shopping, eating and staying in the Everett community. 

    Disney On Ice presents Frozen – Presented by YoKids transports audiences to the winter wonderland of Arendelle to tell the heartwarming Academy Award winning tale that has captivated audiences around the world, told LIVE for the first time in this all-new touring production.  Royal sisters Anna and Elsa, hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff and Sven, all journey to discover that true love is the greatest power of all.  Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with special appearances by other beloved Disney Princesses and favorite characters, the show presents an unforgettable celebration of love and friendship.  
  • BritBeat
    11/17/2015

    BritBeat, 'A Multimedia Concert Journey Through Beatles Music History', tells the story of the Beatles from their early days at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, their dynamic debut on the Ed Sullivan Show, the attendance busting concert at Shea Stadium and onward to the psychedelic Sgt. Pepper era and finally the later years of Abbey Road and the White Album. The entire concert plays to the backdrop of immersive and captivating moving multimedia that intertwines with the moods and emotions of the Beatles’ iconic music catalog. 

    The two hour show progresses through Beatles music history from its beginnings, to its ultimate end in 1969. The constantly evolving show is designed to evoke the excitement and passion of the Beatles influence on the shapes and sounds of the 1960s. The show is a fun, thought provoking, energized and captivating journey of the Beatles evolution and impact on pop culture in the turbulent sixties.


  • New Food and Beverage Provider at XFINITY Arena
    10/1/2015

    The Everett Public Facilities District (EPFD) announced today that it is expanding Spectra by Comcast Spectacor’s scope of work at XFINITY Arena by adding Food Services & Hospitality. Spectra by Comcast Spectacor has been the provider of Venue Management and Ticketing & Fan Engagement for the EPFD at the XFINITY Arena since the venue opened in 2003. Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast, who are also naming rights partner for the XFINITY Arena and XFINITY Community Ice Rink. 

    “We are always seeking new ways to enhance the customer experience, and a big part of any event is concessions and catering,” stated EPFD Board President, Gary Weikel. “Providing fans in the Arena and clients in the Conference Center with an outstanding selection of quality culinary options, delivered with a high degree of customer satisfaction, is of utmost importance and we are excited to partner with Spectra on all aspects of the live event experience.”  

    “Fully integrating all three divisions of Spectra, for the Everett Public Facilities District, allows our team to deliver the ultimate customer experience,” stated Spectra’s Glen Brandeburg, President and COO, Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality. “Clients want a seamless end-to-end solution that drives revenue and growth that we provide with the specialized and efficient management for the EPFD. Clients and guests expect constant innovation throughout the entire experience, from purchasing tickets to the actual event, as well as food and beverage choices.” 

    “Spectra’s goal is to provide operational excellence for our clients while providing customers with friendly, personalized service,” said Spectra’s Tony Hendryx, Regional Vice President. “Providing exceptional quality products and guest services that complement the Arena, support the local area and increasing participation and satisfaction are at the heart of our operations. We look forward to delivering a fresh and exciting food and beverage program that entices guests and clients to return.” 

    Delivering fan-favorite food is a hallmark for Spectra, including leading the industry in providing only fresh prepared foods to sporting venues. Spectra will enhance Arena concessions with original concepts, creative menu items, and innovative food trends over the coming months. These enhancements include Burger Prime, custom gourmet burgers; Flights – Tastes of the NW, bringing the flight concept to food with three distinct flavor profiles defined by the NW; Everett Pizza Oven, custom made-to-order pizza; and Hops on Hewitt, offering favorite local craft beers.  The Arena Grill will operate as a four-star restaurant experience beginning with the Everett Silvertips season opener on Saturday, October 10. 

    With food quality and service, a critical factor in the success of meetings and banquets, a fresh signature catering menu for the Conference Center has been introduced by new Executive Chef, Jeff Nelson.  The menu features northwest-inspired culinary dishes, themed-buffets, create-your-own menu items, action stations, sustainable local vendors and Washington wines.  

    Spectra will work with local area volunteer organizations to raise funds in employment and business opportunities at concession stands. They are also now hiring premium services and kitchen staff. 
  • New LED Scoreboard Installed and Existing Boards Donated to Everett Public Schools
    9/28/2015

    Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, the providers of both Venue Management and Ticketing and Fan Engagement to the XFINITY Arena at Everett and the Everett Public Facilities District (EPFD), will unveil the largest enhancement in venue history, a new LED scoreboard, at the Everett Silvertips 2015-16 home opener on Saturday, October 10.   

    Designed to upgrade fan experiences, the center hung scoreboard display includes four main LED video displays measuring more than 14’ wide by 11’ high with angled visibility ensuring great visuals from any seat in the house. The variable content zoning technology allows for multiple images to be displayed on the screen at once, including statistics, graphics, in-game promotions, instant replays and live video. 

    “The addition of this new technology will redefine XFINITY Arena’s guest experience and engagement at Silvertips games and other sporting events,” said Spectra’s Rick Comeau, General Manager at XFINITY Arena. “This innovation will also drive bottom-line impact for the EPFD through increased event bookings from international events like Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, where high-end technology is necessary to professionally stage their events.”

    Two LED rings border the video displays, measuring 2.5’ high and 14’ in diameter, to display corporate sponsorship messages driving incremental revenue for the EPFD. Channel lettering above the top ring prominently displays the naming rights partner, XFINITY Arena. A secondary scoreboard has been installed at the east end of the Arena, measuring 19.5’ wide by more than 7’ high, displaying time, score, shots on goal, penalty time and other game statistics in real time. 

    “We appreciate the collaboration with the EPFD, Spectra, the City of Everett and the investment to enhance the overall game day atmosphere,” said Zoran Rajcic, Executive Vice President and Assistant General Manager for the Everett Silvertips. “The new scoreboard, coupled with the installation of LED lighting prior to last season, will make for an unforgettable experience every time a Tips fan attends a game.” 

    The existing scoreboard was dismantled in August and has been donated to Everett Public Schools for use in middle and high school gymnasiums. 

    The project was designed by The Rock Group, in partnership with OES and Lighthouse Technologies, global leaders in providing customized technology for stadiums, arenas and ballparks, including Safeco Field. 

    The Everett Silvertips face off for their first 2015-16 home game on Saturday, October 10 at 7:05 pm. Tickets are available now through the XFINITY Arena at Everett Box Office, charge by phone 866.332.8499, and online at xfinityarenaeverett.com. USA Gymnastics is expected to announce the Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships (April 8-10, 2016) ticket on sale date within the coming weeks.  
  • Shinedown and Breaking Benjamin in Everett October 26
    8/10/2015

    Known worldwide for their unparalleled streak of hits, Shinedown is without question one of the most successful rock bands of the 21st century. The multiplatinum group’s forthcoming fifth studio album Threat to Survival arrives September 18 and features the chart-topping, lead single “Cut The Cord,” which stands tall at #1 on the Active Rock radio chart for its third consecutive week.  The band’s unmatched ascendancy over multi-format rock radio commenced with their 2003 debut Leave a Whisper and the 2005 follow-up, Us and Them. Together, both albums yielded seven consecutive top 5 radio hits, including the #1 blockbuster, “Save Me.”  Released in 2008, The Sound of Madness proved to be Shinedown’s mainstream breakthrough, debuting at #8 on the Billboard 200 before spending 120 consecutive weeks on the chart. The album made rock history, with each of its six singles reaching #1 on the airplay rankings, including the double-platinum certified crossover smash, “Second Chance,” which also went to #1 on the Hot AC chart and top 3 at Top 40.  Amaryllis followed in 2012 and immediately entered Billboard’s Rock Albums chart at #1 while also coming in at #4 on the overall Billboard 200  - the multi-platinum group's biggest chart debut thus far. The album spawned a trio of massive hits in “Bully,” “Unity,” and “Enemies,” all of which reached #1 at Active Rock radio, bringing Shinedown’s tally of consecutive chart-toppers at the format to an amazing nine and counting. In addition, two additional singles from Amaryllis – “I’ll Follow You” and “Adrenaline” – both reached the top five at Rock radio, furthering Shinedown’s extraordinary streak of top-charting singles.  Hailed by fans as an explosive and exciting live act, Shinedown have toured hard throughout their career, including countless headline treks and high profile festival appearances. In 2009, Shinedown received an American Music Award nomination for “Best Alternative Rock Band.” 

    Over the past decade, Breaking Benjamin has amassed a sizeable and diehard fan base, both through their chart-topping music, as well as their electrifying live performances. Their discography includes 2002’s Saturate, 2004’s We Are Not Alone, 2006’s Phobia, and 2009’s Dear AgonyWe Are Not Alone spawned a pair of No. 1 radio hits (“So Cold” and “Sooner Or Later”) and sold 2.3 million units. Phobia debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top 200, hit No. 1 on the Rock Album Chart and was one of the top 50 selling rock albums of 2006. It featured one No. 1 and two Top 5 rock radio hits (“Breath,” “Diary of Jane” and “Until The End”) and sold 2.8 million units. 2009’s Dear Agony debuted #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart on one of the busiest release days of the year and #1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart.  Dear Agony also spun off the platinum selling and #1 song Active Rock single “I Will Not Bow” where it stayed #1 for five weeks straight while the album itself was certified Gold, selling over 500K copies.  Known for their incendiary live performances, Breaking Benjamin returned to the road earlier this year with a sold out club tour, U.S. headline dates and performances at this year’s biggest rock festivals including Rock on the Range, Carolina Rebellion and Rocklahoma!


  • Mannheim Steamroller - Christmas Performance On Sale Friday
    7/20/2015

    America’s favorite holiday tradition for over three decades is making its way to XFINITY Arena to kick off the Christmas season in style. Mannheim Steamroller Christmas is a show that features the beloved holiday hits of Mannheim Steamroller as well as astounding multimedia effects all performed under one roof. The distinctive sound of Mannheim Steamroller is sure to bring the holiday season to life with magical effects and songs the whole family can enjoy.  

    This year marks the 31st anniversary of “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas”, an album that revolutionized the music industry and changed the pace for holiday music everywhere. Chip Davis, the mastermind behind all of the success, is the number one selling Christmas music artist of all time, beating out none other than Elvis Presley.

    Now with a total of 13 holiday albums, the group continues to rule Billboard’s “Top Seasonal Chart” each year and performs to sold out crowds throughout the country. The group has also performed many times at the traditional Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. The group has sold over 40 million albums, 27 million of which were holiday albums, making them one of the 50 bestselling artists over the past twenty years.

    The group is also featured on its own PBS program, “Mannheim Steamroller 30/40” which celebrates 30 years of holiday music as well as features interviews, behind-the scenes footage and live concerts as pieces of the broadcast. Aside from that, Mannheim has also been featured in a variety of well-known media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Business Week and Nightline News.
  • Wheelmobile "Wheel of Fortune" Contestant Search
    7/7/2015

    Wheel of Fortune’s Wheelmobile, the show’s promotional vehicle, will be in the Pacific Northwest in search of good game players who are energetic, enthusiastic and fun. Viewers interested in being a contestant on an upcoming episode are invited to attend. Fans will have the opportunity to fill out an application, have his or her name drawn at random to play a simulated version of the game onstage, win unique prizes and be evaluated as a potential contestant for the broadcast version of the show.

    Wheel of Fortune’s Wheelmobile, the show’s promotional vehicle, will be in the Pacific Northwest in search of good game players who are energetic, enthusiastic and fun. Viewers interested in being a contestant on an upcoming episode are invited to attend. Fans will have the opportunity to fill out an application, have his or her name drawn at random to play a simulated version of the game onstage, win unique prizes and be evaluated as a potential contestant for the broadcast version of the show.  Visit this page for more information.
  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built to Amaze!
    6/17/2015

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!, an extraordinarily engineered circus experience custom-built for family fun where Children Of All Ages®  find out what it takes to construct The Greatest Show On Earth®. The visionary blueprints have been assembled with a contemporary toolbox of unparalleled imagination that will be unleashed from shipping crates right before the audience’s eyes for the all-new circus spectacular Built To Amaze! at the XFINITY Arena at Everett October 1 – 4.

    Ringmaster Andre McClain takes the Ringling Bros.® reins accompanied by his horse Comanche, as the skilled circus supervisor (alongside award-winning comedic clown Davis Vassallo) to construct a fantastic design of high-energy and wondrous performances sure to amaze and thrill audiences.  Featuring more than 40 of the world’s best artists and athletes representing 13 countries along with numerous exotic and domestic animals assembled together, Built To Amaze! is highlighted by several unique acts this year including:

    • The popular King Charles Troupe hailing from New York City brings one-wheeled b-ball excitement to the ring with a spirited and comedic basketball competition featuring ten whirling unicyclists.
    • Crossbow Casanova presents an insanely accurate crossbow act shooting arrows through a thin piece of paper and the stem of a flower held in the mouth of his lovely assistant Ashley Vargas plus ending the act shooting off eight crossbows at once shooting the last arrow at an apple on top of his head.
    • Supersonic Skyscrapers aerial casting act will stun audiences as they toss and flip through the air only by the catch and release of each other’s hands while standing on a stilt-like platform.
    • Single Trapeze act featuring a solo female aerialist named Electra performing remarkable high-flying release moves.

    Be sure to come out one hour early to each performance to meet the performers and animals on the show floor, try on costumes, learn circus skills and more at the interactive All Access Pre-Show, FREE admission to all ticket holders.

    New this year, ticketholders can purchase an upgrade and go backstage with a VIP Behind the Scenes Tour of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. To take advantage of this exclusive interactive experience, just log on to ringlingbros.expapp.com from your iPhone or Android smartphone, and provide your name, e-mail and phone number to become a VIP circus insider.


  • XFINITY Arena Hosts Nearly 60,000 Guests at Record Number of Graduations
    6/17/2015

    As the school year comes to a close, high school and college seniors everywhere have already walked across the stage, turning their tassel from left to right, symbolizing the end of an era; otherwise known as graduation. Earlier this month, XFINITY Arena at Everett hosted the graduations for eight local school districts as well as two community colleges in a celebration of dedication, hard work and persistence put forth by the students. In all, 59,959 guests attended the graduations throughout the eighteen total ceremonies. The list of schools that held graduations at XFINITY Arena were as follows:                       

    • Western Governors University  
    • Mariner High School
    • Kamiak High School
    • Monroe High School
    • Snohomish High School
    • Glacier Peak High School
    • Lake Stevens High School
    • Marysville Pilchuk High School
    • Marysville Getchell High School
    • Edmonds Community College
    • Cascade High School
    • Jackson High School
    • Everett High School
    • Shorewood High School
    • Shorecrest High School
    • Woodinville High School
    • Bothell High School
    • Inglemoor High School

    This was the twelfth consecutive year the Arena has held graduations for schools in the area, this year hosting a record of 18. The celebrations brought patrons from across the state to watch their family and friends receive their diplomas. 

    The staff of Spectra at XFINITY Arena and the Everett Public Facilities District would like to congratulate the Class of 2015 on their accomplishments and wish them the best of luck with what the future may hold! 


  • Management Services for XFINITY Arena Become Spectra Today
    6/2/2015

    Comcast Spectacor, a leader in the sports and entertainment industry, is raising the bar on live event experiences by announcing today that its three divisions - Global Spectrum, Ovations Food Services and Paciolan - now operate as Spectra, a singular, new brand.  Clients and customers look for seamless experiences whether at a trade show, concert or sporting event.  By serving clients as one business, Spectra can optimize full-service operations for the good of clients, customers and fans.  Spectra is committed to innovating the live experience in ways that drive revenue and growth for venue owners, teams, event presenters, advertisers and sponsors.

    Beginning today, Comcast Spectacor will consist of three primary businesses: the Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center and the new Spectra.  In turn Spectra will consist of three divisions: Venue Management (formerly Global Spectrum), Food Services & Hospitality (formerly Ovations Food Services) and Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formerly Paciolan).

    Spectra in Washington

    Spectra is a major provider of sports and entertainment hospitality services in Washington. One or more of the divisions is at work supporting 15 Washington venues and events, including:

    • Green River Community College (Food Services & Hospitality)
    • Eastern Washington University (Ticketing & Fan Engagement)
    • Washington State University (Ticketing & Fan Engagement)
    • Clark County Fairgrounds (Food Services & Hospitality)
    • Amphitheatre Northwest (Food Services & Hospitality)
    • Gonzaga University (Ticketing & Fan Engagement)
    • INB Performing Arts Center (Ticketing & Fan Engagement)
    • Spokane Symphony (Ticketing & Fan Engagement)
    • Everett Silvertips (Ticketing & Fan Engagement)
    • Spokane Chiefs (Ticketing & Fan Engagement)
    • Spokane Arena (Ticketing & Fan Engagement)
    • Spokane Convention Center (Ticketing & Fan Engagement)
    • Spokane County Fair & Expo Center (Ticketing & Fan Engagement)
    • State Fair Park (Ticketing & Fan Engagement)
    • XFINITY Arena at Everett (Venue Management, Ticketing & Fan Engagement) 

    These locations and events are some of Spectra’s 300-plus clients at more than 400 global properties that host millions of visitors annually.

    “Spectra is all about creating unforgettable moments for fans,” said Dave Scott, President of Comcast Spectacor. “We can do that best with all services under one umbrella to provide end-to-end solutions for venues, redefining fan experiences everywhere.” 

    The Spectra Advantage

    This proactive approach to modernizing the entire ecosystem of details involved in live event management has driven the growth in bundled relationships with clients like the XFINITY Arena at Everett which is operated by Spectra Venue Management and supplied by Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement.

    “The successes that clients like these are experiencing with multiple services at one location is what inspired us to move from a house of brands to a branded house as Spectra. It gives clients a more integrated, streamlined and powerful resource to host extraordinary events,” Scott added.

    About Spectra

    Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is the expert in hosting and entertainment, partnering with over 300 clients at 400 global properties to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s expertise is embodied within three main divisions: Venue Management (formerly Global Spectrum), Food Services & Hospitality (formerly Ovations Food Services), and Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formerly Paciolan). Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.

    Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a Fortune 50 media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., Comcast Spectacor also owns and operates the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers and the Wells Fargo Center venue. Visit us at ComcastSpectacor.com, PhiladelphiaFlyers.com and WellsFargoCenterPhilly.com for more information.


  • Five Finger Death Punch & Papa Roach
    5/19/2015

    With 10 #1 singles and over 25 Top 10 singles between them, millions of video streams and fans all over the globe Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach have been dominating the airwaves throughout their careers. The two bands – who have also been heralded by fans and press alike as having killer live shows - have come together for the first time to co-headline North America arenas this fall, fueled by Monster Energy and produced by Frank Productions/NS2.

    Promoter Larry Frank, CEO of Frank Productions/NS2 notes: “Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach are the two most dynamic live rock bands touring today. We can’t wait to blow away fans across the U.S. with a show this huge.”
    In an innovative move, Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach actively involved the fans by giving them the opportunity to request the tour come to their city via a “demand campaign,” where an overwhelming 1.5 million people responded to the call to action and made their voices heard.

    Says Zoltan Bathory (guitar) of Five Finger Death Punch: “This tour is shaping up to be the perfect storm. We are really good friends with Papa Roach so for years we've been talking about touring together and it’s finally coming together in a big way. Both 5fdp and Papa Roach are bands of the people - our fans are who propelled us to success. So what better way than to give the fans ownership in the tour?”

    "We are super excited to be sharing the stage on this co-headliner with FFDP,” says vocalist of Papa Roach, Jacoby Shaddix. “This will give Papa Roach the chance to put on the best, most epic live show to date. Our fans are going to be so stoked for these shows coming up. We seriously can't wait to get out on the road for this tour."

    Special guests will be In This Moment with support from debut artist From Ashes to New. Fans will get to see four of rock’s most exciting, relevant bands under one roof on one night for around $40 – a nice price for a package sure to excite fans who voted to bring the tour to their town.
  • Arena Lacrosse Set to Take Center Stage
    5/11/2015

    The Arena Lacrosse League (ALL) will invade Washington when the Everett All-Stars entertain the Arena League All-Stars on Saturday, July 25 as part of the ALL Showcase Tour, a weeklong event being held at XFINITY Arena. The ALL is preparing for its 2016 inaugural season and the Tour will provide the league the opportunity to launch its brand to fans and ownership groups throughout what will be an 11 city, seven week tour coast-to-coast with the vision to grow indoor lacrosse across the country.

    Players will begin play in Everett on Monday, July 20 for an intense five day camp that includes a combine, draft, practices, video sessions, media training, game preparations, as well as public appearances to promote the Saturday night game.  Also part of the weeklong event is a Youth Camp and Tournament, where young players will have a chance to learn and play Arena lacrosse which is a modified indoor game where safety, skills and fun is the motto. Players can register on the ALL website.

    “Fans will see a brand of lacrosse that promotes transition and allows players to display individual skills in a team game. Exciting end to end action with lots of scoring opportunities will complement an entertaining night out for fans of all ages,” ALL spokesperson, Lance Winn.

    About the Arena Lacrosse League: The ALL will operate between late May and the first week of September. The youth camp and tournament is open to four age groups U11/U13/U15/U18, each age group will be limited to four teams of 10 players and one goalie to ensure players get ample development and playing time.


  • Global Spectrum Names New Director of Events
    4/22/2015

    Global Spectrum, management for the XFINITY Arena at Everett, has named Ben Rowe to the Director of Events position. 

    Rowe’s duties as the Director of Events include managing the activities and operations for events throughout the facilities including coordinating event budgets, overseeing crowd management, production setup, and contracted vendors, while providing recommendations to clients to seamlessly execute events. 

    A life-long east coast resident, Ben Rowe was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and received his Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science with an option in Sport Management. He began his professional experience with the New Jersey PGA overseeing their events throughout New Jersey. He joined Global Spectrum as an Event Manager at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, where his duties included managing the events for all Philadelphia Flyers (NHL), Philadelphia Soul (AFL), and Villanova Basketball games (NCAA). He also managed major concerts, family and thrill shows at the Wells Fargo Center. 

    “Ben’s knowledge and professional experience will play an essential role in the continued success of our team,” said Global Spectrum’s Rick Comeau, General Manager of the XFINITY Arena at Everett. “XFINITY Arena has long had the reputation of hosting great events and we know that Ben, along with the rest of our team, will continue to carry on that good standing.” 
  • Meet Mata Amritanandamayi, AMMA, one of the world’s most accessible humanitarian and spiritual leaders.
    4/16/2015

    AMMA, known as India’s Hugging Saint, is revered throughout the world for transforming the lives of millions of people one embrace at a time. In the past 40 years, AMMA has physically hugged and comforted over 34 million people. For the first time ever in Snohomish County, AMMA will offer five free public programs at XFINITY Arena from May 30 through June 1. 

    In addition to daily sessions, DEVI BHAVA on June 1 is a special program devoted to World Peace. AMMA will receive guests who have tokens for an embrace, which lasts all night into the next morning. Many stay the entire time to be in the uplifting atmosphere and to enjoy the devotional singing. Guests are advised to arrive by 5:45 pm to receive a token to meet AMMA. Tokens are free and given on a first come, first serve basis. 

    See event page for further information.
  • Hot 103.7 Seattle Announced HOT House Party 2 for First Time at XFINITY Arena
    4/15/2015

    The New HOT 103.7 (KHTP) proudly announces the return of the HOT House Party featuring throwback artists Bel Biv DeVoe, Coolio, Lisa Lisa, Next, Young MC and Rob Base. The June 18th event is the first HOT House Party at XFINITY Arena. 

    Program Director Mike Preston said, “What better way to kick off the summer than the hottest party of the year!” 

    For more information about the HOT House Party concert, visit www.hot1037houseparty.com. Lineup is subject to change without notice.

    Tickets go on sale Friday, April 17 at 10 am.
  • EPFD Announces New Board Members
    3/25/2015

    The Everett Public Facilities District, owners of XFINITY Arena at Everett, announced the appointment of two new Board Members, Secretary Mike Dutton and Board Member Ryan Crowther. They join the long-standing current EPFD Board comprised of President Gary Weikel, Treasurer Thomas Gaffney, and Vice President Lanie McMullin.

    Mike Dutton received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Washington and is currently a financial advisor with D.A. Davidson & Co with 31 years of advising experience. He also brings his diverse experience with positions on other boards including Everett Community College Foundation, Everett Golf and Country Club, Healing the Children, Snohomish County Red Cross, Imagine Children’s Museum, Snohomish County Sports Commission and Dawson Place. 

    Board Member Ryan Crowther graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and PR in 2008. He then began work with the Economic Development Council of Snohomish County and later became Marketing Manager of Economic Alliance Snohomish County. He created Puget PR and Public Affairs in 2012, where he works with an array of regional public and private clients. 

    Crowther’s biggest influence can be seen with the establishment of the Everett Music Initiative, a movement aimed at making Everett a destination for musicians local and abroad. Since its inception, Everett Music Initiative has successfully executed over 75 musical events, welcoming over 20,000 music-goers and $1.5 million in spending to the local economy. In 2014, the inaugural Fisherman's Village Music Festival was created, bringing fans from as far as Kentucky and Canada to downtown Everett.

    XFINITY Arena at Everett was developed and is owned by the Everett Public Facilities District, and is managed by Global Spectrum. The EPFD is a municipal corporation headed by a five member Board of Directors. Board members are appointed by the Mayor of Everett and confirmed by Everett City Council to serve four year terms.
  • Pacific Rim Gymnastics Return in 2016
    3/17/2015

    XFINITY Arena will again play host to more than 300 of the world's best gymnasts when they compete in the 2016 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships at the XFINITY Arena at Everett, April 8-10, 2016. In 2012, Everett hosted the three-day international event that features the top gymnasts from the Pac Rim countries. 

    “The 2012 Pac Rim Championships in Everett was one of the most successful ever held,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics.  “The way the local community, civic leaders, facilities and the gymnastics family worked together to stage a great event put Everett at the top of our potential site list when we were awarded the event for 2016.  We are looking forward to a repeat performance next year.”

    The three-day event is expected to feature athletes from more than 14 countries, including Canada, China, Japan, Russia and the United States, competing in men's and women's gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and trampoline.

    The 2012 Pac Rim medalists included several Olympic medalists:  Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Buckeye Gymnastics, Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max, and Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich./Geddert’s Twistars, 2012 gold medalists in women’s gymnastics; and Rosannagh Maclennan, 2012 gold, and Karen Cockburn, 2008 silver, both of Canada, in trampoline. Olympians who medaled at the Pac Rim Championships in 2012 include:  Jake Dalton of Reno, Nev./Team Hilton HHonors (University of Oklahoma), Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./Team Hilton HHonors (University of Michigan), men’s gymnastics; Julie Zetlin of the USA and Janine Murray of Australia, rhythmic gymnastics; and Steven Gluckstein and Savannah Vinsant of the USA, Jason Burnett of Canada, Blake Gaudry of Australia, and Victoria Voronina of Russia, trampoline.

    In addition to the Pacific Rim Championships, the Seattle area has held three other major gymnastics events:  the gymnastics competition at the 1990 Goodwill Games was staged in Tacoma, and Seattle was the site for the 1995 American Cup and 1973 women's national championships.

    Tickets will go on sale later this year. The tentative schedule is: April 8 – men’s and rhythmic gymnastics; April 9 – women’s and rhythmic gymnastics; and April 10 – men’s and women’s gymnastics, and trampoline.  For more information, go to usagym.org/events.
    Held every two years, the Pacific Rim Championships traditionally feature gymnasts from Australia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Singapore and the United States. NBC Sports will televise action from the Pacific Rim Championships. Past sites are: 2014, Richmond, B.C., Canada; 2012, Everett, Wash.; 2010, Melbourne, Australia; and 2008, San Jose, Calif.
  • Professional Roughstock Series
    3/13/2015

    The Professional Roughstock Series features the world’s best cowboy athletes alongside handpicked, world-class stock. This family friendly event will leave fans in awe as cowboys compete for eight breathtaking seconds at a time.

    The series showcases three of the most exciting and dangerous rodeo disciplines: Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding and Bull Riding. In Bareback Riding, the cowboy must keep one hand in the rigging and one hand in the air. In Saddle Bronc, the cowboy must keep both feet in the stirrups, one hand on the bronc reign and one hand in the air. In Bull Riding, the cowboy must have one hand in the bull rope and one hand in the air.

    For each of the three disciplines, half of the score comes from the cowboy’s ability to ride well while the other half comes from the bucking performance of the animal. The most successful cowboys anticipate and follow the movements of the animal to perfection.

    Since professional Roughstock Series’ foundation in 2001, it has become one of the fastest growing rodeo sport series. Competition between riders is fiercer than it has ever been which is sure to create an unforgettable show. 


  • 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. 

     


  • Jekyll & Hyde Announce January 25 Performance
    10/16/2014

    The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in this all new production of the musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi Grammy and Tony nominated Frank Wildhorn & double Oscar and Grammy winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences all over the world. 

    An evocative tale of two men – one a doctor, passionate and romantic – the other, a terrifying madman; and two women - one, beautiful and trusting –the other, beautiful and trusting only herself. Both women in love with the same man. Both unaware of his dark secret.  Their story unfolds in this gripping musical thriller resplendent with a sumptuous score including the unforgettable, “This Is the Moment”, “Someone Like You” and “A New Life”. With a Grammy nominated score, the 1997 Tony nominated Broadway production of Jekyll & Hyde is the longest running show in the history of the Plymouth Theater. The show has seen four major tours and over 500 regional productions in the United States and Canada. More than 100 international productions also have been seen in such countries as Germany, Austria, Spain, Hungary, Japan, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Australia. There have been 32 international recordings of Jekyll & Hyde in 28 different languages.  

    The critics proclaim, Jekyll & Hyde is…

    “Lush and appealing...genuinely moving." -New York Daily News

    "Powerfully charismatic...mesmerizing...composer Frank Wildhorn unleashes torrents of surging melody." -Newark Star Ledger

    "The great strength of this show is its score." -The Chicago Tribune
  • AMA EnduroCross to Unleash "Carnage" in Everett
    10/13/2014

    MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES 

    • The XFINITY Arena at Everett will be transformed into an extreme off-road course starting Tuesday!  More than 1,000 cubic yards of dirt, 100 tons of rock, 1,000 feet of logs and more are brought in to create a thrilling off-road race course indoors. Stations can broadcast live from the track, which takes about 30 hours to build, and see the rough terrain first-hand. 
    • Test-drive a bike!  Feeling a bit daring? We’ll put a reporter on a competition-style bike and let them take it for a spin, after getting tips from some experts.  
    • Meet local and international racers. Male and female riders of all levels from amateur to expert, including several local racers and ESPN X-Games Champions, will be arriving in Everett. Find out what makes riders want to compete in this grueling sport.
    Important Dates & Times:
    • Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17 – Track Construction
    • Saturday, October 18 – 8 am Rider Practice and Qualification & 7:30 pm Racing 

    More information on the GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championships Series can be found at www.endurocross.com.  

    The event is Saturday, October 18 at 7:30 pm.  Practice and qualifying is open to the public from 9 am to 3 pm. Tickets are on sale now at www.xfinityarenaeverett.com. Tickets are also available by phone and at the Box Office. Prices increase day of event.

  • Comcast Arena is now XFINITY Arena at Everett
    9/10/2014

    The Everett Public Facilities District and Global Spectrum announced today the rebranding of Comcast Arena to XFINITY Arena at Everett and Comcast Community Ice Rink to XFINITY Community Ice Rink. Comcast acquired the naming rights to the Community Ice Rink in 2003 when the venue opened, and added the Arena in 2007.

    The re-branding will be completed during the month of September at no cost to the Everett Public Facilities District. The naming-rights agreement allows the phone, cable and internet provider to extend its high speed internet consumer brand XFINITY to audiences in Washington.

    “The XFINITY brand is about continuous innovation and offering our customers more speed, more choice and more control,” said Dave Shirley, VP of Sales and Marketing for Comcast’s Washington Region. “We believe associating the XFINITY brand with a venue that is an innovator in its own right and such a source of community pride makes for a perfect fit.” 

    “We look forward to working closely with Comcast in rebranding the XFINITY Arena and showcasing the many wonderful products on the XFINITY platform,” said Global Spectrum President John Page. “Being a subsidiary of Comcast, there are many tremendous synergistic opportunities for us in Everett and the many other venues in which we are engaged.” 

    “Comcast has been a remarkable marketing partner since the opening of the venue in 2003,” said Global Spectrum’s Rick Comeau, General Manager of the XFINITY Arena at Everett. “The advertising support Comcast provides the Arena generates ticket sales, bringing more people to the city of Everett, generating significant economic impact throughout the Snohomish County region.” 
  • Comcast Arena Makes Switch to LED Lighting
    8/19/2014

    The Everett Public Facilities District and Global Spectrum today began installation of innovative LED lighting to the Comcast Arena, upgrading from metal halide bulbs to the higher quality, more efficient and interactive LED system.

    Partnering with Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD) on this energy-efficient project, the estimated annual savings are 278,799 kilowatt hours of electricity per year, reducing electrical costs by an estimated 70%.

    “Silvertips fans will notice a difference when they walk in to Comcast Arena this season with the enhanced lighting both on the ice and off,” stated Rick Comeau, Global Spectrum’s General Manager at Comcast Arena at Everett. “The LED technology allows for greater interactivity from pre-game player intros to other promotions throughout the game. We appreciate the PUD identifying the energy-efficiency improvements to lower our operating and maintenance costs while providing a better quality environment for our guests.” 

    Not only is the lighting change more efficient, it also delivers more vibrant and consistent lighting improving the fan experience both in person and on broadcast TV. LED technologies will allow for enhanced game presentation including improved player intros, intermission activities, goal celebrations and more.

    “Energy efficiency partnerships and projects like this are great for all PUD customers because they help reduce the amount of energy we need to generate or buy on the open market,” said Shelley Pattison, Executive Account Manager at Snohomish County PUD. “That helps to keep rates stable for families and businesses, and it’s also good for the environment.”

    The Everett Public Facilities District and Global Spectrum continue to reduce the Comcast Arena at Everett’s overall carbon footprint including purchasing Green Power from the PUD, reclaiming heat produced by the ice refrigeration plant and recycling it for ambient air in the Comcast Community Ice Rink, retrofitting electricity and lighting, and using timers to reduce energy consumption.  


    Last year, the PUD partnered with local businesses to complete about 600 energy efficiency projects. These efforts, along with residential conservation programs, led to a record breaking year for the PUD and its customers for energy savings – enough to serve more than 8,500 homes.

  • Global Spectrum Job Fair
    8/7/2014

    Global Spectrum is looking to hire multiple, part-time positions within Comcast Arena for the upcoming season. Global Spectrum positions include Guest Services team members, Box Office ticket representatives and Operations staff. YES Housekeeping is seeking custodial staff. Centerplate is hiring bartenders, concession cooks, cashiers, dishwashers, banquet captains and servers, suite attendants and runners.

    Professionals interested in applying should bring their resume and be prepared to interview to join Comcast Arena’s dynamic and enthusiastic staff. The Job Fair will take place at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center in Conference Room 1. 


  • High Times Cannabis Cup for First Time in Everett
    8/6/2014

    Cannabis Cup is a two-day trade show celebrating the cannabis culture and an informational gathering for vendors and patients, with booths ranging from clothing to grow equipment, to glassware and artwork. Previously held in Seattle, the event drew nearly 10,000 attendees from throughout the Pacific Northwest, and is expected to generate $2.3 million in economic impact for Snohomish County. 

    Three seminars are held daily with topics including legalization regulations from Northwest experts, current political issues, grow seminars with High Times editors and a cooking seminar with a Cannabis Cookbook author. 

    The event will be in compliance with all local and state smoking regulations. An outdoor private smoking area is available for those 21+ with valid picture identification. No selling or distributing of cannabis is allowed. 

    Saturday night’s entertainment will feature The Wailers, performing the Legend album in its entirety. The concert starts at 8 pm. 

    Cannabis Cup is produced by High Times Magazine and assisted locally by Bold Hat Productions, which also produces the Fremont Fair, Kirkland Uncorked, Fremont Oktoberfest and Hop Scotch Spring Beer & Scotch Festival.

  • 64,551 Through the Building in 11 Days
    6/23/2014

    The Everett Public Facilities District and Global Spectrum welcomed 64,551 guests to the Comcast Arena at Everett  over 11 days, with 17 graduations and a sold out OneRepublic concert. 

     From June 6 through 16, Comcast Arena hosted a record 17 high school and college gradations that included schools from Mukilteo, Monroe, Snohomish, Lake Stevens, Marysville, Edmonds, Everett, Shoreline and Northshore school districts. Marysville-Pilchuck High School, a new addition to the graduation line-up, celebrated their first Comcast Arena graduation on June 11.

     On June 12, Comcast Arena’s operations crew transformed the ‘convocation hall’ to host the sold out OneRepublic Native Summer Tour with The Script and special guests, American Authors. The show drew more than 7,500 fans from the Pacific Northwest and Canada.  

     “It is an honor to host these graduates and their families here at Comcast Arena each year,” said Global Spectrum’s, Rick Comeau, General Manager of the Comcast Arena at Everett. “The economic impact of these community events to downtown is significant and there was vibrancy felt throughout downtown Everett.”

     With out of town families attending graduations and more than 60% of attendees to OneRepublic traveling more than 20 miles to the concert, many experienced downtown Everett for the first time. “El Paraiso has served the local community for 14 years, but during graduation time, we are pleased to share our hospitality with so many first-time guests,” said Martin Guerrero, General Manager of El Pariaso in Everett.

     The graduations and concert also provided 5,000 hours for part-time operations, guest services, box office, concessions and catering staff. 


  • Platinum-selling Artist Demi Lovato to Play Comcast Arena October 2
    5/29/2014

    Multi-talented, platinum-selling recording artist Demi Lovato announced today the North American dates for her all-new World Tour that kicks off on Sept. 6 in Baltimore, Md. and makes a stop at Comcast Arena at Everett October 2. Christina Perri and MKTO will join Demi’s World Tour as special guests. 

    Demi Lovato is a singer, songwriter, and television star with a fan base that includes over 22 million die-hard Twitter followers and 33 million fans on Facebook. She is a platinum-selling recording artist whose latest album, Demi, hit #1 on iTunes in over 50 countries around the world. The lead single, “Heart Attack,” earned Platinum status just ten weeks after its launch. Demi is currently on the road for the NEON LIGHTS TOUR, which was named after the (approaching platinum) third single and Top 5 radio hit off her album, Demi. In addition to her musical accomplishments, in 2014, her book, Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year, became a New York Times best-seller; she returned to television as a judge and mentor on The X-Factor and starred in Fox’s hit series Glee. She is an outspoken advocate for young people everywhere. She has become a role model by talking openly about her personal experiences and speaking out against bullying, among other issues. She serves as an official Ambassador for We Day and the organization Free The Children. She has recently launched The Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program, which helps people struggling with mental health and/or addiction issues cover the cost of treatment.

    Acclaimed pop singer/songwriter Christina Perri recently released her much anticipated second album, HEAD OR HEART, which features the platinum selling hit single “Human,” and entered the SoundScan/Billboard Top 200 at #4. Named as iTunes’ “Breakthrough Pop Artist of 2011,” Christina earned critical applause and an increasingly fervent fan following with her extraordinary debut, lovestrong. Highlighted by the 4x-platinum certified smash, “Jar of Hearts,” the album entered the SoundScan/Billboard 200 among the top 5 upon its initial release, while also proving an unqualified international sensation. Perri followed lovestrong with the RIAA 4x-platinum certified hit single, “A Thousand Years,” exclusively featured on Summit Entertainment/Chop Shop/Atlantic’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 & 2 – Original Motion Picture Soundtracks.
    Popular duo MKTO, comprised of Tony Oller and Malcolm Kelley, are climbing the charts with their hit single “Classic” at radio and a music video that has amassed over 15 million views. MKTO have seen international success with a #1 album and 9x Platinum singles in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Tilted Thunder Rail Birds Bout 3
    5/23/2014

    Tilted Thunder Rail Birds’ thrilling banked track roller derby league will be at Comcast Arena on Sunday, June 1 at 3:30 pm. To kick off the third bout of the season, Sugar Skulls will be up against Royal Crush, followed by season three champions Saint Hellions and the Rolling Blackouts.

    The Rail Birds are supporting Sibling House for the third bout of the season. Sibling House is a network of foster homes where siblings can live together, as a family, while in foster care. Sibling House also provides activities such as swimming lessons, BBQ's and pool parties. For more information on Sibling House visit www.siblinghouse.org. With summer on its way, the Rail Birds will be hosting a "Pool Party Donation Drive”. Needed items include: beach towels, beach balls, sunscreen, swimsuits and inflatable water toys. A donations box will be located at the couches during the June 1 bout.

    Further information is available at www.tiltedthunder.com.

  • Graduations to Draw 50,000 to Comcast Arena at Everett
    5/23/2014

    This June, Global Spectrum, operators of Comcast Arena at Everett, will host 17 scheduled graduations and anticipate attracting 50,000 attendees during a 10-day span which begins on Friday, June 6 and continues through Monday, June 16.                      

    “Comcast Arena at Everett was designed as a venue for everyone,” said Global Spectrum’s, Rick Comeau, General Manager of Comcast Arena. “Community events like these graduations are just as important to us as any other event we host. It’s an opportunity for attendees and graduates to create special memories inside our arena and we hope they come back to experience another event.” 

    Many high schools are opting for hosting their graduation ceremony at Comcast Arena at Everett because of the Arena’s large seating capacity and centralized location. The gathering of 50,000 graduates and their families to the Everett area will also provide increased patronage at local restaurants and businesses as well as hours for part-time employees at the Arena. 

    Graduation is a distinguished accomplishment and the Everett Public Facilities District and Global Spectrum staff are proud to be a part of this memorable time for graduates and their families.                       

    Suite rentals are available for each ceremony by calling, 425.322.2629.                        

    Date

    Ceremony

    Event Time

    June 6

    Kamiak High School

    4:00 pm

    June 6

    Mariner High School

    8:00 pm

    June 7

    Monroe High School

    2:30 pm

    June 9

    Snohomish High School

    4:00 pm

    June 9

    Glacier Peak High School

    7:30 pm

    June 10

    Lake Stevens High School

    7:30 pm

    June 11

    Marysville Getchel High School

    4:00 pm

    June 11

    Marysville-Pilchuck High School

    8:00 pm

    June 13

    Edmonds Community College

    7:30 pm

    June 14

    Everett High School

    12:00 pm

    June 14

    Cascade High School

    4:00 pm

    June 14

    Jackson High School

    8:00 pm

    June 15

    Shorecrest High School

    2:00 pm

    June 15

    Shorewood High School

    6:00 pm

    June 16

    Inglemoor High School

    12:00 pm

    June 16

    Woodinville High School

    3:00 pm

    June 16

    Bothell High School

    7:00 pm

     

     

                 

               

     

                           

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Professional Roughstock Series
    4/14/2014

    The Professional Roughstock Series features the world’s best cowboy athletes alongside handpicked, world-class stock. This family friendly event at Comcast Arena on May 17 will leave fans in awe as cowboys compete for eight breathtaking seconds at a time.

    The series showcases three of the most exciting and dangerous rodeo disciplines: Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding and Bull Riding. In Bareback Riding, the cowboy must keep one hand in the rigging and one hand in the air. In Saddle Bronc, the cowboy must keep both feet in the stirrups, one hand on the bronc reign and one hand in the air. In Bull Riding, the cowboy must have one hand in the bull rope and one hand in the air.

    For each of the three disciplines, half of the score comes from the cowboy’s ability to ride well while the other half comes from the bucking performance of the animal. The most successful cowboys anticipate and follow the movements of the animal to perfection.  
    Since Professional Roughstock Series’ foundation in 2001, it has become one of the fastest growing rodeo sport series. Everett is just one stop on their nationwide tour that leads up to the World Finals in November. Competition between riders is fiercer than it has ever been which is sure to create an unforgettable show. 

    For more information visit www.proroughstock.com.  
  • Learn to Skate Open House
    3/12/2014

    Comcast Community Ice Rink - Learn to Skate Open House

    Sunday, March 16 – 2:15 pm – 5:15 pm


    Coaches and skaters will be performing at the beginning of the open house. Afterward, guests can skate and participate in a mini group lesson. Admission and skate rentals are free (skate sizes are limited).

    Each skating participant will receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes including a free Learn to Skate package, valued at $120, public skating passes, discounts on Learn to Skate classes and more. Current Comcast Community Ice Rink Learn to Skate students and Everett Figure Skating Club members will get an additional ticket for every friend they bring. Guests are encouraged to wear St. Patrick’s Day green to earn a bonus raffle ticket. 

    This event is free and open to the public.  



  • Tilted Thunder Rail Birds March 1 Bout with Cocoon House
    2/21/2014

    The Tilted Thunder Rail Birds are ready to bring a fast-paced, action-packed bout to the Comcast Arena at Everett on March 1. All four of the Rail Birds home teams are anticipating a fresh start with the fourth season’s debut. The Saint Hellions look to defend their season three championship title while the Sugar Skulls, Royal Crush and Rolling Blackouts look to take that title away from them. 

    The Rail Birds have partnered with Cocoon House to become the featured charity for the March 1st bout. Established in 1991, Cocoon House has been Snohomish County’s only resource exclusively serving homeless and at-risk youth ages 13-17. The non-profit’s mission is to foster personal growth and healthy relationships to strengthen and empower at-risk and homeless youth and their families.  Cocoon House provides youth housing and other critical community -based services to youth, caregivers, families and the community. For more information on Cocoon House visit http://www.cocoonhouse.org/index. 

    Collections for items at the event include: gift cards to McDonalds, Subway, Fred Meyer, Target etc. ($10-$20), boys swim shorts (M, L, XXL, XXXL), girls swim suits (S, M, L, XL), art supplies (drawing, painting, etc. ), new boys socks and boxers, new girls’ underwear, ankle socks for girls and big bottles of shampoo and conditioner. 
  • Professional Roughstock Series
    2/17/2014

    The Professional Roughstock Series features the world’s best cowboy athletes alongside handpicked, world-class stock. This family friendly event will leave fans in awe as cowboys compete for eight breathtaking seconds at a time.

    The series showcases three of the most exciting and dangerous rodeo disciplines: Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding and Bull Riding. In Bareback Riding, the cowboy must keep one hand in the rigging and one hand in the air. In Saddle Bronc, the cowboy must keep both feet in the stirrups, one hand on the bronc reign and one hand in the air. In Bull Riding, the cowboy must have one hand in the bull rope and one hand in the air.

    For each of the three disciplines, half of the score comes from the cowboy’s ability to ride well while the other half comes from the bucking performance of the animal. The most successful cowboys anticipate and follow the movements of the animal to perfection. 

    Since Professional Roughstock Series’ foundation in 2001, it has become one of the fastest growing rodeo sport series. Everett is just one stop on their nationwide tour that leads up to the World Finals in November. Competition between riders is fiercer than it has ever been which is sure to create an unforgettable show.

    For more information visit www.proroughstock.com.  


  • Sesame Street Live Make a New Friend
    2/4/2014

    Who: Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend”

     

    When: Friday, May 2 – 10:30 am, 7:00 pm

                Saturday, May 3 – 10:30 am, 2:00 pm

                Sunday, May 4 – 1:00 pm, 4:30 pm  
                                

    Where: Comcast Arena at Everett
     

    What: No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special - so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! The all-new Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend” visits Comcast Arena from Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4.

    Chamki is from far away and she’s visiting Sesame Street for just one day! Grover has a long to-do list for his friend, from kayaking to hot yoga, but Chamki is busy enjoying cookies with Cookie Monster, singing with Abby Cadabby, and doing ‘The Elmo Slide.’ Will an appearance from Super Grover get Chamki’s attention? Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family!

    Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend” offers a fun-filled, interactive learning experience, including up-close and furry interactions on the audience floor! Like television’s Sesame Street, each Sesame Street Live production features timeless tunes and lessons for all ages. The universal appeal of each Broadway-quality musical production continues long after preschool. Adults will appreciate the high-tech stagecraft, cleverly written script, and music they’ll recognize and enjoy sharing with children, such as “Count Me In,” and fun new parodies of “Hot and Cold,” and “Moves Like Jagger.”
     

    Tickets: Reserved tickets ($16, and $23) are on sale Wednesday, February 5 at Comcast Arena at Everett Box Office, online at www.comcastarenaeverett.com, or charge by phone 866.332.8499. A limited number of $33 Gold Circle and $63 Sunny Seats** are also available.  Tickets for the Kids’ Matinee Special (Friday 10:30 am performance only) are $10 (excluding Gold Circle and Sunny Seats) and are open to school and daycare groups with more than 10 children.  Regular ticket prices apply for the general public.  Opening night, all seats (excluding Gold Circle and Sunny Seats) are just $12. Additional fees and special offers may apply. 

    ** Sunny Seat Packages include premium show seating, pre-show photo opportunities, music, plan, and a pre-show Meet & Greet with two Sesame Street Live friends, including Elmo!  

    Group discounts and VIP seating available, call 425.322.2629.  Tickets are subject to agency convenience fees, except when purchased at the Box Office.

  • Super Sunday Skate
    1/30/2014

    The Comcast Community Ice Rink is celebrating the big game with the 12th Man this Sunday! Admission is free and skate rentals are just $3 during both public skate sessions.

    Skaters are encouraged to dress in their best Seahawks attire with free skating passes being awarded to the fans with the most spirit! There will be a big screen TV broadcasting the game and the pre and post-game action. 

    The Power Play Café will be open and serving up signature sandwiches, popcorn, candy, coffee and more.  

    Whether football is on the priority list or not, the entire community is welcome! 

     

    Sunday, February 2 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm


  • EPFD Board of Directors Re-Elected
    1/22/2014

    The Everett Public Facilities District, owners of the Comcast Arena at Everett, renewed the five-member Board elections at the January 16 EPFD Board Meeting.  The positions remain as follows:  EPFD Board President Gary Weikel, Vice President Gigi Burke, Treasurer Thomas Gaffney, Secretary Lanie McMullin and Board Member Bob Bavasi.  

    “Global Spectrum is pleased to work with the members of the Everett Public Facilities District and congratulate them on the extension of their roles,” said John Page, Chief Executive Officer for Global Spectrum.  “With the leadership of the EPFD Board and Global Spectrum’s general manager Rick Comeau, we look forward to continuing to serve the Board and the community.” 

    Gary Weikel has served on the EPFD Board since 2005.  Weikel retired from Snohomish County after more than 20 years, where he served as Snohomish County’s Deputy County Executive.  Weikel’s public service has included positions with the YMCA, Providence General Foundation, Washington State Labor Council, and Senior Services of Snohomish County. 

    Gigi Burke, former Owner of Crown Distributing, was appointed to the Board by the Mayor of the City of Everett in 2009.  Burke is the Chair of Everett Community College Board of Trustees, serves on AAA Washington’s Board of Trustees, and is a member of the South Everett Mukilteo Rotary Club. 

    Thomas Gaffney continues his long-standing role as Treasurer, where he has served since 2004.  Gaffney is a retired Partner and past Managing Partner in the Everett office of Moss Adams. Gaffney also serves on Boards for Providence Regional Medical Center and EverTrust Foundation.  

    Lanie McMullin is Executive Director of Economic Development for the City of Everett and was involved in the original concept of the venue, including focusing on the feasibility study and operational plan for the Arena.  McMullin is a former member of the Washington State Arts Commission, former Chair of the King County Arts Commission, and is a member of the King County Advisory Task Force for Cultural Facilities.  

    Bavasi is a partner in Bavasi Sports Partners LLP, a consulting group in the sports business, and is an active community member, attorney, and baseball club owner.  Bavasi and his wife, Margaret, were owners and operators of the Everett AquaSox, an affiliate of the Seattle Mariners and is the creator of the Horizon Air Summer Series, and owner of the Marysville Gold Sox of Marysville, CA.  He has served as Chair of the Board of Everett Community College, the Washington State Community Colleges, and the Washington State Tourism and Economic Development Board.

    Comcast Arena at Everett was developed and is owned by the Everett Public Facilities District.  The Everett Public Facilities District is a municipal corporation managed by this five-member Board of Directors.  Board members are appointed by the Mayor of Everett and elected to serve four-year terms.  

    Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages the Comcast Arena at Everett, as well as more than 115 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 23-million people attended more than 15,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies.
  • Gloria Trevi De Película Tour
    1/13/2014

    Gloria Trevi will be bringing her high energy De Película Tour to the Comcast Arena at Everett on April 19. This will be a concert celebrating Trevi’s success of her most recent album, De Pelicula, that includes hits such as, “No Soy Un Pajaro” and “No Querias Lastimarme”.

    Trevi’s love for music and performing quickly led her to become an inspiration in Mexico. Her first album, ¿Qué Hago Aquí?, was released in 1989 and she earned her first number one hit with the single, “Dr. Psiquatra”.

    Called the “Supreme Diva of Mexican Pop” by VH1, Trevi has sold over 20 million records and has written and recorded more than 300 songs throughout her two decade career. She has left her mark on Latin music with her clear, simple and direct language. 

    Tickets go on sale Friday, January 17 at 10am.
  • Free Public Skate and Vaccination Clinic
    1/3/2014

    The Everett Public Facilities District and Global Spectrum are putting flu season on ice again in 2014!

    On Saturday, January 11, Comcast Arena and the Comcast Community Ice Rink will host a free public skate and vaccination clinic to serve uninsured and low-income adults in the Snohomish County area. Volunteers and staff from the Snohomish Health District, Mukilteo-South Everett Rotary, and Walgreens will provide adults with flu shots and whooping cough vaccinations from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

    Guests of the event will skate on the Comcast Arena’s main ice rink where the Everett Silvertips play their home games. Skating is from 2:30 to 5:30 pm. Guests are asked to enter through the Comcast Community Ice Rink entrance (Broadway).

    Flu season has begun in Snohomish County. Getting a flu shot every year is the best way to prevent infection. Vaccination is also the best protection against whooping cough. Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is no longer at epidemic levels in Snohomish County, but cases of it are still being confirmed and it can be deadly to babies. It is especially important that all pregnant women and people who are around newborns – including teens, grandparents, and childcare workers – get the booster shot to protect the infant.

    Download vaccine information sheets at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/index.html

    Visit www.flu.gov for more information about flu, where to get vaccinated and for statewide updates. 

    Vaccinations will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. 


  • OneRepublic Native Summer Tour with The Script
    12/17/2013

    OneRepublic today announced their 2014 headline tour kicking off at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in May and making a stop at Comcast Arena at Everett June 12.

    OneRepublic are set to perform during the live two-hour finale of NBC’s “The Voice” December 17.  Tune in to see the band perform “I Lived” from their third studio album, Native.  

    OneRepublic released their debut set Dreaming Out Loud in 2007.  The album included the smash single “Apologize,” which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide.  The band’s sophomore album, 2009’s Waking Up, produced three singles: “All the Right Moves,” “Secrets” and “Good Life.”  OneRepublic released their third studio album, Native, in March where it debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.  The set includes hits “If I Lose Myself,” “Feel Again” and the new single “Counting Stars,” which is currently No. 3 at Top 40 radio. 

    The Script released their eponymous debut album in 2008 and achieved worldwide success.  The single “Breakeven” went to No. 1 on the U.S. charts after a record-setting 36 week ascent, and the album went to double-platinum sales.  It was followed by Science and Faith in 2010, which debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. and Ireland.  By then, The Script had become superstars at home; a three night stand at the 02 Arena in Dublin sold out in less than 40 minutes, with more than 60,000 tickets sold.  Their third album, #3, rocketed to No. 3 at Billboard’s Top 200 and spawned the smash hit “Hall of Fame.”  Impressively, the band has sold more than eight million singles in the U.S., and has played stadium shows with Paul McCartney and their mentors, U2.  
  • XiiR to Host Indoor Ice Race at the Comcast Arena on February 7
    12/9/2013

    XiiR, the X-treme International Ice Racing Pro Tour, will be holding the second round of its tenth annual championship indoor ice racing at Comcast Arena on February 7. The series features lightning quick Speedway Motorcycles and ATV racing on a thick, oval track of ice. Top professional riders from England, Scotland, Canada and the United States, in two professional divisions, will each be competing for national Championship titles. The event also features an amateur quad division, showcasing local ATV riders who join XiiR for one night of pure adrenaline.

    The speedway 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 BREAKS 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.  

    Don’t miss the chance to support your local ATV riders who will have a chance to mix it with the pros and capture the reward from SuperTrapp Industries’ Dash 4 Cash! This $500 reward challenges any local quad racer who can compete against the XiiR Quad Roster and win the main event.

    In two hours, fans will see up to twenty exciting races to determine event champions. Racers will earn valuable championship points toward the sport’s most prestigious title, the 2014 XiiR National Ice Racing Champion.

    Tickets go on sale Friday, December 13.  


  • Tilted Thunder Rail Birds Announce Season Four
    11/25/2013

    Tilted Thunder Rail Birds has the distinction of being only the 7th banked track league in the country and the only league in the Northwest to play on a modern banked track. TTRB's four home teams are getting ready for Season Four, when they will face off in four full-length bouts leading up to the Championships in September. Hot off their Championship win last season, the Saint Hellions are ready to defend their title while the rest of the teams are preparing to take it away from them. Season Four will also feature even more of TTRB's junior skaters, the Peeps (age 11-17) and Chicklets (age 6-10).  Tickets are on sale now. 

  • Focus on Farming "Back to our Roots"
    11/14/2013

    The tenth annual Focus on Farming Conference is November 21 in the Conference Center and Comcast Community Ice Rink.  Farmers from around the region spend time learning, networking and enjoying farm fresh local products prepared by Comcast Arena's Executive Chef Stu and regional gourmet chefs including Kaspar Donier, Russell Lowell, Charles Ramseyer, and Gregg Shiosaki.  Keynote speakers include urban farmer Will Allen and Rod Brooks of PEMCO.  A 17,000 square foot tradeshow is in the Comcast Community Ice Rink.
  • Celtic Woman Announce First Everett Appearance - March 25
    11/5/2013

    The elaborate new stage presentation will celebrate the Emerald Isles’ spellbinding musical and cultural heritage. The concert will combine longtime fan favorites with new musical gems written specifically for Celtic Woman, under the direction of Emmy®-nominated music producer David Downes.  The Emerald Tour will spotlight the angelic voices and inspiring music that have won Celtic Woman the devotion of a worldwide audience.

    Celtic Woman is a unique ensemble that showcases the talent and charisma of four gifted young Irish women, whose dazzling performances combine the sound and sensibility of Irish traditional music with contemporary pop standards and memorable original compositions.  Recently named Billboard magazine's #1 World Music Artist, Celtic Woman presents a one-of-a-kind concert experience that also incorporates the talents of a group of world-class musicians, the Aontas Choir, bagpipers and championship Irish dancers. 

    Celtic Woman has won a particularly passionate audience in America, where their elaborately staged and visually stunning concert tours consistently draw sellout crowds.  The group has performed twice at the White House and performed worldwide for nearly three million fans.  Singing songs of love, loss, hope and inspiration, Celtic Woman celebrates Ireland's centuries-old musical and cultural traditions, while taking advantage of the limitless options of state-of-the-art stage production.  The result is a breathtaking musical and theatrical experience to be enjoyed by multiple generations of concertgoers.

    Tickets are on sale November 8.  



  • Landmark Masts Lit Up Pink for Pink the Rink
    10/31/2013

    Comcast Arena at Everett’s landmark masts are lit up pink through Saturday in honor of the Everett Silvertips annual Pink the Rink game vs. rival Seattle Thunderbirds.  The annual event has raised more than $225,000 for the local fight against breast cancer over the past four seasons.

    Pink the Rink is a cooperative effort between the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership, the Providence Comprehensive Breast Center and the Safeway Foundation to raise donations that fund free breast cancer screenings for local women without insurance or the means to pay.  By aiding with early detection, the money raised will help Providence fight breast cancer and ultimately save lives right here in the Everett community.

    Last year’s Pink the Rink was the most successful yet, racking up nearly $100,000 in new donations to the Providence General Foundation.  This year’s event will again strive to eclipse last year’s dollar amount while also recognizing breast cancer survivors, offering support to those currently fighting the disease and displaying an impressive show of community support for the cause.  Funds are raised by ticket donations, the sale of t-shirts and other merchandise, and the auctioning of the pink jerseys worn by the Silvertips. The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a light-up pink glow stick courtesy of the Safeway Foundation and Providence Regional Medical Center.


  • Thousands Pack Sold Out EnduroCross
    10/29/2013

    The Everett Public Facilities District and Global Spectrum today confirmed the EnduroCross event was a sell out at Comcast Arena at Everett on Saturday, October 26.  Demand for the event has been strong since its inception at Comcast Arena in 2010.  It is confirmed to return Saturday, October 18, 2014.   

    Billed as the toughest racing on two wheels, EnduroCross in Everett is part of a thrilling seven event X-Games series that pits amateurs and experts versus each other and the various elements of extreme off road racing including rocks, boulders, logs, sand, mud, a water hole and giant tires, all in a Supercross-style setting,

    “This was a tremendously successful day of qualifying and evening of racing at Comcast Arena,” said Gary Weikel, EPFD Board President. “Thousands of people were welcomed to downtown to enjoy exhilarating family entertainment in the Arena, with some locals even joining the race, and everyone enjoying Everett’s hospitality.”

    Local Everett rider, 24-year old Allyson Johnson, was profiled in several live TV segments on KOMO 4 News on Friday morning.  A CPA by day, Allyson offered a sneak peek into the thrills and spills of racing.  EnduroCross continues to grow throughout the northwest and offers several amateur classes and women’s events. 

    Heavy pressure and lots of crashes are another EnduroCross tradition at Comcast Arena at Everett and Saturday was no exception.  Cody Webb took a thrilling win to move into a tie for third in points in the series as it moves on to Boise and ends finally in Las Vegas on November 23.  Mike Brown held off Colton Haaker for second place, and Taddy Blazusiak salvaged fourth place despite two crashes.  Cory Graffunder took fifth place. 


  • Comcast Arena Entertains More Than 55,000 In One Month
    10/21/2013

    The Everett Public Facilities District and Global Spectrum welcomed more than 55,000 guests to the Comcast Arena at Everett complex in the past month, with notable increases in attendance for the Fall Home Show and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey performances.  

    Thousands more are expected in the coming months with recent announcements of annual fan favorites like Disney on Ice, as well as a star-studded concert, 106.1 KISS FM’s Jingle Ball starring Selena Gomez, Flo Rida and many more of today’s top artists. 

    The year, dubbed as the 10th Anniversary celebration, opened with gusto with the free Block Party celebration on Hewitt Avenue before the Everett Silvertips season opener on September 21, which also marked the return of Head Coach Kevin Constantine to the bench. The team is currently ranked fourth in the Western Hockey League.

    “The continued enthusiasm from fans for our hometown Everett Silvertips and the myriad events presented at the Comcast Arena continues to be outstanding at this 10th anniversary milestone,” said Gary Weikel, EPFD Board President. “We are anticipating sellout events with EnduroCross and Disney on Ice.”

    The Edward D. Hansen Conference Center hosted the Wedding Expo September 21 and 22 with hundreds enjoying fashion shows, catering samples, gowns and more.  The budding success of this event has prompted the promoter to add a third weekend annually.  The NW Bead Society hosted their 25th Anniversary Bead Bazaar with more than 750 attendees.  The 8th Annual Governor’s Aerospace Summit welcomed dignitaries Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, City of Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson, and Snohomish County Executive John Lovick. 

    In addition to public events and meetings, the Conference Center is also home to many non-profit events annually, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for non-profits through social events.  This month’s events included the Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County’s annual Hope within Luncheon, raising more than $32,000.  Other notable events include the Senior Services of Snohomish County luncheon, Everett Gospel Mission breakfast, and the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony, where guests enjoyed a dinner banquet and viewed the Hall of Fame display at its home on the Arena concourse.

    The Comcast Community Ice Rink has been growing figure skaters, hockey players and skaters of all disciplines for more than a decade and hosted 2,900 skaters during the previous month.  Skaters and non-skaters are invited to Try Hockey for Free day on November 2 from 10:45 to 11:45 am. 

  • 106.1 KISS FM Jingle Ball 2013 Rings in the Season with Star-Studded Lineup
    10/11/2013

    106.1 KISS FM, Seattle’s #1 Hit Music Station, today unveiled the star-studded lineup for its annual holiday concert, taking place this year at Comcast Arena at Everett on December 8. Selena Gomez, Flo Rida, Fall Out Boy, and Austin Mahone, will be joined by Icona Pop, Fifth Harmony, Travie McCoy, New Politics, and more to be announced. 

    106.1 KISS FM’s Jingle Ball 2013 is part of the national iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2013 Tour, the season’s biggest annual music event that captures the holiday spirit of the iHeartRadio app, in Dallas, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis, Atlanta, New York, Boston, Washington DC, Tampa and Miami.  

    Pre-sale opportunities will be available to Comcast Arena’s CyberClub and 106.1 KISS FM’s VIP Club, with free registration at comcastarenaeverett.com or kissfmseattle.com.  JPMorgan Chase & Co. debit and credit cardholders can take advantage of the Chase early on sale using their Chase card by visiting iHeartRadio.com/chase. 

    The concert will benefit the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, with $1 of each ticket sold to be donated to the non-profit organization.  The Foundation is dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education-focused initiatives.
  • EnduroCross Extreme Motorcycle Racing Rides into Comcast Arena October 26
    10/3/2013

    Fresh from the 2013 X-Games in Los Angeles, EnduroCross brings all of the elements of extreme off road racing into a Supercross-style course.  Known as the “toughest racing on two wheels”, this indoor, off-road race challenges riders as they blast through rocks, boulders, logs, sand, mud, giant tires and a huge water-filled pond. 

    Male and female racers of all skill levels from amateur to expert, including several local riders, will be racing alongside the top professional riders throughout the night. Professional riders include: 2013 X-Games Munich Gold Medalist Taylor Robert, 2013 X-Games Barcelona Gold Medalist and 2012 X-Games US Gold Medalist Mike Brown, 2013 X-Games Brazil Gold Medalist and 2013 X-Games US Champion Taddy Blazusiak and crowd favorite Destry Abbot – who was struck by lightning while trail riding in 2010.   
  • Comcast Arena's Big Ticket Promotion - Win Tickets to Every Event for a Year!
    9/4/2013

    Comcast Arena at Everett turns ten on 10.3.13! To recognize our great guests as we reach our 10th Anniversary, we are awarding one lucky fan two tickets to every event for the next year! 

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  • Comcast Arena Hosting Block Party in Celebration of 10th Anniversary
    8/21/2013

    The Comcast Arena is turning ten!  To celebrate this milestone, the Everett Public Facilities District, and Global Spectrum, management for the Comcast Arena at Everett, are throwing a 10th Anniversary Block Party and everyone is invited! 

    For just the third time in the building’s history, Hewitt Avenue will be closed off to accommodate the day’s festivities. The celebration begins with the Bubble Run 5K at 9 am with an anticipated attendance of 4,000 participants. After the race, the party begins!  

    From 11 am to 5 pm, guests can expect great music from local bands, delicious food and beverages from food truck vendors, and interactive games the whole family can enjoy. The night continues when the Everett Silvertips take to the ice at 7 pm for their season opener vs. Prince George.

    For further information see the Block Party Event here.

  • Everett Youth Hockey Announces Partnership with the Everett Silvertips
    7/17/2013

    Global Spectrum, management for Comcast Arena at Everett, with an ongoing commitment to advancement of youth hockey in the region, announced today a strategic alliance with the Everett Silvertips Hockey Club and the Everett Youth Hockey (EYH) program. 

    “We are pleased to be able to continue to grow Everett Youth Hockey at the grassroots level in collaboration with the Everett Silvertips Hockey Club,” said Global Spectrum’s general manager, Jeff Schumacher. “The Silvertips brought awareness to ice hockey in the region almost a decade ago when the (then) Everett Events Center opened for their inaugural season.  This partnership is a natural fit to continue to enhance youth hockey throughout the region.”

    The Everett Silvertips Hockey Club will bring additional resources to the program including access to the organization’s players and coaches.  The Silvertips will provide the expertise and assets necessary to aid player development both at the recreational and competitive levels.

    “We look forward to having a positive influence on the progression of individual EYH participants and the growth of overall community involvement in the game of hockey,” stated Silvertips General Manager Garry Davidson.  “EYH has worked hard to establish itself over the past ten years, and we at the Silvertips are excited to play a greater role in the development of local youth players through this partnership.”

    This alliance advances EYH’s mission of providing the youth of Everett and surrounding communities the opportunity to participate in the great sport of ice hockey while developing life skills of sportsmanship, teamwork and personal integrity.  “As EYH embarks on our second decade in Everett, we are looking forward to the enhanced experience for players, parents and coaches as a result of this mutually beneficial partnership,” said Christopher Raub, EYH Co-Founder & Director.  

    Everett Youth Hockey is a program dedicated to player development for ages 4 to 18, to train and compete in the sport of ice hockey in a fun, fair environment.  The programs foster youth growth at all levels through sportsmanship, community and teamwork.

    Formed in 2004, the program has grown to over 180 players and 12 teams.  Teams train and compete at their home ice in the Comcast Community Ice Rink. Registration is open now for the 2013-14 season through the Comcast Community Ice Rink. For additional information, call 425.322.2653.
  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Fully Charged October 10-13
    6/14/2013

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Full Charged ringmaster, David Shipman introduces audiences to an international cast of elite performers that generate eye-popping thrills. Electrodes of excitement explode off the arena floor starting with the Lopez Family and their trifecta of extraordinary performances includes knuckle-biting knife throwing, outrageous high-wire stunts and synchronized mayhem inside the globe of steel!  Ringling Bros. also welcomes Mongolian strongman Mr. Power along with dazzling Lady Lightning, award winning aerial gymnast Sergey Novikov of the Ukraine and the Vavilov Troupe, a six-man acrobatic troupe from Russia. It wouldn’t be The Greatest Show on Earth without showcasing epic Asian elephants, commanding camels, handsome hoof stock and a powerhouse of pups. Ringling Bros. is excited to announce the return of Anton, the eccentric comedian and in Fully Charged, Gold Edition, an unsuspecting energy-thief who attempts to disrupt the flow of circus power using his own mischievous antics. From fire juggling, drum playing, tap dancing to trampoline tumbling, will this spotlight-stealer rewire his ways and repower the circus?

    All Access Pre-Show Party:  Guests are encouraged to arrive early to meet the performers, try on costumes and see the amazing animals up close during the All Access Pre-Show Party – FREE to all ticket holders.  


  • State Trooper Sean O'Connell Memorial Service June 6 - Public Welcome
    6/5/2013

    Downtown Everett streets, lanes to be closed for processional, memorial at Comcast Arena

    Downtown Everett streets, lanes to be closed for processional, memorial at Comcast Arena 

    Members of the public attending are encouraged to park at 10th Street Boat launch, bus riders can expect bus service impacts in downtown area

    The City of Everett is advising drivers that downtown streets and lanes will be temporarily closed Thursday throughout the day for Washington State Patrol Trooper Sean O’Connell’s memorial service, which is planned for 1 p.m. at Comcast Arena.

    The City of Everett is encouraging members of the public who want to attend the service to park  at the 10th Street Boat Launch, which is located at W. Marine View Drive and 10th Street on the city’s waterfront. Everett Transit will provide a free shuttle service from the 10th Street Boat Launch parking lot to Comcast Arena approximately every 15 minutes, between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Return shuttles to the 10th Street Boat Launch will start at 3 p.m. and continue to 5:30 p.m. 

    How to get to the 10th Street Boat Launch:
    - For travelers driving north I-5, exit at Pacific Avenue in Everett and drive westbound to W. Marine View Drive.  Turn right onto northbound W. Marine View Drive to 10th Street. Take a left into the 10th Street Boat Launch parking lot.  
    - For travelers driving south I-5, use State Route 529 (exit is just south of Marysville).   Take SR 529 into Everett. Veer right onto W. Marine View Drive.  Follow W. Marine View Drive to 10th Street. Take a right into the 10th Street Boat Launch parking lot. 

    Due to street closures and traffic conditions around Comcast Arena, Everett Transit and Community Transit regular bus and paratransit services in downtown Everett will be severely impacted. Paratransit customers are encouraged to limit their trips to and from downtown if possible, as pickup and drop off times may be delayed due to traffic conditions. 

    Bus service in north Everett, particularly on Wetmore, Hewitt, and Everett avenues will be affected significantly and many bus stops on these streets will be closed. Temporary bus stops on detour routes will be installed.

    Route information, detours, and stop closures will be posted on the Everett Transit website at www.EverettTransit.org  and Facebook page www.facebook.com/Everett.Transit, and details will be updated periodically. Everett Transit customers are strongly encouraged to verify their commute online or call 425-257-7777 for detailed information, and plan accordingly. 

  • Megadeth's Gigantour 2013 Tour to Play Comcast Arena July 30
    5/20/2013

    GIGANTOUR--the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH’s Dave Mustaine—returns in 2013 with an incredible new line-up for the tour.  In addition to headliner MEGADETH, the multi-artist bill features metal heavyweights BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, HELLYEAH, NEWSTED and DEATH DIVISION, all personally picked by MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine. GIGANTOUR will make a stop at Comcast Arena at Everett on July 30.  

  • Local Liquid Arts Weekend Grand Tasting June 1
    5/9/2013

    Until now, nothing like this has been attempted in Snohomish County. The effort’s time is ripe, given the blossoming number of small, artisan producers of hand-crafted beer, wine, and spirits.  As more beverage producers locate their facilities in Snohomish County, they have formed the Snohomish County Craft Beverage Guild.   In a nod to the creative talents required to concoct such inspired libations, the group was dubbed with the playful, public moniker: “Local Liquid Arts”.

    Offering a full-immersion experience, the group is introducing itself to the public in a splashy way during “Local Liquid Arts Weekend”, a three-day libation celebration, taking place May 31 through Sunday, June 2. The roster of events includes facility tours, an exclusive gourmet dinner with pairings from each beverage category, and the grand tasting festival on Saturday night in the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center. 

    “The Snohomish County Craft Beverage Guild is an innovative, county-wide organization designed to promote artisanal, craft beverage producers and other businesses that support our industry,” explained John Bell, owner of Willis Hall Wines and Chair of the guild’s new Board of Directors.  Further information on the events and the Guild can be found at LocalLiquidArts.com.

  • Everett Silvertips Renew Lease for Five Years
    4/15/2013

    Contract Extended Through 2017-2018 Season

    The Everett Silvertips Hockey Club, Global Spectrum, and the Everett Public Facilities District, today announced an extension to the club’s Comcast Arena at Everett lease agreement that will run through the 2017-2018 Western Hockey League season.  The new five-year renewal comes on the heels of the club’s initial lease agreement, which spanned ten seasons since the inception of the Silvertips and the construction of Comcast Arena at Everett in 2003.

    "We are pleased to renew our lease and continue to be a part of the fabric of the Everett community,” said Silvertips President Gary Gelinas. “We have a community that supports us both on and off the ice, a market where we have built a loyal hockey following and the best fans in the WHL.  The Silvertips are committed to meeting the needs of our fans and Arena partners and to continue establishing the Silvertips as a top program in the WHL.”

    “We are very excited about the years ahead and will do our very best to continue to make this community proud.  We wish to thank the EPFD, Global Spectrum and Comcast Arena for their continued support and look forward to working as a partner over the term of this lease and beyond."

    The Silvertips recently completed the 10th Anniversary season of WHL hockey in Everett, a season which culminated in our 10th consecutive WHL playoff appearance.  Since the first home puck drop in franchise history at the then-Everett Events Center on October 4, 2003, the ‘Tips have played over 400 regular season and playoff home games in downtown Everett.  The team has also hosted scores of preseason contests, tournaments and other team events at Comcast Arena and the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center.  

    "The Everett Public Facilities District is pleased to renew our partnership with the Everett Silvertips Hockey Club, to be able to continue to provide the ultimate game day experience for their fans," stated EPFD's Board President, Gary Weikel.  "The Silvertips organization has done a tremendous job building a solid fan base and community support in the area over the past decade.  We know their fans will be thrilled to continue enjoying first-rate hockey competition for years to come right here in Everett at Comcast Arena.”

    Comcast Arena has presented one of the WHL’s toughest environments on the ice for visiting teams over the past ten years.  Nearly 2.4 million fans have enjoyed Silvertips hockey in the building since 2003, good for an average attendance of 5,840 fans per game over the life of the franchise.  That fan participation has contributed to the team’s performance, where the Silvertips have enjoyed a .600 all-time winning percentage on their home ice.  

    With their 10th Anniversary season concluded, the Silvertips are now preparing for their 11th year in the WHL in 2013-14.  Visit their website throughout the offseason for updates on the head coaching search, the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft, WHL Entry Draft and more. 

     

  • Big & Rich Bring Electrifying Show to Comcast Arena August 16
    3/28/2013

    Armed with big hats and bigger hits, Big & Rich - aka America’s Technicolor Cowboys - are bringing their Party Like Cowboyz tour to the Comcast Arena at Everett. 

    While their records have sold millions, Big & Rich are truly at their hell-raising best when performing live. Their tours pack arenas with a flying circus of sight, sound and spectacle, a traveling renaissance fair of the mind, complete with raised glasses and boot-stompin’ beats. The Party Like Cowboyz Tour will be no exception.

    After bursting onto the county music scene in 2004, Big & Rich continue to be one of the genre’s most enduring and original forces. Their super-charged brand of country is traditional twang with a wild-streak, and it’s been embraced by fans of every musical stripe. Big and Rich have been nominated for multiple Grammy and CMA awards and are currently in contention for “Top Vocal Duo” at the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards. The multi-platinum selling duo of Big Kenny and John Rich writes and performs music that pushes the boundaries of country music to create an experience that’s rebellious, rollicking, and always fun. 

  • America's Got Talent Live All Stars Tour - Cancelled
    1/22/2013

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, the America's Got Talent Live All Stars Tour has been postponed indefinitely.  Refunds will be made automatically to all credit card purchasers.  Tickets purchased through the Comcast Arena Box Office can be returned to the Box Office for refund. 

  • Wedding Expo Returns to the Conference Center
    1/16/2013

  • Free Public Skate and Vaccine Clinic Announced
    1/16/2013

  • Bob Bavasi Joins EPFD Board
    1/9/2013

    The Everett Public Facilities District, owners of the Comcast Arena at Everett, announced the appointment of Bob Bavasi to the EPFD Board, succeeding Mark Olson.  Bavasi joins EPFD Board President Gary Weikel, Treasurer Thomas Gaffney, Secretary Gigi Burke, and Board Member Lanie McMullin.  

    Bavasi is a partner in Bavasi Sports Partners LLP, a consulting group offering strategic planning in the sports business.  He also manages baseball initiatives in Japan that include tours, an online ticket service, and media guide publishing.  He is an active community member, attorney, and baseball club owner.  Bavasi and his wife, Margaret, were owners and operators of the Everett AquaSox, an affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.  Bavasi is the creator of the Horizon Air Summer Series, a collegiate invitational baseball league, and its host team, the Marysville Gold Sox of Marysville, CA.  He has served as Chair of the Board of Everett Community College, the Washington State Community Colleges, and the Washington State Tourism and Economic Development Board.Comcast Arena at Everett was developed and is owned by the Everett Public Facilities District.  

    The Everett Public Facilities District is a municipal corporation managed by a five-member Board of Directors.  Board members are appointed by the Everett City Council and serve four-year terms.  Elections for EPFD Board positions will be held at the January 16 monthly meeting. 

  • New General Manager Named for Comcast Arena
    1/3/2013

    Global Spectrum, management for the Comcast Arena at Everett, today named Jeffrey M. Schumacher as the facility’s General Manager.  Schumacher will relocate to Everett from the Global Spectrum managed Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, NJ.  In his role, he will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations including booking, finance, events, box office, marketing, client relations, corporate sales and operations for the Arena, Edward D. Hansen Conference Center and the Comcast Community Ice Rink. 

     “Jeff has done a tremendous job for Global Spectrum in Trenton, increasing the profile of the venue, booking new events and generating positive revenue for our client,” said Global Spectrum Chief Operating Officer John Page. “His experience will be an asset to the Everett Public Facilities District in bringing in successful events to Comcast Arena at Everett.”

    Under his leadership at the Sun National Bank Center, he expanded booking relationships within the facility and confirmed multiple first-time events for the facility.  He managed a naming rights partnership with Sun National Bank and attracted the Southern Indoor Football League’s Trenton Steel team to the venue.

    "We are pleased to welcome Jeff on board,” stated Gary Weikel, President of the Everett Public Facilities District. “We look forward to his leadership at the helm of the Comcast Arena at Everett, and his demonstrated enthusiasm and ability to attract new events. The Everett Public Facilities District Board of Directors conducted a thorough recruitment and interview process in the selection, and we are confident we have selected the individual best suited to fulfill the goals of the position.” 

    Prior to his move to Trenton, Schumacher served as General Manager for the Androscoggin Bank Colisée (Lewiston, ME), and Dodge Arena (Hidalgo, TX).  He began working in the facility business in marketing and public relations with Wicomico Civic Center (Salisbury, MD), as a promoter with Feld Entertainment, marketing director for Firstar Center (Cincinnati, OH), and as director of soccer operations for Philadelphia Charge and KIXX. 

  • Arena Grill Grand Re-Opening December 29 - Lounge Area Enhanced to Improve Guest Experience
    12/21/2012

    Global Spectrum, management for the Comcast Arena at Everett, is pleased to announce the grand re-opening of the Arena Grill restaurant on December 29.  The Grill has been remodeled to better serve fans.

    As part of Centerplate’s exclusive food and beverage service agreement with the Everett Public Facilities District, the 2,000 square foot space has been re-designed to provide increased comfort and aesthetics, including the addition of partition walls at the entry to protect guests from the elements.  The addition of booths has created a more intimate environment while fans will still feel like they are part of the action. 

    The construction has increased the capacity from 75 seats to nearly 100.  Local contractor, Nick Parise of Dylan Construction, lead the production executing the design work of M3.  The artistry includes re-claimed wood sourced from a Seattle Chinese restaurant, dating back to the turn of the century.  Trim and décor were sourced from a former grain silo in Idaho.  The entrance features cold steel forged letters to make up the entrance sign.  

    The Arena Grill is open to all ticketholders for events.  The restaurant features a full service kitchen offering daily specials made with locally-sourced ingredients.  Guests can enjoy an assortment of delicious NW favorites such as a fresh catch of the day, artisan pizzas, salads, appetizers, pasta and traditional steak entrees.  A complete selection of Washington wines is recommended by the experienced staff.  Reservations can be made by calling 425.322.2726.  

    In advance of the 2012-13 Everett Silvertips hockey season, Centerplate also added several new concessions including the Possession Sound Surf & Turf, Habanero’s, Hewitt’s Diner, and added the Shanghai Wok to the already popular 47 Degrees North International Marketplace, which includes made-to-order Italian dishes.  Centerplate’s mission is “To showcase and assist in sustaining and growing the agriculture and wine industries of Snohomish County by incorporating local ingredients in our recipes and suggesting and pouring local wines.” 

  • America's Got Talent Live - All Stars Tour here on April 14
    12/18/2012

    Tickets on sale Friday for America's Got Talent Live All Stars Tour

    The America’s Got Talent Live – All Stars Tour features performances by the past two season’s finalists and viewer favorites, with Jerry Springer hosting the event.  Performers include this season’s champion $1 million winner Olate Dogs, last season’s winner Eugene Landau Murphy, this season’s mentalist/mind reader Eric Dittelman, escape artist/illusionist Spencer Horsman, and last season’s 12 year old singing sensation, Anna Graceman.

    Throughout an illustrious career, Jerry Springer has become a cultural and civic icon. In addition to hosting “The Jerry Springer Show,” now in its 21st season, he has been the mayor of Cincinnati, political pundit, lawyer, Emmy award-winning newscaster, game show host, a country recording artist, international emcee and TV personality. He has been in movies and on Broadway, he's a progressive talk-radio broadcaster and recently Springer won America's heart with his ballroom dancing.

    Anna Graceman, 12, is an accomplished singer and songwriter, equally comfortable singing in front of friends and family as she is in front of the TV camera where she has blown millions of people away with her powerful and deeply soulful voice. 

    Spencer Horsman is an escape artist born into the entertainment business with both parents performing with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey as circus clowns.  He was introduced to magic at age four, started ventriloquism at eight, and began performing for TV by the age of 15.  His audition, performing upside down in a straitjacket, held in place with ropes which were lit on fire gained him notoriety during season 7.

    Eric Dittelman was a semi-finalist on season 7, where he performed his unique blend of mind reading with stand up and improvisational comedy.

    As part of his AGT prize as sixth season winner, Eugene Landau Murphy realized a lifelong dream and headlined a show at the Colosseum Theater at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.  Many have compared his smooth vocals and phrasing to that of Frank Sinatra, and his rags to riches rise has been nothing short of phenomenal.

    The Olate Dogs had their humble beginnings when 12 year old, Richard Olate, took his love for dogs and turned it into a small entertainment troupe in his native Chile.  They are now America’s most recognized dog entertainers as the most recent winners of America’s Got Talent.  

  • Winter Coat Drive for FIRE on ICE World Championship ICE Racing
    12/7/2012

    Global Spectrum, management for the Comcast Arena at Everett, knows that it’s better to give than to receive, but it’s best to give and receive. That’s why we’re teaming up with the FIRE on ICE World Championship ICE Racing series for our “Comfort From The Cold” Coat Drive. The concept is simple: Give a coat. Get a discount. It’s the perfect opportunity to ensure that no one goes without the basic necessity of a coat this winter.   

    Beginning December 5, guests who donate a new or gently used coat or jacket will receive a $5 discount on General Admission tickets to the FIRE on ICE World Championship Ice Racing event taking place at Comcast Arena at Everett on December 15, 2012. General admission tickets will be $10 with a donation, while the Child’s ticket price will be just $3. Tickets increase $2 day of show.

    Coats of all shapes and sizes will be accepted, with all donations benefiting the Salvation Army’s Everett chapter. Donations can be dropped off at the Comcast Arena box office through Saturday, December 15.

    The FIRE on ICE World Championship ICE Racing series features North America’s top motorcycle and quad ice racers competing in two Professional Divisions. The thrilling racing excitement starts at 7 PM. Also planned is a death defying Quad jump through the Ring of Fire. This stunt has never been seen before this special World Championship race weekend.

    Contact:

    Eli Schwimmer
    Marketing Manager
    Comcast Arena at Everett
    p 425.322.2628
    eschwimmer@comcastarenaeverett.com

  • Fire on ICE World Championship ICE Racing Thunders Into Everett December 15
    11/8/2012

    North America’s top Motorcycle and Quad racers are busy preparing their fastest machines to compete in this year’s World Championship chase. Riders from as far away as North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Kansas will be in Seattle to take on the best of the West. These elite athletes will be competing in ICE racing’s two Professional Divisions.

    The lightning fast state-of-the-art Manufacturers World Cup Motorcycles and the wild and unpredictable ICE Unlimited Outlaw Quads (highly modified 4-wheel ATV’s). All of these high powered machines will be equipped with razor sharp steel studded tires allowing for them to achieve incredible speeds on ice but also adding an element of danger not present in dirt track racing.  The First Lady of ICE Racing, Mandy “Wild Child” Brodil Cervantes, will defend her five World Championship titles, more than any other rider in either pro division.

    Select Amateur Classes will also be competing giving local racers a chance to compete in the spotlight, on ice, in front of their hometown fans.

    The event is presented locally by Lynnwood Motoplex, the new home of Lynnwood Kawasaki. 

  • HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS LET FANS DETERMINE RULES OF THE GAME
    10/16/2012

    Known as innovators of the game of basketball for decades, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters are again introducing something unparalleled in the history of sports and family entertainment, taking kid participation and fun to a whole new level when the Globetrotters come to Comcast Arena at Everett in Everett on Sunday, February 17,  2013, at 2 p.m.

    For the first time ever, during the Globetrotters’ 2013 “You Write the Rules” World Tour, your family’s smiles will begin before you even get to the show. Fans will decide the rules for the game that could affect the final outcome. This could be anything from playing with two basketballs at once, to getting double the points for each basket made.

    Go online with your kids to www.harlemglobetrotters.com to vote for which ground-breaking rule you want to see implemented in the game. Then, get your tickets, and see the winning rules in live action at the Globetrotters’ world championship game.

    Before the game, take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your family where you get to actually spend time on the court with the Globetrotters one-on-one – shooting, trying out ball tricks, autographs and photos.  The unique 30-minute pre-show, “Magic Pass,” will create memories of a lifetime.

    This year's Globetrotters roster features stars such as Hi-Lite Bruton, Dizzy Grant, Ant Atkinson, and female star Mighty Mitchell. Rosters vary by market and are subject to change.

    The North American leg of the 2013 “Your Write the Rules” World Tour will tip-off on December 26, 2012, and will run through April 2013.  The team will play over 270 games in nearly 240 cities in 45 states and nine Canadian provinces.

  • Smashing Pumpkins Kick Off US Tour at Comcast Arena
    8/27/2012

    SMASHING PUMPKINS--singer/guitarist BILLY CORGAN, guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER, drummer MIKE BYRNE and bassist NICOLE FIORENTINO—will embark on a U.S. tour launching October 10 at Comcast Arena at Everett.

    Look for the band to perform their critically acclaimed album OCEANIA--which entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 and earned the #1 spot on the Independent Albums Chart this past June--in full and for the second half of the show they’ll play classics and deep cuts from their body of work.  The PUMPKINS will be backed by visuals prepared by Sean Evans, whose most recent project was assisting Roger Waters on the newest staging of “The Wall.” THE PUMPKINS will be using new technology in video-mapping to create something new and previously unseen.

    OCEANIA (Martha’s Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution) was created by the band at Corgan’s private studio in Chicago as a true album experience for listeners to fully immerse themselves in. The powerful 13-song collection was produced by Corgan and Bjorn Thorsrud and mixed by David Bottrill.  Marking THE SMASHING PUMPKINS’ 7th studio record and 7th Top Ten album, it is “an album within an album,” part of their 44-song work-in-progress TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE. Of OCEANIA, USA Today said Corgan’s “creative engines are roaring with an intensity and creative pluck unmatched since his mid-'90s classics” (6/19/12); the Los Angeles Times said it is “the best thing the Pumpkins have done since the ‘90s” (6/19/12); and the Chicago Tribune called it “Corgan’s best work since the ‘90s” (6/15/12).

  • STOMP - New Surprises, New Routines, New Props - October 16
    8/26/2012

    Live October 16

    STOMP have performed their mind-blowing rhythms Off-Broadway since 1994.  The return of the percussive hit to the Puget Sound region also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show updated and restructured with the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. 

    The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments - matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps - to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.  Audiences are swept up by the adrenaline and the energy comes full circle and the cast and audience become one.  The only way to truly understand STOMP is to see it live.  The show is entertaining on multiple levels, with humor, dance, and awe-inspiring music, suitable for all ages. 

    Here's what the critics are saying:
    "GO!  Have the Time of Your Life!" - NY Newsday
    "Exuberant!  Explosive Joy!" - New York Times
    "A Phenomenal Show!  A Joyous Invention!" - Chicago Tribune
    "As Hot As Ever!" - San Francisco Chronicle

  • Register for Free Tickets for Everett Fall Home Show
    8/14/2012

    First 5000 ! (ONLINE ONLY) download Free Home Show Tickets at www.westlakepromo.com

    Snohomish County’s Premier Fall Event Features Hundreds of Experts and Fall Only Pricing

    Who: 8th Annual Washington State Everett Fall Home Show  

    When: September 28-30, 2012 – Friday Noon – 6 pm | Saturday 10 am – 6 pm | Sunday 10 am to 5 pm 

    What: Snohomish County’s premiere Fall event features hundreds of specialized local businesses ready to customize, update, or even design dream homes.  

    The Fall Home Show will feature a Family Activities Center sponsored by Kids n’ Us Early Learning Academy.   Kids (and kids at heart) will not want to miss Roberto the Magnificent and his crazy stunt show:  utilizing cirque-style skills, he thrills audiences with his high flying pogo stick jumps, super tall unicycles, and his juggling of knives, torches and even hand saws.  Other family activities include interactive exhibits where guests can create art projects like kitchen brush murals, or play with parachutes, balloons, and try ribbon dancing.

    Special guest speakers include Dave Parker of Shelf Reliance, specializing in emergency preparedness and food storage; Kip Rumens of Monroe Fireplace, on how to save energy with zone heating; Ken Peterson from UBuildIt on remodeling; Eric Teegarden representing NW Wind & Solar; and Andrew Mumford of A Taste of Eden will present preparation of natural and allergy-friendly foods.  Blue Stilly Coffee Roasters and Oven Monkey Bakery will provide free pastry and coffee tastings.     Exhibitors and sponsors include Judd & Black Appliances, BECU (Boeing Employees Credit Union), Kids ‘n Us Early Learning Academy, IFly Seattle, Blue Stilly Coffee Roasters and Snohomish County PUD.

    Tickets:   Admission is $7.00 for Adults, $6.50 for Seniors (55+) available at the door only.  Children 16 and under are free.  Admission is free to the first 5,000 to register online at www.westlakepromo.com.

  • WWE RAW World Tour Comes to Comcast Arena October 5
    8/1/2012

    Tickets are on sale Friday, August 17 at 10 am

    The WWE juggernaut returns to Everett for the WWE RAW World Tour on Friday, October 5 at Comcast Arena at Everett. This is the first show in Everett in nearly eight years. Don’t miss your favorite RAW Superstars and Divas live in action!
     
    Huge Double Main Event!
    • John Cena and “The World’s Largest Athlete” The Big Show will face off inside a Steel Cage!
    • Witness two master tacticians battle as “The Straight Edge Savior” CM Punk and Daniel Bryan go one on one for the WWE Championship!

    Also scheduled to appear: The Miz, Santino Marella, Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, Zack Ryder, the WWE Divas, and much more. This is one show you don’t want to miss!

    *Lineup subject to change.

  • Cord McCoy Takes Comcast Arena by the Bulls
    8/1/2012

    Cord McCoy Takes Comcast Arena by the Bulls

    World Champion Rider Arrives in Seattle Early to Meet the Press and Prepare for the Weekend’s War

    WHO:
                   Professional Bull Rider Cord McCoy

    WHEN:             Thursday, August 9 and Friday, August 10

    MEDIA ADVISORY:  ADVANCE INTERVIEW AVAILABILITY

    In Studio or On Location 

     

    WHAT:              World Champion Professional Bull Rider Cord McCoy will be arriving in Seattle Thursday, August 9 in preparation for Lucas Oil Professional Bull Riders tour hitting Comcast Arena at Everett Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11. McCoy has a lifetime of experience and is approaching his next showcase at the future weekend’s bull riding competition. Meet the World Champion rider in person and get an insider’s perspective on a lifetime in Professional Bull Riding.

    RIDER BIO:      McCoy has been a Professional Bull Riders fan favorite for years and is no stranger to the media. The CBS hit “The Amazing Race,” selected him along with his brother Jet to compete on their show in 2010. The brothers finished fifth on “The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business.” Three years running, McCoy has hosted his annual invitational in Ada, Oklahoma, benefitting Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society giving back to his community and support local charities.

    McCoy competed in Built Ford Tough World Finals in 2011, riding 3-of-6 bulls, and winning $33,000. He faced the top two contenders for World Champion Bull, riding top-ranked bull Bushwacker for 3.39 seconds in Round 3, and Asteroid for 1.7 seconds. He finished second in the Built Ford Tough Championship Round with 85.5 points on Commotion. He came back from that competition and won back-to-back Touring Pro Division events in 2011.

    PROFILE:        

    World Finals Qualifications:
       Four
    Hometown:                              Tupelo, Oklahoma                                
    Residence:                               Ada, Oklahoma
    Height:                                     5-9                                                                   
    Weight:                                    155
    Born:                                        August 19, 1980                                                           
    Riding Hand:                            Left
    BFTS Season:                          Seventh                                               
    Earnings:                                 $426,491
    High-Marked Ride:                  92.25 points on Big Bucks at Worcester, Massachusetts

  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents BARNUM BASH
    7/10/2012

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents BARNUM BASH introduces the Ringling Bros.® Ringlettes, who are the stylish hosts of the swankiest circus party in town. The Ringlettes are ready to invite Children of All Ages in on the hippest circus spectacular that The Greatest Show On Earth® has ever produced, Thursday, August 23 - Sunday, August 26.

    The fun begins as soon as the audience enters Ringling Bros. Presents BARNUM BASH with a rockin’ Pre-show party happening directly on the arena floor. Party-goers can learn fresh dance moves from Ringling Bros. clown DJ Dean, style in glitzy costumes, learn balancing and juggling skills, meet and take photos with circus stars, and even step behind the curtain for an exclusive backstage experience which includes an up-close look at the most exotic animal menagerie only at BARNUM BASH. 

    Ringling Bros. Presents BARNUM BASH has assembled the most amazing international acts including the Mighty Dmytrio, Motorcycle Mania, Epic Asian Elephants, Wheel of Steel, and Hand Balancers. All are tricked-out for the circus party and ready to perform wild feats of wonders and strength, to contemporary pop music and in 21st century Barnum style. Everyone who is anyone is invited to the party, except Anton, a loveable, goofy hipster clown, who just wants to be part of the fun. Ringling Bros. Presents BARNUM BASH is all the rage with outlandish thrills, hilarious high-jinks and majestic animals, but can Anton, with his non-stop laughable antics, persuade us all that there’s not just one right way to party!?! 

  • Let the Sparks Fly at the 'Fire & Ice' Events on the 4th of July
    6/26/2012

    Let the Sparks Fly at the 'Fire & Ice' Events on the 4th of July
    Comcast Community Ice Rink Offering $4 Public Skating Rates All Day on the 4th of July!

    When:Wednesday, July 4, 2012 – 8:15 am- 4:45 pm 

    Where:Comcast Community Ice Rink

    The Comcast Community Ice Rink will be participating in this year’s City of Everett’s Fourth of July 2012 parade celebrations and festivities. Global Spectrum staff will offer cool, reasonably priced, and family-friendly events to encourage community members to spend their Fourth of July downtown Everett. 

    The City of Everett’s “Colors of Freedom” parade will begin at 11:00 am and visitors are welcome at the Comcast Community Ice Rink before and after the parade for a 4th of July $4 ‘Fire & Ice’ skate. Take advantage of discounted public skating rates being offered all day from 8:15 am until 4:45 pm. A family of four can participate in public skating for only $16. 

    In addition to The Power Play Café’s already jam-packed menu, they will be offering a fixed barbeque menu for all community guests from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm to enjoy. Stop by for lunch on the patio and exceptional barbeque from Centerplate. The Power Play Café will feature top-notch hamburgers, mouthwatering brats, delicious hot dogs, and slow cooked barbeque fried baked beans. 

    For guests watching the City’s parade, be sure to keep an eye out for members from the Everett Figure Skating Club, Global Spectrum staff from the Comcast Community Ice Rink, and ‘Lincoln’ the Everett Silvertips mascot, who will be participating in the parade handing out Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey clown noses, skating passes, and much more.

  • Get Your Competitive Edge at Power of Vision 2012 Leadership Conference!
    6/20/2012

    Inspiring Conference at the Conference Center at Comcast Arena

    Who:  Power of Vision 2012 Leadership Conference
    When:  Friday, June 29, 2012 at 8:15 am
    Where:  Conference Center at Comcast Arena  

    What:  Today’s business world presents different challenges than in past years. The Power of Vision 2012 Leadership Conference is here to inspire and lift local business leaders through these economic times. What better way to get motivated than to hear successful career stories and struggles from local professionals’ personal stories?

    The brightest industry speakers will be leading this conference and will deliver their proven strategies, designed to help master the ins and outs in today’s business economic standpoint. Connect with like-minded professionals, share your enthusiasm for business today, and insights for a successful tomorrow.

    Todd Duncan, Joe Stumpf, Terry Gogna, and Ron Vaimberg will all be present sharing their training techniques and streamlined professional procedures. Tom Duncan, who is most commonly known for his passion to unlock the potential in every individual crossing his path, will be speaking on topics from his bestselling books and other popular seminars that have influenced millions.

    Joe Stumpf will be speaking on systems, tools, and resources that have been used by thousands in successful real estate deals and loan contracts. Specializing in maximizing profitability and retention rate, Terry Gogna, will show others how to achieve success through Priority Event Management.

     

    Maintaining motivation is one of Ron Vaimberg’s strong suits. He will be instructing conference attendees how to create a successful plan, commit to executing the plan, and step-by-step direction on taking action. Ron will highlight how to implement procedures that produce immediate results. Join hundreds of local business professionals this year at the Power of Vision 2012 Leadership Conference and leave inspired, fact filled, and connected.

    Tickets:  Tickets ($99) are on sale now at the Comcast Arena at Everett Box Office, 1.866.332.8499 or online at www.comcastarenaeverett.com. Tickets purchased online or charge by phone subject to convenience fees. View additional updates at www.facebook.com/comcastarena.

  • Walk On Program Kickoff at Comcast Arena at Everett
    6/12/2012

    Grand Opening for FREE Community Walking Program to be held June 18

    Lace up your sneakers and head to Comcast Arena at Everett on Monday, June 18 at 9 am for the Walk On kickoff event! Avoid the Northwest’s sketchy outdoor elements and enjoy the Arena’s controlled climate, every Monday and Wednesday morning between 9 - 11 am

    “Walking may well be the perfect exercise,” stated Kim Bedier, General Manager at Global Spectrum. “Walking is safe, simple and doesn’t require expensive gear. The health benefits are enormous and we’re thrilled to provide a comfortable and safe atmosphere.”

    Prior to the inaugural first lap at the grand opening kickoff, Jordan James (CSCS, USAW), premier athletic trainer for the Everett Raptors, Washington Stealth, and the North Sound SeaWolves will be leading a ten minute stretching session. An expert in fitness and kinesiology, he will inform walkers of the benefits of stretching and the proper techniques to avoid injury.

    Integrated Rehabilitation Group/Everett Physical Therapy: Sports Performance Center will be onsite providing nutritional advice, offering free injury screenings and recommending proper footwear. They will also be distributing free water bottles and t-shirts to participants.

    Five laps around the concourse equals one mile, and light cardio sessions will also be held on the south side staircase. Walkers are asked to enter through the Comcast Community Ice Rink on the Broadway side of the building. Comcast Community Ice Rink staff will record participants’ personal miles and will reward all walkers with a free gift.

    Free coffee and water will be provided at the grand opening.  For all future Walk On dates (and the kickoff), the Power Play Café will be open in the Comcast Community Ice Rink, serving espresso, healthy treats, and deli options to jump start the day.  

    Walk On may not be available on all dates due to events; walkers are advised follow us on Facebook or Twitter or to confirm availability on the Arena website at www.comcastarenaeverett.com.

  • More Than 50,000 Expected at Graduations
    6/7/2012

    To the graduating class of 2012, Global Spectrum offers “Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!” as management prepares to welcome more than 50,000 guests and graduates to Comcast Arena at Everett, with a record 15 graduation ceremonies in June.

    To the graduating class of 2012, Global Spectrum offers “Congratulations!  Today is your day.  You’re off to Great Places!  You’re off and away!” as management prepares to welcome more than 50,000 guests and graduates to Comcast Arena at Everett, with a record 15 graduation ceremonies in June.

    “A Seattle Times editorial offered congratulations to the city of Everett during a previous year’s graduation season with the message that ‘these are the kinds of events that make a building a part of the community.’  We are honored to host such an important milestone to so many each year,” stated General Manager, Kim Bedier. “Another important part of our mission is to attract visitors to downtown Everett and we look forward to welcoming more than 50,000 again this year.”

    An additional positive side effect with the multiple graduations, where no rationing of tickets is required, is the number of hours it provides for employees.  Due to high demand for ice time, this is the first year the Arena ice will remain in throughout the summer.  The operations crew will be busier than ever with the multiple changeovers, and the gracious guest services employees will be busy greeting guests (and perhaps occasionally tracking down a surreptitious noisemaker from an eager graduate)! 

    “Oh, the places you’ll go!  There is fun to be done!  There are points to be scored.  There are games to be won.”  But today at Comcast Arena at Everett, sports step aside in favor of congratulations to the Class of 2012! 

  • Superheroes vs. Villains Cosmic Skate at Comcast Community Ice Rink - Everett Food Bank Reaps the Rewards as Community Shows its Giving Powers!
    6/5/2012

    Superheroes vs. Villains Cosmic Skate at Comcast Community Ice Rink. Everett Food Bank Reaps the Rewards as Community Shows its Giving Powers!

    Who:                Lights Out Superheroes Vs. Villains Party

    When:              Friday, June 8, 2012 from 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm

    Where:             Comcast Community Ice Rink

    With the success of last months “Lights Out Pajama Party” the Comcast Community Ice Rink will once again be hosting a Lights Out cosmic skate on Friday, June 8. This month’s theme is Superheroes vs. Villains and the event will benefit the Everett Food Bank.

    Superheroes are encouraged to bring one can of non perishable food, to be donated to the local Everett Food Bank in exchange for $1 off admission. The Everett Food Bank feeds over 3,000 households every month and serves families, children, seniors, and disabled individuals who reside in the Everett area.

    Guests are invited to skate under cosmic lighting, dance, and listen to top forty music while wearing their favorite superhero or villain apparel. If you’re in the mood to relax, the Comcast Community Ice Rink Cinema Lounge will be featuring Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles. What better way to spend a Friday evening than suiting up and choosing sides in the perpetual battle of good vs. evil?

    The Power Play Café will be featuring $3 Friday Night Fun Packs, including a small popcorn and kiddie size slushy. Featuring a completely new menu, whether you’re in the mood for a snack or an entire entrée, they’ve got something to cater to everyone’s appetite. 

    Admission:  Entry to “Lights Out Superheroes Vs. Villains Party” is regular price admission of $9 for adults and youth, children age five and under cost $3.50. All prices include skate rental. Doors for the event open at 7:30 pm. Every guest that brings a can of nonperishable food will receive $1 off admission at the door. For more information please call 425.322.2650.

  • After 25 Sold Out Shows, Eric Church Announces Everett Performance
    6/1/2012

    He’s sold out over 25 dates on his inaugural arena headlining tour, but Eric Church's The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour isn’t over yet, with the announcement of more than forty additional concerts including an Everett date at Comcast Arena at Everett. Ticket on sale date is to be announced.

    In April, Eric Church: The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour was named No. 11 on Pollstar’s 2012 Worldwide Ticket Sales Chart for the first quarter, confirming the tour was one of the highest-attended across all genres of music from January through March.

    Not only has The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour received huge response from fans, but it has also been met with praise by many outlets including The Boston Globe who wrote, "With his vivid songs, frenetic performances, and outsider allure, Church is a refreshing figure on the country scene." The Reading Eagle added, “It’s been said a transcendent concert can resemble a religious experience, but this took it to a new level… the 34-year-old frequently exploded from the mic stand, arms pounding his chest, screaming at the crowd to boost an energy level that pyrotechnics and explosions had already elevated… the energy roared.”

    Church has tied The Blood Sweat & Beers Tour to a cause that will help those in need. Teaming up with Tickets-For-Charity.com, he is giving fans the opportunity to donate part of their purchase price to their favorite charity, and his partnering cause, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and its mission to find a cure for diabetes. For more information, visit www.TicketsForCharity.com.

  • Professional Bull Riders Return to Everett
    5/24/2012

    The Professional Bull Riders announced that its Lucas Oil Touring Pro Division, featuring some of the top bull riders from Washington, Oregon and around the country, will compete at Comcast Arena at Everett.

    The Professional Bull Riders announced that its Lucas Oil Touring Pro Division, featuring some of the top bull riders from Washington, Oregon and around the country, will compete at Comcast Arena at Everett.

    Fans will witness thrilling 8-second rides and jaw-dropping wrecks throughout the adrenaline-soaked performance as the PBR’s insanely brave cowboys risk it all against monstrous animal athletes that can weigh as much as 2,000 pounds.

    The Lucas Oil Touring Pro Division is the gateway for cowboys striving to compete on the elite nationally-televised Built Ford Tough Series, which is comprised of the Top 35 bull riders in the world. Every five events on the BFTS, the Top five riders (based on money earned) from the TPD are allowed to move into the BFTS.

    The PBR is the world’s premier bull riding organization. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the PBR. In just two decades, the dream of 20 bull riders has become a global sports phenomenon that is televised worldwide. More than 100 million viewers annually watch primetime PBR programming on networks around the world including CBS, CBS Sports Network, NBC, NBC Sports Network, and YouTube. The PBR has awarded over $100 million in prize money and 24 riders have earned over $1 million, including Justin McBride with $5.5 million – the most of any Western-sports athlete in history. Nearly 2 million fans attend Built Ford Tough Series and Touring Pro Division events each year. For more information on the PBR, go to www.pbr.com, or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PBR and http://twitter.com/PBR.

  • Award-Winning New Executive Chef to Lead Conference Center and Comcast Arena Culinary Team
    5/18/2012

    Global Spectrum, the management company for the Comcast Arena at Everett, welcomes new Executive Chef for Centerplate, Duff Allen. Chef Duff will be responsible for overseeing all culinary aspects of Centerplate’s food and beverage operations within the Comcast Arena and Edward D. Hansen Conference Center.

    Global Spectrum, the management company for the Comcast Arena at Everett, welcomes new Executive Chef for Centerplate, Duff Allen. Chef Duff will be responsible for overseeing all culinary aspects of Centerplate’s food and beverage operations within the Comcast Arena and Edward D. Hansen Conference Center.

    Duff’s background includes extensive experience serving thousands of guests, including his tenure as Executive Chef for the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, and most recently, as Chef and Director of Food and Beverage at Washington National Golf Course.  In his new role, he will oversee the day-to-day kitchen operations, including menu development, staff growth and training, and purchasing locally-sourced ingredients.

    “Our fans, clients and guests will be sure to eat, drink and be merry with Chef Duff’s influence on our food and beverage operations,” says Global Spectrum’s Kim Bedier, General Manager for Comcast Arena at Everett. “We are looking forward to his new food concepts at concessions in the Arena and his creative Conference Center menu choices.” 

    A northwest native, Duff’s culinary education began at South Seattle Community College’s school of Culinary Arts, he then spent time honing his skills at local fine dining restaurants and in high production seafood and steak operations.  He has several decades of northwest Chef experience, serving thousands of meals and managing large catering events both at the Meydenbauer Center and with Classic Catering Northwest.  Duff studied at the Culinary Institute of America-Greystone in Napa Valley, where he mastered the art of food and wine pairing, a skill essential to the fine dining industry.  Duff’s Seared Tuna Appetizer earned the prestigious Silver award at the Convention Industry Council APEX Food & Beverage Challenge. He currently co-owns Northwest Spice Company, a wholesale dry herb and spice company based in Seattle.

    “Chef Duff not only brings award-winning flavor to the Centerplate team, but also extensive experience in custom menu development,” stated Randall Olson, Centerplate’s General Manager.  “His expertise in developing creative dishes with northwest flare fits perfectly within Centerplate’s stated mission to use locally-sourced ingredients in creating ‘Craveable Experiences. Raveable Results.’”

  • Linda Beecher Elected to Meeting Professionals International Board
    5/11/2012

    Conference Center Sales Manager Elected to VP Position with Washington State Chapter

    Global Spectrum is pleased to announce the election of Linda Beecher, Conference Center Sales Manager, to the position of Vice President of Membership with Meeting Professionals International – Washington State Chapter for 2012-2013.  As volunteer Vice President of Membership, Beecher will be responsible for the management of chapter programs, services and resources for member recruitment, retention, involvement and recognition.  

    “We are pleased to see Linda recognized for her strengths in the meeting industry with the leadership vision of Meeting Professionals International,” said Kim Bedier, Global Spectrum’s General Manager for Comcast Arena at Everett. “Linda’s enthusiasm for building client and industry relationships are certain to have a positive impact to MPI with greater member involvement, recruitment and care under her leadership.”     

    Linda Beecher has held the Sales Manager position at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center in Everett for nearly two years, where she contributes to the economic impact for the Everett Public Facilities District and downtown Everett overall.  Prior to this position, she was the Group Sales and Media Relations Manager for the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau for two years, and Director of Sales for Marriott TownePlace Suites Seattle/North for five years.  Beecher currently serves as President of the Everett Central Lions Club, making a difference for people with sight and hearing impairments.  In this role, she has co-chaired the Lions Club’s Annual Fishing Derby for the Blind for 12 years.

     

  • Cosmic Skate Returns to the Comcast Community Ice Rink
    5/4/2012

    Lights Out Pajama Party!
    Back by popular demand, “Lights Out” cosmic skate returns to the Comcast Community Ice Rink on May 11, 2012. Introducing a new theme, Pajama Party Movie Night, guests are invited to skate under glowing black lights, a dancing disco ball and to the sound of modern day music in your most comfortable pajamas or curl up in the Comcast Community Ice Rink Cinema Lounge with a bowl of popcorn to watch, Disney Pixar’s Finding Nemo. What better way to spend a Friday evening than skating to your favorite music with family and friends while wearing pajamas in a cosmic lit atmosphere?

    The Power Play Café will be featuring $3 Friday Night Fun Packs, including a small popcorn and kiddie size slushy. Having just reopened with a completely new menu, whether you’re in the mood for a snack or an entire entrée, they’ve got something to cater to everyone’s appetite.

    Cosmic Skate Returns to the Comcast Community Ice Rink
    Lights Out Pajama Party!

    Who:Lights Out Pajama Party

    When:May 11, 2012 from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    Where:Comcast Community Ice Rink

    What:

    Back by popular demand, “Lights Out” cosmic skate returns to the Comcast Community Ice Rink on May 11, 2012. Introducing a new theme, Pajama Party Movie Night, guests are invited to skate under glowing black lights, a dancing disco ball and to the sound of modern day music in your most comfortable pajamas or curl up in the Comcast Community Ice Rink Cinema Lounge with a bowl of popcorn to watch, Disney Pixar’s Finding Nemo. What better way to spend a Friday evening than skating to your favorite music with family and friends while wearing pajamas in a cosmic lit atmosphere?

    The Power Play Café will be featuring $3 Friday Night Fun Packs, including a small popcorn and kiddie size slushy. Having just reopened with a completely new menu, whether you’re in the mood for a snack or an entire entrée, they’ve got something to cater to everyone’s appetite.

    Admission:       Entry to “Lights Out Pajama Party” is regular price admission of $9 for adults and youth, children age five and under cost $3.50. All prices include skate rental. Doors for the event open at 7:30 pm. For more information please call 425.322.2650.

     

  • The Fresh Beat Band Hits Everett
    4/6/2012

    The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon's popular preschool music group and stars of the hit TV series of the same name, are adding a second leg (50 cities, 70 performances) to their current sold-out nationwide concert tour and will play Comcast Arena at Everett on November 10, 2012. More than 200,000 fans will have seen the live show by the end of the first run making it one of this year’s most successful music tours.

    The Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert Tour, Presented By Nickelodeon, features Kiki (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer), Shout (Thomas Hobson), Marina (Tara Perry) and Twist (Jon Beavers) performing The Fresh Beat Band hits from seasons one, two and three of the Nickelodeon live-action music series that teaches preschoolers about music appreciation.  Songs performed include “Here We Go, “A Friend Like You, “Bananas,” and “Just Like A Rockstar,” among others.  The first-ever The Fresh Beat Band soundtrack – The Fresh Beat Band: Music From The Hit TV Show -- is currently available on iTunes and in stores everywhere.  The album features 19 catchy, preschool-friendly tracks also culled from three seasons of the TV series and has been number-one on the iTunes Children’s Music chart since its release in January.

  • General Manager Kim Bedier Appointed to IAVM Board
    3/29/2012

    Comcast Arena at Everett’s Kim Bedier Announced as 2nd Vice Chair of IAVM
    Global Spectrum’s General Manager Appointed to Top Industry Organization

    The International Association of Venue Managers is pleased to announce the nomination of Kim Bedier, CFE, for 2nd Vice Chair of the IAVM Board of Directors, a prestigious honor, denoting exemplary leadership and dedication to the Sport, Entertainment, and Convention/Exhibition Industry. In this role, Ms. Bedier will become a Senior Officer of the organization, a four (4) year term, ascending to the Chairman position in 2014-15.

    Ms. Bedier is the General Manager for Global Spectrum-managed Comcast Arena at Everett (Wash.), an arena, ice rink and conference center complex. She has over 20 years of venue leadership experience, including Air Canada Centre in Toronto and Crystal Centre in Grande Prairie Alberta. Comcast Arena at Everett received the inaugural IAVM Venue Excellence Award for Arenas in 2010.

    “Kim’s personal dedication and leadership in the facility management industry are second to none,” said Gary Weikel, President of the Everett Public Facilities District Board. “We are proud of her achievements at Comcast Arena at Everett, with IAVM and within the industry at large.  On behalf of the EPFD Board of Directors, I offer my sincere congratulations to her in this enhanced role.”

    “Global Spectrum is proud of Kim and her ongoing commitment to IAVM,” said Global Spectrum Chief Operating Officer John Page. “We know IAVM will benefit greatly from her leadership and experience.”

    Ms. Bedier has been a member of IAVM since 1996 and has served on the IAVM Foundation Board of Trustees, Membership Committee, Facility Manager Editorial Advisory Board, as Chair of the Venue Management School Board of Regents and Arenas Committee, and on the executive committees of IAVM and of IAVM Region IV. She currently instructs at both VMS and the Graduate Institute. In 2007 Bedier was named one of the five inaugural “Women of Influence” in the venue industry by Venues Today.

    She received the Corporate Executive of the Year Award from the Everett Area Chamber of Commerce and several Service Above Self Awards as a member of the Everett Rotary Club. She is on the boards of the Seattle Sports Commission, Snohomish County YMCA, and Domestic Violence Services, and is Past President of the Downtown Everett Association. Ms. Bedier was honored with the Ray Ward Award at the 2011 Venue Management School at Oglebay for her dedicated service and extraordinary contributions to the overall success and quality of the school.

    “I am extremely honored to receive this nomination and look forward to serving my professional association in a senior leadership role. IAVM and its programs and services, especially the Venue Management School, have played a major role throughout my career,” Ms. Bedier said.

    Ms. Bedier follows in the path of a great number of predecessors that, over the past 87 years, have helped to shape the industry, and ultimately, the communities they serve. IAVM members will vote electronically on this nomination, and, if elected, Ms. Bedier will take office in July during the Annual Conference & Trade Show, VenueConnect, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

  • You’ve Got Hate Mail – A Love “Bytes” Workplace Comedy
    3/22/2012

    Off Broadway Modern Day Hilarity at The Conference Center at Comcast Arena

    Off Broadway Modern Day Hilarity at The Conference Center at Comcast Arena

    Global Spectrum is inviting audiences to the must see modern day technology twisted comedy “You’ve Got Hate Mail.” Have you ever hit Reply All instead of Reply? Maybe you copied a group on an email when they should have all been blind copied? You’ve Got Hate Mail is now in its second year off-Broadway and critically acclaimed to be the comedy all about online hook-ups and break-ups.

    The modernized up-to-the-second pace of comedic writing proves that love “bytes” when a hidden office affair is discovered. A scandalous email is left sitting carelessly on a co-workers monitor and the office temperature begins to heat up. The production is told entirely through email and read from laptops, Blackberries, and smartphones.

    Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore have been called "the masters of modern farce" and are some of the most produced playwrights in the world. "A brilliantly written comedy! For theatergoers seeking a fun evening of non-stop laughs, it doesn’t get better than this!" – Show Business Weekly

    Tickets are on sale now.  Tickets ($30 General Admission, and a limited number of VIP seats $40) are available at the Comcast Arena at Everett Box Office, www.comcastarenaeverett.com or charge by phone 866.332.8499.  Groups of 10 or more call 425.322.2609 or 425.322.2629.   All tickets subject to agency convenience charge.  The show contains some mature content and is not recommended for children. 

    Contact:

    Cassie Behrendt
    Marketing Coordinator - Global Spectrum
    Comcast Arena at Everett
    p 425.322.2628
    cbehrendt@comcastarenaeverett.com

  • Everything you need to know about Pac Rim
    3/16/2012

  • Tenth Annual Everett Home & Garden Show
    3/9/2012

    Snohomish County's "Home Improvement Source" Features a Wine Tasting on Friday Night

    Homeowners are looking for different things for their homes today. The Everett Home & Garden Show offers the opportunity to compare new home trends in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere that offers special show pricing.  See home remodeling ideas that work for today’s homeowners.  Home improvements designed to accommodate the northwest lifestyle, including key trends like flexible multi-use garages, in-home resource centers and green systems like solar panels to power a home. 

    The Marysville-Everett Ceramic Tile exhibit will teach homeowners how to enhance every part of their homes with the very best in home décor products and services.  Northwest Hot Springs will have the Michael Phelps swim spa on display with local swimmers taking the ‘Phelps Swim Challenge.’ 

    The Snohomish County Chapter of the Washington Association of Landscape Professionals (WALP) will again present their annual stunning 1,500 square foot landscape display.  Absolute Mole Control will handle those pesky critters. Steve Smith, “The Whispering Gardner” of Sunnyside Nursery presents the most entertaining and knowledgeable flower and garden presentation in Snohomish County.

    Don’t miss the public Wine Tasting on Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. sponsored by Dunn Lumber.  Free parking is available in the Snohomish County Garage on Saturday and Sunday, sponsored by BECU.

    An impressive line-up of guest speakers includes:

    • Thea Habersetzer – new concepts and techniques for electric lighting design.
    • Bob Barca – master gardener on Mediterranean Landscape Design for the Northwest
    • Tim Nelson of Fire Mountain Solar – Learn why renewable energy is one of the most worthwhile investments to make in a home or business.
  • Comcast Arena Media Release - ‘Desperate Housemembers’ Comedy Tour Presented by Capitol Steps
    3/7/2012

    They Put the ‘MOCK in Democracy’!

    Comcast Arena Media Release - ‘Desperate Housemembers’ Comedy Tour Presented by Capitol Steps
    They Put the ‘MOCK in Democracy’!

    “Sometimes the Opposite of Progress is Congress” is part of this show’s headline statement. Capitol Steps is a comedy show that leaves no political party unscathed. Capitol Steps is celebrating 30 years in touring and brings 'Desperate Housemembers' to the Conference Center at Comcast Arena on Wednesday, October 24, at 7:30 pm. 

    The comical genius that is Capitol Steps started as a group of senate staff who set out to ridicule the people and places that employed them, giving an insider spin on realistic political comedy.  This group has been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS. They are featured on National Public Radio, where thousands listen in regularly to laugh as they put the "Mock in Democracy." 

    Global Spectrum is delighted to host this traveling parade of political material that is always fresh and crispy, ripped straight from the headlines and presented to you live. “They’re the best. There’s no act like them, no one in their league.” – Larry King, CNN.

    Tickets ($40 General Admission) are available now at the Comcast Arena at Everett Box Office, www.comcastarenaeverett.com or charge by phone 866.332.8499.  Groups of 10 or more call 425.322.2609 or 425.322.2635.   All tickets subject to agency convenience charge.  The show contains some mature content and is not recommended for children.  

    Contact:

    Cassie Behrendt
    Marketing Coordinator - Global Spectrum
    Comcast Arena at Everett
    p 425.322.2628
    cbehrendt@comcastarenaeverett.com

  • Media Credentials for 2012 Kellogg's Pacific Rim Gymnastics
    2/25/2012

    USA Gymnastics is accepting media credential requests for the 2012 Kellogg's Pacific Rim Championships, March 16-18, in Everett, Wash. – One of USA Gymnastics most prestigious international events showcasing the top male and female gymnasts from the Pacific Rim countries competing in artistic (men’s and women’s) gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline. The international field, as well as the U.S. athletes, will be announced in the coming weeks. Media day is March 15 and may begin in the morning, and will be the only opportunity to conduct competitor interviews or shoot training footage prior to the competition, is also indicated below.

    MEDIA CREDENTIALS

    Media members interested in covering any USA Gymnastics’ event must submit a credential request online

    USA Gymnastics will contact you upon receipt of your request via email and again regarding the status of your request. USA Gymnastics does not accredit freelance journalists or photographers without verifiable assignments. Please read the media accreditation policy here before you submit the request form.  Due to the short turnaround for March, we will respond as quickly as possible with credential approvals.

    Additional information about all USA Gymnastics events may be found here.

    For questions, please contact Amanda Robinson at 317.829.5679 arobinson(@)usagym.org or Leslie King at 317.829.5656 lking(@)usagym.org.   

  • Dierks Bentley Returns to Comcast Arena
    2/24/2012

    Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley announced today that he will bring his Country & Cold Cans Tour back to the U.S. this spring with 20 cities including a show at the Comcast Arena at Everett.

    “Country & Cold Cans was such a great tour last fall…it’s just way too much fun to stop and we knew we had to continue it into the spring and make another run across the U.S. when we get home from Canada and Australia. We’re even going to Alaska…giving new meaning to COLD cans,” laughed Bentley. “I’m excited that EYB is coming out with us again…great dudes and they put on a killer show.”

    Bentley is currently gearing up for the release of his sixth studio album Home on Feb. 7. The new album’s anthemic second single and title track received an ACM nomination for Song Of The Year and is pushing its way up the Top 10 of the radio charts. Billboard noted that the song is “Maybe his strongest lyrical statement to date, the single reminds us of a late 70s Haggard track — the ultimate compliment. The past few years have seen some of the best work of his career, and this is another example.” The lead single “Am I The Only One” already peaked in the No. one spot and has been certified GOLD. Bentley’s earlier albums have earned him eight No. one hits, over five million total album sales and 10 GRAMMY nominations.

    Eli Young Band’s “Crazy Girl,” has been certified PLATINUM with sales of over 1.4 million downloads and was named Billboard’s No. one Country Song of The Year. The band has performed the hit on Late Show With David Letterman, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and the ACA Awards. Life At Best made its debut at No. three on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and No. six on the Billboard 200. It came in at No. one on the iTunes Country Albums Chart and No. two on the iTunes All Genre chart.

    Critically acclaimed Nashville singer/songwriter Will Hoge’s seventh studio album, aptly titled Number Seven, explores the struggles of the heart that are Hoge’s songwriting stock in trade while revealing enticing range and freshness on the sonic front. The Philadelphia Inquirer noted its “raw, impassioned power,” while the Chicago Sun-Times called it “a rich, textured album.” For the past 10 years, Hoge has maintained a rigorous touring schedule, building his fan base by playing hundreds of shows a year.
     

  • Four Millionth Fan Free Skate
    1/25/2012

    Community Invited to Celebrate the Attendance Milestone and Skate Where the Tips Play

    Community Invited to Celebrate the Attendance Milestone and Skate Where the Tips Play

    Comcast Arena at Everett and the Comcast Community Ice Rink are offering free public skating on bothsheets of ice to recognize the attendance of four million fans to events at the facility. On February 5,Comcast Community Ice Rink and the main Arena ice will both be open with free admission from noonto 2 pm.

    “It is a huge milestone to welcome the four millionth guest to this great venue. We’d like to celebratewith the entire community and offer this unique opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to skatewhere the Everett Silvertips, international skating stars, and Disney Princesses have all skated,” statedKim Bedier, Global Spectrum’s General Manager for Comcast Arena at Everett.

    Join some of the Everett Silvertips players, Lincoln the Silvertips mascot, and Snow Plow Sam, themascot from the National Figure Skating Association for a great time on the ice! Fundamentals of iceskating and hockey will be taught by professional instructors. Skating lessons will be held in thecommunity rink, with hockey lessons offered on the Arena ice. Draws will be held for raffle prizes.

    Guests should enter through the Comcast Community Ice Rink (on Broadway). There are a limitednumber of free rental skates available so guests are asked to bring their own (if they have them). ThePower Play Café will be open for soup, deli sandwiches, coffee and more.

    Contact:

    Cassie Behrendt
    Marketing Coordinator - Global Spectrum
    Comcast Arena at Everett
    p 425.322.2629
    cbehrendt@comcastarenaeverett.com

  • Roller Derby 2012 Season Opener This Sunday
    1/24/2012

    Roller Derby 2012 Season Opener This Sunday
    Tilted Thunder Rail Birds Partner with Housing Hope and Snohomish County PUD

    Tilted Thunder Rail Birds host their 2012 Season Opener, a bout energy-infused with the SnohomishCounty Public Utilities District and Housing Hope all under one roof. The Rolling Blackouts will behitting the track ready to take on the Sugar Skulls, and the second bout will showcase the SaintHellions challenging Royal Crush.

    The Tilted Thunder Rail Birds are a 501c3 non-profit organization partnering with Housing Hope for atoiletry charity drive at this weekend’s bout. The Tilted Thunder Rail Birds mission is to bringcompetitive banked track roller derby to the Pacific Northwest while empowering the community,women, and support groups and organizations advocating women’s rights. For more information onthe Tilted Thunder Rail Birds, or the sport of banked track roller derby, visit www.tiltedthunder.com.

    Housing Hope has been providing lasting solutions to families in need throughout the communitysince 1987. They focus on providing families who are homeless (or on the brink) with housing, themeans to survive, as well as resources to build self-sufficiency skills to overcome their currentsituation. The roller derby girls are excited to join forces with Housing Hope to effectively advance themissions of the charity. Suggested toiletry items for donation include toothpaste, toothbrushes,shampoo, conditioner, razors, shaving cream, bars of soap, body wash, face cloths, deodorant,feminine care products, and alcohol-free mouthwash.

    Snohomish County Public Utilities District will also be on site with information on best practices toconserve energy. They will distribute prizes throughout the derby competitions while the TiltedThunder Rail Birds broadcast sustainable energy trivia questions encouraging crowd participationand prize giveaways.

    Tickets ($10 child, $15 Adult, and $31 VIP) are available at Comcast Arena at Everett Box Office,ComcastArenaEverett.com, or charge by phone 866.332.8499. Groups of ten or more, call425.322.2609.

    Contact:

    Cassie Behrendt
    Marketing Coordinator - Global Spectrum
    Comcast Arena at Everett
    p 425.322.2628
    cbehrendt@comcastarenaeverett.com

  • All New Wedding Expo at the Conference Center
    1/2/2012

    Brides to be say “I do” at the 2012 Wedding Expo at the all new Everett/Lynnwood Wedding Expo will be January 28 and 29 in the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at the Comcast Arena at Everett.

    Brides–to-be will discover the latest tips and trends in food, fashion, jewelry and décor and meet hundreds of local wedding professionals.  Each event features a large gown sale where brides can save up to 70% on their wedding dress.  There will also be on-going fashion shows with strolling models each day featuring "theme" wedding gowns, traditional fashions, mother and father of the bride apparel, children’s gowns and more. 

    The Wedding Expo is produced by Buckles Production which has been producing Wedding Expos in Western Washington for over fifteen years.

     

  • Tilted Thunder Rail Birds Jingle Bell Brawl Comes to Comcast Arena
    12/9/2011


    Santa, Toys for Tots, and The Roller Elves Will All be Under One Roof

    The Tilted Thunder Rail Birds are hosting their all-time rival at Comcast Arena on Saturday, December 17 at 5:00 pm. The Seattle Rat City Roller Girls will be sending Grave Danger to challenge Comcast Arena’s Tilted Thunder Rail Birds on the only banked track in the Northwest. The Jingle Bell Brawl is an event to go down in derby history.

    This will be one of the few occurrences the public gets to view the Seattle Rat City Roller Girls on a banked track. The Rat City Roller Girls regularly compete on a flat track. The banked track will be a new exhibition for them and the Tilted Thunder Rail Birds can’t wait to battle it out in their home Arena.

    Toys for Tots will be on site for a special promotion at the Jingle Bell Brawl. Everyone who donates a new or gently used toy will receive five dollars off every adult general admission ticket. Two local Marines will be on site collecting donations at the door.
    Santa and the Roller Elves will be on site for holiday pictures and game day giveaways from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. A photographer will be provided for all guests to capture this holiday memory. Make sure you don’t miss your rockin’ holiday picture with Santa and the Roller Girls.

    “We are thrilled to assist the efforts of our sport tenants to work with brilliant local charities like Toys for Tots.”, said Kim Bedier, General Manager for Global Spectrum at Comcast Arena at Everett. “Our teams execute great charity events and thank you to all their fans for the heartfelt support"

    The Marine Toys for Tots foundation collects toys and gifts that focus on pre-teen age groups. Items that have been collected and donated in the past, but are not limited to the following: sporting equipment/bags/balls, books, backpacks, cosmetics, purses, watch/wallet gift sets, board games radio control cars/trucks, hand-held electronics, skateboards/helmets, curling irons, hair straighteners, and hair dryers.

    Contact:

    Cassie Behrendt
    Marketing Coordinator - Global Spectrum
    Comcast Arena at Everett
    p 425.322.2628
    cbehrendt@comcastarenaeverett.com

  • Comcast Arena at Everett Fans Set Two Charity Program Records
    11/16/2011

    Global Spectrum, management for the Comcast Arena at Everett, is kicking off this year’s giving season with recordbreaking numbers. Kids’ Night Out and Pink the Rink were record breaking successes.

    Global Spectrum, management for the Comcast Arena at Everett, is kicking off this year’s giving season with record breaking numbers. Kids’ Night Out and Pink the Rink were record breaking successes. 

    This is only the beginning for a season of giving here at Comcast Arena with Tilted Thunder Rail Birds next on the books. The Tilted Thunder Rail Birds are hosting a Harvest Throw-Down Sunday November 20 with Northwest Harvest. All guests that bring a non-perishable food item out to the Arena on Sunday receive 50% off their admission to the event.

    The Silvertips fans generated a record breaking $78,000 for the Providence Foundation at their Pink the Rink night this year. Followed by Global Spectrum’s Kid’s Night Out Program that sent over 750 local Snohomish youth to Disney on Ice.

    “I cannot tell you how important the Kid’s Night Out program has been to our kids and their families. Most of the children we serve are from the EHA low income housing for the City of Everett and otherwise would not have the means to attend these events. For them to have the opportunity to go to Disney on Ice with their families is a huge deal for them as all of their family’s money is spent on necessities. And sometimes even these basic needs are not met….I can definitely tell you that you are making a difference in the life of a child,” Jennie Oshie, Director, Everett Boys & GirlsClub.

    The giving season has just begun with several upcoming charity events just around the corner. The Washington Stealth have partnered with four charity organizations for the 2012 season and the Everett Silvertips have the annual toy drive starting up on December 1, 2011.

    Contact:

    Cassie Behrendt
    Marketing Coordinator - Global Spectrum
    Comcast Arena at Everett
    p 425.322.2628
    cbehrendt@comcastarenaeverett.com

  • Everett Silvertips Welcome their Two Millionth Fan
    11/11/2011

    Global Spectrum congratulates the Everett Silvertips on welcoming their Two Millionth Fan tonight at the Comcast Arena at Everett. The two millionth fan, Dean Differding of Lake Stevens, was showered with confetti, courtesy of team mascot, Lincoln, and congratulated by team captain, Ryan Murray, and the team’s front office management.

    The lucky two millionth fan walked away tonight with a prize package that includes season tickets for the Silvertips tenth anniversary season (2012-13), a game-used Ryan Murray autographed hockey stick, a Silvertips jersey, tickets to other Comcast Arena events, a paintball starter pack from Doodle Bug Sportz, and gift certificates from several other team sponsors. 

    When team owner, Bill Yuill, bought the expansion rights to the Western Hockey League franchise in Everett in 2002, one could only envision the impact the team would have on the city of Everett and surrounding communities.  Wins in the U.S. Division in their first few seasons at Comcast Arena, galvanized the fan support and created a robust sense of community pride which continues to be seen with their strong fan support and ongoing ticket sales.

    The Silvertips take on the Prince George Cougars again tomorrow night, Saturday, November 12 at 7:35 pm.  Other upcoming games include Friday, November 18 vs. Portland Winterhawks and Saturday, November 19 vs. Vancouver Giants.   Tickets are available now at www.comcastarenaeverett.com or 866.332.8499.

     

  • Everett Raptors to Call Comcast Arena at Everett Home
    10/18/2011

    Global Spectrum announced today the Indoor Football League’s Everett Raptors will play their inaugural season at the Comcast Arena at Everett.

    “We are pleased to add the Everett Raptors to our roster here at Comcast Arena at Everett,” commented Global Spectrum’s Kim Bedier, General Manager for the Comcast Arena.  “Everett and Snohomish County have the best sports fans and I’m sure they will welcome this newest addition.”

    “We are thrilled that the Raptors have chosen to locate in Everett,” Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson said. “Football fans are in for a treat with this new team.  They will get fun, fast-paced football -- and all of it from a great seat right at the Comcast Arena.”

    The game is exciting, high scoring, up-close and personal, and in your face football.  “Everett was an obvious choice for our team given the success in drawing crowds seen with the other teams that call Everett home,” stated General Manager, Mike Barry.  “The Everett Raptors are looking forward to being highly successful on and off the field. We look forward to being part of numerous outreach and community organizations with an emphasis on families and youth.”

    The team’s front office is led by General Manager Mike Barry, a 22-year Snohomish County resident and Captain of the Lake Stevens Fire Department, as well as Director of Operations and game day productions, Jim Granacker. 

    Coach Sean Ponder brings thirteen years of coaching experience to the field from both the Arena Football League and the Indoor Football League.  Coach Ponder will oversee the coaching staff including Offensive Line Coach, Ryan Lippincott, former Center at Western Washington University, and US Army vet, Mike Crecelius, former player and coach for the Snohomish County Vikings and Cascade High School. 

    The 2012 season home schedule is expected to be released within the next few weeks.

    The Everett Raptors are settling into the community, including opening a local downtown office.  Season ticket reservations are available now by visiting the Everett Raptors website at www.everettraptors.com.  Single game tickets are expected to go on sale in January 2012. 

    Indoor Football League (IFL) mission statement is “To consistently serve our guests, partners, and our homes at the highest possible level and to do so with integrity, kindness, affordability, and passion on the field, in our front offices, and around the communities in which we play.”  The fast-paced, hard-hitting entertainment has become a favorite since the IFL began in 2003 and developed into its current establishment, now including 16 teams throughout the US. 

    The Raptors join other Comcast Arena tenants, the Western Hockey League’s Everett Silvertips, 2010 National Lacrosse League Champions the Washington Stealth, and Tilted Thunder Roller Derby.


    

    
    

  • Press Conference to Announce New Sports Tenant
    10/15/2011

    City of Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson and Comcast Arena's newest tenant

    Tuesday, October 18 at 9:30 am in the Conference Center

    Announcement of Western Washington's newest professional league team to play in 2012 at the Comcast Arena.  Meet the team owner, management, coach, and players.

    RSVP to tbryant - at - comcastarenaeverett.com. 

  • Harlem Globetrotters Bring Remarkable Rookie Class to Everett
    10/14/2011

    Highlighting the Tallest Pro Basketball Player, Shortest Globetrotter in history, and the Team’s First Female Player in 19 Years

    The most extraordinary Rookie Class team in history has been announced for the Harlem Globetrotters 2012 tour. The Remarkable Rookie team will be presenting their skills here at Comcast Arena at Everett on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 7 pm.

    There are three stand out rookies joining the squad this year. Paul “Tiny” Sturgess measures in at 7’8” and is tallest pro basketball player in history. On the opposite end 5’2” Jonte “Too Tall” Hall sets the record for the shortest player in history to join the team. Finishing this trifecta is the first female player since 1993 Fatima “TNT” Maddox of Temple University.

    Three challengers from the 2011 College Slam Dunk Contest will be wowing audiences on the Globetrotters 2012 tour. Champion and YouTube sensation Jacob “Hops” Tucker joins the team at 5’10” with a 50-inch vertical. Slam dunk contest runner up John “Jet” Williams of UNC-Asheville and semifinalist Darnell “Spider” Wilks of the University of Cincinnati also bring great talent to the team.

    Giant is the only way to describe these players; 7’4” Jermaine “Stretch” Middleton, 7’ foot Anthony “Biggie” McClain, and previously mentioned 7’8” Sturgess all towering over seven feet tall. Sturgess is the tallest Globetrotter ever and comes to the team from a career at Mountain State University (W.Va.). He is the 19th internationally born player in team history, hailing from Loughborough, England.

    Current Globetrotters stars Special K Daley, Big Easy Lofton, Flight Time Lang, Dizzy Grant, Scooter Christensen, and many others will team up with the world class rookies for nearly 270 games on the North American portion of the World Tour, bringing the Globetrotter magic to over 230 cities in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and five Canadian provinces.

    Player rosters in each city will vary and are subject to change.

    Tickets are priced at $23, $28, $35, $45, $63, $128 and are on sale Monday, October 17, at 10 am. Tickets are available at Comcast Arena at Everett Box Office, ComcastArenaEverett.com or charge by phone 866.332.8499.  A limited number of courtside seats are also available.  Groups of ten or more, call 425.322.2609.

    Contact:

    Cassie Behrendt
    Marketing Coordinator

  • Frozen Fright Night at Comcast Community Ice Rink
    10/12/2011

    Frozen Fright Night
    A Safe Halloween Alternative of Family Fun at the Comcast Community Ice Rink

    Who: Frozen Fright NightWhen: Halloween – Monday, October 31 from 6 pm – 9 pm

    Where: Comcast Community Ice Rink

    What: Global Spectrum invites area residents to celebrate this Hallows Eve at “Frozen Fright Night” atthe Comcast Community Ice Rink. The cosmic skate will be radiant with black lights and festiveHalloween music from a community DJ.

    Everyone is welcome to test their seasonal skills pumpkin bowling or dress in festive costume tobe entered in the most creative costume contest Everett has ever seen! Dollar discounts areavailable for everyone who dresses in costume or brings a canned food item for the NorthwestHarvest Foundation.

    Don’t take a chance on the weather this Halloween trick or treating around the neighborhood andjoin us here for a safe holiday alternative. Goodie bags will be provided for all the goblins andguests alike along with raffle tickets for door prize drawings during the event. An assortment offestive nibbles will be available inside the newly renovated Power Play Café.

    Tickets: Tickets are available at the Comcast Community Ice Rink. ($10 Adults/Kids 6 and up, $9 forguests in costume or with a canned food item, and $3.50 for children 5 and under). Book yourgroup in advance and save one dollar off each entry by calling 425.322.2629. Ticket pricesinclude skate rental and candy bag.

    The Comcast Arena at Everett, recipient of the International Association of Venue Manager’s (IAVM) prestigious VenueExcellence Award 2010, was developed by the Everett Public Facilities District. The 10,000-seat venue hosts a myriad ofevents including concerts, ice skating and family shows. The facility is also home to the Everett Silvertips, a WesternHockey League franchise and the 2010 National Lacrosse League Champion’s, the Washington Stealth. The venueaccommodates other sporting events such as basketball, volleyball and international skating competitions.

    The Comcast Community Ice Rink is used for public skating, hockey leagues, figure skating and much more. The two icesheets can be converted to form a 57,000 square foot space to host trade shows and special events. The three-storyEdward D. Hansen Conference Center includes three 900 square foot executive meeting rooms, and an 11,000 squarefoot ballroom, which can be arranged in a number of different configurations.

    Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages the Comcast Arena at Everett, as well as more than 100 other publicassembly facilities around the world. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrumvenues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largestsports and entertainment companies.

    Contact:

    Cassie Behrendt
    Marketing Coordinator

  • Comcast Arena Awash for Purple Light Nights For Third Year
    9/29/2011

    Comcast Arena at Everett, is again lighting the landmark masts atop the venue PURPLE for the month of October in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness month. The lighting kicks off early to support the Domestic Violence, Caution: Construction Zone: Hearts Mending event being held Thursday, September 29, 2011 in the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center.

    Attorney General for the State of Washington, Rob McKenna, is keynote speaker.  He will be joined by Kathy Atwood, Chief of Police, City of Everett.  Doors open at 11:30 am with a program running from Noon until 1:30 pm.

    The Hope Within Luncheon is held annually in October for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event is a fundraiser for the agency as well as a way to bring public awareness to the issue of domestic violence and its devastating effects on individuals, families and the community at large. 

    Cost to attend the luncheon is $12 per seat or $100 for a table of ten.  As the event is a fundraiser, the agency suggests a donation of $50 at the event but honors donations of any size.  Donations received at the event help continue free and confidential services and programs offered by the agency. 

    The Purple Light Nights awareness campaign started by the Covington Domestic Violence Task Force in 2007 and has grown nationally.  The goal is to remember over 400 domestic violence homicide victims inWashingtonstate (from 1997-2008) and give hope to those who are still living with abuse.  The color purple is recognized as the international color symbolic of domestic violence.  

    Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is dedicated to ending domestic abuse in Snohomish County by providing a wide range of services to victims and by facilitating social change.  DVS offers assistance in numerous ways: a 24 hour hotline which answers over 5,800 calls each year, confidential emergency shelter to more than 300 women and children, transitional housing for 20 families, support groups for more than 1300, legal advocacy to more than 3,200, and a children’s program which serves over 400 children.

  • The greatest family musical of all time, THE WIZARD OF OZ, travels over the rainbow to Everett
    9/13/2011

    The greatest family musical of all time, THE WIZARD OF OZ, is touching down in Everett as Global Spectrum brings this national treasure to the Comcast Arena at Everett on December 3, 2011.

    This magical production, based on the Royal Shakespeare Company’s celebration of the 1939 MGM movie, is presented with breathtaking special effects that will sweep audiences away, from the moment the tornado twists its way into Kansas.
     
    Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow are transported “Over the Rainbow” to adventures in Munchkin Land, the Haunted Forest and the Emerald City. Local children will be performing the roles of “munchkins.”  Singing timeless classics such as “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead,” the children help bring this beloved classic to the stage of their hometown as part of their continuing performing arts education.

    Featuring the classic songs, as composed by Harold Arlen, “Over the Rainbow,” “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead” and “If  I Only Had A Brain,” along with the beloved characters, THE WIZARD OF OZ will have the entire family captivated as they travel down the yellow brick road for an unforgettable evening at the theater.

    Tickets: Tickets ($30, $45, and $60) are on sale Friday at 10 am at the Comcast Arena at Everett Box Office, charge by phone 1.866.332.8499, or online at ComcastArenaEverett.com.  Discounts are available for children, seniors and military.  Groups of ten or more, call 425.322.2609.  VIP and suite seating is available by calling 425.322.2626. 

  • 2012 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships to be Held at Comcast Arena
    9/6/2011

    Global Spectrum is pleased to announce that more than 300 of the world’s best gymnasts will head to the Pacific Northwest for the first time since 1995 when the Comcast Arena at Everett plays host to the 2012 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, March 16-18. Men’s and women’s gymnastics will be held in the Comcast Arena at Everett, with rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline at the Comcast Community Ice Rink. All-session tickets are on sale today at 10 a.m.

  • Major International Sporting Event Press Conference
    8/31/2011

    September 6 in the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center, Governor Christine Gregoire, Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon and City of Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson

    The three will unveil details for one of the most popular summer Olympic sports events, which will be held in Everett in spring 2012. 

  • Duran Duran Announces Return to Comcast Arena
    8/3/2011

    Friday, September 23 Tickets on sale Friday 10 am

    The stats on DURAN DURAN are remarkable: a total of over 100 million records sold, 18 American hit singles, 30 UK top 30 tunes, and a global presence which guarantees them huge concert audiences on five continents. More remarkable still is the way they have achieved this, fusing pop music, art and fashion with a unique sense of style and confidence. When they first broke in the early 1980s Duran Duran single-handedly transformed music video from a gimmicky marketing tool into one of the music industry’s most valued assets. With exotic locations, beautiful girls and stunning special-effects, Duran Duran took the visual imperatives of the New Romantic movement to another level.

    Their impact throughout the 1980s was such that Rolling Stone magazine - adapting the old Beatles’ sobriquet - dubbed them “The Fab Five.” Despite the occasional pause and some re-grouping in the 1990’s, Duran today are an unstoppable force who still commands the respect of the finest players in the game. For their newest offering – their 13th studio album: entitled All You Need Is Now (released digitally December 21, 2010, exclusively on iTunes and released physically on March 22, 2011 on S-Curve Records), they wrote and recorded with Grammy Award-winning producer Mark Ronson – a marriage that all parties agree has been a match made in heaven. A band with more era-defining songs to their name than most, have reconnected with the sounds, the textures, the melodies and the lyrical evocation that first propelled them to the top of the charts the world over. All You Need Is Now seems to arrive fully-formed, its impact instantaneous, its brilliance undeniable. All You Need Is Now debuted at #1 on the iTunes Album Chart in 15 countries around the world upon its digital release. With their new record, the band’s future has never looked brighter. They have nothing left to prove and everything to play for. They are uniquely Duran Duran.

  • Everett Figure Skating Club Skaters to Compete in State Games of America
    7/26/2011

    Everett Figure Skating Club Skaters to Compete in State Games of America - Club Prepares for Competition to be Held for the First Time on the West Coast

    Global Spectrum is pleased to announce seven figure skaters from the Everett Figure Skating Club, based in the Comcast Community Ice Rink, have qualified to participate in the State Games of America (SGA) August 4-7, 2011, in San Diego, CA. The 2011 SGA marks the first time for the competition will be held on the West Coast.

    The SGA is a national multisport event that is held every two years for athletes of all ages and skill levels. Figure skating is one of the sports represented at the games along with basketball, bowling, diving, tennis, gymnastics and more. There will be entries from 45 states competing.

    Everett Figure Skating Club qualifiers for the State Games of America include: Kaysa Anderson age 9, Sara Palm age 11, Hanna Clodfelter age 17, all competing at the Pre-Preliminary level; Maddie Barczyszyn age 15, competing at the Preliminary level; Haley Palm age 13, competing at the Intermediate level; Alexandra Gardner age 10 competing at the Pre-Juvenile level; and Patti Youngbluth competing at the Adult Bronze Level.

    After receiving their qualifying medals at the Pacific Northwest Figure Skating Championships in August 2010, they continue to grow and strengthen their talents in a variety of events which include Freeskate, Showcase, Compulsory Moves, Jumps, and Spins.

    The skating competitions will be judged according to the most current Ice Skating Institute (ISI) and United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA) rule guidelines. The 6.0 system of judging will be used for these events with medals awarded to the first, second, and third place skaters.

  • Global Spectrum General Manager Awarded Top Venue Management Award
    6/20/2011

    Global Spectrum General Manager Awarded Top Venue Management Award - - Comcast Arena’s Kim Bedier Accepts the Ray W. Ward Award

    Kim Bedier, CFE, general manager of the Comcast Arena at Everett, a 10,000-seat Global Spectrum managed facility, was chosen by the International Association of Venue Managers, the leading organization in public assembly facilities, to receive the RAY W. WARD AWARD.  The award recognizes an individual associated with the Public Assembly Facility Management (PAFMS) school whose dedicated service and extraordinary contributions over a period of at least six years have resulted in significant and long-lasting improvements to the overall success and quality of the school. The award was created and initially presented to Ward in August 1996.

    “Kim is a welcome addition to the group of leaders previously selected for this award," added Ward. "Among her attributes are determination and dedication. When she makes a commitment to take on a task, it is the beginning of a done deal. Kim is willing to spend time on projects that benefit many different groups in her community, IAVM and our industry. She understands the nuances between being a leader or a follower, and fills either role well and successfully. Her selection continues the quality of the group of 14 previous awardees."

    Bedier said, “I hold Ray Ward and all the other recipients of this award in such high regard; I continue to learn so much from them and all the students I have had the privilege to meet through my years at VMS (formerly PAFMS) at Oglebay. To be recognized for it in this way is a peak experience that may be unrivaled in my venue management career."

    "Global Spectrum is dedicated to giving back and helping grow our industry and one of the ways in which we do that is through our commitment to IAVM," said Global Spectrum Chief Operating Officer John Page. "Kim Bedier's personal contributions to IAVM have been the model for all facility managers within our industry. On behalf of Global Spectrum, we are particularly proud of Kim and her on-going commitment to IAVM. She is very deserving of this honor."

    Bedier has previously been recognized with a “Women of Influence” award by Venues Today. She is a member of the IAVM Board of Directors and its executive committee and a former chair of the VMS Board of Regents. The Everett Area Chamber of Commerce awarded her its “Economic Sparkplug Award." She was a member of the management team that opened Air Canada Centre in Toronto. As general manager of the Crystal Centre in Grande Prairie, Alberta, she was involved from planning and construction through operation. She is a member of the Everett Rotary Club, Snohomish County Domestic Violence Services Board of Directors and Snohomish County YMCA Board of Directors.

  • American Idol Live! Tour 2011 Announces Return to Comcast Arena
    4/28/2011

    AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! 2011 lineup promises to be the most memorable yet given the diverse and daring talent on the roster, and it’s hitting markets all across North America with 45 dates confirmed. The top 11 comprising the tour—Casey Abrams, Haley Reinhart, Jacob Lusk, James Durbin, Lauren Alaina, Naima Adedapo, Paul McDonald, Pia Toscano, Scotty McCreery, local Stefano Langone, and Thia Megia —are primed and pumped to give fans a night of unique and unforgettable performances.

    AMERICAN IDOL remains the #1 rated show in America, watched more than any other programming, and it’s because of the amazing talent. This year, iconic judges Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler, and Jennifer Lopez went through a tight race to narrow the contestants down for America to decide who will be the next big star. Their wisdom, candor, and sense of humor continue to propel the show along at a lightning pace.

     

  • Alan Jackson to Perform August 19 - Tickets on sale Friday
    4/25/2011

    Alan Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music. He’s sold nearly 60-million albums worldwide, topped the country singles charts 35 times, and scored more than 50 Top-10 hits. He’s a 17-time winner at the ACM Awards and a 16-time CMA Award recipient, a tally that includes three CMA Entertainer of the Year honors. Jackson is also a two-time Grammy-honored artist, whose songwriting has earned him the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award. A 2010 recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he’s known for music that celebrates the common man (“Where I Come From”), speaks to generations (“Drive [For Daddy Gene]”) and for our nation (“Where Were You [When the World Stopped Turning]”).

  • Comcast Arena at Everett Pink in the Rink – and Outside the Rink
    4/11/2011

    Comcast Arena at Everett Pink in the Rink – and Outside the Rink - - Legendary Masts Bathed in Pink for Pink in the Rink Night with the Washington Stealth

    Global Spectrum, management for the Comcast Arena atEverett, today announced the masts atop the facility would be pink all week long in honor of the annual upcoming “Pink in the Rink” game.  The Washington Stealth take on the Minnesota Swarm on Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 pm in their annual fundraising game, which last year raised more than $10,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  Players wear pink helmets which are then auctioned off to fans after the game.   

    “Cancer has touched so many families, and mine is no exception,” said Stealth owner Denise Watkins.  “This cause is close to my heart as my mother and one of my sisters are breast cancer survivors. We need to do what we can to help find a cure and improve treatments for this and all forms of cancer. We are thrilled to be able to team up with the Komen Puget Sound Affiliate to raise funds to help fight this deadly disease.”

    “We are always pleased to support the efforts of our Washington Stealth to raise awareness for this very special event and this important cause,” statedKim Bedier, General Manager for Comcast Arena atEverett.  “Last year this game was their highest attended and we hope this year we’ll have even more fans cheering on the Stealth to a victory while lending their support to the Komen Foundation.”

    The first 2,500 fans in attendance at the April 9 game will receive special edition “Pink in the Rink” rally towels.  The night will also feature a dance performance by the Junior Bombshells.  Tickets for the game start at just $13 and can be purchased by calling 877-MY-75-TIX or at www.stealthlax.com.

  • 'I and Love and You' and The AVETT Brothers LIVE
    3/29/2011

    Over the years, the Avett Brothers built up a sizable following based on their rowdy, infectious stage shows. In concert, the high-flying ensemble tears through tunes with unbridled energy, popping banjo and guitar strings right and left while inciting stomping singalongs among audiences that appear to know every word. At times they would seemingly create their own subgenre onstage - “punkgrass” for lack of a better word. This much is for certain: the Avett Brothers are a grassroots phenomenon, built from the ground up.

    There is no harmony like brotherly harmony. Something indelible in the weave of voices and play of sensibilities is stamped into the fraternal DNA and also stems from a lifetime of shared experiences. You can hear it in classic brother acts across the musical spectrum, from the Louvin Brothers to the Everly Brothers and on down the decades through the Wilson brothers (Beach Boys), the Davies brothers (Kinks), the Allman Brothers and even the Brothers Gibb (a.k.a. the Bee Gees). You can clearly hear fraternal magic at work in the songs of Scott and Seth Avett, better known as the Avett Brothers.

  • The “World Famous” Lipizzaner Stallions Are Galloping Back In to the Comcast Arena at Everett
    3/25/2011

    The “World Famous” Lipizzaner Stallions Are Galloping Back
    In to the Comcast Arena at Everett - - 41st Anniversary Edition Features All New Music, Choreography, and Routines

    Lipizzaner Stallions

    Saturday, May 28 – 2 pm & 7:30 pm
    Sunday, May 29 – 2 pm

    The “World Famous” Lipizzaner Stallions proudly presents their 41st anniversary presentation of the “Dancing White Stallions”!  In 1970, Producer Gary Lashinsky created a new family-friendly arena attraction, starring The "World Famous" Lipizzaner Stallions.  Over the years, more than twenty-six million people throughout North and South America, Europe,Australia andHawaii have seen this internationally acclaimed spectacle. 

    All new music, choreography and routines have been incorporated in this anniversary edition with a major emphasis on the historical background and foundation of the Lipizzaner breed, from its original breeding and use as a horse of war to a horse of nobility and aristocracy to a living form of equestrian art.  Also included in the performance is a segment called the "Airs Above the Ground." These are the spectacular leaps and maneuvers, once used by riders in saddle to protect and defend themselves on the battlefield, which are now preserved as an equestrian work of art.

    The Lipizzaner Stallion has galloped boldly out of the pages of over 425 years of history and are now preserved as an equestrian work of art, performing a unique equine ballet that has no rival.  Harkening back to a time when the horse was a symbol of grace and majesty, the Lipizzaner Stallions are truly a great experience to be enjoyed by the entire family!

    Tickets ($23.50 and $29.50) are on sale now.  A limited number of $33.50 VIP seats also available.  *For children 12 and under and seniors 60 and over, regular admission tickets are half price at $12.75 and $15.75 each (no double discounts).  All tickets subject to agency convenience charges.  Tickets available at Comcast Arena at Everett Box Office, charge by phone 866.332.8499 and online at ComcastArenaEverett.com.  Group tickets call 425.322.2609.  

  • It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane… It’s Elmo and the Fabulous Five of ‘Healthy Heroes’ to the Rescue!
    3/10/2011

    It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane…
    It’s Elmo and the Fabulous Five of ‘Healthy Heroes’ to the Rescue! - - Tickets On Sale Next Wednesday for Sesame Street Live’s New Show “Elmo’s Healthy Heroes”

    Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Healthy Heroes”

    Friday, May 20 – 10:30 am & 7 pm
    Saturday, May 21 – 10:30 am & 2 pm
    Sunday, May 22 – 2 pm

    Calling all super heroes! Super Grover needs your help – and it’s Elmo and the Fabulous Five to the rescue when this fantastic musical production zooms intoEverett. Join Elmo, Zoe, Abby Cadabby, Telly Monster and Zoe’s pet rock Rocco for Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Healthy Heroes” at the Comcast Arena at Everett from Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22. Tickets for all five performances go on sale Wednesday, March 16.

    When Super Grover loses his superness,Sesame Streetneeds a hero! Never fear, Elmo and his team of Healthy Heroes are here. Teaching lessons of healthy habits through song and dance, Elmo, Abby Cadabby and the rest of your favorite Sesame Street friends will explore exercise, nutrition, sleep/energy and hygiene all in a quest to put the “super” back in Super Grover. It’s Elmo’s Healthy Heroes to the rescue!

    Like television’sSesame Street, each Sesame Street Live production features timeless lessons for all ages.  The universal appeal of each Broadway-quality musical production continues long after preschool.  Adults will appreciate the high-tech stagecraft, cleverly written script, and music they’ll recognize and enjoy sharing with children, such as “Old MacDonald,” “Splish Spash” and “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” 

    Tickets ($12, $16 and $23) are on sale Wednesday, March 16 at 10 am.  A limited number of $31 Gold Circle seats and $56 Sunny Seats are also available.  Sunny Seats include a front row ticket and a pre-show Meet and Greet with two Sesame Street Live friends.  *Opening Night, all seats (excluding Gold Circle and Sunny Seats) are $12.  All tickets subject to agency convenience charges.  Tickets available at Comcast Arena at Everett Box Office, charge by phone 866.332.8499 and online at ComcastArenaEverett.com.  Group tickets call 425.322.2609.  

  • Global Spectrum Employees Save a Life at Comcast Arena
    3/2/2011

    In the Comcast Community Ice Rink, Global Spectrum employees, Chad DeCrow (Operations) and Jordan LaPier (Security), as well as Everett Silvertips trainer, Chris Walker, came to the aid of a heart attack victim during a recreational hockey league game and put their CPR/AED training into action using the arena’s automatic external defibrillator (AED) device. The 56 year old man was revived by the AED device and the employees took turns administering CPR until emergency personnel could reach the scene. He is now recovering at home. Global Spectrum’s employees at the Comcast Arena at Everett receive annual training administered by Operations Manager, Joe Wershey. Bill Merritt, Merit Emergency, presented the staff with an award for their exemplary service.

    In this photo (L to R): Bill Merritt, Jordan LaPier, Chris Walker, Chad DeCrow, and Joe Wershey.



    Global Spectrum Employees Make a ‘SAVE’ Like No Other at the Comcast Arena

    In the Comcast Community Ice Rink, Global Spectrum employees, Chad DeCrow (Operations) and Jordan LaPier (Security), as well as Everett Silvertips trainer, Chris Walker, came to the aid of a heart attack victim during a recreational hockey league game and put their CPR/AED training into action using the arena’s automatic external defibrillator (AED) device.  The 56 year old man was revived by the AED device and the employees took turns administering CPR until emergency personnel could reach the scene.  He is now recovering at home.  Global Spectrum’s employees at the Comcast Arena atEverettreceive annual training administered by Operations Manager, Joe Wershey.  Bill Merritt, Merit Emergency, presented the staff with an award for their exemplary service.

    In this photo (L to R):  Bill Merritt, Jordan LaPier, Chris Walker, Chad DeCrow, and Joe Wershey.

  • Legendary Curly Neal and Current Globetrotter Rocket Rivers to Make Appearance Tuesday at Top Pot Doughnuts
    2/7/2011

    Legendary Curly Neal and Current Globetrotter Rocket Rivers
    to Make Appearance Tuesday at Top Pot Doughnuts - - Meet the Players, Get an Autograph, and Try a Commemorative Globetrotter Doughnut

    Harlem Globetrotters: Curly Neal and Rocket Rivers

    Top Pot Doughnuts – 2124 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

     Tuesday, February 8 – 3:35 pm – 4:30 pm

    The legendary Curly Neal and current Globetrotter Rocket Rivers will be making a special appearance at the Top Pot Doughnuts café in downtown Seattle on 5th Avenue Tuesday afternoon.  The Globetrotters are here in town early for their Advanced Ambassador appearances, and in support of their upcoming dates at the ShoWare Center, KeyArena, and the Comcast Arena at Everett.  Fans are invited to attend the appearance, scheduled from 3:35 pm to 4:30 pm, to meet and interact with the players, get an autograph, and try a delicious, commemorative Globetrotter doughnut served by the Globetrotters themselves.

    The Original Harlem Globetrotters have played in 120 countries on six continents, entertaining over 132 million fans and crossing barriers between cultures, societies and people from all walks of life.  The Globetrotters are one of only six teams to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

  • Everett Home & Garden Show Returns for Ninth Annual Show
    2/3/2011

    Everett Home & Garden Show Returns for Ninth Annual Show - - Extended Hours and Public Wine Tasting on Friday New for 2011!

    March 4 – 6, 2011 – Open Friday Noon – 8 pm / Saturday 10 am – 8 pm / Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

    Northwest Washington’s most diverse range of home improvement experts return to the Comcast Arena at Everett, with extended hours on Friday and Saturday, showcasing hundreds of building and remodeling ideas for the home, garden and yard.  With the extended hours on Friday, a new element for 2011 is the special public wine tasting, sponsored by Dunn Lumber, which will be held at the stage area from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  The local producers of this event are dedicated to featuring businesses based here in the local community.   

    For the first time ever there will be free public parking available on Saturday and Sunday, courtesy of BECU, in the Snohomish County parking garage, located at Oakes St and Wall St.

    Exhibitors and sponsors include Judd & Black Appliances, Dunn Lumber and Snohomish County PUD.     

    Features of the show include how Snohomish County residents can acquire grants and low interest loans presented by Snohomish County PUD, wide selection of renewable home heating and cooling options from G & S Heating of Monroe, a huge landscape exhibit with a rural focus put together by the Washington Association of Landscape Professionals, and a Kids Corner where kids can do their own coloring with ‘bristles’ hosted by Sherwin Williams Paint of Lynnwood and Certa-Pro painting.

    Special guest speakers include Bob Barca, Master Gardener, on hummingbird and butterfly wildlife sanctuaries, Matthew Coates, architect specializing in sustainable design and green building techniques, and Tim Nelson from Fire Mountain Solar, expert on why renewable energy is one of the most worthwhile investments one can make in their home or business.  Plus many more!

  • Sugarland Announce their Only Pacific Northwest Tour Date is at Comcast Arena
    1/28/2011

    International super duo Sugarland will continue their highly successful 2010 The Incredible Machine Tour into 2011 with a return to the road with Sara Bareilles opening the Everett show.

    The Incredible Machine Tour was one of Pollstar's Top 50 North American Tours of 2010 and has been described as "stunning", "fantastically fun" and "not one to be missed."  Winners of multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM awards - with sales of more than eight million records - the country music duo of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush writes and performs genre-crossing anthems, power and graceful, rebellious and fun.  The tour will kick off in Houston on March 3 and visit 59 cities nationwide.

  • Tilted Thunder Rail Birds Prepare for Final Exhibition ‘Red’s Revenge’
    1/27/2011

    Tilted Thunder Rail Birds Prepare for Final Exhibition ‘Red’s Revenge’ - - Rail Birds Choose Comcast Arena at Everett as Official Home ‘Nest’ For Rest of 2011!

    Sunday, February 27 – 5 pm

    The Tilted Thunder Rail Birds now have two bouts under their belt on their new banked track, and are ready to announce the Comcast Arena at Everett as their official new home.  Team Purple skated away with the victory in the first two bouts but, Team Red will get one last chance to redeem themselves at their final pre-season bout on February 27 for “Red’s Revenge”.  Team Red will be looking to get a notch in the “W” column before the start of regular season, while Team Purple will be looking to go undefeated in the pre-season exhibition bouts.  These hard-hitting, rough n’ tough roller girls will be kicking-off their regular season on April 23 with a double-header, which will coincide with the launching of the four new permanent home teams.  Two additional bouts are scheduled for June 4 and July 9, all leading up to the ‘The Championship’ on August 20 to close out the 2011 regular season.  Come witness the Tilted Thunder Rail Birds as they roll through their first full season at the Comcast Arena at Everett, and continue to establish banked track as the premier form of roller derby in the Pacific Northwest.  

    The Tilted Thunder Rail Birds vision is to bring competitive banked track roller derby to the Pacific Northwest while empowering the community, women, support groups and organizations advocating women’s rights.  For more information on the Tilted Thunder Rail Birds, or the sport of banked track roller derby, please visit www.tiltedthunder.com. 

  • Dress Dash Raises Over $11,000 For Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation
    1/19/2011

    Dress Dash Benefits More Than Just Brides-To-Be - Over $11,000 Raised to Support Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation

    Global Spectrum and MOViN 92.5 FM’s Brooke & Jubal Morning Show hosted the Fourth Annual Dress Dash at the Comcast Arena at Everett on Saturday, January 15, 2011. This event gives brides the opportunity to find the dress of their dreams for only $150. The line began forming at 11 pm the night before, and when doors opened at 8 am, nearly 350 people were lined up and ready to sprint in search of “the perfect dress”. In total, 64 gowns were sold, raising $11,340 for the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation.

    The Dress Dash is held in association with the NW Bridal Showcase in the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center, with these two events forming one of the largest bridal showcases in the Northwest. Global Spectrum will again team up next year with MOViN 92.5 FM to present the Fifth Annual Dress Dash, with all proceeds again benefiting the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation.

    Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to granting wishes, including memory-making events, for stage IV breast cancer patients, while continuing to support, educate and increase awareness of breast cancer. For more information about the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation, please visit www.makingmemories.org.   

     

  • Text Messaging Service Advances Outstanding Customer Service at Arena
    1/14/2011

    Global Spectrum, management for the Comcast Arena at Everett, announced today the launch of a text messaging platform providing guests the ability to discreetly and quickly report issues to building management while at an event. The service will enhance the guest experience while at the Arena. The platform also will include a VIP text club opt-in for fans to receive additional value in the form of special offers.

    Global Spectrum, management for the Comcast Arena at Everett, announced today the launch of a text messaging platform providing guests the ability to discreetly and quickly report issues to building management while at an event.  The service will enhance the guest experience while at the Arena.  The platform also will include a VIP text club opt-in for fans to receive additional value in the form of special offers.

    Kim Bedier, General Manager for the Comcast Arena at Everett, said, “This technology will provide an easy and rapid process for our guests to report concerns.  This will allow our staff to quickly respond to guests needs and is a natural complement to our How You Doin’? customer service philosophy.  Our guests’ feedback is key to their enjoyment of our events, and vital to our success.” 

    The text messaging program aligns with Global Spectrum’s How You Doin’? philosophy specifically with principles like ‘Do It Now’ and ‘Listen’, providing fans the interaction with key management on duty at any event. The system is provided by In Stadium Solutions, a venue management software company that is utilized in over 100 venues nationwide, as well as the 2010 NBA Finals and two Super Bowls.
      
    In addition to the guest services application, the Comcast Arena at Everett will also debut a VIP text club where fans can stay connected by opting-in to receive special pre-sales, and discount and sponsor offers.  The system will also be used in-arena and online for contests, such as at the Most Valuable Beer concession, where fans can vote for their favorite beer.



    

  • See Future Olympians at FREE Synchronized Skating Exhibition
    1/7/2011

    See Future Olympians at FREE Synchronized Skating Exhibition - Downtown Everett to Host More than 88 Skaters Plus Friends and Family from BC and Washington

    Saturday, January 8, 2011 -- 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm

    The Comcast Community Ice Rink is all set to host the 4th Annual Synchronized Skating Exhibition on Saturday, January 8, featuring the local team, the Everett Silver Blades.  The Silver Blades will have 30 figure skaters representing the team at the exhibition, ranging in age from six years old to skaters over fifty years old.  Three teams make the trek from British Columbia, with 60 skaters representing the Pacific Ice Synchronized Skating Club based out of Burnaby.  Nine skaters from the Bellingham Figure Skating Club will be on-site to perform; along with 19 skaters representing the Seattle Ice Theater.  In total, 88 skaters and their families will visit downtown Everett this weekend. 

    Guests in attendance will witness local skaters who’ve competed nationally, and have already garnered attention amongst the figure skating world.  Amanda Hofmann, who competes nationally in the Junior Ladies category, and Junior Ice Dancers Jean-Luc Baker and Joylyn Yang, who’ve already established a strong local following, are prepared to showcase their talents which have taken them all around the world.

  • Tilted Thunder Rail Birds Prepare for The Grudge Match at the Comcast Arena at Everett
    1/5/2011

    Hot Off Their Successful Debut the Tilted Thunder Rail Birds Prepare for The Grudge Match at the Comcast Arena at Everett - Make it Your New Year’s Resolution to Witness This Fast-Paced Roller Derby Action!

    Saturday, January 8 – 6 pm

    The Tilted Thunder Rail Birds are coming off of their historical, nail-biting banked track debut on December 4 at the Comcast Arena at Everett.  These rock 'em, sock 'em rollergirls gave the audience all they could ask for in their debut, with Team Purple narrowly skating away with the victory by only a single point.  With both teams gaining confidence on their new banked track, “The Grudge Match” on January 8, is sure to be intense, with Team Red looking to even the score with a victory of their own.  Come witness the Tilted Thunder Rail Birds as they continue to establish banked track as the premier form of roller derby in the Pacific Northwest.  

    The Tilted Thunder Rail Birds vision is to bring competitive banked track roller derby to the Pacific Northwest while empowering the community, women, support groups and organizations advocating women’s rights.  For more information on the Tilted Thunder Rail Birds, or the sport of banked track roller derby, please visit www.tiltedthunder.com.

  • X-treme International Ice Racing Fans Open Their Hearts and Their Closets
    1/4/2011

    X-treme International Ice Racing Fans Open Their Hearts and Their Closets to Support “Coats for Comfort” Coat Drive at the Comcast Arena at Everett - Over 100 Coats Donated to Cocoon House and Housing Hope

    Global Spectrum, management for the Comcast Arena at Everett, promoted a “Coats for Comfort” coat drive at the X-treme International Ice Racing (XiiR) event last Sunday.  Fans donating a new or gently used coat received a free ticket to the event, and those that had already purchased tickets received a free ticket to Tilted Thunder Rail Birds.  The first 20 fans to donate, that had already purchased tickets, also received a gift certificate from Top Pot Doughnuts, the official doughnut partner of Comcast Arena.

    A grand total of 125 coats were donated to the “Coats for Comfort” coat drive, and then distributed to two Everett-based organizations.  54 coats were donated to Cocoon House, an organization that fosters personal growth and healthy relationships to strengthen and empower at-risk and homeless youth and their families. “Your generosity will brighten the spirits of our youth inside and out,” commented Jim Thompson, Director of Development and Community Relations for Cocoon House. 

    The remaining 71 coats were donated to Housing Hope.  Housing Hope’s vision is that every individual aspiring to self-sufficiency should have access to a safe, secure affordable home. “I’m so happy that you guys thought of us.  This is a wonderful event that you put on,” said Nate Greenland, Regional Manager at Housing Hope.

  • Warming Up the Community at X-treme International Ice Racing This Weekend
    1/3/2011

    Warming Up the Community at X-treme International Ice Racing This Weekend - Global Spectrum to Participate in Global Spectrum Launches “Coats for Comfort” and Fans Get Free Tickets

    Global Spectrum, management for the Comcast Arena at Everett, today announced the “Coats for Comfort” promotion at this Sunday’s presentation of X-treme International Ice Racing (XiiR).  Fans are asked to donate a new or gently used coat to receive a free ticket to the event. 

    Fans that have already purchased tickets for XiiR won’t be left out in the cold: they can also participate in bringing a coat and will receive a free ticket for Tilted Thunder Rail Birds January 8!  In addition, the first 20 fans that already have tickets that donate, will also a receive a gift certificate good for a free dozen doughnuts, courtesy of Top Pot Doughnuts.

    Donated coats will go to Cocoon House and Housing Hope.  Cocoon House serves youth 13-20; all other coats (for younger children and adults) will go to Housing Hope. 

    Cocoon House fosters personal growth and healthy relationships to strengthen and empower at-risk and homeless youth and their families.  Housing Hope’s vision is that every individual aspiring to self-sufficiency should have access to a safe, secure, affordable home.  Both are based in Everett, WA.

  • CIRQUE DU SOLEIL TO PRESENT QUIDAM IN EVERETT
    1/2/2011

    CIRQUE DU SOLEIL TO PRESENT QUIDAM IN EVERETT - Eight Performances Only From March 16-20, 2011

    

    Wednesday, March 16 - 7:30 pm

    Thursday, March 17 – 7:30 pm
    Friday, March 18 - 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm
    Saturday, March 19 – 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm
    Sunday, March 20 – 1 pm and 5 pm 

    Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that its newest arena show, Quidam, will be performing in Everett from March 16-20, 2011 at Comcast Arena at Everett for eight performances only.

    Quidam had its world premiere in Montreal under the Big Top in April 1996.  Since that time, the production has toured on five continents and been experienced by millions of people.  In December 2010, Quidam will embark on a new journey, performing the same captivating production but now in arenas throughout North America.  The international cast features 52 world-class acrobats, musicians, singers and characters. 

    Young Zoe is bored; her parents, distant and apathetic, ignore her.  Her life has lost all meaning.  Seeking to fill the void of her existence, she slides into an imaginary world – the world of Quidam – where she meets characters who encourage her to free her soul. 

    Quidam:  a nameless passer-by, a solitary figure lingering on a street corner, a person rushing past and swallowed by the crowd.  It could be anyone, anybody.  Someone coming or going at the heart of our anonymous society.  A member of the crowd, one of the silent majority.  The one who cries out, sings and dreams within us all.  This is the “quidam” whom this show allows to speak.  This is the place that beckons – a place for dreaming and genuine relations where all quidams, by proclaiming their individuality, can finally emerge from anonymity. 

  • Hoping to Get Engaged Over the Holidays?
    1/1/2011

    Hoping to Get Engaged Over the Holidays? Plan Your Entire Wedding in a Single Weekend at the Northwest Bridal Showcase - Find the Dress of Your Dreams for Under $150 at This Year’s ‘DRESS DASH’

    The Edward D. Hansen Conference Center is hosting the Northwest Bridal Showcase for the eighth consecutive year on Saturday, January 15 from 10 am - 4 pm and Sunday, January 16 from 10 am – 3 pm.  Over 100 of the area’s best wedding professionals will be on hand to display the latest wedding related items such as bridal gowns, floral arrangements, and wedding announcements.  Disc jockeys, caterers, photographers, videographers, and hair and make-up artists will showcase their expertise.  A bride can plan her entire wedding in a single weekend!  Professionally produced fashion shows appearing each day.

    Plan to get in line early!  MOViN 92.5 is presenting the DRESS DASH – hosted by The Ladies Room with Brooke & Kel.  The DRESS DASH will take place on Saturday morning, January 15th, at the Comcast Arena at Everett with doors opening at 8 am.  Brides are encouraged to show up early for their best chance of finding the dress of their dreams at a dream price!  Hundreds of gowns will be priced under $150.  Last year, the DRESS DASH saw brides lined up at 3 am.  Brides attending the DRESS DASH will have an opportunity to purchase $9.25 discounted tickets to the showcase, as well as to enter the event early at 9:25 am.  All sales from this event will benefit the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation.

    Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to granting wishes, including memory-making events, for stage IV breast cancer patients, while continuing to support, educate and increase awareness of breast cancer. For more information about the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation, please visit www.makingmemories.org. 

  • Top Pot Doughnuts Named "Official Doughnut" of Comcast Arena
    11/30/2010

    Top Pot Doughnuts has been named the official doughnut partner for the Comcast Arena at Everett; it was announced today by Global Spectrum’s Kim Bedier, General Manager. “We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Top Pot that enables us to bring the world’s best doughnuts to Comcast Arena at Everett’s fans. When the doughnuts are so good that even the President of the United States has to stop by for a couple dozen, you know they are delicious!” commented Bedier.

    The Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts will be made on site and served from a branded concession at the southeast end of the concourse.  Mini-doughnuts will be served by 1 ½ dozen in powdered sugar, cinnamon or plain; and individually in their original full hand-forged size. 

    “Top Pot is all about combining fun with outstanding customer service and Comcast Arena at Everett aligns perfectly with those values.  We are excited to expand our presence in the North Puget Sound through the relationship with Comcast Arena and our newest café at Mill Creek,” stated Mark Klebeck, Co-Founder of Top Pot Doughnuts. 

    The nearest store to Comcast Arena and serving Snohomish County is Top Pot Doughnuts in Mill Creek, located in the University Book Store at the Mill Creek Town Center 15311 Main Street, Mill Creek, WA  98012.  “Please come and enjoy our coffee and doughnuts, voted # 1 doughnut in King 5 Evening Magazine’s ‘Best of Western WA’ competition for 2009 and 2010.  See you at Top Pot Mill Creek!” added Klebeck. 

     

  • Hoping to Get Engaged Over the Holidays? Plan Your Entire Wedding in a Single Weekend at the Northwest Bridal Showcase
    11/29/2010

    Hoping to Get Engaged Over the Holidays?
    Plan Your Entire Wedding in a Single Weekend at the Northwest Bridal Showcase - Find the Dress of Your Dreams for Under $150 at This Year’s ‘DRESS DASH’

    Saturday, January 15, 2011 · 10 am – 4 pm
    Sunday, January 16, 2011 · 10 am – 3 pm

    The Edward D. Hansen Conference Center is hosting the Northwest Bridal Showcase for the eighth consecutive year on Saturday, January 15 from 10 am - 4 pm and Sunday, January 16 from 10 am – 3 pm.  Over 100 of the area’s best wedding professionals will be on hand to display the latest wedding related items such as bridal gowns, floral arrangements, and wedding announcements.  Disc jockeys, caterers, photographers, videographers, and hair and make-up artists will showcase their expertise.  A bride can plan her entire wedding in a single weekend!  Professionally produced fashion shows appearing each day.

    Plan to get in line early!  MOViN 92.5 is presenting the DRESS DASH – hosted by The Ladies Room with Brooke & Kel.  The DRESS DASH will take place on Saturday morning, January 15th, at the Comcast Arena at Everett with doors opening at 8 am.  Brides are encouraged to show up early for their best chance of finding the dress of their dreams at a dream price!  Hundreds of gowns will be priced under $150.  Last year, the DRESS DASH saw brides lined up at 3 am.  Brides attending the DRESS DASH will have an opportunity to purchase $9.25 discounted tickets to the showcase, as well as to enter the event early at 9:25 am.  All sales from this event will benefit the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation.

    Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to granting wishes, including memory-making events, for stage IV breast cancer patients, while continuing to support, educate and increase awareness of breast cancer. For more information about the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation, please visit www.makingmemories.org

    Admission to the NW Bridal Showcase is priced at $12.  Tickets are available at the door.  Discount tickets can be purchased in advance online at nwbridalshowcase.com.  Tickets are not available for this event through Comcast Arena at Everett’s standard outlets.

  • Now hiring - Conference Center Sales Manager
    11/12/2010

    Global Spectrum has posted the position of Conference Center Sales Manager

    The Conference Center Sales Manager is responsible for promoting and booking events in the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center through an aggressive marketing and sales program, working with clients on rates and contract terms and conveying this information to all departments.

  • Harlem Globetrotters 2011 ‘4 Times the Fun’ World Tour
    11/11/2010

    Harlem Globetrotters 2011 ‘4 Times the Fun’ World Tour. Globetrotters Bring High-Flying Fun – and a Lifetime of Memories - to Everett

    Saturday, February 19 – 2 pm and 7 pm

    Hot on the heels of the most successful year in the franchise’s illustrious history, the legendary Harlem Globetrotters are primed to astound fans with their eye-popping 2011 ‘4 Times the Fun’ World Tour.  The show hits Everett for a doubleheader on Saturday, February 19, 2011, with the wholesome family entertainment known worldwide for thrilling fans young and old and making cherished family memories.

    Celebrating their 85th consecutive season of touring the world, the Globetrotters’ high-flying show features some of the most extraordinary athletes and entertainers on the planet – including Big Easy Lofton and Flight Time Lang; the always hilarious Special K Daley; dribbling magician Scooter Christensen; and ball handling wizards Handles Franklin and Ant Atkinson. 

    Sports Illustrated praised it as “the sports equivalent of comfort food,” in its March 2009 feature article on the Globetrotters titled, ‘Still Crazy After All These Years’.

    The Globetrotters will perform nearly 270 shows in over 220 cities in 45 states and six Canadian provinces through May 2011. 

    The Original Harlem Globetrotters have played in 120 countries on six continents, entertaining over 132 million fans and crossing barriers between cultures, societies and people from all walks of life.  The Globetrotters are one of only six teams to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

    Tickets are priced at $23, $28, $35, $43, $53, $78 and are on sale Monday, November 22 at 10 am at the Comcast Arena at Everett Box Office, ComcastArenaEverett.com or charge by phone 866.332.8499.  A limited number of courtside seats are also available.  Groups of ten or more, call 425.322.2609.

  • Comcast Community Ice Rink Joins in Fight to Feed Furry Four-legged Friends
    11/10/2010

    Comcast Community Ice Rink Joins in Fight to Feed Furry Four-legged Friends. Discounted Public Skating Rates Offered to Donors!

    Global Spectrum, management for the Comcast Community Ice Rink, has begun to collect pet food donations in support of the Everett Animal Shelter.  Recent information sent by the Everett Animal Shelter alerting community members that the supply of pet food was getting very low, prompted the staff to take action and contribute to the cause by hosting a pet food drive in the Comcast Community Ice Rink.  Collections will continue in the Comcast Community Ice Rink lobby until November 19, and then turned in to the Everett Animal Shelter.

    To reward and incentivize patrons to donate and help the cause, the Comcast Community Ice Rink will offer a $2 discount off admission and skate rental for those who donate a can or bag of food during the duration of the food drive.  In addition, guests who bring in a grocery-sized bag or bigger of pet food will receive one free public skating admission pass.  There is no limit to the amount or the number of times guests can donate.

    Given the current desperate state of the Everett Animal Shelter’s remaining supply of pet food, the goal was set at collecting 100 pounds of pet food.  The winter months are notoriously lean on donations, and the demand is expected to exceed supply.  The community is encouraged to help feed as many furry four-legged friends as possible.

    About the Everett Animal Shelter:
    The Everett Animal Shelter’s mission is to return lost animals to owners, provide shelter and care to lost or unwanted animals and find new homes for adoptable pets.  Shelter workers and volunteers care for about 9,000 animals each year.  Community members interested in donation dog of cat food can drop off unopened food at the shelter at: 333 Smith Island Rd, Everett, WA 98201.  For directions and more information, visit www.everettwa.org or call (425) 257-6013. 

  • Everett Fall Home & Gift Show Success a Testament to Brand New Format
    11/9/2010

    Everett Fall Home & Gift Show Success a Testament to Brand New Format. Attendance Nearly Doubled From Last Year and Consumer Confidence Strong

    Comcast Arena at Everett opened its doors Friday, October 22 through Sunday, October 24 for the Everett Fall Home & Gift Show, Snohomish County’s largest show of its kind from Seattle to the Canadian border now in its sixth year.  “Record number for attendance and vendors.  That is what made our Everett Fall Home & Gift Show for 2010 such a success,” commented Bill Bradley, Show Producer.  “Observing the trends of declining attendance amongst other home shows, we made a conscious decision to make free admission passes more readily available to be the only show to dramatically increase attendance for our vendors, which it did. Foregoing revenue from ticket sales is not a decision taken lightly but, that decision resulted in an attendance increase of over 90%.  That type of success in the current economy, right before an election, is more than we could have ever imagined. As always, Comcast Arena and its superb staff make an inviting host!”

    A key factor in gauging the overall success each year for the Everett Fall Home & Gift Show is not only the total attendance for the three day long event but, also the attendee’s level of interest in investing in the remodeling products and services on display.

    “The Everett Fall Home & Gift Show is well established as Snohomish County’s favorite fall trade show event,” says Kim Bedier, Global Spectrum’s General Manager for the Comcast Arena at Everett.  “The event makes use of nearly every square inch of the Arena and the Comcast Community Ice Rink.  We are thrilled with the success of the show this year, and look forward to yet another successful event in 2011.”

    As attendance and sales figures for events like the Everett Fall Home & Gift Show, as well as the Everett Home & Garden show in the spring, flourish, it is an encouraging reminder that the Snohomish County community is continuing on the right path to economic recovery.

  • Say ‘Aloha’ to Bobby’s Hawaiian at its Newest Location in Comcast Arena at Everett
    11/8/2010

    Say ‘Aloha’ to Bobby’s Hawaiian at its Newest Location in Comcast Arena at Everett. Popular Everett Establishment Opens Additional Location Inside to Satiate Fans

    Global Spectrum is pleased to announce Bobby’s Hawaiian has been added to the concession offerings at the Comcast Arena at Everett.  A venerable Everett institution since 1999, Bobby’s said ‘a hui hou’ (until we meet again) when they moved from their original location across from the Arena in 2006.  Now fans can enjoy a pre-event dinner, only this time right in the Arena!  Guests can choose from one of their signature options like Hawaiian-style BBQ, Kalua Pork, and Mochi Chicken to name a few.  Bobby’s Hawaiian is so popular that Food Network’s Guy Fieri has visited the restaurant to feature it on the popular Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.   

    “We are so pleased to have one of Everett’s hometown favorites join us here,” says Kim Bedier, Global Spectrum’s General Manager for the Comcast Arena at Everett.  “The addition of Bobby’s Hawaiian further broadens the wide variety of food options available at our games and events.  I know that our guests will thoroughly enjoy the scrumptious food, as well as the Hawaiian culture and kindness of Bobby and Diana Nakihei and their team.”

    “We are so blessed to have this wonderful opportunity.  Big ‘mahalos’ to all the Comcast Arena at Everett gang, especially Kim Bedier, Adam Gesacion and Randy Olson.  Aloha!” commented Bobby Nakihei. 

    Guests should also check out the new stands open this season:

    ‘On tap’:  new beer concession, MVB’s, where fans choose the ‘winning beers’ that are featured on one of the 16 taps.  So far this hockey season, the fans have spoken and the favorites include the Canadian beers Labatt Blue and Kokanee, and in the lead KISW’s Men’s Room Red (made by Elysian Fields).  Guests can choose their own favorite from a host of varieties including Hoegaarden, Kona Fire Rock, Dick Danger, Scuttlebutt, Alaskan Stout and many more. 

    ‘On the menu’:  look for the down-home cooking at the Spud Shack, now serving colossal baked potatoes, loaded with the traditional fixing’s.  For lighter fare, try Skinny Skins:  handmade potato chips served nacho style with cheese, bacon, tomatoes, onions and sour cream. 

    Check out the feature of Bobby’s Hawaiian on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZInG7c7wsJk&feature=player_embedded

  • Tilted Thunder Rail Birds Making History in Everett With First Banked Track Roller Derby Event in the State
    11/7/2010

    Tilted Thunder Rail Birds Making History in Everett With First Banked Track Roller Derby Event in the State. All-Female Roller Derby League Debut Only the Sixth Banked Track in United States!

    Saturday, December 4 – 6 pm

    The Tilted Thunder Rail Birds will shove off the inaugural bout on their brand-new banked track at the Comcast Arena at Everett.  These rock 'em, sock 'em rollergirls have put their blood, sweat and tears into building their new track with their own funding, and now plan on giving everything they have in the very first banked track bout in the state of Washington.  The Tilted Thunder Rail Birds are comprised of sixty-six diverse members, aged 19-50, coming from all walks of life with backgrounds in health care, the sciences, aviation, and many more. 

    The Tilted Thunder Rail Birds vision is to bring competitive banked track roller derby to the Pacific Northwest while empowering the community, women, support groups and organizations advocating women’s rights.  For more information on the Tilted Thunder Rail Birds, or the sport of banked track roller derby, please visit www.tiltedthunder.com

    Tickets ($15 GA Adult and $10 GA Child) are on sale Friday, October 22 at 12 pm at the Comcast Arena at Everett Box Office, online at www.comcastarenaeverett.com, or by calling 866-332-8499.   All tickets prices increase $2.00 on the day of the event.  All tickets subject to agency convenience charges.  Groups of ten or more, call 425.322.2609.

  • Everett Fall Home & Gift Show Returns for Sixth Annual Show With Brand New Format
    11/6/2010

    Everett Fall Home & Gift Show Returns for Sixth Annual Show With Brand New Format. Snohomish County’s One and Only Home & Gift Show Offers Special “Fall Only Pricing”

    Friday, October 22, 2010 – 12 noon to 6 pm
    Saturday, October 23, 2010 – 10 am to 6 pm
    Sunday, October 24, 2010 – 10 am to 5 pm

    Snohomish County’s “Home Improvement Source,” the Everett Fall Home & Gift Show, is coming to the Comcast Arena at Everett for the sixth consecutive year Friday through Sunday, October 22, 23 and 24.  The Everett Fall Home & Gift Show, the largest of its kind from Seattle to the Canadian border, is a unique marketplace to shop, compare and save on a total selection of home related products and services for building, remodeling, winterizing and interior decorating designs.  Learn how to transform your home with the area’s most respected professionals all in one place, while also taking advantage of huge savings with special “Fall Only Pricing”.

    Exhibitors and sponsors include BECU with a mobile loan center on site for financing home improvement projects; Aqua Quip providing discounted parking coupons, available at aquaquip.com, for Saturday and Sunday; Judd & Black Appliances with their best pricing of the year on all appliances; Snohomish County PUD sponsoring the seminar stage; and Kids N Us Learning Academy sponsoring the free kids activities that will run all three days of the event. 

     

    Features of the show will include guest speakers with topics such as “Why solar power is perfect for the Northwest” presented by Keith Hughes from West Seattle Natural Energy; “How to use art glass in your home” presented by Stan Price from Covenant Art Glass; “How to save energy and money with LED lighting” presented by Randy King from Northwest LED Lighting Inc.; and “Home remodel: where to start and common mistakes to avoid” presented by Gloria and Rich Melchoir from Rich Design Group & Agape.

    Exhibitors and sponsors include BECU with a mobile loan center on site for financing home improvement projects; Aqua Quip providing discounted parking coupons, available at aquaquip.com, for Saturday and Sunday; Judd & Black Appliances with their best pricing of the year on all appliances; Snohomish County PUD sponsoring the seminar stage; and Kids N Us Learning Academy sponsoring the free kids activities that will run all three days of the event. 

    Features of the show will include guest speakers with topics such as “Why solar power is perfect for the Northwest” presented by Keith Hughes from West Seattle Natural Energy; “How to use art glass in your home” presented by Stan Price from Covenant Art Glass; “How to save energy and money with LED lighting” presented by Randy King from Northwest LED Lighting Inc.; and “Home remodel: where to start and common mistakes to avoid” presented by Gloria and Rich Melchoir from Rich Design Group & Agape.

    Adults $7.00, Seniors (55+) $6.50 available at the door only.  Children 16 and under are free. Limited free admission tickets are available online at becu.org or aquaquip.com.

  • Alakazam… Mickey’s Magic Show Offers All of the Excitement That One Family Can Withstand!
    11/5/2010

    Alakazam… Mickey’s Magic Show Offers All of the Excitement That One Family Can Withstand! All New Disney Live! Show Takes Audiences On An Enchanting Magical Ride!

    

    Sunday, January 23 – 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm

    Abracadabra!  In a captivating combination, Master Magician Mickey Mouse, the always-dazzling Minnie, and a host of Disney friends join forces with professional illusionists to perform magic from legendary Disney films right before your eyes.  Disney Live! presents Mickey’s Magic Show features grand illusions and favorite Disney characters, including Donald and Goofy; Cinderella and her Fairy Godmother; Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter; and beloved Disney princesses Jasmine, Belle and Snow White. 

    From the breathtaking levitation of Minnie and Aladdin’s Princess Jasmine, to the Fairy Godmother transforming Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second, Disney Live! presents Mickey’s Magic Show gives families a whole new way to experience Disney Magic.  Adults and children alike will delight in this stunning spectacle that will keep them in awe from opening to the curtain call.

    Tickets ($19, $26, $31, Front Row $49) are on sale Monday, October 18 at 10 am at the  Comcast Arena at Everett Box Office, online at www.comcastarenaeverett.com, or by calling 866-332-8499.   All tickets subject to agency convenience charges.  Groups of ten or more, call 425.322.2609.

  • Landmark Masts Lit Up for October and Purple Light Nights
    10/7/2010

    Comcast Arena at Everett Awash in Purple for Purple Light Nights Campaign. Annual Awareness Campaign and Fundraiser in October to
    Benefit Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County

    Comcast Arena at Everett is again lighting the landmark masts atop the venue purple for the month of October in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness month.   The lighting kicks off Friday to coincide with Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County’s Fifth Annual “Hope Within” Luncheon which will feature keynote speaker Lorenzo Romar, University of Washington Husky Basketball Head Coach, in the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center.   

    The Purple Light Nights awareness campaign started by the Covington Domestic Violence Task Force (CDVTF) in 2007 and has grown to include participation in 20 states, two Canadian provinces, and Guam.  The goal is to raise awareness of domestic violence and how it affects the community as a whole, and to support policies that meet victim needs and hold perpetrators accountable.  The color purple is recognized as the international color symbolic of domestic violence. 

    “We supported the Purple Light Nights campaign last year, creating knowledge in our community of Domestic Violence Awareness month,” stated Kim Bedier, Global Spectrum’s General Manager for the Comcast Arena at Everett.  “We are pleased to be part of the movement that since 2009 has almost doubled in the number of participating states and provinces, and look forward to continuing to help it grow to be recognized around the world.  We encourage other facilities like ours everywhere to get involved this year.” 

    In addition to the purple lights above the facility, Global Spectrum will again hold a fundraising campaign in the Comcast Arena and Comcast Community Ice Rink.  The Comcast Community Ice Rink will turn purple ‘into green’ with a benefit public skate on Friday, October 29.  Concession stands will sell special ‘Purple Cow’ grape soda and ice cream floats (available only during the month of October), with a portion of the proceeds benefiting DVS. 

    Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County (DVS) is a private, non profit organization serving Snohomish County since 1976.  It is the only program in Snohomish County providing emergency shelter and comprehensive, confidential services to victims of domestic abuse without regard to age, gender, race, religion, culture, national origin, sexual orientation or income level.   DVS provides individual and community awareness programs which can affect the social change necessary to eliminate domestic violence throughout Snohomish County.

     

  • “Wiggly Circus Live!” Bringing the Excitement of the Big Top with a Wiggly Twist
    9/1/2010

    The World’s #1 Preschool Band is Wiggling Their Way Back to the Comcast Arena at Everett

    Saturday, October 9 for two performances - 11:00 am and 2:30 pm

    The Fab Four from down under are back with this year’s most anticipated family event. It’s the smell of “Hot Poppin’ Popcorn”!  It’s the excitement of a “A Big Big Show”!  It’s the Wiggles “Wiggly Circus Live!” Join the Wiggles, Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Henry the Octopus, Wags the Dog and all the Wiggly Dancers as they bring all the excitement of the big top with a wiggly twist to the Comcast Arena at Everett!

    Come and wiggle in the aisles for the “Wiggly Circus Live!” Tour and their highly interactive, fun and educational message. Children can have even more wiggly fun while they wait for the big day online with www.WiggleTime.com, the Wiggles’ very own virtual world created specifically for preschoolers and their parents. WiggleTime.com provides toddlers with a safe and fun learning environment online. Parents can monitor their child’s progress and have access to premium promotional offers, competitions, merchandise discounts and presale Wiggles tickets!


    Tickets:   Tickets ($11, $21, $31, $41, VIP $76) are on sale Friday, September 3 at 10 am at the Comcast Arena at Everett Box Office, online at www.comcastarenaeverett.com, or by calling 866-332-8499.  All tickets subject to agency convenience charges.  Groups of ten or more, call 425.322.2609.

  • Get ‘Wild About Wheels’ at this FREE Community Event!
    8/31/2010

    In Conjunction with the EnduroCross Event, FREE Community Event Expands To Include Motorcycles and Wheels of All Kinds!

    Saturday, September 11 from 9 am - 1 pm in the parking lot across from Comcast Arena (Hewitt Avenue and Lombard Avenue)

    Real trucks as toys?  For one day only, the answer is ‘yes’!  Global Spectrum presents the second annual FREE community event, this year called ‘Wild About Wheels’, incorporating all kinds of vehicles including motorcycles in a preview to that evening’s EnduroCross event being held in the Comcast Arena at Everett.  Wild About Wheels is free to the public and hosted in the parking lot across the street from the Comcast Arena on Hewitt Avenue and Lombard Avenue.

    Kids and parents are invited to get an in-depth look at the vehicles they see daily.  Climb into a fire truck; check out the new Rubatino garbage scooter, Ron May Towing’s extreme recovery vehicle, a Medic truck, the Army’s ‘tricked out’ H3 Hummer (with video games on board!), an ice Zamboni, classic trucks and motorcycles, and more.   Kids will also enjoy a bounce slide and Comcast Arena concession food and beverages.

    Endurocross
    For the first time ever, GEICO EnduroCross extreme off-road racing show comes to the Comcast Arena at Everett Saturday, September 11 at 7:30 pm.  EnduroCross tracks incorporate various elements of off road racing into a supercross-style setting, including rocks, boulders, logs, sand, mud, a water-hole… and even a few special obstacles like giant tires thrown in.  Known as the “toughest racing on two wheels,” this indoor version of extreme off road racing will certainly keep you on your feet.


    Tickets:   Wild About Wheels is free.  Tickets for EnduroCross ($16, $20, $25, and $40) are on sale now.   Kids under the age of 12 are $10 for Upper Level GA.  Tickets are available at the Comcast Arena at Everett Box Office, www.comcastarenaeverett.com or charge by phone 866.332.8499.  Tickets are subject to convenience charges, except at the Box Office, where there is never any service charge. 

  • IAAM Recognizes Comcast Arena at Everett with Inaugural 2010 Venue Excellence Award
    7/16/2010

    The first Venue Excellence Awards will be presented in Houston, Texas, during the International Association of Assembly Managers’ (IAAM) 85th Annual Conference & Trade Show, with Comcast Arena at Everett accepting the award in the Arena category. These five prestigious awards recognize venues that demonstrate excellence in the management and operation of public assembly venues.

    Kim Bedier, Global Spectrum’s General Manager for Comcast Arena at Everett, will accept the Venue Excellence Award on behalf of the Everett Public Facilities District and Global Spectrum. “It is an honor to be recognized by our peers in the industry for the very first Venue Excellence Award,” Bedier commented. “It is a testament to the commitment of the Everett Public Facilities District Board, the dedication of our staff, and the support of the community for the facility. We are thrilled to have been chosen amongst so many exceptional facilities.”

    "We'd like to personally congratulate the EPFD on this outstanding national recognition, as well as to the dedicated hard working staff at the Comcast Arena," said Global Spectrum Chief Operating Officer John Page. "We instill in our staffs at all of our venues to provide the ultimate entertainment experience to each and every one of our guests each and every time they visit. This award recognizes our staff's efforts in Everett. We are very proud of Kim and her team and all that they continue to accomplish."

    “On behalf of the Everett Public Facilities District, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Kim Bedier and the entire Global Spectrum staff for their dedication and diligence in operating the facility in such an extraordinary manner,” Earl Dutton, President of the EPFD, commented.

    The winners were assessed on four criteria: service to the community, team building and professional development, safety and security, and operational excellence. These criteria complement the IAAM Value Statements of integrity, service, safety, education, advocacy and people first.

    “An award committee created criteria that would fairly and objectively score the nominated venues,” said Kevin Duvall, Award Review Committee Chair. “A venue that excels not only within its internal development and operations but also in the local community is one worthy of receiving the Venue Excellence Award. The competition was top of the line.”

    The award winners are:

    Arenas – Comcast Arena at Everett, Everett, Washington

    Convention Centers – Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon

    Performing Arts Centers – Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Vienna, Virginia

    Stadiums – PETCO Park, San Diego, California

    Venue Education – Stephen C. O’Connell Center – University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

    “As we created this award category we wanted to recognize outstanding venues. These venues have demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation, perseverance and unwavering commitment of the highest standards to our industry. They are without a doubt most deserving of this recognition,” said IAAM Chairman of the Board, Shura Lindgren-Garnett, CFE. She and Past President Robyn Williams, CFE, created the awards.

    About IAAM:

    Founded in 1924, the International Association of Assembly Managers, having significant influence in a global industry, is the acknowledged organization providing superlative leadership, cutting-edge innovation, advanced education, supportive advocacy, opportunities for networking and connection to other venue professionals around the world. Committed to international membership growth and development, the IAAM is the preeminent source for all public assembly related research, information, services, and life-safety issues worldwide. IAAM provides unprecedented member value and is endowed with unlimited opportunities to partner and embrace industry affiliations.

  • Auditions for Awesome 80's Prom
    7/15/2010

    Global Spectrum and the producers of Awesome 80’s Prom are seeking eighteen local actors/comedians for a variety of characters for the upcoming shows. Awesome 80’s Prom allows for local talent to showcase their abilities and get a taste of stardom through this interactive dinner theatre experience. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to jumpstart your career and come back in time to the Awesome 80’s Prom at Wanaget High!

    Auditions will be held in the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center August 28 from 10 am - 6 pm and August 29 from 10 am - 12 pm.

    ALL ROLES: Seeking exuberant performers who are skilled improvisational actor/comedians.

    Characters include:

    Blake – The Captain of the Football Team: Charming, egotistical jock. Think “Jake” in 16 Candles.

    Louis – The Nerd: Introverted, computer geek. Think Anthony Hall in 16 Candles.

    Fender – The Bad Boy: Mean, defensive, and loud. Think Judd Nelson in The Breakfast Club.

    Michael Jay – The Class President: Republican, naturally born politician. Think Michael J. Fox on Family Ties.

    Feung – The Asian Exchange Student: Charismatic, but speaks little English. Think Long Duk Dong in 16 Candles.

    Dickie – The Drama Queen: Flamboyant, fabulous and bitter. Sings “Don’t Rain on My Parade” like Barbara Streisand. Think Ducky in Pretty in Pink mixed with Jack from Will and Grace.

    Beef – Football Player: Big and intimidating, but not too bright. Think Chris Farley.

    Mr. Snelgrove – The Principal: A fascist dictator. Think the principal in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

    Whitley – The Head Cheerleader: Attractive, snobby, and vain. Must cheer/dance and have energetic/fun personality. Acting experience is not a must.

    The Heathers – Cheerleader #1 and #2: Whitley’s back up cheerleaders. Must cheer/dance and have energetic/fun personality. Acting experience is not a must.

    Kerrie – The Spaz: A petite, sweet, hyper nerd. Surprisingly cute, once she removes the glasses and headgear. Missy – The Head of the Prom Committee: Perfect, but way too perky. Think Reese Witherspoon in Election.

    DJ Johnny Hughes – The DJ: Extremely charismatic, high energy host who can warm up a crowd and keep a party going. DJ’s, stand-up comedians, karaoke hosts, etc. are all encouraged to audition.

    Inga – The Swedish Exchange Student: Tall and voluptuous. Speaks with a heavy accent.

    Mrs. Lascalzo – The Drama Teacher: A clueless, leftover hippie who loves everyone.

    Molly Parker – Freshman: Member of the Freshman Cheerleading Squad and the yearbook committee.

    Lloyd Parker – Molly’s Twin: Considered the less cool brother.

    Mystery Guest – A 1980’s celebrity impersonator (i.e. Madonna, Michael Jackson, MC Hammer, Prince): Performs (or lip syncs) one song at the height of the Prom.

    Auditions are by appointment only. Email auditions@comcastarenaeverett.com to schedule a time. Please bring a headshot to the audition. This show is PG 13. There will be an honorarium.

  • Justin Bieber Sells Out and Sets New Concert Attendance Record
    7/13/2010

    Global Spectrum confirms the record-breaking performance tonight tops concert sales history at the Comcast Arena at Everett with the sold out crowd of 8,588 at the Justin Bieber show. Demand has been strong for the platinum-selling pop sensation and ticket sales have been brisk throughout the on sale campaign, with a final handful of production releases snapped up by a few lucky fans today.

    Signed to a record deal by Usher at the age of 13, the singer and self-taught musician on drums, guitar, piano and trumpet, first took the world by storm through his YouTube.com videos, amassing more than 150 million YouTube views to date.

    The concert tonight also marks the first time the Comcast Arena at Everett has used the Paperless Ticketing technology, selling nearly half of the seats using this method. The technology thwarts ticket scalpers and ensures fans are given the best opportunity to purchase tickets. Rather than issuing a ticket in advance, guests are issued a “Seat Locator” print-out when the ticket purchaser enters the facility and presents their credit card.

    “This highly anticipated concert has drawn fans from throughout Washington State and British Columbia,” commented Global Spectrum’s Kim Bedier, General Manager for the Comcast Arena at Everett. “The ’Bieber Fever’ and excitement for the show tonight was unprecedented! It was a great event for the Everett area and for the venue. We were also pleased to be able to host several hundred parents in the adjoining Parents Lounge in our Edward D. Hansen Conference Center.”

    The previous attendance record for a concert was TOOL, who played to a sold out crowd of 8,394 on December 4, 2007. Carrie Underwood also recently sold out the venue on May 29, 2010.

    Venues Today – Comcast Arena at Everett Recently Ranked #1 in the Northwest

    In the April issue of Venues Today, one of the industry’s leading publications, the Comcast Arena at Everett was ranked first in the Northwest for venues with a capacity of 5,001-10,000. The ranking, which does not include hockey events, is based on total gross ticket sales from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009, while also highlighting significant numbers such as attendance and number of shows.

  • OHL’s Soo Greyhounds Competing in Holiday Inn Preseason Classic
    6/29/2010

    Everett Silvertips Vice President / General Manager Doug Soetaert announced Monday that the Ontario Hockey League’s Soo Greyhounds will be joining the Everett Silvertips, Portland Winterhawks, Tri-City Americans, Seattle Thunderbirds and Spokane Chiefs at the annual Holiday Inn Pre-Season Classic, held over Labor Day Weekend from September 3 – 5 at Comcast Arena.

    Everett Silvertips Vice President / General Manager Doug Soetaert announced Monday that the Ontario Hockey League’s Soo Greyhounds will be joining the Everett Silvertips, Portland Winterhawks, Tri-City Americans, Seattle Thunderbirds and Spokane Chiefs at the annual Holiday Inn Pre-Season Classic, held over Labor Day Weekend from September 3 – 5 at Comcast Arena.

    The three-day tournament will mark the first time that Everett has competed against a team outside of the Western Hockey League. The Silvertips will face off against Sault Ste. Marie on Friday, September 3, Tri-City on Saturday, September 4, and will close the tournament against Seattle on Sunday, September 5. All Silvertips games will begin at 7:00 pm.

    After facing Everett on Friday night, Sault Ste. Marie will play Portland at 3:00 pm on Saturday, September 4, and Tri-City at 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 5.

    Silvertips Head Coach Craig Hartsburg, voted as the Western Conference’s nomination for the 2010 Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy as the Western Hockey League’s Coach of the Year, previously coached Sault Ste. Marie in 2001-02 and from 2004-08 in addition to his NHL head coaching positions with the Chicago Blackhawks, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and Ottawa Senators. Hartsburg posted a record of 179-111-18-23 (W-L-T-OTL) over five seasons with the Greyhounds following a standout junior career in the Soo in which he compiled 178 points over 161 games played from 1975-78 that helped launch a 10-year career in the NHL.

    Ticket packages for the Holiday Inn Preseason Classic are currently on sale by calling the Silvertips Offices at (425) 252-5100, or by visiting www.everettsilvertips.com. Ticket packages, available for $60 through July and $75 beginning on August 1st, include tickets to all nine tournament games as well as a pre-season game between the Silvertips and Seattle Thunderbirds at Comcast Arena on Friday, September 17 at 7:35 pm. Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date.

    Friday, September 3
    11:30 AM: Seattle @ Portland
    3:00 PM: Spokane @ Tri-City
    7:00 PM: Sault Ste. Marie @ EVERETT

    Saturday, September 4
    11:30 AM: Spokane @ Seattle
    3:00 PM: Portland @ Sault Ste. Marie
    7:00 PM: Tri-City @ EVERETT

    Sunday, September 5
    11:30 AM: Portland @ Spokane
    3:00 PM: Tri-City @ Sault Ste. Marie
    7:00 PM: Seattle @ EVERETT

  • 2010 Graduations at Comcast Arena at Everett
    5/25/2010

    Global Spectrum proudly welcomes the community’s graduates, and family and friends, for thirteen commencement ceremonies at the Comcast Arena at Everett this June.

    Each year, more than 40,000 family and friends proudly cheer on the graduates as they celebrate and prepare to take on the world. Graduation is a time for embracing the past and looking towards the bright future. While the grads are saying goodbye to school, and family and friends, they are also embarking on a new and exciting journey. Congratulations, graduates!

  • Awesome '80s Prom Beckons Audiences "Back In Time"
    5/25/2010

    This graduation season, Global Spectrum is inviting audiences to look back to the magic of the past, and get ready to ‘flashback’ to the ‘80s and re-live your prom one more time! The Awesome 80s Prom is a blast-from-the-past party in the style of Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding set at Wanaget High’s Senior Prom….in 1989! The NY Times says the show is “Totally Rad! Like being the star of your own John Hughes movie!”

    All your favorite characters from your favorite ‘80s movies are at Awesome '80s Prom, from the captain of the football team to the exchange student, from the geek to the hottie head cheerleader, and they’re all competing for Prom King and Queen.

    And just like on “American Idol”, the audience decides who wins, all while moonwalking to retro hits like “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go”. Come “Back in Time”, to quote a Huey Lewis tune, and join the breakdance circle or just sit back and watch the ‘80s drama unfold. www.awesome80sprom.com

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