Erie, PA: Champion Cheer Central will once again host four cheer and dance competitions in Erie, PA during its 2023-24 season, starting with the annual Lights! Camera! Action! Cheer and Dance Extravaganza, a Super Regional to be held on Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Bayfront Convention Center. More than 100 school, recreation and all-star cheer and dance squads from the tri-state area are expected to compete in the event.
The Albion-based company will host four events in Erie over the course of the season:
- SUPER REGIONAL: Lights! Camera! Action! Cheer and Dance Extravaganza (Dec. 2, Bayfront Convention Center)
- CHAMPIONSHIP: Erie Winter Beach Blast Cheer and Dance Championships (Jan. 20, Bayfront Convention Center)
- CHAMPIONSHIP: Hard Rockin' National Dance Championships (Jan. 21, Bayfront Convention Center)
- NATIONALS: Lake Erie National Cheer and Dance Championships (April 6-7, Erie Insurance Arena)
The total economic impact of all four Champion Cheer Central events is estimated to be $2.4 million.
“We’re excited to continue to host successful events in Erie and are looking forward to another great season in 2023-24,” said Heather Petz, co-owner of Champion Cheer Central. “The Erie Sports Commission and the rest of our local partners do a great job supporting all of our events, and I’m confident that we can continue to grow here for years to come.”
Champion Cheer Central has been operating cheerleading camps and cheer and dance competitions for nearly 30 years. Competitions are regularly hosted in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.
For more information, including spectator pricing, visit www.championcheercentral.com.
The Erie Sports Commission is committed to promoting the Erie region as a prime destination for sports and recreation. The major goals of the ESC are to attract, create, support, and host sporting and recreational events that have a positive economic impact on the region, and assist in maximizing the potential of all regional sports facilities and venues. The ESC strives to enhance the image of Erie by showcasing the community, promote wellness through healthy lifestyles, and improve the quality of life for community members of all ages.