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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.

January Sports Commission Recap

“Bend of The River" Figure Skating Competition

The Bend of The River Competition was held by the Mankato Figure Skating Club on January 10th-11th. The competition allowed children and adults the opportunity to showcase their figure skating abilities in different age groups, and in singles or pairs. The All Seasons Arena hosted the competition located right here in Mankato. 


Anthony Ford Pond Hockey Classic 

On January 25th the annual Anthony Ford Hockey Classic was played at Spring Park. The hockey tournament is a fundraiser to fight against Pediatric Cancer in honor of young Anthony Ford. 

MNSU Campus Rec Duathlon

The MSU Campus Rec Indoor Duathlon was held on Feb 2nd. Held at the Mankato State University campus. The Mavericks event included both running and biking at the Otto Recreation Center.


Upcoming Events

The Mankorah Co-Ed Volleyball will be held on February 15th-16th, attracting competition from Minnesota and surrounding states. The competition is to bring various levels of competitors from around Minnesota and local states into one area to keep the tradition of volleyball in our area.

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