January 12 – 16
2017 US Figure Skating Championships
In partnership with U.S. Figure Skating, the Kansas City Sports Commission, Visit KC and Sprint Center welcome the 2017 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships to Kansas City on Jan. 14-22, 2017. A diverse group of skaters, including current and future Olympians, will compete for the country’s highest honor in the sport.
Meet Met Boulevard Bike Ride
This community starts and at Boulevard Brewing Company and winds through Kansas City. Join a group of friends for a fun way to start the new year. Bundle up!
Winter Trails: A Nature Hike
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
On this hike, discover the beauty of the Midwestern winter landscape! Experience the sights and sounds of winter – the striking, almost lightning-like form of bare tree branches reaching out to a clear winter sky, the subtle beauty of a sea of dried prairie grasses, the quick flurry of native birds alighting in an evergreen tree. You’ll learn lots about the trees and animals you’ll encounter along the way. The nature trail is 3.25 miles, so be prepared with proper clothing and footwear. Bring binoculars too!
Ramsey Lewis Live
NEA Jazz Master and three-time GRAMMY® Award winning pianist Ramsey Lewis has been an iconic leader in the contemporary jazz movement for more than 50 years. He has recorded some 80 albums and has collaborated with groups ranging from Earth, Wind, and Fire to the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert is part of a series of events in connection with the commemoration of Martin Luther King Day by the Kansas City chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.