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Roller hockey competition to bring more than 10,000 to Fort Wayne in 2014

Monday, October 28, 2013 - 12:22 pm

Fort Wayne will be the host of the 2014 State Wars United States Roller Hockey Championships from July 30-August 10, 2014 at the Lutheran Health Ice Sports Center.

The 12-day State Wars championship will bring in close to 300 teams from 28 states with over 10,000 participants, generating an estimated 7,000 room nights and $1.6-$2 million in spending, according to an announcement from Visit Fort Wayne.. State Wars had previously been held in Cincinnati, St. Louis and Chicago.

Booking this tournament continues Visit Fort Wayne and Lutheran Health Ice Sports Center’s success in attracting top-flight sporting events to our city. Since 2009, the facility has booked national, regional and state hockey tournaments, plus in-line skating, roller derby and other events that are not hockey due to the facility’s multi-purpose abilities.

The non-ice hockey tournaments include the U.S. Figure Pairs Camp, U.S. Arena Curling National Championships, Fort Wayne Curling Club’s Bonspiel and Junior-Con Roller Derby Championships.