USA Roller Sports is pleased to announce that Cedar Rapids, Iowa has been selected to host the 2020 USA Roller Sports National Championships!   The coast to coast search process which began in the fall of 2018, ultimately involved over 50 different cities expressing some level of interest in hosting the event.    By January 31 of 2019, the total scope of the cities submitting bids was narrowed to 5.   Those 5 bids were then reviewed by members of the finance committee, executive committee and site visitation team and then from there narrowed down to create 2 finalists.    The final 2 cities hosted site visits in March and a final recommendation was made to the USA Roller Sports Board of Directors for ratification and final approval at the April 13 Board of Directors spring meeting for the 2020 National Championships to be hosted  in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.    In addition, the Board of Directors also approved in principal to return the National Championships to Lincoln, NE for the years 2021 and 2022.   

 

“We’re beyond excited about what the city of Cedar Rapids is going to bring to the table for our 2020 National Championships.   We especially love the intimacy and set up of the venue, which we think is going to dovetail nicely with our event.   With built in seating, 2 completely separate rink areas, free parking, on site scoreboards/video screens, locker rooms, vendor space, club suites, and so much more already in place, there is zero doubt this is a sporting venue that should meet the needs of our athletes, coaches, and membership.   We look forward to the planning ahead, and are confident the city of Cedar Rapids is going to deliver on our expectations.” – Eric Steele, Executive Director, USA Roller Sports

 

“The City of Cedar Rapids is thrilled to host USA Roller Sports National Championships during the summer of 2020. This event is estimated to generate more than 10,000 overnight stays and approximately $8 million in visitor spending. I also want to acknowledge the outstanding work of the Cedar Rapids Tourism Office staff to make this event a reality,” said Casey Drew, City of Cedar Rapids Finance Director.

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