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Mankato Sports Commission

The Mankato Sports Commission is working hard to seek out new opportunities to bring tournaments and sporting events to greater Mankato and is offering services to facilitate a hassle-free event for you and your team.

March Sports Commission Recap

Alpine Skiing Championships

The Alpine Skiing Championships were held at Mount Kato on March 2nd. The event brought in kids from many different ski areas, including Welch Village, Buck Hill, Wild Mountain, Powder Ridge, Mount Kato. Athletes ranged from ages 6-18 and were given the opportunity to compete against the slopes in two Giant Slalom runs and two Slalom runs.

USA Curling Senior Men’s National Championships

The 2019 USA Curling Senior Men’s National Championships took place in Mapleton, MN from February 26th – March 2nd. Geoff Goodland and his team had a perfect 9-0 record over the weekend and will now represent the United States at the 2019 World Senior Championships in April, which will be held in Stavanger, Norway. Congratulations to Geoff and his team!

Upcoming Events

Some upcoming events for April include the C&N Sales Pool Tournament, the Mankato Gameday Competition, and the Bunny Spiel Curling Tournament.

Contact The Commissioner!

Joy Leafblad

Joy Leafblad

Sports Commission Director

Phone: 507-385-6663

Did you know? The Minnesota Vikings held training camp in Mankato from 1966-2017

Visit Mankato Named a SportsEvents Magazine's 2018 Readers' Choice Winner!

SportsEvents Media Group, the leading industry publication focused exclusively on helping sports event planners produce excellent competitions in the United States, has announced Visit Mankato has been recognized as a 2018 Readers' Choice Award winner. For more information about Visit Mankato's honor, click here.

Read the January 2018 magazine here.


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The Mankato Sports Commission is a member of the National Association of Sports Commissions