Fortunately this winter, Kansas City has more to offer than freezing temps and chapped lips: There are tons of fun (and family-friendly) events coming up at Sprint Center in the next few months! Added bonus, daytime exploration of the KC Power & Light District before or after the show, which now includes an ever-expanding array of lunch time dining options.
Here’s what’s coming to town:
U.S. Figure Skating Championships 2017: It’s been more than 30 years since Kansas City hosted a U.S. Figure Skating event, and this year promises to be a great one! All junior and championship level events are at Sprint Center, and U.S. champions will be crowned in ladies, mens, pairs and ice dancing. Winners become members of the the U.S. World Figure Skating Team for 2017. January 14-22, 2017. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Harlem Globetrotters: It doesn’t get more fun than the Globetrotters, does it? A family favorite in my house, the kids can’t wait to watch the incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, funny jokes and pranks, and the chance to meet the players and get autographs after the game (you can also meet players before the game with the purchase of a Magic Pass). The Generals are more determined than ever to beat the Globetrotters, so expect a spectacular game! January 28, 2pm & 7pm shows. Ticket prices start at $20. Note: Can’t make it on January 28? The Globetrotters will perform at 2pm at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena on January 29.
Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music: There’s nothing cuter than watching your kids’ faces light up when they see their favorite Sesame Street character live on stage. And this year’s show will be no exception when Elmo, Aby Cadabby, Big Bird, and more come to the rescue to discover instruments while in search of their new music teacher’s instruments. Along the way, kids will learn that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together. February 24-26, 2017; show times vary so you can find a time that works with your kiddo’s sleep schedule. Ticket prices start at $20.
Disney on Ice: Follow Your Heart: It’s hard to beat the magic of Disney, especially when it pairs its beautiful music with some magnificent ice skating! Kids will have fun with Dory, cheer on Joy, Sadness, and the rest of the Emotions from Inside Out, watch Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Frozen and see long-time favorites including Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Ariel. March 29-April 2, 2017; once again, show times vary so you can find a time that works with your kiddo’s sleep schedule. Ticket prices vary.
And don’t forget about the College Basketball Experience at Sprint Center, which offers tons of interactive games and exhibits. Our family favorite: Kids’ Court, which has basketball equipment geared for kids ages 2-9. A great way for your kids to get their energy out during the cold months of winter!
Images courtesy of Sprint Center.