The Arnold SportsWorld Kids & Teens EXPO is a fun-filled two-day celebration of sports and fitness designed for children of all ages. The Arnold SportsWorld features more than 20 different sports with competitions and hands-on demonstrations so that children can see and try different activities.
The 2018 Arnold SportsWorld includes the following sports for attendees to try: Archery , Baseball, Basketball, Baton Twirling, Break Dancing, Dance Fitness, Disc Golf, Fencing, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey, Hip Hop, Jump Rope, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Krazy Martial Athletics, Table Tennis, Tennis.
Many of the sports are led by professional organizations such as the Columbus Blue Jackets (hockey), Columbus Clippers (baseball), and Ohio Machine (lacrosse) and more.
The Arnold SportsWorld also features 200 booths with the latest information on adventure camps, family fun events, youth health and fitness, nutrition and more. Also, a main stage hosts unique, non-stop competitions and entertainment for the entire family.
Highlighting the two-day, non-stop competitions and entertainment on the Arnold SportsWorld Stage will be: Arnold Quest For Talent Competition, Miss Arnold Teen Fitness Pageant, YMCA 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, Martial Arts Performance Team, Competitive Break Dancing and more.
Providing even more opportunities for attendees, young and old, to have fun at the Arnold SportsWorld are the Fun Zone Activities which include: Spartan Obstacle Course, Zip Lines, Virtual Reality and Video Games, Human Hamster Ball Races, Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course, SoccerPool and more.
The Arnold SportsWorld Kids and Teens EXPO is the featured event for youth at the Arnold Sports Festival, the largest multi-sport festival in the nation, which hosts more than 70 sports and events for 18,000 athletes (15,000 of which are youth) and 200,000 attendees.
Other Arnold Sports Festival events taking place at the Ohio Expo Center alongside the Arnold SportsWorld include competitions in Archery, Amateur Boxing, Baton Twirling, Cheerleading & Dance, Equestrian, Gymnastics, Power X, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, and XPC Powerlifting.
A Daily EXPO ticket for the Arnold Sports Festival ($15 in advance, $20 at the door) affords attendees admittance to nearly all events at the Ohio Expo Center and the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Youth 14 and under are FREE! Also, a complimentary shuttle service runs between the two venues helping attendees get back and forth for the duration of the festival.